2020 in East Africa

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The following lists events that happened during 2020 in East Africa. The countries listed are those described in the United Nations geoscheme for East Africa: Burundi Burundi, Comoros Comoros, Djibouti Djibouti, Eritrea Eritrea, Ethiopia Ethiopia, Kenya Kenya, Madagascar Madagascar, Malawi Malawi, Mauritius Mauritius, France Mayotte, Mozambique Mozambique, France Réunion, Rwanda Rwanda, Seychelles Seychelles, Somalia Somalia, South Sudan South Sudan, Tanzania Tanzania,Uganda Uganda, Zambia Zambia, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe.

The combined population of these 18 independent countries and two dependent territories is 445,405,606.[1]

Incumbents[edit]

Burundi[edit]

Comoros[edit]

Djibouti[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Madagascar[edit]

Malawi[edit]

Note: Due to irregularities in the May 21, 2019 election, on February 3, 2020, a panel of five judges annulled the results and ordered new elections within 150 days.[9]

Mauritius[edit]

Mayotte[edit]

Note: Mayotte is an overseas department and region of France.

Mozambique[edit]

Réunion[edit]

Note: Réunion is an overseas department and region of France.

Rwanda[edit]

Seychelles[edit]

Somalia[edit]

South Sudan[edit]

Note (February 12, 2020): A peace agreement among warring parties was extended to February 2020 but implementation has been stalled.[16][17]

Tanzania[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Zambia[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

Monthly events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 1
    • Kenyan blood banks run dry after the United States cuts off aid.[28]
    • The East African Community reviews its treaty.[29]
  • February 2: At least 40 people are killed in a stampede at a church in Moshi, Tanzania.[30]
  • February 3 – Human Rights Watch denounces Tanzania for denying adequate health services to LBGT people.[31]
  • February 4 – Two television reporters have been suspended for covering strikes in Comoros.[32]
  • February 5 – Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate, 23, complains about racism as she is cropped out of a photo published by the Associated Press in which she originally appeared with Greta Thunberg, Isabelle Axelsson, Luisa Neubauer and Loukina Tille at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "Africans have truly been erased from the map of climate action," Nakate tweeted. AP said they will expand their diversity training for employees.[33]
  • February 9
  • February 10 – There still is no agreement in South Sudan over the number and boundaries of its states.[17] A week later talks are still stalled.[36]
  • February 11 – Kenya and the FBI sign an anti-terrorist agreement, the first of its kind outside the United States.[37]
  • February 12
    • PowerChina International Group Limited (PIGL) applies for a permit to build a US$1.2 dam and power plant between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert in Uganda.[38]
    • A report on wildlife censuses conducted in October 2018 and November 2018 in the Selous-Mikumi ecosystem in Tanzania indicates that populations of elephants, hippopotamuses, and zebras have increased and that poaching has been brought under control.[39]
  • February 13
  • February 14 – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo begins a visit to Senegal, Angola, and Ethiopia.[45]
  • February 15 – Six mass graves with 6,000 bodies are found in Karuzi Province, Burundi.[46]
  • February 19 – Locust swarms spread from Uganda to South Sudan.[47]
  • February 20
    • The Netherlands returns a stolen crown to the government of Ethiopia.[48]
    • February 20: The government and rebels reach a peace agreement in South Sudan.[49]

Predicted and scheduled events[edit]

Culture[edit]

Literature[edit]

