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COMESA, Burundi Affirms Collaboration

Bujumbura, Tuesday, May 4, 2019: A joint meeting between COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe and Burundi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ezéchiel Nibigira, Trade and Tourism Minister, Jean Marie Niyokindi and Permanent Secretary of Finance, Marie Salomé Ndabahariye took place Tuesday this week in Bujumbura. This was the Secretary General’s first visit to Burundi since her…
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Upgrading of Burundi Standards Agency Underway

Bujumbura, Tuesday, June 4, 2019: In the next few months, Burundi is set to increase its export products after an ongoing capacity building programme for its national certification and standardization agency is completed. A total 439,384 euros have been allocated, under the Regional Integration Support Mechanism (RISM), funded by the COMESA Adjustment Facility (CAF), to…
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Preliminary Statement of COMESA Election Observers in Malawi

COMESA Elections’ Observer Mission in the just concluded Tripartite General Elections in Malawi has issue its Preliminary Statement.

COMESA, UNCTAD Launch Deal to Establish Regional Trade Information Portals

Lusaka, Friday, May 24, 2019: COMESA and United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have today launched a Co-delegation Agreement to implement trade facilitation projects in the region. UNCTAD Secretary General Dr Mukhisa Kituyi and his COMESA counterpart Chileshe Kapwepwe launched the Agreement at the COMESA Headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia. Under the Agreement, COMESA…
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ECCAS Benchmarking on COMESA in Trade Facilitation

Lusaka, Thursday, May 23, 2019: The Economic Commission of Central African States (ECCAS) has mounted a mission to COMESA to benchmark on the latter’s successful trade facilitation programmes. Fifteen officials comprising of economists, customs, trade, agriculture, legal and programme experts arrived in COMESA, Tuesday, where they will spend four days with their COMESA counterparts learning…
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COMESA Deploys Observers to the Tripartite Elections in Malawi

Press Release COMESA Deploys Observers to Malawi-4

National content developers trained on 50 Million Women project

Chisamba, Zambia, May 10, 2019: National content developers from 10 COMESA Member States this week trained on the use of the 50 Million African Women Speak platform in Chisamba, Zambia. The 8-10 May training workshop was designed to introduce the 50 Million African Women Speak Project and platform to the national content developers and give…
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COMESA Court Reaches Out to Lawyers in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda, May 9, 2019: COMESA Court of Justice has conducted a one day seminar targeting lawyers in Uganda  and also launched its User’s Manual; a simple guide on how to handle legal matters in the Court. The seminar was themed: ‘Role of COMESA Court of Justice in Promoting, facilitating and Protecting Trade and Investments’. This was…
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Monetary Institute Introduces Administrative and Budgetary Changes

Nairobi, Friday, April 25, 2019: The COMESA Monetary Institute has introduced changes in its administrative and budgetary matters to enhance the efficiency of the Institute in execution of its mandate. This follows the Extra-Ordinary meeting of the Bureau of the COMESA Committee of Governors of Central Banks in Nairobi, Kenya, on 26th April 2019. The…
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COMESA Hosts Coordination Forum with its Development Partners

Lusaka, Monday, May 6, 2019: The 2nd joint coordination forum of COMESA and its Development Partners began today in Lusaka, Zambia. The objective of the forum is to provide a platform for regular and structured dialogue at the policy and technical levels for constructive engagement and the promotion of best practices on development cooperation matters.…
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