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WILLSHIR – AFRICA – TIMELINE – 05 APR 2022 (19H00)
ANGOLA – 05 APR 2022
- EKUMA – 04 APR 2022 (19H40) The Presidency has announced that the first phase of the Government-financed housing project in Angola is scheduled for completion in June 2022. The first phase includes the construction of 500 out of the 1,000 housing structures to be established in Ekuma centrality, Cunene province. The project has utilised 21 hectares of land and is expected to be able to accommodate approximately 7,000 occupants. The project is also expected to incorporate other amenities such as a children’s centre, a primary and secondary school, a Police station and a health centre.
- LUANDA – 05 APR 2022 (13H45) Doctors of the National Union of Angola Medical Doctors are being prohibited from entering hospitals. This is as the nationwide strike is entering its second week. The Union President, Adriano Manuel, stated that hospitals are preventing doctors from entering hospitals, allegedly on guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health. This is preventing doctors from performing minimum services as indicated in the strike agreement. The union is continuing with negotiations to end the nationwide strike.
BOTSWANA – 05 APR 2022
- KAROWE – 04 APR 2022 (21H00) The Office of the President has announced that President Mokgweetsi Masisi has officially launched the start of the Karowe Lucara Diamond underground mine construction in Botswana’s Central District. The Office has stated that Lucara Diamond has mined more than 29 million tonnes of ore during its ten years of operation at the site, out of which 4,58 million carats have been produced. The mine has in the past produced large stones such as Lesedi la Rona and Sewelo, weighing 1,109 carats and 1,758 carats, respectively.
- GABORONE – 05 APR 2022 (06H00) President of the Republic of Botswana and Chairperson of Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit, Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, is scheduled to officiate the SACU Investment Conference, which will take place on 12 April 2022 and 13 April 2022 in Gaborone. Discussions will focus on positioning SACU as an industrial investment, manufacturing and innovation hub for the African continent and beyond. High-level delegates are expected to participate in the event, such as the Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade Inland Revenue of Namibia, Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS), The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition South Africa Eswatini Traders, the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Lesotho, Basotho Enterprises Development Corporation (BEDCO), the Namibia Trade Forum Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency and the Eswatini Revenue Service.
- GABORONE – 05 APR 2022 (15H40) Botswana and Zimbabwe are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for prisoner exchanges between the countries in June 2022. Zimbabwean prisoners in Botswana will be able to complete their sentences in their home country, in exchange for Batswana nationals who will be deported back to Botswana to complete their sentences. There are currently an estimated 400 Zimbabweans in Botswana prisons and 10 Batswana who are in prison in Zimbabwe.
DEM. REP. CONGO – 05 APR 2022
- DJUGU – 05 APR 2022 (01H30) The Cooperative for Development of the Congo (CODECO) has released a delegation of negotiators sent by President Felix Tshikedi. CODECO has released three negotiators, General Germain Katanga, President of the Union of Cultural Associations for the Development of Ituri (UNADI) Ayendu Bin Ekwale, in addition to their driver. The members have been held hostage from 16 February 2022 in the Bambu region. The Coordinator Thomas Lubanga and Deputy Coordinator of the Task Force Floribet Ndjabu, in addition to an estimated two Colonels, are still allegedly being held by CODECO members. CODECO members have requested the end of the stage of siege, the release of prisoners and an amnesty. A crisis unit led by Pitshou Iribi has been set up, and negotiations are ongoing.
- KINSHASA – 05 APR 2022 (02H40) A motion of no confidence has been tabled against Deputy Prime Minister of the Interior, Security, Decentralization and Customary Affairs Daniel Aselo Okito at the National Assembly offices. Approximately 77 National Deputies have signed for the motion. Okito has noted that he prefered the motion instead of other procedures. This follows as they cannot address an oral question with debate to the same person within the same month. The motion follows after the forfeiture of the Minister of National Economy, Jean-Marie Kalumba Yuma, due to 277 National Deputies that voted for the motion of no confidence.
