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20220705 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE

July 5

ANGOLA – 05 JUL 2022
• LUANDA – 05 JUL 2022 (08H00) The Republic of Chile has requested Angola’s support for its candidacy as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the period between 2023 to 2025, within the framework of the 77th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. This comes as the Angolan Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), Francisco José da Cruz, received the Secretary-General for Foreign Policy of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alex Wetzig. During the discussions, Wetzig, who was accompanied by Chile’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Fernando Zalaquett, assured José da Cruz that his administration plans to prioritise customary rights, housing and assistance to victims of climate change and other issues associated with African continents. This comes as the UNHRC is scheduled to hold its elections in October 2022 in New York.

BOTSWANA – 05 JUL 2022
• GABORONE – 04 JUL 2022 (19H15) Power outage expected in the Morematao village on Tuesday, 05 July 2022. The power is expected to be disrupted between 08H00 and 17H00. Residents are advised that relevant updates will be issued to the public as the situation progresses.
• SEMOLALE – 05 JUL 2022 (09H15) President Mokgweetsi Masisi has arrived in the village of Semolale ahead of a consultative meeting with the residents of the Bobirwa Constituency over alleged livestock theft in the area. President Masisi is expected to address the residents on several issues the community is experienceing. This follows after the Bobirwa Sub-District Council approved a Public Works Programme (PWP) aimed at combating livestock theft along the Botswana and Zimbabwe border.
• MAHALAPYE – 05 JUL 2022 (15H45) The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) is set to host a national conference from 16 July 2022 until 18 July 2022 at the Mahalapye Junior Secondary School. The conference has been called by the BCP President Dumelang Saleshando. The event is expected to be themed Towards a Democratic and Accountable Alternative. Members who form part of the BCP will be attending the conference. Members are expected to address strategies to increase support for the BCP political party, among others.
• GABORONE – 05 JUL 2022 (16H30) Power outage reported in the Gaborone Block nine area. The disruption follows due to stolen power cables in the affected area. Botswana Power Corporation has deployed technicians to the site to replace the cables. Residents are advised that relevant updates will be issued to the public as the situation progresses.

DEM. REP. CONGO – 05 JUL 2022
• MAKISABO – 04 JUL 2022 (19H05) Attack reported along the Beni-Kasindi road in the vicinity of Makisabo, North Kivu province. Reports indicate that Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels have ambushed a vehicle transporting cattle from Kasindi toward Beni. The driver of the vehicle, a local trader in Makisabo, sustained injuries after the armed members opened fire at the vehicle. The armed group also stole several of the cattle before fleeing the scene. The injured driver is receiving medical treatment at the Beni General Hospital. Heightened security surveillance is expected in the area during the following few days.
• KINSHASA – 05 JUL 2022 (07H15) The National Party for New Energy of Congo (PNEC) is expected to hold a patriotic vigil on Friday, 08 July 2022, at the Royal Square in the Commune of Gombe, in Kinshasa. The party has stated that the vigil aims to express their solidarity with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and denounce the alleged Rwandan support of the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels. In addition, the PNEC has urged the urban authority of Kinshasa to implement appropriate security measures. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant. Police will be deployed to the scene.
• KANANGA – 05 JUL 2022 (16H30) UPDATE Demonstrators have delivered a memorandum to authorities at the local Kananga Police Station. The memorandum demands the restoration of peace and stability in the country and an end to gender-based violence (GBV) in the Kasaï-Central region. The protestors have dispersed from the area. (10H20) Protest reported in the vicinity of Kananga. The Kasaï-Central Women’s forum has embarked on a march in support of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC). This follows amid recent tensions between the FARDC and Rwanda’s Defence Forces in the east of the country and against Gender-based violence (GBV). Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. Security personnel are on the scene.

ESWATINI – 05 JUL 2022
• MANZINI – 05 JUL 2022 (11H50) Fire reported at the residential premises of a State law enforcement agent in Manzini. Reports indicate that unknown arsonists have set the building alight. Community members have assisted in extinguishing the fire. Emergency services have also been deployed to the area. The Police are expected to launch search operations to apprehend the suspects.
• MBABANE – 05 JUL 2022 (12H40) Protest reported outside the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Mbabane. Students from William Pitcher College are delivering a petition to the representatives of the Ministry in demand for their scholarship allowance. This comes after the students held a protest action in June 2022, which led to the closure of the institution. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Security personnel are on the scene.
• NTABAMHLOSHANA – 05 JUL 2022 (13H00) Protest reported outside the Mhubhe High School in Manzini. Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters of Swaziland (EFFSWA) are demonstrating outside the school. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant. Security personnel are on the scene.

