ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology
25-April-1 May 2024

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29 Apr 2024 Djibouti (Djibouti) BBC. United Kingdom member of parliament (MP) Tim Loughton says he was deported from Djibouti earlier this month over his criticism of China, with which Djibouti has close ties;

29 Apr 2024 Djibouti (Djibouti) Arab News. Foreign affairs and international cooperation minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf announces he will stand for election to the African Union Commission;

29 Apr 2024 Kinshasa (DRC) RFI. President Felix Tshisekedi arrives in France to meet with his counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, to discuss business partnerships;

29 Apr 2024 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Africanews. European Union (EU) announces it will restrict visa provisions for Ethiopian nationals due to a lack of cooperation from Ethiopia over repatriating those who stay in the EU illegally;

29 Apr 2024 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The Africa Report. Ethiopian Minerals Corporation (EMC) CEO Rachel Getachew says that unexploited mineral resources could make the mining sector Ethiopia’s largest contributor to GDP;

29 Apr 2024 Nairobi (Kenya) The East African. Kenya Poultry Farmers Association warns that members risk losing $1.28 billion annually if a proposal to import finished poultry products from the United States is approved;

29 Apr 2024 Nairobi (Kenya) State House. President William Ruto welcomes Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Mozambican finance minister Adriano Maleiane to the International Development Association (IDA21) African Heads of State Summit being held in Nairobi;

29 Apr 2024 Nairobi (Kenya) Associated Press. Government postpones the reopening of schools by one week due to ongoing floods, confirming that flood-related deaths since mid-March have also risen to at least 93;

29 Apr 2024 Kampala (Uganda) The East African. Uganda signs an agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Development Bank for a $295m loan to fund infrastructure projects;

27 Apr 2024 Nairobi (Kenya) African Business. President William Ruto secures Zimbabwe’s support for Raila Odinga’s bid for the African Union Commission chairperson;

27 Apr 2024 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Business Insider Africa. President Samia Suluhu Hassan meets with her Somalian counterpart, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, vowing to bolster Tanzania’s support for Somalia’s defence and security;

26 Apr 2024 Djibouti (Djibouti) ENA. The 16th Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) between Djibouti and Ethiopia concludes with both countries reaching agreements on various areas of mutual interest;

26 Apr 2024 Nairobi (Kenya) Africanews. Kenya Airways accuses Democratic Republic of Congo’s army of keeping two of its workers in custody over alleged incorrect customs documentation despite a court ordering their release;

26 Apr 2024 Kigali (Rwanda) RFI. Opposition figures denounce the recently passed United Kingdom asylum bill which sends migrants to Rwanda;

25 Apr 2024 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Libya Observer. Prime minister Abiy Ahmed meets with his Libyan counterpart, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, to discuss economic and political cooperation;

24 Apr 2024 Kinshasa (DRC) AFP. Government sends a formal notice to United States-headquartered Apple accusing the company of using “illegally exploited” minerals extracted from the conflict-ridden east;

24 Apr 2024 Asmara (Eritrea) APA News. Ambassador to Russia, Petros Tsegai, leads a delegation to participates in the 14th Euro-Asia Economic Forum;

24 Apr 2024 Nairobi (Kenya) Standard Media. Kenya Red Cross launches a search and rescue operation after six individuals are reported missing after being swept away by floods;


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ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology 25 Apr – 1 May 2024