World Trade Organization

By IndepthAfrica
In African Union (AU)
Jan 25th, 2013
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President Mwai Kibaki arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday afternoon for a three day official visit. The plane carrying the President and his delegation touched down at Bole International Airport shortly after 12:00 noon. On arrival, the President was received by high ranking Ethiopian Government...
By IndepthAfrica
In African Union (AU)
Jan 25th, 2013
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SINGAPORE: The government has appointed Mr Vanu Gopala Menon as Singapore’s first Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union. He will reside in Singapore and continue to be Deputy Secretary (Southeast Asia and International Organisations) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore (MFA)....
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 16th, 2013
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Ethiopia may be eligible to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by 2014, according to officials at the organisation. The announcement that the country may be able to join the WTO within the next two years was made by Pascal Lamy, out-going Director General of the organisation while visiting Ethio...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Sep 12th, 2012
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(Reuters)Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is battling to reform one of the world’s most corrupt nations without support from the shadowy “godfathers” who wield power from behind the scenes. Summoned by President Goodluck Jonathan last year to restore some order to Niger...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2012
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by Chukwuma Charles Soludo At issue in both Berlin and Brussels is whether or not Africa can be allowed latitude to conduct trade, industrial and development policies for its own development or for the development of Europe. A major difference is that the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), unlik...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 29th, 2012
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Chukwuma Charles Soludo Will Europe underdevelop Africa again? Almost all the flexibilities in policy choice that Africa and other developing countries won under the WTO are lost under the EPAs Africa is in trouble. Its future is once again on the table, and it is Europe that holds the ace. Unlike th...
By benim
In Economy
May 31st, 2011
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Without a fundamental change in approach from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to prioritize the needs of developing nations, the stalled Doha round of trade negotiations will not be concluded in 2011, South African trade and industry minister Rob Davies said on Monday. Addressing a media briefing ...
By benim
In East Africa
Apr 15th, 2011
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United We Stand, Divided We Fall,” was the theme for the Ethiopian government’s Five-Year Growth and Transformation Plan Convention in Harlem this past Saturday. Both government and opposition supporters came out to fill the seats at the convention, while protesters held a demonstration outside. New ...
By benim
In Business
Feb 10th, 2011
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The World Trade Organization probably won’t insist that Ethiopia open up all its key industries to international competition in order to become a member, a senior WTO official said. Stalled eight-year-old negotiations to join the Geneva- based body are about to resume in Africa’s second-most populous...
By benim
In Libya
Nov 29th, 2010
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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi warned the European Union on Monday that Africa would turn to other trade partners if the EU continued to impose terms for cooperation. Gaddafi’s warning, at an EU-Africa summit attended by senior European officials, echoed complaints from some other African leader...