Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Kenyatta to attend ANC birthday celebrations

Kenyatta to attend ANC birthday celebrations

Since becoming ANC president in December‚ Ramaphosa has preached unity in the party‚ constantly saying that competing factions before the December conference should now come together.

President Uhuru Kenyatta's handlers were left red-faced Thursday after the head of state was momentarily blocked by the door of his official vehicle.

South Africa's rand traded sideways on Friday as market participants waited for political developments and technical indicators following a volatile week driven by speculation over President Jacob Zuma's future. The meeting marks his first foreign trip since he was sworn in for his second and final term as Kenyan president in November past year.

His visit kicked off on Thursday in Durban where he had talks with South Africa President Jacob Zuma.

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"We also felt that while he was here, he could participate in the birthday of the ruling party, because we have had very good discussions about how to make our parties work together".

"We talked about how we can increase connectivity on our continent because that is something that is critical to our industrial development which will enable us to create jobs that our young people require". "I have had the opportunity to brief [President Zuma] on South Sudan", he said, adding that the leaders also discussed the slave trade of African migrants in Libya.

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives for a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Durban on 12 January 2018.

Kenya and South Africa are key players in peace building on the African continent, and the leaders will review progress in countries such as Somalia and South Sudan.

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