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20220603 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE

June 3

20220603 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE

 

ANGOLA – 03 JUN 2022

  • N’DALATANDO – 02 JUN 2022 (23H50) The People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and Angolan President, Joao Lourenco, is expected to attend a political activity at Largo António Agostinho Neto in the N’dalatando area on Saturday 04 June 2022. Lourenco stated that the political activity is part of his pre-campaign aimed at the general elections scheduled for August 2023. A heightened security presence is expected in the area.
  • LUANDA – 03 JUN 2022 (06H30) President Joao Lourenco announced that the fourth ordinary meeting is expected to be held on Friday, 03 May 2022, at 09H00, at the Presidential Palace. Civil House of the President of the Republic has noted that the Members of the Council are expected to attend the meeting, where consultations over the General Elections will be discussed.
  • BELAS – 03 JUN 2022 (10H00) Angolan airline Linhas Aéreas de Angola (TAAG) has contracted an Airbus A330 aircraft from HiFly to operate the Luanda-Lisbon-Luanda route, which is set to commence on 15 June 2022 for the duration of three months. According to a statement from the company, TAAG, the Airbus A330 aircraft will be under a wet-lease basis, and the move is aimed to allow the continuity and regularity of operation on the Luanda-Lisbon link, which is in high demand. Meanwhile, maintenance work will be carried out on the airline’s international fleet.
  • LUANDA – 03 JUN 2022 (13H50) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC+) have agreed to increase the Cartel’s oil production from 400,000 to 648,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) from July 2022. The agreement has been reached between OPEC and its allies during their 29th meeting on Thursday, 02 June 2022. The agreement has been reached due to the decreased oil production from Russia and is set to end in December 2022. OPEC+ is expected to submit their plans before or on 17 June 2022. The countries included in the OPEC are Algeria, Angola, Nigeria, the Republic of Congo and others. OPEC+ is expected to hold the 30th Cartel Ministerial Meeting in Vienna on 30 June 2022.
  • LUANDA – 03 JUN 2022 (14H15) Angolan President João Lourenço has declared Wednesday, 24 August 2022, as the date for the fifth general elections to be conducted in the country. General elections are held in Angola to elect the President and National Assembly. Incumbent President João Lourenço is eligible for one additional term in Office. The announcement follows the conclusion of consultations with the Council of the Republic, the Collegiate Advisory Body of the Head of State.

 

BOTSWANA – 03 JUN 2022

  • GABORONE – 03 JUN 2022 (10H50) The Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC), in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa (RSA), will host an Investment and Trade Conference, Business to Business (B2B) meetings and an expo between Botswana companies and their counterparts from RSA in Gaborone, Botswana on 21 June 2022 and 22 June 2022. The Forum aims to encourage business linkages between the two countries to facilitate trade and investment, as well as explore possible joint venture partnerships. The sectors of focus will include agriculture and agro-processing, tourism and hospitality, mining and mineral beneficiation, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, auto component manufacturing, textile and financial services.
  • GABORONE – 03 JUN 2022 (14H10) The Botswana Police Services (BPS) has announced a new money-laundering strategy used by criminal organisations. The announcement by the BPS follows after they received intelligence from the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). Reports indicate that suspects are using a bank detail template to recruit and collect essential information of members with active accounts. Furthermore, the criminal organisation are calling members with active accounts for them to disclose their bank account credentials. The accounts are expected to be used for illegal transactions. The Police have requested members of the public not to disclose personal information to unknown sources.

