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21 November 2012
UNSC adopts India initiated statement to curb piracy
Source: Zee News
Logistics, Non-tariff barriers, Ports infrastructure
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White Zim farmer lauds AU rights ruling
Source: News24
African Union, Agricultural trade, Land policy, Zimbabwe
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20 November 2012
Coal exports not enough to wipe out Mozambique’s trade deficit
Source: MacauHub
Mining, Mozambique, Trade data
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Comesa business gurus meet Tuesday to discuss role of SMEs
Source: Daily Monitor
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Private sector
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COMESA deal to boost exports
Source: New Vision
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Intra-African trade, Intra-regional trade, Private sector, Uganda
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Comesa: Ugandan PM opens Kampala summit
Source: New Vision
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Intra-African trade, Tripartite FTA
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East Africa: Traders reel from cargo clearance bribes
Source: Business Daily must read
Cross-border trade, Customs management, East African Community (EAC), Logistics, Non-tariff barriers, Private sector
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ECOWAS, partners to improve business climate in West Africa
Source: AfriqueJet
Intra-regional trade, One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs), Private sector, West Africa
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G20 Trade and Investment Promotion Summit 2012: outcomes
Source: Goverment of Mexico
G20, Trade facilitation, World Trade Organisation (WTO)
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Growth strategies for Africa in a changing world: TICAD V input
Source: Policy Dialogues
Aid effectiveness, Mining, Political economy, Private sector, Trade facilitation
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In South Sudan, plunder preserves a fragile peace
Source: Reuters must read
Aid effectiveness, Civil society, Governance, South Sudan
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Museveni begs donors over aid cuts
Source: Daily Monitor
Aid effectiveness, Governance, Uganda
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Nairobi Statement on EPAs
Source: TWN Africa
Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
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Tanzania's budget support partners fail to honour deal
Source: The Citizen
Aid effectiveness, Tanzania
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Traders want pre-import inspection policy scrapped
Source: Daily Monitor
Customs management, Private sector, Uganda
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Zimbabwe is new Kavango-Zambezi chair
Source: The Times of Zambia
Development corridor, Zimbabwe
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19 November 2012
A four degree warmer world
Source: Irin
Climate change
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Biti blasts banks
Source: The Herald
Private sector, Zimbabwe
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Dollar shortage stalls Kenya’s trade with Southern Sudan
Source: Business Daily
Cross-border trade, Intra-regional trade, Kenya, Private sector, South Sudan
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EAC eyes joint infrastructure development
Source: The Citizen
East African Community (EAC), Infrastructure finance
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Economic integration: to expand or to deepen?
Source: AfDB must read
African Development Bank (AfDB), Intra-regional trade, Regional integration
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Enough in the Nile to share, little to waste
Source: Irin
Agricultural trade, Ethiopia, Infrastructure finance
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Govt to audit foreign workers in private sector
Source: IPPMedia
Employment, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Private sector, Tanzania
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Grant from Holland for Zambezi Valley
Source: Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique
Agricultural trade, Development corridor, Infrastructure finance, Mozambique
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Informal cross border trade in Africa: implications and policy recommendations
Source: AfDB
African Development Bank (AfDB), Cross-border trade, Customs management, Inclusive growth, Informal sector, Intra-regional trade
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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