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20220610 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE

June 10

ANGOLA – 10 JUN 2022

  • LUANDA – 10 JUN 2022 (08H50) The Head of State, João Lourenço, has announced that the case of Major Pedro Lussaty, which involves 20 defendants accused of embezzlement, improper receipt of capital and criminal association, will be publicized soon. Lussati, assigned to the Security House of the President of the Republic, was detained in June 2021 after being found in possession of an unconfirmed amount of dollars, euros and kwanzas. This announcement follows as President Lourenço addressed the media at the Presidential Palace in Luanda, such as Jornal de Angola, Rádio Nacional de Angola, Public Television of Angola, ANGOP and Rádio LAC, on 09 June 2022.
  • LUENA – 10 JUN 2022 (09H30) The President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, is scheduled to embark on a two-day visit to the city of Luena, capital of Moxico, from 10 June 2022. According to the Secretary of the President of the Republic for Institutional Communication and the Press, Luís Fernando, President Lourenço is expected to carry out several activities and engage with traditional authorities in the province. On Saturday, 11 June 2022, President Lourenço will address the population, in a mass act, as part of the pre-electoral campaign.
  • LUANDA – 10 JUN 2022 (16H20) The National Agency for Oil, Gas and Biofuels (ANPG), TotalEnergies and its partners have announced a US$850 million investment. The investment has been made to launch the CLOV phase 3 and for the development of Block 17. The CLOV Phase 3 development project comprises the extension of the subsea infrastructure. Additionally, under CLOV phase 3, five wells in water depths between 1,100 and 1,400 meters will be constructed. The developments will increase production and reduce operating costs. Furthermore, the developments are expected to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere during production operations. The production from CLOV fields is set to start in 2024.

 

BOTSWANA – 10 JUN 2022

  • GABORONE – 10 JUN 2022 (16H35) The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has announced a planned power interruption throughout Botswana from 14 June 2022 until 17 June 2022. The BPC stated that the power is expected to be interrupted from 07H30 until 17H30. The BPC noted that interruptions are necessary to conduct maintenance work.

 

DEM. REP. CONGO – 10 JUN 2022

  • SAMBA – 10 JUN 2022 (07H30) The Provincial Minister of Mines of Kasai, Aaron Katshingu, has confirmed the death toll to ten people following a landslide that occurred at a mine in the locality of Samba, in the Kasai province, on 07 June 2022. Reports indicate that the landslide incident occurred due to the geological conditions of the soil at the mine. According to Katshingu, ten bodies were found under the displaced material, while another was resuscitated and transferred to the nearest hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, local authorities indicated that search operations would continue at the site.
  • KINSHASA – 10 JUN 2022 (09H00) The Secretary-General for the Economy, Célestin Twite, has announced that the Government, through the Ministry of Economy, has granted a subsidy to the National Hydrocarbons Company of Congo (SONAHYDRO) worth $10 million. Twite has indicated that the funds would be assisting the company in increasing the fuel supply and distribution of the Cobil and Sep Congo companies. This comes as the State aims to assist in the challenges encountered by oil companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
  • KINSHASA – 10 JUN 2022 (14H25) The Vatican announced the postponement of Pope Francis’ visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was expected to be from 02 July 2022 until 07 July 2022. The Vatican further elaborated that the visit has been postponed indefinitely due to Pope Francis’ knee ailment.

 

ESWATINI – 10 JUN 2022

  • MBABANE – 10 JUN 2022 (11H00) Demonstrations reported outside the High Court in eSwatini. Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) President Colani Maseko and other members of different political parties are gathered outside the court, awaiting the commencement of the appeal to begin. This comes as the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) lawyers appealed the court decision against the recusal of two judges in eSwatini over terrorism cases on 30 August 2021. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant. Police are on the scene.
  • MBABANE – 10 JUN 2022 (11H15) UPDATE Lawyers from the South African Litigation Centre are at the Supreme Court in eSwatini to attend to an appeal by the Government, which has challenged the decision of the High Court. The Government have appealed that a few sections of the Suppression of Terrorism Act of 2018 were unconstitutional. PUDEMO President Mlungisi Makhanya, Human Rights Lawyer Thulani Maseko, and Maxwell Dlamini, among others, are reportedly the respondents in the matter. (10H50) The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) lawyers are set to attend a hearing on an appeal by the Government of eSwatini at the High Court of eSwatini in Mbabane. The SALC will be appealing against the court’s decision to disregard lawyers of judicial independence in political matters. Meanwhile, the SALC has called for the recusal of two judges in eSwatini on terrorism cases.
  • LOBAMBA – 10 JUN 2022 (12H05) King Mswati III has announced the appointments and redeployments of Principal Secretaries (PSs) in various Government Ministries. Prime Minister Cleopas Sipho Dlamini had made the announcement at the Cabinet Offices. Phesheya David Dube has been appointed to the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Newman Sizwe Ntshangase has been elected to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Sydney Boy Simelane has been nominated to the Ministry of Agriculture. Makhosini Mndawe has been redeployed to the Ministry of Labour and Melusi Masuku to the Deputy Prime Minister’s office. Furthermore, King Mswati III nominated Philemon Mfana Mnisi as the Central Bank Governor from 01 July 2022.

