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Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi is nestled along the north eastern shores of Africa's deepest water body, Lake Tanganyika. The city serves as the country's chief port. Chief exports include coffee, cotton, skins and tin ore.
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Night falls over the hilly and picturesque city of Mwanza in northwest Tanzania along the southern shores of Lake Victoria. With a population of over 700,000, it is Tanzania's second largest city, following Dar es Salaam.
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The iconic Mandela National Stadium at the eastern outskirts of Uganda's capital city, Kampala. Also referred to as Namboole Stadium, the 50,000 capacity stadium is chiefly used for football matches, although other sports are also practiced.
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The sun rises on a cloudy day over the city of Nairobi in Kenya. Nairobi is the most populous city in East Africa, with a current estimated population of about 3 million. The city is also the region's economic hub.
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One People, One Destiny? The Future of Inequalities. Download The State of East Africa Report 2013
State Of East Africa Inequalities


Improving the quality of life of the people of East Africa is at the heart of regional integration process. The State of East Africa Report 2013 emanates from he following three elements of the objectives, fundamental and operational principles in the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community.

The first is the attainment of sustainable growth and development of  the partner states by the promotion of a more balanced and harmonious development of the Partner States (Article 5). The second is the equitable distribution of benefits (Article 6) and the third is the commitment to people centered and market-driven co-operation (Article 7).

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One People, One Destiny?: The Future of Inequalities in East Africa


The State of East Africa Report 2013 goes further than merely describing East Africa from a statistical perspective. The Future of Inequality in East Africa, interrogates a fundamental question of great relevance to the process of regional integration, namely, to what extent are the fundamental objectives of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community of promoting ‘balanced and harmonious growth’, ‘equitable distribution of benefits’ and ‘people-centered’ integration, being achieved.

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Richard Sezibera Speech - SoEAR Launch.pdf

“On behalf of EALA and on my own behalf, I thank and congratulate the .Society for International Development (SID) for this special invite at the launch of its flagship report: the State of East Africa Report 2013.
The timing is perfect since EALA is currently sitting in Nairobi for its 3rd. Meeting of the 2nd us at this time is therefore collegial and heart-warming.
Session. The fact that you have deemed it fit to engage.”

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Deepening Integration, Intensifying Challenges


Deepening Integration, Intensifying Challenge is the latest and fourth in the SoEAR series produced in partnership with Trademark East Africa- compiles and analyses data across key economic, social and political indicators from the five members states of the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda), which update and improve the first State of East Africa Report 2006.

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Speech by AMB. DR. Richard Sezibera EAC SEC. GEN.

Richard Sezibera Speech - SoEAR Launch.pdf

“The past six years, have seen the EAC Secretariat and the Society for International Development (SID) work together. Our two institutions have established a strong partnership in promoting effective dialogue revolving around regional integration and its consequences for the citizens of East Africa. Reports so far published over the previous years have gone along way in enhancing the quality of the discussions about regional integration and have helped to widen the participation in that conversation. In the same context the reports have successfully served as a contribution towards making the East African Community (EAC) truly people-centered. Over the years SID has become an important voice in providing economic, political and social analysis on the challenges and opportunities that regional integration presents for all of us. I must acknowledge that The State of East Africa 2012 is just one of many informative and critical publications provided by SID that interrogates many of the questions that regular East Africans ask themselves each day regarding the benefits of regional integration.”

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Posted on Friday September 20, 2013

Posted in: East Africa

In this Greater Horn of East Africa (GHEA) Outlook, three trends are examined that at first do not seem connected. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been a victim of constant violence, corruption, wars and exploitation for many decades. There seems to be no end in sight to the conflict and instability that its citizens have long suffered. Today, it is at the center of gravity in the vortex of violence in the region.

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Posted on Thursday August 08, 2013

Posted in: Citizenship & Governance; Sustainability

In the latest Greater Horn of East Africa (GHEA) Outlook we examine three trends that will shape the future of the region. The first is the push to devolve government throughout the GHEA, with a specific look at Tanzania, Kenya and South Sudan. Each of these countries have chosen to devolve and decentralize for different reasons but all with the same hope of improving the livelihoods of the people and delivering services to them. The second trend is the emphasis on local partnerships in science and technology to improve healthcare in places like Tanzania.

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Posted on Sunday August 04, 2013

Posted in: East Africa

In this latest Greater Horn of East Africa (GHEA) Outlook, we examine three interrelated trends that have largely been overshadowed by the constant praise the region has received over the past few years. 'Africa Rising' has now become the phrase that best captures how the world perceives Africa. The positive growth story has captivated the region and those who are interested in it. This narrative in many ways has overshadowed some trends that are directly affecting the poor and vulnerable. 

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