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Africa & Middle East

Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa and the Middle East.


End of Tanzania, Netherlands pact nears
The preferential protection of bilateral investments between Tanzania and the Netherlands is likely to cease next month but the protection for investments made before the date of termination continues to apply for a period of 15 years (until 1 April 2034).
Qatar seeks free trade deal with Iraq in meeting with PM
Qatar would like to sign a free trade agreement with Iraq to exchange, encourage, and protect investments between the two countries.
Shell put Nigeria under pressure with ISDS process to obtain oil field OPL 245
Shell used the investment agreement between the Netherlands and Nigeria to obtain a lucrative oil field at remarkably good conditions.
Angola: Prime Minister of São - Tomé wants strategic partnership
The Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe wants a new era of cooperation with Angola, building on the investment protection agreement that was signed in 1995.
Why East Africa needs new funding sources
Seatini said East African countries should find alternative ways to finance development projects rather than depend on public-private partnerships and bilateral investment treaties, which have cost the region dearly.
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.
Ukraine and Israel sign massive free trade agreement
The expectation is that this deal will bring trade between the two countries to over $1 billion within five years.
What the US-Africa strategy means for SA and the continent
The US-Africa Strategy seeks to re-position the US and bring it to par with China and Russia.
Why free trade will be a disaster for Africa
African countries, backed by the EU, want internal and external free trade, which will wreck local agriculture, and rural economies and societies.
Ecuador keen on strengthening trade relations with Qatar
Ecuador has “prioritised” efforts to sign bilateral investment treaty and trade agreement with Qatar.

    Links


  • African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) legal texts and policy documents
    Tralac’s page on the African Continental Free Trade Area
  • SEATINI Uganda
    The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) is a regional non-governmental organization founded in 1996 soon after the WTO Singapore Ministerial Conference — mainly focusing on WTO, but also bilateral and regional trade negotiations in Africa.
  • SEATINI Zimbabwe
    The Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) is an African initiative to strengthen Africa’s capacity to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system and to better manage the process of globalization.