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EAC field training exercise consolidated bloc security efforts

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The just ended East African Community (EAC) Exercise Ushirikiano Imara in Rwanda saw member states fine tune skills in peace support operations (PSOs), counter...

Ex Ushirikiani Imara underway in Rwanda

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The 13th East African Community (EAC) regional field training exercise, Ushirikiani Imara (building strong relationships) 2024, is underway in Rwanda’s Bugesera district of the...

Eastern DR Congo violence is an EU concern

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The military build-up and use of advanced surface-to-air missiles and drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) by M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

EACRF lessons will form part of future “peace instruments” – Mathuki

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Lessons learnt during the previous deployment of its reaction force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be used by the East African...

East Africa’s troops are leaving the DRC: what went wrong and...

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The East African Community deployed a regional force for the first time into eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2022. Just over a...

EAC CPX done and dusted

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The armed forces of East African Community (EAC) member states along with police personnel and civilians wrapped up a successful command post exercise at...

EAC and ICGLR commit to eastern DRC peace

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African regional blocs – the East African Community (EAC) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) – will co-operate to restore...

EAC peace research centre operational after 10 year break

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The Nyerere Centre for Peace Research in Tanzania is back in operation following a relaunch by the East African Community (EAC). The relaunch is part...

ISS: Eastern DRC peace processes miss the mark

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Leaders of East African countries meeting in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura on 4 February again called for an immediate ceasefire in the eastern Democratic Republic...

DR Congo church bombing condemned

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The detonation of an explosive device in a church, while a service was underway, in DR Congo’s North Kivu province that left at least...

M23 agrees to orderly withdrawal – EAC

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Central African rebel group M23 has, according to the East African Community (EAC), agreed to an orderly withdrawal and respect “a strict ceasefire” in...

First Kenyan troops deployed to DRC

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Kenya is the latest addition to troop contributing countries aiming to end hostilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At the weekend, President William...

ISS: Can the East African Community stabilise eastern DRC?

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As clashes escalated between the rebel March 23 Movement (M23) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) armed forces in North Kivu, the...

DRC-Rwanda tensions undermine peace efforts in the region

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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