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The East African : Nov 3rd 2014
2 AGENDA The week ahead: MONDAY IFC holds workshop on Comesa guidelines IFC, a member of the World Bank Group holds high level workshop on new Comesa merger guidelines at Boma Inn Hotel Nairobi Meeting on African transformation starts 2014 African Economic Conference on Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation in Addis Ababa. TradeMark holds forum on integration A two day TradeMark East Africa stakeholders forum on regional integration, trade, growth and poverty kicks off at Windsor Golf Hotel in Nairobi WEDNESDAY AU private sector meeting in Kigali Three-day second AU Private Sector and Agribusiness Meeting starts in Kigali. THURSDAY Launch of distance health training course Launch of Kenya’s Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment ETAT+ Distance learning course by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Kenya Paediatric Association and Partnership for Advanced Clinical Education at Sarova Stanley Hotel-Nairobi MICHAEL SATA: The Zambian president died in London’s King Edward VII hospital at the age of 77. Media said that he died after “a sudden onset [of] heightened heart rate.” VicePresident Guy Scott has been named acting leader. TIM COOK: The Apple chief executive officer publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying that he is “proud to be gay.” Mr Cook made his announcement to help people struggling with their sexual identity. KACI HICKOX: The US nurse who returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has defied a quarantine order maintaining that isolation is not necessary as she has no symptoms and has tested negative for Ebola. SENZO MEYIWA: South Africa’s 27-year-old football captain died after being shot during a burglary, police said. He was reportedly attacked at his girlfriend’s house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg. GOODLUCK JONATHAN: The Nigerian president will run for elections in February, his office has said. The announcement comes as he faces criticism over the Boko Haram insurgency and abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls. FACES IN THE NEWS The EastAfrican NEWS NOVEMBER 1-7,2014 THE INTEGRATION TRACKER Monitoring the progress of the East African Community Positive developments Negative developments Neutral EALA committee endorses Monetary Union Protocol A key East African Legislative Assembly committee has endorsed the protocol laying the foundation for a monetary union that will see the states converge their currencies. The Committee on Regional Integration passed the Monetary Union protocol, that was signed last year by the leaders of the five countries, and is asking parliament to endorse the monetary union, expected to be in place in nine years. EALA sitting in Rwanda recently WEBSITE www.theeastafrican.co.ke EDITORIAL Nairobi Email: firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 49010 GPO Nairobi 00100 Tel: 328 8406-10 Dar es Salaam Email: email@example.com Tel: 2119657-9 Fax: 232781 ADVERTISING, CIRCULATION, SUBSCRIPTIONS ARUSHA Nassib Majamba, Summit Centre, 3rd Floor, Sokoine Road, P.O Box 14146, Arusha Tel +255 272 544505 firstname.lastname@example.org DAR ES SALAAM Prosper Lawrence, Harbour View Towers, 4th Floor, Samora Avenue P.O Box 8101, Dar es salaam Tel +255 22 2119657/8/9 Fax +255 22 2115566 email@example.com KAMPALA Richard Senkwale, Crested Towers, Short Tower, 7th floor, Hannington Road, P.O. Box 6100, Kampala. 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Rehabilitation of Arusha-Holili road pushed to 2015 The rehabilitation of the 110 kilometre ArushaHolili road has been delayed until April next year awaiting vetting of the contractor and finalisation of other technical details in the multimillion-dollar project to be funded by the African Development Bank. However, EAC principal civil engineer Hosea Nyangweso said that even when the civil works start, only a portion of the highway will be rehabilitated. Rehabilitation of the Arusha-Holili road on hold. UPDF urges investment in joint defence missions East African states must invest more in joint defence missions to ensure stability in the region, says Uganda People’s Defence Force Chief of Staff for Land Forces, Brigadier Leopold Kyanda. He said defence co-operation in training exercises enhances professionalism and for the East African Community’s future stability, regional economic growth and development. Amisom in Somalia. ‘Joint defence mission good for EA.’ Presidents Salva Kiir and Jakaya Kikwete and Dr Riek Machar after meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. Picture: File South Sudan faces th≥eat of a new wa≥ By FRED OLUOCH Special Correspondent A FRESH FULL-SCALE war that could negate recent gains looms in South Sudan Monitors on the ground say that the flare-ups in Bentiu, Unity State, could evolve into full-scale war given that the rainy season that used to hold forces back is soon coming to an end, and each side is trying to gain more territory so as to negotiate from a position of strength. Sources say the regional leaders have put the Heads of State Summit on hold because they want to rope in President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, who is now emerging as a major stakeholder and could be central to an ultimate solution. As a result, President Salva Kiir flew to Khartoum on Wednesday in what was dubbed as normal bilateral consultations, but which insiders say was to persuade President al-Bashir not to side with the rebels. Khartoum has often stat- ed that it has evidence that the South Sudan government is supporting rebels fighting against Sudan in Southern Kordofan, which elicited similar fears in Juba that Sudan could give military assistance to the Siuth Sudan rebels in retaliation. Both countries have repeatedly denied the allegations. Diplomatic sources say that the summit could be held from November 5 and 6 in Addis Ababa, and the attendance of President al-Bashir could be a major boost. The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) special envoys blame the rebels for starting a new offensive in Bentiu. The Igad Communica- tions Officer, Hailemichael Gebreselasie said the envoys regretted that the fighting is taking place at a time when there has been progress in the peace talks in Ethiopia. “The ongoing fighting in and around demonstrates that the SPLM in Opposition has yet to abandon the option of war. The already dire humanitarian situation throughout South Sudan is further imperilled by this violence, and risks millions of lives and the international effort to address the humanitarian catastrophe induced by this war,” the envoys said. President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar took collective responsibility for the conflict two weeks ago at a meeting in Arusha, Tanzania led by President Jakaya Kikwete.
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