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20220621 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE
20220621 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE
ANGOLA – 21 JUN 2022
- LUANDA – 22 JUN 2022 (12H30) A team from the Eastern and Southern Africa Money Laundering Prevention Group (ESAAMLG) is expected to arrive in Angola tomorrow, 23 June 2022. The group consists of experts from the United States (US), Portugal, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The team is expected to conduct an on-site mutual evaluation of the Angolan financial system, which will take place from 27 June 2022 until 15 July 2022. The assessment will be based on meetings with representatives of the sectors and various institutions, including the supervisory and regulatory bodies of the financial system, as well as with Angola’s own Financial Information Unit (FIU). The final report will allow Angola to identify the shortcomings of its financial system at the same time as it will bring proposals on the best ways to solve them, the main actors and goals to solve them.
- LUANDA – 22 JUN 2022 (17H10) Minister of Foreign Affairs Tete Antonio announced a working visit from Argentina’s Secretary of State Esmeralda Mendonca and the Ambassador of Argentina to Angola, Alejandro Verdier. Antonio stated that during the visit, they discussed ways of improving bilateral cooperation in the agricultural and economic sectors.
BOTSWANA – 21 JUN 2022
- GABORONE – 22 JUN 2022 (14H20) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected to conduct a working visit to Austria and Belgium from 26 June 2022 until 28 June 2022. In Austria, the President will meet with the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Karl Nehammer, to discuss the bid to host the Kimberly Process Secretariat. While in Belgium, Masisi will meet with the Antwerp World Diamond Council (AWDC) to engage on, among others, issues pertaining to the diamond industry and the Kimberly Process. The Ministry further noted that the President is expected to return to Botswana on 29 June 2022.
DEM. REP. CONGO – 21 JUN 2022
- BUGANI – 22 JUN 2022 (06H00) Nine civilians have died following armed clashes in the Bikenge area, in the Kisigari group, in the Rutshuru territory in North Kivu between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels. According to reports, the M23 rebels attacked a FARDC base in Bikenge, north of the Rumangabo military camp, on Tuesday, 21 June 2022, and engaged in an exchange of fire. According to sources, the residents in Bikenge fled the area and are seeking refuge in Nkokwe, Ntamugenga, Rutsiro, Kalengera or even Rubare, villages of the Bweza and Gisigari groups. This follows after eight other civilians were killed during an attack in Ruvumu.
- KINSHASA – 22 JUN 2022 (08H00) The General Meeting of the Superior Council of the Judiciary is scheduled to be convened from 05 July 2022 to 13 July 2022. The Attorney General at the Constitutional Court announced that the extraordinary session would focus on the presentation of the annual report of the Superior Council of the Judiciary, the query relating to the career of magistrates such as their appointment, promotion, resignation, retirement, dismissal and rehabilitation.
- KINSHASA – 22 JUN 2022 (08H15) François Beya, a former special security adviser to President of the Republic Félix Tshisekedi, is expected to appear before the High Military Court on Friday, 24 June 2022. The High Court has also summoned Colonel David Cikapa, Guy Vanda, Brigadier Tonton Twadi Sekele, Principal Superior Commissioner Lily Tambwe Mauwa and Lieutenant-Colonel Pierre Kalenga Kalenga for allegedly participating in a plot to attack President Tshisekedi. During the previous trial on 03 June 2022, the defence of François Beya had challenged the Congolese military High Court and had called on him to declare himself incompetent to judge him. The Court will rule on the motion on Friday.
- KALEMIE – 22 JUN 2022 (10H00) The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Bintou Keita, has announced the withdrawal of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) peacekeeping mission in the province of Tanganyika. According to Keita, the peacekeepers have fulfilled the mandate received from the Security Council. However, the agencies, funds and programs of the organization United Nations will remain in Tanganyika. The Minister of Human Rights, Fabrice Puela, has stated that the withdrawal of the peacekeepers demonstrates the restoration of peace in Tanganyika.