- KINSHASA – 05 APR 2022 (06H30) Member of Parliaments (MP) has adopted the bill extending the State of Siege in Ituri and North Kivu in effect from today, 05 April 2022, for a period of 15 days. The Minister of State, Minister of Justice, Rose Mutombo, has stated that Parliament, had through Law No. 21/026 of 24 December 2021, delegated the Government on, among other measures, those aimed at prolonging the State of Siege. Mutombo has stated that the decision comes as the Government agreed to put an end to the residual activism of terrorism and strengthen security at the borders in parts of the country affected by the state of siege. Furthermore, Mutombo has noted that military operations carried out jointly by the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) are continuing operations in the far north and the south of Ituri.
- KINSHASA – 05 APR 2022 (10H00) Senate of Congo and member of the Common Front for Congo (FCC), Francine Muyumba, has called for a response concerning the fuel shortage at service stations, particularly in the city of Kinshasa. Muyumba raised her concerns during a plenary session in the Senate on Monday, 04 April 2022, adding that hospitals operate on fuel, while the National Electricity Company (SNEL) is challenging to provide electricity permanently. The Senate has further asked the Ministry of the Economy and Hydrocarbons to respond over the lack of fuel. The President of the Senate, Modeste Bahati Lukwebo, has called for further investigation concerning the fuel shortage in the country.
ESWATINI – 05 APR 2022
- LOBAMBA – 05 APR 2022 (01H00) The Ministry of Public Services (MoPS) has invited the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) to a bilateral meeting at the Ministry of Public Service Conference room on Friday, 08 April 2022, at 10H00. The meeting is expected to discuss the existing Recognition Agreement (RA). The meeting followed after SNAT members sent a letter regarding sectoral issues. The letter was set to address issues relating to teacher housing, the creation of permanent and pensionable posts for teachers, and the issue of a Provident Fund for contract teachers. The MoPS has not responded to the letter. SNATS Secretary-General (SG) Sikelela Dlamini stated that SNAT is expected to discuss the contents of the letter during the meeting.
- MBABANE – 05 APR 2022 (06H40) Protest expected outside the High Court of eSwatini in Mbabane from 05 April 2022 until 07 April 2022 from 09H00. The Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF) has called on all supporters of pro-democracy Members of Parliament (MP), Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube, to participate in a protest action in solidarity with the MP who are expected to appear before the High Court of eSwatini. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police will be monitoring the situation.
- HLATIKULU – 05 APR 2022 (13H00) Protest reported at the Hlathikhulu Government Hospital in Hlatikulu. Healthcare workers at the Hlathikhulu Hospital are protesting against the termination of contracts of health workers by the Government. This comes as the Ministry of Health announced the decision over not renewing about 1,000 healthcare workers in eSwatini. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are aware of the situation.
- MANKAYANE – 05 APR 2022 (13H10) Protest reported at the Mankayane Government Hospital in Mankayane. Healthcare workers are demonstrating against the termination of contracts of health workers by the Government. The workers are raising their grievances to local media groups. This comes as the Ministry of Health announced the decision over not renewing about 1,000 healthcare workers in eSwatini. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are aware of the situation.
- MBABANE – 05 APR 2022 (14H00) Protest reported at the Mbabane Government Hospital by healthcare workers. Nurses at the Mbabane Hospital are protesting against the termination of healthcare worker contracts by the Government. The nurses stated that they are understaffed. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are aware of the situation.
- NHLANGANO – 05 APR 2022 (17H45) Industrial strike action reported at textile companies in Nhlangano and Matsanjeni. Employees in the textile industry are demanding a salary increase. The employees are demanding to be paid at least E15.00 per hour instead of E10.00. The protestors are employees at Juris Manufacturers, Zheng Yong Factory and FTM Garments. Motorists are advised to avoid the areas. Police are on the scene.
