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IGAD: Security improving in region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has said that the security and conflict situation in the IGAD Sub-region is rapidly improving. IGAD is a trade block comprising of Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia. Dr Koang Tutlam Dung, the Representative …

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Parliament questions proposed introduction of East African e-passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has queried the move by government to phase out the current passports and replace them with the international East African e-Passport. This followed debate on a statement tabled by Internal Affairs Minister, Obiga Kania on the proposed introduction of the international East African e-Passport. …

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East African countries to improve cross border health care

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The East African Community heads of state Thursday resolved to expand access to specialized health care and cross border health services in the region to preserve the region’s human capital base. The leaders also agreed to strengthen the network of medical reference laboratories and …

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MUSEVENI: EAC must lower transport, internet and power costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has stated that it is fundamental that the cost of transport, electricity and the internet is made affordable to boost development and attract investment to the East African region. Museveni warned that high electricity, transport and internet costs will not allow …

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EAC to maintain high budgetary allocation for Infrastructure development

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | East African Community Partner States will maintain high budgetary allocations geared towards financing infrastructure development within their national borders. Monica Azuba Ntege, Uganda’s Minister for Works and Transport, and the Chairperson of the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers for Transport, Communications and Metereology has said …

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