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DRC: Museveni, Kagame and Uhuru meet

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | East African leaders met for just the second time this year today and agreed to fast track the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) request for membership to their regional body EAC. The 18th Extra-ordinary Summit of the East African Community heads of state received and …

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East African Heads of State summit set for December 22

  Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed admission of the Democratic Republic of Congo into the East African Community is set to dominate the next meeting of the leaders next Wednesday. The 18th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State of the EAC Partner States is set to …

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EABC seeks dialogue to end Uganda-Kenya trade war

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Business Council (EABC), the umbrella body for the region’s business community, has called for a peaceful end to the brewing Uganda-Kenya trade war. The EABC has called for a bilateral dialogue aimed at eliminating all outstanding Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs)between the two …

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French language a milestone for EAC unification agenda: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | French language speakers in Uganda have welcomed the endorsement of French as the third official language of the East African Community-EAC. Currently, English and Swahili are the official languages under the Ugandan constitution. But the East Africa Community-EAC Council of Ministers has recommended the adoption of …

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EAC council of ministers endorse French as an official language

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Council of Ministers has agreed to consider French as a third official language to be used within the East African Community after English and Kiswahili. The decision was made under Article 137 of the proposed Amendment of the official languages of the Community during …

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Regional ministers approve DRC’s request to join EAC

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers has recommended the admission of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the East African Community. The decision follows DRC’s request to join the block that was followed by the EAC technical expert’s successful verification of the …

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