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Refugees

African countries urged to popularize ratification of free movement of persons pact

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday urged efforts to popularize and promote the ratification of the protocol to the treaty establishing the African economic...
Wpid Money Growth

Labor mobility in East Africa to boost economic growth

The United Nations labor agency said on Thursday that labor mobility in the East African Community (EAC) bloc will boost economic growth. ...
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Rwandan and Ugandan Dispute to be handled by East African Law Body

The East African Law Society (EALS), a regional bar representing lawyers from across the East African Community (EAC) member states, on Wednesday offered to...
trade

Business lobby decries low intra-EAC trade

The East African Business Council (EABC) on Tuesday decried the low level of trade among members of the East African Community (EAC). ...
fishing

EAC Countries Sign Joint Agreement to Fight Illegal Fishing in Lake Victoria

East African Community (EAC) member countries sharing Lake Victoria on Monday signed an agreement aimed at conducting joint illegal fishing in Lake Victoria. The...
refugees n queue

South Sudan partners with regional bloc to harmonize refugee policy

South Sudan on Tuesday announced a partnership with the East African Community (EAC) to harmonize policies and legislation aimed at strengthening management of the...
insurance

East Africa seeks to harmonize insurance laws to boost financial inclusion

The East African Community (EAC) plans to fast track the harmonization of the national insurance laws of its member states in order to boost...
SMEs

MARKUP Sets Out To Support East African SMEs

Agribusinesses in East African Community (EAC) countries are to benefit from greater business opportunities in both East African and European markets amid the new...
European Union

EU pumps in US$100 million to support projects in East African Community

European Union (EU) on Thursday announced to have pumped in 85 million Euros (99.7 million U.S. dollars) to support the implementation of various projects...
New East Africa Railway

East Africa seeks to harmonize investor compensation to deepen capital markets

The East African Community (EAC) member states will hold talks to harmonize the amount of funds that capital market investors will be compensated in...

German government donate to East African countries

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has committed two grants amounting to €35 million Euros to the East African Community (EAC). His...
WIZZIT - Mobile Banking

East African nations in talks to expand one-area mobile network

The East African Community (EAC) is holding talks on expanding the one area mobile network to cover all member states, an official said Monday. ...
Agriculture tractor plowing field

Experts gather in Zambia to promote climate-smart agriculture

The experts, drawn from research communities, government ministries, farmer organizations, the private sector, are from three regional economic blocs, namely, the Common Market for...
East African

U.S Envoy Thomas Perriello to Tour Tanzania, DRC and Others

U.S. Special Envoy Thomas Perriello to the Great Lakes Region of Africa is traveling September 6–17, 2016, to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Kinshasa, Democratic...
climate change

EAC urged to revive its climate change program

The EALA lawmakers said dissolution of key units at the EAC secretariat had interrupted the critical projects on climate change mitigation, and they wanted...

Burundi peace talks expected to continue on 12th July in Tanzania

Richard Owora Othieno, a Communications Officer with the East African Community (EAC), organizers of the talks, said more than 70 politicians and civil society...
CMA staff members at Bisesero Genocide Memorial Centre

Robert Mathu Suggests Brexit Has No Long Term Costs on EAC

Before and after the voting, the sterling has continued to lose value compared to the last 30 years. The capital markets in UK also...
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Tanzania compensates over 30,000 former EAC employees

Philip Mpango, the east African nation's Minister for Finance and Planning, told the National Assembly that the last batch of the 269 retirees were...
Georgina Opoku Amankwah

EC already put in mechanisms to delete names of the dead

Mrs Georgina Opoku Amankwah, the Deputy Commissioner of the EC in charge of Corporate and General Services, who announced this at a press briefing,...

South Sudan looking to open its embassy in Tanzania

Tanzania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Mahiga said that leaders of the youngest African nation expressed the need to strengthen bilateral relations with Tanzania....
Terrorism suspect Khalid Mohammed Ali

E. African leaders vow to fight terrorism

In their communique released on Wednesday at the summit, regional leaders described what happened to Kenyan soldiers as a regional problem and not a...
John Magufuli

Tanzanian leader urges industrialization in E. Africa

Addressing the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit in Arusha, Magufuli, who chairs the summit, said it was imperative for the...
CCM National Chairman, President Jakaya Kikwete, South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit (left), former South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar Teny (second right) and Mr Deng Alor Kuol sign an agreement to reunite the SPLM factions in Arusha yesterday. Looking on are the widow of the late SPLM Chairman John Garang, Ms Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, and an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Thobias Makoba.

South Sudan becomes new and sixth member of EAC

Chairman of the EAC Heads of State Summit and Tanzanian President John Magufuli announced this at the official opening of the summit held in...
e-passport

East Africa to unveil e-passport soon

EAC's senior official in-charge of communication unit Owora Richard Othieno disclosed this here when speaking ahead the 17th Ordinary EAC Heads of State Summit...
Flowers

Kenyan flower industrialists concerned about trade pact endorsement

Kenya Flower Council (KFC) CEO Jane Ngige told a media briefing in Nairobi that all member states' parliament are required to endorse the deal...

Burundi opposition party rejects EAC chief in peace talks

"The Burundian dialogue schedule was unilaterally elaborated by EAC Secretary General Richard Sezibera who made arrangement for the radical opposition that was invited to...

Kenya’s exports to Uganda, Tanzania in sharp decline

Uganda and Tanzania have in the last years been key destinations for Kenya's exports in the region but the volume of goods the two...
Burundis President Pierre Nkurunziza

Pressure mounts on Burundi government as crisis deteriorates

by Ronald Ssekandi, Samuel Egadu East African Community (EAC) leaders are set to meet later this month in the region's annual...

East African banks on single online visa to lure more tourists

Ruto told a tourism conference in Nairobi that Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, which had launched a single visa initiative earlier this year, were leveraging...
Burundi

Rwanda voices concern over Burundi situation

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda minister of foreign affairs said that Burundi's situation is a complex issue and worrying. ...