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East African Community

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2014/05/11 The East African Standard Gauge Railway protocol is signed by the presidents of Kenya and Uganda. The project is expected to link South Sudan to Uganda via Nimule and to Kenya via Nadapal. Work is due to start in October and take three years. The contractor is the China Communications Construction Company. Snippet: The East African Standard Gauge Railway protocol is signed by the pres....
2014/03 President Kiir appoints a team to negotiate South Sudan's entry to the East African Community. Snippet
Reference Mini-review
Jacob Dut Chol, 2014/03/16. The politics of Regional Integration: Why South Sudan Joining EAC Bloc is Political and Economic Chicanery? [Article] PaanLuel Wël. Accessed online.
Garang Atem Ayiik, 2014/03/15. Prospects of South Sudan Joining East Africa Community – Highlighting Risks and Policy Options [Article] PaanLuel Wël. Accessed online.

Serious but clear policy article which argues that the immaturity of the economy means it would be dangerous for South Sudan to become a full member of the East African Community. It would not help exports because South Sudan is not structurally ready to become an exporter of much besides its oil. South Sudan also still needs freedom to set its own monetary and fiscal policies. It should apply for observer status for the time being instead of immediately becoming a full member.

Simon Allison, 2013/02/06. South Sudan's oil-for-food gambit [Article] ThinkAfricaPress. Accessed online.

Very brief and accessible introduction to the pros and cons for South Sudan of membership of the East African Community.

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