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20220713 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE
ANGOLA – 13 JUL 2022
- LUANDA – 12 JUL 2022 (19H05) Maritime Developments (MDL) has provided DOF Subsea with equipment to assist with subsea installations offshore Angola. MDL has provided a Generation two-reel drive system, four-track, 85 metric tonnes of pipelay tensioners and an overboard chute. The equipment has been provided to be mobilised onboard the Skandi Seven construction vessel. This follows the previous SURF installations on the Skandi Seven over the past 18 months. The Skandi Seven is expected to run until February 2024.
BOTSWANA – 13 JUL 2022
- KANYE – 12 JUL 2022 (19H40) Planned power interruption expected in the Kanye area on 13 July 2022. The affected areas include Sebego, Kgano, Logaba, Mmamokhasi, Ruele, Maabakgomo ward and Masire’s Farm. The power will be disrupted between 09H00 and 16H00 due to the instalment of modifications to the electrical supply systems. Residents are advised that relevant updates will be issued to the public as the situation progresses.
- MOLEPOLOLE – 13 JUL 2022 (01H30) Robbery reported near the Phuthadikobo Total Filling Station in the Molepolole area. Reports indicate that five armed suspects attacked the security personnel on duty and locked them in the bathroom. The suspects allegedly used explosives to gain access to the First National Banks (FNB) automatic teller machine (ATM) and stole an undisclosed amount of cash at approximately 01H30. The Police have been deployed to the scene, but the suspects have escaped. The Police are awaiting a report from FNB regarding the amount of cash stolen.
DEM. REP. CONGO – 13 JUL 2022
- BOGA – 13 JUL 2022 (07H15) The Military authorities have announced the deployment of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) in the region of Boga and Tchabi in the south of the territory of Irumu following recent attacks by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels. The Spokesperson of the Ituri military command stated that the forces would be deployed to observe and maintain order in areas that were recaptured. This announcement follows a recent attack in the villages of Busiyo and Boga villages, where the rebels attempted to attack a site for displaced people, however, the attack was repelled by the FARDC.
- BENI – 13 JUL 2022 (12H30) Five people have been killed and several others injured following an attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels from Tuesday evening, 12 July 2022, until Wednesday, 13 July 2022, in the Kithahomba hills in the Rwangoma district in the city of Beni. Residents stated that the rebels ambushed the village from the Rizeri area and engaged in an exchange of fire with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC). Provincial assessments are underway, and the situation remains volatile.
- GOMA – 13 JUL 2022 (15H15) Commander of the 3rd Defense Zone Lieutenant General (LG) Philemon Yav Irung has received the Command of Military operations from LG Constant Ndima Kongba. The transfer of command took place at Kongba’s office on July 12 2022. LG Irung will lead military operations in North Kivu. Additionally, the Military is set to establish operations against the active Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and the March 23 Movement (M23) militant groups in the region.
ESWATINI – 13 JUL 2022
- MBABANE – 13 JUL 2022 (17H45) eSwatini Electricity Company (EEC) has announced a planned power outage in various areas of eSwatini. The disruption is set to follow due to maintenance works, reconductoring of electrical circuits, line relocations and low voltage (LV) stringing. The affected depot areas include Pigg’s Peak, Sithobela, Nhlangano, Big Bend, Malkerns, Siteki, Mhlume, Elangeni and Hluti. The power will be disrupted from approximately 09H00 until 17H00. Residents are advised that relevant updates will be issued as the situation progresses.
ETHIOPIA- 13 JUL 2022
- ADDIS ABABA – 13 JUL 2022 (11H20) The Federal Police has detained the Commissioner of the Ethiopian National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), Mitiku Kassa, for alleged corruption. The Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Police’s Criminal Investigation Department, Tadesse Ayalew, has confirmed the arrest and stated that the warrant of arrest had been issued on suspicion of conspiring with the owner of the Elshadai charity organization. According to Deputy Commissioner Elshadai Charity Organization, an unidentified local charity has embezzled funds by selling food aid and clothing collected in the name of non-existent camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Awash, Adama, Hawassa, Injibara and other areas.
