ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology

12 Oct – 18 Oct 2022

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18 Oct 2022 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Reuters. Ethiopian army says it has captured three towns in the northern region of Tigray, one to the northwest and two to the south of the regional capital Mekelle;

18 Oct 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. President William Ruto’s nominee for finance minister, NjugunaNdung’u, says Kenya plans to use cheaper loans from agencies such as the World Bank to allow it to retire expensive domestic loans and create funds for much-needed spending on items like food;

18 Oct 2022 Antananarivo (Madagascar) AA. Malagasy presidency fires foreign minister Richard Randriamandrato after he voted in favor of a resolution earlier this month at the United Nations General Assembly condemning Russia’s “illegal” annexation in eastern Ukraine;

17 Oct 2022 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Reuters. United Nations backs an immediate end to hostilities in the Tigray region and a return to peace talks, calling for all sides to protect civilians and adhere to international law as fighting continues;

17 Oct 2022 Kampala (Uganda) Kampala Sun. Media groups and rights activists file a court challenge to a controversial new internet law that they protest is aimed at curtailing free speech and quashing dissent;

14 Oct 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) VoA. Government denies media reports that Chinese banks have fined the country $11m for failing to pay back loans used to finance a major railway;

13 Oct 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Business Daily. Kenya’s external debt significantly increases after China fines the country 1.3 billion shillings ($10.8m) for defaulting on loans on a much touted but controversial railway project;

13 Oct 2022 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) MarketWatch. Multinational telecommunications company Airtel Africa acquires additional spectrum from the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority for $60.1m to support network expansion for both mobile data and fixed wireless home broadband capability;

13 Oct 2022 Kampala (Uganda) The EastAfrican. President Yoweri Museveni appoints Dick Olum as commander of the Ugandan Army’s Mountain Brigade based in the Rwenzori Mountains, at the country’s western frontier bordering the DRC.


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East Africa Weekly Chronology – 12-18 Oct 2022