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Kenya Takes EAC Chair


buy more about http://clintonbrook.com/wp-includes/wp-diff.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Rwanda was supposed to take over from Uganda as Chair only for Foreign Affairs Minister, price http://cides.med.up.pt/templates/yoo_revista/warp/config/layouts/fields/verify.php Louise Mushikiwabo to reveal that Kigali would be extremely busy with preparations for the genocide memorial activities.

In 2014, Rwanda will commemorate 20 years after the cold slaughter of over one million Tustis and moderate Hutus.

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Chimpreports also understands that Kenya would indeed use the chair to rally support across the East African region to resist the war crimes trial of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague.

The decision to hand Kenya the EAC chairmanship was taken at the 28th ordinary meeting of EAC Council of ministers taking place at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala on Monday.

The high level decision-making policy organ of the Community is considering among others; implementation of previous decisions of the Council; report of the Office of the Secretary General; planning and infrastructure; social sectors; political, customs and trade matters.

In addition, the meeting will consider report of Finance and Administration Committee; report of the Council to the Summit for the period of December 2012 – November 2013, and reports of the EAC Organs and Institutions.

The Council of Ministers meeting will also prepare for the 15th Ordinary Summit of EAC Heads of State scheduled for 30 November 2013 in Kampala, Uganda.

The EAC Heads of State will be expected to, among others, approve and sign the Protocol for the Establishment of the East African Monetary Union, the third Pillar of the EAC integration and development process.


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