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20220810 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE

August 10

ANGOLA – 10 AUG 2022

  • DUNDO – 09 AUG 2022 (19H40) Luachimo Hydroelectric Dam Project Director Joaquim Costa has announced the commencement of testing procedures ahead of the launch of operations at the project’s initial two turbines. This follows the launch of rehabilitation and expansion works at the hydroelectric dam with the aim of increasing energy generation capacity to benefit more than 180,000 residents in the city of Dundo and in the municipalities of Cambulo and Lucapa. The initial two turbines, with the capacity to produce 17 megawatts (mW) of electricity, have been installed at the dam, with testing procedures expected to be launched in due course. Costa has stated that the assembly of the additional two other turbines is at 60% completion. The project, estimated at more than $212 million, is expected to increase the energy capacity provided by the infrastructure from 8,4 to 34 mW, exceeding the local need, with 50% of the energy produced expected to remain as a reserve.

 

BOTSWANA – 10 AUG 2022

  • GABORONE – 10 AUG 2022 (02H40) The National Assembly has announced the appointment and transfers of Senior Public Officers. The adjustment includes Kegonne Baipoledi, who has been elected as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands and Water Affairs, Wesson Manchwe has been appointed as Acting Director of Public Prosecutions in the Attorney General’s Chambers, Tlotlego Makepe has been elected as the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Office of the President. Additionally, Gelen Chilisa has been transferred from the Ministry of State President to the Ministry of Entrepreneurship as Deputy Permanent Secretary, and Tebogo Bagopi has been transferred to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development as Deputy Permanent Secretary, among others. The appointments and transfers will take effect immediately.
  • GABORONE – 10 AUG 2022 (08H00) The Ministry of Health has announced a recorded increase in Diarrhoeal diseases across the country, affecting minors under the age of five years. The Ministry has noted that more than 300 cases of diarrhoea with dehydration have been recorded since 03 July 2022 in several areas, including Ngami, Okavango, Greater Francistown and the Ghanzi District Health Management Team. The Ministry has placed all health officials on high alert and assured the population that necessary health services will be provided. Members of the public are advised to exercise adequate hygiene.

 

DEM. REP. CONGO – 10 AUG 2022

  • KINSHASA – 10 AUG 2022 (06H10) United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid his official working visit on Tuesday, 09 August 2022 and today, 10 August 2022. During his stay, Blinken held discussions with President Tshisekedi and other Congolese leaders, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Christophe Lutundula, regarding issues between DRC and Rwanda and the report of the United Nations (UN) mission in the DRC. Furthermore, Blinken called on the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels to cease their actions and hold peace negotiations.
  • BISHUSHA – 10 AUG 2022 (06H15) The Youth President of the Tutsi community, Vincent Tengera, has denounced recent security threats against community members in Bwiza and Kitshanga. Tengera has stated that the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels have begun recruiting youth members from the communities. The President has noted that law enforcement would carry out operations to detain the rebels. This follows after four members of the Tutsi community were arrested and detained in security and intelligence service cells in the area around Kitshanga and pleaded for further increase in security intervention to protect the communities. Security officials in the Bishusha Groupement have also vowed to discuss the issue with the local security council.
  • BUTEMBO – 10 AUG 2022 (17H30) UPDATE Local officials have confirmed the deaths of at least five people, including two Police officers, following an Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attack on the Kakwangura Prison in the eastern town of Butembo. Congolese Army Spokesperson Anthony Mwalushay has stated that the attack occurred during the transfer of prisoners at the facility on 09 August 2022. Following the incident, three ADF rebels had been killed in Mumole by local civilians in a presumed act of vigilantism. Butembo Mayor Mowa Baeki-Telly has confirmed that the prison, which previously housed more than 800 inmates, currently only has 50 prisoners. The Mayor has stated that extensive efforts are ongoing to locate and detain the escapees. (12H40) Two Police officers were killed, and more than 800 detainees escaped Tuesday evening, 09 August 2022, during the attack on a prison by suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels at the central prison of Kakwangura in the town of Butembo. The Spokesperson of the Army in Beni, Captain Antony Mualushayi, stated that ADF rebels attacked the prison and shot sporadically at the security personnel. According to a prison source, only 49 prisoners have been reported in detention out of the 872 people that were detained.

