DR Congo Applies for Admission to East African Community

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi has written to his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, who is the current chairman of the EAC, seeking to join the community whose member countries are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. The vast natural resource-rich central African country is seeking to join the regional bloc "so that we can work together for the development of our respective countries and stabilise this part of Africa", Tshisekedi has said.

 

The Democratic Republic of Congo has formally applied for admission to the six-member East African Community (EAC).

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