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DRC-Rwanda tensions undermine peace efforts in the region

The details of a proposed regional peacekeeping force deployed to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are expected to be made public in...

Regional group advances plan to establish military force for DRC

The East African Community is moving ahead with plans to create a regional military force to deploy to the troubled eastern region of the...

Regional bloc forms military force to tackle DRC instability

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially joined the East African Community (EAC) as the regional bloc’s seventh partner state on March 29. Less...

ISS: West Africa issues a wake-up call to tyrants

Last week's decision by the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in the courts of Senegal to uphold the conviction...

ISS: EAC must use its leverage in Burundi

Journalist Jean Bigirimana has been missing since 22 July. Two weeks after his disappearance, his colleagues at Iwacu – Burundi's only independent...

Barriers curb trade in East Africa common market

Border delays and the absence of enforceable means to settle disputes and promote integration are hindering the opening up of trade in...

East Africa, EU set Nov deadline for trade deal

The East African Community (EAC) trade bloc and the European Union have set November as the new deadline for signing a trade...

East Africa’s monetary goal undaunted by Euro woes

East African Community, a five-nation trade bloc that aims to have a monetary union in 2012, said that problems in the euro...

East Africa hopeful for EU trade deal soon: official

East Africa's economic bloc of five nations is optimistic a trade deal with the European Union can soon be agreed, the secretary-general...