 

ESWATINI – 10 AUG 2022

  • MBABANE – 10 AUG 2022 (10H00) Pro-democracy Members of Parliament (MPs) Mthandeni Dube and Bacede Mabuza have arrived at the High Court of eSwatini for the continuation of the trial today, 10 August 2022. Mabuza is expected to provide his defence against the alleged charges of terrorism. Mabuza has also claimed that the Speaker in Parliament has been defensive and obstructed their arguments during their court proceedings.

 

ETHIOPIA- 10 AUG 2022

  • ADDIS ABABA – 10 AUG 2022 (13H30) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Ethiopia is scheduled to host the African Technology Fair between 07 September 2022 and 09 September 2022. The Ministry’s Public Diplomacy Director General Ambassador Dina Mufti has stated that solar energy, electric vehicles, digital payment systems, telecommunications, banking and insurance services are among the sectors that are set to be prioritised during the event. Ambassador Dina has further noted that the Fair is expected to promote economic growth and enhance economic diplomacy in the country. An estimated 45,000 people, including foreign companies engaged in cyber security, biotechnology, solar energy and communication, are expected to attend the Fair.

 

GHANA – 10 AUG 2022

  • ACCRA – 10 AUG 2022 (11H30) The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced a mandatory road tow levy for motorists aimed at reducing road accidents. The initiative, set to be implemented by the Road Safety Management Services Limited (RSMSL), aims to ensure that all vehicles that are no longer roadworthy are towed at an annual fee. As part of the mandatory levy, taxicabs are required to pay an annual fee of GHS50, whereas passenger busses will pay GHS80, and heavy-duty vehicles GHS300 and GHS500, respectively. The General Secretary of GPRTU, Godfred Abulbire, stated that the Union is targeting 2,6 million vehicles, adding that motorists who did not subscribe to the service will not be allowed to operate at the Union’s terminals.
  • ACCRA – 10 AUG 2022 (15H00) Ghanaian Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has received Chargé d’Affairs at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy in Accra, Amer Al Alawi, for an official meeting at the Foreign Affairs Ministry Headquarters in Accra today, 10 August 2022. During the meeting, the two officials held discussions regarding bilateral relations and several other issues of common interest. Al Alawi has reiterated the UAE’s continued commitment to strengthening existing bilateral cooperation and relations between the country and the Republic of Ghana. Botchwey has also commended the bilateral ties between the UAE and Ghana, which have witnessed significant development in 2022 through the signing of several important and strategic memoranda of understanding (MoUs).
  • ACCRA – 10 AUG 2022 (17H00) The Fitch rating agency has announced a decrease of Ghana’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency (LTFC) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to CCC from the previous rating of B-. Fitch has stated that the downgrade reflects the deterioration of Ghana’s public finances, contributing to a prolonged lack of access to Eurobond markets, which has led to a significant decline in external liquidity. This follows as Government has requested support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is expected to lead to additional financing from the Fund and other multilateral lenders. However, Fitch has noted that the Government’s high-interest costs and structurally low revenue as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have increased the likelihood that IMF support will necessitate debt treatment.

 

