Regional

EA Forum pledges to harmonise higher education across the region

The challenges of differing programmes of higher education across the region will be a thing of the past when the recommendations of the just concluded Academia-Private Sector Forum and Exhibitions 2013 in Nairobi are implemented. EAC logo The forum made a recommendation to create a common qualifications framework for harmonization of courses across the region and mutual recognition of qualifications. ...

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Ministers to discuss widening EAC cracks

As reports regarding what is feared to be yet another ‘breakup’ of the East African Community continue to go rife around the region, particularly from local media outlets, the Arusha-based EAC Secretariat has released an official statement allaying fears of separation triggered by recent Kenya-Uganda-Rwanda triumvirate that cut-off Tanzania and Burundi. ...

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7.4m USD donor pledge for 2012/13 EAC budget

Donors have pledged 7.4 million US dollars to the East African Community (EAC) in support of the regional body’s budget for the current fiscal year. EAC logo The Head of Resource Mobilisation Unit at the EAC Secretariat, Dr James Njagu, said here that the pledge was made during the 19th Steering Committee meeting of the EAC Partnership Fund, which was held at New Mount Meru Hotel. Representatives from the UK/DFID, Germany, Finland, France, Sweden, Norway, European Union, USA, World Bank, Belgium, Canada, Japan, Denmark, permanent secretaries in-charge of East African cooperation in the Partner States and EAC Secretariat officials attended the meeting. ...

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Education key for regional devt – EALA Speaker

The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, Margaret Nantongo Zziwa is calling for concerted efforts to improve the quality of education as a pre-cursor to the region’s development. Speaker, Margaret Nantongo Zziwa gestures as she presents the EAC flag to the Rector of the Kirera University, Prof Joseph Ntawuyankira as other EALA Members look on...

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Integration will transform, make region prosperous

President Museveni has described the tripartite Infrastructure Integration Projects Summit as a new effort on `how to transform and make our people, our countries and continent prosperous through integrating markets and economies to guarantee the regions sovereignty’. President Kagame hosts Presidents of Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan at the Integration Projects Summit – Kigali, 28 October 2013 The President who is in the Rwandan Capital and together withr presidents; Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya; Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan and the host Paul Kagame was addressing the 3rd Infrastructure Projects summit held at the Office of the President in Kigali. The summit is an initiative bringing together the four countries to fast track regional development through infrastructure development, trade, political and economic integration. ...

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East African region Heads of State launch Single Custom Territory

Kigali, Rwanda: Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda Monday jointly launched a Single Custom Territory to boost business among the partner States. From right: Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta( Kenya), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) and Salva Kiir (South Sudan) during the Integration Project Summit at the Office of the President, Urugwiro Village in Kigali, Rwanda Monday...

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‘Kenyatta should be tried in Arusha’

The Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC), Dr Richard Sezibera is of the view that, instead of having the Kenyan Head of State, Uhuru Kenyatta tried in the Hague, his case should be shifted to the Arusha-based, East African Court of Justice. East African Community ( EAC) Secretary General Dr Richard Sezibera Dr Sezibera expressed this point following the East African Legislative Assembly’s (EALA) recent motion supporting the African Union’s ruling to defer the criminal cases against the president and the deputy president of Kenya, who are being accused at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague...

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