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Eight COMESA Countries have Signed the Air Transport Market Agreement

Eight COMESA countries have so far signed the Solemn Commitment for the establishment of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). These are the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This initiative is led by the African Union through the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC). The goal of the…
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Kenya’s huge infrastructure investment wins praise from COMESA ministers’meeting

Kenya’s huge infrastructure investment win praise from COMESA ministers

Kenya Lauded for Achieving 75% Electricity Access Rate

Kenya has dramatically increased electricity access over the last few years, from 2.3 million connections in 2013 to 8.2 million by the end of April 2021 thereby achieving electricity access rate of over 75%. This was disclosed during the just concluded joint meeting of COMESA Ministers responsible for transport and communication, information technology and energy…
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COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Leadership Changes Hands

The East African Community is now the chair of the Tripartite regional economic communities that include the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa – COMESA and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). Secretary General of the EAC Dr Peter Mathuki took over the Chair of the Tripartite Task Force (TTF) from his SADC counterpart…
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Aviation Sector Urged to Develop Post-Covid Recovery Plans

Ministers responsible for transport, energy and Information, Communication Technology (ICT) have called for post COVID-19 recovery plans to ensure the survival of the aviation industry. The recovery plan is meant to deal with the aviation sector’s post pandemic challenges based on the African and international initiatives. During their 12th meeting on June 2, 2021, the Ministers…
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Regional Ministers Urge Member States to Scale Up Infrastructure Programmes

June 2, 2021: Ministers of infrastructure have called on regional States to scale up programmes to upgrade and maintain infrastructure and facilities, adopt and implement COMESA transit instruments to improve transport corridors’ efficiency. In their 12th joint meeting conducted virtually, today, June 2, 2021, the ministers responsible for transport, energy and Information, Communication Technology (ICT)…
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Libya, Algerian Economic Forum Attracts Women in Business

The Libyan chapter of the COMESA Federation of Women in Business (COMFWB) was among participants to the Libyan/Algerian Economic Summit held in Algiers, 29 – 30 May 2021. Over 500 economic operators from both countries, took part in the forum which marked the signing of an agreement establishing an Algerian-Libyan Business Council to strengthen trade…
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Infrastructure Experts Take Stock of Projects’ Implementation, Two Years On

Monday, May 31, 2021:  The 12th Joint COMESA Committee Meeting on Transport and Communications, Information Technology and Energy met on May 31 and June 1, 2021, to discuss the implementation of their respective programmes in the last two years. The virtual, two-day meeting brought together over 100 delegates comprising of technical experts from Member States…
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New ACTESA Board Unveiled

The Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) has unveiled a new board of directors to lead this specialized institution of COMESA whose primary role is to promote trade in agricultural commodities. The board is comprised of members from partner organizations including: COMESA Member States of Egypt and Madagascar; Southern African Confederation…
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Kenya joins initiative to prevent conflicts in COMESA region

  Kenya joins initiative to prevent conflicts in COMESA region