 

ETHIOPIA- 10 JUN 2022

  • ADDIS ABABA – 10 JUN 2022 (14H05) UPDATE Prime Minister (PM) Abiy Ahmed has announced his arrival in Djibouti. Ahmed stated that he met with President Ismail Guelleh upon his arrival at the airport. (10H25) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that he is expected to travel to Djibouti today, 10 June 2022, for an official working visit. Ahmed stated that he is expected to meet with President Ismail Guelleh, where the two of them will discuss bilateral and regional issues of mutual concern.

 

GHANA – 10 JUN 2022

  • SAVELUGU – 10 JUN 2022 (11H30) The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has announced the deployment of 32 GAF soldiers to Morrocco. The soldiers have been deployed to participate in a Multinational Counter Terrorism training exercise, Exercise African Lion, from 11 June 2022 until 30 June 2022. The GAF soldiers are expected to be joined by soldiers from America, Morrocco, Senegal and Tunisia. The operation is set to increase the Army’s ability to plan and conduct Counter Violent Extremist (CVE) operations. Additionally, the training will focus on increasing air and ground cooperation between the GAF and Ghana Air Force.

 

KENYA – 10 JUN 2022

  • NAIROBI – 10 JUN 2022 (10H15) The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Dispute Resolution Committee is set to commence hearing electoral complaints from aspirants who were seeking various seats in the 09 August 2022 General Elections. This follows after the nomination process concluded on 07 June 2022, and more than 160 complaints were filed before the Dispute Resolution Committee, and the hearing of the petitions will begin at the Milimani Law Courts until 20 June 2022. The committee is expected to make determinations within two weeks after hearing the complaints, which will pave the way for the Commission to prepare ballot papers for an exercise slated to take place at the end of June 2022. Presidential aspirants Jimi Wanjigi of Safina Party, Ekuru Aukot of Thirdway Alliance and Independent Presidential aspirant James Kamua, who was barred from contesting, are scheduled to appear before the committee to seek an embargo on the Commission’s decision to reverse the decision.

 

LESOTHO – 10 JUN 2022

  • MASERU – 10 JUN 2022 (14H00) The British High Commission in Maseru has announced the appointment of Harry MacDonald as the new Commissioner to the Kingdom of Lesotho in the succession of Anne Macro. The Commission stated that MacDonald is expected to take up his position in September 2022, as Macro will transfer to another Diplomatic Service position.

 

MADAGASCAR – 10 JUN 2022

  • ANTANANARIVO – 09 JUN 2022 (19H20) The Prime Minister of Madagascar, Christian Ntsay, has announced a working visit from the Ambassador of India to Madagascar, Abhay Kumar, today, 09 May 2022. Ntsay stated that during the meeting, they reviewed the progress made in bilateral ties between India and Madagascar.

 

MALAWI – 10 JUN 2022

  • BLANTYRE – 09 JUN 2022 (19H05) The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has announced a planned service disruption on Sunday, 12 June 2022. The power is expected to be off between 08H00 and 16H00. The power is set to be disrupted due to optic fibre cables being installed and routine maintenance. The areas to be affected include KCN, KCH staff house, Central Medical Stores, Maula Prison, LWB Kanengo Booster and others. The public is advised to avoid electrical outlets as power may be restored ahead of the planned schedule.
  • LILONGWE – 10 JUN 2022 (06H10) The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has announced a planned power outage scheduled to take place today, 10 June 2022, from 22H00 and 00H00, in the city of Lilongwe. The affected areas will include Area 25C, Sector 4, Malembe, Kings Foundation, Sunseed Oil, CP Foods, Anshan Steel, Charles Stewart, Area 56, Kanengo Industrial, Kanengo Trading Centre, Chezi Trading Centre, Chatata Trading Centre, Area 28, Daeyang, MIM, Magwero, Kanengo MBC Transmitter, LWB Kanengo Booster, KIA, Lumbadzi, Kanengo Airport Transmitter, Malikha Village, Cilcon Quarry and Chiwamba Trading. Updates will be provided to the public as the situation progresses.
  • LILONGWE – 10 JUN 2022 (13H00) UPDATE The demonstrators arrived at the Lilongwe Civic Office and are demonstrating outside the offices. Officials at the Civic Offices will be expected to arrive at the scene. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. Reports indicate that the demonstrators are planning on delivering a petition to the Parliament. (12H15) Protest reported in Lilongwe. The Nyasa Rainbow Alliance and Female Sex Workers Association are marching to the Lilongwe Civic Offices to express their grievances about alleged unfair treatment in society. The protest, which is being held under the theme of #PrideParade, aims at more visibility for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) people in Malawi. Members of the public are advised to remain cautious.

