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August 5

ANGOLA – 05 AUG 2022

  • LUANDA – 04 AUG 2022 (23H00) The National Assembly (NA) has issued invitations to 50 foreign entities to travel to Angola with the aim of observing and monitoring the country’s upcoming elections on 24 August 2022. The NA has stated that the entities are expected to start arriving in the country as of next week, 08 August 2022. The invitations had been issued following a meeting by members of the Presidents of the Parliamentary Groups, led by NA Deputy José Semedo, a member of the ad-hoc committee established to oversee the execution of the assignment by the observers. Semedo has stated that the observers’ objectives include verifying the transparency, internal and international credibility and fairness of the Angolan electoral process. The foreign entities include 15 members of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), the Community of Southern African Countries (SADC), of the Organization of American States, as well as Representatives of political parties at the regional level.
  • LUANDA – 05 AUG 2022 (12H50) The President of the Republic, Joao Lourenco, has expressed the need to promote and expand bilateral cooperation between Angola and Niger. This follows after President Lourenco praised the efforts undertaken by his Niger counterpart, Mohamed Bazoum, to strengthen national cohesion and performance in the search for stability and security in the Sahel region. In addition, President Lourenco congratulated the Republic of Niger on its 62nd Independence Anniversary from France in 1960, which was observed on 03 August 2022.


BOTSWANA – 05 AUG 2022

  • GABORONE – 04 AUG 2022 (21H30) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Mokgweetsi Masisi have led successful talks during the South Africa-Botswana Business Roundtable at the Gaborone International Convention Centre in Botswana today, 04 August 2022. The Business Forum aimed to enhance collaboration in trade and investment and prospective joint venture partnerships between the two countries. During the event, business leaders from the two countries identified measures to address trade and investment barriers and strengthened cooperation between Government and private sector in improving localisation, export promotion efforts and industrialisation. President Ramaphosa has also agreed to a feasible joint public-private partnership investment of both Governments on the 129 kilometres (km) Lephalale-Mamabule rail line to enhance regional value chains. The President further called for accelerated investment in catalytic development projects to strengthen growth in the sectors of manufacturing, logistics, tourism and technology.
  • KGALAGADI SOUTH – 05 AUG 2022 (06H30) London-listed exploration company Power Metal Resources has commenced the next exploration phase on its Molopo Farms Complex (MFC) project in south-western Botswana. The company has stated that it had mobilized spectral geophysics to the MFC project, targeting a large-scale nickel, copper and platinum group element discovery, to conduct two electromagnetic geophysics surveys to facilitate the precision targeting of planned diamond drill holes for an upcoming drill program. Power Metal Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Johnson stated that its technical team had compiled all project data into a data room to support forward project development. The company also noted that final negotiations were proceeding with Botswana drill contractors for the planned diamond drill programme.


DEM. REP. CONGO – 05 AUG 2022

  • KAMANIOLA – 05 AUG 2022 (07H00) The Congolese and Rwandan Migration Services have announced the resumption of traffic movement at the Kamaniola border between the villages of Kamaniola and Bugarama. This follows after the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda engaged in discussions on cross-border travellers and goods. According to reports, travellers denounced the decision and held a demonstration on 03 August 2022 at the border after the Rwandan migration services announced an additional amount of $50 per package for Congolese passengers.
  • KWAMOUTH – 05 AUG 2022 (10H00) Five people have died following clashes between the commune of Tekes and Yaka in Kwamouth, in Mai-Ndombe province, on Wednesday, 03 August 2022. The President of Kwamouth Civil Society, Martin Suta, has confirmed the incident and stated that the clashes occurred after the village of Mpudumu in Yaka allegedly torched the camp of the customary chief of the village Ngambomi. The Concerned, the Collective of elected officials of Kwamouth has denounced the incident and called for the intervention of the Federal State.
  • GOMA – 05 AUG 2022 (11H20) Protest reported in the locality of Goma, in North Kivu. Several anti-United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) demonstrators are marching in solidarity with the death of 13 victims who were killed during an anti-MONUSCO protest in Goma and Butembo. Various citizen movements of North Kivu have demanded the withdrawal of MONUSCO within 48 hours. This protest comes as the deceased bodies are being buried today, 05 August 2022, in Goma. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are on the scene. The situation remains calm.