GHANA – 13 JUL 2022
- ACCRA – 13 JUL 2022 (01H30) The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has announced that planned maintenance works are expected to be conducted in several areas of the Greater Accra Region (GAR) between 09H00 and 16H00 on Wednesday, 13 July 2022. During the period, the power supply is expected to be interrupted, affecting residents in Old Ashongman, Abloradjei, Akpoman, French School, NVTI, Adenta New site, P&T, Pantang Boula, Abokodi, Boiman, Seseme, Greda Estate, Angelican, Demo, Gbawe, Oblogo, Adoagyiri, Ajasco, Mile 7, and Tantra Hills. ECG is expected to issue relevant updates as the situation progresses.
- OBUASI – 13 JUL 2022 (12H00) AngloGold Ashanti’s (AGA), Obuasi Mine, announced the launch of a 10-year socio-economic development plan for the Obuasi Municipality and Obuasi East District. The Senior Vice-President, Ghana and Tanzania Business Unit, AGA, Richard Jordinson, stated that the project is expected to implement a three-year social management plan to diversify and sustain the local economy. Jordinson further noted that after the successful completion of the two assemblies, the goal is to cover all of AGA’s host communities and traditional capitals of the paramount and divisional stools to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of civilians.
- ACCRA – 13 JUL 2022 (15H15) The Zambian Minister for Mines and Minerals Development, Paul Kabuswe, announced a working visit to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in Ghana. Kabuswe stated that the visit was aimed at familiarising the Ministry with operations in the mining sector in Ghana, as Zambia has recently discovered gold and wanted to embark on a minerals exploration visit to Ghana to ensure that the minerals are correctly mined and exported. Kabuswe stated that he also conducted a visit to the Minerals Commission and Precious Minerals Marketing in Ghana.
- KUMASI – 13 JUL 2022 (18H05) Protest expected by members of the Arise Ghana group on 22 August 2022, in Kumasi. The members will be protesting over the high cost of fuel, high rate of inflation, and the depreciation of the cedi, among others. Additionally, the group will request the Government to repeal the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy) on transactions. The public is advised to be vigilant during the demonstrations. Police are expected to be deployed to the area.
KENYA – 13 JUL 2022
- NAIROBI – 12 JUL 2022 (19H00) President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the Governments plan to set up a National Automotive Council. Kenyatta stated that the council will implement an automotive policy to enhance the local assembling of motor vehicles. Industrialization Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) David Osiany said implementing the National Automotive Policy is expected to ensure the country regains its regional automotive manufacturing hub position. Osiany stated that the country’s assembly plants are currently producing 6,000 vehicles per annum despite having a capacity of 30,000 units, accounting for less than 25% of the production capacity.
- KAMIHEHU – 13 JUL 2022 (09H00) The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company have announced a partial shutdown of the Ngethu Water Treatment Plant, affecting certain areas in Nairobi, on Thursday, 14 July 2022, from 06H00 until 00H00. The shutdown will be due to scheduled maintenance at the Ngethu Water Treatment Plant and the Ngethu Gigiri transmission mains. Following the shutdown, communities residing along Juja road, Outer-ring road, Kangundo road, Thika road, Limuru road, Naivasha road and Kikuyu road will be affected. Additionally, the entire city centre, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, EPZ-Athi River, areas along Mombasa Road, University of Nairobi main campus, Coca-Cola Factory and the whole Industrial Area will also be affected. Nairobi Water Managing Director, Nahashon Muguna, has also added that other areas that will be affected include Lavington, Kileleshwa, Kilimani, James Gichuru, Langata road, Waiyaki Way, Riverside and Westlands.
- NAIROBI – 13 JUL 2022 (12H10) UPDATE The Kenyan bomb unit has arrived at the scene and has successfully removed the explosive device. The explosive device has been taken for further investigations and assessments. Police are on the scene to maintain order. (10H30) Suspected explosive device found outside the Ebony House on Taveta Lane in Nairobi Central. Emergency services have cordoned the area and are waiting for the Kenyan bomb unit to arrive. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene and are maintaining order in the area.
