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Trump repeals Obama-era waterway protections

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump’s administration has revoked an Obama-era waterway regulation in a move condemned by conservationists but celebrated by farmers and developers. It is the latest move from the president to boost the economy, frequently at the expense of the environment, while fulfilling promises …

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Tanzanian loses appeal to block EPA’s

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal filed by Castro Pius, a Tanzanian national, seeking to block the East African Community from signing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union. The Court said the appellant’s conduct in seeking to …

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Museveni, EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker discuss EPA

Kampala, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has met the European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and presented a raft of concerns raised by East African Community (EAC) member states on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA). Leading a delegation of EAC trade ministers to the meeting at the EU …

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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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Court declines to grant order to stop EAC states signing EPA

East African Court of Justice rules on European Partnership Agreement EPA Arusha, Tanzania| EAST AFRICA COMMUNITY MEDIA |  The First Instance Division of the East African Court had declined to grant orders sought by one Castro Pius from Tanzania, to stop the Partner States which have not signed the European Partnership Agreement …

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COMMENT: The pesticide threat

The appointment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s biggest detractor as its boss could become America, and the world’s nightmare  By Mojisola Ojebode A new report issued by the United Nations (UN) takes a controversial stance on synthetic pesticides. The conventional wisdom is that they are essential to feed the …

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EU, EAC trade conundrum

Barely eight weeks to the October 01 deadline for the East African Community (EAC) to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), one would expect the regional bloc to be handling the issue with a degree of urgency.  Apart from Kenya, the rest of the member …

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