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20220921 1900 WILLSHIR AFRICA TIMELINE

September 21

ANGOLA – 21 SEP 2022

  • LUANDA – 20 SEP 2022 (20H35) McDermott International has been awarded a contract of between $250 million and $500 million from TotalEnergies for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation and pre-commissioning for the initialisation of the Begonia field project offshore Angola. The project is located in water depths between about 400 metres (m) and 750m. The Begonia project will collect hydrocarbons from a reservoir in the area. This will be done via a subsea-to-subsea tie-back utilising a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit in the area. McDermott further noted that they will utilise its 2009-built pipe layer North Ocean 102 and the 2014-built and recently converted J-lay vessel. McDermott’s London and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, teams will lead the project management and engineering of the project, while fabrications will be conducted in Angola.

 

BOTSWANA – 21 SEP 2022

  • GABORONE – 21 SEP 2022 (10H15) Botswana and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have reiterated their commitment to extend the scope of bilateral trade and partnerships between the two countries in various sectors. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lemogang Kwape, stated that the two countries seek to extend their diplomatic relations on shared values of democracy, mutual respect and understanding, as well as the continuous pursuit of sustainable development in areas of investment promotion missions, mining, as well as events hosting and hospitality. Furthermore, the UAE counterpart, Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, expressed interest in investing in the Lobatse dairy project by the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC).

 

DEM. REP. CONGO – 21 SEP 2022

  • BENI – 21 SEP 2022 (10H30) Protest reported in the city of Beni by members associated with the Fight for Change Coalition (LUCHA). Reports indicate that the Congolese Police detained 21 activists along with three other people during the protest. The demonstrators are demanding the restoration of peace and security in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Including the withdrawal of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) peacekeepers and the removal of the State of siege in the North Kivu Province. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant.
  • GOMA – 21 SEP 2022 (11H30) Protest reported in the city of Goma by members of the Fight for Change Coalition (LUCHA). The demonstrators are demanding the return of the Development Association for Peace and Reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (PAIX) and the resumption of security in Bunagana, as well as the withdrawal of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) peacekeepers and the removal of the State of siege in the North Kivu Province. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant. Police are on the scene.
  • GOMA – 21 SEP 2022 (17H15) The Government has extended the joint operations by the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) in North Kivu by two months. The decision has been made during the second ministerial meeting, in which members assessed the deployment of the armed forces on Tuesday, 20 September 2022. The decision will follow pending the deployment of regional forces from the African community. The deployment will be made to combat the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) operating in the area.

 

