Category: COMESA News

COMESA Investment Forum (CIF 2024)

Tunis, June 19, 2024 – The COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA), will inaugurate the COMESA Investment Forum (CIF 2024) on 27th June, in Tunis, Tunisia. This highlevel forum offers participants an unparalleled platform for promoting trade and investment within the COMESA region. The forum is a business-to-business (B2B) and government-to-business (B2G) gathering, bringing together leading…
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Inaugural COMESA Week to take place in Madagascar

Antananarivo, Sunday, 23 June 2024 – The inaugural COMESA Week will be held in Antananarivo from 24 to 29 June 2024. This initiative is jointly organized by COMESA in collaboration with the Government of Madagascar, aiming to raise public awareness of the COMESA regional integration agenda as the organization begins activities to commemorate its 30th-anniversary…
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ACTESA and ISAAA AfriCenter Sign MoU

The Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA AfriCenter) to implement the COMESA Biotechnology Implementation Plan (COMBIP). The MoU signed in Lusaka on 5 June 2024 outlines several areas where ISAAA AfriCenter and COMESA-ACTESA will work together which…
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Consultative Workshop on Development of an Information Management System for RAERESA

Lusaka, Wednesday, 5 June 2024: The development of an Information Management System (IMS) for the energy sector in eastern and southern Africa is underway, with regional experts meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, from 5 to 6 June 2024 to review progress. The IMS aims to bridge the current information gap in the energy sector and establish…
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COMESA, World Bank Launch USD5bn Energy programme

Lusaka, Tuesday, June 4, 2024: COMESA and the World Bank have today launched a USD 5 Billion energy programmes dubbed the Accelerating Sustainable and Clean Energy Access Transformation (ASCENT) programme. ASCENT programme is aimed at accelerating energy access efforts in the eastern and southern African region, with a target delivery of new electricity connections for…
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Speech by the COMESA Secretary General at the Launch of ASCENT programme

Speech by the COMESA Secretary General at the Launch of ASCENT programme

Rwanda Launches Regional Program to Enhance Horticulture Sector

A regional programme meant to boost the horticulture industry in five countries in eastern and southern Africa has been launched in Rwanda. The COMESA, East African Community (EAC) Horticulture Accelerator Programme (CEHA) aims to accelerate the growth of the fruit and vegetable sub-sector in these regions. CEHA initially focuses on three priority value chains: avocado,…
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COMESA, Malawi sign 900,000 Euros agreement to construct cross border market

Lusaka, Friday, 24 May 2024: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat, and the Government of Malawi, have today signed a Euro 900,000 sub-delegation agreement to construct a cross-border market in Mchinji District, 20km from the Mchinji / Mwami One Stop Border Post. COMESA Secretary General, Ms. Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe and the…
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Thermal power dominates in COMESA region at 76%

Cairo, Wednesday, May 15, 2024: Thermal power dominates power generation in the COMESA region, accounting for more than 76 percent with hydro energy at 24 percent. This is out of the total installed power generation capacity estimated at 100,000 megawatts. This was part of the updates presented at the 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the…
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COMESA region is moving closer to a harmonized energy regulatory regime

Cairo, Monday, May 13, 2024: Energy experts are meeting in Cairo for a two-day consultative workshop on regional harmonization of regulatory frameworks and tools for improved electricity regulation in the COMESA region. The meeting is reviewing a study report of the energy market, institutional structure, and tariff frameworks in 13 regional states, focusing on their current…
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