Political and Regulatory Affairs Round-Up.

  • 9 May 2024
  • 2 Mins Read
  • 〜 by Shammah Sirima



President Ruto makes U-turn on ending Uhuru Kenyatta’s Sh376bn rural roads programme

The government has made a U-turn on plans to abandon the Sh376 billion road programme started by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta to upgrade the less-used roads in rural Kenya (Business Daily)



Govt assures Ugandans on recalled AstraZeneca jabs

The withdrawal of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine from the market amid complaints of rare but life-threatening side effects has triggered mixed reactions among Ugandans who took the Jabs. (The Monitor)



Dane takes decades-long dispute with Tanzania to The Hague

Tanzania is in for a multi-billion shilling arbitration after Danish investor Finn Von Wurden Petersen initiated proceedings at The Hague, The Citizen has learnt. The dispute, which dates back to the 1970s, centres on the alleged expropriation of Mr Petersen’s expansive Milimani and Noor Farms, along with a fleet of fishing vessels. (The Citizen)



Rwanda, Tanzania defence forces meet over border security

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) 5 Division on May 7 received a delegation from Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) led by 202 Brigade Commander, Brig Gen Gabriel Elias Kwiligwa, who are in Rwanda for the 10th meeting of RDF and TPDF Brigades deployed along the two countries’ common border.



Foreign ministry’s permanent secretary receives head of ICRC delegation in Somalia to bolster crisis response efforts

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Hamza Adan Haadoow, received, on Monday, in his office at the Ministry, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mr. Pascal Cuttat, and discussed with him ways to enhance cooperation and coordination. (Radio Daslan)



Symposium discussing Ethiopia’s social, economic & political challenges, opportunities

A grand symposium is underway in Addis Ababa to review Ethiopia’s 50-year economic, social, and political legacy and the challenges transferred to the current generation. The symposium, which is organised by Addis Ababa University, has attracted several scholars from various fields and other stakeholders. It was learned that research papers will be presented at the symposium by various prominent scholars.