ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology
15-21 Feb 2023

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21 Feb 2023 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Borkena. China and Ethiopia sign an MOU to establish a working group to boost investment and economic cooperation, with Chinese zero-tariff preferential treatment for 98% of Ethiopian export items set to take effect from 1 March;

21 Feb 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. Tanzanian government approves the construction of the $3.5 billion 1,443-km East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project that will transport crude oil from Lake Albert in Uganda to the Tanzanian port of Tanga;

20 Feb 2023 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Borkena. Defence ministry discloses that preparations are underway to incorporate regional special forces and militias under the central command of the national defence force;

19 Feb 2023 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Borkena. President Sahle-Work Zewede meets with European Parliament president Charles Michel and discusses, among other things, food security and fostering the spirit of pan-Africanism to discuss future strategies;

17 Feb 2023 Kinshasa (DRC) La Prosperite. Direction générale des recettes administratives, judiciaires, domaniales et de participations) (DGRAD) (general directorate of administrative, judicial, state and participation revenue), under the leadership of its director general Jean-Parfait Ntabala, launches a working and evaluation conference aiming to define strategies for optimal mobilisation of revenue provided for in the 2023 budget;

15 Feb 2023 Bujumbura (Burundi) Ap News. Agents from Burundi’s National Intelligence Service arrest and detain four human rights activists trying to travel to Uganda for a meeting with civil society organisations;

15 Feb 2023 Djibouti (Djibouti) Al Jazeera. United Nations International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reports that the number of women and children migrating from Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti to Gulf countries through Yemen has risen by 64% increase in the past year;


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ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology 15 – 21 Feb 2023