ETHIOPIA- 05 JUL 2022
• KELLEM WOLLEGA – 05 JUL 2022 (13H20) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has denounced the recent escalation of attacks on villages inhabited by ethnic Amhara community members in the Oromia Region. This follows after the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) confirmed the deaths of an unknown number of villages during an alleged ethnically-motivated attack in western Ethiopia on Monday, 04 July 2022. A previous attack also targeting Amhara civilians occurred in the area in June 2022. The attacks ensued in two villages in the Kellem Wollega area, approximately 400 kilometres (km) west of Addis Ababa. The EHRC and Prime Minister Ahmed have alleged that the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) is responsible for the attacks. However, the OLA has denied the accusation and blamed paramilitary groups for the attacks. The EHRC has since called for the immediate stabilisation of the area. Federal security forces are expected to increase surveillance in the affected villages during the following days.
• ADDIS ABABA – 05 JUL 2022 (14H00) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has held a meeting with Sudanese Army General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to discuss current disputes between the two countries. This follows recent armed clashes between Ethiopian and Sudanese security forces in the disputed al-Fashqa border region. The two Governments are also experiencing political tension due to Ethiopia’s unilateral plans to fill and operate the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River tributary. During the recent discussion, Prime Minister Ahmed and al-Burhan have reportedly expressed their commitment to dialogue and peaceful resolutions to the issues.

GHANA – 05 JUL 2022
• ACCRA – 04 JUL 2022 (20H00) The Ghana National Association of Graduate Teachers (GNAT) and three other teachers’ unions have declared an indefinite nationwide strike with effect from today, 04 July 2022. GNAT, the Teachers and Education Workers Unions (TEWU), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT) are demanding the payment of the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). The unions are demanding that 20% of their basic salaries be paid to employees as COLA. Following the announcement, the teachers have effectively withdrawn all services in the Pre-tertiary Education Space.
• ACCRA – 05 JUL 2022 (14H50) A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is scheduled to arrive in Ghana today, 05 July 2022. The arrival of the IMF team follows after the Government recently announced a decision to engage the Fund on balance of payment support due to the global economic state induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. This has resulted in high inflation, fuel price increases, local currency depreciation, and erosion of the country’s foreign reserves and buffers. The IMF delegation is expected to conduct a series of meeting with Ghanaian Government officials on the country’s economic recovery programme from Wednesday, 06 July 2022.
• ACCRA – 05 JUL 2022 (15H10) Members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have requested that President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo reshuffle the country’s Government. This follows a statement signed and delivered by Maxwell Agyei-Nyanor, Bernard Okyere Opoku and CDK Opooku. The request is expected to follow due to poor service delivery and corruption incidents in the country. The newly elected members are expected to address internal issues, including the exchange rates, citizens’ preference for foreign-made goods and others.
• ACCRA – 05 JUL 2022 (15H10) Flooding reported in several areas of Accra following recent torrential rainfalls experienced throughout the region. The flooding has affected several areas in Accra, including Teshie, Mamprobi, the Central Business District, Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, Sahara, Odawna, Shiashie, Mateheko, Kaneshie First Light and Okponglo. Motorists are advised of ongoing ground travel disruptions being experienced due to the flooding on several major routes in the affected areas.

