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20220830 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE

August 30

ANGOLA – 30 AUG 2022

  • LUANDA – 29 AUG 2022 (19H00) Angola’s National Electoral Commission (CNE) has declared the ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) as the winner of the country’s recent national election, providing President Joao Lourenco with a second term in office. The Commission has stated that the MPLA obtained 51,17% majority votes, while the opposition National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) party received 43,95% votes. The announcement follows as the ruling MPLA party has retained power for an estimated 50 years since the country gained independence from Portugal in 1975. UNITA President Adalberto Costa Junior has rejected the results, citing discrepancies between the Commission’s calculation and the main opposition coalition’s tally.
  • LUANDA – 30 AUG 2022 (12H40) The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) announced that they have submitted a legal complaint to the National Electoral Commission challenging the outcome of the general elections. UNITA stated that they will not accept the outcome until the Commission solves complaints from the party already in its possession. Reports indicate that if the Commission rejects the complaint, the party is allowed to take the matter to the Constitutional Court, which must give a ruling within 72 hours.

 

BOTSWANA – 30 AUG 2022

  • KGALAGADI – 30 AUG 2022 (10H40) Kavango Resources announced that they received the results of a resource test conducted from its Target i10 on its Ditau Camp project. Kavango stated that the results found mineralization, including copper, gold, iron, oxides and iron sulfides. Kavango further noted that the results created a new exploration lead and extended their interest in the area. Kavango stated that further drilling will be required to determine the size and scale of the area before they can start mining the minerals.
  • GABORONE – 30 AUG 2022 (16H15) President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi will undertake a State visit to Zimbabwe from 01 September 2022 until 03 September 2022. This follows after a State visit by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2018. During the visit, the Presidents will discuss means of increasing the bilateral relationships between the countries in accordance with the Bi-National Commission (BNC) signed between both countries in 2018. The sectors included in the discussions are education, agriculture, defence and security, energy, health and environment. During his visit, President Masisi will preside over the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show (ZAS) on 02 September 2022. President Masisi will be accompanied by the First Lady, Minister of Foreign Affairs Lemogang Kwape and other senior Government officials. President Masisi and his delegation will return to Botswana on 03 September 2022.

 

DEM. REP. CONGO – 30 AUG 2022

  • KINSHASA – 30 AUG 2022 (15H20) President Felix Tshisekedi has announced the launch of the Integrated System of Management of Public Contracts (SIGMAP) on Monday, 29 August 2022. SIGMAP has been launched in accordance with President Tshisekedi’s Strategic Plan for Public Finance Reforms (PSRFP), announced on 26 November 2021. SIGMAP is a public procurement management software set to reduce file processing time, ensure traceability, and automatically produce statistics. Further, SIGMAP will include a web portal, which will provide the public with relevant information on procedures that have been followed to award and execute public contracts. The World Bank has provided technical and financial assistance for the implementation of the SIGMAP system.

 

ESWATINI – 30 AUG 2022

  • MPAKA – 30 AUG 2022 (05H55) King Mswati III has arrived at the King Mswati III (KMIII) International Airport today, 30 August 2022. This follows Mswati’s two-week working visit to attend various business meetings. The meetings included the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), investment opportunity meetings in Indonesia and Tunisia, and the Tokyo International Conference in African Development (TICAD8), Tokyo. King Mswati III is expected to attend the 2022 Umhlanga Reed Dance to run from today, 30 August 2022, until Monday, 05 September 2022.

 

ETHIOPIA- 30 AUG 2022

  • ADDIS ABABA – 30 AUG 2022 (07H35) The African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification is expected to start on 20 November 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Reports indicate that during the summit, several Heads of State are expected to gather for renewed high-level political resolve and commitment to enhance Africa’s Industrialisation alongside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) provisions and come to an agreement on a compact between governments and Africa’s private sector, academia and the civil society to bring about a desired and aligned policy for decision making, investment financing, institutional and human capital dedicated towards Africa-industrialisation to enhance prospects of the AfCFTA implementation.

 

GHANA – 30 AUG 2022

  • TAMALE – 29 AUG 2022 (20H40) President Nana Akufo-Addo has directed the Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Colonel Kwadwo Damoah, to resign from his position. The directive follows after a report by Special Prosecutors indicated that Colonel Damoah had been involved in illegal activities and the expiration of his tenure in October 2021. The report indicated that Damoah decreased the tax liabilities of Labianca Company Limited by between 5% and 10%. Acting Deputy Commissioner at GRA, Seidu Iddrisu Iddisah, will preside over the position of Commissioner of the Customs Division of GRA. Iddisah will hold the position as the Custom Divisions Commissioner, pending an appointment by President Akufo-Addo.

