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East African leaders delay decision on EU economic partnership

  The East African Community (EAC) leaders have requested for three months to settle concerns by some states before considering signing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) as a block. Rwanda and Kenya had signed, but the objections to the EPA were led by Tanzania. The agreement was expected to be signed …

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EU calls for calm as Gabon descends into ‘deep crisis’

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called for all sides in Gabon to reject violence as the country descends into chaos following presidential elections. “The official announcement of results has plunged Gabon into a deep crisis,” Mogherini said in a statement. “It is important for …

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Apple on firm financial footing as EU tax bill hits

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  A multi-billion-dollar tax bill imposed by the European Union could bruise Apple’s image more than its finances, which remain solid even as the trend-setting company looks for the next big thing. Analysts interviewed by AFP saw Apple as being in position to fend …

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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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Britain ‘may never’ trigger EU divorce

Britain “may never” trigger the formal divorce process with the EU despite last week’s referendum in which the country voted to leave, EU diplomats said Sunday. “My personal belief is they will never notify” the EU about their intention to leave, a senior EU diplomat said on condition of anonymity. …

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From Grexit to Brexit: Eurosceptics claim their -exit

Paris, FRANCE | AFP | It started with “Grexit” — the long trumpeted but never realised axing of Greece from the European Union. It was then reborn as “Brexit” as Britain started down the — this time voluntary — path of leaving the bloc. The “-exit” formulation was coined by …

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Britain votes to leave EU, BBC reports

BREAKING NEWS Britain has voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent, the BBC reported on Friday, after nearly all the results had been counted. With 374 out of 382 regional results declared, there were 16.8 million votes for “Leave” and 15.7 million for “Remain”, making …

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