(+) THE EAST AFRICAN LEG­ISLA­TIVE AS­SEM­BLY

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The East African Leg­isla­tive As­sem­bly is an or­gan of the larger East African Com­mu­nity. It is the leg­isla­tive arm of the com­mu­nity. Mem­bers are sworn into five-year terms. It had its first sit­ting in Arusha, Tan­za­nia, on Novem­ber 29, 2001. The first speaker of the As­sem­bly was Ab­dul­rah­man Ki­nana of Tan­za­nia. The first as­sem­bly, in­clud­ing mem­bers from Kenya, Tan­za­nia and Uganda, was dis­solved in 2006. The sec­ond as­sem­bly ex­panded as Rwanda and Bu­rundi joined the EAC in 2007.

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