Category: News

COMESA Internship Program Revamped – YEP!

THE COMESA Secretariat has revamped its existing internship program and created the Youth Educational Programme (YEP! COMESA) which is an internship programme for Youths aged 18 to 35 from the 21 Member States. The acronym YEP was chosen because it is an eye catching term that is being used by the youth to mean “yes”…
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Zambian Govt holds Sensitization Meeting on the TFTA

The Zambian government recently held a sensitization meeting with stakeholders on the Copperbelt mainly from the Chambers of Commerce and the private sector on the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). The meeting was held ahead of Zambia’s pending ratification of the TFTA Agreement. The Sensitization was facilitated by the Department of Foreign Trade in the…
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Fiscal Risk Testing Key to Prudent Public Finance Management – CMI

The COMESA Monetary Institute (CMI) has emphasized the importance of fiscal stress testing for financial institutions in the region as it leads to prudent management of public funds. CMI Director Mr Ibrahim Zeidy states that addressing fiscal risks is therefore the key element of the COMESA Multilateral Fiscal Surveillance Framework.  He was speaking in Nairobi,…
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COMESA Countries Exhibit at the AIM Fair in Dubai

Two COMESA countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Seychelles participated at the 2019 Annual Investment Forum (AIM) in Dubai showcasing investment projects and opportunities in their countries.  COMESA and the AIM have been working in partnership to promote investment in the COMESA region and in Dubai since 2015.  The AIM…
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One million Euros climate change project set for launching in Uganda

Kampala, Wednesday, April 17, 2019: A 1.07 million euros climate change project aimed at building resilience of agriculture landscapes in Eastern Uganda, is set to be launched in June following the completion of preparatory activities. The project titled: Enhancing resilience of agricultural landscapes and value chains in eastern Uganda – scaling up Climate Smart Agriculture…
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COMESA Court Showcases its new Digital System at the Commonwealth Lawyers Conference

Livingstone, Zambia, Tuesday, April 9, 2019: The Commonwealth Law Conference opened in Livingstone Zambia, today with the COMESA Court of Justice showcasing its new digital court system. The Conference brings together over 500 lawyers from more than 40 Commonwealth countries out of which nine are COMESA Member States. The one-week conference was opened by His…
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COMESA maintains high confidence from development partners as it turns 25 this year

Lusaka, Friday, April 5, 2019: COMESA Secretariat has received a combined development aid amounting USD 299 million from the development partners to support different COMESA programmes as it marks 25 years of its existence this year. According to the Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe, the trust was earned after the Secretariat passed the 4 and 7…
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Fresh Push for States to Ratify the Tripartite FTA as Deadline Draws Near

Lusaka, Wednesday April 3, 2019: The deadline set by the Tripartite Council of Ministers for member States of three regional economic blocs to sign and ratify the tripartite free trade area lapses this month. So far only four countries in COMESA,  East Africa Community and Southern Africa Development Community tripartite bloc have signed and ratified the agreement. These…
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COMESA Ministers to Convene in Zambia this Week for an Extra- Ordinary Sitting

Lusaka, Monday, April 1, 2019:COMESA will convene an extra ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers  Friday this week in Lusaka, Zambia, to deal with pressing administrative and finance matters. This will be the seventh extra ordinary meeting of the Council. It will be preceded by the Intergovernmental Committee meeting, on 3 – 4 April…
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COMESA to house SDG’s Sub-regional office

Lusaka, Thursday, March 28, 2019: The COMESA Secretariat has offered to host the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) offices in Zambia. This was disclosed during a courtesy call on COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, by the Director General of the SDGs regional office for Southern Africa, Dr. Belay Begashaw. The SDGC for…
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