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20220905 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE

September 5

ANGOLA – 05 SEP 2022
• LUANDA – 05 SEP 2022 (11H45) The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) has announced that the Constitutional Court (TC) of Angola will consider its request to declare the ineffectiveness of the minutes of the final electoral results approved on 28 August 2022. The party stated that the request for suspension of the effectiveness meets the presuppositions to be the object of appreciation by the Constitutional Court. This comes after the union requested that the TC declare the minutes of the final results of the 24 August 2022 elections to be ineffective and for the National Electoral Commission (CNE) to be summoned to admit its complaints. UNITA demands that the Angolan National Electoral Commission (CNE) compare the minutes of the polling stations in its possession with the minutes held by the parties, contesting the authorities’ failure to indicate the data relating to the polling stations, which allowed the final accounting.

BOTSWANA – 05 SEP 2022
• GABORONE – 05 SEP 2022 (11H00) Botswana is expected to host the inaugural session of the Botswana-Namibia Bi-National Commission (BNC) on 09 September 2022 in Gaborone. The Heads of State Session will be preceded by the Senior Officials Meeting and the Ministerial Session, which will take place today, 05 September 2022 to 06 September 2022, and 08 September 2022. The BNC will discuss a range of issues of mutual interest under four Thematic Committees, such as Politics and Diplomacy, Economic Cluster, Social Cluster, as well as Defence and Security issues, as well as issues from various sectors of cooperation, including agriculture, water, transport and logistics. The two countries are expected to consider and sign new bilateral Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding. This comes after cooperation had been established between the two countries facilitated through bilateral frameworks of the Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) and the Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security (JPCDS).
• GABORONE – 05 SEP 2022 (12H50) Botswana Diamonds Company has been granted a five-year prospecting licence until June 2027 at the Reivilo cluster of kimberlites in the Barkley West area of South Africa. The company plans to review all the available data on Reivilo prior to finalising its exploration programme. Reivilo is located approximately 110 kilometres (km) northeast of the actively producing Finsch diamond mine.

DEM. REP. CONGO – 05 SEP 2022
• MAMBASA – 05 SEP 2022 (04H45) Attack reported in the vicinity of Kotakoli mining village, located in the territory of Mambasa, Ituri province. Local reports indicate that an armed group suspected to be affiliated with the Mai-Mai militia group have launched an offensive in the village during the absence of security and defence forces. The militia group reportedly set fire to several buildings in the area during the attack. Local reports of injuries and civilian casualties are yet to be confirmed. The situation has led to the displacement of the local population after residents fled to the nearby city of Mangina in the territory of Beni, North Kivu province, due to insecurity concerns. The situation in the village and surrounding areas remains volatile.
• YANGAMBI – 05 SEP 2022 (06H30) Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge is scheduled to preside over the opening ceremony of the preparatory work for the 27th Conference of the Parties on Climate (COP27), which will be held in Yangambi, from 05 September 2022 until 07 September 2022. Lukonde noted efforts against global warming throughout the planet are expected to be discussed and reviewed during the Conference. Lukonde stated that during his visit, he will also meet with various leaders of the population in order to strategize on the general situation of the province. The work of pre-COP27 is being led by the Vice Prime Minister in charge of the environment and sustainable development, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Eve Bazaiba, in collaboration with the Ministry of Scientific Research. The preparatory work for COP27, which is scheduled to be held in Cairo, Egypt, will convene several scientists from different countries.
• KINSHASA – 05 SEP 2022 (08H50) Deputy Jean Marck Kabund, former interim President of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) and President of the Alliance for Change (ACh), is expected to appear before the Court of Cassation for the continuation of his trial today, 05 September 2022. Kabund is being prosecuted for contempt of the Head of State, harmful imputations and defamation. Kabund is still being held in Makala central prison despite previously being placed under house arrest in August 2022. The ACh party has denounced illegal and arbitrary detention.
• KINSHASA – 05 SEP 2022 (10H00) The Kinshasa Government is set to host the preparatory work for the third review of the Government’s economic program supported by the Extended Credit Facility of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held between Wednesday, 07 September 2022, and Tuesday, 13 September 2022. Finance Minister Nicolas Kazadi has stated that the work will focus on the 2023 Finance Law and the quantitative criteria and structural benchmarks. The Council of Ministers noted that the IMF staff visit will be held at the technical level and will focus on the achievements at the end of June 2022. Meanwhile, the Mission of the country team in Kinshasa is scheduled from 19 October 2021 to 01 October 2022. The Head of State, Félix Tshisekedi, welcomed the satisfactory conclusion on June 29 of the consultations under Article 4 and the second review of the Extended Credit Facility granted to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) followed by the immediate disbursement of credit of USD203 million to meet the financing needs of the balance of payment.

