Law & Governance

How are laws passed?

WHAT IS A LAW? A country’s legal system is made up of individual laws which are generally rules set and enforced by the government. Failing to follow the law in a country will often lead to penalties, such as a fine or arrest. Laws are made in slightly different ways

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What is the East African Federation

The East African Federation is a proposal to bring the six countries of the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) into a political union. The project has been repeatedly delayed, due to problems of political will. In 2018, the EAC formed a twelve-member Committee of

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Elements of Government: the Legislature

WHAT IS THE LEGISLATURE? The Legislature is one of three branches of government. The other two are the Executive and the Judiciary or the courts. The Legislature can be a parliament, congress or national assembly. The Legislature will often be made up of two levels: an upper house and a

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What is a Customs Union?

Customs unions are an important part of international trade in the modern world. They determine how easy it is for countries to import and export goods to each other. Several customs unions exist in Africa today. This includes the East African Community (EAC) and the South African Customs Union (SACU)

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What is a Customs Union?

Customs unions are an important part of international trade in the modern world. They determine how easy it is for countries to import and export goods to each other. Several customs unions exist in Africa today. This includes the East African Community (EAC) and the South African Customs Union (SACU)

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