On Thursday, the East African Community and the United States agreed to advance the EAC-US Trade and Investment Partnership, an initiative, which is intended to support the economic integration of the EAC and also enhance the trade and investment relationship with the United States.
Many of the miners in the capital intensive industry say they lack capacity to add value to the minerals they excavate. As a result, they often sell the stones at relatively cheaper prices than a processed material would fetch.
Rwandan ambassador to Uganda Major General Frank Mugambage has described his countryâ€™s election to the UN Security Council as a vote of confidence in it despite continuous accusations of supporting rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Joanita Nakityo, the deputy Chief Administrative Officer, told MPs that the money meant for co-funding worth 300 million shillings, was diverted to pay three former staff of Kabarole who sued the district for illegal dismissal from work.
The United Nations Security Council says it intends to impose sanctions against leaders of the M23 rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This comes just a day after Rwanda, one of the countries accused of supporting the rebels, was elected to the UN Security Council on Thursday.