As had been earlier on predicted, the COVID-19 pandemic turned out to be one of the trade-related issues to be deliberated on at the 40th Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government. At the end of this successful debut virtual 40th Summit hosted by Mozambique in Maputo, from the […]
Introduction The broad objective of the Africa Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments, paving the way for accelerating the establishment of the Continental Customs Union. The success of AFCFTA will among other issues depend on the smooth […]
At a time when African Union (AU) is encouraging member states to meanwhile put in place tentative national flanking policies to support their local businesses trade better once implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) takes off, Botswana has since taken a huge historical step forward in this direction. Represented by its Ministry responsible […]
Most countries in the SADC region are landlocked and do not have direct access to seaports, examples are Zimbabwe, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Goods exported from and imported to these countries pass through third party countries to the seaports. Goods coming from Beira port or Durban and destined for the DRC pass […]
Egypt reported the first confirmed Covid 19 case in Africa and the second was in Algiers. Both cases were reported in February 2020. As the pandemic spread across Africa, regional economic communities (RECs) in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) started to publish administrative guidelines to facilitate movement of goods and services during the Covid 19 […]
The upcoming budget for the Chicago Public Schools will rely on $500 million in yet-to-be-enacted pension savings by Illinois, school officials said on Monday.