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VI. Eastern Africa

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There were no changes in the domestic political situation of any of the Eastern African countries. Sudan experienced violent conflict in Western Darfur. Burundi's human rights record was criticised by human rights organizations. The AU continued to be involved in the events of Comoros' politics. The French and US military bases witnessed the significant geo-strategic importance of Djibouti. The judicial system remained in a poor state in Eritrea. Ethiopia's domestic and international situation remained highly unstable. Agriculture, forestry and fishing were the most important economic sector in Kenya. Rwanda became a member of the EAC. The uninterrupted 30-year political dominance of the Seychelles People's Progressive Front was consolidated in parliamentary elections. The humanitarian situation in Southern Somalia worsened. Sudan was experiencing regional conflicts and unstable political situation. Tanzania remained one of the poorest countries in Africa and the world. Climate change led to the occurrence of natural catastrophes in Uganda.

Keywords: Burundi; Comoros; Djibouti; Eastern Africa; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Rwanda; Somalia; Tanzania



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