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Health system inequalities

They drive antimicrobial resistance in East Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID pandemic has exposed long-standing structural fault lines in societies – especially in health systems. These same inequalities also drive another major global health concern: antimicrobial resistance. The World Health Organisation defines antimicrobial resistance as the process by …

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EA economic sectors ripe for tech innovation

Three vital sectors that could hold the key to how well the region recovers to suit the post-pandemic global economy COMMENT | HARDEEP SOUND | As East Africa opens its economy following two years of pandemic-related disruption, the region needs to prioritise digitisation and innovation. This can help countries across …

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AfCFTA: EAC agree on ‘Tariff-free Imports’

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community member-countries have agreed on the list of goods on which the countries will remove tariffs when trading with the rest of the continent, under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in 10 years. The countries adopted the EAC Tariff …

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FAO appeals for 130 mln USD for drought-hit East Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Friday appealed for 14.77 billion shillings (about 130 million U.S. dollars) to provide time-critical assistance to highly vulnerable communities in drought-hit regions of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. FAO warned that an extended, multi-season drought is …

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Mabirizi petitions East African Court over legality to try Kakwenza

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyer Male Mabirizi has petitioned the East African Court of Justice seeking to declare the trial of satirical Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija on offensive communication charges a nullity. Kakwenza was on January 11 arraigned without this lawyers before Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Dr. Douglas …

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Release Novelist Kakwenza now – East Africa Law Society

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The East Africa Law Society (EALS) has added its voice imploring the government to unconditionally release  Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, a Ugandan author and rights activist who is being detained reportedly for offensive communication. He is yet to appear in any court. In a press statement …

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EA Standby Force needs extra sh13billion to function properly

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Eastern Africa Standby Force – EASF curators have pitched to funders sh13 billion, about USD 3.7 million to enable her finance various activities in 2022. On Friday 17 December, the delegates who consist of the Military, Police and Civilian components concluded five …

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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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