ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology
10-16May 2023

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16 May 2023 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Opposition Azimio coalition leader Raila Odinga urges Kenyans to lobby their elected leaders in parliament to reject the 2023 Finance Bill;16 May 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. Many stores in Dar es Salaam’s Kariakoo business hub remain closed due to a strike by traders calling for the removal of levies imposed and collected by the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA);15 May 2023 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily MonitorDairy Development Authority executive director Samson Akankiza reports that Kenyan authorities have reduced issuing export permits to Uganda’s powdered milk by about 20%;15 May 2023 Mogadishu (Somalia) The East AfricanKenya‘s Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki and his Somalia counterpart, Mohamed Ahmed Sheikh Ali, announce in a joint statement that their recent discussions revolved around the need for shared cross-border intelligence and enhancement of law enforcement capacity to man the borders;15 May 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. The Tanzania Plant Health and Pesticides Authority announces it is installing laboratories at border points to address the infiltration of pesticides, herbicides and other consumable chemicals into the country;14 May 2023 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily NationKenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officer in charge of Taveta border crossing Peter Kiilu says his staff have intensified surveillance along the Kenya-Tanzania border after intercepting five lorries exporting scrap batteries to Tanzania, while industry players call for tougher penalties;13 May 2023 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) BorkenaInternational Water Resource Conference participants in Addis Ababa say that to meet the increasing demand for drinking water, the private sector should be involved in its supply and management;12 May 2023 Kinshasa (DRC) Mmegi. President Felix Tshisekedi maintains that his country will hold peaceful and democratic elections at the end of 2023 despite instability in the eastern part of DRC;11 May 2023 Kinshasa (DRC) La Prosperité. Territorial development minister Guy Loando Mboyo announces during a joint briefing with communication and media minister Patrick Muyaya that the DRC will be equipped with spatial planning tools, notably through the Territorial Planning Act, already adopted by the National Assembly;11 May 2023 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) ReutersInternational Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesperson Julie Kozack welcomes Ethiopia’s progress toward restoring lasting peace and says the IMF is in discussions with Ethiopian authorities, and that any new programme will require creditors’ financial assurances;11 May 2023 Victoria (Seychelles) Seychelles News Agency. Seychelles government signs an Alliance Agreement between Tuna Cities for Sustainable Human Development at the Bermeo Tuna World Capital Cities Forum held in Bilbao and Bermeo (Spain);;11 May 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The CitizenPula Graphite Partners and the Pula Group LLC abruptly drop their $195m lawsuit filed in 2022 the Commercial Division of the High Court of Tanzania against African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and its six affiliates, which had claimed a breach of a non-disclosure and non-compete agreement;11 May 2023 Kampala (Uganda) The Mail & Guardian. Civilians and various organisations protest against Uganda banning LGBTQ rights at the United Nations Information Centre, claiming that the current legislation is the culmination of more than a decade of collaboration between Ugandan elite interest groups and United States conservatives;10 May 2023 Kinshasa (DRC) La Prosperité. The European Union responds favorably to DRC’s official invitation to deploy a European election observation mission, with an exploratory mission set to arrive in Kinshasa in early June to meet with the Commission electorale nationale independante (CENI) and relevant national and international stakeholders;10 May 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. Tanzania and the Netherlands agree to work together to strengthen electronic certification (E-cert) for sanitary and phytosanitary processes in the Tanzanian horticultural sector;10 May 2023 Kampala (Uganda) ChimpReports. Energy minister Ruth Nankabirwa reports that Uganda is seeking regional partnerships in the development of its multi-billion-dollar oil and gas sector;


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ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology 10 –16 May 2023