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20220712 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE

July 12

ANGOLA – 12 JUL 2022

  • LUANDA – 12 JUL 2022 (08H15) Portuguese infrastructure group Mota-Engil, which is partly owned by China Communications Construction Company, has been awarded the concession for the Lobito Corridor in Angola. The new concessionaire will ensure the transport of goods along the Lobito corridor, with minerals and fuel predominating, and manage the mining terminal at the port of Lobito. This follows after Mota-Engil made its bid in partnership with Switzerland’s Trafigura and Vecturis of Belgium. The tender for the concession was launched in September 2021, and proposals were opened on 25 January 2022. The concession will be granted for an initial period of 30 years, renewable up to 50 years.
  • LUANDA – 12 JUL 2022 (14H05) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)-Rwanda Mixed Commissions meeting has been postponed to the last week of July 2022. The meeting had been set to take place on 12 July 2022. The joint DRC-Rwanda Commission has been established as part of the resolutions decided during the DRC-Rwanda-Angola tripartite meeting held on 06 July 2022. The postponement follows due to the death of former Angolan Head of State Eduardo Dos Santos. Additionally, the meeting has been postponed following the seven-day National mourning decreed in Angola on 08 July 2022. Angola will be preparing a National funeral for former President Eduardo Dos Santos

 

BOTSWANA – 12 JUL 2022

  • LOBATSE – 12 JUL 2022 (14H55) The Botswana Police Services (BPS) has commenced a search operation in the South-East district. The BSP has offered the public a P50,000 reward for any information of suspects involved in the killing of Tlotso Karema. This follows after the court hearing of Lovemore Sithole on 07 July 2022. Sithole had been arrested on 05 July 2022 for killing Tlotso Karema. The reward is expected to have been offered as Sithole allegedly had accomplices to the crime.
  • GABORONE – 12 JUL 2022 (15H25) The Minister of Communications, Knowledge and technology, Thulagano Segokgo, announced his departure to Kenya to attend the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) forum from today, 12 July 2022, until 16 July 2022. Segokgo stated that the ILRI is a non-profit international publicly funded livestock organisation that works with partners worldwide to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable livestock use.

 

DEM. REP. CONGO – 12 JUL 2022

  • LUBUMBASHI – 11 JUL 2022 (22H40) Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) authorities have arrested 84 individuals accused of being involved in armed groups active in the Haut-Katanga province. Local Police have reportedly detained the suspects during recent security operations in the cities of Lubumbashi and Likasi. Congolese National Police Deputy Divisional Commissioner Norbert Ilunga has stated that the arrested suspects include perpetrators involved in the assassination of a forex trader in the Makomeno district in 2019. The Police operations follow as part of ongoing efforts to eradicate armed groups throughout the Haut-Katanga province. Ilunga has stated that authorities are expected to continue operations in response to the deteriorating security situation in the region.