ETHIOPIA- 05 APR 2022
- ADDIS ABABA – 05 APR 2022 (10H40) The Oromia Regional State Government has issued a warning to the unidentified armed group known as the extremist forces operating in the Amhara Region. The Regional State Government has called on all Ethiopian nationals to fight against the ongoing conflicts within the State and accused the group of causing national conflict and destroying the State’s values. This comes as officials in Oromia and the Amhara States confirmed clashes on 29 March 2022 between armed groups from the Minjar Shenkora woreda of North Shewa zone, Amhara regional state, and local militia in the bordering Fentalle woreda, East Shewa zone of Oromia regional state which led to the death of at least 26 local militias and members of Oromia Police, including a militia Commander, Abdisa Ifa.
GHANA – 05 APR 2022
- ACCRA – 05 APR 2022 (07H25) The Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, has confirmed that Ghana is on high alert against terrorist attacks. This follows after Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso, Kingsley Nyarko, questioned Kan-Dapaah over the current state of security following the instability within the sub-region and measures safety of people and stability of the country. Kan-Dapaah stated that the state security and intelligence agencies remained on high alert to contain any attacks in the country. Kan-Dapaah recently stated that there had been attacks in Cote d’Iviore, Benin and Togo, apart from Burkina Faso. Kan-Dapaah also disclosed that intelligence gathered that secessionists groups are planning to launch a series of attacks in the country, and the security and intelligence agencies are working to manage the situation.
KENYA – 05 APR 2022
- NAIROBI – 05 APR 2022 (08H45) Kenya and the Netherlands have signed an agreement to facilitate the export of horticulture through the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). The Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, James Macharia, has stated that the agreement focuses on the development of a logistics corridor on the railway system for the transportation of produce to the port of Mombasa for onward export to Europe. Macharia has stated that Kenya Railways Corporation has embarked on re-modification work to install reefer plug-in points for the containers to allow the railway system for transporting refrigerated production. Netherlands Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Liesje Schreinemacher, has stated that the Netherlands is committed to creating a sustainable sea freight solution for fresh produce that will reinforce Kenya as a regional hub for handling perishable goods.
LESOTHO – 05 APR 2022
- MASERU – 04 APR 2022 (19H00) The Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has announced that the Russia-Ukraine conflict has negatively affected international, regional and domestic economic developments and financial market conditions. Acting CBL Governor Lehlomela Mohapi has stated that the developments and conditions are being deliberated to determine the appropriate monetary policy actions to maintain price stability and promote macroeconomic resilience.
- MASERU – 05 APR 2022 (09H00) The National Reforms Authority (NRA) has launched a four-day High-Level Forum on the status of implementation of Lesotho National Reforms at the Manthabiseng Convention Centre from Monday, 04 April 2022, to 07 April 2022. The forum is held to reflect on the ongoing national reforms to present feedback on the implementation of the national reforms, and discuss a way forward for the process, including the Omnibus Bill presented before the National Assembly. This forum has been launched as the mandate of the NRA ends in April 2022.
MADAGASCAR – 05 APR 2022
- ANDRAFIA – 05 APR 2022 (08H00) Nosy Be airport is scheduled to launch its first international flight on 13 April 2022. The Minister of Tourism, Joël Randriamandranto, has stated that the Neos Air airline will commence with international commercial flights. The Council of Ministers has further confirmed that more scheduled flights will take place as Air Austral and other airlines are authorised to carry out charter flights. The Government is set to discuss operators’ requests to offer visa-free for tourists for a period of two months in order to boost the tourism industry.
- ANTANANARIVO – 05 APR 2022 (08H15) Protest reported at the garbage collection service office in Antananarivo. Employees of the Urban Commune of Antananarivo (CUA) garbage disposal have embarked on an industrial action due to the unsatisfactory treatment by management and in demand for their salaries that have not been issued. The management of the Municipal Sanitation Society (SMA) has indicated that the situation cannot be resolved due to a treasury problem in the company. Members of the public are advised to be mindful of the situation.
- ANTANANARIVO – 05 APR 2022 (12H15) Heightened Police presence reported at the University of Ankatso in Antananarivo. Students at the university are protesting in demand for scholarships and other issues with the management of the university. The demonstrators are burning debris and tyres and disrupting traffic flow in several areas. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. The situation remains volatile.
