ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology

10 Aug – 16 Aug 2022

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16 Aug 2022 Kinshasa (DRC) The EastAfrican. Delegates from Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states arrive in the DRC for the 42nd heads of state summit which will run from 17 to 18 August;

16 Aug 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga says presidential election results declared by the electoral chairman were “null and void”. The Supreme Court later confirms it received an application seeking to bar the swearing-in of president elect William Ruto;

16 Aug 2022 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. National Bureau of Statistic data shows Tanzania’s economy grew by 5.4% in the first quarter of 2022;

16 Aug 2022 Kampala (Uganda) Reuters. Authorities say a hydropower plant representing about 15% of Tanzania’s electricity generating capacity had been put under an emergency shutdown due to “operational challenges“, cutting the supply of power to the country’s grid forcing a series of measures including power cuts;

15 Aug 2022 Kinshasa (DRC) Reuters. DRC army says Burundian troops entered the DRC as the first deployment of an East African regional force aiming to quell rebel violence;

15 Aug 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Nation. Elections commission announces deputy President William Ruto winner of the close-fought presidential election despite several commissioners rejecting the results, triggering violent protests in some areas in capital Nairobi;

13 Aug 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Partial official results show incumbent deputy president William Ruto slightly ahead of opposition leader Raila Odinga in the presidential election race, as more riot police are deployed inside the national election tally centre as anxiety increases from slow vote count progress;

12 Aug 2022 Kampala (Uganda) Kampala Sun. Bank of Uganda (central bank) raises its main lending rate by another 50 basis points to 9% and signals that it could tighten policy further if inflationary pressures persist;

11 Aug 2022 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Borkena. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces that the second turbine at its controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), is already generating electricity;

11 Aug 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Reuters. Two days after the general election, officials are yet to announce who is leading the presidential race, as confused citizens struggled to make sense of divergent tallies from the media in a close race;

10 Aug 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Mail & Guardian. Kenyans wait for the results of the country’s presidential election after a largely peaceful poll, with low turnout in some areas suggesting growing frustration with the political elite.


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East Africa Weekly Chronology – 10-16 Aug 2022