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Increase Intra-Africa Trade

Traders in the East African Community (EAC) are already feeling the pinch of uncertainties in the global economy with demand for regional exports slowing...

East African Aviation Chiefs Push Regional Tourist Visa

Civil aviation authorities from the East African Community (EAC) member states want the bloc to expedite the introduction and implementation of a common passport...

Rwanda Still East Africa’s Business Leader

Rwanda has once again topped the East African Community (EAC) in ease of doing business as the region as a whole improved its business...

Trade Barriers Costing Africa Billions of Dollars, Says WB

African countries are losing billions of dollars in trade opportunities within the continent due to trade barriers, a new study by the World Bank...

East African Economies Now Among the Worlds Fastest Growing

The economies of East African Community member states grew by more than five percent last year making the region one of fastest growing in world. Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friss Bach said "an average growth of more than five percent is indeed impressive in a world where economic headlines are dominated by words such as crisis, regression, negative growth etc."

Five East African Airspaces to Be ‘Knit’ Together for Cheaper Air...

In order to make air travel affordable, governments of Tanzania, Kenya,Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda have been advised to knit their airspaces together. A delegation of directors from the Arusha-based, East African Business Council which recently went to meet Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki in Nairobi, presented a proposal that the five partner states should make the entire East African Community airspace domestic, with a view to making air travel cheaper within the region.

EALA Calls for Independent African Parliament

Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Abdirahin Abdi has called for the establishment of a fully fledged independent African parliament. "The entire East African Community (EAC) fraternity fully supports the efforts towards the development of a fully - fledged continental parliament that has greater autonomy and legislative leverage," he said at the opening of the sixth ordinary session of the second Pan African Parliament (PAP) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last week.

East African Community Rejects Sudan’s Application for Membership

The 13th East Africa Heads of States Summit meeting yesterday rejected Sudan's application to join the EAC, while opening the door to South Sudan to join the regional bloc. Uganda and Tanzania had earlier objected to Sudan's application over its practise of Sharia law, mistreatment of women and questionable democratic credentials but it was a clause in the EAC Treaty that requires geographical proximity that was used to keep the applicant out.

East African Presidents Meet To Push For Single Currency

AFRICANGLOBE - The push for adoption of a single currency for the East Africa Community could be overshadowed by regional politics at Wednesday's Heads of State meeting in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura.

East Africa Summit to Discuss Kenya’s Somalia Operation

Kenya's operation in Somalia and the application of South Sudan are among key issues slated for discussion during the East African Community Heads of States and Governments summit set for Tuesday.

East Africa Single Currency Deadline in Limbo

The deadline for the East African countries to adopt a monetary union, set for 2012, might be extended, if conditions for establishment of single currency in the region are not met.

South Sudan's Entry Into EAC to Spur Investment

The prospect of South Sudan's admission to the East African Community to which she applied for observer status in 2007, is exciting. Her markets and oil fields will certainly boost the region's foreign investment and trade.

Joint EAC, AFRICOM Military Exercises Start In Kenya

A joint military training exercise involving officers from defence forces of East Afican Community (EAC) partner states and the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) started at the Chukwani Military Centre in Zanzibar yesterday.

Rwanda Top Destination for Business in East Africa

Rwanda has retained its position as an ideal host for businesses in the East African Community (EAC) by clinching the top position in the first ever business rankings conducted by the bloc's Secretariat.

East African Monetary Must be Fast Tracked

The East African Community (EAC) member states will continue to lose tourists and investments if their Monetary Union expectations are not met according to the integration schedule.

Time for Investors to Strike Deals With South Sudan

A lot of changes are happening within the business environment in East Africa including legal, economic, social or political ... all which have an impact on businesses within the region. Last week, the world watched as Africa's 54th state - South Sudan - got its independence. For many Sudanese who have been caught up in a two decades long civil war, this was a great moment. The war totally damaged the economy and a lot of work needs to be done to get the State back on track.
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