 

MOZAMBIQUE – 10 JUN 2022

  • MAPUTO – 09 JUN 2022 (19H55) Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Carlos Mesquita, announced that the construction work on the Moamba-Major dam in Maputo is expected to resume in 2023. Mesquita stated that the dam is expected to reinforce the water supply for the Greater Maputo Metropolitan Region, which currently depends on the Corumana and Pequenos Libomboms dams. Mesquita stated that the construction of the dam was interrupted in 2017 when the Government of Brazil stopped the funding, with the project only 10% complete at the time. Mesquita further noted that financial negotiations are underway with the Government of Brazil and are currently at an advanced stage.

 

NIGERIA – 10 JUN 2022

  • MAIDUGURI – 10 JUN 2022 (12H30) The Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) has announced that the Maiduguri-Damaturu road has been opened following the blockade by the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) terrorist group. Reports indicate that the ISWAP members assaulted commuters on the road. The opening of the road has followed a NAF operation with assistance from the Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Police. During the incident, ISWAP set alight two trailers and a truck. Furthermore, The NAF and Nigerian Air Force confiscated three gun trucks and destroyed another. Commissioner of Police Abdu Umar stated that an unknown number of ISWAP militants had been fatally injured, and three Police officers. The security forces are set to launch search operations for the escaped ISWAP militants.

 

RWANDA – 10 JUN 2022

  • KIGALI – 10 JUN 2022 (11H45) Rwanda is set to construct a BioNTech ‎messenger Ribonucleic Acid (mRNA) vaccine factory by 23 June 2022. The manufacturing plant for mRNA-based vaccines will be constructed in the Special Economic Zone in Gasabo District. The German company’s modular factory elements, BioNTainers, would be delivered to the Kigali construction site by the end of 2022. This follows after the company developed a strategy to enable African countries to produce its Comirnaty-branded shot under BioNTech’s supervision.

 

TANZANIA – 10 JUN 2022

  • LOLIONDO – 09 JUN 2022 (20H10) Protest reported in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro conservation area, Loliondo, by the Maasai community. The protest is due to the Tanzanian Government announcing the eviction and relocation of the Maasai community to protect wildlife. The Maasai community has vowed to resist the Government’s plans. A heightened police presence is currently in the area.
  • DODOMA – 10 JUN 2022 (14H45) The Government has announced the expected construction of 32 armoury stations countrywide in areas near National Parks. The announcement by Prime Minister (PM) Kassim Majaliwa had been made in the August House on Thursday, 09 June 2022. This follows due to the increased animal attacks, which are decreasing economic and social activities. The Government noted that other than the establishment of armouries, additional conservation officers will be employed. Furthermore, the operations will be led by the Tanzania Wildlife Authorities. Prime Minister (PM) Kassim Majaliwa noted that the installation of the armouries is set to protect civilians and control the elephants in the areas of operation. The Government is expected to host awareness campaigns for the communities on methods to reduce issues of wildlife invasions.
  • LOLIONDO – 10 JUN 2022 (15H50) The Tanzanian Government has launched a military operation to evict the Maasai community from the Ngorongoro District. Reports indicate that the paramilitary security forces are firing live ammunition on the community to evict them from the Ngorongoro District to conserve the area. Reports indicate that the military operation is still in process, leaving several Maasai community members injured and several others withdrawing from the area.

 

ZAMBIA – 10 JUN 2022

  • KITWE – 10 JUN 2022 (06H00) President Hakainde Hichilema is expected to embark on a three-day working visit to the Copperbelt Province, today, 10 June 2022. During the visit, President Hichilema will hold discussions with various stakeholders and attend a church service at the Ndola’s Lubuto Seventh Day Adventist church on Sunday, 11 June 2022. Following the service, President Hichilema will attend a formal fundraising dinner organised by the United Party for National Development (UPND) party. President Hichilema will, on Sunday 12 June 2022, engage with various stakeholders in Chingola and Chililabombwe and, thereafter, attend a church service at Life Cathedral Gospel Church International.

 

ZIMBABWE – 10 JUN 2022

  • HARARE – 10 JUN 2022 (06H15) Demonstrations expected at the Harare Fardens on 11 June 2022, from 12H00. Demonstrators are expected to hold a candle-lighting commemoration of Late Kent University law lecturer and Zimbabwean expatriate Alex Magaisa, who died of a heart attack on Sunday, 05 June 2022, in England. Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has rejected the application of intention to hold the vigil. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 10 JUN 2022

  • MALAWI: The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has announced a planned service disruption on Sunday, 12 June 2022.
  • 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 1Meeting (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.
  • ZIMBABWE: Protest expected nationwide by teachers under the Federation of Zimbabwe Educators Union (Fozeu) on 27 June 2022.
  • NIGERIA: Protest expected by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday, 28 June 2022, at the Federal High Court of Abuja.
  • ESWATINI: The Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF) is expected to deliver a petition to Prime Minister (PM) Cleopas Dlamini on 29 June 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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