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January 13, 2020

Partners or Competitors? The road to East African integration

Two decades after the region’s leaders signed on to the revival of the East African Community (EAC), it has been planned that the Community will merge in joining forces to work and transact business as one. Are these plans coming as soon as we expect? And why am I not feeling EAC’s growth in my […]

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December 16, 2019

GIZ supports two plans on socioeconomic integration

THE German development agency – GIZ is supporting the East African Community (EAC) in two new programmes on regional economic and social integration. EAC Secretariat and the EAC GIZ programme signed an implementation agreement worth 16 million U S dollars for continuing support for EAC regional integration through their support to East African Market Driven […]

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December 16, 2019

EALA demands updates on integration pillars

THE East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers has been tasked to furnish the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) with comprehensive reports on regular basis about implementation of pillars of integration. Specifically, the ministers are supposed to inform the august House on each partner state’s status in relation to progress in execution of the Customs […]

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December 13, 2019

EAC, GIZ sign $16m deal to support economic and social integration

The East African Community Secretariat and the EAC GIZ programme supporting East African Integration on behalf of the German Government, today signed an implementation agreement worth US$16 million for continuing support for EAC regional integration through their SEAMPEC and Pandemic Preparedness programmes. The programmes are managed through the EAC-GIZ partnership to continue to grow regional […]

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December 2, 2019

20 years of EAC – much work needed on political integration

It was born a long 22 years after a regional economic bloc by the same name but with fewer partner states collapsed – in 1977 – after only ten years of existence. The current edition of the EAC stands on a surface area of 2.5 million square kilometres and is home to 172 million people, […]

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December 2, 2019

EAC launches campaign to enhance regional integration

The East African Community (EAC) has launched a campaign aimed at creating a new momentum towards its regional integration agenda. COMPETITION The campaign dubbed ‘The EAC I Deserve’, which targets to reach over 10 million East African citizens in the next one year, was officially launched during the regional bloc’s 20th anniversary in Arusha, Tanzania, […]

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November 25, 2019

High level investment summit to mark 20 years of EAC integration

As the East African Community (EAC) Marks 20 years of regional integration, the East African Business Council has organized a high level business and investment summit. Slated for November 28th and 29th this year, the meeting is intended to discuss wys of making East Africa a leading trade and investment destination and how to increase intra EAC trade. This […]

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November 25, 2019

Enthusiasm for regional integration, as ECA and Trademark East Africa conduct national forum on the AfCFTA

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Trademark East Africa (TMEA) launched the National impact assessment report that presented the effects of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on Uganda, during a national AfCFTA stakeholder consultation meeting on 31 October 2019. Emphasizing that regional platforms are “the way to go” for developing countries […]

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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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