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28 November 2012
Swaziland: Major hike in reserves due to SACU revenue
Source: The Times of Swaziland
Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Swaziland
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Swaziland: SACU revenue to decrease by E1bn
Source: The Times of Swaziland
Employment, Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Swaziland
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Timber smuggling in Congo worries East Africa
Source: The Observer
Agricultural trade, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
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Trading your way out of poverty
Source: Irin
Agricultural trade, Cross-border trade, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
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Trevor Manuel urges Zimbabwe reforms
Source: NewsDay
South Africa, Zimbabwe
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World Bank gives Kenya $40m
Source: East African Business Week
Infrastructure finance, Kenya, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)
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27 November 2012
Angolan government plans to build 5,900 kilometres of highways
Source: MacauHub
Angola, Infrastructure finance, Logistics
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Climate risk capacity building in southern Africa: Namibia workshop
Source: SARVA
Agricultural trade, Climate change, Namibia
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EAC locks out South Sudan and Somalia
Source: Business Daily
East African Community (EAC), Intra-regional trade
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Europe must wake up or lose Africa to China – Grynberg
Source: The Botswana Gazette
China, Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), European Union (EU), Private sector, Value chain
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India, not China, steel output to drive coking coal: Clyde Russell
Source: Reuters
India, Mining, Mozambique
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Latest UNCTAD Investment Policy Monitor released
Source: UNCTAD
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
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Mozambique to limit state, local mining stakes for now
Source: Reuters
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Mining, Mozambique, Private sector
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Negotiators set for Cairo tripartite trade bloc talks
Source: Africa Review
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC), Kenya, Tripartite FTA
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Parley to appoint special commitee to probe BMC
Source: Mmegi
Agricultural trade, Parastatals
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Red lights flash for trade balance
Source: Business Day
South Africa, Trade data
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RETOSA has achieved very little - Minister
Source: Mmegi
Southern African Development Community (SADC), Tourism
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Stakeholders push for efficient private sector body
Source: The Citizen
Private sector, Tanzania
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Tanzania: Remittance inflows $10m last year, says Unctad report
Source: The Citizen
Remittances, Tanzania
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Trade Policy Review: East African Community
Source: WTO
East African Community (EAC), Private sector, Trade facilitation, World Trade Organisation (WTO)
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Treasury pushes Telkom Kenya to cut jobs, foreign executives
Source: Business Daily
Employment, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Information Communication Technology (ICT), Kenya, Parastatals
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UNCTAD: Remittances to poorest countries could play greater role in broadening and empowering their economies
Source: UNCTAD
Remittances
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26 November 2012
COMESA heads of state summit: communique
Source: Comesa
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Infrastructure finance, Intra-regional trade, One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs)
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COMESA summit: President Museveni's address
Source: The Independent
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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UNECA affirms commitment to implementation of Rio+20 outcomes
Source: Global Environmental Governance Project
Agricultural trade, Climate change, UNECA
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2012 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