  • LUME – 12 JUL 2022 (06H15) The Civil Society in the Beni territory in North Kivu have announced the suspension of healthcare services at the Lume Health Centre. This comes due to an attack on the city of Lume on Thursday, 07 July 2022. Residents have fled from their communities and sought refuge in neighbouring communities. The civil society has called for additional security for the area in order to reassure the population and maintain safety in the area. Meanwhile, the Spokesperson for the military operations Sokola 1, Captain Anthony Mwalushayi, has indicated that operations are underway in the region. This comes as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are evacuating patients who were receiving treatment at the Lume Health Centre to Beni.
  • KINSHASA – 12 JUL 2022 (06H30) Sources from the Federation of Companies of Congo (FEC) have expressed concerns over the suspension of import and export of goods from the border post of Kasindi-Lubiriha, which could lead to the shortage of petroleum products in the northern region of North Kivu, as well as in Ituri and Tshopo. This comes as the Federation of Companies of Congo, the territorial grouping of Butembo-Lubero, decided to suspend trading operations at the border post of Kasindi-Lubiriha in the territory of Beni due to the alleged attacks by the ADF rebels, particularly the attacks on the vehicles carrying goods on national road number 4, which connects Kasindi customs to the city of Beni. Sources also indicated that the decision by the FEC will lead to a loss of revenue for the public treasury. According to sources from the Sub-Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DGDA) in Beni, the FEC has monthly revenues of about $4.5 million.
  • KASUMBALESA – 12 JUL 2022 (11H55) Chief of Staff for the Minister of Mines, Michel Nyekuma, announced the Government’s plan to expand the Kasumbalesa border post. Nyekuma stated that the backlog of heavy motor vehicles (HMV) at the Kasumbalesa border is expected to disrupt the future demand for copper, which is essential for producing electric vehicles. Nyekuma stated that a construction project for a second Lubumumbashi – Kasumbalesa road is in the process of being signed and is expected to be completed within 18 months from the date the project is approved.
  • DJUGU – 12 JUL 2022 (13H00) Eighteen militiamen have died, while seven others were injured following armed clashes between two militia groups in Ritsi in Djugu territory on Monday evening, 11 July 2022. Reports indicate that clashes occurred between the Cooperative for the Development of Congo (CODECO) rebel movement group and the Bon Temple de Dieu (BTD) militiamen after a dispute between the Commander of the CODECO, known as Kadogo, and one of his lieutenants, in Ritsi, 18 kilometres from the commercial centre of Kobu in Djugu territory. Local civil society members have indicated that several residents have fled the areas to seek refuge in the villages of Nyagaray, Camp Yalaya, Petsi and Bambou-Centre.