ESWATINI – 21 JUN 2022
- MBABANE – 22 JUN 2022 (12H35) UPDATE The students have reportedly boycotted the classrooms. The students are also demanding their meal allowances. (11H30) Protest reported at the Swaziland College of Technology (SCOT). The Chinese Cosponsored Students have embarked on a protest action to deliver a petition to the administrator demanding the release of their student allowances. Members of the public are advised to remain cautious. Police have been deployed to the scene.
ETHIOPIA- 21 JUN 2022
- MEK’ELE – 21 JUN 2022 (23H20) The European Union (EU) has called on the Ethiopian Government to lift the ongoing partial blockade of telecommunications, banking, and electricity services imposed on the northern Tigray region. The EU has stated that the partial blockage is hampering the delivery of humanitarian assistance to an estimated 5,2 million people in the area. Tigray has been isolated from Ethiopia after Tigrayan forces re-captured the regional capital, Mekele, in 2021, and federal troops withdrew. EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic has stated that a shortage of fuel is countering the recent increase in food aid convoys arriving in Tigray due to fuel restrictions imposed by the Federal Government. Therefore, Lenarcic has called on Ethiopia’s Government to lift restrictions on fuel and funding entering Tigray, suggesting that monitoring mechanisms be implemented to alleviate concerns that Tigrayan forces could divert fuel supply for military purposes.
- HAWASSA – 22 JUN 2022 (08H50) Over 3,000 workers of Best Garment, an Indian company operating inside the Hawassa Industry, are set to face termination of employment as the textile manufacturer is finding difficulty in decline in revenues. The situation forced multinational companies to suspend shipments to the international market. The senior official at the manufacturer has stated that the company plans to shut down the company after compensating its employees. This comes as Epic Apparel is experiencing challenges and has had to terminate over 1,200 workers and the PVH Corporation.
GHANA – 21 JUN 2022
- ACCRA – 22 JUN 2022 (07H30) A task force from the Weija Gbawe Municipal Assembly has commenced with the demolition of temporary structures built on waterways to prevent flooding. The move, according to the assembly, is in line with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s directive. The Municipal Chief Executive, Patrick Kumor, has added that the affected persons have been cautioned over the relocation. The assembly has further stated that it will soon embark on another demolition to pull down permanent structures built on waterways in the next phase of the exercise.
KENYA – 21 JUN 2022
- NAIROBI – 21 JUN 2022 (19H35) The Government has announced a ban set on matatus from Kenyatta Avenue and City Hall Way until 26 June 2022. The ban has been announced due to the trials set to end on Sunday, 26 June 2022. Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) Director-General Mohamed Badi noted that matatus from the Eastlands that are travelling to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and have a valid license in addition to 42 passengers or more will travel to KNH using Haile Selassie Avenue. The test run is set for matatus plying Rongai, Kiseran, Ngong, Karen, Langata, Naiorbi West/Madaraka, Kibra, Kawangware, Dagoretti/Satellite, Kilimani, Highrise/Ngumo and Kikuyu. Furthermore, matatus using the terminus from Mombasa road will join Lusaka road at the Nyayo Stadium roundabout to the Jogoo road roundabout. The Green Park will be opened to public service vehicles (PSVs) using the Ngong road, Lang’ata and Argwigs Kodhek roads on Thursday, 23 June 2022.
- NAIROBI – 22 JUN 2022 (10H20) President Uhuru Kenyatta has rejected a Bill that sought to have local Information Communication Technology (ICT) practitioners licensed and registered by a council. President Kenyatta has sent the Bill back to Parliament with the Insurance Professionals Registration Bill of 2020 and the Higher Education Loans Bill of 2020 with memoranda after being presented to him for signing by State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi. The ICT Bill was introduced to Parliament in 2016 by Garissa Township Member of Parliament (MP) Aden Duale. This move follows a petition by the ICT practitioners aiming to stop the signing of the Bill. President Kenyatta has further assented into law ten Parliamentary Bills, including the 2022 Appropriation Bill, Supplementary Appropriation Bill and Finance Bill.
