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The mystery men and the embassy bombings

Two men played key roles in the double attack: one using Sudan as his springboard, the other under the noses of the US army, CIA and FBI

Fazul Abdullah Mohamed Ali, a Comoran, and Ali Mohamed, an Egyptian, both played key roles in the 1998 Embassy bombings in East Africa, according to court documents: the former as ...


Banking on big infrastructure

The spending plans of East African countries show a common enthusiasm for big projects but they are borrowing to pay for them

With a decade of high growth behind them and a resource bonanza looming, East African Community members are displaying a new appetite for large-scale infrastructure. EAC government...


Pipeline politics

The Kenyan government wants to get moving on the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor

Presidents Salva Kiir Mayardit and Uhuru Kenyatta reaffirmed their commitment to the Lamu pipeline this month when they met on 23 May in Juba, ahead of the African Union Summit in ...


Trader beware!

Chinese traders already feeling the heat from local competitors in Kenya, Malawi and Uganda now face new regulations and restrictions to their activities after protests by local bu...


Richard Sezibera

Secretary General, EAC

In December, East African Community Secretary General Richard Sezibera rejected Sudan’s bid to join the regional bloc. The application failed on geographic grounds – on South Sudan...


Fuel crisis endangers regimes

Anger in the region at overpriced and scarce fuel is growing in the face of official complicity in a distribution corrupt system

High world fuel prices are stoking unrest and inflation in many developing economies but the situation in East Africa is spinning out of control due to a corrupt and chronically mi...


Crisis on the Nile

The confrontation over the Nile waters, which pits Egypt and Sudan against the five downstream countries, is escalating into a major regional crisis following the collapse of a min...


First to integrate

Kenya has moved fastest to implement the East African Community’s Common Market Protocol, which came into effect on 1 July 2010. In the clearest sign of the profound changes, Kenya...


A new regional peace effort

Amid formidable diplomatic obstacles in a troubled region, East African armies are building a new intervention force

In early December, 1,087 soldiers from eleven east African countries convened in Djibouti for a test run of the region’s first rapid reaction military force. The East African Stand...


Synchrobudgets

As they approach economic union, East Africa's finance ministers struggle to balance the books at home

The East African Community, grouping Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, plans to set up a common market this November. The opportunities are potentially vast: the EAC com...


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