Kenya began direct flights between Nairobi and the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after a suspension that lasted close to ten years over security concerns.
East African regional grouping, the Intergovernmental Authority and Development, has agreed to create a trust fund for the reconstruction of Somalia.
Leaders from the East African regional bloc IGAD will on Saturday hold a special summit on Somali refugees in Nairobi.
Kenya’s state sector doctors, who have been on strike for three months, said on Wednesday they would not resume work after a government order the day before.
The Kenyan government has ordered striking doctors to resume work and announced that it has withdrawn a 50% pay increment after talks to resolve the strike failed.
Kenya has started registering voters ahead of the country’s general elections due in August this year.
Friday marks the 40th day since more than 5,000 doctors working in Kenya’s public hospitals went on strike.
The ANC on Tuesday sent condolences to Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and her family after her husband, well-known academic Rok Ajulu, died on Monday after a long illness.
With just a few weeks to go before Election Day, political parties are using every available tool to woo voters.
The theme for the World Economic Forum Africa 2013 is “Delivering on Africa’s Promise”.
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