- MUTUATI – 13 JUL 2022 (14H30) Clashes reported by rival youth groups in the Mutuatu, Meru area. The clashes commenced during a political rally held by the United Democratic Alliance (UDM) running mate Rigathi Gachagua. Reports indicate that the youth members are throwing stones. Gachagua and Senator Mithika Linturi have been transferred away from the area. Police have been deployed and used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
- LUNGA-LUNGA – 13 JUL 2022 (14H45) Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Raila Odinga is hosting a Political rally in Lungalunga, Kwale County. ODM Odinga is set to be hosting a rally to increase public support for the ODM in the area ahead of the 09 August 2022 General Elections. Odinga has promised to reduce the cost of living in Kenya during the first 100 days of being elected. The public is advised that relevant updates will be issued as the situation progresses.
- NAIROBI – 13 JUL 2022 (15H35) The Presidential Debates Secretariat announced that the deputy presidential debate is expected to be held on Tuesday, 19 July 2022, at the Catholic University in Nairobi. The Secretariat stated that the debate will be two-tier, based on the popularity of the running mates. The first-tier debate will feature running mates whose popularity ratings based on three recent opinion polls stand below 5 per cent. The second tire will feature presidential running mates who polled above 5 per cent in the same surveys. The first tier debate will be held from 18H00 to 19H30, while the second tire debate will run from 20H00 to 22H00.
- NAIROBI – 13 JUL 2022 (15H45) President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that he will embark on a three-day working visit to the Republic of Seychelles from 17 July 2022 until 19 July 2022. Kenyatta stated that during his visit, he will meet President Wavel Ramkalawan to hold bilateral discussions regarding various sectors in the economies of both countries and sign Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and agreements in various fields of cooperation.
LESOTHO – 13 JUL 2022
- ROMA – 13 JUL 2022 (16H35) Kopano Makutoanes family has opened a murder case against the Roma Police. This follows after the Police killed Makutoane and injured several others during a protest at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). Reports indicate that the family opened the case to intimidate the Police into charging the relevant officer. The Police have suspended seven of the 12 officers. However, Police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli could not confirm if any officer has been charged. NUL’s Students Representative Council (SRC) will open a case of assault against the Police.
MADAGASCAR – 13 JUL 2022
- ANTANANARIVO – 12 JUL 2022 (19H00) Minister of Higher Education, Elia Assoumacou, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tele-Education with the Ambassador of India to Madagascar, Abhay Kumar. Assoumacou stated that with the signing of the MoU, different online degree courses in various fields will be offered to Malagasy citizens, free of cost.
MALAWI – 13 JUL 2022
- BLANTYRE – 13 JUL 2022 (14H55) Power outage expected in various areas of Malawi on Saturday, 16 July 2022. The power will be disrupted between 07H00 and 17H00 due to maintenance works on the 66kV Nkhotakota to Chinyama overhead line. The affected areas include Mtunthama, Kamazu Academy, Kasungu, Shayona, Nkhamenya, Malomo, Wimbe, Chamama, Liwerezi, Mabulabo, Chinkhoma, Chatoloma and Ntchisi. Residents are advised that relevant updates will be issued as the situation progresses.
- MZUZU – 13 JUL 2022 (15H00) Luke International Malawi announced the launch of a Sustainable Health Actions project created and funded by the National Taiwan University (NTU) in collaboration with Step30. The project seeks to promote nutrition and hygiene in communities and schools and assist Malawi in public health capacity and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MOZAMBIQUE – 13 JUL 2022
- MILANGE – 12 JUL 2022 (21H20) Police have launched a search operation following a prison break incident at the Milange District Prison in Mozambique’s Zambezia Province. An unconfirmed number of inmates have reportedly escaped from the security facility. The prison housed an estimated 282 inmates. Police operations are underway in the town and surrounding areas.