 

ESWATINI – 12 JUL 2022

  • HLUTI – 12 JUL 2022 (10H00) UPDATE The Umbutfo eSwatini Defence Force (UEDF) has dispersed the crowd and removed the debris along the MR11. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (07H00) Road closure reported along the MR11 towards Hluti, in the southeast of the region Inkhundla Hosea. Reports indicate that residents of the Hluti region have closed the road aimed at expressing their grievances over the detainment of the pro-democracy Members of Parliament (MP), Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route.
  • MBABANE – 12 JUL 2022 (10H30) Members of Parliament (MP’s), Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube, have appeared before the High Court of eSwatini today, 12 July 2022, for the hearing of their application to be acquitted filed in June 2022. Judge Mumsy Dlamini has dismissed their application to be acquitted and discharged, ruling that the two MP’s should stand trial for their charges of terrorism. The MP’s are expected to appear before the High Court to stand trial from 09 August 2022.
  • MBABANE – 12 JUL 2022 (12H20) Protest reported outside the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Mbabane. Students from the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology and the eSwatini College of Technology are protesting in demand for their outstanding student allowances. Security personnel are on the scene. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant.

 

ETHIOPIA- 12 JUL 2022

  • ADDIS ABABA – 11 JUL 2022 (19H00) The European Union (EU) has announced an allocation of $1 billion in development assistance for Ethiopia during the 2021-2027 budgetary period. This follows after the EU Commission suspended budget support to Ethiopia in December 2020 due to the conflict in the country’s Tigray region. The Commission has made the resumption of funding to the Government and the adoption of the Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP) conditional on improved humanitarian access, the cessation of hostilities, and accountability for human rights violations. The Commission has approved the $1 billion to be allocated to health and education services in conflict-affected areas to be channelled through non-government organisations (NGOs).
  • DESSIE – 12 JUL 2022 (11H30) Explosion reported at a market in Dessie City, Amhara region. Reports indicate that a device enclosed inside a straw wrap exploded at approximately 11H30 while unloading and weighing local merchandise. The explosion injured 11 civilians and several animals. The injured members have been transferred to a hospital. The Ethiopian Federal Police (EFP) is expected to establish search operations to apprehend the suspects.
  • ADDIS ABABA – 12 JUL 2022 (13H25) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that Ethiopia’s creditors’ committee is expected to meet Monday, 18 July 2022. The IMF stated that the meeting aims to restructure the country’s debt under a common framework set up by the group of 20 economies. The committee, which France and China co-chair, first met in September 2021, but progress on debt relief for Ethiopia has been complicated by a 20-month insurgency that began in the northern Tigray region. The IMF and World Bank are urging creditors of Ethiopia to enhance work on debt relief sought by Ethiopia, Chad and Zambia after glacial progress over the past 18 months.
  • ADDIS ABABA – 12 JUL 2022 (14H25) The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia (MHE) has confirmed measles and chicken pox cases in the Amhara region. The MHE has tested 44 reported measles cases in Berehet, Minjar woredas and two Internally Displaced People (IDP) sites in Debre Birhan city, of which 13 have tested positive. Furthermore, the MHE has confirmed approximately 380 chickenpox cases in the Weleh IDP site in Wghemra. The United Nations (UN) has noted that an increased vector control supply and proper use of nets, among others, are required for effective malaria control.
  • ADDIS ABABA – 12 JUL 2022 (14H40) The Ethiopian Government announced that the United Nations (UN) Office for Project Services (UNOPS) had been tasked to rebuild infrastructure in the Tigray region. The reconstruction is part of a project financed by the World Bank, which gave Ethiopia a $300 million grant to assist conflict-hit communities. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance stated that the project aims to rebuild infrastructure and improve access to essential services. The Ministry noted that UNOPS will implement the project in Tigray until situations in Tigray improve to enable the Government to implement the project with its own structure.

 

GHANA – 12 JUL 2022

  • BOANKRA – 12 JUL 2022 (01H20) Akim Swedru Member of Parliament (MP) Kennedy Nyarko has announced that construction works on the Boankra Inland Port Project are scheduled to commence in August 2022. This follows after the Chairman of the Roads Committee in Parliament recently reported significant progress in the execution of the project following the completion of engineering design and impact assessments. Parliament has approved a $330 million concession for the construction of the port. Nyarko has stated that the project forms part of the strategic transport network being developed to extend import and export services to the middle and northern parts of the country.
  • ACCRA – 12 JUL 2022 (11H00) The Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) has joined in support of the teacher’s unions in Ghana in demanding a 20% Cost of Living Allowances (COLA), or they will embark on a strike from 19 July 2022. The PSWU union has stated that the cost of living and increased utility tariffs has led the union to raise concerns over the economy and further demanded the Government implement a 20% COLA due to the increased cost of living. Meanwhile, the Ministry for Employment and Labour Relations is expected to engage with the union’s representatives today, 12 July 2022, over their demand for the COLA.
  • ACCRA – 12 JUL 2022 (12H10) The Parliament of Ghana announced the suspension of the 2022 Mid-Year Budget Review, which was scheduled to occur this week. Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu, stated that the suspension is due to allow the Minister of Finance, Hon Ken Ofori-Atta and his team to cooperate with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) representatives visiting the country from today, 12 July 2022. Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu stated that the Mid-Year budget Review is scheduled to take place on 27 July 2022.

 

