ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology
5-11Apr 2023

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11 Apr 2023 Bujumbura (Burundi) Agence Burundaise de Presse. Council of ministers analyses the draft law fixing the general budget for the fiscal year 2023-2024 as part of the continued implementation of public finance management reforms;

11 Apr 2023 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Africanews. Restrictions on nightlife and meetings are imposed in three major cities in Amhara region, including the most populous citty Gondar, in the wake of protests against the dismantling of regional military forces;

11 Apr 2023 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Reuters. A local official and a hospital worker report that several people in Amhara region were shot during a sixth day of demonstrations against federal government plans to integrate local defence forces into the police and national army;

11 Apr 2023 Kinshasa (DRC) Quartz. Finance minister Nicholas Kazadi alleges that mining contracts are skewed in favour of China and calls for the tax obligations on these companies to be increased;

11 Apr 2023 Kinshasa (DRC) The East African. Rebel group M23 says their peace efforts are being frustrated by the country’s government forces ‘reoccupying’ areas the fighters have surrendered to the East African Community Regional Forces (EACRF);

11 Apr 2023 Nairobi (Kenya) Africanews. President William Ruto announces that the country will not acquire loans to pay civil servants, even as union groups threatened to go on strike due to unpaid March salaries;

11 Apr 2023 Victoria (Seychelles) Seychelles News Agency. President Wavel Ramkalawan receives a formal invitation from United Arab Emirates president, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to attend the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai in November 2023;

11 Apr 2023 Mogadishu (Somalia) Vox. United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres appeals to the international community to give more emergency humanitarian aid to Somalia during his brief visit to Mogadishu;

11 Apr 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. President Samia Suluhu Hassan dissolves the Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) board and dismisses Tanzania Government Flight Agency (TGFA) director-general John Nzulule in the wake of the Controller and Auditor General’s report;

10 Apr 2023 Bujumbura (Burundi) BBC News Gahuza. Farmers present a map to the disaster prevention and rescue ministry on all areas that may be affected by heavy rain and floods;

10 Apr 2023 Khartoum (Sudan) Suna. West Darfur state governor, Khamis Abdullah Abkar, issues a decision declaring a state of emergency with a curfew from 7pm to 7am for two weeks in all the state’s localities in light of the security tensions in Fora Baranga locality;

9 Apr 2023 Djibouti (Djibouti) Agence Djiboutienne d’Information. National communication commission president Ali Mohamed Dimbio, submits the report on the legislative elections of 24 February to communication minister in charge of posts and telecommunications, Radwan Abdillahi Bahdon;

9 Apr 2023 Kampala (Uganda) Africanews. International Monetary Fund (IMF) indicates Uganda has lost over a million hectares of tree cover, nearly a third of the country’s total;

8 Apr 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The CitizenController and Auditor General’s 2021/22 audit report highlights that  pension funds, the Public Service Social Security Fund and the National Social Security Fund, have invested trillions of shillings in loss-making high-rise buildings due to lack of tenants;

6 Apr 2023 Dekemhare (Eritrea) Tesfanews. African Development Bank (AfDB) board approves a $50m loan for the construction of a 30MW solar project. The loan comprises $19.5m from the African Development Fund and $30.42m from the Transition Support Facility;

5 Apr 2023 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. World Bank’s 2022 GovernmentTech Maturity Index (GTMI) report shows Tanzania is just one of four African countries included in a list of 69 designated as global leaders in public sector digital transformation;


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ARC EAC 5 – 11 Apr 2023