MALAWI – 05 APR 2022
- BLANTYRE – 04 APR 2022 (19H30) The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has issued a notice of expected electricity supply interruptions in several areas of Blantyre City between 08H00 on Wednesday, 06 April 2022, and 14H00 on Thursday, 07 April 2022. The power interruptions are necessary to allow maintenance and construction works. The works are expected to affect residents in Mandala, Kufa Road, Ndege House, Mudi, Sunnyside, Central Way, and Flats during the stated period. Residents are advised that relevant updates regarding the situation will be provided to the public as the situation progresses.
- BLANTYRE – 05 APR 2022 (07H50) Protest expected at the Midima Roundabout in Limbe in Blantyre on 14 April 2022 from 09H00. The Concerned Citizens of Malawi have called on all supporters to participate in a mass demonstration against the high cost of living, poor security, failed promises by the Government, removal of a few levies on fuel and other issues. The demonstrators are expected to gather at the Midima Roundabout at 09H00 and proceed to the State Presidential Residence (Sanjika Palace) to deliver a petition to the officials. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route for the duration of the protest. Police will be deployed to the scene.
MOZAMBIQUE – 05 APR 2022
- MAPUTO – 04 APR 2022 (19H15) Zimbabwean President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is currently on a three-day official state visit to Maputo, Mozambique, at the invitation of President Filipe Nyusi. During the following three days, the Heads of State are expected to review the political, economic and social situation of their respective countries, as well as exchange views on issues of common interest in the Southern African region, the African continent as well as globally.
- MAPUTO – 04 APR 2022 (20H40) Mozambican Foreign Affairs Minister Veronica Macamo and her Zimbabwean counterpart, Frederick Shava, have announced that Mozambique and Zimbabwe are expected to convert their Joint Commission into a Binational Commission. The move aims to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries and allow for the inclusion of other fields of cooperation on common interests. The announcement follows ongoing talks between delegations of the two countries, headed by their respective Presidents, Filipe Nyusi and Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mozambique and Zimbabwe have also signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in the fields of higher education, science and technology and justice, as well as for search and rescue operations within the territory of either country.
NIGERIA – 05 APR 2022
- ABUJA – 04 APR 2022 (19H20) United Nations (UN) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, has raised concerns regarding recent estimates indicating that more than 1,2 million people are at risk of being injured by explosive mines in the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States. Schmale has stated that the risk situation has been identified during the 2022 Humanitarian Needs Overview process of the UN agency. The Coordinator has stated that the explosives continue to present an immediate threat to already vulnerable communities in northeast Nigeria. This follows as the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) recently collated 1,532 incidents in the region involving explosive hazards from January 2016 to January 2022, leading to more than 10,000 causalities.
- ABUJA – 04 APR 2022 (20H20) The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission is convening a high-level maritime security seminar at its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, between 04 April 2022 and 05 April 2022. The seminar is being held within the framework of the European Union (EU)-funded Support to West Africa Integrated Maritime Security (SWAIMS) project. Among other matters, the seminar is expected to review and refine modalities for the distribution of essential maritime security equipment across ECOWAS’ littoral countries. ECOWAS’ Regional Security Division Head Abdourahmane Dieng has stated that maritime insecurity remains a significantly persistent and intractable threat to maritime communities and economic prosperity in West Africa. Cognisant of the threat and its ramifications beyond West Africa, ECOWAS launched its Integrated Maritime Strategy in 2014 with parameters for the development of the blue economy premised upon a coherent security framework. Among these efforts is the EU-funded ECOWAS project known as SWAIMS, a collaborative, multi-component, regional initiative implemented by various partners and covering all 15 ECOWAS countries.
- ABUJA – 05 APR 2022 (03H40) The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced the return of abducted passengers. Reports indicate that 14 of the 21 civilians have been found. Furthermore, the NRC Managing director Fidet Okhiria stated that approximately 186 of the 362 civilians on the train manifest are safely home. Civilians on the manifest are being contacted regarding their current status. Okhiria noted that members are on scene repairing the tracks via the movement of concrete sleepers to the site in addition to straightening the track.
