Regional Integration and State Sovereignty: Should State Sovereignty be Sacrificed to Safeguard Regional Integration?

COMMENT Gilbert Hagabimana 30 April 2021 Under regional integration process, sovereign states voluntarily combine their efforts in order to create common interests and objectives. At the same time, state sovereignty generally means a state has the capacity to do whatever it wishes or even settling its own rules without external interference. Now, looking at these…

So Near Yet Too Far: Insights on Intrigues of Harmonization of Cybercrime Regulation in EAC

ANALYSIS Nelson Otieno 23 April 2021 Every regional integration arrangement has its ups and downs. One example being the East African Community (EAC). Yet, the prospects and challenges of integration in the EAC are not static themselves but are rather influenced by the changing circumstances. The COVID-19 pandemic, for instance, has been both a redefining…

Reinventing Regional Mobility across Africa through the Single African Air Transport Market

COMMENT Louis Gitinywa 16 April 2021 After Asia, Africa is the world’s second fastest growing region. Yet across the different regional blocs[1] there are big challenges in driving sustainable growth, boosting employment and tackling poverty. One important factor and economic sector is the aviation transport, fostering tourism, export and connectivity. According to 2018 United Nation’s…

Kenya’s Repatriation of Refugees in a Wake of Regional Integration

COMMENT Jan Maina 09 April 2021 Kenya has in the past week ordered closure of Daadab and Kakuma Refugee camps which are among the world largest refugee camps[1]. In light of this, begs the question, what is the essence of regional integration, if countries cannot stand by the very instruments they have vowed to implement…

Appraisal of Legal Challenges and Intra-Regional Trade Within EAC

ANALYSIS Otieno Kennedy Abuya 02 April 2021 The East African Community (EAC) is one of the many Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Africa. The bloc is made up of six States that have long-standing historical ties as trade partners. EAC citizens similarly share ancestral origins, cultural and social linkages as well as doing business with…