- MAPUTO – 13 JUL 2022 (03H00) Mozambique’s National Petroleum Institute (INP) is expected to release the results of the sixth tender for hydrocarbon prospecting and research by the end of 2022. INP Chairman Nazário Balangane has stated that efforts are underway to develop several projects, including the Pande and Temane projects, the Petroleum Sharing Agreement in Inhassoro, as well as Coral Sul. The INP has stated that 12 companies have pre-qualified for the sixth oil and gas licensing round launched in November 2021, including operators and non-operators. The list of operator companies provided by the INP includes the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Hong Kong Holding Limited (CNOOC), SINOPEC International Energy Investment Limited, ENI Mozambico SPA, ExxonMobil Mozambique Offshore Limited, Petro-China International Iraq FZE and Total Energies Ep New Venture. Non-operating companies include RN Angoche PTE, Joint Stock Company Novatek, Qatar Petroleum Mozambique Limited, Sasol Africa Pty Limited, ONGC Videsh Limited and Discovery Exploration Limited.
- MAGASSO – 13 JUL 2022 (10H15) Protest expected on Thursday, 14 July 2022, in Mozambique due to the high cost of living and increased fuel prices. Several motorists will be blockading several roads from Harare, Zimbabwe, to Nyamapanda along the N2/N8 Highway in demand for a decrease in fuel prices and an adjusted review of the cost of living prices, a salary increase for all Mozambicans and better living conditions in the country. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant. Police will be deployed to all affected areas.
- ANCUABE – 13 JUL 2022 (10H30) First Lady of the Republic of Mozambique, Isaura Nyusi, has undertaken a working visit to the province of Cabo Delgado from today, 13 July 2022, until Saturday, 16 July 2022. During the visit, First Lady Nyusi will be leading the national seminar for the evaluation and planning of activities of the Movement for Advocacy, Awareness and Mobilization of Resources for Literacy (MASMA). Nyusi will also visit the districts of Metuge and Ancuabe. Nyusi will be accompanied by the Minister of Education and Human Development, Carmelita Namashulua, and other delegates.
- BEIRA – 13 JUL 2022 (17H10) The Beira City Council announced that they require Government approval to adjust the transport fares. The Council has delivered the approval document to the Ministry of State Administration. The law provides the Central Government with 45 days for the process of consideration. The new fares will be authorised if the Government does not respond in 45 days. The adjusted fares include an increase from MT10 to MT15 for trips within the city and MT25 for trips outside the city.
- BALAMA – 13 JUL 2022 (17H55) Twigg Exploration and Mining, along with AMG Graphit Kropfmuhl, announced the suspension of transport and mining activities in the South of Cabo Delgado. The suspension follows after an increase in recent attacks in the region. Twigg stated that they experienced a 128,6% increase in graphite production and 39% in gold production, but their projections for 2022 will not be reached due to the suspension. Consequently, the volume of projected State revenues from the sector will be compromised. Twigg further noted that the attacks in the region currently pose a threat to the graffiti projects and endanger 61 projects operating in the south of the province.
NIGERIA – 13 JUL 2022
- ABUJA – 12 JUL 2022 (20H30) Former All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship aspirant Prince Tonye Princewill has resigned his membership from the APC. The announcement by Princewill has been made in a signed letter addressed to the APC Ward 3 Chairman in Buguma Asari Toru Local Government Area, River State. Princewills resignation has been made in protest against the choice of Kashim Shettima as the APCs running mate. Princewill noted that the choice of a Muslim-Muslim Presidential ticket would set the wrong precedent. This follows due to the ongoing protests by Nigerians of various religions and political divides regarding the Muslim-Muslim Presidential ticket.
- ABUJA – 12 JUL 2022 (23H00) President Jean Claude Kassi Brou is expected to hand over Management of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission to Gambian diplomat Omar Touray during an event at the ECOWAS Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, on Wednesday, 13 July 2022. The change of Management at the ECOWAS Commission follows as the four-year tenure of current President Brou concludes. Other Statutory appointees of the ECOWAS Institutions are also set to assume office during the event. The new Statutory appointees were selected during the recently concluded 61st Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Accra on 03 July 2022. The new appointees are expected to remain in office for the following four years.
- ABUJA – 13 JUL 2022 (06H00) The Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) has announced the decision to commence a two-week withdrawal of services from today, 13 July 2022, until 27 July 2022. The announcement was made during the AMBCN monthly meeting on 06 July 2022. The members will commence the withdrawal of services due to the increase in bakery materials. The members have requested that the Government intervene and decrease the tariffs on baking materials. The members also requested that the flour millers have easy access to the foreign exchange market.
