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EAC to embark on joint tests for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community (EAC) countries are in discussions to harmonize procedure of testing for coronavirus among truck drivers in the region. This was revealed by the Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng revealed on Thursday. She said the proposal was made during a summit …

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Forget China, think local

New report by EPRC echoes global procurement experts on post-COVID business | THE INDEPENDENT | Businesses in Uganda should build new supply chains following the disruption to their old ones caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. That is one of many takeaways from a business climate survey …

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Covid-19 fight exposes danger of corruption

How paying lip service to fighting corruption tendencies is undermining surveillance systems in East African region COMMENT | NATHAN WERE | East Africa, like the rest of the world, is battling one of the most challenging pandemics in history – the Coronavirus. East Africa’s over 170 million people are under …

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EALA MPs call for joint effort to fight coronavirus across EAC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Uganda’s representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) have expressed displeasure with the uncoordinated intervention of the East African Community (EAC) member states in the fight against coronavirus. All six EAC member states have active cases of coronavirus, Kenya holding …

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COVID-19: East African Community offers mobile laboratories, test kits

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT |  The East African Community Secretariat will soon deployi mobile laboratories and Coronavirus test kits to all EAC partner states. Uganda will receive a four-wheel drive vehicle fitted with laboratory and ICT equipment, as well as all the necessary consumables for a fully functional laboratory with …

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EAC conflict resolution mechanism weak-Maganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for East African Affairs, Julius Wandera Maganda has said the East African Community is moving to strengthen the East African protocol on conflict resolution. Maganda was on Monday speaking at a conference at Hotel Africana on the commemoration of the …

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