- MANDERA – 22 JUN 2022 (11H10) The Kenyan Government announced the deployment of security forces in areas along the country’s border with Somalia. The Government stated that the deployment followed after the suspected al-Shabaab group attacked a Safaricom mast in the Slaughter area of Rhamu. Northeastern Police Official George Seda stated that Police officers had been deployed to pursue the attackers who allegedly fled the country towards the Somali border. Seda stated that a heightened security presence had been deployed along the border to restore regional normality and prevent further attacks.
LESOTHO – 21 JUN 2022
- MASERU – 22 JUN 2022 (14H00) The Lesotho Mounted Police Service has established an investigative operation. The operation had been established following the European Union (EN) station in Lesothos’ request to apprehend the Police officers. This follows as the actions had been in violation of the United Nations (UN) basic principles on the use of firearms by law enforcement. During the incident, the Police officers fired upon students who had been protesting on 16 June 2022 against the 50% reduction for National University of Lesotho student grants. The officers fatally injured two student activists and arrested several others. The Police have requested the public to remain calm during their investigations.
MADAGASCAR – 21 JUN 2022
- ANTANANARIVO – 21 JUN 2022 (19H50) The Government of Madagascar and the World Bank have signed the recently approved $220 million National Water Project. The project aims to increase access to safe drinking water services in the Greater Antananarivo area and selected secondary towns, in addition to improving operations of the Water and Electricity Company of Madagascar (JIRAMA). The funding is provided through the International Development Association (IDA) Crisis Response Window (CRW), as the country has recently experienced successive cyclones and tropical storms. The financing is also expected to support post-cyclone reconstruction and improve infrastructure resilience and water institutions’ preparedness for natural disasters. Raw water production for Greater Antananarivo is expected to increase by 40,800 cubic meters per day (m3/day), in addition to reducing water losses through a distribution network renewal program. The project is expected to directly provide improved water services to 625,000 people, including 460,000 people residing in vulnerable communities.
- ANTANANARIVO – 22 JUN 2022 (09H30) The Ministry of Energy and Hydrocarbons has announced the suspension of power outages due to the restoration of the Andekaleka hydroelectric plant in Antananarivo. According to Jirama, a state-owned electric utility and water services company, the Group 3 of the Andekaleka hydroelectric plant is operational, and all three groups of the plant supply 84 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the interconnected network of Antananarivo (RIA). The Ministry has further noted that load reduction will be suspended by July 2022 in the areas surrounding the RIA.
MALAWI – 21 JUN 2022
- LILONGWE – 21 JUN 2022 (20H45) UPDATE President Lazarus Chakwera has announced the dismissal of his Head of Police and his refusal to delegate duties to Vice President Saulos Chilima. This follows after the two officials and 50 other public officials had recently been linked to a corruption investigation regarding Zuneth Sattar, who is accused of paying bribes to obtain state contracts valued at more than $150 million. Chakwera has noted that the corruption report did not mention severe allegations of Vice President Chilima’s involvement with Sattar, therefore not warranting a dismissal. (07H15) President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to address the nation today, 21 June 2022, at 18H00. The address will focus on the country’s challenges of national interest. The address will be broadcasted live on corporated channels and various private media platforms.
- LILONGWE – 22 JUN 2022 (15H05) The Power Market Limited (PML) is expected to register on a Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). PML is set to register on a SAPP to establish the legitimate trade of power with additional countries. The SAPP is a cooperation of National electricity companies in Southern Africa. Malawi is expected to import 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity from Mozambique to establish a trade route in the SAPP. PML Director of Marketing and Corporate Services, Villant Jana, noted that the construction of the Mozambique-Malawi Interconnector is assisting the goal of adding 1,000 MW to the national grid within four years.
- BLANTYRE – 22 JUN 2022 (15H50) The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has announced a power disruption for Saturday, 25 June 2022. The power is expected to be disrupted from 08H00 until 13H00. Furthermore, the disruption follows due to maintenance works and ESCOM installing optic fibre cables in the areas. The affected areas include Area 28, Area 30, Area 18, Area 10, Area 43 and the Malawi College of Accountancy. The installation of optic fibre cables will provide an increased quality of online services to Malawians. Updates will be provided as received.
