COMESSA - Community of Sahel-Saharan States


The COMESSA is a trade agreement of currently 28 countries mainly located in Western Africa and in Eastern Africa.

All member states comprise a total area of 14.66 million km² and about 683.27 million people. This is 9.7% of the habitable area around the world and 8.9% of the world population. With an economic output of 1,356.40 billion US dollars annually, they represent around 2 percent of the global economy.
CountryCommencementRegionAreaPopulation
Benin2002Western Africa115,000 km²11.80 M
Burkina Faso1998Western Africa274,000 km²20.32 M
Central African Republic1999Central Africa623,000 km²4.75 M
Chad1998Central Africa1,284,000 km²15.95 M
Comoros2007Eastern Africa1,861 km²0.85 M
Djibouti2000Eastern Africa23,000 km²0.97 M
Egypt2001Northern Africa1,001,000 km²100.39 M
Eritrea1999Eastern Africa118,000 km²3.50 M
Gambia2000Western Africa11,000 km²2.35 M
Ghana2005Western Africa239,000 km²30.42 M
Guinea2007Western Africa246,000 km²12.77 M
Guinea-Bissau2004Western Africa36,000 km²1.92 M
Ivory Coast2004Western Africa322,000 km²25.72 M
Kenya2008Eastern Africa580,000 km²52.57 M
Liberia2004Western Africa111,000 km²4.94 M
Libya1998Northern Africa1,760,000 km²6.78 M
Mali1998Western Africa1,240,000 km²19.66 M
Mauritania2008Western Africa1,031,000 km²4.53 M
Morocco2001Northern Africa447,000 km²36.47 M
Niger1998Western Africa1,267,000 km²23.31 M
Nigeria2001Western Africa924,000 km²200.96 M
Sao Tome and Principe2008Central Africa960 km²0.22 M
Senegal2000Western Africa197,000 km²16.30 M
Sierra Leone2005Western Africa72,000 km²7.81 M
Somalia2001Eastern Africa638,000 km²15.44 M
Sudan1998Northern Africa1,879,000 km²42.81 M
Togo2002Western Africa57,000 km²8.08 M
Tunisia2001Northern Africa164,000 km²11.69 M