Browsing: The East Africa Community

DRC in the EAC. The world's best placed economic bloc?

The poor roads in the DRC and the level of insecurity in the country make it difficult and costly to move these mineral resources to the Atlantic port. This makes DRCs decision to join the EAC their most viable option. 

A state-owned shipping line from the Congo, the Lignes Maritimes Congolaises (LMC), has already set base in Kenya and plans to start its operation in Mombasa starting this June. 

The shipping line seeks to channel more exports and imports goods through the port of Mombasa. …