KENYA – 10 AUG 2022

  • NAIROBI – 09 AUG 2022 (19H00) The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that by-elections in eight electoral areas, including Kakamega and Mombasa Governor elections, are scheduled to be held on 23 August 2022. This follows after the elections in the areas had been suspended due to a discrepancy in the ballot papers. The IEBC has stated that the by-elections have been scheduled for 23 August 2022 to allow the complete conclusion of the General Election processes. The other electoral areas that are expected to hold elections on 23 August 2022 are Member of Parliament (MP) elections in Rongai, Kitui Rural, Kacheliba and Pokot South constituencies. Member of the County Assemblies (MCA) elections to be held on 23 August 2022 are Nyaki West in Meru County and Wanjenga in Embakasi, Nairobi County.
  • MARALAL – 09 AUG 2022 (20H30) Service disruption reported across Kenya’s Samburu County. Reports indicate that residents are experiencing an electricity supply disruption across the County. The reason for the power supply interruption remains undetermined at this time. Kenya Power is yet to respond to the situation.
  • MOMBASA – 10 AUG 2022 (13H20) Mombasa Police have arrested Presiding Officer Nicholas Motatiro and his Deputy, Sawia Kirunda, for refusing to count votes at the Utange polling station in the Kisauni constituency. This follows after the two officials had been reported to the Kisauni Constituency Returning Officer Ibrahim Wario. Police have stated that Motatiro and Kirunda have been arrested and detained at the Bamburi Police Station pending further legal proceedings. The two suspects are expected to be charged with intentionally declining to count ballot papers at the polling station under the Elections Act of 2016.
  • NAIROBI – 10 AUG 2022 (17H20) UPDATE IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has confirmed that the results of Kenya’s General Elections 2022 are scheduled to be announced to the public on Thursday, 11 August 2022. (16H00) Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has announced that the final Presidential results are expected to be announced in due course. This follows the completion of tallying efforts at voting stations across the country. Chebukati has stated that the Commission is required to compare and verify uploaded forms before officiating the result. The Chairman further noted that the Commission will not verify the tallying process until the receipt of the original images of Form 34A and 34B from the returning officers at the national tallying centre.
  • MACHAKOS – 10 AUG 2022 (18H00) Incumbent Machakos Town Member of Parliament (MP) and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party candidate Victor Munyaka has conceded defeat in the Machakos Town parliamentary election. This follows preliminary results indicating that Maendeleo Chap Chap party candidate Caleb Mule received the majority vote during the election on 09 August 2022.

 

LESOTHO – 10 AUG 2022

  • MASERU – 10 AUG 2022 (12H20) The Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) leader and former Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Mothetjoa Metsing is expected to arrive in Lesotho today, 10 August 2022, and appear before the High Court of Lesotho after failing to appear before the Court in December 2021. Chief Justice Sakoane Sakoane issued a warrant of arrest for contempt as Metsing failed to appear in Court without an explanation. This follows after Metsing, along with Selibe Mochoboroane, former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Commander Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli, and four other accused had been charged with treason and murder. The charges are in connection with the 30 August 2014 attempted coup against the Government of former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane.

 

MADAGASCAR – 10 AUG 2022

  • MAHAJANGA – 10 AUG 2022 (07H00) The Malagasy Authorities have announced the decision to ban swimming activities at resorts and beaches within the port city of Mahajanga after 17H00. This follows after the prefecture placed measures following the death of a person who had drowned in Antsanitia on 02 August 2022. In addition, the prefecture placed further measures following an increase in tourists in the port city of Mahajanga.

 

MALAWI – 10 AUG 2022

  • LILONGWE – 10 AUG 2022 (14H00) The Malawian Immigration Department has launched a process to repatriate illegal Ethiopian immigrants from the country as part of efforts to decongest Malawi’s correctional facilities. The process, being carried out by the Malawian Government in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia, is also supported by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Central Region Immigration and Citizenship Services Department Spokesperson Pasqually Zulu has stated that the repatriation exercise had previously been delayed due to logistical challenges, such as air ticket purchases, travel documentation and medical tests necessary prior to departure. Zulu has noted that the repatriation is expected to significantly reduce the number of inmates in prisons while also enhancing the country’s social-economic development. The Spokesperson has noted that the initial cohort comprising 112 Ethiopians is scheduled to depart the country through the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe between today, 10 August 2022 and tomorrow, 11 August 2022.

 

