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Join EFSA at the SAITEX Exhibition and Conference on 19-21 June 2022 EFSA will have a session on the 21 June at SAITEX. We’ll also have a stand – join us then! https://dmgemsforms.com/Saitexreg/?utm_source=everlytic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=retarget-12april&utm_content=&utm_term=CN=retarget-12april/SN=everlytic   World Customs Organisation Academy Offers e-learning Courses The WCO is offering courses on customs procedures: https://academy.wcoomd.org/shop/?filter_product-type=standalone&product_cat=harmonized-system&mc_cid=11aa158a8c&mc_eid=13b89cabde   UNAOC Fellowships 2022 Calling…

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New Pan-African Advisory Committee on Digital Trade

Afreximbank, the African Union Commission (AUC), and African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA), have established a digital policy working group to serve as a high-level platform and point of contact for public-private sector engagement on African Digital policy issues in the context of the rapidly evolving digital economy of Africa. The working group was…

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Red & Yellow Creative School of Business expands to Mauritius-based Honoris Educational Network

Red and Yellow, SA’s leading authority in digital marketing education, has agreed with the Mauritius-based Honoris Educational Network to offer digital marketing to Mauritius students, starting July 2022. This is the first international expansion for Red & Yellow. It also celebrates the introduction of the island’s first-ever, fully online digital marketing course. This expansion cements…

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The Financial Times Ranks Fast Growing Companies in Africa for the First Time

The inaugural FT annual ranking of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Companies provides a snapshot of the corporate landscape on a continent where technology, fintech, and support-service businesses have had to adapt to a radically altered environment. Chief among the recent challenges has been operating within the lockdowns introduced by many African governments to combat COVID. The economic…

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India Grows Its Trading Relationship with Africa

According to the Brookings Institute, India and Africa’s partnership has experienced a revival in recent years, especially during the COVID pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has made moves that indicate its intention for India to become Africa’s biggest partner. Building on a growing trade and investment portfolio, India now has a strategy with clear…

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Transport Infrastructure Improvements Underway

This Newsletter has tended to concentrate on telecom improvements, but we should not forget that, slowly but surely, Africa’s roads are being addressed with major projects. Efforts to upgrade connections between main cities and hubs are mostly driven by RECs. The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently announced it had secured the $15.6bn to fund a…

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SA Now Exported More to Rest of Africa in 2021 than to EU; and news of the AfCFTA

According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa’s exports to Africa surpassed those to the European Union in 2021.  SA has also agreed to Malabo Declaration Commitment 5, which calls on African states to triple trade in agricultural commodities and services and fast-track the continental free trade area (AfCFTA), and transition to…

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News from the RECS

Work continues to bring the SADC, EAC, and COMESA closer together. Meanwhile, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is urging Malawi to complete the process of ratifying the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement (TFTA). The trade agreement will facilitate the free movement of goods, services, and business persons among COMESA member states…

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