ESWATINI – 05 SEP 2022
• MATSAPHA – 05 SEP 2022 (16H40) Commerce, Industry and Trade Minister Manqoba Khumalo has officially launched the 22nd Savings and Credit Cooperative Associations Congress at the Esibayeni Lodge. The event is being attended by participants of financial cooperatives from 22 countries. The annual African Confederation of Cooperatives Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA) Congress aims to promote the development and growth of financial cooperation in the Kingdom of eSwatini. During the inaugural ceremony, Minister Khumalo noted that the Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) are a primary contributor to economic resilience and local economies, with the potential to provide additional support to small to medium business (SMB) owners.

ETHIOPIA- 05 SEP 2022
• ADDIS ABABA – 05 SEP 2022 (14H30) Deputy Prime Minister and Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister Demeke Mekonnen has called on Nile Basin Riparian States to expedite the implementation of the Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA). The CFA delineates principles, rights and obligations for cooperative management and development of all Nile Basin water resources. The request follows amid the ongoing three-day first Regional High-Level Conference of the Nile Upper Riparian Countries Cooperation Conference, launched in Addis Ababa today, 05 August 2022. The Conference is being attended by Minister of Water and Energy, Habtamu Itefa, State Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Tesfaye and Ambassador Birtukan Ayano, Deputy Mayor of Addis Abeba City, Zantirar Abay, as well as delegates from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and South Sudan, and representatives from various water institutes and high-level visitors. Mekonnen has also briefed participants on the developments of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the Green Legacy Initiative launched by the Government of Ethiopia under the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, among other matters.
• ADDIS ABABA – 05 SEP 2022 (16H45) The United States (US) Government has announced the deployment of an envoy to Ethiopia amid increasing unrest in the northern Tigray region. This follows reports indicating that Eritrean forces have escalated the conflict in the region. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has condemned Eritrea’s re-entry into the conflict, the continuation of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) offensive outside of Tigray and the Ethiopian Government’s air offensives. Several organisations have previously published investigations into extrajudicial killings committed against civilian populations in the Tigray region. The US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Mike Hammer, has since arrived in Addis Ababa to expedite talks for an immediate cessation of hostilities and the launch of peace negotiations. Hammer is set to remain in the region until 15 September 2022.
• ADDIS ABABA – 05 SEP 2022 (16H45) The United States (US) Government has announced the deployment of an envoy to Ethiopia amid increasing unrest in the northern Tigray region. This follows reports indicating that Eritrean forces have escalated the conflict in the region. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has condemned Eritrea’s re-entry into the conflict, the continuation of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) offensive outside of Tigray and the Ethiopian Government’s air offensives. Several organisations have previously published investigations into extrajudicial killings committed against civilian populations in the Tigray region. The US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Mike Hammer, has since arrived in Addis Ababa to expedite talks for an immediate cessation of hostilities and the launch of peace negotiations. Hammer is set to remain in the region until 15 September 2022.

GHANA – 05 SEP 2022
• ACCRA – 05 SEP 2022 (13H45) The Government has announced that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has travelled to the Global Centre of Adaption (GCA) Headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands, at the invitation of the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Chair of the GCA Board, Ban Ki-Moon. During the visit, President Akufo-Addo is set to participate in the African Adaptation Summit to be held today, 05 September 2022. The Summit is expected to garner support and resources for the region’s flagship Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP). The programme follows the Africa Adaptation Initiative vision by mobilising $25 billion of investments by 2025 toward climate adaptation in food security, resilient infrastructure, adaptation jobs and climate finance. President Akufo-Addo is also set to undertake a working visit between 06 September 2022 and 07 September 2022, during which the Head of State is expected to hold bilateral discussions with his Dutch counterpart, Mark Tutte, to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. The President is also set to participate in a High-Level event to commemorate the 3rd Observance of the International Day to Protect Education from Attack. The event is scheduled to be held in Paris, France.

