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President Kenyatta elected chair of African Peer Review Forum 13th June, 2015

President Uhuru Kenyatta, has been elected the Chair of the African Peer Review (APR) Forum.

President Kenyatta takes over from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia at a time when the APR Mechanism calls for revitalization  to effectively execute its mandate as a tool for governance transformation in the continent.

African leaders agreed to President Kenyatta’s request for an APR extraordinary summit together with the strategic partners, in Nairobi before the end of the year, to discuss strategies for rejuvenating the mechanism.

The African Kick off team led by the NEPAD Agency- Kenya CEO Lillian Mbogo today paid a courtesy call to Eng. Peter Mangiti, PS Devolution and planning on 17th April 2015. The African kick of workshop runs from the 20th - 21st of April, 2015. This is a 2-year pilot programme aimed at reconciling the international agreement of using partner Country Results Frameworks as the basis for development programming with the need from Development Partners to acquire their own result information.

 

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26th, July, 2015
High praise for Kenya at President Obama lecture

 President Obama praised Kenya for its regional leadership and said that the country is headed for a bigger global role.

“Kenya’s future is filled with hope. You are poised for a bigger role in the world,” he said.

Obama added the US government is grateful for the role Kenya has played in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) that is stabilizing the Horn of Africa country.

He said the American government will stand by Kenya in combating the threat posed by terrorists whose main objective is to turn Kenyans against each other.

25th, July, 2015
New chapter in Kenya, US relations

Kenya and the United States have opened a new chapter in their long-standing partnership, with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Barack Obama underlining the deep ties between the two countries.

The United States President, who is in the country for a three-day visit, spent the afternoon at State House, Nairobi, where he held a bilateral meeting with President Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and Cabinet Secretaries.

The two leaders later addressed a press conference within State House where they briefed journalists on the deliberations they had in the bilateral talks and also answered questions from reporters.

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  • The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is a vision and strategic framework for Africa’s Renewal. The framework emanates from a mandate given to the five initiating Heads of State (Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa) by the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to develop an integrated socio-economic development framework for Africa.  The 37th Summit of the OAU in July 2001 formally adopted the strategic framework document.

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