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ANGOLA – 26 JUL 2022
• LUANDA – 26 JUL 2022 (15H30) President Joao Lourenco received former Cape Verde Head of State Jorge Carlos Fonseca today, 26 July 2022. Fonseca has travelled to Angola for meetings with the Cape Verdean community in the country, among others. During the meeting, the members discussed issues relating to the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), whose Presidency is assumed by Angola. Following the visit, Fonseca is set to return to Luanda to lead a CPLP observation mission ahead of the 24 August 2022 General Elections.
• BENGUELA – 26 JUL 2022 (16H20) The Angolan Electoral Campaign has commenced with its third day of activities today, 26 July 2022. This follows after members approved the regulation on the organisation and operations of the National Electoral Commission (CNE) polling centre in Luanda on Monday, 25 July 2022. The centre is set to be the structure in which minutes and other information from Polling stations converge to allow vote counting by CNE. Each candidate had been provided ten minutes daily on Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA) and five minutes on Public Television of Angola (TPA) for the publication of their electoral manifestos, Government programmes or additional proposals. The Social Renewal Party (PRS) announced a project to create a bicameral Parliament if they win the 24 August 2022 General Elections. The PRS is set to establish a Senate and a House of Representatives to evaluate people’s needs. The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) Presidential Candidate Adalberto Costa Junior noted his commitment to increasing the country’s social policies. The policies include issues of poverty and food shortages, among others.
BOTSWANA – 26 JUL 2022
• GABORONE – 26 JUL 2022 (13H20) Pangolin Diamonds has entered into a letter of agreement to acquire issued and outstanding shares of Amulet Diamond Botswana (Amulet Bots). This follows as Amulet Bots currently holds plant and equipment assets relating to the BK11 mine in Letlhakane, Botswana. Amulet Bots had initially acquired the BK11 assets under the terms of a contractor and sampling services agreement signed with Firestone Diamonds in 2017. Diacor International holds security over Amulet’s assets and the undertakings of Amulet Canada regarding the extension of a $2 million loan made by Diacor to Amulet Canada in May 2017 and has consented to the transaction between Pangolin and Amulet, including the discharge of security services. Pangolin has agreed to liquidate BK11 assets following the transactions of 90% of the proceeds over 18 months until Diacor has received $500,000 of the loan. Pangolin has also stated intentions to grant Diacor a general security interest in its assets and undertakings during the 18-month period. Pangolin is set to retain a 100% interest in all sales and remaining BK11 assets.
DEM. REP. CONGO – 26 JUL 2022
• GOMA – 25 JUL 2022 (23H55) UPDATE Reports indicate that demonstrators have set alight installations of MONUSCO and have refused to leave the area until MONUSCO has departed from the DRC. (13H45) At least four civilians have reportedly sustained injuries during clashes between demonstrators and security forces in the vicinity of the MONUSCO base in Kanyarucinya. This follows reports of looting at the base and surrounding areas. Demonstrators have reportedly also barricaded several roads in the area. The security situation currently remains unstable. (12H10) Additional soldiers from the MONUSCO have been deployed to the RVA Land Office in Goma. Sporadic shots have been fired in an attempt to disperse the crowd. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. (11H20) The Mayor of Goma, François Kabeya, has arrived at the scene and is attempting to calm the situation. Police have been deployed to several areas in Goma. (11H15) Police are on the scene and have dispersed the demonstrators from the premises of MONUSCO. Demonstrators are burning tyres and debris outside the MONUSCO RVA Land Office in Goma. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. (10H00) Demonstrations reported outside the MONUSCO stalls in Goma. Reports indicate that the protestors are vandalizing the properties of MONUSCO. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police have been deployed to the scene. (09H15) Protest reported in the locality of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province. Reports indicate that protestors are demanding the withdrawal of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). This follows after the National Coordination of Intercommunity Youth of the DRC (CNJC-DRC) called on the population to demonstrate against MONUSCO. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. The situation remains volatile in the area. Police are on the scene.
• GOMA – 26 JUL 2022 (06H20) The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has denounced an attack at its premises in Goma, North Kivu, on 25 July 2022, by community members who are demanding the withdrawal of MONUSCO from the country. MONUSCO has raised concerns over the situation following the receipt of threats against the United Nations (UN). The UN mission also recalls that its premises are inviolable under the Status of Forces Agreement between the UN and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the UN. Deputy Special Representative in Charge of Operations and Acting Head of Mission, Khassim Diagne, has called for calm and restraint.