 

DEM. REP. CONGO – 03 JUN 2022

  • KINSHASA – 02 JUN 2022 (19H20) President Félix Tshisekedi has announced the dismissal of four Senior Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) Officers. The dismissed officers include Lieutenant Colonel Kibibi Mutware, Major Sido Bizimungu alias America, Major Aruna Bovic, and Major Mundande Kitambala. The Head of State’s decision to dismiss the FARDC officials reportedly follows a proposal made by the Sama Lukonde Government. The President is yet to announce replacements for the four vacant positions.
  • KINSHASA – 03 JUN 2022 (06H05) UPDATE The Dynamics for the exit from Crisis (DYSOC) has announced that the protest will be held in demand for the publication of the agreements signed in Nairobi in Kenya between the DRC and Rwanda, but also between the DRC and Uganda, especially on the military and security aspects. This announcement comes as the President of the party, Jean-Pierre Lisanga Bonganga, held a public briefing on 02 June 2022 and further confirmed his presence for the planned protest. The Christian Convention for Democracy (CCD) and DYSOC have denounced the political and military functioning of institutions in the country, particularly in the Parliament. (06H00) Protest expected nationwide in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today, 03 June 2022, in demand for an end to diplomatic relations between DRC and Rwanda and to unite in support of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) to demand the restoration of security in the eastern region of the country. This comes as the Dynamics for Crisis Exit (DYSOC), led by Jean-Pierre Lisanga Bonganga, has called on the population to participate in a protest in demanding the publication of all agreements between the DRC on the military and security aspects. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant. Police will be deployed to the scene.
  • KINSHASA – 03 JUN 2022 (08H00) The former Security Advisor of current President Felix Tshisekedi, François Beya, is scheduled to appear before the Military High Court in Kinshasa today, 03 June 2022. This comes as Beya had been detained by the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) on 05 February 2022 and transferred to the Makala Prison on 05 April 2022 on suspicion of undermining state security, along with the brigadier Tonton Twadi Sekele. During the trial, the Ministry of Public will be presenting the General-Major Mandiangu Mbala Michel in his capacity as Chief of Intelligence Staff, Brigadier General Makombo of the Intelligence Staff, Commissioner Deputy Divisional Kasongo Kitenge Sylvano in his capacity as Kinshasa City Police Commissioner, and General Mulongo John as witnesses following evidence of a voice message sent to Lieutenant-Colonel Kalenga Kalenga.
  • KINSHASA – 03 JUN 2022 (12H50) UPDATE Demonstrations are underway in the locality of Kinshasa near the Embassy of Rwanda. The demonstrators are also demanding the deportation of the Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Vincent Karega. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene. (11H00) Peaceful protest expected in the locality of Kinshasa on Friday, 03 June 2022, led by the political party Commitment for Citizenship and Development (ECIDé). The protest will be against Rwanda’s support of the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels. The President of the political party, Martin Fayulu, will be leading the demonstration, accompanied by members of the party. In addition, Fayulu called on Congolese in the Diaspora to also organize anti-Rwanda demonstrations in their countries. Citizen movements and youth structures will also hold a sit-in in front of the Rwandan embassy in Kinshasa on Friday. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use an alternative route for the duration o the protests. Police will be deployed to the scene.
  • BUKAVU – 03 JUN 2022 (13H00) Protest reported in the locality of Bukavu. Demonstrators are protesting for the removal of the Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Vincent Karega, and Rwanda’s support of the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use an alternative route for the duration of the protests. Police are on the scene.
  • KINSHASA – 03 JUN 2022 (13H10) Protest reported on the By-Pass Road in the vicinity of Lemba, Kinshasa. Demonstrators are conducting a march to demand the removal of the Rwandan Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Vincent Karega. This follows amid allegations of Rwanda’s support for the March 23 Movement (M23) rebel group during recent clashes in the DRC’s North Kivu province. Motorists are advised of ongoing ground travel disruptions in the area of the demonstration.