KENYA – 05 JUL 2022
• NAIROBI – 05 JUL 2022 (06H05) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Assembly of the Heads of State and Government is scheduled to hold the 39th Extraordinary Summit at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi from 09H00, today, 05 July 2022. During the meeting, participants are expected to discuss several matters of mutual concern in the region, including the ongoing drought situation, the state of peace and security, and COVID-19 response efforts.
• KAKAMEGA – 05 JUL 2022 (06H50) Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua is expected to commence a five-day campaign rally today, 05 July 2022, ahead of the 09 August 2022 General Elections in Mount Kenya and Kakamega County. This follows after the two candidates concluded a five-day campaign rally in the Nyanza region on Sunday, 03 July 2022. During the five days, the candidates will commence the rally in Nyeri on 05 July 2022. The members will host a rally in Kiambu county on Wednesday, 06 July 2022 and in Kirinyaga county on Thursday, 07 July 2022. The candidates will proceed to Western Kenya on 08 July 2022 and complete the rally in Kakamega county on Saturday, 09 July 2022. The rally is expected to increase the overall supporters for the Azimio party.
• NAIROBI – 05 JUL 2022 (12H20) President Uhuru Kenyatta has elected nine members to serve in the Eminent Persons for the County Review Mechanism (CPRM) panel. The members include Olive Mugenda, Emeritus Eliud Wabukhala, Rukia Ahmed Subow, John Kakonge and others. The CPRM consists of approximately 20 State agencies, Constitutional commissions, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) independent offices and the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Kenya Secretariat in collaboration with the Council of Governors (CoG), among others. The Eminent Personalities will discuss the findings that arose from peer reviews with individual Governors. Additionally, the Personalities will discuss the implementation of their findings to benefit the citizens and the Country. The initiative allows citizens the opportunity to democratically discuss and agree on commitments to be implemented with their leaders.
• KARATINA – 05 JUL 2022 (14H00) UPDATE Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua have arrived at Karatina to host a Political Rally. (19H25) Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua is expected to commence a five-day Mt Kenya campaign rally on 05 July 2022 ahead of the 09 August 2022 General elections. This follows after the candidates completed a five-day campaign rally in the Nyanza region on Sunday, 03 July 2022. During the five days, the candidates will commence the rally in Nyeri on 05 July 2022. The members will host a rally in Kiambu county on Wednesday, 06 July 2022 and in Kirinyaga county on Thursday, 07 July 2022. The candidates will travel to a camp in Western Kenya on 08 July 2022 and complete the rally through various rallies in Kakamega county on Saturday, 09 July 2022. The rally is expected to increase the overall supporters for the Azimio party.
• NAIROBI – 05 JUL 2022 (16H30) Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu has announced a reshuffle of the County Cabinet. As part of the reshuffle, Joseph Gathiaka has been assigned as the new Nairobi County Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The position had previously been occupied by Mohamed Sahal, who has since been appointed as Chief Officer for Health. Gathiaka is also acting as the County Head of Treasury. Deputy Director for Disaster Management Brian Kisali has been appointed as the Chief Officer for Disaster Management. Deputy Director for Trade Elizabeth Njau is also set to act in the Trade Department as its Chief Officer. The reshuffle follows recent concerns regarding finances owed by the County staff. The Kenya County Government Workers Union also recently held a protest after accusing the Kananu-led Administration of negligence. However, the protest had been suspended following an agreement between the union and Nairobi County officials.
• NAIROBI – 05 JUL 2022 (18H10) UPDATE President Uhuru Kenyatta has held separate meetings following the IGAD Summit. President Kenyatta has met with the President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. The members are expected to have discussed strategies to increase the bilateral relations between the countries. (17H25) President Uhuru Kenyatta has requested that the IGAD Heads of State and Government collaborate to resolve regional peace and security issues. This follows due to the increased armed conflicts in the area and the drought affecting the countries. President Kenyatta stated that Kenya will invest in regional efforts to obtain peace and stability. Additionally, Kenya will collaborate with regional and international partners to increase conflict prevention and facilitate sustainable peace and development. Additional IGAD leaders who attended the Summit include Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Somali Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid and others. The Heads of State are expected to chair a second session behind closed doors. (11H55) President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived at the Safari Park Hotel to participate in the 39th Extraordinary Assembly of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Heads of State and Government Summit. The members will discuss several matters of mutual concern in the region, including the ongoing drought situation, the state of peace and security, and COVID-19 response efforts. This follows after the increase in attacks along the Sudan and Ethiopian borders. Ambassadors of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda are expected to join the Summit.

LESOTHO – 05 JUL 2022
• MASERU – 05 JUL 2022 (13H45) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund for International Development has announced a $19 million financial loan to promote sustainable livelihoods in Lesotho. The loan is expected to be allocated toward the Regeneration of Landscape and Livelihood Project (ROLL) to benefit rural communities in the country. This follows as Lesotho’s economy is primarily based on agriculture, with 70% of rural households dependent on the agriculture sector. ROLL aims to adjust practices of resource utilisation, reduce environmental degradation, improve livelihoods, and secure funding for landscape regeneration. The project is expected to be rolled out in the northern, northwestern, central and southern regions of Lesotho, including approximately 2,240 villages and directly benefitting 100,000 people. The OPEC Fund is collaborating with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Global Environment Facility, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN), the Lesotho Government, and others to support the program.