• LUBUMBASHI – 26 JUL 2022 (08H30) Deputy Divisional Commissioner of the Congolese National Police (PNC), Colonel Ilunga Katamba Norbert, has announced the suspension of the Protection of Children and Sexual Violence Police division in Lubumbashi. The decision had been made during a recent presentation ceremony of five alleged corrupt officers from the division at Camp Est. This follows due to several incidents of abuse committed by the officers. The PNC is expected to establish investigations into the matter.
• KALEMIE – 26 JUL 2022 (08H50) Various administrative staff and workers of the University of Kalemie (UNIKAL) have announced the suspension of services at the institution. This follows after the members had protested on Monday, 25 July 2022, in demand for the resignation of Governor Julie Ngungwa. The members are suspending services due to the alleged interference by the Provincial Executive in the internal affairs of UNIKAL. Union representatives have requested the Minister of Higher and University Education (ESU), Muhindo Nzangi, to intervene in the situation.
• GOMA – 26 JUL 2022 (14H30) UPDATE Reports indicate that at least five civilian casualties have been confirmed, in addition to several injuries during clashes with security forces in Goma. This follows reports of looting at the UN Mission facilities in Goma by members of the public participating in the protest action. Local reports of sporadic gunfire have also emerged in the area. Protestors have also barricaded several major routes in the area with burning tyres and debris. The security situation remains unstable. (11H00) Anti-MONUSCO Demonstrations reported in Goma. This follows after the Anti-MONUSCO demonstrations on 25 July 2022 for the departure of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The protestors have barricaded several roads in Goma, and reports indicate that the members are looting. MONUSCO officers have fatally injured a civilian. The United Nations have deployed helicopters to the area. Additionally, soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and Congolese National Police (PNC) officers have been deployed. The public is advised to remain vigilant as the situation remains volatile.
ESWATINI – 26 JUL 2022
• SITEKI – 26 JUL 2022 (13H20) The Ministry of Public Works has commissioned the construction of the Siteki-Maphungwane/ D12 Road project. This follows the recent awarding of the construction contract to Stefanutti Stocks Construction. The Ministry has stated that on-site construction works are scheduled to commence on 08 August 2022. The project aims to improve connectivity between Siteki and Maphungwane and is expected to be carried out during the following eight months.
ETHIOPIA- 26 JUL 2022
• ADDIS ABABA – 25 JUL 2022 (20H00) Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonnen has held a meeting with members of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia (ICHREE) in Addis Ababa today, 25 July 2022. During the discussions, the three-member committee has been tasked to complement the works undertaken by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC). This includes ongoing investigations into allegations of human rights abuses committed by all parties involved in the armed conflict in northern Ethiopia.
• ADDIS ABABA – 26 JUL 2022 (06H05) The Russian Embassy in Ethiopia has announced that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is expected to conduct a working visit to Ethiopia from today, 26 July 2022, to 27 July 2022. Lavrov is expected to address the diplomatic corps of Ethiopia and will focus on the preparation for the Russia-Africa Summit on development and cooperation.
GHANA – 26 JUL 2022
• ACCRA – 25 JUL 2022 (19H10) The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has maintained its benchmark interest rate at 19% following its previous increase in May 2022. The rate is 200 basis points higher than the 17% recorded in March 2022. The May increase has been the highest interest rate recorded in three years, primarily due to inflation attributed to a weaker cedi and increased import prices, among others. The decision to maintain the policy rate unchanged at 19% follows the persistent decline in the monthly inflation growth rate. Governor Ernest Addison has stated that the policy approach adopted to constrain inflation and regain investor confidence has been effective in meeting its objectives as expected. Therefore, the growth rate of inflation is expected to continue to decline.
KENYA – 26 JUL 2022
• NAIVASHA – 26 JUL 2022 (16H20) President Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned an additional unit at the Olkaria 1 Geothermal Plant in Naivasha. The additional unit has an installed capacity of 83 megawatts (mW) and is expected to increase the capacity of Kenya Electricity Generating Company’s (KenGen) installed energy to 1,904 mW, with its geothermal capacity currently set at 799 mW. During the event, President Kenyatta also commissioned the 172 mW Olkaria V Geothermal Power project following the completion of its construction in 2019. This follows as KenGen recently stated intentions to provide additional green projects in the medium to long-term to support the Government’s green energy development plant.