 

ESWATINI – 03 JUN 2022

  • MBABANE – 02 JUN 2022 (19H00) The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has issued a statement noting concerns regarding an increasing number of informal businesses trading on road reserves and unauthorised access roads. The Ministry has stated that the general public is advised that business trading in close proximity to roads is strictly prohibited due to the significant threat to road users. Therefore, the Ministry has called on all emaSwati to desist from conducting informal business in the vicinity of roads to prevent legal action against offenders.
  • MPAKA – 03 JUN 2022 (13H00) Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini has received Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema at the King Mswati III International Airport in Mpaka, Lubombo. This follows as the Zambian Head of State has embarked on an official State visit to eSwatini at the invitation of King Mswati III. President Hichilema is scheduled to conduct bilateral talks with King Mswati III during the visit, which is scheduled to conclude on Sunday, 05 June 2022.
  • MBABANE – 03 JUN 2022 (13H20) UPDATE Members of the SWADNU and NAPSAWU unions are demonstrating outside the Cabinet Offices in Mbabane. The Spokesperson for SWADNU is demanding dialogue between the demonstrators and the Government. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (12H30) The Spokesperson of the SWADNU has addressed the members of the union, along with the other members of NAPSAWU, and is expected to hand over the petition to the Management of the Mbabane Government Hospital and an official at the Ministry of Health. The demonstrators have begun dispersing from the scene. (11H45) The demonstrators have arrived at the Mbabane Government Hospital in Mbabane to deliver the petition. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant. (11H30) Demonstrations are underway within the vicinity of the Mbabane Government Hospital. The demonstrators are marching to the Ministry of Health to deliver a petition over their grievances. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. (08H30) Protest expected at the Ministry of Health today, 03 June 2022, from about 10H00. The Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union (SWADNU), along with the National Public Services and Allied Workers Union (NAPSAWU), have called on all healthcare workers affiliated with the unions to embark on a march to deliver a petition against the lack of security in health care institutions, lack of personnel in health institutions, the shortage of drugs and medical supplies in the country, and the right to qualify to public healthcare. The Public Service International (PSI) are expected to participate in the demonstration. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. Police will be deployed to the scene.

 

ETHIOPIA- 03 JUN 2022

  • SEBETA – 03 JUN 2022 (13H30) Ethiopian Industry Minister Melaku Alebel has announced that Coca-Cola has inaugurated a new mega factory in the Sebeta City of Ethiopia’s Oromia Special Zone region. The facility is valued at $100 million and is located 25 kilometres (km) from the capital, Addis Ababa. Minister Alebel has stated that the factory is expected to employ more than 30,000 individuals. The facility reportedly has a daily production potential of 70,000 racks of 24 units.

 

GHANA – 03 JUN 2022

  • ACCRA – 02 JUN 2022 (19H20) The United Nations (UN) Security Council has passed a resolution presented by Norway and Ghana instructing countries along the Gulf of Guinea region to implement additional security measures to address piracy. The resolution requests countries in the region to criminalise piracy and armed robbery at sea and investigate and extradite offenders. Ghana Ambassador to the UN, Harold Adlai Agyemag, has stated that piracy activities have significantly been impairing the development of coastal economics in the region. Ghana has raised various concerns on the issue at the UN and escalated the matter as a priority during its two-year term on the Security Council.
  • ACCRA – 03 JUN 2022 (15H20) The Criminal High Court has heard the application for armed demonstrations to be held today, 03 June 2022. This follows after the Police filed a Motion on Notice at the High Court on 01 June 2022 to prohibit the organisers of their intended armed demonstrations. The request follows after the Police noted they are unable to provide security for the intended three-day demonstrations set to launch on 04 June 2022. Furthermore, the Police noted that the demonstrations are inconsistent with the Public Order Act. The Court has granted an Order to restrain the organisers, their agents, and others from embarking on the armed demonstrations.

 

