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COMMENT: Climate change and loss of biodiversity remain urgent Post-COVID

“Building Back Better”: Regional Perspectives of Green Economic Recovery Post COVID-19 COMMENT | Barbara Ntambirweki | The COVID-19 pandemic is testing governments and shattering economic growth all over the world. The pandemic is currently causing significant adverse impact on the global economy with governments around the world implementing various fiscal measures to mitigate …

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COMMENT: How Covid-19 widened cracks in East African Community

  Regional Integration amidst a Pandemic: Covid-19 and the East African Community COMMENT | Prof. Kasaija Phillip Apuuli | The 2019 United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (UNECA) Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII) ranked the East African Community (EAC) as the most integrated Regional Economic Community (REC) in Africa with a …

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Equity makes history, hits trillion-shilling balance sheet

  Equity Becomes the first bank in Eastern and Central Africa to achieve the trillion-shilling balance sheet milestone after migrating Banque Commercial Du Congo (BCDC) to Equity’s core banking platform Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  Equity Group has crossed the Ksh.1 trillion rubicon (UgSh33 trillion), becoming the first bank in …

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Political negligence fueling hostilities in East Africa – Muntu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate, Gen. Gregg Mugisha Muntu has said that political mismanagement is responsible for the hostilities among the member states of the East African Community. Muntu says that there are no fundamental differences among the East African states except …

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East African leaders pay glowing tribute to Benjamin Mkapa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tribute from around the world continues to pour for William Benjamin Mkapa, the former president of Tanzania who died earlier today. Benjamin Mkapa, who served from 1995 to 2005, as the third president of Tanzania, died in the early hours of Friday while receiving treatment …

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