KENYA – 12 JUL 2022

  • NAIROBI – 11 JUL 2022 (20H20) Parliamentary Speaker Justin Muturi has requested the Members of Parliament (MPs) to preside over the special sitting on Wednesday, 13 July 2022. The meeting will commence at 10H00 and adjourn at 14H30. The National Assembly is expected to consider the County Governments Additional Allocations Bill 2021. The MPs will have to consider the Bill to open the disbursement of conditional grants to the 47 counties. This follows after a court ruling that conditional allocation should not form part of the Division of Revenue Act. During the sitting, the House will consider the Huduma Bil 2021 seeking the introduction of Huduma Namba.
  • NAIROBI – 12 JUL 2022 (12H00) The Kenyan Police and Security personnel have arrested a suspect who attempted to hold a demonstration during the National Election Conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi. This comes as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), in partnership with election stakeholders and Development Partners, are holding a Conference today, 12 July 2022.
  • NAIROBI – 12 JUL 2022 (13H05) The Commonwealth announced the appointment of Botswana’s former President Festus Mogae to lead its observer group for Kenya’s upcoming general elections on 09 August 2022. The 20-person group will arrive in Kenya on 02 August at the invitation of the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Ahead of the group’s arrival, a team from the Commonwealth will arrive on 16 July 2022 to meet stakeholders, including the election management body, political parties, civil society groups, media and other international observers. The team is expected to travel across the country to build a comprehensive report on the process’s conduct and observe the campaign and electoral preparations.
  • NAIROBI – 12 JUL 2022 (14H40) National Assembly (NA) Speaker, Justin Muturi, has cancelled the special sitting for Members of Parliament (MPs) set for Wednesday, 12 July 2022. This followed due to Standing Order 38 requiring the publication of the Order Paper for a special sitting of the House to be provided to the MPs 12 hours before the House meets. However, the Government Printer, on 12 July 2022 at 14H30, had not published the Gazette Notice due to unknown reasons. Additionally, the cancellation of the meeting followed after the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) requested its members to boycott the sitting due to the sitting allegedly being unprocedural and illegal. NA Speaker Justin Muturi is expected to announce a new date for the special sitting to take place.
  • NAIROBI – 12 JUL 2022 (16H40) The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has requested the Kenya Police Services (KPS) to increase search operations established for attacks on journalists ahead of the 09 August 2022 General Elections. This follows after suspects fatally injured Nation Media Group journalist Ian Byron on Sunday, 10 July 2022, at the Kakrao shopping centre, Migori. The suspects allegedly assaulted Ian Byron due to the publication of a story relating to Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohamed. The Migori Police Station has established a search operation documented under Occurrence Book (OB) Number (No.) 28/10/7/2022 to apprehend the suspects.

 

LESOTHO – 12 JUL 2022

  • MASERU – 12 JUL 2022 (15H30) The Roads Directorate has announced the launch of a M16 million project set to be completed in March 2023. The project has been established to rehabilitate Lesotho’s road networks. The funding will be distributed to pay salaries, obtain tools and materials, and finance other occupational costs, including the maintenance of roads and construction of road signs, among others. The areas to be rehabilitated include the roads from Mokhotlong, Butha-Buthe, Hlotse, Maseru, Mafeteng, and Mohale’s Hoek, Quthing to Qacha’s Nek. The project is set to establish 850 additional job opportunities. During the project, workers will remove rocks and debris from on and around the roads. Additionally, the workers will construct culverts and guardrails. The Roads Directorate is expected to include the road network from Roma to Qacha’s Nek after the contract is completed.

 

MADAGASCAR – 12 JUL 2022

  • ANTANANARIVO – 12 JUL 2022 (09H15) Jirama, a state-owned electric utility and water services company, has launched an international tender seeking new fuel suppliers for its thermal power stations. An official at Jirama has indicated that other international suppliers are welcome to submit offers interested in the supply of diesel and fuel oil from Jirama. The Minister of Energy, Andry Ramaroson, has noted that Jirama is no longer solvent, and discussions were held between the Ministry, the company and the Central Bank of Madagascar aimed at supporting the company.
  • ANTANANARIVO – 12 JUL 2022 (12H50) The African Risk Capacity Group (ARC) announced a payout of $800 million to the Government of Madagascar. ARC stated that the payout falls under its parametric drought insurance coverage after delayed rainfall during the 2021/2022 agricultural season. Madagascar took out the insurance under the African Development Bank’s flagship programme ADRiFi, which financed 50% of the 2021/2022 insurance premium for sovereign drought risk transfer. This is the third payout Madagascar received with a combined total of $13,5 million to assist the government in providing essential food services to civilians suffering from the drought.