- PASERE – 13 JUL 2022 (06H10) The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s order to end the ongoing strike. This comes as President Buhari called on the union to end its ongoing strike and resume services. However, ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke stated that the union reiterated its demands which include the acceptance of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) and the renegotiated 2009 pact agreement. Osodeke added that the Government failed to honour the agreement reached in May 2021.
- ABA – 13 JUL 2022 (06H25) Medical doctors in public and private practices in the Abia State have commenced strike action due to the Government’s failure to issue their salary payments. The Chairman of the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Chimezie Okwuonu, stated that the decision to embark on the strike action was taken during the NMA yearly delegate meeting and general conference held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, from 15 May 2022 to 22 May 2022. Okwuonu stated that the association had observed medical doctors in Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH), Aba, which are owed about 25 months’ salaries, while those in the State Hospital Management Board (HMB) are owed 11 months arrears. The Abia State medical doctors’ have called on the State Government to speedily settle the salary arrears of doctors in Abia, particularly in ABSUTH and HMB.
- LAGOS – 13 JUL 2022 (16H55) A two-storey building collapsed in the Onipanu area at approximately 00H45. Reports indicate that the building collapsed due to ageing of the building. One person has been injured during the incident. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has cordoned off the area.
RWANDA – 13 JUL 2022
- KIGALI – 13 JUL 2022 (02H40) The Paris Assize Court has sentenced a former Rwandan official, Laurent Bucyibaruta, to 20 years imprisonment after being found guilty of complicity in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Bucyibaruta, the former Prefect of Gikongoro province, has been found guilty of acts of genocide and complicity in genocide. During the case, at least 115 witnesses and experts testified against Bucyibaruta. The proceedings included allegations that Bucyibaruta had attended meetings in Murambi, Cyanika, Kaduha and Kibeho prior to the mass killings of an estimated 800,000 Tutsis. Following the genocide, Bucyibaruta fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) before travelling to France, where he had resided since 1997. Rwanda had previously sought Bucyibaruta’s extradition. However, the trial was launched in France after the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) referred the case to the French judiciary in 2007.
TANZANIA – 13 JUL 2022
- DAR ES SALAAM – 13 JUL 2022 (13H55) UPDATE Tanzania’s Chief Medical Officer, Aifelo Sichwale, has confirmed 11 cases of the disease. Reports indicate that three members have died due to the disease. Additionally, two people who had been isolated at Mbekenyera health centre have been discharged after recovering. (10H00) The Government have dispatched a team of health scientists following an outbreak of a disease in southern regions of Tanzania. This announcement follows an address made by President Samia Hassan at the 20th Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in East Africa (AMECEA) Plenary Assembly organised by the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC). President Hassan stated that the hypothesis discovered that the disease is associated with impacts of environmental degradation. Hassan has stated that with environmental degradation, the lives of some wild species have been disrupted and have affected human health.
ZAMBIA – 13 JUL 2022
- LUSAKA – 13 JUL 2022 (06H20) Human Rights Expert Macdonald Chipenzi has urged the Government to allow planned protests at the African Union (AU) Summit, which is scheduled to be held on 17 July 2022 in Lusaka. Chipenzi has stressed that peaceful demonstrations should be allowed because it is a democratic process and should not be denied, however, it should be notified to the Zambian Police. Chipenzi has further urged the Police to approve and observe planned protests at the AU Summit. This comes after Home Affairs Minister Jack Mwiimbu cautioned Zambians from carrying out demonstrations at the AU Summit.
- LUSAKA – 13 JUL 2022 (06H35) The African Union (AU) is scheduled to host the 4th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting (MYCM) in Lusaka, Zambia, on Sunday, 17 July 2022, preceded by the 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, which will be held from 14 July 2022 to 15 July 2022. The MYCM will be held as the principal forum for the AU and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to review their progress works and coordinate the implementation of the continental integration agenda, replacing the June/July summits. Members of the AU Assembly and Regional Economic Communities (RECs), with the participation of the Chairpersons of RECs, the AU Commission and Regional Mechanisms (RMs), will be attending the MYCM. During the meeting, discussions will focus on the status of regional integration in Africa, the consideration and adoption of an effective Division of Labour, the launch of the inter-regional knowledge exchange (I-RECKE), tripartite FTA between EAC, COMESA and SADC, the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the African continent, as well as Africa’s response to COVID-19 and the Draft Declaration, which will emanate from the outcome of all the agenda items listed above. The MYCM will be held at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre.
