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Why Nkurunziza, Kagame won’t kiss and make up

So, is Burundi still a member of the East African Community? And when will President Pierre Nkurunziza stop “hiding” and show up an EAC summit? Even President Salva Kiir, who presides over the wreckage that South Sudan has become over the past two years, turns up, with his polygamous lieutenants in tow.

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EAC court of justice not to rule on Nkurunziza’s third term case

Bujumbura (Burundi) – The East African Community (EAC) Court of Justice found the complaints about President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term unfounded. The EAC’s civil society collective, EACSOF, made the complaints but the court said it cannot rule on a case already decided by the local courts.

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Sigh of relief as Europe gives East Africa four months to sign EPA

The European parliament extended the deadline to withdraw Kenya’s preferential market access to the EU market to February 2, 2017 after the country signed the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), demonstrating its commitment to the trade pact. However, The East African has learnt that it is unlikely that Tanzania will relax its hardline stance during the three months and the EAC Council of Ministers is considering a proposal for variable geometry, where member states would be allowed to sign the agreement at different times.

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Kenya: Reject trade deal with EU, East African countries warned

East African countries have been asked to reject the impending trade deal with the European Union.

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EAC Secretariat coffers run dry as partner states default

The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat is in a cash crunch, with fears that the regional body may fail to pay its workers their December salaries, in addition to suspending its programmes.

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Q&A: The AU Trade Commissioner on the New Cape-to-Cairo Common Market

For once, the African Union Summit is going to have something to show for all its talk of regional integration. The Tripartite Free Trade Area, signed in Egypt on Wednesday, creates a common market across 26 countries, and has the potential to revolutionise trade on the continent. Simon Allison spoke to the AU trade commissioner about why the deal is so important – and why the rest of Africa will have to catch up quickly.

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