The film “Kiswahili” is a result of a film training course that was held during the Nile Film Festival in Jinja in November 2014. It gives a short introduction into Kiswahili as the most commonly spoken language in the greater East African region – a language, that many East Africans feel related to and use to communicate outside of their known surroundings.
In the morning of the 5th of February sirens could be heard throughout Arusha. At the headquarters of the East African Community (EAC) they were loudest around 10 am, shortly before the German President Dr. Joachim Gauck was about to enter the EAC compound, coming from the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
As part of a 4-day visit to Tanzania, stopping at Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, it was the first-ever visit of a sitting German President to the EAC – a step that was highly appreciated by the Secretary General Dr. Richard Sezibera during his welcoming remarks.
The Africa Journal of Management (AJOM) has partnered with German development cooperation through the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit” (GIZ) for the publication of a 2016 Special Issue with the goal of understanding how managers in the private sector deal with the opportunities of an integrating East African Community (EAC).
Film is without doubt a powerful communication tool for disseminating ideas and telling stories. Therefore the EAC have decided to use film as a tool for promotion of regional integration. In cooperation with the East African Film Network (EAFN) the EAC, with support of GIZ, embarked on training East African actors through an intensive hands-on intermediate level master class, in the form of a one week long workshop.
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The EAC Youth Ambassadors Online Platform (EACYAOP) is a youth friendly, and youth managed online platform, hosted on the official EAC Facebook page.
The five-day East African conference on inter-religious collaboration to strengthen peace and security in the EAC region concluded successfully in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, with a resolution to create the first ever East African Community Inter-Religious Council (EAC IR Council) for sustainable dialogue and information sharing among and between religious leaders and communities in the Region.