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France, US agree to extend digital tax row talks

Paris, France | AFP | Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on digital giants to the end of the year, postponing Washington’s threat of sanctions against Paris, a French diplomatic source said Monday. The source said the French and …

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UK PM raises visas in pitch for post-Brexit trade with Africa

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson told African leaders Monday that Britain would be more open to migrants from their continent after Brexit as he hosted a summit intended to boost trading ties. He also promised an end to direct UK state investment in thermal coal mining …

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Kadaga, Ethiopian counterpart call for improved transport infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and her Ethiopian counterpart Tagesse Chafo have called for improved transport infrastructure across the African continent in order to ease movement of persons and improve trade.    The two Speakers observed a need to improve the existing road, rail and …

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Museveni, Tshisekedi commit to boost security, trade and social welfare

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | President Museveni and Felix Tshisekedi, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have committed to boost security, trade and social welfare through stronger ties. Tshisekedi is on a three-day visit to Uganda.   In a joint press conference at Statehouse Entebbe on Saturday, the …

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DRC’s Tshisekedi to visit Uganda, business top on agenda

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Felix Antoine Tshisekedi will Saturday November 9, 2019 preside over the 1st Uganda – DRC Business Forum, in what will be the highlight of his three-day state visit. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) president is expected in the country in time for the forum …

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COMMENT: Tariffs and Intra-Africa trade

  Significant reduction or elimination of tariffs would boost intra-Africa trade to more than 50% COMMENT | Damali Ssali |  There are several factors that influence the value and volume of trade. However, tariffs on tradeable goods and services are one of the most significant. International trade grew dramatically in the …

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