The region’s forces are seen as important in addressing the long-running conflict in the DRC – but their involvement is complicated.
It’s likely that free movement will advance first among groupings within regional communities.
There are advantages to a regional force overseen by the East African Community – particularly as the bloc is leading new political talks.
The East African Court of Justice has been a keen promoter of the rule of law, democracy and human rights.
Consolidating peace efforts across the vast territory has proved difficult for close to three decades. Scholars explain why.
Kenya’s new president needs to forge closer ties with regional heavyweights to create a balance of power that favours his country.
Kenya’s ethnic-based politics often leads to electoral violence that hurts regional trade.
Recent clashes put eastern Congo’s M23 into the headlines again, but many other security problems persist in the area as diplomats struggle to tackle the underlying causes.
President Samia Hassan has set Tanzania on a change of course – time will tell if the pattern holds and addresses the country’s challenges.
The admission of DRC will extend the East African Community bloc’s reach to the Atlantic Ocean.
Kenya should develop market standards that guide the quality of potatoes sold in local markets.
The aviation industry requires very expensive assets but is sensitive to economic cycles
African countries are struggling to implement the African Union’s protocol on free movement four years after its ratification.
Rwanda’s food policies focus on production to make sure people have livelihoods and enough nutritious food. Not much attention is given to overnutrition.
The government intervening to ensure food safety will increase awareness among producers and consumers.
The community’s response to the pandemic has been fragmented despite gestures of regional solidarity
Understanding the political economy around maize production puts into context debates on key interventions in the value chain.
Africa’s new continental free trade area, the AfCFTA, is a remarkable achievement. However, decisive diplomatic, technical and social action is needed for it to succeed.
East African countries use a scorecard to monitor maternal and child health progress in the region.
A military confrontation between Uganda and Rwanda remains implausible. But the stand-off between the two countries is reminiscent of the worst days between them.