ESWATINI – 21 SEP 2022

  • MANZINI – 21 SEP 2022 (01H00) Protest expected in several towns and cities across eSwatini on Thursday, 22 September 2022 and Friday, 23 September 2022. Members affiliated with the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) are expected to launch a nationwide demonstration to raise concerns regarding several matters. The demonstration aims to protest against increasing prices of goods and services, increased Free Primary Education (FPE) fees, and the increased Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) Grant. TUCOSWA also demands a national minimum wage of E3,500 per worker, subsidies for all increases through the National Trusts, a review of employee salaries by employers, a resolution of the current political situation in the country, as well as a stoppage of the casualisation of labour. As part of the protest action, members are expected to observe a stay-away demonstration on Thursday, 22 September 2022, and launch a mass protest action in strategic towns and cities across the country on Friday, 23 September 2022. The protest action is also supported by the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT). Members of the public and motorists are advised to remain vigilant when travelling in high-risk areas. Eswatini Police will be deployed in identified areas to monitor the demonstration.
  • NHLANGANO – 21 SEP 2022 (08H50) Protest expected in the locality of Nhlangano on Friday, 23 September 2022, by members affiliated with the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA). The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA), TUCOSWA, and several other unions are expected to launch a nationwide demonstration to raise concerns regarding several matters. The demonstration aims to protest against increasing prices of goods and services, increased Free Primary Education (FPE) fees, and the increased Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) Grant. TUCOSWA also demands a national minimum wage of E3,500 per worker, subsidies for all increases through the National Trusts, a review of employee salaries by employers, a resolution of the current political situation in the country, as well as a stoppage of the casualisation of labour. As part of the protest action, members are expected to observe a stay-away demonstration on Thursday, 22 September 2022, and launch a mass protest action in strategic towns and cities across the country on Friday, 23 September 2022. The protest action is also supported by the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT). Members of the public and motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Eswatini Police will be deployed to the areas to monitor the situation.
  • MBABANE – 21 SEP 2022 (09H00) Protest expected in Mbabane on Friday, 23 September 2022, by members affiliated with the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA). The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA), TUCOSWA, and several other unions are expected to launch a nationwide demonstration to raise concerns regarding several matters. The demonstration aims to protest against increasing prices of goods and services, increased Free Primary Education (FPE) fees, and the increased Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) Grant. TUCOSWA also demands a national minimum wage of E3,500 per worker, subsidies for all increases through the National Trusts, a review of employee salaries by employers, a resolution of the current political situation in the country, as well as a stoppage of the casualisation of labour. As part of the protest action, members are expected to observe a stay-away demonstration on Thursday, 22 September 2022, and launch a mass protest action in strategic towns and cities across the country on Friday, 23 September 2022. The protest action is also supported by the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT). Members of the public and motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Eswatini Police will be deployed to the areas to monitor the situation.
  • SITEKI – 21 SEP 2022 (09H05) Protest expected in Siteki, in the eastern part of Eswatini, on Friday, 23 September 2022, by members affiliated with the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA). The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA), TUCOSWA, and several other unions are expected to launch a nationwide demonstration to raise concerns regarding several matters. The demonstration aims to protest against increasing prices of goods and services, increased Free Primary Education (FPE) fees, and the increased Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) Grant. TUCOSWA also demands a national minimum wage of E3,500 per worker, subsidies for all increases through the National Trusts, a review of employee salaries by employers, a resolution of the current political situation in the country, as well as a stoppage of the casualisation of labour. As part of the protest action, members are expected to observe a stay-away demonstration on Thursday, 22 September 2022, and launch a mass protest action in strategic towns and cities across the country on Friday, 23 September 2022. The protest action is also supported by the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT). Members of the public and motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Eswatini Police will be deployed to the areas to monitor the situation.
  • PIGGS PEAK – 21 SEP 2022 (09H10) Protest expected in Piggs Peak, in the northwestern part of Eswatini, on Friday, 23 September 2022, by members affiliated with the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA). The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA), TUCOSWA, and several other unions are expected to launch a nationwide demonstration to raise concerns regarding several matters. The demonstration aims to protest against increasing prices of goods and services, increased Free Primary Education (FPE) fees, and the increased Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) Grant. TUCOSWA also demands a national minimum wage of E3,500 per worker, subsidies for all increases through the National Trusts, a review of employee salaries by employers, a resolution of the current political situation in the country, as well as a stoppage of the casualisation of labour. As part of the protest action, members are expected to observe a stay-away demonstration on Thursday, 22 September 2022, and launch a mass protest action in strategic towns and cities across the country on Friday, 23 September 2022. The protest action is also supported by the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT). Members of the public and motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Eswatini Police will be deployed to the areas to monitor the situation.
  • MBABANE – 21 SEP 2022 (11H00) Protest expected in the city of Mbabane by students affiliated with the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNAS) on Friday, 30 September 2022, from 09H00. The students are expected to lead a demonstration to demand scholarships and employment across the country. The demonstrators are expected to gather at the Mbabane Engine Garage from 09H00 and march to the Prime Minister’s Office and, thereafter, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of Education and Training Government offices in Mbabane. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant and avoid all affected areas. Police will be deployed to the area.
  • MANKANYANE – 21 SEP 2022 (11H15) Protest reported at the Siphumelele Community High School in Manzini. The students from the school have boycotted classes and closed the entranced gates of the school. The students from the Sphumelele Community High School have petitioned the school administration and the Ministry of Education over the lack of food and teachers and demanded a dialogue with the Ministry of Education and Training. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant. Police are aware of the situation.
  • NHLANGANO – 21 SEP 2022 (12H50) Protest reported in the locality of Nhlangano. Students from the Ngozi High School and Primary School have boycotted classes in demand for the release of the pro-democracy Members of Parliament (MP) Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant. The school administration is aware of the situation.

