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Vol 41 No 1

Published 7th January 2000

Cooperation again

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda start the year having just revived the East African Community. It is one of Africa's most viable economic groupings. Its ambitious goals are a customs union, together with common citizenship and currency. Leaving aside the issue of the much postponed final agreement, there is a real prospect of greater economic and political cooperation between member states. All three Presidents - Daniel arap Moi in Kenya, Benjamin Mkapa in Tanzania, Yoweri Museveni in Uganda - believe that economic convergence will boost investment and expand regional markets.

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