ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology

14 Sep – 20 Sep 2022

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Africa Risk Consulting monitors events around the region and provides users of the EAA website with this weekly summary.


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20 Sep 2022 Tigray (Ethiopia) Reuters. Forces in Tigray region say troops from neighbouring Eritrea have started a full-scale offensive and heavy fighting is taking place in several areas along the border;

20 Sep 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) The EastAfrican. Central Bank of Kenya statistics show Kenya’s exports to Tanzania grew the sharpest among all East African Community markets in the six months to June, increasing 46% to KSh28.66 billion ($236.7m) due to ongoing elimination of non-tariff barriers;

20 Sep 2022 Juba (South Sudan) The Citizen. South Sudan acquires a piece of land in Djibouti for the construction of a harbour in its latest effort to find an alternative to the port of Mombasa in Kenya;

20 Sep 2022 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. Business magnate Rostam Aziz enters the aviation sector after buying a controlling stake of Coastal Travels Company Limited in a move that could potentially bring cutthroat competition among players;

20 Sep 2022 Kampala (Uganda) AA. Uganda and Israel sign MoU on defence amid growing criticism in the country over Israel’s hacking software;

19 Sep 2022 Kinshasa (DRC) Ecofin Agency. Africa-focused industrial ecosystems developer ARISE Integrated Industrial Platforms announces partnership with DRC for the development of the Kin-Malebo industrial zone;

19 Sep 2022 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) UN. United Nations investigators say they believed Ethiopia‘s government was behind ongoing crimes against humanity in the Tigray region, and warn that the resumption of the conflict there increases the risk of “further atrocity crimes“;

19 Sep 2022 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. United States-based Pula Group opens new office in Tanzania and pledges to invest more in the country’s graphite production and foster the green energy revolution;

16 Sep 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Bloomberg. People familiar with the matter say President William Ruto is considering appointing former vice president Musalia Mudavadi as head of cabinet under a new power structure;

16 Sep 2022 Kampala (Uganda) Upstream. Uganda criticises European Union (EU) resolution calling on work to stop on the TotalEnergies-led Tilenga oil project and East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline, describing it as an affront to the nation’s sovereignty, and accusing the EU parliament of “economic racism, neo-colonialism, imperialism and double standards”;

15 Sep 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. President William Ruto surprises the nation by scrapping a subsidy on petrol which increases the retail price to an all-time high;

15 Sep 2022 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Business Insider Africa. Government says it is expecting a visit from at least 19 United States-based companies with a total market capitalization of over $1.6 trillion in September;

15 Sep 2022 Kampala (Uganda) MyJoyOnline. Parliament condemns a resolution by the European Union parliament to halt the development of Uganda‘s oil sector, citing environmental concerns and human rights abuses;

14 Sep 2022 Kampala (Uganda) AA. Report by NGO Twaweza, Uganda Revenue Authority and the Tax Justice Alliance Uganda finds that up to 55% of Ugandans who opened businesses in the past five years had to close them due to coronavirus disruptions, declining demand and heavy taxation.


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East Africa Weekly Chronology – 14-20 Sep 2022