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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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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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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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East African business CEOs call for free movement of cargo amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Chief executive officers of the national private sector associations in the East African Community (EAC) region have called for free movement of cargo across...
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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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EAC ministers hold meeting over cross-border COVID-19 infections

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East African Community (EAC) health ministers on Friday held a virtual meeting over the increase of cross-border COVID-19 infections, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said. ...
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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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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...
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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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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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East African bloc may soon use single currency for intra-regional trade

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The East African Community (EAC) member states are hoping that a single currency for six member states will boost the level of intra-regional trade,...
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East Africa to harmonize pesticide regulation to boost food safety

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The East African Community (EAC) bloc plans to harmonize member states' pesticide regulations in order to boost food safety, officials said on Thursday. ...
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African countries urged to popularize ratification of free movement of persons pact

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The African Union (AU) on Tuesday urged efforts to popularize and promote the ratification of the protocol to the treaty establishing the African economic...
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Labor mobility in East Africa to boost economic growth

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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

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

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The East African Business Council (EABC) on Tuesday decried the low level of trade among members of the East African Community (EAC). ...
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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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South Sudan partners with regional bloc to harmonize refugee policy

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

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

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Agribusinesses in East African Community (EAC) countries are to benefit from greater business opportunities in both East African and European markets amid the new...
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EU pumps in US$100 million to support projects in East African Community

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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...
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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...