[Citizen] Dodoma -Two days after the US Trade Representative announced that Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda risk losing access to the American market through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) following plans by the East African member states to ban imports of second-hand clothes and shoes, a former Cabinet minister has asked the government to take the issue seriously.
[Daily News] The government should continue with plans to ban imports of second-hand clothes so as to promote domestic textiles despite the risks of losing access to the US market under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a leader of business lobby group has said.
[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice - President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, received in his office at the Council of Ministers Thursday the American Charge d'Affaires to Khartoum, Steven Koutsis, and discussed progress of the Sudanese - American relations and the issue of the lifting of the American sanctions which is expected to be on July 12, 2017.
[Radio Dabanga] Washington -In a pamphlet entitled The Missing Track, published in anticipation of the Trump administration's imminent decisions on Sudan sanctions, the Enough Project, which aims to counter genocide and crimes against humanity, has urged for a re-think of the policy framework between the USA and Sudan.
[ENOUGH] As a July decision approaches on whether to permanently remove most sanctions on Sudan, the Trump administration should properly evaluate progress, or lack thereof, on each of the five tracks on which progress is required, and the administration should not privilege any single track over others. Enough's view is that the evidence available concerning multiple tracks is inconclusive. Combined with the fact that key senior Trump administration officials responsible for Africa policy are not yet in plac
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda will proceed with the planned phase-out of importation of second-hand clothes despite the threats that it could lead to a review of eligibility to access duty-free access to the American market.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The trial has commenced and lawyers representing the Republic of Liberia are expected to produce the seven vehicles claimed to have been stolen from the United States, but the vehicles, FrontPageAfrica has learned, are in the custody of the United States Embassy in Monrovia, but the Embassy is skeptical about releasing the vehicles to the Government of Liberia due to lack of confidence in the justice and security sectors.
[AIM] Washington, DC -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said in Washington on Thursday that the liquefied natural gas project undertaken by a consortium headed by the American company Anadarko in the Rovuma Basin, off the coast of the northern province of Cabo Delgado, is on the right path, and by the end of the year key decisions should be taken so that the consortium can advance with financing an implementation.