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The East African : Sep 8th 2014
2 AGENDA Sunday Safari International Marathon in Arusha The Safari International Marathon to encourage local Tanzanian and East African athletes to pursue their dreams in athletics takes place in Arusha. Monday Meet on Africa’s mining challenges The Mining in Africa conference, organised by the International Bar Association on various aspects, challenges of mining sector and industry and many more related topics in Dar es Salaam. Tuesday Processing, packaging tech expo in Nairobi East Afripack 2014, the Processing & Packaging Technologies three-day exhibition & conference kicks off in Nairobi. Wednesday Banking conference Two-day AITEC Banking & Mobile Banking Comesa 2014 conference kicks off at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi to address the key issues faced by the region’s increasingly dynamic financial services sector. Thursday Annual whaling meet The 65th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission and associated meetings of its Scientific Committee take place in Slovenia. THOMAS THABANE: Lesotho’s Prime Minister returned to Maseru state house escorted by South African police four days after he fled to the neighbouring country following an apparent bid by the military to oust him. TONY BLAIR: The former UK prime minister was named Philanthropist of the Year for his “tireless charity work” at the prestigious GQ Magazine Awards. He was handed the accolade at the glamorous ceremony to a “muted” response. ARMANDO GUEBUZA: Mozambique’s president has signed a peace deal with ex-rebel leader Alfonso Dhlakama, who on Thursday emerged from two years in hiding. He hailed the deal to end a low-level insurgency. VLADIMIR PUTIN: At the start of a Nato summit in Wales, the Russian president was criticised by Western leaders for his country’s “destabilising” influence on the crisis in Ukraine. They warned him of increased pressure. DALAI LAMA: South Africa denied the Tibetan spiritual leader a visa to attend the upcoming World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town, saying that it would disturb relations between Pretoria and China. FACES IN THE NEWS The EastAfrican NEWS SEPTEMBER 6-12,2014 THE INTEGRATION TRACKER Monitoring the progress of the East African Community Positive developments Negative developments Neutral EALA wants disability included in post-2015 SDGs The East African Legislative Assembly has passed a key resolution urging the United Nations system to include disability issues in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is expected to ensure that key issues of persons with disabilities be adopted as one of the key global development goals. The current MDGs are not explicit on matters to do with disabilities, the legislator noted. Disabled demobilised Rwandan soldiers at an event. 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Box 49010-00100 Nairobi, Tel: +254 20 3288149 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org NAIROBI SUBSCRIPTIONS Tel: 328 8554/6/7, Fax: (254-2) 214047/214565 E-mail: email@example.com States given January ultimatum on cleaner fuels East African countries have until January 2015 to switch to the cleaner fuels, according to the regional intergovernmental organisation of East African Community and the United Nations Environment Programme. The EAC plan to switch to low-sulphur diesel and petrol is expected to open a new market for these refiners, who now compete with US and Russia to supply Europe. A queue for free fuel in Nairobi during a promotion. Tanzania to improve rail in port decongestion effort In an effort to reduce congestion at the Dar es Salaam port, the Tanzanian government has begun to improve the central railway line, Deputy Minister for East African Co-operation Abdulla Saadalla said. This will be in tandem with the construction of an international standard gauge railway line linking Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Burundi as part of implementing the Single Customs Territory. A section of the standard gauge railway in Kenya. Regional court drops case against Sezibera, AGs The East African Court of Justice has terminated a case against EAC SecretaryGeneral Dr Richard Sezibera and the AttorneysGeneral of the three partner states of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda over holding meetings to the exclusion of Tanzania and Burundi. The applicants made an oral request in court to withdraw their matter, to which the respondents agreed. EAC Secretary-General Dr Richard Sezibera. Presidents Pierre Nkurunziza and Jakaya Kikwete. Picture: File Bu≥undi, Tanzania to ≥et≥ace bo≥de≥ By ROSEMARY MIRONDO Special Correspondent citizens living on the wrong side of their disputed common border and compensate them for their land. Tanzania’s Ministry of B Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary John Haule said the countries were replacing border beacons removed by members of the public. “Both governments have agreed that there is a need to relocate our citizens to their respective countries,” said Mr Haule, adding that the governments’ actions would be informed by the findings of a joint technical commission set up in 2011 to determine the border. Last week, state-run Burundi National Radio reported that preliminary findings of the commission showed that some Burundi citizens in Giteranyi in the northeastern province of Muyinga were in Tanzania and some households in Tanzania’s Ngara district were in Burundi. A report by the Peace and Security Department of the African Union Commission said borders have been a recurrent source of conflict and disputes on the continent since Independence. The radio however said Tanzania’s President Ja- urundi and Tanzania will relocate their kaya Kikwete met his Burundi counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza over border demarcation. The two leaders reportedly met at the Tanzanian border post of Mugikomero in Ngara to launch activities of “reaffirming borders” between their countries. The “outdated” border de- marcation was done in 1924 during the colonial period, the report said. It needed to be updated since some terminals no longer exist and natural border references such as rivers sometimes change their course or simply dry out. Sometimes, officials demarcated borders by merely following local tracks or marking trees. In 1980, it added, the countries had attempted to retrace the border but did not have sufficient funds. The demarcation is aimed at complying with an AU deadline for African states to have determined their borders by 2017 to avoid conflicts. In 2011, only a third of the land boundaries were demarcated. According to the report Delimitation and Demarcation of Boundaries in Africa, African heads of state and government at the Summit of Cairo in July 1964 adopted a resolution proclaiming the preservation of Independence boundaries.
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