KENYA – 05 SEP 2022
• NAIROBI – 05 SEP 2022 (20H35) Suspected wildlife and narcotics trafficker, Abdi Hussein Ahmed, has been extradited to the United States (US) on Saturday, 03 September 2022. Ahmed had been arrested on Tuesday, 30 August 2022, at a rental room in Maua. His arrest had been made due to intelligence received by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) anonymous hotline. Magistrate Court Judge Roseline Aganyo has ordered his extradition for allegedly trafficking Rhinoceros horns and Elephant ivory. Ahmed is alleged to have trafficked approximately 190 kilograms (kg) of rhinoceros horns and at least 10 tons of elephant ivory valued at $7 million. The items trafficked had been obtained by poaching 35 rhinoceros and about 100 elephants between December 2012 and May 2019. Ahmed, and three accomplices, operated in Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Guinea, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania. The Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit of the US Attorneys’ Office will further handle the case.
• NAIROBI – 05 SEP 2022 (04H15) The Kenya Police Services (KPS) has announced a road closure set for today, 05 September 2022. The closure will follow due to the Presidential petition being heard. The closure will follow two hours ahead of the time provided by the Supreme Court directive. The affected roads include Ngong road at the junction of Ngong road 1st avenue, Kenyatta Avenue via Cathedral road and Valley road junction, in addition to Cathedral road/ Haile Selassie Avenue junction. Motorists are advised to use alternative roads, including Haile Selassie avenue, to access the Central Business District (CBD) and Haile Selassie/ Ngong road. Traffic officers are expected to be deployed to assist in traffic management.
• NAIROBI – 05 SEP 2022 (12H30) UPDATE The Supreme Court has rejected the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, challenge to the presidential election result. This comes as the Court has found that petitioners did not provide a fair case for the nullification of results on the basis that the 50% constitutional threshold win was not met. Chief Justice Koome has stated that William Ruto did get more than 50% plus one vote and has been confirmed as the winner of the 09 August 2022 elections and is the president-elect of Kenya. (12H00) Chief Justice Koome has rejected allegations of tampering with the results transmission system and if the technology failed the test of integrity, verifiability, security and transparency during the Presidential elections on 09 August 2022. Koome has also welcomed the decision on the postponement of elections in some areas, including the Mombasa area. (11H15) The seven judges of the Supreme Court have started proceedings for delivery of judgement in the presidential election case. Chief Justice Martha Koome is currently reading an abridged version of the judgement. Meanwhile, gatherings have been reported in Eldoret town in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret in support of the Presidential elect, William Ruto. This comes ahead of the judgement on the 2022 presidential election petition at 12H00 at the Milimani Law Courts. (06H00) The Kenyan Supreme Court is scheduled to announce a ruling on the presidential results today, 05 September 2022, at 12H00. The United States (US) has further issued a security alert to US nationals ahead of the Courts verdict regarding the Presidential election petition in Kisumu. The US embassy, while imposing a movement restriction on its personnel in the lakeside city, urged its nationals to remain vigilant. The restriction of movement follows as violent protests are expected in addition to an increased Police presence in the State following the Court’s ruling. Additionally, the US embassy announced the restriction as Kisumu hosts various US embassy personnel and is a frequent travel destination for US citizens. The embassy has advised US members to, among other things, monitor local media, avoid crowds, remain vigilant in the area and review personal security plans.
• NAIROBI – 05 SEP 2022 (13H15) President-elect William Ruto is scheduled to be sworn in on Tuesday, 13 September 2022. This follows after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition by his opponent Raila Odinga, ruling that Ruto was duly elected in the 09 August 2022 General Election. Further, the Office of President Committee has noted that various activities will take place ahead of the swearing-in ceremony as William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua assume the office of the President and Deputy President, respectively. Ruto will assume office by taking and subscribing to the oath of allegiance and the oath for the execution of the functions of the office. Upon taking the oath, President Ruto shall sign a certificate of the inauguration, and the outgoing President, Uhuru Kenyatta, shall hand over to the President the instruments of power and authority, a sword and the Constitution.

LESOTHO – 05 SEP 2022
• FOSO – 05 SEP 2022 (08H00) The Southern African Development Community (SADC), with the technical support of the Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSA), is scheduled to host the 10th SADC Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue today, 05 September 2022, until 07 September 2022, in Maseru, in the Kingdom of Lesotho. The dialogue will be held under the theme, Bolstering regional productive capacities for water, energy, food security and ecosystem resilience to achieve inclusive and sustainable industrial transformation, and will be hosted by the Government of Lesotho through the Ministry of Water. The dialogue is funded by the European Union (EU) supported SADC WEF Nexus Dialogue Project and the Support to Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) Project in Lesotho, co-financed by the EU and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

MADAGASCAR – 05 SEP 2022
• VOHEMAR – 05 SEP 2022 (08H40) The Vice-President of the National Assembly, Jocelyne Maxime Rahelihanta, is expected to inaugurate the national road, 5A linking Ambilobe to Vohémar, in the Sava and Diana region on Friday, 09 September 2022. President of the Republic, Andry Rajoelina, is also expected to participate in the ceremony, which will commence with a carnival from the Vohémar aerodrome and thereafter, the Government will host a meeting at the Ambilobe stadium. According to Rahelihanta, a delegation team of the Presidency will hold visits and engage with communities along the rehabilitated road in Daraina, Maromokotra and Betsiaka.

