ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology

7-13 Dec 2022

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13 Dec 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) BBC. A group of Ethiopian individuals and entities file a case at Kenya‘s high court against Meta, the United States-based tech giant, alleging that its algorithm helped fuel the viral spread of hate and violence during Ethiopia’s civil war;

13 Dec 2022 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) The Citizen. National Bureau of Statistics says Tanzania recorded a 64% rise in foreign tourist visits between January and October this year;

12 Dec 2022 Bujumbura (Burundi) The Citizen. Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industry official Denis Nshiminimana says business is picking up in Burundi following the recent lifting of economic sanctions imposed by the European Union;

12 Dec 2022 Djibouti (Djibouti) Energy Capital & Power. Energy and natural resources ministry enters into an agreement with renewable energy company CWP Global to implement a large-scale renewable energy and green hydrogen project;

12 Dec 2022 Kigali (Rwanda) IMF. International Monetary Fund Executive Board approves a $319m arrangement for Rwanda under the newly established Resilience and Sustainability Facility;

12 Dec 2022 London (United Kingdom) United Kingdom imposes sanctions on former Ugandan police chief Edward Kale Kayihura for his alleged role in gross human rights violations when he was at the helm of the Uganda Police Force;

12 Dec 2022 Lusaka (Zambia) Ethiopia News Agency. Ethiopian government says it will investigate the reported deaths of 27 of its citizens found in a farming area on the outskirts of Zambia‘s capital Lusaka;

9 Dec 2022 Kampala (Uganda) iol. Uganda says it will not renew South African power firm Eskom‘s licences to run two hydropower stations when they expire in March 2023 as part of plans to bring the electricity sector under government control to reduce costs to consumers;

8 Dec 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) World Bank. World Bank says Kenya‘s economy is projected to grow by 5.5% in 2022, down from 7.5% in 2021;

7 Dec 2022 Paris (France) RFI. French energy giant TotalEnergies appears in a French court after years of delay in a case in which six NGOs accuse it of “failing in its duty of vigilance” on two massive oil drilling and pipeline projects in Uganda and Tanzania.


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East Africa Weekly Chronology – 7-13 Dec 2022