Liberia:Commerce Ministry, Partners Identify Barriers to Trade

[New Liberia] As trade reforms continue under the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led government, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and collaborating institutions in the trade sector of Liberia yesterday convened a day-long meeting in Monrovia to determine issues and actions that are impeding trade and commerce in the country.

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Sierra Leone:How the Wealth From Diamonds Fails to Enrich Local Communities

[The Conversation Africa] Ever since diamonds were discovered in Sierra Leone in the 1930s, they have had a significant impact on the country – socially, politically and economically. This is partly to do with how they are extracted from the ground.

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Rwanda:Govt Maintains Tough Stance on Used Clothes

[New Times] The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as “Chagua”, but Rwanda says the U.S should not shift goals on what was agreed by the parties in 2015 when the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), pact was renewed.

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Africa:ACP Council Takes Key Positions On Migration, Trade, ACP-EU Relations

[ACP Group] Brussels, 11 December 2017/ ACP: Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States approved key policy and administrative actions for the organisation, while also taking a stand on major issues affecting ACP countries.

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