Regional Renaissance

The East African Community Common Market is set to provide more jobs, increase trade in goods and services and boost investment in the region.

As the clock ticked toward midnight on June 30, 2010, the mood in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, and in the rest of East African Community (EAC), was expectant. The region’s vibrant media had already set the stage: the East Africa Community Common Market was here.

Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki and his minister in charge of EAC affairs, Amason Kingi, were at the Kenyatta International Conference Center – a government-owned state-of-the-art meeting facility – to publicly declare their support for the Common Market.

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