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Somalia Becomes Full Member of East African Community

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | ARUSHA: Somalia has formerly joined the East African Community (EAC) after completing all the steps required to gain complete membership of the regional bloc.

Somalia on Monday completed the process of joining the bloc after depositing her Instrument of Ratification with the Secretary General of the bloc in Arusha Tanzania.

Last November, the heads of state of the other EAC member states agreed to admit Somalia into the bloc.

Somalia becomes the eighth member of the EAC after Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.

The move is intended to boost economic growth in the country, which is still recovering from three decades of war.