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Trade in giraffe to be regulated

Countries voted overwhelmingly to regulate international trade in giraffe and body parts, overcoming objections by southern African states and drawing praise from conservationists. The...

Outrage at Burundi “slave trade” slur

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UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet expressed outrage at comments by Burundi's ambassador in New York comparing the chairman of a UN...

Unions in Nigeria strike

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Nigeria's main unions started an indefinite nationwide strike over the minimum wage, after talks with government broke down, the leader of an...

Britain committed to free trade with Kenya

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Britain is committed to free trade with Kenya after it leaves the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on a...

Illegal ivory breezes past EU law – campaign group

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In spite of a ban, illegal ivory trading still flourishes in the European Union, as traders use a loophole allowing exchange of...

Illegal cigarette trade costs South Africa millions

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South Africa has become one of the biggest markets for illegal cigarette sales and loses out on seven billion rand a year...

Small arms valued at $6 billion traded internationally

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According to the Small Arms Trade Barometer's last survey the international trade in small arms in worth "at least $ 6 billion"...

China, Africa trade and investment off to a flying start in...

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China's trade with African countries rose nearly 20% in the first quarter from a year earlier, while its direct investment in the...

Taiwan says Nigeria wants it to move its trade office from...

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Taiwan has objected to a Nigerian request to the island nation to relocate its representative office in the African country, a request...

Ivory trade debate resurfaces as southern Africa’s elephants thrive

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South Africa's Kruger National Park is littered in places with the trunks of trees uprooted and stripped of bark by a surging...

Botswana breaks ranks with neighbours on ivory trade

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Botswana, home to the world's largest elephant population, will break ranks with its southern African neighbours and not support bids at an...

Herders suffer as Nigerian army shut cattle trade to fight Boko...

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A Nigerian government push to strangle the Boko Haram insurgency has shut down the cattle trade that sustained the city of Maiduguri,...

United States signs Arms Trade Treaty

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Eighteen countries, including the United States, have signed a new treaty regulating international trade in conventional arms on the sidelines of the...

Military trade unions – is there room for them in the...

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It's an open secret neither the Defence Ministry nor the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is in favour of trade unions...

“SA the gateway to Africa”

I have often pondered whether South Africa is indeed the "gateway to Africa" we like to imagine we are. My conclusion is...

EU expects secure trade deal with U.S. – De Gucht

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The European Union expects to sign a cargo security pact with the United States on Tuesday to help persuade the U.S. Congress...

North-south Sudan tensions hamper Nile trade

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Standing by his truckful of onions at the bustling Nile port of Kosti, Sudanese trader Omar Sheikh hopes shipping his goods to...

Africa trade bloc COMESA mulls regional infrastructure bond

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The African regional trade bloc Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is considering issuing a regional infrastructure bond and is...

Barriers curb trade in East Africa common market

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Border delays and the absence of enforceable means to settle disputes and promote integration are hindering the opening up of trade in...

South Africa’s Zuma launches Africa’s biggest free trade bloc

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South African President Jacob Zuma launched Africa's biggest free trade bloc aimed at enhancing cooperation between 26 nations to boost economies in...

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