KENYA – 03 JUN 2022

  • NAIROBI – 02 JUN 2022 (19H00) President Uhuru Kenyatta has held talks with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson with the aim of discussing climate change mitigation efforts in developing countries. During the meeting held on the margins of the Stockholm+50 in the Swedish capital, President Kenyatta and Prime Minister Andersson reiterated the necessity for concerted efforts to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss. President Kenyatta has stated that developing countries are worst affected by the adverse effects of climate change, noting that Kenya has been experiencing drought conditions for four consecutive years.
  • NAIROBI – 02 JUN 2022 (19H25) The Budget and Appropriations Committee (BAC) has allocated an additional SH7.05 billion for the Kenya Power and Lighting Company’s (KPLC’s) proposed 2022/2023 budget. The allocation has been provided by the National Treasury after the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) refused to reduce their tariffs. The IPP noted that the country is expected to protect Power Purchasing Agreements (PPAs) signed approximately 20 years ago. Kenya power is expected to decrease the cost of electricity bills by 15% due to the increased budget allocation.
  • MASIMBA – 03 JUN 2022 (09H50) The Independent Policing and Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched investigations involving the alleged death of four people by officers attached to the General Service Unit (GSU). According to a statement released by the IPOA Chairperson, Anne Makori, evidence has been released that Police officers had allegedly opened fire on demonstrators in the Masimba area, Kajiado County. This comes as the local community Masimba area within Kajiado county carried out a protest following an incident where a teacher was killed by an elephant and was demanding to be addressed by officers from the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS).
  • NAIROBI – 03 JUN 2022 (11H55) Rwandan Chief of Defence Staff General Jean Kazura has travelled to Kenya on a courtesy visit to his Kenyan counterpart, Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Robert Kibochi. General Kazura has been accorded full Military honours and thereafter held a meeting with the CDF at the Defence Headquarters in Nairobi. Vice Chief of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Francis Ogolla, Service Commanders, General Officers and a delegation of Senior Officers from Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) have also attended the meeting. The Department of Defence has stated that discussions included matters of mutual interest between the two Militaries regarding cooperation and partnership in security matters. Kazura also held bilateral talks with the Cabinet Secretary for Defence Eugene Wamalwa at his Office at the Defence Headquarters.
  • KAKAMEGA – 03 JUN 2022 (14H40) The Kenya Police Services (KPS) are investigating an act of vigilantism committed in the Kakamega area on Thursday, 02 June 2022. This follows after members of the community killed a local resident accused of assaulting and murdering a minor. The minor, a Chebuyusi Muslim Primary School student, had been reported missing on Wednesday 01 June 2022. The student’s body has since been located at a local maize field in the area. Police are expected to arrest the suspects involved in community vigilantism.
  • ABUJA – 03 JUN 2022 (15H20) Protest reported at the All Progressives Congress (APC) headquarters in Abuja. The demonstrators are demanding that former President Goodluck Jonothan be elected as the party’s consensus candidate. This follows after the party purchased the N100 million nomination and expression of interest forms of the ruling party for Jonathan. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
  • ITEN – 03 JUN 2022 (16H20) Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has announced that the State Government is discussing plans to introduce a night-time curfew in the Elgeyo Marakwet region. Matiang’i has noted that the measure aims to allow for uninterrupted security operations in the region following a recent increase in criminal activity and armed unrest. The Cabinet Secretary has stated that a disarmament operation is expected to be launched in addition to social development interventions in a bid to restore security and normalcy in the area and other regions of North Rift. The imposition of a curfew currently remains subject to approval by the National Security Council.
  • NAIROBI – 03 JUN 2022 (16H30) The Interior Cabinet Secretary (ICS) Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General (IG) Hillary Mutyambai are expected to launch a search operation in Kajido County. This follows after a request by President Uhuru Kenyatta regarding the shooting incident that occurred on 02 June 2022. During the incident, several members had been injured, and four had been fatally injured. President Kenyatta noted that the Government is set to settle the hospital bills of civilians who have been injured during the incident.

 

LESOTHO – 03 JUN 2022

  • MASERU – 03 JUN 2022 (13H10) The Lesotho Petroleum Fund (LPF) has announced fuel price adjustments across the country with effect from Saturday, 04 June 2022. As part of the adjustments, the price of Petrol93 is scheduled to increase by M3,00 to M23,70 per litre. Petrol95 is expected to increase by M3,20 to M24,15 per litre. Diesel50 is set to increase by M0,75 to M24,55, and Parrafin is set for an M1,10 increase, to be M18,90 per litre.