MOZAMBIQUE – 10 AUG 2022

  • PALMA – 09 AUG 2022 (19H30) Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has announced that the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) extracted from the Coral South field off the coast of Palma in the northern province of Cabo Delgado is scheduled to commence in October 2022. The President has stated that Mozambique will be the first country in the East Africa region to export LNG. Nyusi has also noted that estimated have indicated that the initial production is expected to contribute an additional 1,1% to economic growth in 2023. The LNG is expected to be produced on a floating platform owned by a consortium led by Italian energy company Eni. The platform arrived in Mozambican waters in January 2022 and has since been anchored in Area 4 of the Rovuma Basin, approximately 40 kilometres (km) from the mainland. The Coral South project is expected to produce 3,4 million tonnes of LNG annually during its estimated 25-year lifespan.
  • MAPUTO – 10 AUG 2022 (10H45) Mozambique is scheduled to host the 57th edition of the Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Fair of Mozambique (FACIM) in Maputo on Monday 29 August 2022 until 04 September 2022. The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has noted that the Fair will provide a platform for exchange and cooperation, including a series of activities such as exhibitions, seminars, promotion sessions and contact exchanges. The Ministry’s Investment and Export Promotion Agency (AIPEX) has indicated that the Fair will allow national and foreign business innovators to exchange and cooperate over the Financial Services and Insurance Exhibition Pavilion, including Exporter’s Pavilion and the Employment, Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation Fair, among other youth initiatives.

 

NIGERIA – 10 AUG 2022

  • ABUJA – 10 AUG 2022 (01H10) The Federal Government has approved an N100 billion investment to indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare investors. The investment has been provided to increase the local production of medicines and medical consumables. President Muhammadu Buhari announced the investment while receiving Executive Members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). The investment in the private pharmaceutical sector has been provided with assistance from the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Minister of Health is set to collaborate with Nigerian Medical experts to increase the overall knowledge and skills towards brain operations.
  • ASABA – 10 AUG 2022 (04H25) The Academic Staff of Colleges of Education (ASCE), Kwara State, has suspended its nine-week strike action. The strike action has been suspended following the signing of an agreement between Union leaders led by State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Issah Aliyu Ore and the State Head of Service (HOS), Susan Modupe Oluwole. HOS Oluwole noted that the State Government will address the request for an increase in the pensioners’ take-home pay following the conclusion of the ongoing pensioners’ verification exercise. NLC Chairman Aliyu Ore noted that the Union will commence operations immediately following the signing of the agreement.
  • ABUJA – 10 AUG 2022 (06H30) The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to convene today, 10 August 2022, to set a date for the emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) following the cessation of the 90 days of granting the NWC by NEC. This follows after an 11th NEC meeting of the APC on 20 April 2022 in Abuja, and the party decided to grant the APC NWC for three months. The NEC’s management was given to the NWC following a motion moved by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, seconded by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. Lawan’s motion stated that the NWC should take over the NEC’s ruling, yet Governor Nasir el-Rufai, amended the motion, noting that the NWC should exercise the NEC’s management for 90 days. The amendment to Lawan’s motion was subsequently ratified el-Rufai’s amendment conferred the powers of the NEC under Article 13(3)(ii)(iii) (iv)(v) and (vi) on the NWC for 90 days, in which concluded that the NWC was empowered to discharge all functions of the NEC in Articles 13.3 (ii) of the APC Constitution.
  • ENUGU – 10 AUG 2022 (08H45) Members of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), and the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), have vowed to continue to strike over the failure to include Local Government workers and primary school teachers in the state on the N30,000 minimum wage consequential adjustment. The Chairman of the state NUT, Theophilus Odo, has appealed to the Government to approve the minimum wage for the teachers, noting that other workers in the state have received the minimum wage. This comes as the unions declared a strike notice on 28 July 2022, demanding that minimum wage and consequential adjustments be paid to workers.
  • AJINGI – 10 AUG 2022 (09H00) The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has announced the death of three people, and 495 families have been displaced due to the flooding in the Ajingi Local Government Area (LGA) of the State. The Executive Secretary of Kano SEMA, Saleh Jili, stated that several communities had been affected, including Toranke, Kara Malama, Chuna, and Balare. Jili stated that the state had deployed emergency personnel to the communities affected to conduct damage assessments and assist the flood victims. This follows after recent heavy rainfall between 03 August 2022 and 04 August 2022 in the LGA’s.
  • KADUNA – 10 AUG 2022 (15H30) The armed group responsible for the attack and kidnapping of passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train in March 2022 has released an additional seven hostages. Kaduna Media Representative Tukur Mamu has stated that the seven hostages include a family of six and an elderly woman. One of the released hostages, identified as Abubakar Idris Garba, is reported to be a staff member of the National Assembly Service Commission and the relative of a former Military Administrator of Kano and Benue States. The release of the hostages reportedly follows after one of the released individuals experienced life-threatening health challenges that recently deteriorated. However, it remains undetermined if a ransom amount had been paid to secure the release of the hostages.
  • OSOGBO – 10 AUG 2022 (16H20) Osogbo Magistrates Court Chief Magistrate Olufemi Ayilara has charged a wanted cultist in the Osun State, identified as Hammed Rasheed, with nine counts of murder, disruption of public peace, and cultism, among others. This follows after State Police, in collaboration with Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) forces, recently arrested Rasheed in connection to the fatal shootings of Inspector Gbenga Eke and Hassan Adedeji. Police Prosecutor Elisha Olusegun has stated that Magistrate Ayilara has remanded Rasheed in custody at the Ilesa Prison and adjourned the case until 07 October 2022, pending further investigations.

