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Engage More Young People in Peace and Security Initiatives

The President of Burundi H.E. Evariste Ndayimishiye, who is also African Union champion on Youth, Peace and Security has stated that more still needs to be done by national governments, continental and regional bodies to fully include young people in peacebuilding processes and conflict prevention in the east African region and beyond. He pointed out…
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Conference to Advocate for Inclusion of Young People in Peace Building in East Africa

Bujumbura, Burundi, Tuesday 9 May 2023: More than 120 delegates representing young people, governments, Regional Economic Communities and Civil Society Organisations have gathered in Bujumbura, Burundi to advocate for more inclusive participation of youths in peacebuilding and conflict prevention in east Africa. The three-day meeting opened today with calls from all partners to recognize the…
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High-Level Ministerial Conference on the Role of Govts, RECs in Promoting the Youth and Security Agenda in the East African Region.

MEDIA ADVISORY Event:  3rd High-Level Ministerial Conference on the Role of Governments, Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms in Promoting the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda in the East African Region. When:   9th – 12th May 2023. Where: Bujumbura, Burundi. Who:       The African Union Commission (AUC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA),…
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Zambia to Host the 22nd COMESA Summit in June

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has announced that it will this year host the 22nd COMESA Heads of State and Governments Summit on 8 June in the capital Lusaka. The Summit will be preceded by the Meeting of the Committee of Ministers of Foreign Affairs on 6 June and the COMESA Business Forum…
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COMESA, IOM Sign MoU to Strengthen Cooperation

COMESA and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a cooperative working relationship in different areas of common interest which centers on managing migration and related activities in the Eastern and Southern African region. Secretary General Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe and the IOM Regional Director Southern Africa Mr Ashraf…
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Eswatini Aplauds COMESA support

The Kingdom of Eswatini has applauded COMESA’s support in enhancing the livelihood of the youths and women in the Kingdom through the construction of the soon too be launched Manzini Trade Hub. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation from Eswatini, Hon. Senator Thulisile Dladla, who was in Zambia on an official visit indicated that the…
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COMESA and Its Institutions Hold 2nd CEO’s Retreat

Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from eleven COMESA Institutions joined by the Executive Management of COMESA Secretariat held their 2nd Annual Retreat on Tuesday 18 April 2023 in Lusaka where they jointly took stock of the successes achieved as a collective across the Common Market. The CEOs noted that it was important to look out for…
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Zambia and Malawi meet to discuss the New STR Common List

COMESA convened a bilateral meeting between the Governments of Zambia and Malawi aimed at discussing implementation of the Simplified Trade Regime (STR) including additional items to be placed on the common list of products. Other issues discussed included the value threshold for STR and the complexities of some regulatory procedures such as sanitary and phyto-sanitary…
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Air Transport Sector Development Programme Holds Technical Working Group Meeting

The First Technical Working Group (TWG) and Programme Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting for the Support to the Air Transport Sector Development Programme (SATSD) will be held in Lusaka, Zambia from Tuesday 28 – 29 March and 30 – 31 March 2023. Th SATSD was established in 2020 to operationalize the Single African Air Transport Market,…
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Transport Stakeholders Dialogue to Promote Seamless Movement of Goods and People in the Region

A high-level regional dialogue between stakeholders in the transport sector and governments has taken place in Lusaka, Zambia, focusing on the movement of goods and people as part of encouraging intra-Africa trade. This is the 2nd Edition of the dialogue dubbed ‘Land-linked Zambia Conference and Exhibition’ themed ‘Leveraging on the Impacts of the African Continental…
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