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July 1

ANGOLA – 01 JUL 2022
• LUANDA – 01 JUL 2022 (16H00) African Union Commission (AUC) President Moussa Faki Mahamat has announced the appointment of Angolan Lieutenant General António Lamas Benedito Xavier as the acting Chief of Staff to the African Standby Force (FAEA). The appointment of the new FAEA Chief of Staff is in line with the final declaration of the Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Africa, during which a decision had been announced to operationalise the Force without further delay. Lieutenant General Xavier has previously served as Brigade Commander and Deputy Chief of the Angolan National Air Force Operations Directorate and Head of the Angolan National Air Force Anti-Air Defense Directorate.

BOTSWANA – 01 JUL 2022
• GABORONE – 01 JUL 2022 (14H00) The Botswana Government and the De Beers Group diamond miner have agreed to extend their existing agreement for the sale of Debswana’s rough diamond production by 12 months until 30 June 2023. Debswana is jointly owned by De Beers and the Botswana Government and operates four mines, including Jwaneng, Damtshaa, Letlhakane and Orapa. De Beers has stated that the two parties have agreed to the extension to enable the finalisation of ongoing discussions regarding a new agreement.

DEM. REP. CONGO – 01 JUL 2022
• NDJIAPANDA – 01 JUL 2022 (01H00) Attack reported at a security post located in the Ndjiapanda area, Baswagha, North Kivu province. Local reports indicate that unidentified armed suspects have killed an Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) soldier and a National Intelligence Agency (ANR) agent who had been stationed at a surveillance barrier. The suspects reportedly stabbed the two security personnel to death and confiscated their Ak-47 rifles before fleeing the scene. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the Mai-Mai militia group has recently been increasing activities in the area. The Union of Patriots for the Liberation of Congo (UPLC) also currently controls several villages in the Baswagha and Bapere sectors. Security troops affiliated with the Operational Sector Sokola 1 have reportedly been deployed to the area to increase security presence.
• BULAMBO – 01 JUL 2022 (12H10) A United Nations (UN) Group of Experts has submitted a report to the Security Council indicating that the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) is currently actively operating and recruiting members across several areas in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The FDLR is a terrorist group responsible for the 1994 Genocide against indigenous Tutsi tribes. The report states that the group also currently controls all businesses and operations within the Virunga National Park in the DRC territory. The UN Group has noted that the FDLR has launched a new recruitment campaign and has consolidated its cooperation with local armed groups in the park. The experts reportedly compiled the report following consultations with local sources who alleged that FDLR attacks have recently occurred in the vicinity of Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) Military positions.

ESWATINI – 01 JUL 2022
• MATSAPHA – 30 JUN 2022 (20H00) The eSwatini Water Services Corporation has issued a notification to members of the public in Matsapha regarding an expected water supply interruption between 08H00 and 16H00 on Sunday, 03 July 2022. The service disruption is necessary to allow scheduled maintenance at the Matsapha Treatment Plant and Airport Reservoir. Areas that are expected to be affected include Matsapha Industrial Site, Mhlane, Nhlambeni, Bethany, Summerfield, Tubungu, Masudvwini, and surrounding areas. The Corporation is expected to deploy water tankers to affected areas during this period.
• MBABANE – 01 JUL 2022 (06H15) Prime Minister of eSwatini, Cleopas Dlamini, has announced that the Government has issued a warrant of arrest to Swaziland News Editor, Zweli Martin Dlamini on charges relating to the contravention of the terrorism act. This comes as the Government alleged that Dlamini committed an act of terrorism under section 28. The Government seeks to apprehend the Chief Commander of Swaziland Solidarity Forces (SSF).
• MANZINI – 01 JUL 2022 (06H30) Public transport operators in eSwatini have called on several political unions and the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) to mobilize for protests to demand democratic reforms in the country. This comes as several transport operators at the Manzini bus rank held a meeting on Thursday, 30 June 2022, raising their concerns over the Police brutality and other economic issues in eSwatini. The country held community protests on Wednesday, 29 June 2022, in commemoration of the June 29 Massacre.
• MANZINI – 01 JUL 2022 (12H15) Protest expected in Moneni in Manzini, from 10H00, on Saturday, 02 July 2022. People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) has announced plans to march in support of those who died on 29 June 2021 during the pro-democracy protest. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. Police will be deployed to the scene.