 

RWANDA – 10 AUG 2022

  • KIGALI – 09 AUG 2022 (23H40) President Paul Kagame has received letters of Credence from Wang Xuekun and Andrew Zumbe Kumwenda. Xuekun will be presiding as China’s Ambassador to Rwanda. Additionally, Kumwenda will preside as the High Commissioner of Malawi. The members are set to commence with their duties with immediate effect.
  • KIGALI – 10 AUG 2022 (06H00) The United States (US) State Department has announced that Secretary Antony Blinken is scheduled to embark on an official working visit to Rwanda from today, 10 August 2022, until Thursday, 11 August 2022. The State Department has stated that Blinken is expected to meet with senior Rwandan Government officials and civil society members to discuss bilateral priorities, including peacekeeping initiatives. The Secretary is expected to hold talks regarding the Rwandan Government’s role in reducing tensions and ongoing unrest in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Blinken is also set to discuss democracy and human rights concerns, including transnational repression, limiting space for dissent and political opposition, and the wrongful detention of US Lawful Permanent Resident Paul Rusesabagina.
  • KIGALI – 10 AUG 2022 (07H30) The Rwanda Convention Bureau and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF America) are scheduled to host the Kigali Global Dialogue in Kigali from today, 10 August 2022, to 12 August 2022. The three-day conference is expected to be attended by participants from more than 50 countries, including policymakers, industry experts, academics, and investors, to develop solutions to the global community’s sustainable development challenges. Participants will deliberate on various topics, including building resilient societies and lessons from the pandemic, particularly at the losses and inequities exposed in health. The dialogue also aims to bring the experiences and stories of African communities, countries, and business people to the world.

 

TANZANIA – 10 AUG 2022

  • IWAWA – 09 AUG 2022 (19H00) President Samia Suluhu has officially launched the Njombe-Makete Road project during a ceremony held in the Makete District today, 09 August 2022. This follows after the Head of State embarked on an official working visit to the Njombe Region. The launch of the 107,4 kilometre (km) Njombe-Makete Road project follows after the recent completion of the project’s construction phase.
  • DAR ES SALAAM – 10 AUG 2022 (15H00) The High Court Commercial Division has instructed the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to reimburse a total of Sh15,1 billion to two construction companies for breach of contracts relating to the construction of container depots at the ports of Dar es Salaam and Tanga. This follows after the Court ruled in favour of JV Tangerm Construction Company Limited and Technocombine Construction Limited, announcing that the TPA breached the contracts in several aspects, including delayed payments and altering the scope of work. Judge Mustapha Kambona Ismail ruled that the delays by TPA in issuing approvals and effecting payments have rendered the joint venture to suffer significant losses. The Judge awarded the plaintiff general damages of Sh5 billion, stating that TPA’s negligent conduct is sufficient material upon which the award of general damages may be awarded. The joint venture also lodged a claim of Sh10,6 billion and Sh815 million for damages arising from idle time for plant equipment and labour at the ex-Copper site, Sh12 billion and Sh794,6 million for idle time for plant equipment and labour during the completion of the ex-AMI Yard up to the date of termination of Dar es Salaam port. The plaintiff also demanded Sh241,4 million arising from the prolonged suspension of the Dar es Salaam project and Sh18,4 billion spent from the time the variations were issued to the time of approval and implementation of the Dar es Salaam project. The company also claimed Sh850 million, which constituted a loss of profit from works in respect of the ex-Copper Yard.