MALAWI – 05 SEP 2022
• BLANTYRE – 05 SEP 2022 (09H45) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is scheduled to launch the SADC electronic Certificate of Origin (e-CoO) in Blantyre, the Republic of Malawi, on 07 September 2022, held under the theme Enhancing trade facilitation through the SADC Electronic Certificate of Origin. The official launch will be preceded by a workshop, which will be held on 06 September 2022, which will draw participants from the SADC Member States, East African Community (EAC) Partner States and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Member States, African Continental Free Trade Area–Secretariat, World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretariat, customs officials and Private Sector to deliberate on the significance of improving the SADC intra-regional trade through the movement of quality goods across the borders with the overall objective of improving the region’s economic development. The e-CoO will help the trader to apply online, trace the application and get the response on the submission digitally, therefore investing efficiency in the process. The implementation of the eCoO is one of the milestones of the Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP), supported by the European Union (EU) and GIZ under the Cooperation for the Enhancement of SADC Regional Economic Integration (CESARE) programme that provides for capacity-building and technical assistance in border cooperation by ensuring the implementation of SADC Coordinated Border Management Guidelines and the provisions of the World Trade Organisation (WTO’s) Trade Facilitation Agreement, particularly on improving the efficiency of their operations.

MOZAMBIQUE – 05 SEP 2022
• MAPUTO – 05 SEP 2022 (07H50) The Mozambican Government has reduced tolls used by motorists travelling along the Maputo-Katembe bridge, which links the city’s centre to the district of Katembe. This comes as the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Economy and Finance signed a joint agreement to reduce the toll for light vehicles and motorcycles from MT160 to MT125. Medium cargo vehicles with no more than two axles are expected to pay MT250 rather than MT320, which is also a 22% reduction. The toll for heavy trucks remains unchanged.
• MAPUTO – 05 SEP 2022 (08H15) The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR/VP), Josep Borrell, is expected to visit Mozambique on Thursday, 08 September 2022 and Friday, 09 September 2022, as part of a four-day mission to Africa. Borrell is scheduled to meet the Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, and the Foreign Affairs Minister, Veronica Macamo, and on Friday, Borrell will visit the EU military training mission in Mozambique (EUTM) in Catembe and participate in a ceremony to hand over military equipment financed by the European Peace Facility, with the Director-General of the European Union Military Staff (EUMS) and head of EU military missions, Vice Admiral Hervé Bléjean. Borrell will also meet the Mozambican Defence Minister, Cristóvão Chume, and visit a cooperation project financed by the EU. Borrell will also visit Kenya on 10 September 2022 and Somalia on 11 September 2022. The planned visit follows after Portugal’s Prime Minister, António Costa, expressed his country’s willingness to send more equipment to help Mozambique’s armed forces to combat terrorism.
• MAPUTO – 05 SEP 2022 (14H10) Mozambique’s Customs authority has announced the withdrawal of a service order granting a request from United States (US) authorities to bar seven Russian shipping companies and 69 Russian ships from the country’s ports. This follows as the concerned Russian companies and shipping vessels are sanction targets. The order has been cancelled following its issuing in line with Mozambique’s position of neutrality in the conflict. The US document requests Mozambican authorities to refuse access to its ports as well as deny services by the maritime and financial industry to seven shipping companies and 69 shipping vessels of the Russian Federation targeted by sanctions adopted by the US for allegedly being involved in harmful activities associated with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Customs Director-General Aturai Tsama has stated that Mozambique remains neutral in the conflict, calling for dialogue and abstaining in the vote in the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).

