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East Africa

Key facts

Kenya

Population: 48.46 million (World Bank 2016)
Official languages: Swahil  and English    
Currency: Kenyan shilling ( KES)
Important ministries: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts        
Official statistics officeKenyan National Bureau of Statistics
  
Trade associations: Kenyan Publishers Association  and Kenya Booksellers and Stationers Association, National Book Development Council of Kenya
Annual book fair: Nairobi International Book Fair organised by the Kenyan Publishers Association and held in September/October.
VAT on books: 16% introduced in 2013.
Fixed book price system: No

Rwanda

Population: 11.92 million (2016)
Official languages: Kinyarwanda, the national language, along with French and English, and Swahili
Currency: RWF - Rwandan Franc
Important ministries: Ministry of Education
Ministry of Sports and Culture-MINISPCO     
Official statistics office:
National Institute of Statistics
Trade association
: Association des éditeurs et des libraires, R
wanda Book Development Initiative (RWABODI).

Tanzania

Population: 55.57 million (World Bank 2016)
Official languages: Kiswhili and english 
Currency: Tanzania shilling
Important ministries: Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports
Trade associations: Publishers Association of Tanzania (PATA)  and  Booksellers Association of Tanzania (BSAT)
Annual book fair: Tanzania National Book Fair held in Dar es Salaam, organized by the Book Development Council of Tanzania.

Uganda

Population: 41.49 million (World Bank 2016)
Official languages: Uganda shilling
Currency: Uganda shilling
Important ministries: Ministry of Education and Sports
Official statistics office:
Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Trade associations:
Uganda Publishers Association (UPA), Uganda Booksellers Association (UBA),  Umbrella organisation National Book Trust of Uganda (NABOTU)
Annual book fair: Kampala International Book Fair held in April organised by Uganda Reproduction Rights Organisation (URRO), the National Book Trust of Uganda (NABOTU) and Uganda Publishers Association (UPA)

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