DAILY MIRROR: Blockade will hit East African trade
The instensification of the rivalry between Kenya and Tanzania will dampen efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic
The stalemate between Kenya and Tanzania over the former’s recent border closure manifests a much deeper problem.
It is not about Covid-19 containment. Nor is it about delays in testing and clearing cargo transporters to contain the pandemic. It is about deep-seated rivalry, entangled in politics, commerce and history. And it brings to question regional countries’ commitment to co-operation and integration...