Press releases

Ratify Continental Free Trade Area AU council calls:
EAC Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
KIGALI, Rwanda-- The African Union's Executive Council called for a massive ratification of the agreement establishing the Continental Free Trade Area.
By: Samson okwakol
5th edition of Art Auction East Africa realizes Ksh21m in sales:
EAC Friday, Mar 16, 2018
Nairobi, Kenya--The 5th edition of Art Auction East Africa 2018 was held on March 12, 2018 at dusitD2 in Nairobi, to a packed room of around 200 collectors as well as many absentee and telephone bidders.
By: Samson okwakol
AfDB's economic outlook shows decline in regional economies :
EAC Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018
The African Development Bank has expanded its flagship publication, the African Economic Outlook, with five regional reports. The regional economic studies were released in Tunis (North Africa), Abidjan (West and Central Africa), Nairobi (Eastern Africa)
National parliaments key for EAC integration says EALA:
EAC Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018
ARUSHA, TANZANIA--Speaker of East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Rt Hon Martin Ngoga has pledged EALA’s continued collaboration with respective Partner States’ Parliaments to bring integration closer to the people.
By: EAC Secretariat
FINCA celebrates 20 years of impacting Tanzania:
EAC Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania--FINCA Micro-Finance Bank , a leading financial institution in Tanzania has marked its 20 years of serving and creating impact in Tanzania.
EAC secretariat under review for possible restructure :
EAC Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018
ARUSHA, Tanzania--The East African Community has embarked on a landmark Work-load Analysis and Job Evaluation exercise that could substantially alter the organizational structure of the Community.
OPINION: digital transformation shaping future of postal service:
EAC Monday, Mar 05, 2018
NAIROBI, Kenya--African Media Agency (AMA)/- From the time the first state-run courier was established by Roman Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, global postal services have slowly evolved: the first postage stamps, for example, were only issued i
By: Gilbert Saggia,
Cars and Wheat dominate imports at the Port of Mombasa:
EAC Thursday, Mar 01, 2018
MOMBASA, Kenya--Bulk wheat imports discharged at the Port of Mombasa recorded 79,501 metric tonnes to emerge the leading non-containerized cargo in the week ended February 21st.
By: Kenya Ports Authority
Digital credit scoring way to more affordable microloans in EAC:
EAC Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
NAIROBI, Kenya-- More than 2.5 billion people around the world, many of them in Africa, lack formal identification that enables them access to financial and government services, this is according to the United Nations and the ID2020 project.
JP Morgan Chase to open operations in Kenya:
EAC Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
NAIROBI, Kenya--The Central Bank of Kenya has announced that it welcomes the enthusiastic interest shown by international financial institutions in Kenya.
By: Samson okwakol
Parliament scrutinizes environmental bill 2017:
EAC Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
KAMPALA, Uganda--The parliamentary committee on Natural resources has started studying the National Environment Bill2017 which anticipates providing solutions to the increasing environmental issues the current environmental law cannot address.
Liquid Telecom Rwanda launches Office 365 for businesses :
EAC Monday, Feb 26, 2018
KIGALI, Rwanda--Liquid Telecom Rwanda, a subsidiary of leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, is now offering Office 365 to businesses of all sizes in Rwanda accessed through its leading-edge fibre network.
National Bank of Rwanda issues five year bond worth 15bn Francs:
EAC Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
KIGALI, Rwanda--The government of Rwanda through the National Bank of Rwanda has successfully issued a five year bond worth 15 billion Rwandan Francs.
By: National Bank of Rwanda
Cargo destined to Uganda to take four days from Dar port:
EAC Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
KAMPALA, UgandaThe Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) has said the revival of the central corridor could leverage on efficiency and cost for transporting cargo from Dar es Salaam port to Kampala to four days, thereby reducing the prices at which goods are so
By: Samson okwakol

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