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Somalia’s parliament approves country’s membership in EAC

MOGADISHU,  Somalia | Xinhua | Somalia’s parliament on Saturday approved the Treaty of Accession to the East African Community (EAC), completing the country’s eighth membership in the regional bloc. The Second Deputy Speaker of the House of the People of the Federal Parliament of Somalia, Abdullahi Omar Abshir, said 148 out …

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EAC Secretary General: Border tensions disrupting EAC integration

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community secretariat has appealed to the partner states to avoid actions that affect the people of the region and suffocate development. This comes after Burundi closed its border with Rwanda on Thursday, leaving dozens of vehicles stranded. Last month, Burundi President Evariste …

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Uganda MPs in Kigali for EAC games

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan legislators have vowed to defend their title at the East African Community – EAC Inter-Parliamentary Games, scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from December 8th to 19th, 2023. Flagged off Thursday at Parliament by Speaker Anita Among, a contingent of approximately 100 …

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East African Community waives South Sudan debt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community has waived South Sudan’s debt arising out of annual membership contributions to the bloc. The country owed the  bloc about $36 million, a situation President Salva Kiir blamed on the costs of the implementation of the peace process back home. …

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Somalia joins the East African Community

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT & XINHUA | Somalia on Friday officially became the eighth member of the East African Community (EAC) after the EAC heads of state summit endorsed its decade-long application to join the regional bloc. The EAC leaders endorsed Somalia’s membership into the bloc during the 23rd Ordinary …

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Retired EAC employee battles for unpaid pension

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawrence Lule Tindamanyire, 80, a retired employee of the East African Community (EAC), is facing financial hardship due to his inability to access his full pension from the government. Tindamanyire, a resident of Karama village, Bunono parish, Nyarushanje sub-county in Rukungiri district, began his …

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