• BAHIR DAR – 30 JUN 2022 (20H00) The Bahir Dar City Administration Security Council has announced the implementation of a curfew from 20H00 on the movement of Bajaj, local public transport vehicles, with effect from tonight, 30 June 2022. The Council has reportedly passed the resolution imposing the curfew after an emergency meeting had been held to discuss methods of ensuring public peace and security in the city. The decision follows a recent deterioration of the security situation after students held protests against the killing of Amhara community members in Tole, West Wollega Zone of Oromia. Bahir Dar Police have also confirmed several grenade explosions in four undisclosed locations within the city on 28 June 2022. Authorities have since arrested six suspects in connection to the grenade attacks following the launch of a security operation. Amhara State Government Communication Affairs Bureau Head Gizachew Muluneh has stated that the Security Council is discussing various issues concerning the ongoing law enforcement operations in the region

GHANA – 01 JUL 2022
• ACCRA – 01 JUL 2022 (04H10) The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has granted a Police enquiry bail to the 29 suspects arrested during the Arise Ghana protest held on Monday, 28 June 2022. The suspects have been granted a Police enquiry bail due to the Constitutional provision of not holding suspects for longer than 48 hours. This follows due to the suspects being unable to attend a court hearing following the Martyr’s Day celebrations. Subsequently, 26 Suspects have met their bail conditions and have been released. However, three suspects are still being processed to meet their bail conditions for their release. The suspects are expected to appear before the Court on Monday, 04 July 2022.
• ACCRA – 01 JUL 2022 (10H45) Teacher unions across Ghana are expected to negotiate over the decision to embark on an indefinite strike following the failure of the Government to compensate them their Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). This comes as the teacher unions are demanding a 20% allowance due to the increased cost of living. The unions demanding the allowance include the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), and the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU). This comes as the Government failed to respond to the union’s ultimatum of 30 June 2022.
• ACCRA – 01 JUL 2022 (11H00) The National Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), George Opare Addo, has announced the party’s support for all the protestors arrested during the Arise Ghana demonstration held on 28 June 2022 and 29 June 2022. According to reports, about 29 people were arrested for allegedly engaging in various forms of offensive behaviour during Arise Ghana’s recent protest, especially at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle. The 29 people reportedly threw stones at the Police, vandalized vehicles and burned tyres on several roads. Addo and some members of the NDC held a visit to the suspects at various Police stations on Thursday, 30 June 2022, who remained in custody until their bail had been issued.
• ACCRA – 01 JUL 2022 (13H40) Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has authorised Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to commence formal engagements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Ghana reportedly intends to request the IMF to support the country’s economic programme established by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government. This follows recent discussions between President Akufo-Addo and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva regarding Ghana’s decision to engage with the Fund. The Ministry of Information has issued a statement noting that the engagement with the IMF will seek to provide a balance of payment support as part of efforts to expedite Ghana’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

KENYA – 01 JUL 2022
• NAIROBI – 01 JUL 2022 (05H00) Protest expected by the Nairobi City County workers on Monday, 04 July 2022. This follows due to the Governments’ alleged failure to address issues raised by the workers through the Kenya County Government Workers Union (KSCWU). Demands include the payment of delayed salaries, unwillingness to promote qualified staff, and failure to pay monthly deductions to the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), among others. Acting Nairobi County Secretary Jarius Musumba stated that the Kananu Administration will address the issues raised by the workers union in due course.
• KAHAWA – 01 JUL 2022 (12H40) Kahawa Chief Magistrate Diana Mochache has sentenced Charles Kibet Rono, alias Bashir, to 15 years imprisonment in Kenya on terrorism charges. This follows after Bashir had been arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCIs) Anti Terror Unit during an intelligence-led operation conducted in Kilgoris, Narok County, in May 2022. During his court appearance, Rono pleaded guilty to two charges of collecting information with the intention to commit a terrorism act and being in possession of terrorism materials contrary to Section 30 of the same act.

