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Museveni blames insecurity in Eastern DRC on illegal guns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has blamed the insecurity in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the prevalence of illegal firearms that have been circulating in the country since independence. He made these remarks on Monday while addressing the East African Community (EAC) leaders virtually …

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Museveni calls for more European investments in the country

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has asked Uganda to speed up her preparations for a free trade deal saying that they are ready to open up the market on their side. Currently, Uganda exports goods to Europe under the Everything But Arms-EBA arrangement which is a duty-free …

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Somalia urges EAC to expedite its admission into bloc

Arusha, Tanzania | Xinhua | Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has urged the East African Community (EAC) to fast-track his country’s admission into the regional bloc, the EAC said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement, issued by the EAC headquarters in Tanzania’s northern city of Arusha, said Mohamud made the …

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Parliament elects Uganda’s representatives to EALA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has elected Uganda’s representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly, retaining six incumbents, all belonging to the ruling party, NRM, which boasts of a majority in the House. Three new representatives – two former MPs in the previous 10th Parliament: Veronica Kadogo Babirye and Jacquiline …

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EAC member states urged to join forces in promoting tourism

Arusha, Tanzania | Xinhua | Burundian Vice-President Prosper Bazombanza has called on member states of the East African Community (EAC) to join forces in promotion of tourism in the region, the EAC said in a statement late Saturday. The statement issued in Tanzania’s northern city of Arusha, said Bazombanza also urged …

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