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30 December 2011
2011: The year Malawi struggled to export
Source: The Daily Times
Agricultural trade, Malawi
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A free floating shilling is Kenya’s best option for long-term stability
Source: Business Daily must read
Currency volatility, Kenya
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Beitbridge: Human, vehicular traffic volume increases
Source: The Chronicle
Cross-border trade, Zimbabwe
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Can South Asia benefit from the 'Asian Century'?
Source: The Financial Express
Comparative perspectives, Regional integration
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Experts form a regional agricultural trade policy advisory forum
Source: EAGC
Agricultural trade, East African Community (EAC)
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Is BHP Billiton’s cluster-programme in Chile relevant for Africa’s mining industry?
Source: The Policy Practice
Diversification, Industrial policy, Mining, Private sector
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Lesotho's economy catches flu - from Big Brother's sneeze
Source: Africa Renewal
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Lesotho, Remittances, South Africa, Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
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Low uptake of CBK bond may stall Sh20bn projects
Source: Daily Nation
Infrastructure finance, Kenya
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New railway planned to boost Lamu-Sudan link
Source: Daily Nation
Cross-border trade, East African Community (EAC), Kenya, Logistics
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Oil takes blame as trade deficit tops expectations
Source: Business Day
Cross-border trade, Intra-African trade, South Africa
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Over 7000 citizens detained for attempting cross border violations
Source: Angola Press
Angola, Cross-border trade, Customs management
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The (land) matrix
Source: Business Insight Malaya
Agricultural trade, Land policy
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Vale enters mining sector in Ethiopia
Source: 2Merkato.com
Brazil, BRICS, Ethiopia, Mining
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Worst currency lifts South African exporters as growth slows
Source: Bloomberg
Currency volatility, South Africa
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Zim delegation seeks partnerships with UK business community
Source: The Chronicle
Private sector, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
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29 December 2011
Africa trade shields SA from euro slowdown
Source: Business Day must read
Cross-border trade, Intra-African trade, Intra-regional trade, South Africa, Trade diplomacy
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Changing land laws, policies to suit needs of locals, investors
Source: IPPMedia
Agricultural trade, Civil society, Energy sector, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Land policy, Mozambique
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City traders to boycott banking over high costs
Source: Daily Monitor
Currency volatility, Private sector, Uganda
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Construction sector survives economic slump with sustained growth
Source: Tanzania Daily News
Private sector
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Farmers clash with millers over duty-free maize imports
Source: Business Daily
Agricultural trade, Kenya
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Fitch: Africa's growing trade and financial links with China
Source: Reuters
BRICS, China, Trade diplomacy, Trade facilitation
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Kenya inflation rate drops for first time this year
Source: Daily Nation
Currency volatility
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Leveraging human capacity and financing from the Diaspora: which migration policies for Africa in the 21st century?
Source: AfDB
African Development Bank (AfDB), Employment, Migration, Remittances
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Maputo bus company making heavy losses
Source: Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique
Mozambique
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Reprieve for regional bank in Sh219bn case
Source: The Citizen
East African Community (EAC)
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2011 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