LESOTHO – 01 JUL 2022
• MASERU – 30 JUN 2022 (20H40) UPDATE Police have confirmed that an armed robbery has occurred at the Shoprite LNDC site in Maseru. Authorities have stated that five armed suspects have stolen an unconfirmed amount of money from cashiers in the store. The suspects proceeded to sporadically open fire into the air before fleeing the scene. No injuries have been reported. Further investigations into the matter are underway. (20H20) Armed robbery reported at the Shoprite Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) Centre in Maseru West. Local reports of sporadic shootings have emerged in the area. Authorities have been dispatched to the scene. Members of the public and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

• ANTANANARIVO – 01 JUL 2022 (08H00) Employees at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have resumed their strike action in Antananarivo due to the administration’s failure toward the department’s agents. This comes as the employees previously declared a strike on 24 June 2022, demanding the regularization of their representation allowance acquired in 2018, a budget for the revaluation of diplomacy, and the operationalization of a career plan for all staff. The employees have further announced that minimum services will be provided to the public. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Richard Randriamandrato, is aware of the situation and has further confirmed to make efforts to resolve the matter within the Ministry.

MALAWI – 01 JUL 2022
• LILONGWE – 01 JUL 2022 (07H30) President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to preside over the swearing-in ceremony of Supreme Court Justices today, 01 July 2022, at 09H00. The ceremony will be held at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe. This comes as Chakwera appointed seven new High Court judges in March 2022.
• LILONGWE – 01 JUL 2022 (09H00) Vice President Saulos Chilima is expected to address the nation today, 01 July 2022, at 11H00, over issues of national importance in his capacity as State Vice President of the Republic of Malawi and as President of the United Transformation Movement (UTM). This comes as Chilima has been accused of alleged involvement in a corruption case with business person Zuneth Sattar. Chilima is expected to address the nation on allegations that he received bribes from businessperson Zuneth Sattar.

• MABOTE – 01 JUL 2022 (08H40) President Filipe Nyusi is scheduled to embark on a working visit to the Inhambane province today, 01 July 2022. Nyusi will, in the Mabote district, officiate the celebrations for the 20th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (ACTFGL). Nyusi will thereafter travel to the Inhassoro district for the launching of the Chibabava-Vilankulo power line and the Temane Substation. Nyusi will be accompanied by the Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibasse, the Minister of Presidency for Civilian Affairs, Constantino Bacela, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Carlos Joaquim Zacarias, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, Fredson Bacar and members of the staff of the Presidency of the Republic and other State institutions.
• MAPUTO – 01 JUL 2022 (16H20) Sasol has announced the conclusion of the $311 million agreement to sell its stake in the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Company (ROMPCO) pipeline that transports gas between Mozambique and South Africa. This follows after Sasol previously announced that it had agreed to sell a 30% interest in the pipeline to an acquisition beneficially owned by a consortium comprised of Reatile Group Proprietary Limited and the Ideas Fund, managed by African Infrastructure Investment Managers Proprietary Limited. The agreement is set to increase the total interest held in ROMPCO by the two companies from 50% to 80%, divided equally. Sasol retains a 20% stake in ROMPCO and is expected to continue operating and maintaining the pipeline. Sasol’s agreements with ROMPCO to transport gas from its Pande and Temane fields in central Mozambique to Secunda in South Africa are also unaffected by the transaction.