 

ETHIOPIA- 21 SEP 2022

  • ADDIS ABABA – 21 SEP 2022 (10H50) Ethiopia’s Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Takele Uma, has announced the termination of the contract with the Chinese Petroleum Group Holdings Limited (POLY-GCL). Uma noted that the termination is in accordance with the successive notices the Ministry has issued and in full compliance with the Petroleum Production Sharing Agreement (PPSA) and the laws of the land. Uma added that the Ministry remains in agreement for mutual and expeditious settlement if financing complies with the development of the oil and gas fields. POLY-GCL has been exploring petroleum and natural gas in the Ogaden basin since 2013. Thereafter, on 28 June 2018, the company officially began crude oil production tests in the Hilala oil fields. However, in June 2021, the Ministry issued a warning letter to the company citing its failure to meet the Government’s objectives.
  • BAHIR DAR – 21 SEP 2022 (11H15) The Amhara Regional Police Commission has announced the arrest of Fano Militia leader Zemen Kassie today, 21 September 2022. Kassie has been arrested at his house in Kebele 03, Bahir Dar. The Police have confiscated Br541,000 and other items at the scene of Kassies’ arrest. Search operations had been ongoing for several months to apprehend Kassie and other Militants. Kassie had concealed his location following various operations by Regional and Federal security forces against members of the Fano Militia. The Regional Police Commission have launched investigations into Kassie’s arrest and will continue with search operations to apprehend additional Fano Militants.

 

GHANA – 21 SEP 2022

  • NSUONSIA – 20 SEP 2022 (19H15) Chirano Gold Mines Limited (CGML) has provided 13 development projects valued at GHS15,000 to various host communities. The projects have been provided under the Chirano Sefwiman Foundation. Additionally, the projects have been provided following the requests of beneficiary communities. The communities include Ntrentreso, Futa, Appeakrom, Kwanikrom, Surano, Anglo, Nsuansua and Subri. The communities have received a mechanised borehole, while the Paboase Primary and Junior High schools in the areas received marker boards. The projects have provided various communities access to portable drinking water and other services. Vice President (VP) and General Manager (GM) of CGML, George Nutor, has requested the communities to maintain the provided infrastructure.
  • ACCRA – 20 SEP 2022 (21H00) The Ghana Statistical Service has announced that the country’s economy has expanded by 4,8% during the second quarter of 2022 compared to 4,2% for the same period of 2021. Government Statistician Samuel Annim has stated that manufacturing, crops, mining and quarrying, information and communication, and education sub-sectors have been identified as the primary expeditors of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the second quarter of 2022. The GDP estimate at constant 2013 prices for the second quarter of 2022 had been GH¢41,205.5 million compared to GH¢39,304.6 million in the second quarter of 2021. The non-oil GDP at constant 2013 prices for the second quarter of 2022 had been GH¢38,976.1 million compared to GH¢36,690.0 million in the second quarter of 2021.
  • ACCRA – 21 SEP 2022 (17H50) Two suspects have appeared before the Accra High Court for conspiring to engage in illegal mining activities today, 21 September 2022. The suspects include Wallace Dela Brown and Wilberforce Essien. Essien is facing an additional charge of contracting non-Ghanaians to engage in illegal mining activities. The suspects are appearing before the Court following an intelligence-driven search operation, in which the Police arrested five Chinese Nationals and confiscated an excavator with various mining equipment. Reports indicate that Essien established an agreement with the Chinese Nationals to provide them with logistical and financial assistance. Essien allegedly paid Brown ¢150,000 to mine on his concession. The Courts, however, have granted the suspects bail of ¢2 million with two sureties. The sureties will be required to be justified with landed properties residing in Accra. The bail conditions include that the suspects provide the Court registrar with their passports and report to the Police weekly. The Court hearing has been adjourned to 20 October 2023.