 

MALAWI – 12 JUL 2022

  • LILONGWE – 12 JUL 2022 (07H45) Protest expected in the vicinity of Lilongwe on 20 July 2022. Citizens for the integrity and sanity of public offices group will be embarking on a demonstration aimed at calling for the dismissal of Vice President Saulos Chilima. The group has called on Chilima to resign to pave the way for investigations after reports indicated Chilima’s involvement in the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) reports submitted to President Lazarus Chakwera. In a notice to the Lilongwe District commissioner, the group plans to march from the Lilongwe Community Ground to the Lilongwe District Councils’ office. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route for the duration of the protest. Police will be on the scene.
  • LILONGWE – 12 JUL 2022 (17H00) Malawi Police Services (MPS) has arrested former Office of the President and Cabinet (SPC) Secretary Lloyd Muhara and Head of Mullu Brothers Limited (MBL) Leston Mullu. This follows after Attorney General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda reported Muhara and others to the Inspector General of Police and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on 11 May 2022 for abusing their offices. Muhara and others allegedly instructed lawyers representing the Malawi Savings Bank (MSB) Debt Collection Company to withdraw their enforcement of bankruptcy proceedings it obtained against MBL. The suspects have been placed into custody at the Area 3 Police station, Lilongwe.

 

MOZAMBIQUE – 12 JUL 2022

  • PHUNDANHAR – 11 JUL 2022 (23H30) Attack reported in Phundanhar village between the Districts of Nangade and Palma. Islamic State (IS) Media has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Military Base Camp occupied by Mozambican and Rwandan soldiers in the vicinity of the village. The armed group reportedly seized several weapons before setting fire to the Military Base. Local reports indicate that the insurgents have taken temporary control of Phundanhar. The armed unrest has caused local civilians to flee the village due to safety concerns. The security situation in the area currently remains volatile.
  • PEMBA – 12 JUL 2022 (15H10) TotalEnergies announced that it had suspended operations for 2022 at its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) site in Cabo Delgado. TotalEnergies stated that after thorough investigations regarding the resumption of operations, they have concluded to suspend operations for 2022 due to recent attacks in the region. TotalEnergies noted that the presence of Rwandan soldiers does not guarantee the safety of contracted personnel on-site. TotalEnergies stated that if the situation changes in the region, allowing operations resumption, all employees will be informed in time.

 

NIGERIA – 12 JUL 2022

  • LAGOS – 11 JUL 2022 (19H00) PanAfrican Capital Holdings (PAC) announced the completion of a $50 million Construction and Medical Tourism Relay Facility (CONMED) agreement. PAC Managing Director, Humphrey Oriakhi, stated that the facility aims to provide healthcare infrastructure as a service to domestic and diaspora healthcare practitioners, offering them a platform to provide care to their private patients in a modern, well-equipped medical facility. The project is designed as a 50-bed tertiary level world-class medical and diagnostic facility in Lagos, Nigeria. LASH aims to treat non-communicable diseases with chosen clinical specialities centred on the acute medical conditions that lead patients to seek advanced care or medical treatment abroad. These include Orthopedics, Oncology, Cardiology, Nephrology, Gynecology, Cerebrovascular Care and Rehabilitation.
  • LAGOS – 12 JUL 2022 (12H40) Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has ordered a probe into the accident involving a boat capsizing while sailing from Mile 2 to Ibeshe, which led to the death of two passengers on Friday, 08 July 2022. Emergency authorities, including the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Lagos State Waterways Authority, have stated that 15 bodies were found during a recovery operation. Omotoso also noted that the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), and others are assisting the investigators during the operation.
  • OSOGBO – 12 JUL 2022 (17H15) Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, announced the deployment of 21,000 Police officers for the Osun Governorship Election on 16 July 2022. Baba stated that the deployment of the police force is mainly to ensure free, fair and credible elections and to prevent disruptions. Baba further noted that the officers deployed have already been trained and made aware of the rules of engagement with political candidates as the Police remain apolitical.

