COVID 19 in COMESA Update 9

Since the last situational update on 17 April 2020, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the region increased by 16.68% to 5,009 cases. Djibouti and Somalia recorded relatively high numbers of new cases within a short span. COVID 19 in COMESA Situational Update #9

Regional Peace and Prosperity Index Set to Drop

The continuous spread of the Coronavirus in the region is expected to negatively affect the rating of Member States on the COMESA Peace and Prosperity Index (CPPI), experts at the COMESA Governance, Peace and Security (GPS) Unit have revealed. Indications are that the current spread of the COVID-19 in the region is happening in an […]

EOI: To Conduct Analytical Review of the Current Threshold of the Simplified Trade Regime (STR)

INTRODUCTION The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in its budget for the year 2020 set aside funds towards the cost to conduct analytical review of the current threshold of the Simplified Trade Regime (STR). BACKGROUND The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a regional integration grouping of 21 African […]

ECOWAS Holds Stakeholder Forum on Human Capital Development Strategy

Abuja, 20th April, 2020. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is holding a virtual meeting of stakeholders on the 28th of April, 2020 to validate a coherent and holistic human capacity development strategy. The capacity development enhancement being evolved by ECOWAS, is majorly targeting education, skills development and Labour sectors. The virtual meeting […]

Foresight Intelligence and OEM Data Delivery launch CrewStrong contact tracing tool

Foresight Intelligence and OEM Data Delivery launch CrewStrong contact tracing tool Foresight Intelligence, Inc® (Scottsdale, AZ) has partnered with OEM Data Delivery (Shelton, CT) in their first joint venture. Foresight Intelligence® offers this new solution through its telematics product suite frontrunner, Fleet Intelligence. The two entities have come together to bring the next evolution in […]

Financing hurdles caused by coronavirus won’t delay Nebraska’s largest road project

A rendering of the future Lincoln South Beltway. Credit: Nebraska DOT On March 23, the Nebraska Department of Transportation got word that the largest road project in its history might be delayed because of uncertainty that the coronavirus pandemic was causing financial markets. Nearly a month later, NDOT reports that the financing has been obtained […]

eComesa Newsletter Issue 619

This edition covers the following: how COVID-19 has put on hold the national rollout of the 50 million African Women Speak Platform that was planned in the months of March to June 2020. Also covered is the virtual meeting of the Bureau of the Council of Ministers, how Malawi’s products are expected to reach wider […]