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16:07
16:07

Uganda Odd Man Out as East African Countries Raise Expenditures

The countries continue to rely heavily on borrowing although some, like Uganda, intend to reduce how much they borrowed this year. In total, the countries plan to borrow more than USD 18 billion, to fund the turnaround of the economies battered by COVID-19, as well as ongoing and new infrastructure projects, among other areas.
15:46
15:46

EAC Trade: New Chief's Approach Restoring Hope in Integration Process EAC Integration 1

Dr Peter Mutuku Mathuki takes over a secretariat that is facing challenges ranging from financial shortages as many countries were not up-to-date in their remittances. “Even where countries had issues with either one another or with the secretariat, Richard Sezibera would personally reach out to them and encourage them to pay,” said EALA member, Fred Mukasa Mbidde, of the former SG.
17:05
17:05

Changing Mode of Crime Worries Regional Intelligence Agencies 3 1

Maj Gen Kyanda says that because most of the crimes are for monetary purposes and not a responsibility of a specific government, they become hard to fight, hence the need for trust and the sharing of intelligence between countries.
12:41
12:41

Archaeologist Demystifies Earlier Assumptions on Northern Uganda Suitability for Settlement 3 1

Before his study, the general perception of pioneering archaeological researchers was that northern Uganda was dry and not conducive to human habitation.
07:40
07:40

Thousands Flee Goma as Volcano Erupts in Eastern Congo 1 Top story

They are walking on foot, carrying mattresses and other belongings. Some sought refuge aboard boats on Lake Kivu, while others fled to Mount Goma, the highest point in the metropolitan area. Others fled to the city centre from villages and neighbourhoods threatened by lava on the northern outskirts.
15:02
15:02

IGADs Governance Forum to Promote Political Pluralism, Tolerance Among Members Democracy 3 1

According to Siraj Fegessa, the IGAD Peace and Security Division Director, the forum will serve as the main dialogue forum of IGAD members in all governance matters.
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18:36

Address Youth Vulnerability in Politically Motivated Violence-IGAD Conflicts 2 1

The IGAD Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu says that the young people are particularly vulnerable to being mobilized into destructive occupations such as ethnic and politically motivated violence, criminal enterprises and radicalization into violent extremism.
12:20
12:20

New EAC Boss Pledges to Eliminate Trade Barriers, Push Political Unity 1 3

The EAC belongs to all of us - the people of East Africa, and I have taken on the duty to work towards a prosperous, secure and politically united region, that is people -centered and private sector driven -Dr. Mathuki
18:18
18:18

Competition, Political Interests Killing EAC Integration 6

The observation was made by professional bodies, economic analysts and government officials in the wake of trade standoffs and political quarrels, amongst EAC member states. Currently, in the region, Uganda is facing trade barriers with Kenya as several Ugandan products like sugar, poultry, milk and grain, are either blocked or restricted by quotas and tariffs.
18:17
18:17

Retired Italian Diplomat In Trouble Over Ivory 3 Top story

Marino’s arrest came a day after his Ugandan wife was detained at Bugolobi Police Station together with Panda – Pier Village LC I Chairperson, Joseph Tomusange, who was caught with 2.5Kgs of worked Ivory pieces following a trap laid by officers from the Natural Resources Conservation Network (NRCN) working closely with detectives from the Uganda Police Force who presented themselves as buyers of the ivory.
07:22
07:22

Pilot Early Warning System Cuts Lake Victoria Deaths 3

“The project has also reduced annual weather-related deaths on the lake by 30% - thus saving more than 300 lives per year, while economic benefits of the project are estimated at US$ 44 million per year,” says the study.
17:14
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East African Leaders Told to Learn from Magufuli’s Mistakes, Achievements Tanzania 3 1

The East African Law Society (EALS) has called on leaders of East Africa to learn from the mistakes that John Pombe Magufuli, the President of Tanzania made during his five year term.
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14:29

Magufuli Was A Dedicated Servant of Tanzania- Museveni President Museveni 2 1 Top story

Magufuli, 61, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Dar es Salaam. His death was announced by the then Vice President Samia Suhulu. Today, President Museveni visited the Tanzanian High Commission to pay tribute to Magufuli where he signed a condolence book.
17:11
17:11

Magufuli Leaves Behind a Mixed Legacy-MPs Tanzania 9 1

Some of the MPs Uganda Radio Network spoke to, say that Magufuli was a patriot who put his country first and was a man of action who developed the economy of Tanzania, while others say he violated human rights and was turning into an authoritarian leader.
13:06
13:06

Flags at Tanzania High Commission Fly at Half-Mast to Mourn Magufuli John Pombe Magufuli 1

Magufuli 61 was announced dead by the country's Vice President Hassan Samia Suhulu in a televised address on Wednesday. Magufuli who passed away at a hospital in Dar es Salaam was missing in public for weeks.
07:06
07:06

Kenya-Uganda Trade Woes: Museveni Rejects Calls for Retaliation 2 1 Top story

during the Sunday evening national address Museveni noted that the issue of banned commodities should not take the stage, saying Ugandans and other citizens in the region need to focus on the large picture of integration.
11:39
11:39

Tasks Lie Ahead for Kenyatta As EAC Chairperson

Arguably, generally, the inter-state relations in the community have been at their lowest over the last two years, when President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was chairman, with Liberate Mfumukeko from Burundi, as Secretary General. The East African Community’s 21st Heads of States Summit came at a time, when two of the members of the community, Uganda and Rwanda, could not trade with each other after the closure of the border.
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22:52

EAC Presidents Allow Individual States to Negotiate EU Trade Deal

At the just ended virtually-held 21st Heads of State Summit, the leaders agreed to let those that wish, to go on and engage the EU on how to move forward without the others, under the "Variable Geometry" principle. Under this, some countries in a bloc are allowed integrate at different levels and pace, depending on the situation in the respective country.
08:50
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Operations of East African Monetary Institute to Start in July EAC

It is anticipated that the Monetary Union, the third pillar in the EAC Integration, will be in place in 2024 with the introduction of a common currency and the establishment of a regional central bank.
08:23
08:23

Uganda-Rwanda Border Standoff Missing on EAC Summit Agenda Trade

Uganda was exporting goods worth shs 220 million to Rwanda before the border closure, and this has gone down by almost 90%.
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