Author: Mwangi Gakunga

President Zewde launches 50 Million African Women Speak platform in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Thursday, March 18, 2021: Ethiopian President Her Excellency Sahle-Worke Zewde on Thursday 18 March launched the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWSP) platform in Addis Ababa with a call on the country’s women to embrace it and use it to grow their businesses. Ethiopia became the thirteenth COMESA Member State to officially unveil…
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New Regional Forum Established to Deal with Escalation of NTBs

March 18, 2021: COMESA has established the Non-Tariff Barriers  Regional Forum comprising of National Monitoring Committees and NTBs Focal Points. This new structure is aimed at further strengthening the Trade and Customs Committee and Trade and Trade Facilitation Sub- Committee as part of the institutional structures for the elimination of NTBs at the regional level.…
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Zambia Receives Fuel Meters Calibration Equipment Worth $155,000

Lusaka, Tuesday, March 16, 2021: COMESA has handed over to the Zambian government a mobile Prover worth USD155,000 to be used by the national metrology agency. Mobile Prover is used in calibration of bulk meters in the fuel sector to increases accuracy in the standards used thus enhancing confidence in the quantity purchased or sold.…
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CMI is Helping Member States to Allay Financial Shocks

In an effort to safeguard the financial systems in the region against the build-up of systemic risk, the COMESA Monetary Institute, last week mounted a training to enhance Member States’ understanding and mitigation measures. The virtual training took place on 8 – 12 March, 2021, attended by participants drawn from 12 Central Banks of COMESA…
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COMESA, AFREXIMBANK Sign Deal to Implement US$1billion Continental Transit Scheme

Wednesday, March 10, 2021: COMESA and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have today signed an Agreement to implement the COMESA Regional  Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme, commonly known as RCTG-CARNET. This marks the beginning of the implementation of the Bank’s US$1billion AfCTFA Adjustment Facility to support countries from significant tariff revenue losses as a result of…
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COMFWB Participates in the 1st Annual Africa Gender Equality Conference

The COMESA Federation of Women in Business was one of the institution that participated in the 1st Annual Africa Gender Equality Conference (#AGEC2021) High Level Round Table Discussions during the International Women’s Day under the theme: “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. This was the first ever such Conference took…
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COMFWB Participates in the 1st Annual Africa Gender Equality Conference

The COMESA Federation of Women in Business was one of the institution that participated in the 1st Annual Africa Gender Equality Conference (#AGEC2021) High Level Round Table Discussions during the International Women’s Day under the theme: “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. This was the first ever such Conference took place in Lilongwe, Malawi…
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COMESA joins Sudan to launch 50 Million African Women Speak Platform

  The platform will help Sudanese business women to connect with local regional markets and enhance their access to financial services The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in partnership with the Sudanese Government on Thursday 4 March launched a platform for women in business known as 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWSP)…
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COMESA Launches 30 Days of Women in Business Campaign to Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs

Newly launched campaign encourages women to profile and showcase women in business from across the COMESA region The campaign will offer women in the region an opportunity to connect with their role models using the 50 Million African Women Speak platform  Lusaka, Thursday, 4 March 2021 – The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa…
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COMESA Sub-delegates Upgrading of Chirundu Border Post to Zimbabwe Worth €4.1million

Friday, February 26, 2021: COMESA and Zimbabwe have signed an agreement that sub-delegates the implementation of Coordinated Border Management activities, Trade and Transport Facilitation programme at the Chirundu border post. The sub-delegated activities are worth Euro 4.1 million to support upgrading of priority cross-border infrastructure and equipment at Chirundu border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. This…
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