NIGERIA – 01 JUL 2022
• NNEWI – 30 JUN 2022 (19H40) The Anambra State Government has confirmed a positive monkeypox case reported in the Anambra East Local Government Area (LGA). This follows after two suspected monkeypox cases had been registered in the Onitsha and Oyi Local Government Areas (LGAs). State Health Commissioner Afam Obidike has stated that the patient is currently receiving medical treatment and undergoing isolation at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital in Nnewi. Following the announcement, Governor Charles Soludo declared the incident an outbreak, and an emergency preparedness and response committee meeting was convened. The meeting had been attended by relevant stakeholders, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) team and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Health officials from the organisations are providing the necessary assistance to the State. Authorities have also activated planning for immediate response to the outbreak and surveillance, laboratory, case management, risk communication and community engagement, as well as infection prevention and control mechanisms.
• ABUJA – 01 JUL 2022 (00H30) The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Ayuba Wabba has called on 40 unions to prepare to embark on a nationwide protest. The request had been made during a National Executive Council meeting of the Congress. President Wabba’s request follows after the expiration of the three-week ultimatum provided to the Federal Government to resolve the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike. The unions have been requested to protest in solidarity with members of the ASUU to reopen university classrooms. Additionally, the ASUU members are demanding the Government implement the N30,000 national minimum wage. The NLC is set to review the workers’ salary after 14 Years.
• MAIDUGURI – 01 JUL 2022 (00H40) The Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) has confirmed that approximately 314 Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants have surrendered to the NAF in Borno. The members have surrendered following the ongoing conflicts in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria between Boko the NAF and Insurgents. Furthermore, NAF soldiers have recovered an estimated 12 farmers kidnapped by insurgents in the region. NAF are underway to identify the surrendered militants.
• PORT HARCOURT – 01 JUL 2022 (04H20) The Dana Air Airline has announced the establishment of additional flights on the Lagos-Abuja route. The additional flights are set to follow due to the increased demand of travellers. The Abuja to Lagos flights will operate at 12H40, 19H00 and 20H10. Furthermore, the Lagos Abuja flights will depart at 14H30, 17H00 and 18H30. Dana Air is expected to receive an additional B737 aircraft in 2022.
• MAIDUGURI – 01 JUL 2022 (11H10) Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called for the urgent improvement of humanitarian response efforts in Nigeria’s Borno State amid a deterioration of the food insecurity situation. MSF Spokesperson Abdulkareem Yakubu has released a statement noting that the humanitarian organisation is witnessing a significant influx of malnourished children to MSF centres in Maiduguri. This follows after the MSF recently recorded the admittance of 2,140 malnourished minors at the MSF Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre (ITFC), indicating 50% more patients than in the same period in 2021. MSF Mission Head in Nigeria, Shaukat Muttaqui, has also stated that urgent interventions are necessary ahead of the seasonal malnutrition peak to avoid a worsening situation. MSF has called for an increase in hospital capacity to treat severely malnourished individuals in addition to improved interventions at the community level through the expansion of outpatient feeding programmes, food security, immunisation, and access to water and hygiene services.
• ABUJA – 01 JUL 2022 (13H00) Protest expected on Tuesday, 05 July 2022, at Government buildings in Abuja to coincide with the 100 days of remembrance following an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna AK-9 train when their relatives were allegedly abducted. Relatives and friends of the abducted are planning to protest against the Federal Government’s steady intervention in apprehending the bandits and rescuing their family members. According to reports, the bandits have released 11 people, while 61 others remain in the bandit’s custody. Members of victims’ families would be staging a sit-down and occupy protest at public facilities until their loved ones are rescued. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route for the duration of the protest. Police will be deployed to the scene.
• ABUJA – 01 JUL 2022 (12H20) Shell has announced the temporary suspension of plans to sell its onshore oil assets in Nigeria. The decision complies with a recent Supreme Court ruling that the company has to observe a waiting period pending the outcome of an appeal by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) regarding the 2019 oil spill incident. In the interim, Shell is not expected to proceed with the divestment of its interest in SPDC. The oil industry company is seeking to sell its 55% stake in SPDC as the joint venture is experiencing difficulties with oil spillages primarily due to incidents of theft. Shell has reiterated the company’s intention to sell its SPDC stake while continuing to invest in offshore oil and gas and onshore gas production.
• ABUJA – 01 JUL 2022 (15H00) The Canadian Government has issued a travel alert to Canadian nationals to avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to concerns regarding the deterioration of the general security situation in the country. Canadian authorities have released a statement urging citizens to avoid travelling to Nigeria due to the unstable security situation and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks, and kidnappings. The statement further notes high-risk regions, which include the north-western states of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara, the north-central state of Plateau, the north-eastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe, the Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers. Authorities further urge Canadian citizens to observe a high degree of caution in the cities of Abuja, Calabar and Lagos due to incidents of crime.
• ONITSHA – 01 JUL 2022 (18H10) The Federal Government has concessioned the Onitsha River Port in Anambra State for N4 billion. The agreement is currently under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement and is expected to provide the Federal Government with an additional N23 billion in funding during the following 30 years of the concession period. The facility, which has been under concession discussions for more than five years, has been concessioned to Universal Elysium Consortium after the company emerged as the preferred concessionaire through an open bid process.

