The collapse of the first East African Community in 1977 killed a dream that had taken more than 15 years to actualize.
The breakup of the bloc which was formed in 1967 was occasioned by differing political and economic ideologies.
That was then.
Today the world is witnessing the re-emergence of the EAC driven by the Kenya and Tanzania who were blamed for the collapse of the original bloc.
But can the two nations succeed where they failed in the past.
From the start, the first East African Community was meant to fail, it was not sculptured to adapt to the changing trends.
It is said that the EAC bloc was formed to counter the influence of colonialists who were not ceding power after years of dominance.
Read more. Source | KBC