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Museveni roots for East Africa Community political federation

President Yoweri Museveni has reaffirmed the need for the political federation of East Africa as one of the avenues for partner states to equally benefit from integration. Addressing Members of the East African Legislative Assembly at their fifth meeting in Kampala, the Uganda President warned that economic integration alone can create disequilibrium with countries not […]

EAC Court of Justice starts hearing DP MPs election case

The East Africa Court of Justice will on Tuesday 23rd August 2011 begin to hear a case filed there by one of Uganda’s opposition parties, the Democratic Party. The case filed by the Democratic Party and its Legal Advisor, Mukasa Fred Mbidde is against The Secretary General of the East African Community and The Attorney […]

Sekandi appeals for more public involvement in EAC integration

The Vice President Edward Sekandi has challenged member states in the East African Community to involve the common person in the integration process. Sekandi was today speaking at the opening at the 3rd East African Conference on good governance. He observed that the countries have ignored the common person in the entire intergration process, limiting […]

East Africa Community states asked to harmonise digital migration of broadcasting

The Minister of information and communication technology (ICT) Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has called for a harmonized policy on digital migration in the east African community. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda said this during the opening of the East African community task force meeting on digital broad casting that attracted experts from across the region. He called upon […]

Kadaga wants Parliament involved more in East Africa Community affairs

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has called for a review of regulations for the election of representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to provide for universal adult suffrage. Presently the representatives from each of the five partner states under the East African Community to the regional assembly are elected through national parliaments. […]

East Africa Community to promote good governance

EAC is in the process of formulating five pillars that will see all leaders of member states promote good governance in their respective nations where all are expected to sign on the protocol soon next month. This according EAC deputy secretary general of the secretariat Beatrice Kiraso. She says the move is aimed at clamping down on dictatorship and bad […]

East Africa commended for three female Speakers of Parliament

THE East African Community (EAC) is making history in several dimensions – with the election of Rebecca Kadaga as Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, the number of female speakers in the EAC region has raised to three. The Parliament of The United Republic of Tanzania and the Chamber of Deputies of Rwanda already have female […]

East Africa Community Sets Standards for Election Observation and Monitoring

Press Release EAC Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania; 9 February 2011: Experts from the EAC are meeting in Moshi, Tanzania, to conclude benchmarks/principles for Election Observation and Monitoring in the region. The 7 – 11 February meeting was convened by the EAC Secretariat and has drawn Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and representatives from […]

East Africa Community ministers consider pending common market issues

News Release: A Multi-Sectoral Council of Ministers meeting on the EAC Common Market Protocol is underway in Bujumbura, Burundi. The Multi-Sectoral Council is considering several issues pertaining to the Protocol including two Annexes namely: Annex on Mutual Recognition of Academic and Professional Qualifications; Annex on Macro Economic Convergence Criteria; and Annex on Social Security Benefits […]

Uganda Ministry of Energy and Minerals lifts ban on oil exploration companies

The government of Uganda has promised that later this year it will lift a moratorium on awarding oil prospecting licences to interested companies. The Prime Minister, Prof. Apollo Nsibambi says that the government through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development had placed a hold on issuing out licences to first ensure there is adequate […]

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