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Map of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Member States

Eastern and Southern Africa’s COMESA is a Major Market Place for Internal and External Trading

By Abdi Ali Published March 30, 2024 The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a regional economic community in Africa with twenty-one member states stretching from Tunisia in the north to Eswatini in the south. COMESA was formed in December 1994, replacing a Preferential Trade Area which…

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Burundi and African Development Bank have signed two grant agreements totalling US$13.15 million to implement Phase 1 of the Water Sector and Climate Resilience Building Support Programme (PASEREC-Phase1).

Burundi to improve water supply and boost climate change resilience with African Development Bank Grant

By African Development Bank Published January 3, 2023 Burundi and African Development Bank have signed two grant agreements totalling US$13.15 million to implement Phase 1 of the Water Sector and Climate Resilience Building Support Programme (PASEREC-Phase1). The programme will strengthen Burundi’s resilience to the effects of climate change and improve…

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The Kampala-Malaba MGR is part of the multi-modal Northern Corridor route, which includes road transport from Mombasa in Kenya to landlocked Uganda and neighboring countries, including Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Eastern DR Congo. The corridor also has maritime links with Lake Victoria’s inland waterways.

Renovation of Meter Gauge Railway to Bolster East African Community Regional Trade

By African Development Bank Published January 4, 2023 African Development Bank is providing US$301 million to overhaul the Kampala-Malaba Meter Gauge Railway (MGR) in Uganda. The railway line is part of the East African Community’s Northern Corridor linking the capital, Kampala, to Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa. The East African…

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