Category: COMESA News

COMESA Sub-delegates Upgrading of Selected Border Posts to Zambia

Friday, November 27, 2020: COMESA and the government of Zambia have signed an agreement that sub-delegates the implementation of coordinated border management activities and trade and transport facilitation programme in three border posts in the country. The sub-delegated activities are worth Euro 6,688,560 and will support upgrading of priority cross-border infrastructure and equipment at Mwami,…
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eCommerce has Sustained Economies During COVID-19, Zambia VP

Lusaka, Thursday, November 26, 2020: Improvements in telecommunications have come to the rescue in COVID era through widespread use of electronic commerce and business transactions that have increased tremendously thereby sustaining businesses and economies, Zambia Vice President Mrs Inonge Wina has said. She has however called for more e-Education and e-Health infrastructure and facilities especially…
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COMESA Policy Organs’ Meetings Get Underway

Lusaka, November 23, 2020: The 41st Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee began, Monday 23rd November bringing together Permanent/Principal Secretaries from the Ministries that coordinate COMESA programmes at the national level. The two-days virtual meeting will discuss and review implementation of regional integration programmes, plan activities and make recommendations to the Council of Ministers meeting scheduled…
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Governments` Staff to Serve as External Auditors for COMESA …as justice ministers, AGs adopt legal instruments for auditors

The COMESA Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General have adopted the COMESA Board of External Auditors (COBEA) instruments which will now govern its operations as external auditors for COMESA. The COBEA legal instruments include the Rules of Procedure, the Standard Operating Procedures, the Quality Assurance Manual and the Financial Auditing manual. COBEA is made up…
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COMESA Scales-Down 2021 Budget to Leverage on ICT

COMESA Secretariat has prepared a scaled-down budget for 2021 to leverage on information technology in carrying out its activities. The decision was informed by the performance of this year’s budget, which recorded significant savings under meetings, workshops and conferences, which constitutes a significant percentage of the expenditure. The adoption of virtual meetings was occasioned by…
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COMESA Records Increased Annual Inflation Rate

The annual inflation rate for the month of September 2020 increased to 81.9% up from 23.4% recorded in the same month last year. This means that prices of goods and services in the participating Member States went up.. According to the latest Harmonized Consumer Price Index (HCPI) which measures inflation rate in the COMESA region,…
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COMESA Court Gets New Judge

Justice Salohy Norotiana Rakotondrajery Randrianarisoa has been elected Judge of the Appellate Division of the COMESA Court of Justice. The election took place during the 23rd meeting of COMESA Ministers of Justice and Attorney’s General on 18 November 2020. Justice Randrianarisoa, a Senior Judge and Director General of Judicial Affairs, Research and Reforms at the…
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Tunisia Host eBusiness Forum

The Tunisian Export Promotion Center – CEPEX in partnership with GIZ, in the context of the German Development cooperation with Tunisia, organized an online business-matching event dubbed “Tunisia Africa E-Business Meetings on 18th-19th and 20th of November 2020. The event brought together more than 600 Tunisian exporting companies and partners from Sub-Saharan African countries to…
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eCOMESA Newsletter Issue No. 646

In this edition: Governments` Staff to Serve as External Auditors for COMESA …as justice ministers, AGs adopt legal instruments for auditors 2. COMESA Scales-Down 2021 Budget to Leverage on ICT 3. COMESA Records Increased Annual Inflation Rate 4. Zambian Civil Societies to Play Greater Role in Peace and Security 5. COMESA Court Gets New Judge…
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50 Million African Women Speak Platform Launched in Egypt

Cairo, November 18, 2020: Egypt became the seventh COMESA Member State to launch the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWSP) platform at a colourful event held in Cairo on Wednesday 18 November 2020. The national launch of the platform was presided over by the Deputy Executive Director of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development…
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