ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology

19 Oct – 25 Oct 2022

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25 Oct 2022 Bujumbura (Burundi) Arc-en-Ciel. Foreign affairs minister Albert Shingiro officially declares that the border between Burundi and Rwanda has been reopened;

22 Oct 2022 Bujumbura (Burundi) AfDB. African Development Bank grants $23.26m to Burundi to implement the Agro-Pastoral Entrepreneurship and Professional Development Project for the youth and women;

25 Oct 2022 Kigali (Rwanda) DefensePost. Rwanda accuses the DRC of “continued military escalation” in eastern DRC;

25 Oct 2022 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. Kenneth Bengesi, director general of state-run Sugar Board of Tanzania says measures have been taken to reduce sugar shortages, including the expansion of sugar factories, mobilisation of farmers to grow sugarcane and attracting investors in the sugar industry;

24 Oct 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. President William Ruto disbands the Special Service Unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, which was alleged to have been behind several cases of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances of both citizens and foreign nationals;

24 Oct 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Xinhua. Kenya Private Sector Alliance, an investors lobby, rolls out a new roadmap to revitalise the growth of the circular economy in the country, tackle environmental pollution, and boost human health;

21 Oct 2022 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Reuters. African Union says peace talks on the war in Ethiopia will start on 24 October in South Africa, following earlier commitments by the government and Tigray forces to participate;

21 Oct 2022 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Reuters. United States government grants Ethiopians currently residing in the US Temporary Protected Status for 18 months;

20 Oct 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Opposition figure, activist and lawyer Miguna Miguna returns to Kenya after remaining in exile for over four years under former president Uhuru Kenyatta;

20 Oct 2022 Kampala (Uganda) Reuters. Uganda National Oil Company chief executive Proscovia Nabbanja says he expects to secure the funding for the $5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline, that the European Union is opposed to, by early next year;

19 Oct 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Bloomberg. Transport secretary designate Kipchumba Murkomen says Kenya plans to ask China for a longer repayment period on $5 billion of loans it used to build a new railway line;

19 Oct 2022 Kampala (Uganda) Reuters. Uganda Coffee Development Authority says coffee exports declined 14% last month due to the impact of a drought affecting many growing areas across Uganda.


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East Africa Weekly Chronology – 19-25 Oct 2022