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7 December 2010
Chinese companies plan to prospect for raw materials in Mozambique
Source: MacauHub
BRICS, Mining, Mozambique
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COMESA, EU sign 55million euros agreements
Source: Lusaka Times
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), European Union (EU)
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Corruption scuttles highway dualisation
Source: The Standard
DBSA, Logistics, North-South corridor, Zimbabwe
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Cosatu says no to IMF claim on pay demands
Source: The Star
Employment, IMF, South Africa
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Emerging economies renew investment interest
Source: Business Daily Africa
BRICS, East African Community (EAC), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
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Government calls on COMESA to harmonise seed trade
Source: Lusaka Times
Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
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High wage demands possibly causing job losses – IMF
Source: Engineering News
Employment, IMF, South Africa
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IFAD: Rural poverty report
Source: UN News Centre
Agricultural trade, Poverty
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Malawi economy could shrink 20%
Source: The Nation
Agricultural trade, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Malawi
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Mozambique "can become a middle income country"
Source: Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique
Mozambique, Poverty
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Nujoma suggests changes to visa requirements in Accra
Source: Windhoek Observer
Customs management, Intra-African trade, Namibia, Trade facilitation, West Africa
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One stop border post on the way
Source: Southern Times
Angola, Customs management, Namibia, Non-tariff barriers, One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs), South Africa
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South Africa to open new border posts
Source: RadioVOP
Customs management, Zimbabwe
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South Africans left divided as Walmart muscles its way in
Source: The Observer
Employment, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), South Africa
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Veep urges Africa to simplify investment laws
Source: Ghana News
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
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6 December 2010
"EAC not facing financial squeeze"’
Source: The East African
East African Community (EAC)
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Cabinet considers shortlist of Competition Authority CEO
Source: Mmegi
Botswana, Competitiveness, Private sector
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Comesa ministers to rule on Kenya’s export disputes
Source: Business Daily Africa
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Intra-regional trade, Non-tariff barriers
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East Africa gets ready for looming famine in 2011
Source: The East African
Agricultural trade, East African Community (EAC)
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Government meets donors as budget deficit widens
Source: The Citizen
Tanzania
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Government to create Shs90b road safety agency
Source: Daily Monitor
Logistics, Uganda
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IMF completes new Tanzania review
Source: The Citizen
IMF, Tanzania
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Kibaki: Allow free movement of food in EA
Source: The Citizen
Agricultural trade, East African Community (EAC), Intra-regional trade
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Kibaki: Small traders key to EA growth
Source: Daily Nation
Cross-border trade, East African Community (EAC), Informal sector, Intra-regional trade
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Lack of public trust worries private sector
Source: Tanzania Daily News
Private sector, Tanzania
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2010 Africa News

Early Closure of TMSA Programme: The Secretary of State of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has decided to terminate its financial contribution to TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA), as announced on 4 December 2013. As DFID is the sole financier of the TMSA programme of support to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite, TMSA will officially be closed from 17 March 2014 instead of 31 October 2014. For more information about the TMSA closure, and for a summary of some of the more notable successes of the Tripartite achieved with TMSA support, please click here