A report on East African Community

From left to right: President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, and President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania during the eighth EAC summit in Arusha, November 2006.
EAC heads in 2009. From left to right: Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Mwai Kibaki (Kenya), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania), Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi).
Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the 2006 EAC summit. Rwanda joined the EAC on 1 July 2007.
Three EAC countries border Lake Victoria.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak, located in Tanzania.
Diani Beach, Kilifi County, Kenya.
{{flagicon|Burundi}} Burundi
{{flagicon|Democratic Republic of the Congo}} Democratic Republic of the Congo
{{flagicon|Kenya}} Kenya
{{flagicon|Rwanda}} Rwanda
{{flagicon|South Sudan}} South Sudan
{{flagicon|Tanzania}} Tanzania
{{flagicon|Uganda}} Uganda

Intergovernmental organisation composed of seven countries in the Great Lakes region of East Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republics of Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda.

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Arusha

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Tanzanian city and the regional capital of the Arusha Region, with a population of 416,442 plus 323,198 in the surrounding Arusha Rural District .

Tanzanian city and the regional capital of the Arusha Region, with a population of 416,442 plus 323,198 in the surrounding Arusha Rural District .

Arusha clock tower area, 1953.
East African Legislative Assembly.
Mount Meru in the background of the city of Arusha.
TUN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, Arusha.
The Arusha clock tower.
Aircraft at Arusha Airport.
Arusha City Central Bus Terminal
The Cathedral of Arusha (Catholic Church)
The Arusha Lutheran Medical Center in downtown Arusha.
A street in Arusha town.
The Sheikh Amri Abeid Memorial Stadium

It hosts the African Court of African Union and is the capital of the East African Community.

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

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Regional economic community in Africa with twenty-one member states stretching from Tunisia to Eswatini.

Regional economic community in Africa with twenty-one member states stretching from Tunisia to Eswatini.

In 2008, COMESA agreed to an expanded free-trade zone including members of two other African trade blocs, the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

Southern African Development Community

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Inter-governmental organization headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana.

Inter-governmental organization headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana.

Flag of the SADCC

On Wednesday 22 October 2008, SADC joined with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the East African Community to form the African Free Trade Zone, including all members of each of the organizations.

Tanganyika Territory

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Colonial territory in East Africa which was administered by the United Kingdom in various guises from 1916 to 1961.

Colonial territory in East Africa which was administered by the United Kingdom in various guises from 1916 to 1961.

League of Nations mandates in the Middle East and Africa, with no. 11 representing Tanganyika
Tanganyika stamp, 1925, with giraffe
League of Nations mandates in the Middle East and Africa, with no. 11 representing Tanganyika
Map of Tanganyika Territory

Cooperation expanded with those protectorates and, later, countries in a number of ways, leading to the establishment of the East African High Commission (1948–1961) and the East African Common Services Organisation (1961–1967), forerunners of the East African Community.

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East African Legislative Assembly

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Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete addressing the Assembly

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is a sub-organ of the larger East African Community, being the legislative arm of the Community.

East African Court of Justice

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The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) is a treaty-based judicial body of the East African Community tasked to ensure adherence to law in the interpretation and application of and compliance with the East African Community Treaty of 1999.

Kenya Airways

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Flag carrier airline of Kenya.

Flag carrier airline of Kenya.

A Kenya Airways Fokker F27-200 at Moi International Airport in 1982.
A Kenya Airways Airbus A310-300 at Fiumicino Airport in 1999. With registration 5Y-BFT, this particular aircraft entered the fleet in November 1989.
A Kenya Airways Boeing 767 in 2011.
A Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8, pictured in 2016
A former Kenya Airways Embraer 170 in 2007.
A leased DC-8-70 in 1990
The airline's old livery on a Boeing 737
5Y-BBK, a Kenya Airways Boeing 707-320B in 1986, was damaged beyond economical repair on 11 July 1989, in an accident at Bole International Airport.

Kenya Airways was established by the Kenyan government on January 22, 1977, following the break-up of the East African Community and the consequent demise of East African Airways (EAA).

Kisumu

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Third-largest city in Kenya after the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal city of Mombasa, making Kisumu the largest city in Kenya west of Nairobi.

Third-largest city in Kenya after the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal city of Mombasa, making Kisumu the largest city in Kenya west of Nairobi.

Kisumu City as seen from a nearby hill
Kisumu City Hall
Local inhabitants near Kisumu, 1911
Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground
Cheetahs at the Impala Sanctuary
Ndere Island
Kisumu International Airport
Kisumu Harbour. The green vegetation is water hyacinth.
Maseno University Kisumu
St. Therese of Lisieux Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kisumu, opposite Kibuye Market.

The city's growth and prosperity slowed down temporarily in 1977, as a result of the collapse of the East African Community.

The old East African Shilling (left), East African Shilling (right)

East African shilling

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The sterling unit of account in British controlled areas of East Africa from 1921 until 1969.

The sterling unit of account in British controlled areas of East Africa from 1921 until 1969.

The old East African Shilling (left), East African Shilling (right)
1925 East African 1 Shilling coin obverse
1925 East African 1 Shilling coin reverse
1935 East African 5 cent coin obverse
1935 East African 5 cent coin reverse
1930 East African 1 cent coin obverse
1930 East African 1 cent coin reverse
British East Africa 1 cent and 10 cent coins

It is also the proposed name for a common currency that the East African Community plans to introduce.

Flag of the EAHC

East Africa High Commission

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International organisation which existed between 1 January 1948 and 9 December 1961 with the intention of providing common services to the British-administered Uganda, Kenya and Tanganyika.

International organisation which existed between 1 January 1948 and 9 December 1961 with the intention of providing common services to the British-administered Uganda, Kenya and Tanganyika.

Flag of the EAHC

The EACSO in turn was replaced by the first East African Community in 1967.