 

MADAGASCAR – 03 JUN 2022

  • ANDILAMENA – 03 JUN 2022 (11H45) UPDATE Preliminary investigations have indicated that a building alongside the Municipality is on fire. The residents within the locality, along with Emergency Rescue Personnel, are attempting to quell the fire. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. (11H00) Fire reported at the Municipality of Andilamena, in the region of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. Emergency services and rescue operation teams have been dispatched to the scene. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.

 

MALAWI – 03 JUN 2022

  • LILONGWE – 03 JUN 2022 (15H45) Transport Minister Jacob Hara has confirmed that the Chileka Airport is expected to be demolished in July 2022. this follows as the Ministery, through a Japanese company, is expected to construct a new airport. Reports indicate that the company has started to monitor the progress of the project. The Japanese company is set to provide K2 billion towards the project for modern equipment, including equipment to allow the disabled to travel safely. The construction of the airport is expected to be completed in 2025.

 

MOZAMBIQUE – 03 JUN 2022

  • MAPUTO – 03 JUN 2022 (10H30) The Minister of Transport and Communications, Janfar Abdulai, the Chairman of Ports and Railways of Mozambique, Miguel Matabel, and the Executive Director of the Maputo Port Development Society (MPDC), Osório Lucas, have signed an addendum to the Concession Contract for the Port of Maputo, adding an additional area of 138 hectares of space. The expansion of the Port of Maputo concession area was approved through Decree no. 11/2022, of 4 April, to increase the infrastructure’s storage and handling capacity, expanding the size of the MPDC concession from 140 to 278 hectares. The decision to expand the area aims to respond to the dynamics of the port, which has reached the limit of the use of its current capacity.

 

NIGERIA – 03 JUN 2022

  • ABUJA – 02 JUN 2022 (22H40) The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba announced the deployment of Police air assets over the Abuja-Kaduna highway. Baba stated that the decision has been made due to the rise of attacks and kidnappings of civilians on the road. Baba further urged civilians to assist the security forces and remain vigilant on the road and report any incidents to the relevant people.
  • ABUJA – 03 JUN 2022 (03H55) The All Progressives Congress (APC) announced the party’s expected plans to elect their candidate for the upcoming 2023 elections from 06 June 2022 until 08 June 2022 at Eagle Square. Reports indicate that a heightened security presence can be expected due to previous meetings witnessing unrests, fatal clashes and politically motivated kidnappings. Civilians are advised to avoid the area as possible unrest is expected.
  • ABUJA – 03 JUN 2022 (12H10) The Presidency has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Madrid, Spain, for Abuja, Nigeria, following the conclusion of his three-day state visit today, 03 June 2022. During the visit, Buhari met with President Pedro Sanchez as well as the Spanish monarch, King Felipe VI. During discussions with President Sanchez, Nigeria and Spain signed nine Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), including a Treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and the transfer of sentenced persons and extradition. Other agreements include economic and commercial cooperation, tourism, sports, health, efforts against COVID-19, and science and innovation. Buhari also attended a Political and Business Leaders Forum, jointly held by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Trade, and the Confederation of Employers.
  • GIWA – 03 JUN 2022 (16H55) The Giwa Local Government Council (LGC) in Kaduna State has announced the suspension of Vice-Chairman Zubairu Alhassan. The suspension is expected to last until the investigations against Alhassan have been completed. The suspension is set to follow due to allegations that Alhassan had shown disrespect to local authorities and disclosed official Government information. The Giwa LGC Speaker Abdullahi Ismail confirmed that seven of the eleven councillors in the LGC ratified and agreed to suspend Zubairu Alhassan as Vice Chairman.
  • ABUJA – 03 JUN 2022 (17H30) The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Tehran has announced that the sixth session of the Nigeria-Iran Joint Commission is scheduled to be held from Monday, 06 June 2022, until Friday, 10 June 2022 in Tehran. The Nigerian delegation is expected to be led by Ambassador Zubairu Dada, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. In addition, an estimated 40 Nigerian officials from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are also set to participate in the event. Several agreements on trade, investments, air services and agriculture, among others, are also expected to be signed.

