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March 26, 2015

Trademark East Africa helps fast track aid in South Sudan crisis

They live in a state of suspension under plastic sheets or twigs, under tents if they are lucky, out in the open if they are not. Women and children, men and boys; the only certainty in their lives is uncertainty. These are the human flotsam from South Sudan’s unresolved internal conflict, which erupted in December […]

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March 25, 2015

East Africa open for business as trade facilitation programmes take root

Encouraging results achieved over the past year, including investments at key ports have resulted in reduced cargo transit times on East Africa’s main transport corridors, and accelerated implementation of the EAC’s Single Customs Territory. Harmonisation of product standards has expanded the EAC trade basket says TMEA Annual Report. Kampala, 24 March 2015. Investments in trade […]

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March 23, 2015

European times launches Rwanda economic report

KIGALI, Rwanda – The economic investment report dedicated to strengthening Rwanda’s position and international exposure was recently launched in Kigali. This is essential for a country that was recently ranked the most competitive nation in East Africa, third in Africa in the world economic forum’s global competitiveness report. Rwanda’s Minister of Infrastructure James Musoni said […]

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March 20, 2015

States across East Africa renew commitment to combat e-waste

East African countries on Wednesday vowed to harmonize policy and regulatory frameworks to enhance response to the menace of electronic waste (e-waste) that poses serious threats to human and ecological health. Policy makers and experts from the region said in Nairobi that countries will share best practices and roll out joint programs to promote management […]

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March 9, 2015

Regional integration key to Kenya’s food security

The State of Food Insecurity (Sofi) 2014 report stated that the World Food Summit goal of halving the number of undernourished people by 2015 cannot be met. What does that mean for Kenya and East Africa as a whole? Currently, statistics show that the number of undernourished people in the world is falling by an […]

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February 18, 2015

Trading Out of Poverty in East Africa – Making it Happen

The Saana Institute partnered with the Trade Out of Poverty All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to organise a seminar on trade, development and poverty reduction in East Africa on the 11th of February at the House of Commons. The event featured Frank Matsaert, Chief Executive Office of TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), Patrick Obath, Board Director […]

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January 29, 2015

Why informal cross border trade remains important

The buying and selling of goods and services between businesses in neighbouring EAC Partner States with the seller being in one Partner State and the buyer in the other, for example a company or an individual business person in Rwanda selling to a company in Burundi. Cross Border Trade (CBT) plays an important role in […]

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January 19, 2015

Why and how trade and investment can transform Kenya

Today Kenya is ranked as a middle income country with a Gross Domestic Product in excess of US$50 billion becoming the fourth largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa behind Nigeria, South Africa and Angola. These three countries have massive natural resources. Kenya is joining this league with several oil and natural gas drills yielding fruits. Kenya […]

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December 16, 2014

Make the people own EAC : Call

Trade Mark East Africa has called on East African partner states to closely work with civil societies in the implementation of the East African Community (EAC) integration for their citizens to understand, own and benefit from the integration. Opening the 3rd Civil Society Forum, which attracted activists from across the region here yesterday, Trade Mark […]

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December 8, 2014

World Bank to boost EAC farming with $1.2b

NAIROBI, Kenya – The World Bank recently agreed to boost agriculture in East African with $1.2 billion. This support is additional to large ongoing individual country programs. Besides paying for better infrastructure, the projects being funded are expected to improve the competitiveness of the East African Community (EAC) states. Philippe Dongier, the World Bank Country […]

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