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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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KENYATTA: East Africans to be treated like Kenyans

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted restrictions on East Africans wishing to live and do business in Kenya. He says all East Africans need now is their national identification. Speaking at today’s swearing in, President Kenyatta also directed that Africans wishing to visit Kenya will be …

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Gen Muhoozi warns of complex set of security challenges in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | UPDF Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi has stressed the importance of military cooperation in East Africa as the region still faces a complex set of peace and security challenges despite the mitigating mechanism put in place.  “You all know that in the past three decades, …

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Museveni in Brussels for key EU-EPA discussions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni is in Belgium on a three-day working visit that will include talks with European Union (EU) about the EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Museveni took over chairmanship of the East African Community (EAC) from Tanzania’s  John Pole Magufuli in May with a promise …

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