Africa Risk Consulting monitors events around the region and provides users of the EAA website with this weekly summary.
ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology
11-19 Apr 2022
20 Apr 2022 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) The East African. East African military intelligence agencies discuss regional security, terrorism and other issues of common concern;
19 Apr 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) News24. United States-based think tank China Africa Research Initiativesays Kenya will not lose Mombasa port to the Chinese, and that “debt-trap diplomacy” around China’s takeover of strategic assets of Africancountries that supposedly fail to service loans is an appealing narrative for politicians but lacks evidence;
19 Apr 2022 Kampala (Uganda) Bloomberg. Uganda, which is struggling with inadequate fuel supplies, asks neighbour Kenya, its main route for imports, to allocate it a fixed monthly amount to alleviate shortages that have driven pump prices higher;
19 Apr 2022 Kampala (Uganda) The East African. Health ministry announces that the last coronaviruspatients have been discharged from Ugandan hospitals;
18 Apr 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) The East African. Kenyaand Tanzania sign bilateral trade deal cutting across the aviation and energy sectors, in which Kenyan airline Jambojet will now be allowed to fly to destinations in Tanzania while Tanzanian airline Taifa Gas has been granted permission to establish a plant in Kenya’s Export Processing Zone;
15 Apr 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) The East African. Kenya and Ugandan traders sign MoU to help end continual tiffs on non-tariff regulations;
14 Apr 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Government orders the deportation of Rubis Energy Kenya CEO Christian Bergeron over alleged economic sabotage, as Kenya faces unprecedented fuel shortages;
14 Apr 2022 Kampala (Uganda) Bloomberg. Lawmakers in Uganda, Africa’s largest coffee exporter, call for the cancellation of a government deal that gives a single company, Uganda Vinci Coffee Company, exclusive rights to buy the country’s coffee and is seen as being unfair for local exporters;
14 Apr 2022 Kigali (Rwanda) The New Times.Rwanda and the United Kingdom (UK) sign deal, initially for five years, under which the former will receive migrants and asylum seekers from the UK;
13 Apr 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Senior government sources say Kenyan state signed a deportation order to deport the CEO of fuel storage and distribution company Rubis Energy Kenya over a fuel crisis;
13 Apr 2022 Washington (United States) Bloomberg. President Samia Suluhu Hassan to meet United States (US) vice president Kamala Harris on 15 April in Washington during a US trip focused on business investments;
13 Apr 2022 Kampala (Uganda) Engineering News. Research and consulting company Africa House will from 15 to 20 May host a delegation of investors and business leaders in Uganda to better understand the opportunities for investment and the rationale for setting up a local presence in the country.
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