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21:44
21:44

Uganda, Tanzania Discuss Non-Tariff Barriers, Joint Projects 4

Tanzania's Director for African Affairs, Naimi Sweetie Aziz admits that there are several outstanding issues between the two countries that must be resolved for the sake of the people. On the issue of non-trade barriers, Minister Mulimba says there is need for proper coordination between ministries, departments and agencies of the governments.
21:29
21:29

Uganda To Conduct Free COVID-19 Tests For Truck Drivers At Border

The meeting resolved that negative Covid-19 test results from national accredited laboratories in the respective EAC Partner States be recognized by all national authorities. The ministers also agreed that the countries EAC should implement the EACPASS for prompt verification of Covid-19 test results and vaccination certificates.
11:11
11:11

Truck Drivers COVID-19 Testing is Anti-Trade -EAC Secretariat 1 Top story

One such commitment is the mutual recognition of the COVID-19 test results by the countries provided the test is done from within a member country by an accredited laboratory. However, some of the partner states, including Uganda, are reverting to their national policies in the wake of a sharp rise in new infections.
11:26
11:26

Gulu University Showcases COVID-19 Herb at East Africa Trade Expo COVILYCE cure 2

Covilyce-1 herbal medicine was created by scientists at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Studies (Pharm-Biotech), backed by over 200 herbalists from the Acholi sub-region to treat COVID-19. the drug, they say, can cure COVID-19 patients within 72 hours of administering.
14:45
14:45

EALA: Ugandans Lose Top Job, to Fight for Clerk Assistant, Hansard Editor 1

The Ugandan legislators boycotted the sittings and their counterparts from Burundi and S. Sudan followed, prompting the Speaker to suspend the house for three days for lack of quorum. South Sudan is now the biggest winner after the protest saw 11 out of the 60 vacant positions ring-fenced for the EAC's youngest nation.
12:47
12:47

Poultry Farmers Accuse Government of Indifference over Kenya Poultry Imports Ban 1

Poultry magnate Aga Sekalala says they hear there is a new Trade minister who replaced Amelia Kyambadde but they don't know what he does, nor what he thinks about the current Kenya - Uganda trade issues.
16:07
16:07

EAC Council of Ministers Approves DRC’s Request to Join EAC DRC Congo 1

The East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers has recommended to the Summit of the EAC Heads of States for the admission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
19:29
19:29

Minister Blames Uganda Railway Woes on Infighting for Jobs rail transport 8 1

According to officials from the Uganda Railways Corporation Worker’s Union, among them engineers, the locomotives were designed to run on 90-ton rails yet the current railway line is designed for only 80 tons.
18:49
18:49

DRC Reparations: Gov’t Seeks 2.8 Bn UGX to pay American lawyer Parliament 1 2

Government has tabled a supplementary request of 2.8 billion shillings to pay arrears of Boston based law firm M/s Foley Hoag the law firm that has been representing Uganda in the DRC Reparation case.
18:15
18:15

Interviews for EAC Jobs Postponed After Uganda's Protest EALA MPs 1

The Secretariat early this year advertised over 50 jobs attracting more than 15,000 applications. However there have been concerns especially from the Ugandan side over unequal distribution of the jobs among the six member states of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi.
13:59
13:59

South Sudan Accepts to Waive Visa Fees for Ugandans 1

The countries were charging $50 for a single entry visa for ordinary citizens. All the East African Communities countries do not require visas for, nor charge citizens of member countries for visa fees.
10:15
10:15

Uganda Asks South Sudan to Waive Visa Fees Rebecca Kadaga 4 1

The Government of Uganda will reverse it's decision to waive visa fees for South Sudanese if their Government doesn't Reciprocate the same for Ugandans.
23:14
23:14

Kenya Appeals to Uganda to Sign EU Trade Pact

"Since we have very generous rules of origin, I am very sure that the business community will take the cue and start trading with the external markets under the common label and standard mark of the East African Community," said Minister Maina
17:42
17:42

South Sudan Commits to Escort Truckers 1

In the latest development on Monday, South Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation wrote to the embassies of Uganda and of South Sudan pledging their commitment to providing security along the Juba-Nimule Road.
18:40
18:40

Burundi Rejects EAC COVID-19 Testing System, Denies Cyclists Entry 2

“When you talk about EAC at this border, (Nemba Border point in Burundi) you will only be told EAC is in Arusha by Mr. Ngobonziza the border manager. We have faced many challenges but this has to be our biggest one yet,” said John Bosco Balongo, the expedition director
17:35
17:35

Ugandan Traders Disrespecting Convoy Agreements in South Sudan- Minister 4 1

Government records show that 14 Ugandans were killed in South Sudan between May and August 2021. They include; Ali Mark Sony, Amati Stephen, Dada Abugo, Sadam Andama, Katongole Hussein, Abdu Makanga, Kuraish Mutebi, Sembusi Kato and Amono Anna Clara, among others.
14:26
14:26

EAC Businesses Not Ready for Continental Free Trade Area-Experts 4

There are fears by some countries that are less advanced economically than others could fail to benefit from the arrangement, the reason why many have not yet ratified it.
08:05
08:05

Tanzania Dominates Trade in the East African Community Region

Uganda imported from Tanzania goods worth 743.68 Million dollars in 2020, and this figure grew to more than 1.2 billion dollars between July 2020 and June 2021. Uganda imported gold from Tanzania worth 591 million dollars, which is more than half of all imports from the country and five times more than all that Uganda exports there.
12:09
12:09

Uganda had $1.1 Billion Trade Deficit With Tanzania in last financial year 1

Uganda had a $1.1 billion trade deficit with Tanzania at the end of 2020/21 financial year according to Bank of Uganda trade statistics. And it's the first time Uganda’s trade deficit and import bill with a neighboring country exceeded a billion dollar.
09:35
09:35

East Africa, India in Joint Move to Ease Trade

Trade between the two is highly imbalanced, with India exports to EA amounting to more than 6 billion dollars, against imports with less than 2 billion, mainly tea, petroleum minerals and spices. The EAC Director General for Customs and Trade, Kenneth Bagamuhunda said that the MRA, once finalised and implemented, would have a big impact on the flow and growth of trade between East Africa and India.
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