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AfCFTA holds key to strengthening UAE-Africa trade
The new African Continental Free Trade Area is not only a symbol of the continent’s business resilience but is rapidly reshaping global as well as intra-Africa trade to deepen the longstanding relationship between Africa and Dubai.
Rwanda, Mozambique ink trade, investment pact
Rwanda and Mozambique have signed an agreement that will boost their economic development through trade and investment activities.
Xiplomacy: Xi-proposed "eight major initiatives" facilitate China-Africa trade
At the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in September 2018, Chinese President proposed that China would launch eight major initiatives in close collaboration with African countries.
Bye-bye regional implementation, hello variable geometry
The EU-Kenya agreement to implement the Economic Partnership Agreement originally planned with the entire East African Community unties the Gordian knot between its supporters and opponents among African countries in the short term, but has long-term consequences beyond the divergence of tariffs towards the EU.
How ‘blood mineral’ traders in Rwanda are helping fund Congo rebels – and undermining global supply chains
New evidence from a UN report and a high-profile investor arbitration case is casting a spotlight on Rwanda’s role in sophisticated smuggling networks that extract gold and coltan from Congolese conflict zones and funnel the strategically important minerals illicitly into global supply chains.
DR Congo, Rwanda sign three agreements on bilateral cooperation
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda signed on Saturday three agreements on bilateral cooperation after a meeting between the two heads of state in Goma.
The free trade vision and its fallacies: the case of the African Continental Free Trade Area
Some economists suggest that the liberalization of trade will result in an unequal distribution of losses and profit gains while economically dislocating a large number of workers in import-competing sectors.
Rwanda pursues two-pronged approach in agreement with UK
Rwanda has been chairing the EAC negotiations with the UK and is also pursuing a bilateral post-Brexit trade deal with the UK that aims to replicate the European Union’s “Everything but Arms" scheme.
East Africa: UK seeks trade pact with Rwanda, EAC
The United Kingdom is seeking to enter into a trade pact with the East African Community member countries.
Rwanda, CAR sign bilateral pacts
Rwandan and Central African Presidents witnessed the signing of a bilateral investment treaty.
Rwanda ratifies Tripartite Free Trade Area agreement
Members of the Lower House approved the agreement establishing a Tripartite Free Trade Area among the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community, and the Southern African Development Community.
US investors demand $96m for loss of Rwanda contracts
A group of US investors have taken Rwanda to an international court, seeking compensation of $95 million after the government seized their mining concessions, effectively denying them operating licences.
MPs endorse Rwanda-Qatar investment treaty
Rwandan Members of Parliament kicked off their ordinary sessions by approving a bilateral investment treaty between Rwanda and Qatar.
Rwanda faces suit over cancelled mining concession
Rwanda faces an international arbitration suit filed by two American firms contesting the cancellation of their mining concession.
Singapore deepens ties with Kenya, Rwanda
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam meets their govt leaders, discusses ways to boost cooperation in various areas.
Singapore’s Deputy PM in Rwanda for a two-day working visit
Singapore and Rwanda will sign an agreement on bilateral investment treaty.
Uganda will not sign either African free trade agreement soon
It is not yet clear why Museveni decided to cancel the trip, but local commentators believe that this suggests the deterioration of relations between Kigali and Kampala.
Rwanda: AU summit to discuss continental free trade area agreement - Official
The upcoming 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government from January 28 to 29 is expected to receive a progress report on the status of negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Rwanda needs its own Bilateral Investment Treaty model
If Rwanda clings to BIT approach, its scope should be limited. Alternatively, it can embark on a more attractive investment climate in lieu of BITs.
Kenya, Rwanda sign free trade pact with Europe
Kenya teamed up with Rwanda to sign a free trade pact with European Union in Brussels today in a move calculated to cajole other East African Community states to beat the September 30 deadline.