- ABUJA – 05 APR 2022 (09H35) Six civilians have been arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) in the Ondo State for alleged kidnappings in the area. The State Director of DSS, Jonathan Kure, has confirmed the case and stated that the suspects, including other suspects, were arrested following an intelligence report and with the support of the Ondo State Government. Kure has stated that further investigations will be carried out, adding that the suspects are expected to appear before the Ondo State High Court.
- ABUJA – 05 APR 2022 (10H30) Emirates Airlines seeks to partner with Nigeria to establish a national carrier. This comes as the President of Emirates Airlines, Tim Clark, stated that Emirates Airlines seeks to assist in the establishment of a national carrier in Nigeria during a panel discussion at Dubai Expo 2020. Clark stated that Emirates Airlines’ decision had been made to the international aviation community in the commitment by Nigeria to own its airline. This follows after several bidders responded to a Public-Private Partnership bid for Nigeria Air in response to the request for a proposal advertised by Nigeria.
RWANDA – 05 APR 2022
- KIGALI – 05 APR 2022 (06H10) Rwanda’s Court of Appeal has upheld a 25-year prison term against Rwandan politician Paul Rusesabagina, who has been charged with an act of terrorism, has rejected a prosecution appeal to increase the penalty to life imprisonment. Judge Francois Regis Rukundakuvuga has stated that the court finds that his sentence should not be increased because the 25 years sentence has been given in accordance with the significance of his crimes, and the court maintains his sentence. Rusesabagina was arrested in August 2020 after allegedly kidnapping from Dubai by Rwandan authorities during his position as a manager of the Hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali and sheltered Hutu refugees from Burundi during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
TANZANIA – 05 APR 2022
- ARUSHA – 05 APR 2022 (10H10) Members of the six East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) have scheduled to hold a week-long sensitisation forum from Monday, 04 April 2022, with business stakeholders and regulatory bodies to facilitate trade in the region. The meeting held by officials in the banking sector, academia, business associations as well as regulatory government bodies in an effort to raise public awareness about the regional common market protocol. EALA member from Kenya, Kennedy Musyoka, has stated that the outcomes in Kenya and the rest of the partner states will also be incorporated into the developments of EALA and oversight and policy initiatives for EAC citizens. During the forum, discussions will focus on the free movement of goods, services and capital right to establishment and residence within the six-member states. The forum comes a week after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) joined the East African Community (EAC) as the seventh member of the trading bloc comprising Kenya, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
- ARUSHA – 05 APR 2022 (11H45) President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected to officiate the 2022 World Press Freedom Day in Arusha as the Chief Guest on 03 May 2022. The Eastern Africa Editors Society (EAES) is expected to convene as the African continent celebrates and deliberate on media freedoms issues, held under the theme, Journalism Under Digital Siege. The convention seeks to discuss advancing large data and artificial intelligence (AI) for media evolution in Africa, as well as the impact of journalism and freedom of expression for sustainable development, as well as discuss digital advancement and associated challenges to gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in public media and information delivery. The convention coordinated with international and local partners and an organising committee that includes, among others, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), Tef and other partners who are part of the Coalition on Right to Information.
ZAMBIA – 05 APR 2022
- LIVINGSTONE – 04 APR 2022 (19H00) UPDATE President Hakainde Hichilema has announced that Zambia has signed seven Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Rwanda focused on enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The agreements, signed by Stanley Kakubo, Zambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and his Rwandan counterpart Vincent Biruta, include agriculture cooperation, fisheries and livestock development cooperation and cooperation in the health sector. Other agreements include cooperation on immigration matters, cooperation on the promotion of investment and trade, collaboration in the area of revenue and tax issues, and cooperation on the facilitation of cross-border trade. The Head of State has stated that the MoUs are aimed at increasing investment, improving living standards and establishing employment opportunities. (14H20) Rwandan President Paul Kagame has arrived in Zambia on a two-day State Visit between today, 04 April 2022, and tomorrow, 05 April 2022. President Kagame has been received at the Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone by President Hakainde Hichilema. During the visit, President Kagame and President Hichilema are scheduled to hold bilateral talks focusing on matters of mutual interest at bilateral, regional and international levels. (05H50) The President Hakainde Hichilema arrived in Livingstone ahead of Zambia and Rwanda’s bilateral talks today, 4 March 2022. The meeting will mainly be focused on trade, investment and security, which are of mutual interest for both countries.
