Author: Muzinge Chibomba

e-COMESA Newsletter 670


COMESA deploys election observers in Zambia: Country goes to the polls this week for presidential, parliamentary, and civic elections

COMESA has deployed a 40-member election observer mission in Zambia for the August 12 General Elections. The observers drawn from 10 Member States were flagged off on Sunday, August 8, 2021, by the Secretary General, Chileshe Kapwepwe at the COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka. The Mission includes observers from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya,…
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COMESA- Africa CDC joint initiative to enhance vaccination uptake

The involvement of opinion leaders in enhancing the understanding of Covid-19 vaccines holds the greatest promise in removing barriers to vaccine uptake in the African region, according to regional health experts that attended a two-day webinar on strategies to improve Covid-19 vaccines roll-out and uptake in COMESA Member States. Health sector stakeholders in the webinar…
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New Policies to Promote Digital Financial Services

COMESA Business Council (CBC) in partnership with Africa Nenda convened a High-Level Public-Private Dialogue, on 27 July 2021, under the theme, Towards the COMESA Digital Integrated Common Payment Policy for Micro Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). The Dialogue brought together over 200 participants from the nine pilot-study countries of the CBC Digital Financial Inclusion Program,…
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COMESA, Corporate Council of Africa forge Partnership: MoU will strengthen US-Africa engagements and knowledge sharing

The COMESA Business Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Corporate Council of Africa (CCA) towards forging new pathways for stronger US-Africa engagements which will include developing a joint implementation plan to facilitate joint programmes for knowledge sharing. The signing ceremony took place on 27 July 2021 on the margins of the…
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COMESA to deploy election observers in Zambia

Lusaka, Friday 30 July 2021: COMESA is part of the election observer missions that will deploy teams in Zambia for the forthcoming general elections on 12 August 2021. This follows an invitation by the Government of Zambia. The Mission will be led by Members of the COMESA Committee of Elders, Ambassador Ashraf Gamal Rashed of…
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Over four Million Seed Labels Developed & Ready for Use

The COMESA Seed Programme through the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) has developed over four million physical seed labels that are ready for use by seed companies in the region. The labels will enable companies engage in regional seed trade for large seed consignments crossing the borders and in-country seed…
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COMESA COVID-19 Taskforce Team Discusses Pandemic with African Union CDC

The COMESA Secretariat COVID-19 Taskforce led by Assistant Secretary General for Programmes (ASGP) Amb. Dr Kipyego Cheluget on Tuesday 6 April met representatives from the Africa Union Centre for Disease Control (AU – CDC) to discuss the pandemic and how the Secretariat should plan and prepare to return to work physically. The Secretariat closed physical…
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New Staff Orientated on COMESA Programmes

COMESA Secretariat held a two-day successful orientation programme for nine new members of staff who have joined the organisation in different divisions, projects and units. The orientation programme held virtually was also attended by several members of staff who took turns to make presentations about the programmes being implemented by the divisions, units and projects.…
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Activities Under the EU-Supported Migration Programme Begin to Roll Out

The European Union through the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has reaffirmed its support to COMESA to enable the Regional Economic Community have an effective and coordinated management of migration and mobility in the framework of a health crisis. The organization will also help COMESA and its Member States to better communicate with…
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