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HIRE OF A CONSULTANCY FIRM TO DEVELOP AN ONLINE IMPORT AND EXPORT SYSTEM

COMESA is inviting consultancy firms to submit technical and financial proposals for the following services: development of an online import and export system.to be procured under the Contract reference number CS/IT/12(035-23)-SM/ab. In case of a Joint Venture (JV), a full name of the JV and the names of each member as in the submitted Expression…
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COMESA, IOC close ranks to promote culture and arts

COMESA and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) have come together to promote culture and creative industries (CCI) in a project focusing on the review of existing legal and policy frameworks for the two. The goal is to develop a people- centered cultural policy to foster the equitable development of diverse cultures and heritages. The project…
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Studies on roaming and development frameworks among key accomplishments of the ICT programme

Five crucial activities were initiated by the programme on Enhancement of Governance and Enabling Environment in the ICT sector (EGEE-ICT) in the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and Indian Ocean region in 2023. They included two studies on roaming and interconnection and optical fiber infrastructures, along with the development of three policy and regulatory frameworks associated…
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Hundreds of Youth to Benefit from Newly Launched Hub in Uganda

About 400 young people are expected to benefit from services to be offered at the newly refurbished Apala One Stop Youth Center in Alebtong, north of Uganda. Working in collaboration with the Government, COMESA Secretariat and partners namely Save the Children, Horn of Africa Youth Network and Epuka Ugaidi launched the Center located in Moroto…
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Media Brief: Launch of Apala One-Stop Youth Hub in Uganda

Introduction and Background Uganda’s youth, constituting 34.8% of the population, grapple with challenges in security, inequality, and governance critical for sustainable peace. Despite strides towards peace and growth, threats linger, including social divisions fueled by conflicts over resources like land and minerals. The historical impact of the Lord Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda continues…
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AU-COMESA Election Observers’ Preliminary Statement on Egypt Presidential Elections

Cairo, Thursday, December 14, 2023:  The African Union – COMESA Joint Election Observers’ Mission to the presidential elections in Egypt have issued its preliminary statement. The statement outlines key findings and recommendations on the electoral process up to the closing and counting of the polls. Dr. Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, former Vice President of Uganda, and…
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Regional Trade Promotion Framework Validated

Representatives from Trade Promotion Agencies, Chambers of Commerce, the private sector and Ministries of Trade and Industry have validated the COMESA Regional Trade Promotion Strategy. This was during a two-day workshop held in Bujumbura, Burundi, 11 – 12 December 2023 to review and amend the draft content of the strategy. This is the first time…
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Joint AU-COMESA Elections Observer Mission arrives in Egypt

Cairo, Friday, 08 December 2023: The joint African Union Commission (AUC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) officially declare the arrival of their Joint Election Observation Mission (EOM), for the 10th, 11th and 12th December 2023 Presidential Elections in the Arab Republic of Egypt. At the invitation of the Government of…
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COMESA Competition Commission has disbursed USD 1.9m to Member States

The COMESA Competition Commission has disbursed 1,933,061 to Member States being proceeds from the review of 21 business mergers assessed between January to August 2023. In reviewing these mergers, the Commission receives statutory fees from the merging parties which are shared with affected Member States. This is in accordance to the Rules on COMESA Revenue…
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Key accomplishments in focus as COMESA Ministers meet

Lusaka, Thursday, November 23, 2023: The 44th COMESA Council of Ministers conducted today in Lusaka, Zambia provided an opportunity for the Secretariat of the regional bloc to highlight some key accomplishments of its regional integration agenda.  These focused on its key pillars: market integration, physical connectivity, productive integration (industry and agriculture) and gender and social…
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