ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology
29Mar-4Apr 2023

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4 Apr 2023 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Borkena. The health ministry declares a cholera outbreak in Oromia and Somali regions;

4 Apr 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. The audit report of controller and auditor general Charles Kichere highlights several flaws, including misuse of large sums of money intended for the implementation of the country’s Covid-19 Socio-Economic Recovery and Response Plan.

3 Apr 2023 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily NationKenya National Bureau of Statistics reports that the number of Kenyans without jobs increased to more than 2.97 million in the quarter to December, underscoring labour market woes in the wake of elevated inflation and reduced activity in the dominant agricultural sector;

2 Apr 2023 Kigali (Rwanda) Al Jazeera. United Kingdom interior minister Suella Braverman says she is convinced Rwanda is a safe country for the resettlement of asylum seekers, but has declined to set a deadline for the first deportations there of thousands of asylum seekers as part of a £120m ($148m) deal to deter people from crossing the English Channel from France in small boats;

31 Mar 2023 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Hotels in Masai Mara National Reserve and Nakuru County report that the ongoing political crisis is adversely affecting the hospitality sector as travellers cancel plans;

31 Mar 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The CitizenUnited States vice president Kamala Harris unveils an initiative to expand trade with Tanzania as she hails President Samia Suluhu Hassan as a “champion” of democracy;

31 Mar 2023 Kampala (Uganda) News24. Open for Business, an alliance of global companies, warns that Uganda’s recent legislation that sets penalties for violating laws outlawing homosexuality opens companies and workers to the risk of blackmail and will force companies to report homosexual people to the authorities;

30 Mar 2023 Kinshasa (DRC) AllAfrica. The United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) warns the Security Council that the security situation in eastern DRC has deteriorated considerably in recent months and that the humanitarian situation has become increasingly concerning;

30 Mar 2023 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Assailants take advantage of the Azimio demonstrations, storming a newly opened mortuary at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital and stealing items worth millions of shillings amid riots that have interrupted Kisumu lives and businesses;

30 Mar 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The CitizenUnited States vice president Kamala Harris officially starts her Tanzanian tour after landing at the Julius Nyerere International Airport, focusing on climate change and economic development;

30 Mar 2023 Kampala (Uganda) TimesLive. A coalition of international companies, including Google and Microsoft, denounce anti-LGBTQ legislation passed by Uganda’s parliament last week, warning it would damage the East African country’s economy;

29 Mar 2023 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily NationCentral Bank of Kenya Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) increases the benchmark lending rate to 9.5% from 8.75%, the highest level in five years, to curb inflation and matching the 0.75 percentage rise in September;

29 Mar 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The CitizenHenley & Partners notes in its 2023 New World Wealth report that Tanzania’s ranking in the number of dollar millionaires fell to 10th place from seventh in 2022;

29 Mar 2023 Kampala (Uganda) news24South African state-owned power utility Eskom exits Uganda after achieving “phenomenal” energy availability factor and says it hopes to repatriate profits;


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