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EAC to send observers to Tanzania ahead of poll

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The East African Community (EAC) said on Friday it will dispatch election observer mission to Tanzania ahead of the nation's general elections slated for...
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EAC urged to hasten admission of DR Congo to boost intra-regional trade

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The East African Business Council (EABC), a private sector association comprising investors involved in exporting and importing, on Wednesday urged the East African Community...
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Rwanda to replace all its passports with East Africa e-passports

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Rwanda's immigration department on Thursday announced it will replace all passports with the East Africa e-passports after June 27, 2019. "All passports issued before...
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Uganda flies flags at half-mast to mourn former Tanzanian leader

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday ordered flags to fly at half-mast for three days starting Saturday to mourn former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa. ...
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East African countries urged to open regional air transport services

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The East African regional business and private sector watchdog on Wednesday urged the six member states of the East African Community (EAC) to fast...
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EAC members mull joint strategies to boost post-COVID-19 tourism recovery

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Members of the East African Community (EAC) will implement joint strategies to boost recovery of the tourism sector after months of downturn linked to...
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Tecno partners with UNHCR to fund schooling for African refugee children

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Tecno on Friday announced a new partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to fund quality primary education...
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Kenya secures US$5.6 million to safeguard trade amid COVID-19

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The EU is set to provide Kenya with 600 million shillings (about 5.6 million U.S. dollars) to safeguard its trade with the rest of...
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East Africa manufacturers see opportunities ahead despite COVID-19 hit

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Manufacturers in East Africa Community (EAC) countries have said COVID-19 has presented a challenge that if well responded to, will enable the region to...
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Joint efforts against COVID-19 to benefit Kenya, Tanzania

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Dan Kazungu, the Kenyan ambassador to Tanzania, said Kenya and Tanzania should unite in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic which the diplomat termed as their...
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Tanzania to dissolve parliament on June 19

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Tanzania will dissolve parliament on June 19, the country's Speaker of Parliament Job Ndugai announced in the country's capital Dodoma on Monday. He said the...
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East African leaders call for support for production of essential medical products

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Heads of state of the East African Community (EAC) on Tuesday urged member states to support local production of essential medical products and supplies...
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Rwanda calls for regional cooperation to deal with cross-border activities amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Monday that the East African Community (EAC) countries need to sustain efforts to promote cooperation and harmonization of certain...
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East African business watchdog appeals for recruiting health workers to fight COVID-19

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The East African Business Council (EABC) has appealed to the East African Community (EAC) member states to allocate more funding towards the recruitment of...
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East African health ministers suspend face-to-face meeting amid COVID-19 pandemic

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East African ministers have suspended face-to-face meeting until the novel coronavirus pandemic is contained. The ministers of Health and East Africa Community...
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Rwanda’s trade deficit up 16.3 percent in 2019

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Rwanda's trade deficit increased by 16.3 percent in 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, the central bank said on Tuesday. ...
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East African Business Council to promote Tanzania’s industrialization agenda

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The East African Business Council (EABC) said on Monday it is organizing a forum aimed at promoting Tanzania's industrialization agenda as identified in the...

Delegates at AMI2020 want support from regional blocs

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Delegates at the end of the Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI2020) has called on regional blocs and communities to set up a harmonised legislative, administrative...
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Policy makers and business leaders to brainstorm over trade barriers in EAC

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Stakeholders from across the coffee value chain have gathered in Mombasa, Kenya, February 11-14, 2020 for the region’s pre-eminent coffee event. The EAC Coffee...
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East African law watchdog sues EAC Council of Ministers over violation of the bloc’s...

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The East Africa Law Society (EALS) on Thursday filed a case at the East African Court of Justice in Arusha against the Council of...
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Electoral Commission’s Advisory Committee calls for calm

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The Eminent Advisory Committee (EAC) of the Electoral Commission (EC) has called on all political parties and other stakeholders to remain calm over...
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South Sudan official says set to join continental free trade body

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South Sudan said on Friday its set to join the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which will commence operation on July 1, 2020,...
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East African imports displace Kenya’s poultry production – Trade group

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East African imports are displacing Kenya's poultry production, Humphrey Mbugua, patron of the Kenya Poultry Breeders Association, told journalists on Wednesday. Local...
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East African Community to conclude review of new external tariffs in November

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The East African Community (EAC) member states are set to conclude reviewing the new common external tariff in November, an official said on Tuesday. ...
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EAC Countries Sign Joint Agreement to Fight Illegal Fishing in Lake Victoria

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East African Community (EAC) member countries sharing Lake Victoria on Monday signed an agreement aimed at conducting joint illegal fishing in Lake Victoria. The...
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EAC says Kenya should promote healing amid divisions linked to repeat polls

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The East African Community Election Observer Mission (EAC EOM) has called upon Kenyan political leaders and election managers to embark on a process of...
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East Africa seeks to harmonize investor compensation to deepen capital markets

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The East African Community (EAC) member states will hold talks to harmonize the amount of funds that capital market investors will be compensated in...
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Experts gather in Zambia to promote climate-smart agriculture

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The experts, drawn from research communities, government ministries, farmer organizations, the private sector, are from three regional economic blocs, namely, the Common Market for...
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U.S Envoy Thomas Perriello to Tour Tanzania, DRC and Others

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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...
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EAC urged to revive its climate change program

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