 

RWANDA – 03 JUN 2022

  • KIGALI – 03 JUN 2022 (18H00) Mozambique’s Minister of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs, Helena Kida, has embarked on a working visit to Rwanda from today, 03 June 2022. The Minister is set to focus on strengthening cooperation within the two countries’ justice sectors. During the visit, Kida and the State Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs in the Ministry of Justice, Nyirahabimana Soline, signed an Extradition Treaty and a Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Agreement. Furthermore, the Minister held meetings with several entities, including the Directorate General of the Rwanda Investigation Bureau, the Rwanda Forensic Laboratory and others. Additionally, Minister Kida visited the Prevention Office to investigate the entity’s work in search of a reduction in abuse against minors.

 

TANZANIA – 03 JUN 2022

  • DAR ES SALAAM – 02 JUN 2022 (19H10) The Governments of Tanzania and Kenya have called on Uganda to expedite the implementation of port projects. This follows as the inadequate condition of the Jinja, and Port Bell piers in Uganda, a fragile marine policy, and the stalling of the Bukasa Port project are obstructing regional efforts to exploit the $60 billion trade potential of Lake Victoria. Port Bell has a 2,000-tonne capacity dry dock. However, it lacks cargo-handling equipment, and traders and transporters experience frequent delays in loading and offloading of ferries due to a shortage of shunting locomotives. The development of Lake Victoria ports is the largest project in implementing the East African Community-Inland Waterway Transport infrastructure to strategically link Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya to the Northern and Central transport corridors. The three countries seek to restore connected ports and marine operations in the shared maritime region to enhance integration and increase trade by offering more affordable transport across borders.

 

ZAMBIA – 03 JUN 2022

  • LUSAKA – 02 JUN 2022 (20H45) Proflight Zambia is expected to increase the frequency of its direct flight services from Ndola to Mansa from 13 June 2022. This follows the increase in demands of travellers to the Mansa. Proflight Zambia is expected to add flights on Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights are set to leave Ndola at approximately 10H15 and arrive in Mansa at 11H00, whereas the returning flights are set to leave Mansa at 11H20 and arrive in Ndola at 12H05. Furthermore, Flights are expected to leave Lusaka at 09H00 and arrive at Ndola at 11H00, then Depart at Ndola at 12H40 and arrive in Lusaka at 13H25 to ensure flights are on time. Proflight Zambia noted that they are expected to establish new airline routes.
  • LUSAKA – 03 JUN 2022 (06H10) President Hakainde Hichilema is set to embark on an official visit to the Kingdom of eSwatini from 03 June 2022 until 05 June 2022, at the invitation of King Mswati III. The Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Stanley Kakubo has confirmed the statement and stated that the Heads of State are scheduled to hold bilateral talks focussed on issues of mutual interest at bilateral, regional and international levels. During the visit, the leaders are expected to preside over the signing of the joint Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) in the Tourism sector, as well as the Establishment of a Political Consultation Mechanism between Zambia and Eswatini. Kakubo also stated that the MoUs would strengthen cooperation and contribute to the development of various sectors of the economies in the two countries.
  • LUSAKA – 03 JUN 2022 (17H40) The National Assembly’s Acting Clerk, Roy Ngulube, announced that the first session of the 13th National Assembly is expected to resume on Tuesday, 7 June 2022, at 14:30. This follows after the session on 01 April had been adjourned sine die. The meeting is expected to be held in a hybrid system, both online and in the National Assembly, to decrease the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Ngulube noted that the public is allowed to visit and tour the National Assembly when the House is not sitting.