 

KENYA – 21 SEP 2022

  • NAIROBI – 20 SEP 2022 (19H40) The Ministry of Health has placed Kenya under high alert to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. This follows after Uganda confirmed a case of the virus in a civilian that had died. Acting Director of Public Health, Sultani Matendechero, announced that visitors, including traders, will be screened at the border before being permitted into Kenya. Additionally, people who exhibit signs of the Ebola virus will be isolated and treated for admission into the country. Health officials will also conduct contact tracing in the patients to prevent the spread of the virus. The Government has established a multiagency team to increase surveillance and protect the public against the Ebola virus. Healthcare providers and people near the borders will undergo sensitisation on Ebola.
  • NAIROBI – 21 SEP 2022 (14H25) Aircraft accident reported near the Wilson Airport. The incident occurred during a training session today, 21 September 2022. Reports indicate that the plane crash-landed in the Nairobi National Park approximately four minutes after it launched. Emergency services deployed a helicopter to evacuate the passengers. No injuries have been reported. However, the Pilot and trainee have been advised to seek medical assistance. Technicians have been deployed to investigate the cause of the accident.

 

LESOTHO – 21 SEP 2022

  • MASERU – 21 SEP 2022 (14H15) The Ministry of Forestry, Motlohi Maliehe, has announced the launch of the Regeneration of Landscape and Livelihood (ROLL) project on Tuesday, 21 September 2022. The Ministry has launched the project in the Thupa-Kubu constituency to address climate change and environmental degradation. The 360-hectare project has been launched in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund, Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The project will include six districts and will receive funding of M803 million. The districts include Butha- Buthe, Leribe, Quthing, Thaba-Tseka, Qacha’s Nek, and Berea. The implementation of the project is expected to provide approximately 68,000 job opportunities.

 

MADAGASCAR – 21 SEP 2022

  • ANTANANARIVO – 21 SEP 2022 (14H45) The Minister of Mines and Strategic Resources, Herindrainy Olivier Rakotomalala, has resolved the ban on the exportation of gemstones today, 21 September 2022. The ban had initially been implemented as a preventative provision to avoid falsifying documents required to export the gemstones. The Ministry has appointed a Minister from the Council of Ministers to certify the certificate of export agreement. The State will also establish a tamper-proof conformity certificate to supersede the current agreement. The State is further expected to lift the ban on the exportation of gold.

 

MALAWI – 21 SEP 2022

  • LILONGWE – 21 SEP 2022 (16H00) The Malawian Government has entered into an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Scatec and Electricite de France (EDF). The agreement has been signed to increase the electricity generation capacity of Malawi due to the electricity shortage. Under the agreement, the entities will develop the Mpatamanga hydropower plant, which will provide approximately 350 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The hydropower plant will integrate the 350MW generation via a 309MW peaking plant and a 41MW downstream facility along the Shire River. EDF will own 27.5% of the facility and Scatec 14%, while the British International Investment and Norfund will receive 13.5%. Concurrently, the Government will own 30% and IFC 15%.

 

MOZAMBIQUE – 21 SEP 2022

  • MOCIMBOA DA PRAIA – 20 SEP 2022 (20H00) President Filipe Nyusi has visited the Rwanda Security Forces operations base in the Mocimboa da Praia District of the Cabo Delgado province. During the visit, the Head of State addresses local community members who recently returned to their places of origin from internally displaced persons (IDP) camps following an improvement in the security situation. President Nyusi has also commended Rwandan Security Forces for their continued efforts in combatting terrorism in the region since their arrival in July 2021. Nyusi has also reiterated the Government’s continued support in maintaining the position and returning the situation to normalcy.
  • MAPUTO – 21 SEP 2022 (06H15) The President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, is scheduled to receive his Tanzanian counterpart, Samia Suluhu Hassan, today, 21 September 2022, at 09H30, for official discussions as part of her State Visit to the country until Friday, 23 September 2022. President Hassan’s visit is in response to the invitation made by the Head of State, Nyusi and is part of strengthening and deepening historical ties of solidarity and political cooperation, economic, social and cultural relations between the two countries. The two Heads of State will review the political, economic and social situation of the two countries, as well as exchange views on issues of common interest at the level of Southern Africa, the African continent and the world in general.

