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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...
Kenya ruling Jubilee Party members and followers of President Uhuru Kenyatta

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...

EAC chair appeals regional bloc to cut operational costs

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"Money served after reduction of operational costs should be used to serve people in the region," Magufuli said during talks with the EAC Secretary...

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

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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

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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

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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...
A truck crosses from Rwanda into Tanzania at Rusumo Border. (File)

Rwanda expects export increase after cross-border post launch

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The Rusumo international bridge and one-stop border post, launched on Wednesday, link Rwanda to Tanzania's Dar-es-Salaam port, where up to 60 percent of Rwanda's...
A trader retrievesa receipt from an EBM. The amended law reinforces ministerial powers to fine taxpayers who circumvent using electronic billing machines to avoid paying taxes. (File)

African Countries asked to endorse free trade arrangement

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The TFTA was launched in June last year by member countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Eastern African...

South Sudan looking to open its embassy in Tanzania

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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

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In their communique released on Wednesday at the summit, regional leaders described what happened to Kenyan soldiers as a regional problem and not a...
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Tanzanian leader urges industrialization in E. Africa

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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

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

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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...
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Kenyan flower industrialists concerned about trade pact endorsement

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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

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"The Burundian dialogue schedule was unilaterally elaborated by EAC Secretary General Richard Sezibera who made arrangement for the radical opposition that was invited to...
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Kenya calls for cutting trade barriers to spur regional trade

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Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization Adan Mohamed said domestic laws and regulations and imposed restrictions on free movement of goods and services has impeded accelerated...

ITC Joined EAC To Boost Intra-African Trade

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The Trade and Regional Integration Project (TRIP) for EAC was announced by EAC Secretary-General Dr Richard Sezibera and ITC Executive Director Arancha González on...
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Kenyan banks launch new initiative to curb internal fraud

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Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) chairman Joshua Oigara said by establishing the Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI), the commercial banks will use the new framework to...
Burundis President Pierre Nkurunziza

Pressure mounts on Burundi government as crisis deteriorates

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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

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

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

EAC to deploy election observer mission in Tanzania

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The EAC Mission is a response to the invitation of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Tanzania as well as the decision of the...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Rwanda calls on regional countries to remove trade barriers

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The post genocide country has opened borders to enable the penetration of foreign direct investments and boost the economy. Speaking...