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November 15, 2019

Targeted national policy reform to promote regional integration can increase competitiveness of East Africa’s economies – report

East African countries are progressively improving their policy frameworks governing trade, but governments need to do more to improve the business environment as a whole, according to the second edition of the African Union Commission’s (AUC) economic report produced in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre. Governments in the […]

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November 11, 2019

Kagame: Lawyers play key role in regional integration

President Paul Kagame told lawyers from member countries of the East African Community that they should continue to have an active role in realising the integration agenda for the region. The members of the East Africa Law Society are meeting in Kigali for the annual conference and General Assembly. Kagame, who is also the Chairperson […]

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November 7, 2019

Targeted national policy reform to promote regional integration can increase competitiveness of East Africa’s economies – report

East African countries are progressively improving their policy frameworks governing trade, but governments need to do more to improve the business environment as a whole, according to the second edition of the African Union Commission’s (AUC) economic report produced in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre. Governments in the […]

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September 4, 2019

WEF co-chair highlights importance of market integration

African political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town will be urged to follow through with commitments made to regional integration, trade experts say. As the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) enters the implementation phase, WEF Africa can jumpstart discussions on the process of dismantling barriers to regional trade, says […]

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July 18, 2019

Regional integration key driver of trade

For years, trade has proven to be a key driver of economic growth for many countries. It has also been the fuel for powering regional integration for continents. This could be the reason why Africa has, in recent decades, experienced a proliferation of sub-regional agreements including in the East African Community (EAC). The benefits of […]

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June 17, 2019

Private sector told to spearhead South Sudan’s integration into the EAC

The private sector in South Sudan has been requested to spearhead the country’s integration into the East African Community (EAC). “Private sector has to be anchored on predictable policy consistency at the socio-economic policy levels”, said the EAC secretary general Liberat Mfumukeko. He made the remarks last week during a sensitization workshop for private sector […]

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June 3, 2019

President Kenyatta: Integration offers best chance for continental growth

The Head of State spoke at State House, Nairobi, when he received a special message from President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana delivered by special envoy Joseph Kofi Adda who is also his country’s Minister for Civil Aviation. Kenya and Ghana were the first countries in Africa to ratify the AfCFTA protocol which aims at […]

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May 17, 2019

Africa’s Digital Economy poised to explode as regional integration opens new markets

With Africa’s digital economy taking off exponentially, the continent must ready itself to maximize the potential dividends of the Continental Free Trade Area agreement, panel members told a packed auditorium in Kigali at the opening of Transform Africa Summit 2019 on Tuesday. Key to this effort will be connectivity, data and digitization and innovation among […]

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