 

NIGERIA – 21 SEP 2022

  • YOLA – 21 SEP 2022 (02H00) Peaceful protest expected on Friday, 23 September 2022, from 09H00 by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). NANS Zone E Coordinator, Alhassan Adam, has stated that NANS members are expected to launch a demonstration aimed at suspending operations at the Yola International Airport in Adamawa State in condemnation of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The demonstrators are expected to march from the Yola International airport gate. The Association has requested the State Police to provide adequate security during the planned protest. Motorists are advised to avoid all affected areas.
  • ABUJA – 21 SEP 2022 (07H15) Protest expected at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja by students affiliated with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) today, 21 September 2022. The protest is held in condemnation of the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The students have vowed to suspend operations at the airport and disrupt traffic flow on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway. The NANS National Task Force, Olumide Ojo, stated that the students will hold a press conference on Iwo Road, Ibadan, ahead of the protest action. Meanwhile, students from the South-South and South East are expected to mobilize on Thursday, 22 September 2022, in solidarity with the #EndASUUStrike. The Coordinator of the South West Zone D of NANS, Adegboye Olatunji, also confirmed that the students have vowed to protest until the Government adheres to their demands and resumes classes at all universities. Olatunji noted that the students had sent a memorandum of understanding to several associations noting that the protest will commence until 11 October 2022. Motorists are advised to avoid all affected areas and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to all affected areas.
  • ABUJA – 21 SEP 2022 (09H30) The leadership of the House of Representatives is scheduled to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the lingering strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, noted that the legislators will meet with President Buhari when he returns to Nigeria. This follows after the leadership of ASUU and the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah, held a meeting at the National Assembly on Tuesday, 20 September 2022. ASUU embarked on strike in February 2022, halting academic activities in public universities for over seven months in demand for the revitalisation of public universities, payment of earned academic allowances and the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) for payment of university lecturers’ salaries, among others. Meanwhile, the students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) have threatened to occupy all airports in the country due to the ongoing strike by ASUU.
  • MBIAMA – 21 SEP 2022 (11H40) Peaceful protest reported on the East-West/ Elele Alimini-Patani Road, in the Ahoada West Local Government Area in the Rivers State. The residents of Ahoada are protesting against the Agib Oil company Pipeline Surveillance, Mr Brown, and the death of two persons by security personnel, allegedly a team of Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC). The demonstrators have blockaded the road calling for a resolution over the matter. Police are on the scene.
  • KADUNA – 21 SEP 2022 (13H35) UPDATE The leadership of the Students’ Union Government from various institutions have suspended the protest action. The suspension has followed due to the intervention by the Commissioner of Police and other security agencies. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant in the area. (07H20) The Kaduna State Government issued a warning to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) against their proposed action to block the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway on Wednesday, 21 September 2022. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, has noted that the State Government will not deprive citizens of the right to express discontent, however, public security and safety should be in consideration. The Kaduna State Government has further cautioned that the action will be a prelude to breaching law and order, especially on a national road such as the Kaduna-Abuja Road.
  • LAGOS – 21 SEP 2022 (14H30) The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has increased security on the Third Mainland Bridge today, 21 September 2022. Officers have been deployed after the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) threatened to barricade the roads. This additionally follows after the NANS disrupted traffic for several hours on the Murtala Mohammed Airport Road during their protest on Monday, 19 September 2022. NANS is protesting over the protesting action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Motorists are advised to remain vigilant in the area.

