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EAC’s bad year

Cancellation of Heads of State summit was the anti-climax of the bloc’s 20th anniversary Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | On November 30, the East African Community (EAC) marks twenty years. A scheduled Heads of State Summit for the six EAC countries; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan …

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Countries urged to ban decorative lead-based paint

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Countries have been asked to put in place legally binding controls to limit the production, import and sale of lead paint. Lead compounds are often added to oil-based decorative and industrial paints and other coatings to enhance colour, increase durability, maintain a fresh appearance, …

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Court asked to expedite Rwanda border closure case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan lawyer Steven Kalali who is challenging Rwanda’s actions of closing its Gatuna border has petitioned the East African Court of Justice demanding for a speedy hearing. In his petition, Kalali states that he filed his case in April 2019 and in May 2019; …

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Export earnings fall 50% in April

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s exports earnings fell sharply in the month of April compared to March owing to a drop in gold exports and goods crossing to Rwanda, a Ministry of Finance filing shows. The May 2019 economy performance report shows that export earnings fell by 49.1% …

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