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

09-30-2016 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. Burundi’ government represented by the Lawyer (...)
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2nd East African Community Child Rights Conference held in Nairobi

09-15-2016 The 2nd EAC Child Rights Conference was held at the Desmond Tutu Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya from 25-26 August. The conference, placed under the theme “Coordinated and Sustained Investment in Children,” saw thirty children from Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan come together to discuss children’s rights (...)
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A railway to link countries of the sub-region soon

07-21-2016 Chinese Exim bank granted a $ 7.6 billion loan to Tanzania for the construction of a railway this Wednesday, July 20 to facilitate and boost trade relations between Tanzania and its neighboring landlocked countries including Burundi. The Tanzanian presidency confirms the loan was obtained from China’s Exim Bank. “Tanzania (...)
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The use of ID and single tourist visa still pending

02-04-2015 While other partner states already use the ID and the single tourist visa for travelling within the EAC, the Ministry in charge of EAC affairs confirms that the reliability of the Burundi ID will determine whether Burundi will join or not.-By Diane Uwimana “The Burundi ID is still unreliable, (...)
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EALA works in accordance with the EAC treaty and rules of procedures

01-16-2015 The former East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) speaker Margaret Zziwa accuses EALA MPs of illegally removing her from office. She plans to make her allegations in court but the EALA house proceeds in accordance with the treaty and the rules of procedures of the Assembly.–By Diane Uwimana Margaret Nantongo (...)

KENYA – Student sentenced to a year in jail for insulting President on social media

01-13-2015 A Kenyan student has been sentenced to a year in prison after insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta on a social media site. Alan WadiOkengo, alias Lieutenant Wadi, must also pay a fine of $2,000 or serve a second year in jail. Kenya has an active and vibrant online social media (...)

KENYA – Son of the Prime Minister found dead

01-13-2015 Fidel Odinga, the son of former Kenyan Prime Minister and main opposition party leaderRailaOdinga, was found dead at his home in Karen, Nairobi in the early hours of Sunday 4th January 2014. Top Kenyan detectives are treating the death as suspicious, and are currently investigating. Fidel Odinga had been (...)

RWANDA – US supports military action against FDLR

01-13-2015 United Nations Peacekeepers (MONUSCO) and the Congolese armed forces have threatened the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) with military action, as they did not disarm by the January 2nd deadline. The United States supports the use of military force against the group according to U.S. Special (...)
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Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania criticize the International Criminal Court

01-01-2015 During the International Criminal Court (ICC) Assembly of States Parties, held in New York from 8 to 17 December 2014, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania strongly criticized the ICC while over a dozen African countries expressed their support.-By Lorraine Josiane Manishatse The ICC Assembly is held annually. It is composed (...)
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Further delays for the EAC Political Federation

12-20-2014 Heads of State were planning to agree on a timeline for Political Federation during the 16th EAC Heads of States Summit held in Nairobi on 30 November, but have stalled progression by asking for further studies.-By Diane Uwimana A Political Federation is the ultimate goal of East African Community (...)