The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is supporting the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) to revive the Tanzania tourism industry to spur other businesses, recover thousands of lost jobs, and generate revenue to the economy.
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Tanzania starts strategic partnerships to Revive Tourism

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is supporting the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) to revive the Tanzania tourism industry to spur other businesses, recover thousands of lost jobs, and generate revenue to the economy. Wildlife tourism in Tanzania continues to grow with nearly 1.5 million tourists visiting the country annually, earning the country […]

The Tanzania Civil  Aviation Authority (TCAA) has banned three Kenyan airlines from flying into the country airspace in retaliation for Kenya subjecting passengers from Tanzania to a mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine.
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Tanzania bans more Kenyan airlines from its airspace

The Tanzania Civil  Aviation Authority (TCAA) has banned three Kenyan airlines from flying into the country airspace in retaliation for Kenya subjecting passengers from Tanzania to a mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine. Tanzania reported 509 COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths in late April when authorities stopped publishing the pandemic’s tally. President John Magufuli has declared victory […]

Stanbic Bank Uganda (SBU) demonstrated resilience during the first half of 2020, despite a difficult operating environment brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting global economic downturn.
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Stanbic Uganda posts Ush127b half-year profit despite COVID 19 effects

Stanbic Bank Uganda (SBU) demonstrated resilience during the first half of 2020, despite a difficult operating environment brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting global economic downturn. Patrick Mweheire, the Chief Executive, Stanbic Uganda Holdings Limited (SUHL) to which SBU is a subsidiary said, “Despite a challenging first half, Stanbic Uganda has demonstrated […]

A regional electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System (CTMS) which will allow cross border road transport operators, drivers, regulators and law enforcement agencies to record and monitor driver wellness data such as COVID-19 test results has been approved by the Tripartite group.
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COMESA-EAC-SADC approve Electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System for COVID 19

A regional electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System (CTMS) which will allow cross border road transport operators, drivers, regulators and law enforcement agencies to record and monitor driver wellness data such as COVID-19 test results has been approved by the Tripartite group. The CTMS will also enable operators to track the driver, crew and truck movements […]

Women working in the textile sector in Burundi will soon be able to produce high-quality cloth after undergoing skills and entrepreneurial empowerment through an incubator project supported by the Federation of Women in Business for Eastern and Southern Africa (FEMCOM) in partnership with African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) Spanish Fund.
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Women in Burundi Empowered to Produce Good Quality Textile

Women working in the textile sector in Burundi will soon be able to produce high-quality cloth after undergoing skills and entrepreneurial empowerment through an incubator project supported by the Federation of Women in Business for Eastern and Southern Africa (FEMCOM) in partnership with African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) Spanish Fund. The training which is also […]

The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to improve agricultural productivity, enhance access to competitive markets and trade in agri-food commodities in the region.
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COMESA develops COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan

The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to improve agricultural productivity, enhance access to competitive markets and trade in agri-food commodities in the region. Implementation of the Plan is expected to create synergies and complement existing initiatives in the region and the Member States, targeting specific commodities […]

The Tripartite Council of Ministers of three regional economic communities in the eastern and southern Africa have approved new harmonized trade and transport facilitation guidelines.
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Council of Ministers approve Tripartite trade and transport guidelines

The Tripartite Council of Ministers of three regional economic communities in the eastern and southern Africa have approved new harmonized trade and transport facilitation guidelines. The Tripartite Guidelines for the Movement of Persons, Goods and Services across the Tripartite Region During COVID-19 Pandemic, consolidates those developed earlier by COMESA, the East African Community and the […]