Author: Mwangi Gakunga

States Urged to Upscale Utilization of COMESA Free Trade Preferences

Lusaka, Friday, October 7, 2022: Countries that are members of the COMESA Free Trade Area have been urged to upscale utilization of the preferences provided under the free trade area (FTA) regime. Currently, it is estimated that the intra-regional utilization rate of the FTA preferences, by COMESA Member States averages 48.4 percent relative to 77…
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Strengthening the Capacity of National Youth Councils on Peace and Security

Alebtong, Uganda, Tuesday, September  27, 2022: COMESA through the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) working jointly with Save the Children and the Horn of Africa Initiative, are hosting a regional capacity building Forum in Alebtong 386 kilometers north of Kampala in Uganda. The forum has attracted over 70 young leaders drawn from Djibouti, Ethiopia,…
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COMESA Research Forum: Call for comprehensive research on pharmaceuticals

Cairo, Thursday, September 15, 2022:  There is need to undertake comprehensive research on pharmaceuticals production and trade flows in the COMESA region to determine trade and competitiveness opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. This was one of the recommendations from the four-day 9th COMESA Annual Research Forum that closed today in Cairo, Egypt. The forum which…
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Six Innovations Presented at the COMESA Research Forum

Cairo, Wednesday, September 14, 2022: Six innovations were today showcased at the ongoing COMESA Research Forum in Cairo, Egypt.  The innovations will be considered for the COMESA Innovation Awards, which are aimed at recognizing and celebrating individuals and institutions that use science, technology and innovation to advance the regional integration agenda. Among them were cooking…
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COMESA Annual Research Forum Underway in Egypt

Cairo, Monday, September 12, 2022:  The 9th edition of the COMESA Annual Research Forum began today in Cairo, Egypt with close to 100 participants from 19 Member States attending. The four-days forum will address emerging topical issues in economics, trade and regional integration at continental and global level. Its is one of the avenues through…
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The 9th COMESA Annual Research Forum Begins on Monday

Lusaka, Friday, September 9, 2022:  The 9th edition of the COMESA Annual Research Forum takes Monday 12 to Thursday 15 September 2022 in Cairo, Egypt. About 100 participants comprising of policymakers, the academia, think tanks and the private sector are expected to attend physically and virtually. The 9th Forum will address emerging topical issues in…
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Digital Regional Food Balance Sheet Launched

Kigali, Thursday, Sept 08, 2022: COMESA in partnership with several stakeholders, among them the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have launched the digital Regional Food Balance Sheet (RFBS). The RFBS aims to accelerate the application of digital, remote sensing and advanced analytical technologies to provide forecasts for major food commodities in the East…
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COMESA Toasts Kenya’s President-elect

COMESA has congratulated Kenya’s President Elect Dr William Samoei Ruto, following his victory in the August 9 General Elections. In a message to the President-Elect, Secretary General, Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe also applauded the people of Kenya for exercising their civic duty in a peaceful, patient and calm manner. “This has enabled a smooth conclusion of…
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Building Member States Institutional Capacity to Eliminate Trade Barriers

Four Member States of COMESA have received capacity building support to their institutional frameworks for elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) on Common goods, in compliance with the requisite COMESA Regulations. The regulations define the roles and responsibilities of the NTBs institutions to deliver on the intended objective to eliminate barriers across COMESA region and increase…
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AU- COMESA Election Observer Mission to Kenya Issues Preliminary Statement

Nairobi, August 11, 2022: The Joint African Union – COMESA Election Observers’ Mission to the General Election in Kenya have today issued a preliminary statement on its assessment of the elections. The statement was presented by the Head of the Mission and former Sierra Leone President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, deputized by Ambassador Marie Pierre…
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