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CMI Scales-Up Capacity Building Initiatives

Nairobi, Thursday, November 21, 2029: In recent weeks, the COMESA Monetary Institute has scaled up capacity building initiatives targeted mainly at staff of Central banks in Member States. The main objective of these initiatives is to improve macroeconomic management and financial stability in the region with the aim of enhancing the COMESA Monetary Integration Programme.…
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Egypt Domesticates COMESA Seed Regulations

Lusaka, November 20, 2019: Egypt is the eighth COMESA Member State to domesticate the COMESA Seed Trade Harmonisation Regulations. This follows the signing of a Gazette notice by Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Prof. Ezaldin Abusteit. Egypt now joins Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, which have completely aligned their national seed…
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Up Scaling Cassava Clusters: A FEMCOM/COMESA Initiative

As a result of an increase in the use of cassava on the international market, the role of efficient markets and a better coordinated cassava chain have become important to producers and processors who depend on cassava. Market opportunities for farmers and processors include cassava flour as a replacement for wheat flour, cassava starch as…
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COMESA Kicks-off 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Lusaka, Monday, 18 November 2019: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa has today launched activities to celebrate its 25 anniversary since its transformation from the Preferential Trade Area (PTA) in 1994. In a press conference conducted at the Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia, the Secretary General Ms. Chileshe Kapwepwe unveiled the Silver Jubilee programme,…
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COMESA Court Launches Revised Rules of Arbitration

Lusaka, Friday 15 November 2019: The COMESA Court of Justice has launched revised Arbitration Rules aimed at guiding the business of the Court more efficiently in the current dispensation. The launch was conducted in Lusaka during the opening of the 22nd Meeting of COMESA Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General. Delegates attending the meeting commended…
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Committee Meeting on Administrative and Budgetary Matters Underway

Lusaka, November 13, 2019: The 40th COMESA Meeting of the Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Matters began in Lusaka today. The focus of the meeting is on strengthening the organization’s structures responsible for implementation of regional programmes at the national level. Over 100 senior officials from Ministries that coordinate COMESA programmes in the 21 Member…
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COMESA Region Annual Inflation Report, September 2019

The year on year, inflation rate (annual percentage change) in the COMESA region as measured by the Harmonized Consumer Price Index (HCPI-COMESA) stood at 23.4% for the month of September 2019. Read on:    

COMSHIP Launched in 18 COMESA Member States

Kigali, Wednesday, November 6, 2019: Eighteen COMESA Member countries have successfully launched the regional Seed Harmonisation Implementation Plan (COMSHIP) while five of these are implementing the programme with support from USAID. The remaining Member States namely Somalia, Tunisia and Libya are yet to launch. This was revealed during the opening of the 3rd COMESA Seed…
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Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework Developed

Nairobi, Tuesday, November 5, 2019: COMESA has developed a draft Regional Resilience Framework to build the capacity of its members to withstand disasters occasioned by adverse effects of climate change. The development of the framework has been informed by the increasing vulnerability of regional countries, to climate change and other disasters such as flooding, landslides,…
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Speed up Implementation of Regional Infrastructure Programmes – Ministers

Lusaka, Thursday, October, 31, 2019: Ministers responsible for infrastructure from the tripartite group comprising COMESA, the East Africa Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have called for the speedy implementation of regional infrastructure programmes in energy, transport and Information Communication Technology (ICTs) sectors to accelerating economic integration. This was after reviewing the…
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