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31 December 2013
Africa fund intends to raise $2b in 2014
Source: China Daily
China, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Infrastructure finance, Private sector, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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African agriculture needs trade not aid
Source: SciDev.net
Agricultural trade, Aid effectiveness
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Gulf states seek food security in Europe, US, after African problems
Source: Reuters
Agricultural trade, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Land policy, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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South Africa's November 2013 trade data: R10bn surplus with BLNS states
Source: South African Revenue Service
Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Swaziland, Trade data
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Zim to align road rules with Sadc
Source: The Herald
Logistics, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe: 800 firms meet January deadline
Source: The Herald
Private sector, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Zimbabwe
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30 December 2013
African countries move closer to single trade bloc
Source: Business Daily
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC), Intra-African trade, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Tripartite FTA
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Aid to Africa: the changing context
Source: UNU-WIDER
Aid effectiveness, Industrial policy, Mining, Political economy, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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China, AfDB top state’s list of project financiers
Source: Daily Nation
African Development Bank (AfDB), China, Infrastructure finance, Kenya
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Economic prospects looking up, but low export earnings, mounting deficit could rain on parade
Source: The EastAfrican
Currency volatility, East African Community (EAC), Kenya, Tanzania, Trade data
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Farmers in Mozambique fear Brazilian-style agriculture
Source: Inter Press Service
Agricultural trade, Brazil, Land policy, Mozambique, Nacala Corridor, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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IMF fears Zambia may slip back into debt trap
Source: The Post
IMF, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Zambia
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KK Airport to record a million passengers by end of 2013
Source: The Post
Aviation, Logistics, Zambia
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SEZ committee set up
Source: The Herald
Special economic zone, Zimbabwe
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Waiting for the rains, Zambia grapples with climate change
Source: Inter Press Service
Agricultural trade, Climate change, Zambia
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29 December 2013
Surge in arrivals at Beitbridge
Source: The Herald
Customs management, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Zimbabwe
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27 December 2013
Investment in Mozambique’s natural resources sector nearly $2bn in 2013
Source: MacauHub
Energy sector, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Mozambique
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Mauritius' economic diplomacy premised on its appurtenance to Africa
Source: Government of Mauritius
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Mauritius, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Trade facilitation
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Vietnam-South Africa trade rises 17% this year
Source: VOV Online
South Africa, Trade data
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World Bank expertise roped in for implementing ocean economy roadmap
Source: Government of Mauritius
Diversification, Mauritius
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Zambia to benefit from WTO single trade window
Source: Zambia Daily Mail
Trade facilitation, World Trade Organisation (WTO), Zambia
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26 December 2013
Africa’s rising exposure to China: how large are spillovers through trade?
Source: IMF
Angola, China, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Trade data, Trade facilitation
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Bangkok Declaration on regional economic cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific
Source: UN News Centre
Comparative perspectives, Regional integration
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EPCCI hails Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia railway operators deal
Source: The Post
Logistics, Malawi, Mozambique, Railways, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Zambia
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Government to deploy mineral inspectors in northern border posts
Source: IPPMedia
Customs management, Mining, Tanzania
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2013 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