Kenya, Uganda set November date for sugar, milk trade talks

Kenya has continued to lock out Uganda’s sugar and milk out of its markets without proper explanation. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • Kenya and Uganda have in the past year been embroiled in serious feuds of several products including sugar, milk, and poultry products.
  • Only last month, Uganda protested a 79 percent cut on its scheduled sugar exports to Kenya. This was after the Sugar Directorate in Nairobi said that traders will only be allowed to import 18,923 tonnes of sugar from Uganda, down from 90,000 tonnes that Kenya had earlier said would be shipped in.

Kenya and Uganda are set to take another stab at easing trade tensions between them amid jitters on whether the two countries would find a lasting breakthrough.


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