RWANDA – 01 JUL 2022
• KIGALI – 01 JUL 2022 (11H30) The City of Kigali has announced the allocation of an Rwf11,5 billion investment to upgrade four unplanned community settlements in Kigali. The funds form part of the Rwf137,5 billion budget allocation for Kigali City in the 2022/2023 fiscal year recently presented and approved by the City Council. City Manager Julian Rugaza has stated that the four unplanned settlements include Nyabisindu, Gitega, Nyagatovu and Gatenga. These settlements currently lack basic infrastructure such as roads, pedestrian ways, drainage systems, street lights, electricity, and water, among other services. The announcement follows as the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) recently indicated that more than 61% of the population currently resides in informal settlements in the country. The project is expected to include the establishment of basic infrastructure, including water, roads, disaster control infrastructure, electricity and others in the selected informal areas.

TANZANIA – 01 JUL 2022
• ARUSHA – 01 JUL 2022 (11H30) More than 25 Masaai Indigenous Peoples have appeared before the High Court of Arusha for the alleged murder of a Police officer during a demonstration on 10 June 2022 in the district of Ngorongoro. During the court proceedings, the prosecutor added the count of accused to 25 people and conspiracy to the charges. The clashes occurred in Loliondo in the district of Ngorongoro, when Maasai peoples held a protest against the Government’s decision to reserve 1,500 square kilometres of land to create a wildlife protection area. A Police officer was killed and several protesters injured. The Masaai Indigenous Peoples and rights groups have accused the Government of the alleged use of excessive force by security forces against Masaai communities in Tanzania. The court case has been adjourned to 14 July 2022 due to further investigations into the matter.

ZAMBIA – 01 JUL 2022
• LUSAKA – 30 JUN 2022 (19H00) The United States (US) Government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced intentions to invest $3 million to support locally-led developments in Zambia. The investment is expected to be disbursed through USAID’s Local Works initiative, which operates in 35 countries globally. This follows as USAID recently issued a statement reiterating the significance of local ownership in the development process to assist partner countries in addressing development challenges. Local Works funding supports USAID’s objective to directly collaborate with local and diverse organizations.
• LUSAKA – 01 JUL 2022 (09H50) The Police in Zambia have advised the unemployed teachers and health workers who are set to protest today, 01 July 2022, not to proceed. This comes after the Deputy Spokesperson of the Police, Danny Mwale, stated that the workers were advised to follow the correct procedure, claiming that the workers should have written to the Police Officer-In-Charge in the area of jurisdiction. Mwale also stated that Police Officers would be deployed to ensure that law and order are maintained.
• LUSAKA – 01 JUL 2022 (17H15) Italian President Sergio Mattarella is expected to embark on an official working visit to Zambia from Wednesday, 06 July 2022, until Friday, 08 July 2022. National Assembly Acting Clerk Roy Ngulube has issued a media statement to the general public noting that President Mattarella is also expected to address the National Assembly of Zambia on Thursday, 07 July 2022, at 14H30.

ZIMBABWE – 01 JUL 2022
• VICTORIA FALLS – 01 JUL 2022 (14H40) Fastjet Zimbabwe has announced the launch of regularly scheduled flight services between Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Maun in Botswana. This follows after Fastjet conducted its inaugural flight to Maun yesterday, 30 June 2022. The additional flight route reportedly aims to improve and develop local tourism in the Okavango Delta region. The new service is expected to be operated four times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

• ESWATINI: Protest expected in Moneni in Manzini, from 10H00, on Saturday, 02 July 2022.
• KENYA: Protest expected by the Nairobi City County workers on Monday, 04 July 2022.
• NIGERIA: Protest expected on Tuesday, 05 July 2022, at Government buildings in Abuja to coincide with the 100 days of remembrance following an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna AK-9 train when their relatives were allegedly abducted.
• ZAMBIA: Italian President Sergio Mattarella is expected to embark on an official working visit to Zambia from Wednesday, 06 July 2022, until Friday, 08 July 2022.
• KENYA: Protest expected on Thursday, 07 July 2022, from 10H00 until 15H00 in the Central Business District (CBD) in Nairobi led by Operation Ondoa Panya.
• 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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