28th October 2022 Political and Regulatory Round Up

  • 28 Oct 2022
  • 3 Mins Read
  • 〜 by The Vellum Team

Ruto now hints to MPs about a 2027 one-party plan

President William Ruto has set his sights firmly on 2027 re-election and leaving the country a one united party for the future as opposed to the trend since 2002 where every other General Election has been trashing the incumbent’s ruling party.

According to confidential reports from Thursday’s Parliamentary Group meeting as State House Nairobi, Dr Ruto and his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua confided to their audience that the 2027 General Election is a feature and to increase their success, have to be in one big party that will preserve either the UDA or Kenya Kwanza Alliance (KKA) trademarks.

Dr Ruto was reported to have told the MPs that they should keep the debate alive in their respective constituent parties about the immense benefits of approaching 2027 as a formidable party that will retain its current strongholds and eat into the opposition.

(Source: Daily Nation)


Tanzania in new push for UN to adopt Kiswahili

The United Nations should adopt Kiswahili as an official working language to get on board an authentic African language that is a lingua franca in most parts of Africa, the Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Dr Damas Ndumbaro, has said.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, he said that it was time the United Nations adopted Kiswahili as one of its official languages because it is the only true authentic and indigenous African languages that is widely spoken across the globe.

Kiswahili is a lingua franca in the African Great Lakes region and East and Southern Africa, including some parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, the southern tip of Somalia, and Zambia.

It is considered as the tenth most spoken language, which is spoken by over 200 million people globally.

(Source: Daily News)


Government rules out city lockdown

The government has no intention at the moment to impose localised lockdown in Kampala metropolitan due to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Information minister Chris Baryomunsi said last evening.

“People should be vigilant, and continue to observe the Ministry of Health guidelines as well as reporting of any suspected cases. Hopefully we shall not have movement restrictions in Kampala. But if the public is reluctant and the situation gets out of hand, then the lockdown will be inevitable” Dr Baryomunsi said.

(Source: The Monitor)


Kagame, Touadéra discuss bilateral cooperation

President Paul Kagame, on October 26, hosted President Faustin Archange Touadéra of Central African Republic where the two heads of state discussed bilateral cooperation.

The duo discussed the political situation in CAR and bilateral cooperation in various areas of security, governance and economic development.

Currently, Rwanda has its armed forces deployed in CAR, where some are deployed as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) while others are there through a bilateral agreement between both countries.

(Source: The New Times)


Council of Ministers Approves Draft Regulations

The Council of Ministers has approved four draft regulations during its 14th regular session, according to the Office of the Prime Minister.

A statement by the Council stated that the draft regulations were about the establishment of the Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institute, Government Employees Social Security Administration, and Private Organization Employees Social Security Administration as well as the re-organization of the Ethiopian Construction Authority.

The council decided the regulations to take effect from the date of their publication on the Negarit Gazette.

(Source: ENA)


Sudan anti-junta demos face brutal resistance

At least one demonstrator has died as hundreds of thousands of Sudanese took to the streets across nine states yesterday, to mark the anniversary of the dawn coup d’état of October 25, 2021. In marches across the country, protesters demanded the overthrow of the military junta, and a return to democracy and civilian rule. Marchers were met with fierce resistance from Sudan’s security forces. Many more injured as tear gas and stun grenades were used against peaceful protesters.

In measures to pre-empt the marches, authorities in Khartoum cut off internet services for mobile phones on Tuesday morning, and closed a number of main roads, as well as all bridges linking the capital with Omdurman and Khartoum North (Bahri), except for the Soba and Halfaya bridges.

(Source: Dabanga)


Eritrea participates at Diplomatic Fun Fair

Eritrea represented by the Eritrean Embassy in South Africa participated at the Diplomatic Fun Fair on October 22 in Pretoria, South Africa.

At the Expo, the Eritrean Embassy in cooperation with nationals residing in South Africa displayed exhibition depicting the culture and traditions of the Eritrean people, history and geographical location of Eritrea, tourism resources, as well victories that Eritrea registered in various sports competitions.

(Source: Ministry of Information Eritrea)