Egos, unfair trade shake EAC as DR Congo eyes entry

L-R: Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Tanzania’s John Pombe Magufuri and their Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame in Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2016. PHOTO/ FILE
 

Once upon a time, the East African Community (EAC), a six-member regional bloc of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan – admitted in 2016 – was both vibrant and buoyant. Not just to keen observers, but anyone could tell it had a sense of purpose.

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