Africa Risk Consulting monitors events around the region and provides users of the EAA website with this weekly summary.
Weekly Update on events in East Africa
|7 Jun 2022 Kigali (Rwanda) PR Newswire. Germany-based international electronics group Rohde & Schwarz officially opens new software development lab in Kigali – its first research and development initiative in Africa;
7 Jun 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Mozilla. Study by United States-based non-profit organisation Mozilla Foundation finds social media app TikTok has fuelled disinformation and political tension in Kenya ahead of its August general elections;
7 Jun 2022 Kampala (Uganda) The Independent. President Yoweri Musevenidelivers State of the Nation Address Uganda 2022, saying Uganda has reached middle-income status and aims to process more commodities locally instead of exporting them;
6 Jun 2022 Djibouti (Djibouti) AfDB. African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina says Djibouti is strategically placed to become global ICT centre;
6 Jun 2022 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) beincrypto. National Bank of Ethiopiasays digital assets are banned for transactions, and that the only acceptable tender is the Birr, the central bank fiat currency;
6 Jun 2022 Kampala (Uganda) Amnesty International. International human rights organisation Amnesty International calls on Ugandan authorities to release six politicians and activists arrested “solely for protesting the high cost of living” and to respect the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly;
5 Jun 2022 Kinshasa (DRC) France24. President Felix Tshisekedi says there is “no doubt” that Rwanda was backing a rebellion in the DRC, but insists he is still seeking peaceful relations with Kigali;
5 Jun 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Africanews. Veteran politician Raila Odingaannounces he has chosen the country’s ‘iron lady’ Martha Karua to serve as his running mate in the presidential election due in August;
3 Jun 2022 Bujumbura (Burundi) Bloomberg. A cabinet statement says Burundi plans to increase its national budget by almost 40% for the fiscal year starting July as it eyes revenue from a new nickel concession;
1 Jun 2022 Antananarivo (Madagascar) World Bank. World Bank forecasts a lower economic growth rate in Madagascar in 2022, at 2.6% of GDP compared to 4.4% in 2021, saying the country is barely recovering from the impacts of COVID-19.
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East Africa Weekly Chronology – 1-7 Jun 2022