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Experts call for an end to non-tariff barriers, tax exemptions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority must collect 2 trillion shillings in less than 10 days left to the end of the financial year, but the tax body is worried of emerging cross-border conflicts between neighbors. This is one of the challenges that the East African countries are …

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Ugandans must tap into DRC opportunities – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have welcomed the admission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into the East African Community (EAC), saying that the development provides huge economic benefits to the country. They were responding to the statement by the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African …

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State sovereignty threatening EAC treaty: Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community is not delivering the required outcomes because the member states are prioritizing individual interests. The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in charge of the East African Community-EAC, Rebecca Kadaga says the member states have put in place laws and rules that …

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Teachers petition gov’t over declining enrollment of French learners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Association of Teachers of French in Uganda has petitioned the Ministry of East African Community Affairs to lobby for a functional foreign languages policy. The association, an umbrella body of over 300 French language speaking adherents, delivered their petition through the First Deputy Prime …

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French language a milestone for EAC unification agenda: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | French language speakers in Uganda have welcomed the endorsement of French as the third official language of the East African Community-EAC. Currently, English and Swahili are the official languages under the Ugandan constitution. But the East Africa Community-EAC Council of Ministers has recommended the adoption of …

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EAC council of ministers endorse French as an official language

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Council of Ministers has agreed to consider French as a third official language to be used within the East African Community after English and Kiswahili. The decision was made under Article 137 of the proposed Amendment of the official languages of the Community during …

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EAC jobs interview postponed after Uganda’s protest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The interview for several East African Community Secretariat jobs that was planned to commence from 18th October until 2nd November has been postponed due to lack of quorum. The secretariat early this year advertised over 50 jobs attracting more than 15,000 applications. However, there have …

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