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Press Release: COMESA Holds Regional Climate Resilience Meeting in Zambia

Press Release COMESA Climate Change Resilience Mtg

COMESA Source21: A Strategic Showcasing Opportunity

Nairobi, Friday, July 19, 2019: The first COMESA Source 21 International Trade Fair that took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 17 – 21 July presented a strategic opportunity for COMESA, its institutions and projects to engage with stakeholders and demonstrate their benefits to the region. Three COMESA institutions: COMESA Competition Commission, the COMESA Court of…
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Outcomes of the High-Level Business Dialogue

The COMESA High Level Business Dialogue dubbed SOURCE21 has concluded two-days of deliberations in Nairobi, Kenya and identified key areas to deepen regional trade. These are: promoting manufacturing competitiveness, curbing illicit trade, improving access to finance for businesses, bridging the digital gap and improving agriculture competitiveness. The Dialogue involved a Presidential and Private Sector Roundtable…
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Zambia Prepared for the Launch of the 50 Million Women Platform

COMESA conducted an inception meeting for the 50 Million African Women Speak Platform project, on July 16, 2019 at the Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia. The meeting marks a critical step in preparing the country for the impending launch of the platform. The 50MAWS Platform project aims at empowering women entrepreneurs by providing access to financial…
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Continental Trade Regime Dominates COMESA High Level Dialogue

Nairobi, Wednesday, July 17, 2019: COMESA Source21 High Level dialogue and international trade fair is underway in Nairobi, Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta opened the forum this morning in the company of three other Heads of State: President Yoweri Museveni, Uganda, President Edgar Lungu, Zambia, and Acting President of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory. Among the key…
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Yoweri Museveni in Nairobi for COMESA business summit

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has landed in Nairobi to attend the 21st Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) International Trade and Business Summit. Museveni is among high profile delegates from the 21 COMESA member states who will gather at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) for the week-long forum organised by the government of…
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COMESA, IOM Conducts Peer Review on their Partnership

COMESA and the International Organization for Migration, IOM conducted a Peer to Peer meeting at the secretariat to identify areas and activities the two organizations need to implement to enhance the implementation of regional integration programmes. Participants to the two-day meeting which took place 15 -17 July 2019 was drawn from the IOM regional offices…
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All eyes on Kenya as the Country Hosts COMESA Business Summit

Nairobi, Sunday, July 14, 2019:It is all systems go as Kenya readies to host Africa’s leading premier small and Medium enterprises gathering, the Kenya Trade Week and COMESA High Level Business Summit dubbed Source 21, from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st July 2017. Preparations for the event are complete with delegates expected to start streaming…
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Business Facilitation Handbook is Unveiled

A business handbook aimed at facilitating regional trade by providing market information to inform business partnerships and investments has been launched. The 43-paged COMESA Business Council Handbook was unveiled in Nairobi, Kenya during the opening of the COMESA Source 21 High Level Business Dialogue and International Trade Fair on 17 July 2019. The publication showcases…
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Rwanda Ratifies the Tripartite Free Trade Area agreement

Kigali, Friday, July 12, 2019: Rwanda has become the fifth country to ratify the tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement (TFTA). Members of the Lower House of the Rwanda Parliament approved the draft law for the ratification of the agreement on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The TFTA was launched on 15 June 2015 in Egypt by…
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