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June 10, 2016

East Africa: EA Business Council Picks Burundian As New Chair

The East African Business Council has elected Mr Econie Nijimbere from Burundi as its new Chairman for the period of 2016-2017. The Burundian is taking over from Mr Dennis Karera, who served at that capacity from the year 2015. Mr Nijimbere was serving as a Vice Chair. According to the statement issued yesterday, the new […]

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May 30, 2016

Rwanda Development Board's Economic Reforms Revolutionize Rwanda Business Environment

The latest business reforms under the stewardship of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) are a landmark in improving the investment environment and the country’s competitiveness and positioning. Rwanda ranks the second in Africa in the World Bank doing business index 2016. According to the World Bank doing business report published in 2015, Rwanda ranked best in […]

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May 23, 2016

WEF brought the world to Rwanda, to see for themselves…

There was much excitement in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, in the week leading up to the convening of the World Economic Forum for Africa recently. As with past meetings of this magnitude, the government of Rwanda left nothing to chance. Its remarkable mobilisation capacity was deployed to get everyone with a role to play during the […]

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May 6, 2016

East Africa: Envoy Launches EAC Integration Run

Kampala — Tanzanian High Commissioner Ladislaus Komba has launched the registration of participants in the Afrika Mashariki Fest (AMF) half marathon, which will take place on May 29. The run will start and end at Kololo Independence Grounds. While addressing the press after the launch on Sunday at Nakumatt Acacia Mall in Kololo, Kampala, Dr […]

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May 6, 2016

Tanzania: TCCIA, Zanzibar Commerce Chamber Seal Partnership Pact

Zanzibar — Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) and its isles counterpart, Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture (ZNCCIA) sealed an agreement to partner in promoting trade. The partner institutions signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at ZNCCIA offices here to cement their relation, at a ceremony graced by Zanzibar Minister […]

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February 22, 2016

TradeMark to commit Shs 8.5bn for E. Africa trade

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), a donor-supported organization formed to facilitate cross-border business in the region, has expressed worry that while they have supported the modernization of ports in Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, trade volumes are still below expectations. TMEA seeks to facilitate the East African Community (EAC) with $2.5m to increase intraregional trade to […]

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January 26, 2016

Boost for East Africa Tourism as its private sector body is feted for online and destination awareness marketing tool at the 12th UNWTO Award in Madrid.

Nairobi 21st January, 2016…East Africa private sector body, East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP) has emerged First runner up of the UNWTO Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance for its multi-destination knowledge management tool at the 12th UNWTO Awards EATP was among a total of 17 projects from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe […]

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January 19, 2016

Facilitating regional trade for development

What are the key elements in your management style as a manager? My door is always open to anyone, which works in line with the open and transparent approach at TMEA. I am a very flexible and reachable but I am also a firm manager. As a manager, I ensure a very good work-life balance […]

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January 12, 2016

Africa’s tourism will be bright if we reduce reliance on foreign tourists

Waturi Matu is a Kenyan and serves presently as director, business environment at TradeMark East Africa but has before now served in different capacities in different organizations within the travel industry and is popular for her strong views and advocacy for united Africa front when it comes to developing and promoting the travel industry. She […]

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December 8, 2015

Join Single EA Visa Agreement, Tanzania and Burundi Urged

Dar es Salaam — With the East African Community single tourist visa, travellers can visit any of the countries in the region but not Tanzania and Burundi. The two countries refused to join the system since it was effected in the beginning of 2014 with Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda going ahead with the initiative. However, […]

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