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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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ANALYSIS: Annulling an election

ANALYSIS: What made Kenya’s Supreme Court ruling possible. Why it cannot happen in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Minutes after the historic Supreme Court ruling in Kenya that nullified the Aug. 8 presidential election, someone tweeted a quick thought, “It is not an understatement to say that Kenya’s Supreme Court has taught …

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THIS WEEK: Businessman Kassim Omar passes on

Kampala, Uganda | THIS WEEK | New East Africa Business Council (EABC) boss Kassim Omar on Sept.05 passed on following a blood clot operation at Nakasero hospital. Omar was elected as chairman of the regional private sector body in June taking over from Mr Audace Ndayizeye, of the Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industry …

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Japanese company completes Sadolin paints acquisition in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  Sadolin Paints Uganda Limited has been acquired by Kansai Plascon Africa Limited; a subsidiary of Japan based Kansai Paint Company, officials representing the two companies told journalists at the company’s US$10 million plant at Namanve Industrial Hub – outside Kampala city on Aug. 03. Officials …

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EAC election observers start work in Kenya

Nairobi, KENYA | JUMUIYA |  The East African Community Election Observation Mission to Kenya’s 8th August 2017 General Elections has been launched in Nairobi, Kenya, with an appeal to all Kenyans to vote calmly and uphold peace and tranquillity for the betterment of all Kenyans and the East African region …

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