24. February 2012 - Joint COMPETE and SATH Mission to ACE

USAID COMPETE can no longer fund projects in Malawi and will therefore end their directly relationship with ACE when the 2nd grant comes to an end 31st
March 2012. The USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub (SATH) has expressed interest in extending support to continue the activities started by COMPETE and ACE. A
joint mission by Mr Ian Goggin from COMPETE and Mr Emile Matthee from SATH has just come to an end. Mr Emile Matthee was introduced to the scope of ACE
activities and the environment ACE operates in. SATH will now review the findings and ACE hopes a formal partnership can be started.

6. January 2012 - COMPETE approve no-cost extension

ACE had requested a no-cost extension from COMPETE to extent the project duration from 15. January 2012 to 31 March 2012. The request is now approved. Thank you COMPETE.