MOZAMBIQUE – 21 JUN 2022
- MAPUTO – 21 JUN 2022 (21H05) Mozambique and Portugal are expected to host their fifth bilateral summit in July 2022. The announcement follows a meeting between the Portuguese Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (SENEC) and Mozambican Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Manuel Goncalves, to prepare for the fifth summit. During the summit, the members will evaluate the strategic plan for cooperation between the countries, including discussions regarding the education and health sectors, among others. Additionally, the members will discuss the Military cooperation between Mozambique and Portugal against the increased terrorist threats in Northern Mozambique. The Ministers are expected to launch the Lusophone Compact investment platform.
- MAPUTO – 22 JUN 2022 (13H00) Mozambique’s energy regulatory authority (ARENE) is due to launch a tender to develop 60 MegaWatts (MW) solar projects across sites in Lichinga, in Niassa province and Manje, in Tete province by the end of July 2022. According to the Chairperson of ARENE, Paulo da Graça, the tender will provide at least 30MW per location and will be included in the country’s renewable energy auction programme (PROLER), run by state utility Electricidade do Mozambique and ARENE. Meanwhile, 90MW is pending development under the PROLER programme, comprising a 50MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Lichinga awarded to a consortium made up of Dutch independent power producer Gigawatt Global, and the Anglican Church of Niassa and a 40MW solar PV plant awarded in April 2022 to TotalEnergies subsidiary Total Eren in Dondo, Sofala province. London-listed power development company Ncondezi Energy seeks to construct another PV plant and battery storage facility.
- MAPUTO – 22 JUN 2022 (14H25) The Coral Sul floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) plant is expected to load its first LNG cargo in the second half of 2022. This follows an announcement of energy major Eni S.p.A. and its partner China National Petroleum Corp. Furthermore, the exportation is set to commence following Eni’s introduction of a 16 trillion cubic feet Coral South natural gas reservoir. The Coral Sul FLNG has a gas liquefaction capacity of 3.4 million tonnes per year. Furthermore, the FLNG will receive fuel from the Coral gas field in area 4 of the Rovuma Basin. The British Petroleum Company Limited (BP) will buy the LNG produced at the unit following a long-term deal signed between the parties.
- MAPUTO – 22 JUN 2022 (17H25) Road closure expected in areas of Maputo city from 22 June 2022 until 26 June 2022. This follows due to the Independence Day festivities to be observed on 25 June 2022 and the arrival of the National Unity Roller Skate Marathon on 22 June 2022. No traffic has been allowed in the Praça da Independência area and areas between Avenida Zedequias Manganhela and the central part of Avenida Samora Machel from 20 June 2022 due to preparations for the Independence Day observation. Furthermore, the affected roads include Avenida de Moçambique, Avenida Eduardo Mondlane, Avenida Guerra Popular, Avenida Acordos de Lusaka, Praça dos Heróis, Avenida Julius Nyerere, Avenida 24 de Julho, Avenida Marginal, Avenida 25 de Setembro, Avenida Samora Machel, Rua de Xipamanine and Rua Mateus Sansão Muthemba among others. Additionally, from Friday, 24 June 2022, traffic will be restricted in the areas between Avenida Karl Marx and Avenida Vladimir Lenine, Avenida 24 de Julho and Avenida 25 de Setembro, Avenida Ho Chi Minh, Avenida Josina Machel, Avenida Fernão de Magalhães, Rua Municipal Este and Rua Municipal Oeste. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
- MAPUTO – 22 JUN 2022 (18H10) TotalEngergies announced that they will assess the safety conditions in Cabo Delgado to determine whether to resume work in its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project on Afungi by the end of 2022. The project was suspended due to the rise of insurgent attacks in the area that posed a threat to the company and their employees. TotalEnergies stated that further information regarding the process will be communicated to employees regarding the reopening of the project.