 

RWANDA – 12 JUL 2022

  • KIGALI – 12 JUL 2022 (11H20) Vice Mayor of Urbanisation and Infrastructure Merard Mpabwanamaguru announced that the Federal Government had allocated Rwf12 billion for the 2022/2023 budget to implement a water management project. Mpabwanamaguru stated that the six areas to benefit from the funds include Rugunga, Rwandex and Gisozi-Mukindo areas in the Kicukiro district and Gisozi-Karuruma, Kinyinya and Nyabisindu areas of Gasabo district. Mpabwanamaguru stated that the project aims to construct two bridges of the Mpazi drainage and Nyabugogo channel in order to stop floods that often affect the Nyabugogo commercial hub. Mpabwanamaguru further noted that Nyabugogo businesses lose up to Rwf178 million to flooding. Therefore the project is expected to decrease the annual loss for companies.

 

TANZANIA – 12 JUL 2022

  • ARUSHA – 11 JUL 2022 (19H15) The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced their entry into the East African Community (EAC) after depositing instruments of ratification on the accession of the bloc’s treaty. The documents were availed by DR Congo’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Christophe Lutundula Apala Pen’Apala, at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. With its entry into the EAC, the DRC can now fully participate in all the bloc’s programs and activities and join various cooperation areas.

 

ZAMBIA – 12 JUL 2022

  • MUFUMBWE – 12 JUL 2022 (11H30) The United States (US) Geological Survey has confirmed a 4.6 magnitude earthquake near Mufumbwe, North-Western Province, today, 12 July 2022, at about 04H10. Reports indicate that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres (km). The earthquake has reportedly affected residents in Kalengwa and Kaoma. No significant damage to infrastructure or loss of life has been reported.

 

ZIMBABWE – 12 JUL 2022

  • HARARE – 11 JUL 2022 (20H00) The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have arrested two suspects in the Marlborough area. The arrests followed after an intelligence-driven search operation where the ZRP received intelligence at 01H00 on 10 July 2022 regarding suspects stealing a 24-metre Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) armoured cable along the railway line in Mt Hampden. The suspects include Abraham Saidi and Addington Magana. The Police will continue the search operations to apprehend the suspects’ two accomplices.
  • HARARE – 12 JUL 2022 (09H30) Public sector workers’ representatives under the aegis of the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU) are scheduled to hold a meeting today, 12 July 2022, following the Government’s refusal to increase salaries in United States (US) currency and other benefits. However, the Government has offered the workers an offer of a 100% salary increment in local currency, which the civil servants rejected in June 2022. This follows after the civil servants issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Government to address their salary grievances, or the workers would embark on a strike action aimed at suspending public services in the country.
  • VICTORIA FALLS – 12 JUL 2022 (10H00) Zimbabwe Airlink is expected to launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls from 15 August 2022. This follows approvals by Zimbabwe’s and South Africa’s aeronautical authorities for the extension of Airlink’s services between the two countries. Airlink’s flights will operate daily by a 98-seat Embraer E-190 jetliner and are scheduled to connect with its other services to and from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Airlink Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director Rodger Foster stated that the airline will provide direct flights connecting Harare with Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and between Bulawayo and Johannesburg.
  • HARARE – 12 JUL 2022 (12H35) President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a working visit from the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina. Mnangagwa stated that during the meeting, Adesina assured him of the financial institution’s assistance to Zimbabwe in their international debt clearance programme.
  • HARARE – 12 JUL 2022 (16H20) President Emmerson Mnangagwa is presiding over the honouring ceremony of Major Winnie Zharare. Zharare has received the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the year award. This follows after Major Zharare represented Zimbabwe at the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMISS) as a Military observer and Chief Military Information Officer. Zharare unified local civilians to farm and construct dikes to decrease food shortages in the country.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 12 JUL 2022

  • NIGERIA: The Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) has announced the decision to commence a two-week withdrawal of services from 13 July 2022 until 27 July 2022.
  • MALAWI: President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to preside over the Handover Ceremony of Security houses and a rally in the Mangochi area on Thursday, 14 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.
  • 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.
  • BOTSWANA: The Government is expected to host a public presentation to review the Constitution of Botswana from Tuesday, 19 July 2022, until Friday, 29 July 2022.
  • ESWATINI: King Mswati III is expected to attend the Extraordinary Summit of the Security Organ of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on 21 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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