ESWATINI – 05 AUG 2022

  • MATSAPHA – 04 AUG 2022 (19H20) The eSwatini Government has announced that King Mswati III has received letters of credence from the Ambassador Designate of Sweden, Mette Matilda Sunnergren, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi to eSwatini, Alexis Bukuru, during a ceremony at the Lozitha Palace. During the presentation, Bukuru noted the Republic of Burundi’s continued commitment to strengthening its partnership with eSwatini. Ambassador Sunnergren has also expressed commitment to continue the work of his predecessors to promote bilateral interests to the benefit of Sweden and eSwatini.
  • MBABANE – 05 AUG 2022 (08H10) The Mswati Law Enforcement has launched an investigation into an arson incident that occurred at a local residence in the Gobholo area earlier today, 05 August 2022. Preliminary reports indicate that unidentified suspects allegedly petrol bombed the residence of a suspected murderer of Sifiso Mtshali. Several vehicles had been damaged due to the fire, including property and goods. Local authorities are on the scene and are assessing the situation.
  • MFENYANA – 05 AUG 2022 (09H40) Garment manufacturer Zheng Yong Swaziland has dismissed more than 20 workers for allegedly participating in a strike for minimum living wages in April 2022. The Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (ATUSWA) has further challenged the dismissals at the Industrial Court and also accused the company of violating the worker’s freedom of association. The union stated that withholding the dues is a form of a union as it violates Section 43 of the Industrial Relations Act, which states that an employer shall promptly remit union dues after collection. This follows after the workers at the Zheng Yong engaged in a strike on 05 April 2022 to 09 May 2022, demanding a wage increase of E15 per hour or E2983 per month. However, the employers approved a 7.25% increase, which is E12 per hour.
  • MANZINI – 05 AUG 2022 (11H15) Protest expected on Tuesday, 09 August 2022, in Mangcongco, in the Inkhundula district of eSwatini by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters of Swaziland (EFFSWA). The union will be demonstrating in support of the community of MaBhukwini, who will be delivering a petition for Justice for Samkeliso Macross Matsebula, who was allegedly killed in July 2022 and an end to Police brutality in eSwatini. This follows after the community held a demonstration and petitioned the Bhunya Police Station on 24 July 2022. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant for the duration of the protest. Police will be deployed to the area.



  • DELO MENNA – 04 AUG 2022 (22H10) Ethiopian civil society authorities have announced that an estimated 8,759 civilians have been displaced following recent armed clashes in the border area between the Oromia and Somali regional states. The displaced civilians include residents from Gura Damole Kebele, in Dello Mena Woreda, Bale Zone of Oromia regional state. The displaced civilians are reportedly being sheltered in the Kole Golba Kebelle area of the Delo Mena Zone. Disaster and Risk Management Bureau Spokesperson Wendemagen Kebede has stated that the clashes follow due to ongoing land and pasture disputes between the two communities. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has recently provided emergency humanitarian support valued at €183,000 to an estimated 2,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dello Mena Woreda. The IRC is also providing emergency relief to more than 150,000 IDPs in the Oromia regional state.


GHANA – 05 AUG 2022

  • ACCRA – 05 AUG 2022 (15H10) The Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Marketers Association has called off its three-day strike. This follows after the members joined the protest by the Ghana National Petroleum and Tanker Drivers Union, who commenced their strike action on Monday 01 August 2022. The members have been protesting the ban on the construction of LPG stations since 2017, among other issues. The LPG Marketers Association has called off the strike following a cabinet meeting on Thursday, 04 August 2022, that lifted the ban on the construction of various gas dispensing facilities.


