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Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Africa.

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Tunisia to review free trade agreement with Turkey
Tunisia’s ministry of Trade is set to amend a free trade agreement with Turkey, believed detrimental to the North African country, reports say.
Whitman says US-Kenya bilateral trade pact to be concluded by end of year
United States Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman has revealed that the US-Kenya bilateral trade agreement is set to be concluded by the end of the year as a pace setter for Africa.
Russian Federation includes Morocco in North African free trade zone project
During a meeting with his Cabinet of Ministers, president Putin announced his intention to sign free trade agreements with several North African countries, namely Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.
Confidential document reveals SA fears that AGOA trade pact status is under threat
In a confidential discussion note seen by Daily Maverick, South Africa admits its status as a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act is under threat.
Australian firm wins $109m compensation against Tanzania
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has ordered Tanzania to pay more than $109 million to a group of companies fronted by Australian miner Indiana Resources Ltd in compensation for the controversial 2018 expropriation of a nickel mine project in Tanzania.
Katherine Tai to visit Kenya for US – EAC trade talks
The United States Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, is set to travel to Nairobi from July 17 – 19. She will co-lead a meeting of the U.S. – East African Community (EAC) Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA Council).
See why Kenya’s new deal with the European Union is making the rest of East Africa uneasy
Concerned about a recent agreement Kenya and the European Union (EU) agreed into, the East African Business Council (EABC) is uneasy.
Air Tanzania plane seized in the Netherlands released, returns home
Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) plane that was seized in the Netherlands after a Swedish firm won a $165 million award against Tanzania has been released, says the government.
Kenya-EU trade deal: Why the East African Community was left out
Kenya’s President William Ruto hailed his country’s "remarkable partnership" with the European Union (EU) as the two sides inked a 25-year trade deal, but it has raised questions about East African unity.
Regional NGOs warn Kenya on EU trade deal
Eastern and Southern African trade promotion organisations are asking Kenya to withdraw from its recent agreement with the European Union to implement the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).


  • 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.