ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology
26Apr-2May 2023

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2 May 2023 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Former Kenya Electricity Transmission Company technical services manager Joseph Siror is appointed Kenya Power managing director and chief executive officer;2 May 2023 Victoria (Seychelles) Seychelles News Agency. The transport ministry announces that four international experts will advise the ministry on the best ways to implement electric mobility in Seychelles following the launch of a two-year electric mobility project in November;2 May 2023 Mogadishu (Somalia) SABCnewsEast Africa’s worst drought in 40 years has forced millions of Somalis to leave their homes as five consecutive failed rainy seasons push the fragile nation to the brink of famine;2 May 2023 Kampala (Uganda) The Citizen. Police are investigating the fatal shooting of labour, employment and industrial relations minister Charles Okello Engola by his bodyguard at his home in a Kampala suburb;1 May 2023 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. President William Ruto announces a new salaries policy that will set equal pay for workers in public and private sectors, while defending extra pension and medical deductions that have shrunk pay slips;1 May 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. President Samia Suluhu Hassan announces the reinstatement of the annual salary increase for public service employees;28 Apr 2023 Kinshasa (DRC) La Prosperité. Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) president Denis Kadima Kazadi submits the annual report of his institution to National Assembly president Christophe Mboso Nkodia;28 Apr 2023 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) BorkenaAmhara Region government issues a statement reporting the assassination of ruling Prosperity Party leader Girma Yeshitila in North Shoa, while he was traveling from Mehal Meda to Debre Birhan;28 Apr 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. Deputy works and transport minister Godfrey Kasekenya says talks with prospective investors of M/S China Overseas Engineering Group Company (COVEC) to build a 50-km bridge linking Zanzibar with mainland Tanzania are in advanced stages;27 Apr 2023 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Borkena. Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa, hands over ten vehicles, donated by the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), to the Afar Regional Police;27 Apr 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The CitizenTanzanian embassy staff members in Khartoum, with the help of officials from the President’s Office, evacuate Tanzanians, most of whom are students studying in Sudan, after fighting broke out between the Sudanese Army (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF);26 Apr 2023 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Borkena. The American Ethiopian Public Affairs Committee (AEPAC) reports that the Ethiopian government will begin negotiations with the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), which parliament labels a terrorist organisation;26 Apr 2023 Kampala (Uganda) The Citizen. President Yoweri Museveni calls on Ugandan members of parliament to reconsider the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023, which threatens harsh penalties against anyone engaged in same-sex activity and was passed by parliament in March;


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ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology 26 April – 2 May 2023