KENYA – 05 AUG 2022

  • NAIROBI – 05 AUG 2022 (17H25) The Kenya Kwanza political party is expected to hold a rally on Saturday, 06 August 2022, at the Nyayo stadium ahead of the 09 August 2022 General Elections. The party has been allowed to host the rally following a court order on Thursday, 04 August 2022. The announcement has been made by United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Governor candidate Johnson Sakaja following an inspection of the stadium. Candidate Sakaja had been accompanied by Langata Member of Parliament (MP) Nickson Korir, MP Simon Mbugua and Westlands MP candidate Nelson Havi, among others. During the rally, the party is expected to provide various activities to the community as it will be the last rally ahead of the General Elections.
  • NAIROBI – 05 AUG 2022 (17H50) The High Courts of Kenya have ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to use the manual voters’ register during the 09 August 2022 General Elections. The announcement has been made as the courts ruled that it would be unconstitutional to disallow the usage of the manual voters’ register. The Courts have dismissed a letter by the IEBC written to Azimio noting that only the Kenya Integrated Election Management System (KIEM) kits will be used to identify voters. The IEBC will have to use the manual voters’ register should the electronic voter identification device fail.


LESOTHO – 05 AUG 2022

  • MASERU – 04 AUG 2022 (19H30) The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) has announced that efforts are underway to capture two suspects alleged to be former LDF soldiers presumed to be involved in the recent criminal activity in Lesotho and South Africa. LDF Major General Matela Motobakele has stated that intelligence has been received regarding two alleged former Lesotho soldiers engaged in criminal syndicates in neighbouring South Africa. This follows as Lesotho has also recently experienced an increase in armed robberies at financial institutions in the country. Motobakele has stated that the LDF is engaged in negotiations with South African authorities to collaborate efforts to locate and apprehend the suspects.
  • MASERU – 05 AUG 2022 (08H30) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has announced that the 6th SADC Multi-Stakeholder Water Dialogue is scheduled to be held on 05 September 2022 and 07 September 2022 in Maseru. The session will be held with support from the Government of Denmark (Danida), the Governments of Germany in delegated cooperation with the Governments of Australia (AUSaid) and the United Kingdom (UKaid), managed by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), in collaboration with the Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWP-SA). This comes as the GIZ supports the Integrated Catchment Management in Lesotho programme. The sustainable management of Lesotho’s catchments is critical for water, energy and food security in Lesotho.



  • ANTANANARIVO – 05 AUG 2022 (09H30) The Malagasy Government is expected to hold a political and economic meeting with delegates of the European Union (EU) on Monday, 08 August 2022, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Finance Minister of the Republic of Madagascar, Richard Randriamandrato, has stated that discussions would focus on the preparation for the elections in 2023, the import of fuel, and the cost of living in Madagascar, amongst others. Giovanni Di Girolamo, the Ambassador of the European Union, has further raised hopes that discussions would also focus on a fishing agreement between the two countries concerning the agreed amount of fees paid by European vessels fishing in Malagasy waters.
  • ANKAZOBE – 05 AUG 2022 (10H30) The Malagasy Police Command, led by the Command of the Regional Gendarmerie of Ambohidratrimo, neutralized four suspected Dahalo gang members during a law enforcement operation in the commune of Ankazobe, in Analamanga Region on Thursday, 04 August 2022. The Police have also apprehended several other gang members in possession of several weapons and a vessel. Reports indicate that the suspects have been accused of murder and arson of houses in Ankazobe. This follows after the Prosecutor of the Republic, Ladislas Rasamitiana, ordered an immediate deployment of law enforcement to several areas in Madagascar.


MALAWI – 05 AUG 2022

  • MBALA – 04 AUG 2022 (19H00) The Mbala Immigration Office has announced the detainment of 51 Ethiopian nationals involved in a suspected case of human trafficking. This follows after Mbala Immigration Officers launched an investigation after receiving intelligence regarding the whereabouts of the illegal Ethiopian immigrants. Immigration Public Relations Officer Namati Nshinka has stated that an initial 49 Ethiopians had been arrested after being captured in Senka Village, approximately 140 kilometres (km) from Mbala Central, while en route to Nakonde. Preliminary investigations indicate that the immigrants had been travelling to South Africa for employment reasons. Following further investigations, an additional two Ethiopians were apprehended after entering Zambia through Lumi Border illegally. Nshinka has stated that further investigations into the circumstances surrounding the situation are underway.



