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East African countries agree on common market

A technical team from countries in the East African region, which has been meeting in Kampala, Uganda, has agreed on a pact paving the way for free movement of labour in the region. Once the Kampala Common Market Protocol is endorsed, professionals, services and capital owners would be able to move freely in the five countries of the East African Community (EAC).

Negotiations ended 24 September with a meeting of the council of ministers from the region who will iron out the final details to be presented to the heads of state for signing in November 2010.

Source: New Vision