Author: Muzinge Chibomba

Businesswomen Brace for a Stake in AfCFTA Opportunities

Regional businesswomen are building their capacities to enable them to participate in trading opportunities that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) brings forth. Working with the COMESA Federation of Women in Business (COMFWB), national chapters have come up with capacity building initiatives for their members. On 22nd March 2022, the National Chamber of Tunisian…
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AGRA, COMESA to Collaborate in Promoting Agriculture Productivity

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and COMESA will renew their commitment to enhance the production of food to ensure food security and regional food balance. The aim of this commitment is to eradicate poverty by the year 2030. This follows a visit by AGRA’s deputy president in charge of policy and…
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Africa Making Positive Strides in Democracy

COMESA Secretariat represented by officials from Governance, Peace and Security (GPS Unit) participated in a four-day symposium organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) to exchange views on efforts to be used to address the resurgence of unconstitutional changes of government in the continent. The symposium that was held in Accra Ghana, was attended by…
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e-COMESA Newsletter 687


COMESA Calls on Member States to Utilise Online Payment Platform, REPSS

Nine out of 21 countries are currently live on the COMESA Regional Payment and Settlement System (REPSS) since it was launched some six years ago. The value of transactions processed on the system has however been increasing, a sign that the platform is steadily being accepted in the regional trade bloc. Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe…
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Use of Technology Key to Boost Intra-Africa Trade

COMESA will continue to leverage on technology to create cheaper and easily accessible processes under its Trade Facilitation Programme to further deepen intra-regional trade and take advantage of recent revelations that the bloc has a trade potential of over USD$100bn. Using digital platforms coupled with advocacy, sensitization and information dissemination, the bloc is expected to…
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Malawi Renews Commitment to Regional Integration

The Government of Malawi has renewed its commitment to regional integration as championed by COMESA. High Commissioner of Malawi to Zambia, Her Excellency Margaret Constance Kamoto states that Malawi has always believed in the ideals of COMESA and continues to positively contribute to the deepening of regional integration among the 21 Member States. She was…
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India, Canada Seek Partnerships with COMESA

The Governments of India and Canada have expressed interest to enhance their level of collaboration and partnership with COMESA. Representatives of the two governments met the Secretary General (SG) and Assistant Secretaries General of COMESA separately in Lusaka and stressed the need for the organisation to re-establish cooperation agreements for the mutual benefit of all…
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COMESA Collaboration with Canada

Canada’s High Commissioner to Zambia and Tanzania who is also special Representative to COMESA, Pamela O’Donnell met the Assistant Secretaries General for Administration and Finance and for Programmes Dr Dev Haman and Dr Kipyego Cheluget on 15th March 2022, respectively. In her maiden visit to the Secretariat, Ambassador O’Donnell was on a familiarization tour to…
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COMESA and Partners in Quest for Sustainable Fish Trade

COMESA in collaboration with IGAD, EAC, SADC, IOC, Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA) and the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organisation (LVFO) have renewed their partnership of working together in implementing a programme on sustainable development of Fisheries commonly known as ECOFISH in the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Region. The partnership, started three years…
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