  • MAPUTO – 04 AUG 2022 (21H00) Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived at the Maputo International Airport in Mozambique. Mnangagwa’s arrival follows ahead of a regional conference on Sustainable and Integrated Management of the Miombo Forest. During the visit, President Mnangagwa is also expected to engage in bilateral discussions with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi regarding bilateral issues and efforts toward strengthening collaboration in the sectors of trade, transport, agriculture and technology.
  • MOCIMBOA DA PRAIA – 05 AUG 2022 (03H00) The Ports and Railways Company of Mozambique (CFM) has announced that efforts are underway to rehabilitate port infrastructure in Mocímboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado province. This follows after CFM recently directed the Executive Directorate of the Northern Region to restore conditions for the resumption of activities at the Port of Mocímboa da Praia. The Mozambican Government recently indicated that the rehabilitation of the state infrastructure destroyed during the armed conflict in the province is expected to cost an estimated MT638 million. The majority of the funds are expected to be allocated to Mocímboa da Praia as it is the district most affected by the unrest. The Port of Mocímboa da Praia is essential for the logistics of the northern Cabo Delgado province’s economy, primarily due to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the district of Palma. The CFM Executive Directorate has also reiterated its intent to expand the Port of Pemba with the aim of capitalising on oil and gas projects.
  • MAPUTO – 05 AUG 2022 (12H30) UPDATE President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived at the Joachim Chissano Conference Center (JCCC) in Maputo, Mozambique, ahead of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) High-Level Session of the Regional Conference on Sustainable and Integrated Management of Miombo woodlands. President Mnangagwa has been received by Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi. (08H00) Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to participate in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) High-Level Session of the Regional Conference on Sustainable and Integrated Management of Miombo forests in Maputo, in Mozambique, today, 05 August 2022. This comes as President Mnangagwa arrived in Mozambique on 04 August 2022, welcomed by Mozambican Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister Veronica Macamo and Zimbabwean Ambassador to Mozambique, Victor Matemadanda, at the Maputo International Airport. During his visit to Mozambique, President Mnangagwa will be signing a declaration agreement to protect indigenous forests from rapid exploitation and a binding declaration enjoining parties to protect the Miombo woodlands on behalf of Zimbabwe. The Miombo woodlands are tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands biome located primarily in Central Africa. Following the session, the two Heads of State are expected to engage in discussions on bilateral issues, including power imports.


NIGERIA – 05 AUG 2022

  • ASABA – 04 AUG 2022 (19H15) The Delta State Police command has established a search operation in the Country. This follows after the command issued a warrant of arrest against the suspects at the Magistrates Court, Asaba. The suspects include Francis Odiakose and Christopher Odiakose. The suspects have been declared wanted for attempted murder, terrorism and other crimes. The command has requested the public to provide any information leading to the suspect’s apprehension. Additionally, the public has been requested to perform a citizen’s arrest should they locate the suspects.
  • ABUJA – 04 AUG 2022 (19H30) The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) issued a 30-day ultimatum to the Government on Thursday, 04 August 2022. The ultimatum has been issued to prevent Governor Ifeanyi Okowa from implementing the Salary Subvention Policy in the state-owned polytechnics. The ultimatum follows after the Delta State Government declined to review its position on the policy. The policy provides that polytechnics’ management contributes 10% of the total monthly wages of employed staff. ASUP is demanding that the salary policy be set aside.


RWANDA – 05 AUG 2022

  • KIGALI – 04 AUG 2022 (23H00) The Rwandan Government has issued a statement in response to recent allegations levelled against the Rwandan Defence Force (RDF) by the United Nations Group of Experts (UNGoE). This follows after the UN Group announced evidence that the RDF is providing logistical support to the March 23 Movement (M23) rebel group operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Rwandan Government Spokesperson Yolande Makolo has stated that the UNGoE has made false allegations regarding the matter, noting that the information contradicts a previous report in June 2022, which contained none of the stated allegations. The allegations include statements that the RDF is providing military logistical support and firearms to the M23 rebel group, which is known to be involved in the recent armed unrest in the DRC’s Rutshuru area. Makolo has stated that the security situation in the Great Lakes Region will be stabilised when all parties to the conflict, including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), are eradicated.
  • RUSIGA – 05 AUG 2022 (11H00) Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has arrived in Rusiga, in the Rulindo District, to participate in the National Harvest Day Ceremony as Honourable Chief Guest today, 05 August 2022. The event aims to support Rwanda’s accomplishments in different sectors of its economy and is used as a platform for setting strategies for further achievements. The Rwandan Community in the diaspora will be joined by Honourable Vincent Biruta, Minister at the Rwanda Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Honourable Rosemary Mbabazi, Minister at the Rwanda Ministry of Youth and Culture, for a special virtual celebration of #Umuganura2022, which is observed as a public holiday in the country.


