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Fact Sheet for East African Community

Country: Tanzania; United Republic of
Observations: The East African Community is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, with its Headquarters located in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC aims at widening and deepening co-operation among the partner states in, among others, political, economic and social fields for their mutual benefit
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World: Transforming EAC into a political federation unrealistic: Tanzania's presidential hopeful

NAIROBI, KENYA: A Tanzanian Deputy Minister angling to succeed President Jakaya Kikwete in the country’s general elections next October, Mr January Makamba, has said it’s unrealistic to fast-track the East African Community ( EAC) into a political fe ... [Published East African Standard - 1 hour ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

XINHUA - African regional blocs meet over free trade area

African regional blocs meet over free trade areaContributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.BUJUMBURA, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Delegates from 26 countries of three regional African economic blocs on Friday began a two-day meeting here to spearhead the African Free Trade ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 9 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Thirst for a seamless bloc growing among

KCB Group chief executive Joshua Oigara. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUPWhen the Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community was signed in November 1999 and thereafter enforced in July 2000, it heralded a new dawn for the people of this ... [Published East African - 18 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Call for innovation dominate forum on higher education

EAC Secretary General Amb. Richard Sezibera.The academia should forge close partnership with both the public and private sectors to harness regional innovation potential.The remarks were made at the opening of two-day East African Community (EAC) Academia- ... [Published IPP Media - 20 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 4 reports

New EAC data platform to improve food commodity trade

Member states of the East African Community (EAC) will be able to access statistics on the available food in each of the partner states and make informed decisions for imports in times of deficit. This is thanks to a newly launched single data platfo ... [Published Business Daily Africa - 20 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Support EA development agenda: call

>The East African Community (EAC) academia, public and private sector have been urged to redesign and streamline the region’s economic development approaches to meet expectations of the people. ... [Published Tanzania Citizen - 22 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

Tanzania talks with Total, BP on hydrocarbon exploration

Tanzania has held talks with France's Total and Britain's BP over oil and gas exploration, its energy ministry said on Saturday, aiming to add to major companies active in its thriving energy sector. Companies already present in the east African state ... [Published Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 2 reports

(Special for CAFS) FAO to support regional bloc to achieve food security

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.NAIROBI, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Friday said that it will assist the East African Community (EAC) member states to achieve food security through strengthening the region's capacity ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 8 reports

Tanzania Gets $1 billion Satellite City In New Chinese Investment Deal

VENTURES AFRICA – Tanzania has signed five investment deals with China which will see the Asian giant invest over $1.7 billion in the emerging East African country including to build a $1 billion satellite city and $500 million financial centre in the ... [Published Ventures Africa - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

European trade deal with East African community set to increase meat and livestock trade

Kenya remains one of the EU’s biggest trading partners in the East African CommunityRelated tags: East africa, Partnership EU, Kenya, Meat, Europe, Trade deal, Livestock, EconomicRelated topics: Industry & Markets, Financial, Beef, Lamb, EU, OthersKenya’s ... [Published Meat Process - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 2 reports

East Africa: Third EAC Academia-Public-Private Sector Forum Opens in Kigali

: The 3rd East African Community (EAC) Academia-Public-Private-Sector Forum opened today in Kigali, Rwanda, with a call by His Excellency President Paul Kagame to the stakeholders to redesign and streamline the region's economic development approaches ... [Published - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Rwanda: What Will Rwandan Traders Export to Europe?

By Kenneth AgutambaThere's absolutely no reason why negotiation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the East African Community (EAC) and European Union (EU) wasn't concluded in Nairobi on September 26, as earlier planned.But as the EAC ... [Published - Oct 24 2014]
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World: AU Outlook on Education Report - East Af... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 07 2014]
Source: Association for the Development of Education in AfricaCountry: World This Outlook on Education report for the EAC region was produced on behalf of the African Union (AU) - Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST) - for the ...
How Solid Is Economic Growth in the East Africa... [Published RSS - Aug 13 2014]
Liberia: Ministerial Communique on Ebola virus ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 17 2014]
Source: East African CommunityCountry: Burundi, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania THE 10TH ORDINARY MEETING OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY SECTORAL COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF HEALTH 13TH TO 16TH OCTOBER ...
Building Integrated Markets within the East Afr... [Published RSS - Jun 16 2014]
There are significant economic gains to be realized if the East Africa sub region improves the overall integration of its markets. But infrastructure development that links markets across countries faces particular challenges, political, institutional, ...
Africa in the News: EAC Debates EU Trade Agreem... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Sep 12 2014]
Deadline for East African Community Economic Partnership Agreement Approaches After years of negotiations between the East African Community (EAC)—the regional organization including Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania—and the European ...
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