NIGERIA – 21 JUN 2022
- BANKI – 21 JUN 2022 (19H00) The Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād faction of the Boko Haram fighters announced the appointment of Ameer Hassan as its new Governor of the Mandara Hills in Borno State. Reports indicate that Hassan will replace Ummate Ma after he was eliminated along with some of his group members in a rival clash with the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) in June 2022. A counterinsurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, disclosed that Hassan’s new appointment and leadership are expected to trigger a wave of planned and directed attacks against soft civilian and military positions, especially between Banki and Gwoza town.
- ABUJA – 22 JUN 2022 (10H45) The Amalgamated Arewa Youth Group (AAYG) has called for the dissolution of the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authorities (NMDPRA) following the fuel scarcity in Nigeria. The AAYG Spokesperson, Faith Wilson Okon, has stated that motorists in Nigeria have been facing difficulties following the scarcity of petroleum products, including the increasing cost of living.
- ASABA – 22 JUN 2022 (15H30) The Delta State Police Command has announced the launch of a search operation in the Delta state. This follows after the Police intercepted an unregistered KC Sanya motorcycle with four suspects carrying 100 rounds of 7.62MM AK-47 live ammunition. During the incident, the Anti-Crime Patrol Team arrested two suspects, and two others escaped at the Bridgehead Asaba. The arrested suspects include Michael Reuben and Odemba Onochie of Delta State. The Police will interrogate the suspects to identify and apprehend their accomplices.
- LAGOS – 22 JUN 2022 (16H45) Protest reported in Lagos by workers of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN). MHWUN Chairman Auwalu Kiyawa stated that the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) workers have commenced a demonstration over the non-payment of salaries. Reports indicate that the union is divided due to the fact that the Lagos/southern region workers are protesting, but the Abuja/northern region workers are at work. A heightened security presence and transport disruptions are expected in affected areas during the following few hours.
RWANDA – 21 JUN 2022
- KIGALI – 21 JUN 2022 (22H45) The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) being held between 20 June 2022 and 26 June 2022 at the Kigali Convention Centre. Prince Charles is representing the Queen, the head of the Commonwealth, during the meeting of Presidents and Prime Ministers, which is the first to take place since 2018. Charles and Camilla have been received by the UK’s High Commissioner to Rwanda, Omar Daair, Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the UK, Johnston Busingye, CHOGM Special Advisor Yamina Karitanyi and the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on the Commonwealth.
- KIGALI – 22 JUN 2022 (13H35) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Rwanda, Vincent Biruta, announced a working visit from Maldivian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Khaleel. Biruta stated that during the visit, they discussed avenues for strengthening bilateral and multilateral ties and enhancing air service linkages between the two countries. Biruta further stated that trade, agriculture, maritime transport, tourism and people-to-people contact are expected to increase through improved air service linkages between Maldives and Rwanda.
TANZANIA – 21 JUN 2022
- LOLIONDO – 22 JUN 2022 (01H00) United Nations (UN) human rights authorities have raised concerns regarding the continuous invasion of traditional Masaai lands and housing and the alleged use of excessive force by security forces against Masaai communities in Tanzania. This follows after the Arusha Court recently dismissed a case brought by the community against Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) and Tanzania Conservation Limited (TCL), alleging forceful and violent eviction from their ancestral land in Loliondo. The community requested the Court to revoke the company’s land title, prevent TCL from converting the land’s designated use from pastoralism to tourism, and award compensation for damages and injuries incurred due to their exclusion from the land. The UN has called on the Tanzanian Government to immediately halt plans to relocate residents in Loliondo and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and initiate consultations with the Maasai Indigenous Peoples, including direct dialogue with the Ngorongoro Pastoral Council, to jointly evaluate current challenges to environmental conservation.
ZAMBIA – 21 JUN 2022
- KASAMA – 22 JUN 2022 (06H50) Police in Kasama have formally charged and arrested opposition Patriotic Front (PF) Member of the Central Committee (MCC) Chishimba Kambwili for alleged hate speech contrary to section 70 sub-section (1), and (2) of the penal code. Kambwili’s lawyer Kennedy Mambwe has confirmed the case and stated that he had made an application. Mambwe further stated that Kambwili is due to appear in Court. Meanwhile, he is currently in custody at the Kasama Central Police Station.