Sports[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Eastern Africa Population. (2019-05-12). Retrieved 2020-02-13, http://worldpopulationreview.com/continents/eastern-africa/]
  2. ^ a b c d The CIA World Factbook: Burundi Retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  3. ^ a b The CIA World Factbook: Comoros Retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  4. ^ a b c The CIA World Factbook: Djibouti Retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  5. ^ a b The CIA World Factbook: Eritrea Retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  6. ^ a b c d The CIA World Factbook: Ethiopia Retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  7. ^ a b c d The CIA World Factbook: Kenya Retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  8. ^ a b c The CIA World Factbook: Madagascar Retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  9. ^ a b c d The CIA World Factbook: Malawi Retrieved 12 Feb 2020
  10. ^ a b c The CIA World Factbook: Mauritius Retrieved 12 Feb 2020
  11. ^ a b c d The CIA World Factbook: Reunion Retrieved 12 Feb 2020
  12. ^ a b c The CIA World Factbook: Mozambique Retrieved 12 Feb 2020
  13. ^ a b c The CIA World Factbook: Rwanda Retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  14. ^ a b c d e The CIA World Factbook: Seychelles Retrieved 12 Feb 2020
  15. ^ a b c d The CIA World Factbook: Somalia Retrieved 12 Feb 2020
  16. ^ a b c d e The CIA World Factbook: South Sudan Retrieved 12 Feb 2020
  17. ^ a b No breakthrough on South Sudan's states dispute The East African, 10 Feb 2020
  18. ^ a b c d e The CIA World Factbook: Tanzania Retrieved 12 Feb 2020
  19. ^ a b c d e f CIA Factbook: Uganda Retrieved 13 Feb 2020
  20. ^ a b c CIA Factbook: Zambia Retrieved 13 Feb 2020
  21. ^ a b c CIA Factbook: Zimbabwe Retrieved 13 Feb 2020
  22. ^ US sanctions South Sudan’s vice president over abuses by Cara Anna, AP, 8 Jan 2020, retrieved 15 Feb 2020
  23. ^ Comoros: Two Reporters Arrested in Comoros, Placed Under Judicial Control allAfrica, 16 Jan 2020, retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  24. ^ Burundi: Chinese, Burundian FMs Hold Talks, Vowing to Strengthen Cooperation allAfrica, 13 Jan 2020, retrieved 13 Feb 2020
  25. ^ Djibouti Rejects Awarding Port Operations to Dubai Firm retrieved 13 Feb 2020
  26. ^ East Africa: EAC Edging Closer to Single Currency
  27. ^ Burundi: Four Burundian Journalists Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison all Africa, 31 Jan 2020, retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  28. ^ Kenya’s blood banks run dry after Trump administration cuts transfusion aid The Independent, 1 Feb 2020, Retrieved 12 Feb 2020
  29. ^ EAC treaty ripe for review, says Mfumukeko The East African, 1 Feb 2020, Retrieved 12 Feb 2020
  30. ^ Tanzania Mourns As 40 Killed in Church Stampede, Floods
  31. ^ Tanzania: Obstructions to LGBT Health, Rights
  32. ^ Comoros: Two Leading Public TV Journalists Suspended in Comoros all Africa, 4 Feb 2020, retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  33. ^ She was cropped out of a photo of white climate activists. Now, she says it's time to stop erasing African voices By Caleb Okereke and Stephanie Busari, CNN, 5 Feb 2020, retrieved 20 Feb 2020
  34. ^ Swarms of locusts spread deeper into Uganda BBC, 10 Feb 2020, retrieved 11 Feb 2020
  35. ^ Eyes on AU over Kenya, Djibouti UN Security Council seat dispute The East African, 9 Feb 2020
  36. ^ South Sudan peace talks: Machar and Kiir in deadlock over states BBC WORLD, 16 Feb 2020
  37. ^ Kenya, FBI partner on first anti-terror task force outside US The East African, 11 Feb 2020
  38. ^ Uganda: Chinese firm wants to build dam on Nile River Al Jazeera, Feb 12, 2020
  39. ^ Tanzania: Jumbo, Hippo, Zebra Numbers Up - Report 12 Feb 2020
  40. ^ Uganda: AfDB Gives Uganda Shs3.7 Billion to Fight Ebola Feb 13, 2020
  41. ^ Seychelles' Aldabra Atoll Given Special Designation Due to Rare Dugong Population Feb 13, 2020
  42. ^ Sudan: UN Under-Secretary Dicarlo Meets Sudan's Military and Civilian Heads
  43. ^ Somalia: UN Security Council to Hold Meeting On Somalia Later This Month
  44. ^ South Sudan buries reports on oil pollution, birth defects AP, 13 Feb 2020
  45. ^ US secretary of state heads to Africa after long absence by Kristin Larson, AP, 14 Feb 2020
  46. ^ Over 6,000 bodies found in Burundi's mass graves Reuters, 15 Feb 2020
  47. ^ South Sudan hit by desert locust swarm as plague spreads Al Jazeera, 19 Feb 2020
  48. ^ Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century 'precious crown' to Ethiopia By Bukola Adebayo, CNN, 202 Feb 2020
  49. ^ S Sudan president, rebel leader agrees to form unity government Al Jazeera, 20 Feb 2020
  50. ^ Veteran Politician Batali Albino Dies
  51. ^ Kenya's Daniel arap Moi: Thousands pack stadium for funeral BBC 11 Feb 2020
  52. ^ Abadi Hadis dead: Ethiopian long-distance runner passes away aged 22
  53. ^ Mozambique: Frelimo Founder Marcelino Dos Santos Dies
  54. ^ In tribute: Sir Michael Berridge FRS
  55. ^ Gen Benon Biraaro Passes On
  56. ^ Tanzania: Former Minister Simba Is Dead
  57. ^ Daily Monitor board chairman Simon Kagugube dies
  58. ^ Africa University’s Founding Chancellor Passes On
  59. ^ ’Runonzi Rudo’ hitmaker Prince Musarurwa dies
  60. ^ Uganda's Queen of Katwe star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies aged 15 BBC, retrieved 16 Feb 2020
  61. ^ Morreu Mário Machungo, antigo primeiro-ministro de Moçambique (in Portuguese)
  62. ^ Detained Rwandan musician dies in police cell
  63. ^ Protests in Kenya after hero motorcycle taxi rider shot dead BBC World, 19 Feb 2020