MADAGASCAR – 05 JUL 2022
• ANTANANARIVO – 04 JUL 2022 (19H40) Air Madagascar (MD) has announced the resumption of passenger flight services from Antananarivo’s Ivato International Airport (TNR) to Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport (HAH) in Moroni, Comoros, with effect from Thursday, 07 July 2022. This follows as the route had previously been suspended for a two-year period due to COVID-19 restrictions. The airline is scheduled to operate two weekly flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
• ANTANANARIVO – 05 JUL 2022 (09H00) Three students from the Vontovorona Polytechnic Higher School are expected to appear before the Supreme Court in Antananarivo on Thursday, 14 July 2022, after being charged with breach of public order, demonstration without permission and violence against law enforcement. This follows after the students had recently been arrested during a demonstration at the Vontovorona Polytechnic Higher School on 30 June 2022, demanding their outstanding scholarship allowances. The Gendarmerie has stated that the students are currently placed under Police custody.

MALAWI – 05 JUL 2022
• MONKEY BAY – 05 JUL 2022 (00H50) The Government of Malawi announced the construction of a water project in Lake Malawi National Park. The Government stated that structures to be built inside the park include a paved road, a water intake facility, a water treatment plant, transmission pipelines and two concrete reservoirs. The Government further noted that the project is funded by an $11 million loan from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, and the water system implemented is expected to serve water to an estimated 93,000 people in the lakeshore district of Mangochi.
• LILONGWE – 05 JUL 2022 (13H40) President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to travel to Lusaka, Zambia, on 16 July 2022. This follows after President Chakwera received a letter of credence from the High Commissioner-Designate of the Republic of Zambia to the Republic of Malawi Lieutenant Panji Kaunda. During the visit, the members discussed strategies to increase the trade and movement of people to benefit both countries. President Chakwera is expected to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in August 2022 to transfer the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chairmanship to President Hakainde Hichilema.
• LILONGWE – 05 JUL 2022 (16H30) President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to visit the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) on Wednesday, 06 July 2022, from 09H00. President Chakwera will visit the BICC to attend the National Service of Worship. The visit is set to observe Malawi’s 58th Independence Anniversary.
• BALAKA – 05 JUL 2022 (17H05) Councillor Pharaoh Kambiri from the Liwawadzi ward has been elected as the Balaka District Council Chairperson. Kambiri has superseded Councillor Steve Michael Sauka, who had resigned from the position. Councillor Kambiri has been elected with six votes against Councillor Michael Matthias Chauluka, who received three votes. Additionally, Councillor Lucius Elia has been elected Vice-Chairperson after running unopposed. Kamiri is expected to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to increase development projects in the district.

MOZAMBIQUE – 05 JUL 2022
• MAPUTO – 04 JUL 2022 (19H00) The Mozambican Government, through the Ministry of Transport and Communications, has reached an agreement with the Mozambican Federation of Road Transporters (FEMATRO). This follows after local transport operators launch a demonstration against the increasing fuel prices in the country. The announcement follows a Government decision not to subsidise transporters and to allocate them a temporary transition fund to guarantee operations. Carriers are also expected to continue to operate at market prices, with a new tariff to be approved by the different responsible entities depending on the increase in fuel prices. The Government has also assured FEMATRO that it will compensate carriers for the losses accumulated while operating on the current tariff. The agreement is expected to effectively conclude the protest action by public transporters.
• MAPUTO – 05 JUL 2022 (11H50) Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has received his counterpart Sergio Mattarella, the President of Italy, at the Presidential office in Maputo today, 05 July 2022. The two Heads of State are set to discuss issues related to bilateral cooperation aimed at boosting trade and investment between the two countries. The visit comes as Italian oil company Eni is leading the start of natural gas exploitation in the Rovuma basin through a floating platform stationed about 40 kilometres off Cabo Delgado. According to the Mozambican Presidency, the meeting between Nyusi and Mattarella is also held to discuss the situation of their respective regions, continents and the world.

