Political and Regulatory Round-Up 

  • 1 Mar 2024
  • 2 Mins Read
  • 〜 by Naisiae Simiren


Violence rocks Haiti as Prime Minister visits Kenya

Haiti’s Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, visited Kenya in a bid to sort out issues that have stalled the deployment of Kenyan police officers to the troubled country.

This was revealed by Prime Minister Henry’s Office on February 25 which said that he’d, after attending the 46th Ordinary Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of State and Government in Guyana, visit Nairobi. 

“Next, the Prime Minister will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, to finalise modalities for the deployment of the MSS with Kenyan authorities and those of other countries in the African continent,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s office said.

(Source: Daily Nation)


Ethiopian PM Abiy to visit Dar es Salaam

Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali, arrived in the country on February 2, 2024, for a three-day state visit that would end on March 2. He said that the purpose of the visit was to strengthen diplomatic relations and enhance economic cooperation between the two countries.

The Prime Minister said the collaboration between the two countries extends across areas such as trade and investment, education, culture, aviation, agriculture, livestock, control of illegal immigration and defence and security.

(Source: Daily News)


African Union: Kenya’s President Ruto and Odinga meet Museveni

President William Ruto, his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni and ODM leader Raila Odinga held talks in Uganda on February 26, 2024.

A statement by President Ruto disclosed that the trio discussed, among other things, the candidature of the ODM leader for African Union Commission chairmanship.

“I had the pleasure of meeting President Yoweri Museveni at his Kisozi country home in Uganda. We discussed critical issues that affect our two countries, such as energy and petroleum,” President Ruto said. Also discussed was the declared candidacy of Kenya’s former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, for the African Union Commission chairmanship.

(Source: The Independent)


Private sector urged to cooperate with civil society organisations

Civil society organisations and the private sector have been urged to cooperate in their activities to foster development and support communities.

This is one of the recommendations of the 2023 Rwanda Civil Society Barometer by the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), whose findings were announced on Wednesday, February 28.

The yearly barometer has four domains of the operations of civil society organisations (CSOs), namely: citizen participation and inclusiveness, CSOs working environment, governance and values in CSOs, as well as the impact and effectiveness of CSOs.

(Source: The NewTimes)


Ethiopia striving to strengthen friendships with Germany, France: Prosperity Party VP

Prosperity Party (PP) Vice President Adam Farah said Ethiopia is exerting efforts to strengthen its friendships with Germany and France. Vice President Farah held discussions with the German Ambassador to Ethiopia, Stephan Auer, and French Ambassador to Ethiopia, Remi Marechaux, at his office.

During the occasion, he said that efforts are being exerted to transform Ethiopia’s age-old friendship with Germany and France to a higher level. The Prosperity Party will work with a strong focus to move the friendships to a higher level, the Vice President added.

(Source: ENA)