East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th July, 2023: The East African Community (EAC) has unveiled an online tool to measure the performance of the 22 One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) across the region.
The EAC Secretary General in charge of Customs, Trade and Monetary Affairs, Ms. Annette Ssemuwumba, unveiled the One Stop Border Post Performance Measurement Tool on behalf of the EAC Secretary General, Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki, during the opening session of the 14th African Union High Level Private Sector Forum that is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya this week.
Ms. Ssemuwemba announced that the tool is now ready for use and that Partner States and stakeholders will embark on data collection, sensitisation on use and full roll out.
Nairobi, Kenya, 8th July, 2023: The African Union Commission in collaboration with the East African Community Secretariat will be organising the 14th African Union High Level Private Sector Forum at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya from 10th – 12th July, 2023.
The three-day forum themed “Public-Private Sector Engagement for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development while Deepening Regional and Continental Trade and Investment towards Implementation of AfCFTA” is expected to draw more than 500 participants from Africa and beyond.
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 7th July, 2023: The Prime Minister of Uganda, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, has underscored the importance of the Kiswahili language in forging a sense of East Africanness and unity on the journey towards an integrated East Africa.
Rt. Hon. Nabbanja said that the East African region was highly diverse ethnically and linguistically citing 56 tribes in Uganda, 42 in Kenya and more than 120 Tanzania, adding that Kiswahili would come in handy in forging a common sense of identity for all East Africans.
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 6th July, 2023: Africans have been called upon to develop Kiswahili and other African languages to make them globally competitive.
Delivering the keynote address during the official opening session of the 2nd EAC World Kiswahili Language Day celebrations in Kampala, Uganda, Kiswahili language scholar and University of Dar es Salaam academic Prof. Fikeni E. M. K. Senkoro further said that languages have become commodities on the global stage.
Prof. Senkoro said that there is an urgent need to develop Kiswahili and other languages to make them marketable in people’s daily lives and business transactions.
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 5th July, 2023: Ugandans have been called upon to learn and Kiswahili as part of efforts to promote regional integration and economic growth in East Africa.
Making the call, Uganda’s 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community (EAC) Affairs, Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, was a widely spoken language that could be utilised to unite not just East Africa but the entire African continent, adding that Ugandans should therefore embrace it as an African language.
Hon. Kadaga said that Kiswahili had earned a bad reputation partly because it was used in pre-colonial times by slave traders from the East African Coast.
East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 3rd July, 2023: The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the republics of Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan and in partnership with the AU Border Programme (AUBP), have launched a peace caravan and benchmarking tour for border communities in selected areas where border and/or boundary issues have been peacefully and successfully resolved for experiential learning at Namanga on the Kenya-Tanzania border, Kenya side.
The overall objective of the caravan is to promote peaceful co-existence, good neighbourliness and peaceful resolution of disputes among border communities through experiential learning from best practices of other border communities in the region.
Kigali, 27th June 2023, The 14th IUCEA Annual Meeting & Conference has emphasised the need for universities to embrace new technologies to enhance teaching and learning. The conference convened to discuss the Future of Higher Education in the Age of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence explored the potential of data-driven decision making and AI in higher education while addressing the challenges and opportunities they present.
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 27th June, 2023: The People’s Republic of China has pledged to strengthen cooperation with the East African Community (EAC) in capacity building, trade, infrastructure development and other fields.
The Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania and the EAC, H.E. Chen Mingjian, said that China as the world’s largest developing country was highly optimistic about promoting economic growth not just in the EAC but on the entire African continent.
Amb. Mingjian said that China would remain a staunch and strong supporter of EAC on development matters, and reaffirmed her country’s desire to strengthen collaboration and solidarity with the Community for the mutual benefit of both parties.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The EAC Regional Centre of Excellence for Vaccines, Immunization, and Health Supply Chain Management (EAC RCE-VIHSCM) is pleased to announce a call for applications for (two) Master’s Programmes for the academic year 2023-2024;
- Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance https://bit.ly/MPAQA
- Master’s degree in Health Supply Chain Management (HSCM) https://bit.ly/MHSCM