Ex-CoB Agnes Odhiambo, former solicitor-general Ken Ogeto land jobs in Ruto’s govt
Former Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo and immediate-former solicitor-general Kennedy Ogeto have landed new roles in President William Ruto’s government.
Ms Odhiambo has been named the head of Government Delivery Services while Mr Ogeto will be taking up a new role as the legal affairs advisor to the President.
Also appointed is Kansa Nzai Munyika who joins the executive as Dr Ruto’s Political Affairs advisor.
What Harris’ visit means to TZ
The maiden visit of US Vice-President Kamala Harris to Tanzania is expected to bolster bilateral ties between the two countries and promote a number of areas for cooperation, pundits have forecasted.
Ms. Harris and her delegation will visit three African countries – Tanzania, Ghana and Zambia from 25 March to 2 April to discuss regional and global priorities, including shared commitment to democracy, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, food security, and the effects of war between Russia Ukraine,” according to a readout from her office.
Anti-Homosexuality Bill gets MPs nod, sent to President
Parliament on Tuesday unanimously passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023 that criminalizes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer– LGBTQ activities. Under this new law, people who publicly declare that they belong to the LGBTQ community face between 2-10 years imprisonment for engaging in homosexuality, aggravated homosexuality, attempted homosexuality, aiding and abetting homosexuality, and conspiracy to commit homosexuality.
Ngirente, World Bank official discuss Rwanda’s development priorities
Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente, on Thursday, March 23, held discussions with Floribert Ngaruko, the new Executive Director of the World Bank for Africa Group 1 Constituency where he represents 22 African countries at the World Bank Group, including Rwanda. Rwanda is one of the first countries that Ngaruko has visited as part of his new responsibilities of representing them at the World Bank Group’s board.
(The New Times)
House delists TPLF from terrorist organisations
The Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives has delisted TPLF from the terrorist designation. In the extraordinary session held today, the House has delisted TPLF from terrorist organisations with majority vote, 61 against and five abstentions. The decision will have tantamount contribution to the full implementation of the peace agreement signed between the federal government of Ethiopia and TPLF in South Africa, Pretoria last year.
Sudan junta affirm military’s commitment to civilian transition
Sudan’s Sovereignty Council member Lt Gen Yasser El Atta, emphasized the military’s commitment to transferring power to a civilian government during a Security Forces graduation ceremony in Nyala, South Darfur on Wednesday.
El Atta expressed confidence in Sudan’s largest political spectrum to complete the democratic transition despite the complexity of the process. He urged graduating forces to join up for “the sake of Sudan’s land and people,” as the military aims to form a “unified army with one national faith.”
President Mohamud signs 7 laws passed by parliament
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud signed seven laws passed by Parliament as the administration marks seven months in office.
The President assented to the Anti-Terrorism Law, Somali Immigration and Citizenship Law, Immigration Law, Public Data Protection Law, Underground Resources Management Law, Investment and Investor Protection Law and Public Identification and Registration Law