• NAIROBI – 26 JUL 2022 (17H10) UPDATE Roots Party Presidential candidate George Wajackoyah has arrived at the Catholic University of East Africa in Karen, Nairobi. However, after engaging in consultations with his legal representatives, Wajackoyah departed the venue. This follows after Wajackoyah recently noted intentions to boycott the debate if he is not placed on the same podium as Raila Odinga and William Ruto. (06H00) Presidential Debates Secretariat Head Clifford Machoka has announced that the 2022 Presidential Debate is scheduled to be held today, 26 July 2022. The Secretariat has released a statement noting that the Deputy Presidential Debate was held on Tuesday, 19 July 2022. The Secretariat has also arranged the Nairobi Governor Candidates’ Debates, which were held on Monday, 11 July 2022. The debates are expected to be held at the Catholic University for Eastern Africa (CUEA) Main Campus in Karen, Nairobi, from 17H00 to 22H00.
LESOTHO – 26 JUL 2022
• MASERU – 26 JUL 2022 (15H00) Lesotho’s Director of Public Prosecution has dropped the charges against former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his current wife, Maesaiah Thabane, in relation to the murder of Thabane’s estranged wife. This follows after the two suspects had been accused of involvement in the fatal shooting of Lipolelo Thabane near her place of residence in Maseru in 2017. Thomas and Maesaiah Thabane had been present in the High Court today, 26 July 2022, when a lawyer representing the Director of Public Prosecutions announced that the charges against the two accused have been dropped due to the inability to locate key witnesses in the matter.
MADAGASCAR – 26 JUL 2022
• ANTANANARIVO – 25 JUL 2022 (23H15) The Ministry of Mines and Strategic Resources has announce the suspension of four illegal gold mining operations on the Kamoro River. The Ministry stated that during the Police operation, they arrested individuals guarding the mines and confiscated several mining machines, which include dredgers, excavators and loaders. The Ministry further noted that the owners of the mines managed to flee the site. Therefore the Police have launched a search operation to apprehend the owners.
MALAWI – 26 JUL 2022
• BLANTYRE – 25 JUL 2022 (19H30) President Lazarus Chakwera has presided over the second day of the National Anti-Corruption Conference held at the Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre today, 25 July 2022. The conference is being held under the theme of Resetting the Nation’s Moral Tone and aims to discuss the role of various stakeholders in efforts to eradicate corruption. The event is being attended by various stakeholders from the Anti-Corruption Berea (ACB), Government, religious leaders, academia, civil society, international speakers and the media. Justice Minister Titus Mvalo has pledged continued support in promoting justice, transparency and accountability to aid efforts against corruption in the country. The conference is scheduled to continue tomorrow, 26 July 2022.
• LILONGWE – 26 JUL 2022 (12H05) Demonstrators have gathered at the Lilongwe District Commissioners’ offices. The members are expected to conduct a march from the District Councils’ Office to the ACB offices to deliver a memorandum of demands. The group is seeking the resignation of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director Martha Chizuma due to unprofessionalism. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
• BLANTYRE – 26 JUL 2022 (15H30) President Lazarus Chakwera has arrived at the Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre to attend the closing session of the second day National Anti-Corruption Conference today, 26 July 2022. The conference, held under the theme Resetting the Nation’s Moral Tone, is attended by delegates from various sectors. During the closing session, President Chakwera is expected to sign several statements of commitment to eradicating corruption in collaboration with pillar representatives.
MOZAMBIQUE – 26 JUL 2022
• MAPUTO – 25 JUL 2022 (19H00) The 10th Criminal Section of the Judicial Court of the City of Maputo is expected to deliver the verdict and sentencing in the case of embezzlement at the Ministry of Labour’s Directorate of Migratory Labour (DTM) on Thursday, 28 July 2022. The case includes the alleged diversion of MT.113 million from state coffers between 2010 and 2014, comprising social security contributions paid by Mozambican miners in South Africa and fees charged for hiring foreign labour.
NIGERIA – 26 JUL 2022
• BWARI – 25 JUL 2022 (19H15) Attack reported along the Kubwa-Bwari road in the vicinity of Bwari. Local reports indicate that an unidentified armed group has attacked three soldiers attached to the 7 Guards Battalion during a routine patrol along the Kubwa-Bwari road. The soldiers have reportedly sustained injuries during the incident. This follows recent intelligence reports that terrorists have laid siege to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area, with plans to attack the Law School in Bwari and other FCT Government facilities. Nigerian Army Public Relations Assistant Director Captain Godfrey Abakpa has stated that security operations are underway in the area.
