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COMESA Invites Member States to bid for Market Access Enhancement Funds

COMESA has launched a Call for Proposals to its Member States to bid for funding of up to 150,000 Euros to support market access. The funds will be provided under a Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) established with support from the European Union. Key activities for support fall under COMESA Regional Enterprise Competitiveness and Access to…
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COMESA Regions Inflation Rate Rises to 96.7%

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 96.7% for the month of January 2021, up from 94.1% registered in January 2020. A year earlier, the rate was 31.6%. It means that the prices of goods and services as…
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AfCTA, COMESA to Establish Cooperation Framework

Lusaka, Tuesday, April 13 2021: The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) Secretariat and COMESA will establish a partnership framework to support the implementation of the continental trade regime. Technical teams from the two organizations will start working immediately on the framework by establishing committees to deal with specific aspects of the partnership. This was…
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Italy Bestows COMESA SG Award in Recognition of Mutual Partnership

The Italian Government has conferred on COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe “the Night of the Star of Italy Award” for her support and resilience in the promotion of the relationship between Italy and the Members of the regional bloc. The presentation of the award will be done in June this year during an art gallery…
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Joint AUC-AfDB-ECA Webinar on the Africa Regional Integration Index for COMESA-EAC-SADC

On Thursday, 15 April 2021, The African Development Bank, the African Union Commission, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa will host a webinar to discuss the implications of the latest Africa Regional Integration Index for the East African Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the Southern African Development…
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Over four Million Seed Labels Developed & Ready for Use

The COMESA Seed Programme through the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) has developed over four million physical seed labels that are ready for use by seed companies in the region. The labels will enable companies engage in regional seed trade for large seed consignments crossing the borders and in-country seed…
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COMESA COVID-19 Taskforce Team Discusses Pandemic with African Union CDC

The COMESA Secretariat COVID-19 Taskforce led by Assistant Secretary General for Programmes (ASGP) Amb. Dr Kipyego Cheluget on Tuesday 6 April met representatives from the Africa Union Centre for Disease Control (AU – CDC) to discuss the pandemic and how the Secretariat should plan and prepare to return to work physically. The Secretariat closed physical…
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New Staff Orientated on COMESA Programmes

COMESA Secretariat held a two-day successful orientation programme for nine new members of staff who have joined the organisation in different divisions, projects and units. The orientation programme held virtually was also attended by several members of staff who took turns to make presentations about the programmes being implemented by the divisions, units and projects.…
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Activities Under the EU-Supported Migration Programme Begin to Roll Out

The European Union through the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has reaffirmed its support to COMESA to enable the Regional Economic Community have an effective and coordinated management of migration and mobility in the framework of a health crisis. The organization will also help COMESA and its Member States to better communicate with…
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Nine COMESA Countries Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines have started being rolled out in more COMESA countries. As at end of March 2021, nine COMESA countries have received the vaccines and are administering it on their citizens. The COMESA Early Warning System (COMWARN) reports that vaccination efforts are gaining momentum in the region as more countries receive their first batches.  Analyzed…
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