Political and Regulatory Round-Up.

  • 16 Feb 2024
  • 2 Mins Read
  • 〜 by Anne Ndungu


Cabinet approves privatisation of 7 State-owned enterprises

Kenya’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved the sale of seven more State-owned enterprises following a meeting chaired by President William Ruto at State House in Nairobi, bringing the total number of entities set to be privatised to 17. (East African)



Samia woos Norway investors

President Samia Suluhu Hassan has called upon investors from Norway to explore opportunities in key sectors for the nation’s development, including renewable energy, agriculture, oil, gas, investment funds, and transportation.

The President made this call while addressing delegates at the Tanzania-Norway Trade and Investment Forum held in Oslo on Tuesday. (Daily News)



It’s illegal for serving soldiers to participate in politics – court

The Court of Appeal has reaffirmed that it is illegal for a serving Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF)  soldier to participate in any partisan election before being discharged by the military. (Monitor)



Ruto holds talks with Rwanda’s Paul Kagame in Dubai

President William Ruto on Monday held talks with several African leaders on the sidelines of the ongoing World Governments Summit in Dubai. Ruto was invited to deliver a 10-minute address on Government Acceleration and Transformation during one of the sessions on Tuesday morning.

Ahead of the meeting, the President said he met and held talks with his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame. (The Star)



Ethiopia and Angola sign MoUs

With the aim of enhancing bilateral relations and operations in multilateral forums, Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Taye Atske-Selassie, and his Angolan counterpart, Tete Antonio, signed a General Cooperation Agreement. (ENA)



Mogadishu authorities ban masks and weapons, citing security concerns

The Banadir Regional Authority has implemented a ban on wearing masks and carrying weapons in public transport within Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The decision comes as a response to security concerns, with the authority stating that masks were being misused to conceal identities and facilitate criminal activities. (Radio Daslan)



South Sudan army recommits to end recruitment of children

The South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) on Monday reiterated its commitment to end the recruitment of children in the national army. “It has come to our notice that using of children in the armed conflict is a great violation, and that is why we always say no to the recruitment of children, and that is why the SSPDF committed itself to sign a lot of action plans to eradicate this issue of recruitment and use of children in South Sudan,” said Chaplain Khamis Edward, the director of child protection in the SSPDF, in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. (The East African)