• ABUJA – 26 JUL 2022 (06H10) The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is expected to embark on a two-day national protest from today, 26 July 2022, until 27 July 2022, to demand the immediate reopening of public-owned tertiary institutions in Nigeria amid the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike. The ASUU, and other trade unions in the education sector have been on strike since February 2022 over the alleged failure of the Government to adhere to meet their demands on funding the educational sector, salaries and allowances, the elimination of the use of IPPIS and several other demands. The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, has added that the nationwide protest will be carried out in all state capitals of the federation and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Members of the NLC and supporters are expected to gather at the NLC State Secretariats and the Labour House in Abuja. Members of the public are advised to avoid the affected areas. Police will be deployed to the scene.
• LOKOJA – 26 JUL 2022 (08H30) Explosion reported at the Office of the Kogi State Government Secretary, Folashade Arike Ayoade, Lokoja. State Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, has confirmed the incident. This follows after the Police received intelligence regarding a suspicious package located on the premises. The Police deployed the bomb disposal unit for an assessment of the situation. Reports indicate that the unit detonated the object at approximately 08H30. Police have established search operations in the area to identify the suspects who delivered the package and the contents of the package.
• JOS – 26 JUL 2022 (09H30) Protest reported by members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in Jos. Reports indicate that the members are holding peaceful demonstrations. The members are protesting against the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) regarding the Government’s failure to honour the Unions agreement. The NLC is expected to conduct a three-day warning strike on Thursday, 28 July 2022, in solidarity with striking lecturers. Thereafter, the NLC is set to extend the strike indefinitely if the Government does not resolve the issues. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes when travelling in affected areas.
• LAGOS – 26 JUL 2022 (09H30) UPDATE Protest reported by various unions in Lagos, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). The members are protesting to denounce the ongoing ASUU strike action. Reports indicate that the members have barricaded the roads and are holding peaceful demonstrations. Police have been deployed to the area for increased security during the event. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. (06H00) The National Union of Electricity Employees has announced plans to protest against the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The Union’s General Secretary Joe Ajaero has issued a memo calling on all members to participate in the protest action. This follows after the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) recently announced plans to embark on a joint protest with other affiliate unions to protest the ongoing strike by university workers in the country since 14 February 2022. Ajaero has called on all members of the union to mobilise and participate in the NLC/ASUU solidarity protest against the continued closure of the Nation’s Tertiary Institutions scheduled for 26 July 2022 and 27 July 2022.
• OYO – 26 JUL 2022 (11H30) Peaceful rally reported by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) members towards the Oyo State Government Secretariat office. The rally forms part of the NLC’s two-day solidarity rally against the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) ongoing strike. The members are requesting the Government to resolve the agreement issues with ASUU to allow the resumption of academic activities in the country. Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders have been deployed to patrol essential infrastructure, media houses, religious centres, recreational centres and other establishments. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes during the demonstrations.
• OWERRI – 26 JUL 2022 (13H00) Protest reported by community members of Imo state. The members are protesting against the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike. The members are marching from the OAU campus gate to the IMO State Government House. The members are requesting the Government to resolve the issues with ASUU to allow for the reopening of schools. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes during the demonstrations.
• LOKOJA – 26 JUL 2022 (13H40) Protest reported at the Kogi State Government House in Lokoja city, Kogi State. Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) are protesting against the prolonged strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Demonstrators have held a march to the Kogi State Government House building to demand an end to the ASUU industrial action. Motorists are advised of ongoing ground travel disruptions in the area. Authorities are monitoring the demonstration.
• OSOGBO – 26 JUL 2022 (14H50) Protest reported at the Osun State House of Assembly in Osogbo. Protestors affiliated with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) are marching to the Osun State House of Assembly to protest against the ongoing ASUU strike. Demonstrators are calling for the urgent suspension of the strike action and the reopening of campuses across the country for academic activities. Motorists are advised of ongoing ground travel disruptions in the affected areas.
• PAIKO – 26 JUL 2022 (18H00) Niger State Councillors have dismissed Paikoro Local Government Area (LGA) Chairman Yohana Yakubu following allegations of gross incompetence, abuse of office, lack of accountability and truancy, among others. Yakubu has been dismissed during a meeting called by the Councillors at the Council Legislative Chamber in Paiko earlier today, 26 July 2022. Following the signing of the Chairman’s impeachment letter, Council Legislatures directed the Vice Chairman to take over the Council’s affairs with immediate effect.
RWANDA – 26 JUL 2022
• KIGALI – 26 JUL 2022 (13H30) The Chamber of Deputies has approved the ratification of a financing agreement with the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) in the amount of Rwf56 billion. The agreement involves a grant of Rwf28,5 billion and a credit facility amounting to Rwf28,1 billion. The support forms part of the IDA’s regional Eastern Africa Regional Statistics Programme for Results project. Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning, Claudine Uwera, has stated that the regional statistics programme aims to strengthen, coordinate, disseminate and utilise primary economic and social statistics. The programme covers three countries, including Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. The Minister has stated that the financing is expected to support the country in implementing its national strategy for the development of statistics between 2019 and 2024.