 

RWANDA – 21 SEP 2022

  • KIGALI – 21 SEP 2022 (15H40) Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has announced the reactivation of the National Ebola Taskforce (NET) from today, 21 September 2022. This follows after the Ugandan Government confirmed an outbreak of the Ebola virus on Monday, 19 September 2022, in the Mubende district. The NET will be required to monitor suspected Ebola cases and screen travellers at the borders. The NET will be equipped with the required instruments to assist suspected ebola cases in Rwanda. Approximately 21 hospitals have been designated to isolate people suspected to have Ebola for 21 days. The RBC noted that they will collaborate with several stakeholders, including the Police and the Ministry of Health, among others, to launch a sensitization campaign for various communities. The public is advised to wash their hands regularly, implement social distancing and avoid touching unknown surfaces, among other measures.

 

TANZANIA – 21 SEP 2022

  • DAR ES SALAAM – 21 SEP 2022 (06H00) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected to depart the country to travel to Mozambique today, 21 September 2022. The Tanzanian Head of State is expected to visit the Maputo Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant (CTM) during the visit. Additionally, the President is expected to meet Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Carlos Zacarias and Mozambique Electricity (EDM) Board of Directors Chairperson Marcelino Gildo Alberto.

 

ZAMBIA – 21 SEP 2022

  • LUSAKA – 21 SEP 2022 (16H25) The Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) has requested the Government to increase road safety measures in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) Safe Systems Approach charter. The request follows after the road accident on Monday, 19 September 2022, in which 20 people had been fatally injured. ZMA, through Secretary-General Kaumba Roy Tolopu, is requesting increased investments in road crash prevention strategies and overall management of motor vehicle accidents. The investments will be provided to assist and compensate people involved in motor vehicle accidents.

 

ZIMBABWE – 21 SEP 2022

  • HARARE – 20 SEP 2022 (19H00) President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived at the JFK International Airport today, 20 September 2022. President Mnangagwa has been received by Ambassador Manzou and Permanent Representative (PR) to the United Nations (UN) Chimbindi. President Emmerson has travelled to the United States of America (USA) to attend the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). During the assembly, President Mnangagwa is expected to hold bilateral meetings and discuss the impact of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 21 SEP 2022

  • ESWATINI: Protest expected in several towns and cities across eSwatini on Thursday, 22 September 2022 and Friday, 23 September 2022.
  • ESWATINI: Protest expected in Piggs Peak, in the northwestern part of Eswatini, on Friday, 23 September 2022, by members affiliated with the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA).
  • ESWATINI: Protest expected in the locality of Nhlangano on Friday, 23 September 2022, by members affiliated with the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA).
  • ESWATINI: Protest expected in Mbabane on Friday, 23 September 2022, by members affiliated with the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA).
  • ESWATINI: Protest expected in Siteki, in the eastern part of Eswatini, on Friday, 23 September 2022, by members affiliated with the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA).
  • NIGERIA: Peaceful protest expected on Friday, 23 September 2022, from 09H00 by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
  • MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambique’s ruling party, Frelimo, is scheduled to hold its 12th Congress of the party, from 23 September 2022 until 28 September 2022, in the city of Matola, Maputo province.
  • NIGERIA: Protest expected by members of the Coalition for Peter Obi (CPO), a group of supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi, on 24 September 2022, in the vicinity of Ekiti.
  • MALAWI: Malawi is scheduled to host the Ngoni event, known as Mfecane, from 26 September 2022 to 30 September 2022 in the Mzimba district.
  • ESWATINI: Protest expected in the city of Mbabane by students affiliated with the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNAS) on Friday, 30 September 2022, from 09H00.
  • 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.
  • ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia is scheduled to host the continental Africa for Africans Event at Meskel Square and Friendship Park in Addis Ababa between 21 October 2022 and 23 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.
  • ANGOLA: Angola is scheduled to host the 10th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OEACP) from 06 December 2022 until 10 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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