- LUSAKA – 13 JUL 2022 (09H30) Protest expected in Lusaka on Tuesday, 19 July 2022, by members of the Socialist Party (SP). The SP youth members will be protesting against the alleged removal of the mobile money booths in the Central Business District. The Socialist Party National Youth League Chairperson Simon Mwila has stated that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of Zambia, the party plans to hold a peaceful protest over the illegal destruction of mobile money booths in Lusaka. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police will be deployed to the scene.
- LUSAKA – 13 JUL 2022 (14H10) Travel disruption expected on various roads of Lusaka from Thursday, 14 July 2022, until Saturday, 17 July 2022. The traffic will be disrupted to facilitate the ease of movement of the Heads of State and Delegates attending the Africa Union Summit at the Kenneth Kaunda International Conference. The affected roads include Airport Road, Great East Road, Addis Ababa Drive, Nasser Road and Independence Road. Traffic officers will be deployed to assist the flow of traffic. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
ZIMBABWE – 13 JUL 2022
- FILABUSI – 12 JUL 2022 (20H55) The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has established a search operation in the Filabusi area. This follows after two armed suspects robbed a taxi operator at the Filabusi bus stop at approximately 07H00 on 10 July 2022. During the incident, the suspects stole the taxi operator’s vehicle and attacked another person along the Filabusi-Epochi mine road. The suspects stole the taxi operator’s vehicle and 62,57 grammes of gold from the motorist along the Filabusi-Epochi mine road. The Police have requested the public to provide any information leading to the suspects’ apprehension.
- HARARE – 13 JUL 2022 (07H40) The Public sector workers’ representatives under the aegis of the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU) have vowed to continue with their strike action. The workers have decided to commence their strike to demand improved conditions of service following their failure to reach an agreement with the Government during a meeting. The civil servants issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Government to address their salary grievances, however, discussions have reached an impasse.
- HARARE – 13 JUL 2022 (13H00) President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a working visit from the Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trae Area, Wamkele Mene. Mnangagwa stated that during the visit, Mene briefed him regarding proposals made by the Buhler Group for investments in the field of industrialisation, food security and agriculture processing in Zimbabwe. Mene stated that Buhler has three business pillars: grains and food solutions to ensure safe and healthy food and feed, consumer foods solutions which create culinary delights and advanced materials that contribute to the production of energy-efficient vehicles and buildings.
- BULAWAYO – 13 JUL 2022 (14H25) President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to launch the 2022 Mining, Engineering and Transport Expo (Mine Entra) on 20 July 2022 at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). Reports indicate that 180 exhibitors have reserved to take part in the Mine Entra, themed Explore, Extract, Expand, Towards Sustainable Mining Value Chains. During the Expo, Minister of Mines and Mining Development Winston Chitando is set to address small-scale miners. The conference will allow mining companies and small-scale miners to engage and do business with mining equipment suppliers.
UPCOMING EVENTS – 13 JUL 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.
- MOZAMBIQUE: Protest expected on Thursday, 14 July 2022, in Mozambique due to the high cost of living and increased fuel prices.
- 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.
- ZAMBIA: Travel disruption expected on various roads of Lusaka from Thursday, 14 July 2022, until Saturday, 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.
- KENYA: The Presidential Debates Secretariat announced that the deputy presidential debate is expected to be held on Tuesday, 19 July 2022, at the Catholic University in Nairobi.
- ZAMBIA: Protest expected in Lusaka on Tuesday, 19 July 2022, by members of the Socialist Party (SP).
- 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.
- ZIMBABWE: President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to commence the 2022 Mining, Engineering and Transport Expo (Mine Entra) on 20 July 2022 at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF).
- 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.
- GHANA: Protest expected by members of the Arise Ghana group on 22 August 2022, in Kumasi.
- 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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