President Salva Kiir to assume chairmanship of EAC as Burundi leader completes tenure

South Sudan President Salva Kiir is set to take the position of Chair of the East African Community Regional Intergovernmental organisation. This comes as Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye steps down after the end of his one-year tenure.   South Sudan takes the mantle amid great

Karua mulls over petitioning Supreme Court decision at the East African Court of Justice

The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday, September 5, 2022, upheld the election of Dr William Ruto as president, dismissing Azimio la Umoja’s petition, after finding no discrepancies in the vote tallies with no credible evidence that the IEBC computer systems and transmission network had

Proposed 35% Maximum Common External Tariff Rate Set To Boost Intra-EAC Trade by USD 18.9 Million

The proposed maximum East African Community Common External Tariff rate of 35% is set to boost intra-EAC trade by USD 18.9 million if adopted by the EAC partner states. This is according  to an  analysis done by the East Africa Community Secretariat on the proposed

The scramble for the 90 million strong market

The East African Community member states are eyeing the Democratic Republic of Congo market of 86.7 million people and are eager to have the vast country join the bloc. With a surface area equivalent to that of Western Europe, the DRC is the largest country