ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology

24 Aug – 30 Aug 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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30 Aug 2022 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) AFP. Tigray rebels say they are open to negotiations with the federal government but determined to continue advancing into northern Ethiopia as long as its military reinforcements continue to “threaten” their region;

30 Aug 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Supreme Court orders a recount of votes in 15 polling stations across the country as dispute over this month’s presidential election results continues;

29 Aug 2022 Tigray (Ethiopia) AFP. Local sources say fighting was reported in Kobo, Tigray region, despite urgent international appeals for a halt to the renewed hostilities between government forces and Tigrayan rebels;

29 Aug 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Opposition leader Raila Odinga says he believes he won the presidential election but will respect the Supreme Court’s ruling;

29 Aug 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Business Insider Africa. Kenyan High Court freezes an additional sum of $3.3m belonging to the pan-African fintech giant Flutterwave over allegations of fraud and money laundering;

29 Aug 2022 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The EastAfrican. Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi warns anti-graft agency against complacency, after receiving the Auditor-General report for the 2022/2021 audit which reveals that 4.6 billion Tanzanian shillings ($1.97m) was not accounted for by various government entities;

28 Aug 2022 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The EastAfrican. East African Community council says Tanzanian companies can now import, at 0% for a year, raw materials, and inputs for the manufacture of wire products;

27 Aug 2022 Djibouti (Djibouti) Xinhua. Chinese-built Ethiopia-Djibouti railway starts vehicle shipment from ports in Djibouti to Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa;

26 Aug 2022 Mekele (Ethiopia) Reuters. Health official says seven people have been killed in a federal government air strike on Tigray‘s capital Mekele, as the government denies rebel claims that it targeted civilians in the rebel-held region;

25 Aug 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) IFC. State-owned National Housing Corporation and the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank‘s private sector lending arm, sign a financial advisory services agreement to boost the supply of affordable housing units in Kenya;

24 Aug 2022 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) AFP. Fighting erupts between government forces and Tigrayan rebels in northern Ethiopia, shattering a five-month truce and dealing a blow to peace efforts;

24 Aug 2022 Kampala (Uganda) The Observer. Uganda Free Zones Authority director Rebecca Nalumu says provisional data indicates that Uganda’s export earnings from free trade zones dropped to $78m in the financial year 2021/22 due to a government levy on gold exports.


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East Africa Weekly Chronology – 24-30 Aug 2022