NIGERIA – 05 SEP 2022
• BENIN CITY – 05 SEP 2022 (06H10) The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has cautioned all youths and organizers against a planned mass protest scheduled to take place today, 05 September 2022. Local reports indicate that the youths have planned a demonstration in solidarity with the arrested, detained and remanded Benin Traditional Council Secretary, Frank Irabor. Irabor has also been accused of leading other Chiefs to destroy and demolish over 60 houses in the Ulegun community in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State in Oba’s land. In a statement released by the Palace Chief Press Secretary, Osaigbovo Iguobaro, the Benin monarch noted that the issues are being addressed.
• LAGOS – 05 SEP 2022 (13H10) African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) National Action Committee (NAC) Secretary Francis Anatogu has announced the conclusion of preparations for Nigeria to commence trading activities under the AfCFTA. During a recent briefing at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (LCCI’s) Export Group Symposium in Lagos, Anatogu noted that Nigeria is yet to make the trade agreement operational due to structural challenges, COVID-19 and lack of consensus on trade protocols. This follows as Nigeria entered the trade agreement after it came into force on 01 January 2021. The Secretary has noted that Nigeria is expected to prioritise trade facilitation, policies, infrastructure, trade information, free movement of people and goods, finance and institutional coordination between the Federal Government and the private sector. Anatogu has stated that Nigeria is expected to enter the AfCFTA trade upon implementation of the preferential trade process, which is currently being reviewed by stakeholders with a view of adopting and publishing it for businesses.
• ABUJA – 05 SEP 2022 (15H00) Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has announced the temporary suspension of operations at nine northern Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) depots due to non-payment of accumulated transportation funds. The Association has noted that all northern NNPC depots are expected to remain closed for a period of three days until Wednesday, 07 September 2022. IPMAN Secretary Alhaji Gana Girgire has noted that the Government has unpaid debts dating back ten months, with officials yet to engage in discussions regarding the matter. In addition to the non-payment of transportation fees, members are also experiencing issues relating to the poor condition of roads and insecurity in the region. Girgire has noted that the three-day picketing is expected to continue until the outstanding funds are settled.

RWANDA – 05 SEP 2022
• KIGALI – 05 SEP 2022 (07H55) Rwanda is scheduled to host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from today, 05 September 2022, until Friday, 09 September 2022. The summit will focus on methods to accelerate strategies toward food safety systems. The summit will be held under the theme of Grow, Nourish, Reward-Bold Actions for Resilient Food Systems, aimed to establish sustainable and resilient food systems. The AGRF summit will focus on identifying priorities and challenges in Africa’s transformation and providing a platform for alignment on shared continental priorities and progress towards building food systems that deliver for people.

TANZANIA – 05 SEP 2022
• DODOMA – 05 SEP 2022 (07H00) President Samia Suluhu Hassan has directed the Ministry of Health to review all COVID-19 preventive measures in the country and strategize on recommendations. President Hassan stated that the assessment’s recommendations will consider if the population should exercise precautionary measures. This follows after President Hassan addressed the annual Kizimkazi festival in Makunduchi, South Unguja, in Zanzibar. The festival aims to unite citizens, protect and maintain traditions and customs and encourage the execution of development activities. In addition, Zanzibar President Hussein Mwinyi has noted that the Isles and Union Governments will rely on available resources to mitigate social and economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia and the Ukraine war.

ZAMBIA – 05 SEP 2022
• LUSAKA – 05 SEP 2022 (16H00) Finance Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has announced that Zambia is expected to decline payment of its $750 million euro bond due in September 2022. The Government is reportedly demanding new terms of payment to be agreed upon between Government authorities and bondholders. This follows as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently approved a $3,1 million 38-month loan programme, following an agreement between China and France, its main creditors, to negotiate the restructuring of the country’s debt. In addition to the $750 million euro bond, Zambia has a $1 billion euro bond due in 2024 and a $1,25 billion euro bond due for repayment in 2027. Musokotwane has noted that the Government and the IMF have agreed to implement measures to ensure that the country avoids future accumulation of unsustainable debt.

ZIMBABWE – 05 SEP 2022
• HARARE – 05 SEP 2022 (01H40) The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has established search operations to apprehend suspects utilising President Emmerson Mnangagwas’ name in extortion, fraud and additional criminal acts. This follows after the ZRP received various petitions of incidents where the criminal act occurred. Reports indicate that the suspects are requesting cash from businesses, individuals and others under the false pretence that the cash will be used for Presidential activities, including workshops, land sales and others. The ZRP has arrested various land barons in Harare, and other areas, involved in the criminal acts. The public has been advised to report any incidents to the ZRP for the apprehension of the suspects.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 05 SEP 2022
• NIGERIA: The National Universities Commission (NUC) is scheduled to hold a meeting with Education Minister Adamu Adamu and university Pro-Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors regarding the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on 06 September 2022.
• 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: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is scheduled to launch the SADC electronic Certificate of Origin (e-CoO) in Blantyre, the Republic of Malawi, on 07 September 2022, held under the theme Enhancing trade facilitation through the SADC Electronic Certificate of Origin.
• MOZAMBIQUE: The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR/VP), Josep Borrell, is expected to visit Mozambique on Thursday, 08 September 2022 and Friday, 09 September 2022, as part of a four-day mission to Africa.
• KENYA: President-elect William Ruto is scheduled to be sworn in on Tuesday, 13 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: Protest expected by members of the Free Musa movement in Blantyre on 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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