East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 6th June, 2023: East African Community Partner States resolved a total of 10 Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) as four (4) new ones emerged.
The 42nd Meeting of the Sectoral Council of Ministers on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) that was held at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania was informed that eight (8) NTBs remained outstanding and were at different levels of resolution.
The Ministerial Session of the 42nd SCTIFI that was chaired by Burundi’s Minister of Trade, Transport, Industry and Tourism, Hon. Marie Chantal Nijimbere, consequently directed Partner States to resolve all outstanding NTBs.
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 1st, June, 2023: The 42nd Meeting of the Sectoral Council of Ministers on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) is currently underway at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
The five-day SCTIFI meeting started with the Session of Senior Officials on Monday, 29th May and ended on Wednesday, 31st May, 2023. The Coordination Committee or the Session of Permanent/Principal/Under Secretaries is slated for Friday, 2nd June, 2023 while the Cabinet Secretaries/Ministers’ session will be held on Saturday, 3rd June, 2023.
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 31st May, 2023: EAC Heads of State are set to convene for the 21st Extra-Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State, set to take place today, in Bujumbura, Burundi.
The Summit was preceded by the 49th Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers on Tuesday, 30th May, 2023.
East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 30th May, 2023: National consultations for Drafting the Constitution for the proposed East African Community (EAC) Political Confederation concluded in Machakos County, Kenya over the weekend.
The 20-day consultations launched in Mombasa on 9th May, 2023 saw the Committee of Constitutional Experts for Drafting the EAC Political Federation Constitution hold consultations with civil society, local leaders, opinion leaders and the business community, among other stakeholders, to seek their views on what kind of a Political Confederation they would desire for the EAC.
The consultations were done in various areas across the country including Kisumu, Kakamega, Eldoret, Nakuru, Nyeri, Embu, Garissa and Nairobi.
EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
CLOSING SESSION FOR EAC POLITICAL CONFEDERATION CONSTITUTION DRAFTING - NATIONAL CONSULTATIONS FOR KENYA
The Committee of Experts tasked with drafting the Constitution for the proposed EAC Political Confederation chaired by Uganda’s retired Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki, will conclude the consultations of collecting views from stakeholders and opinion leaders in Kenya through national consultative forums tomorrow at Maanzoni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya.
…… as he pledges US$1 million to support the process
East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 25th May, 2023: The President of the Republic of Kenya H.E William Ruto urged the Committee of Experts tasked with drafting the Constitution for the proposed EAC Political Confederation to fast-track the process and have the first draft of constitution latest by the end of June 2024.
The President said that East Africans have always lived together and would not wait for the Partner States to establish the confederation in order to continue with their lives, adding that the citizens were well ahead of their national governments in as far as the integration process was concerned.
EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY SECRETARIAT
NYERERE CENTRE FOR PEACE RESEARCH
Our Ref: NCPR/CO/25/2023
Date: 19th May 2023
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS 2023 AT THE NYERERE CENTRE FOR PEACE RESEARCH, ARUSHA – TANZANIA
The Nyerere Centre for Peace Research (NCPR), is an innovative collaboration between the East African Community (EAC), Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program and the American Graduate School for International Relations and Diplomacy.
The objective of the Centre is to provide the East African Community (EAC) policy process with timely, relevant and empirical research information as well as capacity-building training that enhances peace and security, political affairs and international relations towards EAC integration.
East African Court of Justice, Arusha, Tanzania, 20th May 2023: The Judge President of the East African Court together with other Judges of the Appellate Division, received the Rt. Hon. Speakers of the National Parliaments of the EAC Partner States (The Bureau of the EAC Speakers) at the Court’s premises in Arusha, Tanzania.
The National Assemblies’ Speakers from the EAC Partner States, who were attending their 15th meeting in Arusha, paid a courtesy call on the Judge President of EACJ, Justice Nestor Kayobera, to learn about the EACJ.
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 16th May, 2023: East African Community (EAC) Partner States’ commitments to the free movement of capital, services and goods is the bedrock of trade integration in East Africa, EAC Secretary General, Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki, has said.
Dr. Mathuki said that the commitment of Partner States was especially critical in the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers and the harmonisation of standards.
Dr. Mathuki said trade integration was crucial particularly now that the Community is on a trajectory of expansion with the admission last year of the Democratic Republic of Congo even as the Federal Republic of Somalia awaits her turn to join the bloc.
East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 16th May, 2023: The EAC Secretary General Hon (Dr.) Peter Mathuki received four Ambassadors at the EAC Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania who presented letters of credence.
The USA Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania and the EAC, H.E Michael Battle, presented his letter of credence to Dr.Mathuki, who hailed the USA for being a strategic ally to the EAC as they deliberated on strengthening cooperation.
The Secretary General shared with him the status of regional integration; detailing the latest in the efforts in the restoration of peace and security in Eastern DRC. Amb. Battle reiterated the USA's commitment to supporting the Community.