TANZANIA – 26 JUL 2022
• DAR ES SALAAM – 26 JUL 2022 (16H00) President Samia Hassan has announced the appointment of Ambassador Caroline Chipeta as the incoming Tanzanian Ambassador to The Hague, Netherlands. Prior to the appointment, Chipeta served as the Director of the Legal Affairs Unit in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation. Presidential Communications Director Zuhura Yunus has issued a statement indicating that the appointment of Chipeta as Tanzania’s Ambassador to The Hague is with effect from today, 26 July 2022.
ZAMBIA – 26 JUL 2022
• LUSAKA – 26 JUL 2022 (03H35) President Hakainde Hichilema is expected to conduct a two-day working visit to the Nort Western Province of Zambia from today, 26 July 2022, until 27 July 2022. Hichilema is expected to officiate the Enterprise Nickel Mine opening ceremony today in the Kalumbila district and commission the Kalene hills fruit processing plant in the Mwinilunga district on Wednesday, 27 July 2022. Provincial Minister Robert Lihefu stated that with the opening of these two projects, local community members are expected to be employed, which will contribute to the country’s economy and end poverty in the region.
• LUSAKA – 26 JUL 2022 (05H00) President Hakainde Hichilema is expected to attend the Kulamba traditional ceremony on 27 August 2022 at the invitation of the King of the Chewa people of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique Kalonga Undi, at Mkaika in Katete. The Kulamba ceremony is in celebration of the Chewa-speaking people in the eastern part of Zambia. Undi stated that in order to raise funding for the event, the organising committee will hold a fundraising dinner at the Government Complex in Lusaka on 29 July 2022.
ZIMBABWE – 26 JUL 2022
• HARARE – 25 JUL 2022 (22H50) The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, John Mangudya, announced the central bank’s launch of 2,000 gold coins into the market. Mangudya stated that the gold coins were introduced as an alternative store of value to the United States dollar. Mangudya noted that the value of one coin is currently $1,823.80. Mangudya further noted that the coins can be purchased through several currencies, including the South African rand, the Botswana Pula, the British pound, the Euro and the Australian dollar. Mangudya stated that the price of coins will be published daily at 08H00 and will be based on the previous day’s London Bullion Market Association OM fix plus an additional 5% to cover the cost of production and distribution of the coins.
UPCOMING EVENTS – 26 JUL 2022
• ZIMBABWE: Public sector workers under the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU) have announced plans to embark on a two-day industrial action demonstration from Wednesday, 27 July 2022, until Thursday, 28 July 2022.
• ZAMBIA: Zimtrade Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Allan Majuru announced that Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show (ZACS) is expected to take place from 27 July 2022 until 01 August 2022.
• MALAWI: The Concerned Citizens of Malawi (CCM) and five other non-governmental organizations have announced plans to embark on a nationwide demonstration on 28 July 2022.
• MOZAMBIQUE: The 10th Criminal Section of the Judicial Court of the City of Maputo is expected to deliver the verdict and sentencing in the case of embezzlement at the Ministry of Labour’s Directorate of Migratory Labour (DTM) on Thursday, 28 July 2022.
• BOTSWANA: The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced that the Moselewapula ward in Francistown West will hold its by-elections on 30 July 2022.
• ANGOLA: Protest expected in the vicinity of Luanda on Monday, 08 August 2022.
• KENYA: Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that general elections are scheduled to be held on 09 August 2022.
• MALAWI: Protest expected by members of the Advocacy For Eastern Region Development (AFERD) in Balaka and surrounding areas on Thursday, 11 August 2022.
• DEM. REP. CONGO: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) announced that the 42nd SADC Heads of State and Government Summit is expected to be held on Wednesday, 17 August 2022, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
• 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.
• ZAMBIA: President Hakainde Hichilema is expected to attend the Kulamba traditional ceremony on 27 August 2022 at the invitation of the King of the Chewa people of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique Kalonga Undi, at Mkaika in Katete.
• RWANDA: Rwanda is scheduled to host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from 05 September 2022 until 09 September 2022.
• MALAWI: Malawi is scheduled to host the Ngoni event, known as Mfecane, from 26 September 2022 to 30 September 2022 in the Mzimba district.
• LESOTHO: The Kingdom of Lesotho is scheduled to conduct General Elections on 07 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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