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Common Agro-Industrial Park for Zambia- Zimbabwe is on Course

The governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe with support from COMESA Secretariat, the United Nations Economic for Africa (UNECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are working on modalities to establish a Joint Agro Industrial Park. The proposed project is expected to increase the availability of industrial goods and services for the bilateral market and expand…
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Measures to Improve Transport Corridors’ Performance

The need for increased border operating hours at the regional transport corridors is one of the key recommendations that emerged from a recent meeting of ministers of transport from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Namibia. Also proposed for immediate implementation was the harmonizing of transit fees and cross border charges among the countries…
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Businesswomen Brace for a Stake in AfCFTA Opportunities

Regional businesswomen are building their capacities to enable them to participate in trading opportunities that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) brings forth. Working with the COMESA Federation of Women in Business (COMFWB), national chapters have come up with capacity building initiatives for their members. On 22nd March 2022, the National Chamber of Tunisian…
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AGRA, COMESA to Collaborate in Promoting Agriculture Productivity

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and COMESA will renew their commitment to enhance the production of food to ensure food security and regional food balance. The aim of this commitment is to eradicate poverty by the year 2030. This follows a visit by AGRA’s deputy president in charge of policy and…
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Africa Making Positive Strides in Democracy

COMESA Secretariat represented by officials from Governance, Peace and Security (GPS Unit) participated in a four-day symposium organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) to exchange views on efforts to be used to address the resurgence of unconstitutional changes of government in the continent. The symposium that was held in Accra Ghana, was attended by…
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COMESA Recognized for its Role in Eradicating Animal Diseases

COMESA has been recognized for its role in the control and eradication of diseases to improve animal production and productivity in Africa. The award was presented during the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) 70th Anniversary and 10th Anniversary of Rinderpest Eradication Director of Agriculture and Industry Ms Providence Mavubi received the award…
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e-COMESA Newsletter 687

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COMESA Calls on Member States to Utilise Online Payment Platform, REPSS

Nine out of 21 countries are currently live on the COMESA Regional Payment and Settlement System (REPSS) since it was launched some six years ago. The value of transactions processed on the system has however been increasing, a sign that the platform is steadily being accepted in the regional trade bloc. Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe…
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Use of Technology Key to Boost Intra-Africa Trade

COMESA will continue to leverage on technology to create cheaper and easily accessible processes under its Trade Facilitation Programme to further deepen intra-regional trade and take advantage of recent revelations that the bloc has a trade potential of over USD$100bn. Using digital platforms coupled with advocacy, sensitization and information dissemination, the bloc is expected to…
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Malawi Renews Commitment to Regional Integration

The Government of Malawi has renewed its commitment to regional integration as championed by COMESA. High Commissioner of Malawi to Zambia, Her Excellency Margaret Constance Kamoto states that Malawi has always believed in the ideals of COMESA and continues to positively contribute to the deepening of regional integration among the 21 Member States. She was…
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