Author: Muzinge Chibomba

Ministers Endorse Procedures to Establish COMESA Health Desk

Ministers responsible for health from the COMESA region have adopted Rules of Procedure to guide the establishment of a COMESA health desk and a regional statutory committee on health matters. This follows the recommendations by the 42nd COMESA Council of Ministers Meeting held in November 2021 which directed that a committee on health be established.…
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Saudi Seeks New Investments in COMESA

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seeks to enhance relations with countries in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa by establishing new areas of investment and development through the COMESA Secretariat. On Thursday, 9 June 2022 the Advisor in the Royal Court of the Saudi Kingdom, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Kattan, visited…
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Joint AU-COMESA-EAC High-Level Pre-Election Assessment Mission to Kenya

COMESA recently participated in a Joint Pre-Election Assessment Mission to Kenya ahead of the August 9, 2022 General elections. The high-level mission was headed by H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye former President of Burundi and current Chairperson of the African Union Panel of the Wise. The purpose of the Mission was to assess the state of preparedness…
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e-COMESA Newsletter 693

e-COMESA Newsletter 693

e-COMESA Newsletter 693

e-COMESA Newsletter 693

Burundi Reaffirms Support to COMESA

President Evariste Ndaishimiye of Burundi has reaffirmed his government’s commitment and support to COMESA’s regional integration agenda and called for deeper trade within the 21 Member States. He has urged the region to focus on implementing programmes that benefit the people by encouraging the growth of businesses and interaction. He said this during a meeting…
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ESREM Project Closes on a High Note

The Enhancement for a Sustainable Regional Energy Market (ESREM) Project is closing on 30th May 2022 after being in operation for the past five years. Through the support of the European Union, the Project has endeavored to create a favorable regulatory environment and tools for regulatory oversight in the Eastern Africa -Southern Africa-Indian Ocean (EA-SA-IO)…
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COMESA and UNCTAD Train Customs Experts in ASYCUDAWorld

Twenty-one customs experts from the COMESA Secretariat and eight Member States have completed a three-months training on the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA)World Functional and Technical Courses. ASYCUDA is supplied by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Over the years, the system has evolved through various versions and the current one…
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Boosting Intra-African Agricultural Trade through Harmonisation of Seed Regulatory Frameworks

With the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, Member States stand to benefit from wider market access for seed trade. This will lead to competitiveness of the seed industry and pricing given the ongoing efforts by the African Union Commission and partner organizations in seed policy and regulatory harmonization on the continent. Sharing…
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Banks Trained on Macro Prudential Shocks to the Financial System

Twenty-Five financial stability experts from eight Central Banks in the COMESA region have been trained on the transmission mechanism of macro-prudential shocks to the financial system. The training held virtually from 9 – 13 May was motivated by the fact that macro prudential shocks have the potential to disrupt the normal credit intermediation channel and…
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