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Six States benefit from training on interdependencies among key financial and macroeconomic variables

Delegates representing Central Banks of six COMESA Member States completed oneweek training organized by the COMESA Monetary Institute on “Transmission Mechanism of Macro Prudential Shocks to the Financial System: Application of Vector Auto Regressions (VAR), Structural VAR (SVAR) And Vector Error Correction Models (VECM)” The training was conducted on 18 – 22 March 2018 in…
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Malawi Enterprise Productivity Enhancement project records 90% absorption rate

Malawi Enterprise Productivity Enhancement (MEPE) Project PIU, has reported a 90% absorption rate with only two activities left in the second phase to be implemented before the closure period, scheduled to commence from 1st April 2019. This is according to the project Implementation Unit during a Mission undertaken to Malawi, in support of the MEPE…
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Fresh Push for States to Ratify the Tripartite FTA as Deadline Draws Near

Lusaka, Wednesday April 3, 2019: The deadline set by the Tripartite Council of Ministers for member States of three regional economic blocs to sign and ratify the tripartite free trade area lapses this month. So far only four countries in COMESA,  East Africa Community and Southern Africa Development Community tripartite bloc have signed and ratified the agreement. These…
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7th Extraordinary Intergovernmental Committee meeting Opening ceremony (Video)

The deadline set by the Tripartite Council of Ministers for member States of the three regional economic blocs to sign and ratify the tripartite free trade area lapses this month. So far only four countries Kenya, Egypt, South Africa and Uganda have signed and ratified the TFT agreement. A total of 22 out of 26…
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COMESA Ministers to Convene in Zambia this Week for an Extra- Ordinary Sitting

Lusaka, Monday, April 1, 2019:COMESA will convene an extra ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers  Friday this week in Lusaka, Zambia, to deal with pressing administrative and finance matters. This will be the seventh extra ordinary meeting of the Council. It will be preceded by the Intergovernmental Committee meeting, on 3 – 4 April…
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Close ties between regional and national courts critical to fortify regional integration

There is need for Courts of Justice of the various Regional Economic Communities to have regular interactions with national courts and tribunals to come up with ways in which they can harmonise interpretation of treaties from within their regions. This is informed not only by the overlapping membership of states to the Regional Economic Communities…
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COMESA to house SDG’s Sub-regional office

Lusaka, Thursday, March 28, 2019: The COMESA Secretariat has offered to host the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) offices in Zambia. This was disclosed during a courtesy call on COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, by the Director General of the SDGs regional office for Southern Africa, Dr. Belay Begashaw. The SDGC for…
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Launch of the 50 million Women Digital Platform Draws Near as Training of Content Developers Gets Underway

Lusaka, Monday, March 25, 2019: The 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWS) digital platform moved closer to becoming a reality after the kickoff of a two-week training workshop in Lusaka, Zambia Monday, 25th March 2019. The training will equip users with the required skills to manage the platform setting the stage for its official launch…
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Need for Coordination of RECs- AU Activities in Regional Integration Programmes

Marrakech, Morocco, Saturday, March 23, 2019: Assistant Secretary General, Dr Kipyego Cheluget is leading a COMESA delegation to the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. The team is participating in the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM-Africa) meeting. The RCM-Africa derives its mandate from UN resolution 32/197, which directed…
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Egyptian Delegation Seek Investments in COMESA

A delegation of Egyptian investors visited the COMESA Secretariat to explore investment opportunities in various sectors of the economies in the region. The delegation comprising 35 members led by Chairman of the African Cooperation Committee of the Federation of Egyptian Industries Sherif El Gabaly met Secretary General Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe on 20th march 2019 to…
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