- LUSAKA – 22 JUN 2022 (11H45) The President of the opposition New Heritage Party (NHP), Chishala Kateka, has embarked on a demonstration at the Kafue Roundabout in Lusaka. Kateka has stated that there is an urgent need for the Government to address the current high cost of living in the country. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are aware of the situation.
ZIMBABWE – 21 JUN 2022
- HARARE – 21 JUN 2022 (20H35) President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the Ministerial transfer of Davis Marapira. President Mnangagwa has made the transfer in terms of Section 104 of the Constitution. Davis Marapira has been transferred from the Minister of State in the Office of the President and Cabinet in charge of Monitoring the Implementation of Special Agricultural and related Programmes to the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development. Marapira will be responsible for Agricultural Colleges, Water Resources and Irrigation Development, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. President Mnangagwa has not provided a reason for the Ministerial transfer.
- HARARE – 21 JUN 2022 (20H55) The Government has announced the end of the curfew in the state. This follows after the Government established a curfew between 00H00 and 05H00 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The announcement had been made following a cabinet meeting regarding the progress in containing the COVID-19 virus on 21 June 2022. The Government noted that business hours for the hospitality industry will be changed and will commence operations from 08H00 until 03H00 the following day. The additional measures against COVID-19 will remain the same, including the wearing of a face mask and others.
- HARARE – 22 JUN 2022 (11H25) UPDATE Police have reportedly cordoned off the healthcare workers from marching to the Health Services Board. This is due to the protest action on Tuesday, 21 June 2022, where the demonstrators damaged a vehicle during their demonstration. The healthcare workers seek to deliver a memorandum of grievances to the management of the Health Services Board. (10H45) Protest reported at the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare. Healthcare workers are protesting in demand of an increase in salaries and better working conditions. This comes as the workers declared an indefinite strike from Monday, 20 June 2022. The unions have claimed that the Health Minister, Constantino Chiweng, has refused to meet with them after assuming office. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant.
- GWERU – 22 JUN 2022 (12H50) President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to tour three of Gweru’s companies on Thursday, 23 June 2022. Mnangagwa stated that the companies are encouraging development in the City of Progress after putting capital investments to turn around the country’s economic fortunes. Mnangagwa is expected to visit SINO Zimbabwe, the cement and brick manufacturer, Lessafre Zimbabwe, the food-producing company and Bata Shoe Company. Mnangagwa is expected to meet shareholders and senior executives during the visit. Mnangagwa is expected to address residents at A Meet The People Rally after his visits have been conducted at the companies.
- HARARE – 22 JUN 2022 (14H00) UPDATE The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) Provincial Chairperson Lucus Sharara has requested that the Government provide additional resources to the hospitals. This follows after Sharara noted that the hospitals have operated without Parecetamol for six months and had no Rocephin for a year. (12H20) Protest reported at the Sally Mugabe Central Hospital in Harare. The healthcare workers have embarked on a demonstration in demand for better working conditions and to receive their salaries in United States dollars. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are aware of the situation.
- HARARE – 22 JUN 2022 (15H25) The Government of Zimbabwe announced its plans for the construction of 3,000 residential units is expected to commence in July 2022. Minister of Postal and Courier Services Jenfan Muswere stated that the project will be funded by the Shelter Afrique organisation and will commence when the Pan-African institution hosts its 41st annual general meeting (AGM) in Victoria Falls in July 2022. Muswere stated that the theme of the conference is Climate Change and the Built Environment, which will be attended by Ministers responsible for housing development from 45 African Member countries.
UPCOMING EVENTS – 21 JUN 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.
- MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambique and Portugal are expected to host their fifth bilateral summit in July 2022.
- ZAMBIA: Zambian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Stanley Kakubo, has announced that Zambia is expected to host the 4th African Union (AU) Mid-Year Coordinating meeting from 14 July 2022 until 17 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.
- 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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