Tag Archive | East African Community

South Sudan admitted into EAC

Finally, some positive news coming out of South Sudan. The East African Community flag. PHOTO | FILE By NATION REPORTER South Sudan has been admitted into the East African Community (EAC), increasing the membership of the common market to six with a population of 162 million people. The 17th Ordinary EAC Heads of State Summit […]

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What the Museveni-Kenyatta trade deal tells us about Uganda and Kenya

  President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto (right) tour Mumias Sugar Company after they presented a Sh1 billion bailout. PHOTO | PSCU In Summary Sugar is a metaphor for some of the surprising differences between the two countries. Today, Uganda is the true capitalist economy. Kenya, with its humongous parastatal sector, is like […]

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Ugandan president heads to Burundi for crisis election talks

Esdras NDIKUMANA | 14 July, 2015 15:33 Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni Image by: STR / REUTERS Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni flew to Burundi Tuesday for crisis talks, as President Pierre Nkurunziza readied for a third term bid in polls next week following months of violence. Museveni, appointed mediator last week by the five-nation East African Community […]

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East African Community’s long journey to Integration

From Rwanda’s New Times by OSCAR KIMANUKA It has been observed that the East African Community has demonstrated the most feasible progress on integration and is said to be the most ambitious of all the regional economic communities in Africa. The East African Community member states have made a number of significant strides towards the […]

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INTERVIEW-Uganda rules out sending troops to Burundi-Prime Minister

Source: Reuters – Thu, 21 May 2015 21:16 GMT By Daniel Bases NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) – Uganda, which has sent its troops to address regional instability in South Sudan and Somalia, is not considering putting any of its soldiers on the ground in Burundi where political unrest spurred an attempted coup on May […]

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Burundi’s self-fulfilling prophecy

From the Institute for Security Studies It was ironic yet perhaps not entirely coincidental that just as regional leaders of the East African Community (EAC) were meeting Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza in Dar es Salaam to discuss how to resolve the growing crisis in his country, the army launched a coup attempt against him back home. […]

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East African Community: The unfinished agenda

From The Brookings Institution BY: Paulo Drummond and Oral Williams The East African Community (EAC)—comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda—has the ambitious goal of introducing a single currency by 2024. This journey towards integration commenced in 2000 and is underpinned by three main protocols: the customs union (2005), the common market (2010), and, more […]

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ECA and COMESA Launch Roundtables for Upcoming Elections in Burundi

COMESA-EAC Launch Roundtables for Consolidating Regional Stability Through Peaceful Elections in Burundi East African Community Headquarters, Bujumbura, 15 January 2015: The East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have this morning jointly launched Round-Tables for Consolidating Regional Stability through Peaceful Elections in the Republic of Burundi at the Royal […]

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