Tag: trade

Africa: Nigeria-South Africa Trade Hits U.S.$2.9 Billion

June 16, 2021
The volume of trade between Nigeria and South Africa hit $2.9 billion last year with expectation of it rising further with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Nigeria’s Consul General, Malik Abdul, in a statement noted that Nigeria accounts for 64 per cent of South Africa’s trade in West Africa and is one

Africa: AfCFTA – Africa Opens for Free Trade

January 8, 2021
African countries opened their markets to each other on 1st January under the continental free trade agreement and now duty-free trading of goods across borders is underway despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other teething problems that need sorting out for a smoother full rollout. The new market, created under the African Continental Free Trade Area

Angola Readies to Join Continental Trade Area

January 4, 2021
Luanda — The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) opened last Friday, January 1, 2021, which is an initiative of the African Union (AU) that foresees an increase in trade among member countries. The Republic of Angola may not start, on that same day, to carry out free trade under the Agreement, taking into account

South Africa: Unregulated International Trade in Reptiles Threatens South Africa’s Vulnerable Species

December 11, 2020
The majority of South Africa’s snakes that are exported are wild-sourced and, along with most indigenous lizards, are not CITES-listed, meaning they can be moved out of the country without having to declare the source as either wild or captive-bred. This article was supplied by the Conservation Action Trust. A new report, Plundered – South

Africa: A Manchester Trade Paper: Despite the Dislocation of Covid, Africa Defies the Odds with the Commencement of AfCFTA Trading on January 1, 2021

December 8, 2020
A Growth Engine for the Next Fifty Years Even though a particularly disruptive global pandemic has had a negative effect on global trade, economic activity, and international cooperation, there is a bright spot shining from Africa. The continent is now on the verge of entering into a free trade regime that should stimulate intra-Africa trade

Africa: Leveraging Trade to End Hunger

December 8, 2020
Rome — FAO’s Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP) today organized a special event to discuss the importance of food and agricultural trade for ending global hunger, seeking to identify critical trade-offs associated with different policy measures and possible priorities for action. “We are only nine seasons away from 2030,” said the FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu,

Africa: Time for a Reset for U.S.-Africa Trade Relations

December 4, 2020
Washington, DC — The African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a Game Changer Key Points: The new African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will bring economic development across the continent, as well as significant opportunities for American companies looking to do business there. The United States should negotiate a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Africa.

Trump and Biden trade COVID-19 attacks on the campaign trail

October 24, 2020
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden traded coronavirus barbs over on the campaign trail Saturday, with Election Day looming a little over one week away. As Trump hopscotched through three different battleground states – North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin – Biden trained his fire on Pennsylvania, which he aims to take back for

Impeachment, Trade, Self-Care: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

January 3, 2020
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit...Erin Schaff/The New York Times1. It was a historic day in Washington as lawmakers unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump. The move brings a sitting president to the brink…

Montgomery, Ala., Was a Hub of the Slave Trade and a Center of the Civil Rights Movement. It’s About to Swear in Its First Black Mayor

November 12, 2019
Hanging on the wall in Steven L. Reed’s old office as Montgomery County’s probate judge was a photo of his father, Joseph L. Reed, sitting next to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. at Maggie Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., in 1967. The two men are not merely sitting together by accident. They…