Southern African Development Community


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Southern African Development Community

An international organization that promotes economic development and integration for 15 countries in southern Africa. It encourages regional trade, common security measures and coordination on health policy, among other things. It was established in 1980 as the Southern African Development Coordination Conference and took its current name in 1992.
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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Committee of Central Banks' Governors is meeting in the Atlantic coastal town of Swakopmund in central Namibia this week to promote closer co-operation among central banks within the region.
Editors Morna, Rama, Makamure, and Makaya-Magarangoma of the Southern African Development Community present this assessment of gender equality in Africa in 2013.
Eleven Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states are expected to participate in the meeting, which convenes yearly to discuss topical economic and social developments in the region.EeEe This year, the meeting will focus on inclusive growth owing to the regionaACAOs impressive economic performance, its bountiful natural resources and how this can translate into employment and sustainable development, the ECA said in a statement.
Bank representative, Ebrima Faal emphasized the developmental impact of the project: "This project is important for Namibia and for the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The Southern African Development Community however have called for the imposed sanctions to be removed noting they were satisfied with the "free and peaceful harmonized elections" in Zimbabwe.
We were joined by the Heads and senior official of the following organisations: East African Community, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, Economic Community of Central African States, Economic Community of West African States, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Arab Maghreb Union, Southern African Development Community, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
"Having failed to reach a consensus, we are leaving the matter in the hands of the former heads of state of SADC (Southern African Development Community) countries to help mediate," Chiume said.
The code is in the process of being adopted by the 15 countries in the Southern African Development Community and says "there is astonishment and disbelief that such a building technique has been successfully used in a modern office building in the UK."
The 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) backed her candidacy.
Marc Ravalomanana," the Southern African Development Community said in a statement issued on Monday following a weekend summit.
Leaders in the 15-country Southern African Development Community (SADC) are to meet Saturday evening, the South African Foreign Ministry said.
The mine is the company's second diamond producing mine in the Southern African Development Community.
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