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French Government commits to support EAC-Led process in DRC

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 6th December, 2022The French Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Nabil Hahjlaoui, pledged his country’s commitment to support EAC-Led Nairobi Process, on restoration of peace and security in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

H.E. Hahjlaoui made the disclosure when he met with the Secretary General of the EAC, Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki, who paid a courtesy call on him at his residence in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

Amb. Hahjlaoui reiterated his country’s commitment to use its experience and help in any way necessary to bring peace back in Eastern DRC.  

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EAC Secretary General hands over Laboratory Equipment to EAC Partner States to improve regional trade in seed potatoes

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 3rd December, 2022The EAC Secretary General Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki has handed over laboratory equipment and consumables to the Focal Points of the EAC Affairs Ministries on behalf of National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) in the Partner States under an EAC-GIZ project called “Improvement of Regional Trade with Seed Potatoes in Eastern Africa.” 

The aim of the project is to provide framework conditions for the development of trade in seed potatoes through support to development of regional strategies and action plans, capacity development of NPPOs in SPS measure as well as development and harmonization of regional seed potato standards. 

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EAC Day marked with pomp and colour in Arusha

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 30th November, 2022: The East African Community (EAC) marked the day on Wednesday marked the day it was founded with a series of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in Arusha city and an exhibition and open day at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.  

The theme of this year’s EAC Day Commemoration was ‘Towards an Integrated East Africa: Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change and Promoting Maternal Health.” 

Staff of EAC Organs and Institutions started the day with a cleaning exercise at the Kilombero Bus Park in Arusha, the second largest bus park in the city that hosts several international organisations and is the hub of the tourism industry in north-western Tanzania.  

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Develop locally relevant content and software, ICT experts in East African urged

 East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th November,2022: Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) experts in East Africa have been called upon to develop locally relevant content, applications and services so as to make ICT meaningful in the daily lives and operations of people and organisations in the region. 

Tanzania’s Minister for ICT, Hon. Nape Moses Nnauye, said that to make ICT relevant in socio-economic development programmes in the region, ICT experts should develop locally relevant content and applications for diverse sectors including education, healthcare, environment, agriculture, products that are useful to local communities. 

“This could also mean locally relevant applications such as software or computerised systems that present end-user solutions,” said Hon. Nnauye. 

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The Judge President of the EACJ, Justice Nestor Kayobera (centre) addresses a media briefing at the Commercial Court of Uganda premises. Flanking Justice Kayobera are the EACJ Principal Judge, Justice Yohane Masara (right), and Hon. Justice Stephen Mubiru, the Head of Commercial Court Division Uganda

EACJ Court rotational sessions to take off in Kampala

East African Court of Justice. Kampala, Uganda, 1st November, 2022: The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) is set to begin its November – December 2022 Sessions at the Commercial Court premises in Kampala, Uganda. 

The EACJ sessions were preceded by the 2nd Annual EACJ Judicial Conference held from 26th to 28th October, 2022 in Kampala. During this session, both First Instance and Appellate Divisions will handle a total of 39 cases.  

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Increased trade and integration are the pathways to socio-economic transformation in Africa

East African Court of Justice, Arusha, Tanzania, 28th October, 2022: Increased intra-regional and inter-continental trade and integration are the pathways to socio-economic transformation and economic prosperity in East Africa and the African continent, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has said. 

President Museveni singled out universal education and a business mindset as the factors that will stimulate rapid economic transformation within the East African Community (EAC) and the rest of the African continent.  

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2nd Annual EACJ Judicial Conference kicks off in Kampala, Uganda

East African Court of Justice, Arusha, Tanzania, 26th October, 2022: The 2nd Annual East African Court of Justice (EACJ) Judicial Conference kicked off on Wednesday in Kampala, Uganda with speakers calling for increased access to justice in the East African region and beyond.  

Speaking when she officially opened the three-day conference, Uganda’s 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community (EAC) Affairs, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, hailed the EACJ saying that the Couurt has since its inception done a commendable job in passing judgements that have impacted Human rights jurisprudence within the region and beyond as well as strengthening the Community. 

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We are ready to join the Community, Somalia President says

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 26th October, 2022: The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud urged the East African Community to fast-track his country’s admission into the Community.

The president said Somalia joining the Community has been a delayed dream for the people and the Government of Somalia and urged the Secretary General, Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki, to expedite the process of admission so that his country can be the 8th member of the EAC. 

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EACJ Judge calls for Administrative and Financial autonomy of the regional Court

East African Court of Justice, Arusha, Tanzania, 25th October, 2022: The Judge President of the East African Court of Justice, His Lordship Justice Nestor Kayobera, has called for the granting of administrative and financial independence to the Court to enable it execute its mandate more effectively.  

Justice Kayobera said that granting the Court administrative and financial would uphold the independence of the regional judicial body as it arbitrates in civil disputes and delivery of justice.  

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IMF hails EAC for steady progress in regional integration

East African Community Secretariat; Arusha, Tanzania, 24th October, 2022: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has hailed the East African Community( EAC) for the steady progress it has made towards the establishment of the East African Monetary Union. 

The statement came on the sidelines of meetings between EAC and IMF held during the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC, United State of America. 

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