24
NOV
2015

TANZANIA NEWS UPDATE – 24 NOVEMBER 2015

Last week it was announced that Tanzania’s President Dr. John Magufuli (“Magufuli”) has chosen Majaliwa Kassim Majaliwa (“Majaliwa”) as the country’s new Prime Minister. Majaliwa takes over from Mizengo Pinda, who officially retired as Prime Minister on 5 November....
24
NOV
2015

EVENT: Commonwealth Business Forum, Malta

24-26 November 2015, Malta. The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) took place for the first time at the Edinburgh CHOGM of 1997; since then it has featured prominently as part of the CHOGM programme. The Forum is the major business event in the Commonwealth calendar, bringing...
19
NOV
2015

NIGERIA NEWS UPDATE – 19 NOVEMBER 2015

The President has sworn in his cabinet, the Federal Executive Council (“FEC”), after a six month delay. Fulfilling his campaign pledge, the number of ministries has been trimmed to 25. 12 appointments to the FEC are “ministers of state”, and will act as deputies for the key...
17
NOV
2015

KENYA NEWS UPDATE – 17 NOVEMBER 2015

On 13 November, President Uhuru Kenyatta (“President Kenyatta”) announced that a joint government and private sector team would draw up strategies in one week to combat corruption, which he acknowledges is a major problem facing Kenya. Three days later Kenya’s Ethics and...
10
NOV
2015

TANZANIA NEWS UPDATE – 10 NOVEMBER 2015

Tanzania’s President, Dr. John Magufuli (“President Magufuli”), has begun to implement his election campaign pledges by banning foreign travel for ministers and senior government officials, excluding those for critical matters. He hopes to put an end to the excessive oversees...
04
NOV
2015

NIGERIA NEWS UPDATE – 4 NOVEMBER 2015

The Senate has concluded the vetting of President Muhammadu Buhari’s (President Buhari”) Cabinet nominations. The process concluded on 29 October with all 36 ministerial candidates approved. The President has since taken them all on a two day retreat to emphasise what is to be...
04
NOV
2015

TANZANIA NEWS UPDATE – 4 NOVEMBER 2015

On Thursday 29 October, Tanzania’s National Electoral Commission (“NEC”) released its official results announcing the ruling party CCM’s candidate, Dr. John Magufuli (“Magufuli”), to be the country’s next President. Magufuli received 8,882,935 votes (58.4 percent), while...