NIGERIA – 05 JUL 2022
• SHIRORO – 04 JUL 2022 (20H10) Niger State Governor Alhaji Abubakar has ordered the immediate suspension of all mining activities in Shiroro, Munya and Rafi Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state until further notice. This follows continued attacks by armed groups on mining sites in the affected areas. Armed suspects recently attacked a mining site in Ajata Aboki Village in Shiroro, during which an estimated 48 people died, including security operatives and civilians. Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Ahmed Ibrahim has stated that the decision to suspend activities is necessary as a result of escalating insecurity in the LGA’s.
• ABUJA – 05 JUL 2022 (06H00) Protest expected today, 05 July 2022, at various 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 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. The relatives of victims’ families have vowed to protest until their relatives have been rescued. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route for the duration of the protest. Police will be deployed to the scene.
• EKOWE – 05 JUL 2022 (06H30) The Edo State Police Command arrested six suspected cultists, alleged members of Eiye and Aiye cults, at the community youth house while on routine patrol within the Ekowe community. The arrest occurred on 02 July 2022. Investigations into the matter are ongoing. This comes as suspected cult groups are planning to hold rituals with the possibility of violence in the Lagos, Ogun and Edo States. Members of the public are advised to maintain high alert and caution in areas known for cult violence, including in Ikorodu, Abeokuta and Sagamu.
• ZAK – 05 JUL 2022 (09H00) Armed clashes reported in the vicinity of Zak, Wase Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State. Reports indicate that members of an armed group and a vigilante group have engaged in armed clashes after the armed group attempted to launch an attack in the area. Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) Spokesperson Major Ishaku Takwa has stated that security operatives mobilised to the area have successfully repelled the assailants and restored stability in the village. During the clashes, at least nine armed suspects and three vigilante members reportedly sustained fatal injuries. OPSH has stated that security surveillance is expected to be heightened in the community and surrounding areas.

RWANDA – 05 JUL 2022
• KIGALI – 04 JUL 2022 (19H20) RwandAir, Rwanda’s national carrier, is expected to launch direct passenger flight services between Kigali and Maputo, Mozambique, in August 2022. Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Mozambique, Claude Nikobisanzwe, has stated that the additional flight route is expected to increase trade and the volume of business between the two countries. The flights are expected to be launched during the first week of August 2022, on a date yet to be announced.

TANZANIA – 05 JUL 2022
• DAR ES SALAAM – 04 JUL 2022 (20H20) State House has issued a statement announcing that President Samia Hassan has revoked the appointment of Tanzania Port Authority (TPA) Director-General Erick Hamis. Subsequently, the Head of State has appointed Plasduce Mbossa to the position of TPA Director-General. Prior to the appointment, Mbossa served as Deputy Director-General of the TPA. The appointment of Mbossa comes into effect immediately from today, 04 July 2022.

ZAMBIA – 05 JUL 2022
• LUSAKA – 05 JUL 2022 (00H15) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations Stanley Kakubo announced that President Hakainde Hichilema is expected to officiate at the Zambian Diaspora Conference from 06 July 2022 until 08 July 2022. Kakubo stated that the conference aims to involve various stakeholders from multilateral institutions, the corporate world, academia and entrepreneurs to engage and chart a new path for collaboration.

ZIMBABWE – 05 JUL 2022
• HARARE – 04 JUL 2022 (23H35) Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda, announced a working visit from Pakistan’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Murad Baseer. Mudenda stated that during the visit, discussions were held to increase trade between the two countries in several areas of cooperation, including information communication technology, pharmaceuticals, sport and the leather industry. Mudenda stated that Zimbabwe and Pakistan had been connected in bilateral ties since 1983 with military and defence cooperation. They, therefore, want to strengthen bilateral relations in different fields of the economy.
• BEITBRIDGE – 05 JUL 2022 (15H00) The Department of Immigration’s Regional Compliance and Enforcement Unit has intensified operations at the Beitbridge Border Post between Zimbabwe and South Africa to prevent illegal migration between the two countries. Immigration Officer in Charge Joshua Chibunda has stated that the move aims to mitigate criminal activities such as border jumping, touting, human trafficking, the use of counterfeit immigration stamps, and falsified travel documents. Border authorities are reportedly targeting travellers using the New Freight Terminal (NTF), the bus terminal, border parameters, north and south entry gates, and the light vehicle section. Chibunda has noted that border officers are collaborating with other security stakeholders and South African security authorities to address border-related crimes.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 05 JUL 2022
• ZAMBIA: President Hakainde Hichilema is expected to officiate the Zambian Diaspora Conference between Wednesday, 06 July 2022, and Friday, 08 July 2022, in Livingstone.
• 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.
• DEM. REP. CONGO: The Political Party, the National Party for New Energy of Congo (PNEC), is expected to hold a patriotic vigil on Friday, 08 July 2022, at the royal square in the Commune of Gombe, in Kinshasa to empathise with the population of South- Kivu, North Kivu and Ituri victims following the deaths caused by armed groups.
• NIGERIA: Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Osun State Local Elections are expected to be held on 16 July 2022.
• MALAWI: President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to travel to Lusaka, Zambia, on 16 July 2022.
• BOTSWANA: The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) is set to host a national conference from 16 July 2022 until 18 July 2022 at the Mahalapye Junior Secondary School.
• 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.
• KENYA: Presidential Debates Secretariat Head Clifford Machoka has announced that the 2022 Presidential Debate is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 26 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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