Change and promise: The times they have been exciting


By PAMELLA SITTONI
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This is a special year for this newspaper as it prepares to mark its 25th anniversary in November, and an opportune time to reflect on its journey as well as cast an eye at the future.

Launched as the three countries that originally made up East Africa — Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya — were working towards the revival of a regional bloc following the collapse of the East African Community in 1978, the newspaper’s goal was to champion this dream.

The East African Community was formed and has since expanded to include Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

Notwithstanding teething problems, the region offers immense promise for its citizens and member states.

No wonder we now proudly proclaim that trade and commerce, culture and the arts, education, and even…

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