- LUSAKA – 05 APR 2022 (11H15) The Anti-Corruption Commission has announced intentions to arrest three officials from the Ministry of Health for allegedly being involved in the embezzlement of funds over the procurement of 50 ambulances at the Ministry. This comes as the former Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in charge of Technical Services, Kennedy Malama, with five others, are accused of failing to comply with applicable law and procedure in the procurement of ambulances. The Commissioner at the Lusaka Magistrates Court has stated that the trial would proceed after the apprehension of the five suspects. Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing into the matter of the case.
ZIMBABWE – 05 APR 2022
- HARARE – 05 APR 2022 (12H30) Several students at the University of Zimbabwe were arrested during a protest action on Monday evening, 04 April 2022. This comes as the students are protesting over the second college fee increase in solidarity with the #FeesMustFall demand. The Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) has confirmed the incident and stated that the university proposed a fees increase from an average Z$40,000 to about Z$51,000. This follows after about 10 ZINASU leaders were arrested in February 2022 during a protest after the University of Zimbabwe increased fees by 163%.
UPCOMING EVENTS – 05 APR 2022
- ZIMBABWE: The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting has announced that Zimbabwe is expected to host an African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA) Council of Ministers meeting on Wednesday, 06 April 2022.
- ANGOLA: Protest expected at the Sta Ana Cemetary on 09 April 2022, at 11H30.
- BOTSWANA: President of the Republic of Botswana and Chairperson of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit, Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, is scheduled to officiate the SACU Investment Conference, which will take place on 12 April 2022 and 13 April 2022 in Gaborone.
- MOZAMBIQUE: The Standing Commission of the Assembly of the Republic has authorised President Filipe Nyusi to conduct an official State Visit to the Republic of Botswana from 13 April 2022 to 16 April 2022.
- MALAWI: Protest expected at the Midima Roundabout in Limbe in Blantyre on 14 April 2022 from 09H00.
- KENYA: Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that United Democratic Alliance (UDA) nominations have been scheduled for 14 April 2022 countrywide.
- ZIMBABWE: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to officially launch the 2022 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), which is scheduled to be held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, on 26 April 2022 and 30 April 2022.
- TANZANIA: President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected to officiate the 2022 World Press Freedom Day in Arusha as the Chief Guest on 03 May 2022.
- NIGERIA: The Nigerian Supreme Court has set 06 May 2022 as the date to deliver judgement on a suit regarding the disputed ownership of 21 oil wells between the Rivers and Imo States.
- KENYA: Kenya is expected to host the Power and Energy Africa meeting from 19 May 2022 until 21 May 2022 at Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi.
- NIGERIA: President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to appear in a Federal High Court on 27 May 2022.
- BOTSWANA: Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Secretary-General (SG) Mpho Balopi has announced that he is not expected to seek re-election during the party’s Elective Congress in July 2022.
- MOZAMBIQUE: President of the Republic Filipe Nyusi is expected to launch the 8th Edition of the Mining, Oil, Gas and Energy of Mozambique event from 02 June 2022 until 03 June 2022 at the Joaquim Chissano Conference Centre in Maputo.
- RWANDA: Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland have announced the week of 20 June 2022 as the date for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Kigali, Rwanda.
- KENYA: Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that general elections are scheduled to be held on 09 August 2022.
- RWANDA: Rwanda is scheduled to host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from 05 September 2022 until 09 September 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.
- NIGERIA: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that Nigeria is expected to conduct elections on 25 February 2023 and 11 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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