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EAC Monetary Affairs Committee addresses regional economic challenges and progress towards the EA Monetary Union

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 6th May, 2024: The 27th Ordinary Meeting of the East African Community (EAC) Monetary Affairs Committee (MAC) convened on 3rd May, 2024 in Juba, South Sudan.

The meeting brough together Governors and Senior Officials of the EAC Partner State Central Banks, along with representatives from the EAC Secretariat, against a backdrop of complex global economic dynamics. The meeting deliberated the global economic outlook, as well as the impact of persistent inflationary pressures, climate change ramifications and geopolitical tensions on the region.

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Ford Foundation and EACJ Explore Collaborative Pathways to Strengthen Justice and Civic Space Across the EAC Region

East African Court of Justice, Arusha, Tanzania, 3rd May, 2024:  The Ford Foundation, East Africa Regional Director, Ms. Jessica Horn, on Friday paid a courtesy call on the Judge President of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ), Justice Nestor Kayobera, at the EACJ offices in Arusha, Tanzania.

In their meeting, the two leaders explored avenues of collaboration and discussed the Foundation's initiatives in bolstering justice, expanding civic space and the rule of law across the region.

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(l-r): The Permanent Secretary, Tanzania Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Ms. Mary Makondo; Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs of Tanzania, Hon. Amb. Dr. Pindi H. Chana; EACJ Judge President, Justice Nestor Kayobera; EACJ Principal Judge, Justice Yohana Masara and EACJ Deputy Registrar, Her Worship Christine Mutimura-Wekesa.

Tanzania's Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs and the East African Court of Justice commit to identifying areas of collaboration

East African Court of Justice, Arusha, Tanzania, 3rd May, 2024:  The Tanzanian Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Hon. Amb. Dr. Pindi H. Chana, on Thursday paid a courtesy call on the Judge President of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ), Justice Nestor Kayobera.

The meeting aimed to strengthen ties between Tanzania and the Court while exploring avenues for collaborative efforts, particularly in capacity building within Tanzania's legal studies concerning the East African Community (EAC) integration process.

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Kenya and Tanzania Veterinary Authorities resolve Poultry trade disputes

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 30th April, 2024: In a landmark two-day meeting held at the East African Community (EAC) headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, the Republic of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania have successfully addressed longstanding concerns regarding the export of poultry and poultry products between them.

In his remarks, Mr. Rabson Wanjala, Co-Chair of the meeting from Kenya, emphasised the critical importance of trade between the two countries, highlighting the necessity for ongoing consultations to streamline and facilitate trade processes.

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Dr. Sylvance Okoth, Executive Secretary, East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO); Prof. Gaspard Banyankimbona, Executive Secretary, Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), and Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, Director General of the National Commission for Science, Technology & Innovation (NACOSTI) launching the EAC Regional STI & East African Regional Intellectual Property (IP) Policy.

A Big Win for East Africa with the Inclusion of Open Science in the EAC STI Policy

The 3rd East African Community (EAC) Regional Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Conference, held from 6 to 8 March, 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya, marked a significant milestone for the region with the launch of the East African Regional Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2023-2033 and the East African Regional Intellectual Property (IP) Policy 2023-2033.

Setting this achievement apart, is the inclusion of Open Science principles and guidelines in the new policy framework. This marks a first for the region and Africa and is set to unlock the full potential of scientific research and drive sustainable development across East Africa.

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EAC Multinational Road of Kenya/Uganda: Kisumu - Busia/Kakira - Malaba Expressway set to boost intra-regional trade in the Northern Corridor

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 24th April, 2024: The feasibility studies for the 256km multinational Kisumu-Kisian-Busia/Kakira-Malaba-Busitema-Busia expressway is set to start soon after EAC officially handed over the site to the consultancy firm named GOPA Infra Gmbh of Germany together with ITEC Limited of Kenya.

The expressway that will run from Kisumu in Kenya to Kakira, a town Jinja district, will involve rehabilitation of the existing two-lane single-carriageway to bitumen standards and the upgrading of the same into a two-lane dual carriageway over a 104km stretch.

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Uganda and South Sudan commit to enhance cooperation and border operations at the Elegu/Nimule border post

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th April, 2024: Government officials, trade representatives and other stakeholders from the Republic of Uganda and the Republic of South Sudan convened at Nimule Border on Tuesday for a high-level joint border sensitisation mission focused on strengthening cross-border trade relations and fostering regional integration.

The mission provided a platform for in-depth discussions on various issues impacting trade between the two Partner States, with a particular emphasis on the implementation of One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) and other trade facilitation measures.

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EAC mulls Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi as an EAC Day

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 8th April, 2024:  The East African Community Secretariat is exploring a possibility of having a Commemoration of Genocide Against Tutsi on  7th April of every year as an EAC day for it to be observed by EAC Partner States, Organs, and Institutions as any other EAC days and given commemoration budget in the EAC Annual Budgets.

Speaking during the the commemoration at the EAC Secretariat on behalf of the EAC Secretary General, EAC Deputy Secretary General, Hon Andrea Ariik Aguer Malueth said that a proper request will be very soon tabled to the Council for consideration as EAC set to take a front role as the region to make sure that what happened in Rwanda in 1994 never happens again anywhere in region.

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EAC Secretariat set to conduct High-Level Border Sensitization Mission

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 3rd April, 2024:The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat is set to conduct a high-level sensitization mission at selected borders within the region aimed at reviewing the performance of the various One-Stop Border Posts (OSBPs).

Scheduled to commence on 9th April, 2024, the mission underscores the EAC's commitment to fostering cooperation, enhancing trade facilitation, and improving cross-border procedures.

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Capacity building workshop on mainstreaming the Democratic Republic of Congo into the EAC Customs Union underway in Kampala, Uganda

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 20th March, 2024: The East African Community (EAC) capacity building workshop on mainstreaming the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into the EAC Customs Union is currently underway in Kampala, Uganda.

The five-day workshop from 18th -22nd March, 2024 facilitated by the Trade Mark Africa under funding of the USAID- ERRA program is being attended by Senior Officials from the Ministry of Trade, Ministry EAC affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Bureau of Standards, Immigration and Customs Administrations

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