South Sudan

Arusha Summit Tackles S.Sudan Admission to EAC

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Deliberations on the admission of the Republic of South Sudan into the East African Community will also part of the issues that would be discussed.

The ongoing conflict in the Republic of South Sudan is also expected to feature prominently.

President Kenyatta last week said the region will not stand by and watch South Sudan descend into genocide.

The summit will also discuss the revised model structure, road map and action plan for the East African political federation.

Speaking in Nairobi earlier today, President Kenyatta said his goal is to make the EAC a shining example for the rest of Africa.

He said the regional integration process is aimed at making it easier for the movement of people and goods which will in turn increase trade to improve the lives of the people.

The President said the benefits of integration far outweigh any existing fears, adding that trade is an important tool in enhancing peace and stability in Africa.

“Trade can be used as an instrument of peace in Africa,” the President said when he met the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Robert Azevedo at State House Nairobi.

Two new judges for the Appellate Division and one for the First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice will be appointed during the summit.

The Head of States Summit has been preceded by the 29th Extra-ordinary meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers which has been underway.


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