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The East African : Nov 10th 2014
NOVEMBER 8-14, 2014 OF UNDERSTANDING THE REGION | XI tell ou≥ sto≥ies f≥om ou≥ pe≥spective Kenya, once regarded as an island of peace in region full of turmoil, plunged into political chaos following the disputed presidential elections of December 2007 involving former president Mwai Kibaki and former prime minister, Raila Odinga. Over 1,300 people were killed in the vio- tion to Museveni, who hitherto had been seen as a reformer who brought law and order to Uganda. The EastAfrican went behind the scenes to the political shenanigans at play. The amendments saw Uganda stand out as the only EAC member without term limits. January 2007 The controversial Alice Lakwena — who made history as the first woman to lead a rebellion in East Africa — died at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Lakwena was a controversial faith healer, prophetess and pol did a comprehensive coverage of her death and what it means to the rebellion she started and which was later taken over by Joseph Kony of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). June 2007 Rwanda and Burundi formally joined the East African Community (EAC) after the Fifth Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State signed the treaty of consent. The membership took effect on July 1, 2007. January 2007/08 lence and 600,000 displaced. The situation spiralled out of control, affecting businesses in neighbouring landlocked countries which rely on the port of Mombasa for supplies. The EastAfrican followed closely the peace negotiations put in place by the African Union and led by former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan. President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and former journalist Joshua Sang are currently facing charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for bearing the greatest responsibility for the postelection violence. The paper continues to follow the ICC process. November 2009 The EastAfrican was at the forefront of covering the EAC’s 10th anniverary celebrations in Arusha, Tanzania. The Com- munity also marked the expiry of the fiveyear Customs Union and the entry of the Common Market. The climax of the anniversary was the EAC Summit on November 20, 2009 when the Protocol on the Establishment of the EAC Common Market was signed by the EAC Heads of State. October 2011 The Kenyan military stormed into So- malia, sending hundreds of troops to battle the Al Shabaab terrorists. The unilateral decision to invade Somalia made history as the first time ever the Kenyan military had participated in a war with a foreign force. May 2013 The East Africa railway line was finally launched in November 2013 in Mombasa, followed by the signing of the Standard Gauge Railways agreement between China and five East African Community member states in Nairobi, Kenya. The EastAfrican has followed the money trail on this infrastructure deal and presented objective arguments for and against the projects.
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