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EABC seeks dialogue to end Uganda-Kenya trade war

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Business Council (EABC), the umbrella body for the region’s business community, has called for a peaceful end to the brewing Uganda-Kenya trade war. The EABC has called for a bilateral dialogue aimed at eliminating all outstanding Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs)between the two …

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Regional ministers approve DRC’s request to join EAC

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers has recommended the admission of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the East African Community. The decision follows DRC’s request to join the block that was followed by the EAC technical expert’s successful verification of the …

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Kenya urges manufacturers to expand range of goods

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya on Friday urged the local manufacturing community to expand the range of products available in readiness for the expansion of market opportunities in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Betty Maina, the Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, called …

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Karamoja leaders seek regional solution to cattle rustling

  Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Karamoja sub-region are in Lira to promote alternative sources of livelihood, which will end cattle rustling. The delegation from Nabilatuk and Moroto districts in Karamoja region are visiting Lira for exposure and meeting aimed at generating new ideas and possible partnerships …

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Airtel operating profit up 52% in East Africa

  Airtel’s operations in East Africa have recorded approx.52% surge in operating profits to US$279m for the half year period ending Sep.30 riding on a balanced growth of almost all its product segments. The company’s East Africa business region includes Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Though Airtel Money …

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East Africa’s economic growth to rise to 4.1 pct in 2021: AfDB

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | East Africa’s economic growth is projected to rise to 4.1 percent in 2021, up from 0.4 percent in 2020, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Thursday. According to the East Africa Regional Economic Outlook 2021, the economic performance will be boosted by the ongoing global …

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Design Hackathon to drive innovation among youth 

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Garage48 in partnership with The Innovation Village, with support from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation, has organized a 2-round series of design hackathons happening this year and October 2022, next year. The two design hackathons are a part of the EU: Africa They Journey 2021 and …

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UN reaffirms support to East African industrialization drive

Dar, Tanzania | Xinhua  | The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has reaffirmed its support to industrialization drive in the East African Community (EAC) region, the EAC said in a statement on Saturday. The statement issued by the EAC headquarters in the northern city of Arusha said the reaffirmation …

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