 

KENYA – 30 AUG 2022

  • NAIROBI – 29 AUG 2022 (20H25) The Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has ordered the release of all motorbikes impounded by the County Government. This follows after the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) stated that they would have released the impounded vehicles in July 2022 following consultations with the Inspector General of Police. The vehicles had been impounded as the Government called for a ban on motorcycles in the region. Sakaja further requested the City Inspectorate to identify official drop-off and pick-up points in Nairobi. Additionally, Sakaja noted that the cases against motorcycle operators whose vehicles had been impounded will be immediately withdrawn.
  • MERU – 30 AUG 2022 (02H00) United Democratic Alliance (UDA) political party Member of County Assembly (MCA) for Nyaki West candidate Fredrick Mubichi has won the recent election in Meru County. This follows after Mubichi received a total of 2,026 votes against his opponent, Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP) candidate Lewis Kithinji, after receiving 1,976 votes.
  • RONGAI – 30 AUG 2022 (02H10) United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate Paul Kibbet Chebor has won the Rongai Member of Parliament (MP) seat during the Parliamentary election on Monday, 29 August 2022. Chebor obtained a total of 27,021 votes against his opponent, Kenya African National Union (KANU) candidate Raymond Moi, who received 14,715 votes.
  • NAIROBI – 30 AUG 2022 (14H00) The Supreme Court has ordered a recount of electoral votes in 15 Polling Stations following a court hearing today, 29 August 2022. During the recount, officials will open, inspect, scrutinise and recount the votes at the stations. The recount will commence at 14H00 Tuesday, 29 August 2022. Additionally, the recounting will be finalised at 14H00 on Thursday, 01 September, following a Court order. The polling stations include the Nandi Hills and Sinendeti Primary Schools, Belgut, Kapsuser and Cheptukum Primary Schools and Ministry of Water Tanks polling stations in Mombasa, among others. Each Political party will be represented by two officials, in addition to the Supreme Court Registrar, who will supervise the exercise. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will provide copies of the 32A and 34C forms utilised in the 15 polling stations.

 

LESOTHO – 30 AUG 2022

  • MASERU – 31 AUG 2022 (14H00) The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) has confirmed the arrest of two LMPS officers in Maseru. This follows after the two officers illegally sold a firearm to a Mosotho National and requested an M2,000 bribe for his release following his arrest by the officers for being in possession of an illegal firearm. However, the Mosotho National reported the incident at the Lesotho Police Headquarters. The firearm is expected to have been stolen when the 75 firearms had been reported missing at the Mafeteng Police Station in November 2021. The Police have confiscated the firearm and M2,000. The Police will further launch investigations into the matter to identify the origin of the firearm. The suspects have been transferred to the Police headquarters and will appear before the Courts following the directive issued by the Director of Public Prosecution, Hlalefang Motinyane.

 

MADAGASCAR – 30 AUG 2022

  • ANTANANARIVO – 30 AUG 2022 (13H30) UPDATE Protest reported by the Fikambanan’ny Taxi Antananarivo of Renivohitra (FTAR). The members gathered at the Analakely City Hall and marched towards Anosy. The members have refused the legalisation of motorcycle taxis. This follows due to concerns of the legalisation set to affect the livelihood of FTAR members. The Police are expected to be deployed to monitor the demonstrations. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. (06H00) Protest expected in the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, today, 30 August 2022, by the Fikambanan’ny Taxi Antananarivo of Renivohitra (FTAR). The President of FTAR, Clemence Raharinirina, has noted to the public that the association will embark on a general taxi strike opposing the decision of the Urban Municipality of Antananarivo (CUA) to review the professional status of taxis on 30 August 2022. Commuters are advised to use an alternative means of transport.
  • IKONGO – 30 AUG 2022 (15H45) The Minister of National Defence, General Richard Rakotonirina, has travelled to Ikongo to conduct an oversite visit. The Deputy Gendarmerie Commander is accompanying General Rakotonirina on his visit. The members will discuss the development of the clashes between the Malagasy Police and civilians that occurred on 29 August 2022. During the incident, approximately 18 civilians died, and 34 had been injured. The Army has provided a Military aircraft to assist with evacuating injured civilians to the Ifanadiana hospital.

 

MALAWI – 30 AUG 2022

  • MZUZU – 29 AUG 2022 (20H10) The Mzimba North District Health Office Spokesperson Lovemore Kabaye has confirmed an outbreak of Cholera in the region. This followed after the Health offices transferred a sample from a patient suspected to have Cholera to the Mzuzu Central hospital laboratory for confirmation. The case has been confirmed in a civilian being treated at a special ward within the St Johns hospital. Health authorities are expected to establish contact tracing operations. The public has been advised to remain vigilant in the area as the disease is expected to spread.

