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INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO UNDERTAKE NATIONAL-LEVEL END-LINE EVALUATION OF THE REGIONAL INTEGRATION SUPPORT MECHANISM

Overall programme background Regional integration often imposes significant economic costs of adjustment, which can place constraints and challenges on Member States seeking to further their regional integration participation. Against this observation, Articles 60 and 150 of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Treaty provide for the establishment of a special Fund for…
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Invitation to Supplying of 5 Heavy Duty Scanners

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) invites suitable Zambian based companies to submit their quotations for supplying of 5 Heavy Duty Scanners as per attached specifications in section B.  Any resulting order shall be subject to COMESA’s General Terms and Conditions of Contract for Local Purchase Orders except where modified by this…
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Design, Development and Implementation of an Online Market

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a regional grouping of 21 African States which have agreed to promote regional integration through trade development and transport facilitation. More information can be obtained from the COMESA website www.comesa.int. The COMESA Secretariat intends to develop an online market platform to facilitate  regional electronic trade…
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COMESA, Ethiopia Signs €5.6m Sub-delegation Agreement for Upgrading Border Posts

Monday, 22 February 2021: COMESA and Ethiopia have signed a 5.6 million Euro sub-delegation agreement to improve coordinated border management, trade and transport facilitation at the Moyale and Galafi border posts. Moyale and Galafi borders link Ethiopia on one hand to Kenya and Djibouti on the other respectively. The project will assist Ethiopia to upgrade…
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Malawi Unveils 50 Million African Women Speak platform

Malawi became the eleventh COMESA Member State to launch the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWSP) platform in a colourful ceremony at the Capital Hotel in Lilongwe on 18 February 2021. The national launch was presided over by Malawi’s Minister of Trade Hon. Sosten Gwengwe. Hon. Gwengwe applauded COMESA for launching the platform and stated…
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COMESA Toasts African Union Appointments

Following the re-election of H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat (in picture)  as Chairperson of the African Union Commission during the recent 34th Ordinary Session of the AU Heads of State and Government Virtual Summit COMESA has sent a message of congratulations. “Your re-election demonstrated the high level of confidence and trust that the Member States have…
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New Deadline set for Ratification of Tripartite Free Trade Area

Ministers from the tripartite group of regional economic communities in eastern and southern Africa have set June 2021 as the deadline to achieve the threshold of 14 ratifications required to enable the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) enter into force. This was set during the 2nd Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the Tripartite Council of Ministers that…
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COMESA Bids Farewell to Departing Senior Staff

Three COMESA senior staff have left the organization after serving their contracts /attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60 years. They are Mr. George Lipimile, the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the COMESA Competition Commission, Mr Brian Chigawa, Director of Legal and Institutional Affairs, and Mr Innocent Makwiramiti, Senior Private Sector Development Officer Mr…
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Mauritius Launches 50 Million African Women Speak Platform

The 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWSP) platform was unveiled Thursday 11 February 2021, in Ebène town, as Mauritius became the tenth COMESA Member State to launch the digital networking initiative. The national launch of the platform was presided over by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family Welfare Dr. Rooba…
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COMESA is Resetting Relationship with its Institutions

Specialized institutions established under the COMESA Treaty are among the best rated in the African continent with some attracting membership beyond the regional bloc. The Secretariat and the institutions are developing a cooperation agreement to guide their relationship to not only keep pace with the changing dynamics but ensure the interest of other stakeholders are…
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