TANZANIA – 05 AUG 2022

  • DAR ES SALAAM – 04 AUG 2022 (20H00) Tanzania’s Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) has announced revised fuel prices set to come into effect nationwide from 04 August 2022. The announcement follows amid an increased cost of fuel in the global market. The Government recently announced that $42 million is expected to be set aside monthly to subsidise fuel prices at the pump. EWURA has stated that 11 cents have been reduced off each litre of petrol. In Dar es Salaam, the price of petrol is $1,46 per litre, an increase from $1,38 in July 2022. A litre of diesel costs $1,43, an increase from $1,36 in July 2022.
  • MBALIZI – 05 AUG 2022 (14H15) The Head of State, Samia Suhulu Hassan, has inaugurated the Shongo-Mbalizi Water project in Mbalizi, Mbeya. This follows after President Hassan arrived for a two-day working visit in the Mbeya Region today, 05 August 2022. The water project aims to provide water supply to 80,000 residents within the region, with a capacity of producing 8.1 million litres of water per day and a tank of 1.5 million litres of water. The project will be providing water supply to the areas of Mbalizi, Nsalala, Songwe, Milla wa Raili, Mapelele, and Izumbwe. This project is in line with the Government’s efforts, through the Ministry of Water, to improve rural settlement areas to have access to clean and safe water services by 2025.


ZAMBIA – 05 AUG 2022

  • LUSAKA – 05 AUG 2022 (16H30) The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has confirmed the arrest of Surya Energy Limited Exports Manager Aditya Arora. The arrest has been made after Arora attempted to flee the country via plane at the Kenneth Kaunda Airport, Lusaka. Further, Arora has been arrested following a bribe Arora had offered to an employee from the Energy Regulation Board (ERB). Arora attempted to bribe the officer with K4,000 to allow the inclusion of an oil tanker on a list of inspected tankers for the petroleum products transportation licences’. Reports indicate that on 01 July 2022, Surya Energy Limited only made four tankers available for inspection out of the six that Surya applied for in May 2022. Arora is expected to appear before the Courts on Monday, 08 August 2022.


ZIMBABWE – 05 AUG 2022

  • HARARE – 02 AUG 2022 (22H00) The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has confirmed a 4,3 magnitude earthquake near Lake Kariba, -16.869, 28.485. Reports indicate that the earthquake occurred on Tuesday, 02 August 2022, at approximately 22H00. No damage has been reported. However, investigations are ongoing in the area for a full assessment of the situation.
  • HARARE – 05 AUG 2022 (14H00) Zimbabwean Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Frederick Musiiwa Shava, is expected to travel to South Africa to attend the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the Third Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC), which will be held on 10 August 2022. The session of the MTR aims to review progress made in implementing bilateral programmes between South Africa and Zimbabwe under the BNC framework. The MTR will also act as a preparatory meeting for the Fourth Session of the BNC, which is expected to be held later in 2022. Shava will also hold discussions with his counterpart on pertinent bilateral issues between Zimbabwe and South Africa, including migration, trade relations and the proposed dates for convening the BNC, among other things.



  • 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.
  • REP. CONGO: United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to embark on an official working visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between Tuesday, 09 August 2022 and Wednesday, 10 August 2022.
  • RWANDA: The United States (US) State Department has announced that Secretary Antony Blinken is scheduled to embark on an official working visit to Rwanda from Wednesday, 10 August 2022, until Thursday, 11 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.
  • 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.
  • LESOTHO: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has announced that the 6th SADC Multi-Stakeholder Water Dialogue is scheduled to be held on 05 September 2022 to 07 September 2022 in Maseru.
  • 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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