• 8 May 2023
  • 3 Mins Read
  • 〜 by Jewel Tete


UN boss Antonio Guterres visits Kenya, to meet Ruto

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is in Kenya for a two-day official visit. During his visit, the UN chief is expected to hold talks with President William Ruto. The visit comes weeks after a trove of highly confidential documents leaked from the US military’s tightly guarded registries suggested that at least one member of the UN’s top brass has a deep mistrust for President Ruto.

(Daily Nation)


TANGO commends Samia’s 4Rs philosophy

The Board of Directors and the Secretariat of Tanzania Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (TANGO) have commended President Samia Suluhu Hassan for her efforts to revive the hopes of Tanzanians in the economic, social and political fields. In a meeting with the Head of State, the organization applauded the realization of her self-crafted 4R philosophy (Reconciliation, Resilience and Reform and Rebuild) that her regime has adopted as pillars for socio–economic prosperity and multiparty democracy.

(The Daily News)


UHRC quiz IGP’s representative over Muhoozi’s rallies

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) legal team has quizzed a senior police officer, who represented the Inspector-General of Police, over allowing Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s rallies while blocking those of people considered to be government critics. Last week, the chairperson of the UHRC, Ms Mariam Wangadya, summoned the police chief to appear at their office on allegations of stopping lawful gatherings and peaceful demonstrations held by opposition figures, including Members of Parliament.

(The Daily Monitor)


Kagame, British PM talk migration deal, trade

Rwanda and the United Kingdom are leading the way on global migration challenges, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said during a meeting with President Paul Kagame. President Kagame and the First Lady Jeannette Kagame, are in London, UK, for King Charles III’s coronation slated for May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London. The King will be crowned alongside Queen Consort, Camilla.

President Kagame’s discussion with the UK Prime Minister is part of a series of meetings the Head of State is expected to host during his visit to London.

(The New Times)


PM Abiy Confers with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Thursday. During the occasion, PM Abiy and Chancellor Olaf Scholz exchanged views on enhanced Ethio-German partnership in addition to regional and multilateral issues. “Pleased to receive Chancellor Olaf Scholz this evening where we discussed enhanced Ethio-German partnership in addition to regional and multilateral issues,” the premier tweeted. It is to be recalled that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has arrived in Addis Ababa today for a one-day official visit to Ethiopia.



President Isaias receives and held talks with UNSG Special Envoy

President Isaias Afwerki Tuesday, May 2, received in his office Mr Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator and Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General. President Isaias underlined that the United Nations should play a vital role in the promotion of peace, stability and development in Africa and give priority and support the initiatives being taken by IGAD and other regional organizations.

In its partnership with UN agencies, President Isaias underlined that Eritrea’s priorities focus on effective cooperation aimed at improving the quality of life of its citizens; particularly in the provision of potable water, and the sectors of energy, health and education. Mr Achim Steiner also delivered a letter from United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres to President Isaias.



Cautious calm in West Darfur capital after tribal truce

A truce was signed between tribal parties in the West Darfur capital of El Geneina on Tuesday, which resulted in a cautious calm on Wednesday. The violence has left more than 200 dead, and almost no functional hospitals to attend to the wounded. Many are seeking refuge in Goz Amir camp in western Chad.

Residents of El Geneina told Radio Dabanga that the city witnessed a cautious calm on Wednesday after a truce was signed between warring tribal parties in the West Darfur capital. The agreement reportedly stipulates that roads inside and outside the city, including the road leading to Chad, be reopened, and for gatherings to be dispersed.

(Dabanga Sudan)


Somalia’s president urges regional leaders to mediate dispute between FGS and Puntland

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Puntland are at odds, and Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has asked the heads of Hirshabelle, the South West, and Galmudug to go to Garowe and mediate a settlement.

According to sources close to the meeting, talks lasted for several hours and were chaired by President Mohamud, with the attendance of Ahmed Kaahiye Qoorqoor, Galmudug, Abdiaziz Laftagareen, South West state and Ali Guudlawe of Hirshabelle state.

(Radio Dalsan)