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President Kenyatta announces a raft of incentives to woo Tanzanian investors

President Kenyatta announces a raft of incentives to woo Tanzanian investors

AFRICA, Business, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, IGAD SUMMIT, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, South Africa, UGANDA, WORLD
NAIROBI, 5th May 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today announced a raft of incentives aimed at wooing Tanzanian investors to Kenya including the lifting of work permit and visa requirements. The President said his Administration will do all in its power to eliminate all non-tariff barriers for Tanzanian investors coming to do business in Kenya. President Kenyatta spoke Wednesday in Nairobi during the Kenya-Tanzania Business Forum, also addressed by visiting Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan. President Kenyatta cautioned Tanzanians and Kenyans against competing with each, and instead focus on creating a conducive environment for businesses to thrive. "We would like to see many investors from Tanzania coming to do business in Kenya. And I want to say this, Tanzani...
Kenya and Tanzania agree to eliminate barriers to trade, movement of people

Kenya and Tanzania agree to eliminate barriers to trade, movement of people

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NAIROBI, 4th May 2021, (PSCU)— Kenya and Tanzania have today agreed to eliminate barriers hindering the smooth flow of trade and people between the two East African nations. The decision was arrived at today at State House, Nairobi during bilateral talks led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and visiting Tanzania Head of State Samia Suluhu Hassan. A joint team of experts will be set up to address the disjointed enforcement of cross-border Covid-19 containment protocols, one of the most pronounced non-tarriff trade barrier between the two nations. "Just as His Excellency the President has said, we have agreed that our Health Ministers need to sit down and come up with a structured system of testing our people at the border points to allow easy movement of our people so as to...
Kenya and DR Congo enter cooperation agreements on economy, security and maritime transport

Kenya and DR Congo enter cooperation agreements on economy, security and maritime transport

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KINSHASA, DR CONGO, 21st April 2021 –Kenya and DR Congo have today signed four framework cooperation agreements covering several economic sectors, security and defence as well as maritime transport. President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by the Congolese President H.E. Felix Tshisekedi on arrival at the Palais de la Nation, official resident of the DR Congo's President in Kinshasa, during his second day of State Visit to the country. Among the four pacts, signed on the second day of President Kenyatta's three-day State visit of DR Congo, is the general cooperation agreement which provides a framework for joint promotion of economic, technical, scientific and socio-cultural programmes. President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo witnes...
Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) launches it’s green activities in Rukungiri District at Rukungiri District Headquarters

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Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) while receiving the MTNi-Ug Forest Development Plan For Rukungiri District For the Period of 2019 to 2029. MTNi-Ug is abroad based Organization that also improve Household income, Food Security and Agro-industrialization by donating short term plants like Vegetable seeds, Organic fertilizers and pesticides to peasants, Fruit plant Seedlings for Agroforestry in Uganda. District leaders lead by Chief Administrative Officer Mr Byamungu Elias, Ass. RDC, Production Officer, all in place for the launch Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) growing a Fruit tree at Rukungiri District Headquarters. Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) ...
President Kenyatta attends State Funeral of former Tanzanian President Magufuli in Dodoma

President Kenyatta attends State Funeral of former Tanzanian President Magufuli in Dodoma

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DODOMA (Tanzania), 22nd March 2021 (PSCU) President Uhuru Kenyatta today joined thousands of Tanzanians and visiting leaders, among them eight other African Heads of State, at Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma for the State Funeral of former President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli. President Uhuru Kenyatta signs a condolence book as he pays his last respects to former Tanzania President Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli during the State Funeral at Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma. The President, who was accompanied by EAC Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed, attended the sombre ceremony alongside Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa), Felix Tshisekedi (DR Congo) and Felipe Nyusi (Mozambique). President Uhuru Kenyatta pays his last respects to former Tanzania President Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli duri...
UGANDA ELECTIONS 2021: EC excludes results from over 1,200 polling stations

UGANDA ELECTIONS 2021: EC excludes results from over 1,200 polling stations

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Thousands of votes cast at some 1,257 polling stations countrywide were not included in the presidential election results that the Electoral Commission (EC) announced on Saturday, this newspaper can reveal. The most affected is Wakiso District where of the 1,434 polling stations, the EC final results excluded tallies from as many as 271, according to our analysis of the official results. The affected polling stations were not named and we were unable to establish neither the total number of registered voters nor the number of voters that turned out to cast the ballot at the said polling stations in last Thursday’s presidential and parliamentary polls. According to EC data, Kampala registered the highest number of voters in the country, at 1.2 million, with Wakiso District coming ...
COVID-19 Risk Communications Toolkit Uganda COVID-19 Resource Toolkit #2

COVID-19 Risk Communications Toolkit Uganda COVID-19 Resource Toolkit #2

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, IGAD SUMMIT, INTERNATIONAL, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, USA
U.S. Embassy in Greetings friends and colleagues, My name is Natalie E. Brown, and I am the recently arrived U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda. I am delighted to be here in Uganda, but only wish I could send New Year's wishes under better circumstances. As the New Year begins and the desire to resume normal activities increases, I wish you strength and restraint. I know that doesn't sound very festive, but we have hung on this long, and relief is coming, although not yet within reach for most of us. Strength and restraint will allow us to keep ourselves safe, protect those we love, and demonstrate the tenacity and courage we all need as COVID infections surge and new and more infectious strains of the virus have emerged. Rather than sending a traditional New Year's greeting, I ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta attends IGAD Summit in Djibouti

President Uhuru Kenyatta attends IGAD Summit in Djibouti

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DJIBOUTI, 20th December 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta today joined other regional leaders for the 38th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) held in Djibouti. President Uhuru Kenyatta attends the 38th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Djibouti. The meeting was called to discuss ongoing regional peace and security initiatives. The meeting was convened by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok of Sudan who is the current Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly and attended by Presidents Ismail Omar Guelleh (Djibouti), Mohamed Abdullahi (Somalia) and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia. At the meeting, also...