 

ZIMBABWE – 03 JUN 2022

  • VICTORIA FALLS – 02 JUN 2022 (22H00) President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced the start of the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe Annual General Meeting and Conference in the Victoria Hills area from 02 June 2022 until 04 June 2022. Mnangagwa stated that increased exports, foreign currency generation, enhanced investments, capacity building, increased productivity, and employment creation are expected to be discussed during the meeting.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 03 JUN 2022

  • GHANA: Protest expected in the vicinity of Accra on 04 June 2022.
  • NIGERIA: The All Progressives Congress (APC) announced the party’s expected plans to elect their candidate for the upcoming 2023 elections from 06 June 2022 until 08 June 2022 at Eagle Square.
  • ESWATINI: eSwatini Electricity Company has announced expected planned service disruptions between 05 June 2022 and 06 June 2022.
  • KENYA: The Azimio Presidential Aspirant Raila Odinga has announced that he is expected to launch his manifesto on Monday, 06 June 2022.
  • NIGERIA: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Tehran has announced that the sixth session of the Nigeria-Iran Joint Commission is scheduled to be held from Monday, 06 June 2022, until Friday, 10 June 2022 in Tehran.
  • RWANDA: The International Telecommunication Union, through its Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), has scheduled to convene a World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), scheduled to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 06 June 2022 to 16 June 2022.
  • ZAMBIA: The National Assembly’s Acting Clerk, Roy Ngulube, announced that the first session of the 13th National Assembly is expected to resume on Tuesday, 7 June 2022, at 14:30.
  • NIGERIA: The Lagos State Government is scheduled to host the maiden edition of the National Transport Technology Conference and Exhibition (NTTCE) between 07 June 2022 and 08 June 2022 at Eko Hotels and Suites.
  • ZAMBIA: Proflight Zambia is expected to increase the frequency of its direct service from Ndola to Mansa from 13 June 2022.
  • NIGERIA: Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Ekiti state local elections are expected to be held on 18 June 2022.
  • RWANDA: Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland have announced the week of 20 June 2022 as the date for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • BOTSWANA: The Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC), in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa (RSA), will host an Investment and Trade Conference, Business to Business (B2B) meetings and an expo between Botswana companies and their counterparts from RSA in Gaborone, Botswana on 21 June 2022 and 22 June 2022.
  • MALAWI: President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to address Malawians on the second anniversary of his election, 23 June 2022.
  • NIGERIA: Protest expected by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday, 28 June 2022, at the Federal High Court of Abuja.
  • ANGOLA: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC+) have agreed to increase the Cartel’s oil production from 400,000 to 648,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) from July 2022.
  • MALAWI: Electricity Generation Company Malawi Limited (EGENCO) has announced that they are expected to commence reconstruction works for the Kapichira power station in July 2022.
  • NIGERIA: Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Osun State local elections are expected to be held on 16 July 2022.
  • ZAMBIA: Zambian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Stanley Kakubo, has announced that Zambia is expected to host the 4th Africa Union (AU) Mid-Year Coordinating meeting from 14 July 2022 until 17 July 2022.
  • KENYA: Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that general elections are scheduled to be held on 09 August 2022.
  • ANGOLA: Angolan President João Lourenço has declared Wednesday, 24 August 2022, as the date for the fifth general elections to be conducted in the country.
  • RWANDA: Rwanda is scheduled to host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from 05 September 2022 until 09 September 2022.
  • LESOTHO: The Kingdom of Lesotho is scheduled to conduct general elections in October 2022 to elect 120 seats of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament.
  • ANGOLA: Energy Capital and Power (ECP) has announced that the 2022 Edition of Angola Oil and Gas (AOG) is expected to be held from 29 November 2022 until 01 December 2022.
  • RWANDA: The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to host the second Annual International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2022) between 13 December 2022 and 15 December 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • NIGERIA: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that Nigeria is expected to conduct elections on 25 February 2023 and 11 March 2023.
  • NIGERIA: The Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources has announced plans for the Sixth Edition of Nigeria’s International Energy Summit (NIES 2023) in Abuja from 16 April 2023 until 20 April 2023.
  • MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambique’s National Elections Commission (CNE) has approved a proposal that schedules 11 October 2023 as the date for the sixth municipal elections across the country.

 

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