 

MOZAMBIQUE – 30 AUG 2022

  • MAPUTO – 29 AUG 2022 (23H40) Fitch Ratings has announced a decision to upgrade Mozambique’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to CCC+ from the previous rating of CCC. Fitch has also removed the Long-Term IDRs from Under Criteria Observation (UCO). The upgrade of Mozambique’s IDRs reflects several key rating drivers, including an agreement of a three-year $456 million Extended Credit Facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with $91 million set to be disbursed in 2022. Fitch expects the programme to avail additional concessional funding from multilateral partners, including the World Bank. The easing of Mozambique’s external funding constraints also coincides with an increase in the country’s external debt servicing costs in 2022 and onwards, following the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) expiration in December 2021. Fitch further predicts gross domestic product (GDP) growth to increase to 7,7% in 2024 and remain elevated through 2026.

 

NIGERIA – 30 AUG 2022

  • KANO – 29 AUG 2022 (19H20) Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar has provided an N50 million donation for civilians affected by the recent floods. The donation has been announced on Monday, 29 August 2022, at an event to receive former Kano State Governor Ibrahim Shakarau to the PDP from the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). The donation has been provided to assist the people at the textile market in Kano, Kantin Kwari. This follows after the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) reported material damages valued at approximately N200 million, in addition to the damage to about 200 shops affected by the flooding in the area.
  • LAGOS – 30 AUG 2022 (12H15) Delta Airlines announced that it will suspend flight operations from Lagos to New York from 04 October 2022. Delta Airlines noted that they took the decision in order to fit the current environmental demands. Delta Airlines further noted that this decision will not affect its Lagos-Atlanta services. Delta Airlines stated that passengers affected by their decision will be accommodated on any of its flights or through its joint venture partnership with other airlines.

 

RWANDA – 30 AUG 2022

  • KIGALI – 30 AUG 2022 (15H55) The Minister of National Administration, Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney, has announced that about 800 families residing near the CIMERWA factory will be relocated. The announcement had been made following a meeting between Vianney and President Paul Kagame on Monday, 29 August 2022. The members will be relocated as they filed petitions in 2019 regarding the issues in the area, which include cement inhalation, the blasting of mortars, and cement overflowing onto their crops, among other issues. Reports indicate that not all 800 families seek to be relocated, as they have not yet been affected. However, The Government will mandate the relocation of all families due to the health issues caused to the residents. The Government and CIMERWA will collaborate to identify and provide the people with land to relocate.

 

TANZANIA – 30 AUG 2022

  • DAR ES SALAAM – 30 AUG 2022 (15H30) Tanzania Electricity Supply Company (Tanesco) has announced a power outage in various regions of the State. The disruptions will follow as the power generation capacity has been reduced due to the decreased water levels at the hydropower in Mtera Dam, between the Iringa and Dodoma Regions. The affected areas include Ruvuma, Mbeya, Mwanza, Iringa, Manyara, Singida, Geita, Arusha, Morogoro, Shinyanga, Njombe, Tanga, Coastal and Dar es Salaam. Tanesco has deployed technicians to attend to the situation. Residents are advised that relevant updates will be issued as the situation progresses.

 

ZAMBIA – 30 AUG 2022

  • NDOLA – 30 AUG 2022 (13H00) Protest expected by employees of the Indeni Petroleum Refinery in Ndola tomorrow, 31 August 2022. Reports indicate that employees are expected to protest due to unpaid redundancy packages. Therefore, the employees demanded that their packages be paid today, 30 August 2022, before embarking on an industrial action tomorrow.

 

ZIMBABWE – 30 AUG 2022

  • HARARE – 30 AUG 2022 (07H05) President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to attend the 27th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt from 07 November 2022 until 08 November 2022, following an invitation by his counterpart President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Mnangagwa stated that during the visit, he is expected to meet El-Sisi to discuss ways of strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of health, capacity building and training programmes for Zimbabweans in the field of tourism, agriculture and pharmaceuticals.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 30 AUG 2022

  • ZAMBIA: Protest expected by employees of the Indeni Petroleum Refinery in Ndola tomorrow, 31 August 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.
  • ZAMBIA: The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced that by-elections have been scheduled for the Kabushi and Kwacha Constituencies in the Copperbelt province on Thursday, 15 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.
  • NIGERIA: Delta Airlines announced that it will suspend flight operations from Lagos to New York from 04 October 2022.
  • 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.
  • NIGERIA: The Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) has announced that Local Government Elections are scheduled to be held in the State on 15 October 2022.
  • ZIMBABWE: The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) is set to hold its 7th Congress from 26 October 2022 until 29 October 2022.
  • ZIMBABWE: President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to attend the 27th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt from 07 November 2022 until 08 November 2022, following an invitation by his counterpart President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
  • ETHIOPIA: The African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification is expected to start on 20 November 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • 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.
  • RWANDA: Rwanda is expected to host the 35th Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board from 13 March 2023 to 16 March 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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