• 14 Jun 2024
  • 2 Mins Read
  • 〜 by Anne Ndungu



Details of FBI Director Christopher Wray’s 5-day visit to Kenya

The FBI director Christopher Asher Wray concluded his trip to Kenya on Wednesday after a series of meetings with top security officials.

He arrived Saturday, June 8, for a five-day trip, which drew speculation.

When he arrived, there were speculations on his mission here even as officials termed it a boost to the country. But when asked about the mission, Wray said he was simply visiting a great partner in various areas to enhance operations for general stability in the region. (The Star)



Ugandan heads of missions in the region back home for retreat

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has convened a landmark retreat with heads of Uganda Missions stationed in neighbouring countries to enhance economic growth and development.

The “Ring States”, as they are referred to in the MoFA, include Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, DR Congo, Somalia, South Sudan and Burundi. The four-day event, themed “Enhanced Economic Growth and Development through Promotion of Economic and Commercial Diplomacy,” aims to bolster missions’ ability to attract regional economic cooperation and investments. (The Independent)



Why Tanzania wants to monitor heads of parastatals more closely

The office of the Treasury Registrar is finalising a system that will ensure timely and reliable performance information on heads of state-owned enterprises to facilitate accurate decision-making by the appointing authorities.

Speaking on Tuesday at State House in Dar es Salaam, Treasury registrar Nehemiah Mchechu highlighted an incident where a director was removed from their position and reinstated the following day, underscoring the need for reliable information to inform such decisions. (The Citizen)



Kagame attends high-level conference on urgent humanitarian response for Gaza

President Paul Kagame attended the high-level conference on “Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza,” convened by His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein of Jordan, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, on Tuesday, June 11.

(The New Times)



DR Congo’s first female PM takes oath of office

Judith Suminwa Tuluka was sworn in early Wednesday as the first female prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Before the National Assembly, the lower house of the DRC Parliament, Tuluka and the other 54 new government members officially took office after deputies approved Tuluka’s action programme with a required absolute majority. (The East African)



Ethiopia, Philippines Emphasis Importance of Enhanced Economic and Financial Cooperation

Ethiopia and the Philippines emphasized the importance of further strengthening their relations in economy and finance. Ethiopia’s Ambassador to South Korea and non-resident Ambassador to the Philippines, Dessie Dalkie, met with the Undersecretary of Finance of the Philippines, Jovez Z. Balbosa.

The two sides exchanged views on economic and financial cooperation and partnership between Ethiopia and the Philippines, according to Embassy of Ethiopia in Seoul, South Korea.

During the discussions, Ambassador Dessie Dalkie noted that Ethiopia and the Philippines have enhanced their diplomatic relations, which date back to 1960. Ambassador Dessie underscores the importance of further strengthening their relations in economy and finance.