The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) was ratified on 8 December 1994. The goal is to recognize, promote, and protect fundamental human rights, commit to the principles of liberty and the rule of law, maintain peace and stability through the promotion and strengthening of good neighborliness, and commit to the peaceful settlement of disputes among members states.

The COMESA’s members are Burundi, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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