 

ZAMBIA – 10 AUG 2022

  • LUSAKA – 10 AUG 2022 (14H40) The Governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe have announced that efforts are being expedited regarding the operationalisation of an agro-industrial park. This follows after the two Governments and private sector representatives recently held a meeting to assess and review the implementation of a roadmap for the proposed project. Zimbabwean Ministry of Industry and Commerce Chief Director Florence Makumbe has stated that the meeting follows recent discussions regarding the proposal, during which Zambian authorities prioritised the issue of resource mobilisation. Zambian Industry Director Sunday Chikoti has noted that resources are essential for the launch of the project. In this regard, the Ministry of Industry has engaged in discussions with development partners to ensure the reality of the project and to facilitate increased efficiency. The project’s primary features include an agro-processing unit focusing on promoting agricultural produce, including dairy products. Chikoti has stated that the proposed agro-industrial park is also expected to promote regional value chains.

 

ZIMBABWE – 10 AUG 2022

  • HARARE – 10 AUG 2022 (09H30) Zimbabwean activist and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga is scheduled to appear before the Harare Magistrates Court today, 10 August 2022, for allegedly inciting violence during protests held against the Government in June 2020. Dangarembga is expected to defend her case before the anti-corruption Court. The Court dismissed Dangarembga’s application for discharge during a case proceeding on Thursday, 04 August 2022.
  • HARARE – 10 AUG 2022 (09H45) Protest expected in the vicinity of Harare by members of the MenBelievED Movement on Saturday, 27 August 2022. The MenBelievED Movement has called on the population, all affiliates and patriotic organizations to participate in the #ISTANDWITHED Solidarity March towards a victorious 2023. Demonstrators are expected to gather at various public spaces and proceed to Robert Mugabe Square in Harare. Motorists are advised to avoid all affected areas. Police will be deployed to the scene.
  • HARARE – 10 AUG 2022 (11H15) Businessperson William Mutumanje’s fuel importing company BatteryGate has suspended operations after a supplier reportedly failed to deliver 500,000 litres of diesel fuel. This follows after the staff received a statement noting that the company has ceased operations indefinitely due to difficulties, and all company properties will be issued to Lumumba’s Personal Assistant, Ruvimbo Ganda. The company has also noted that salaries will be issued in due course.
  • PLUMTREE – 10 AUG 2022 (16H20) Fire reported at the Kombani Africa Lodge Hotel in Plumtree, Matabeleland South province. Reports indicate that a fire is currently ongoing at several buildings within the facility. The fire reportedly originated from the bush area before spreading to the lodge. Extensive damage to the facility’s infrastructure has been incurred due to the fire. All staff members and guests have been evacuated from the facility. The Fire Brigade is on the scene and is attempting to contain the fire.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 10 AUG 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).
  • MALAWI: Protest expected nationwide in Malawi on Thursday, 18 August 2022.
  • TANZANIA: Tanzania is scheduled to host the 2022 Annual Nile Basin Council (NBC) of Ministers Meeting on Friday, 19 August 2022, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • GHANA: Protest expected in the vicinity of Tamale in the Northern region of Ghana on Saturday, 20 August 2022, from 09H00.
  • GHANA: Protest expected by members of the Arise Ghana group on 22 August 2022, in Kumasi.
  • KENYA: The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that by-elections in eight electoral areas, including Kakamega and Mombasa Governor elections, are scheduled to be held on 23 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.
  • 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.
  • ZIMBABWE: Protest expected in the vicinity of Harare by members of the MenBelievED Movement on Saturday, 27 August 2022.
  • MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambique is scheduled to host the 57th edition of the Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Fair of Mozambique (FACIM) in Maputo on Monday, 29 August 2022 and 04 September 2022.
  • 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.
  • ETHIOPIA: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Ethiopia is scheduled to host the African Technology Fair between 07 September 2022 and 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.
  • GHANA: Ghana is expected to host an International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEC) at the Burma Hall, within the Ghana Armed Forces Headquarters in Accra, on 11 October 2022 and 12 October 2022.
  • 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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