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WILLSHIR – AFRICA- TIMELINE – 07 MAR 2022 (19H00)

March 7

ANGOLA – 07 MAR 2022

  • LUANDA – 07 MAR 2022 (15H20) The Government has announced the arrival of 30 Angolan nationals at the Fevereiro International Airport in Luanda on a repatriation flight from Poland. The nationals include several Angolan students who had been repatriated from Ukraine due to the ongoing Russian offensive. The returnees have been received by the Minister of State and Head of the Military House of the President of the Republic, Francisco Furtado. The Government has noted that plans are underway to ensure the safe repatriation of further Angolan citizens residing in Ukraine.

 

DEM. REP. CONGO – 07 MAR 2022

  • KINSHASA – 07 MAR 2022 (14H00) The Ugandan Embassy in Kinshasa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Government are expected to host a joint Business Forum between 22 March 2022 and 24 March 2022. The Forum aims to establish essential principles to strengthen and maintain bilateral trade between Kampala and the DRC. The Join Business Forum is expected to present opportunities for increased collaboration between the DRC and Uganda, with presentations and panel sessions that will include the Ugandan private and public sector organisations trading with DRC’s developing sectors. The Forum is also set to promote trade between the two countries by disseminating information on improved trade facilitation, enhanced trade in goods and services, and investment opportunities.

 

ESWATINI – 07 MAR 2022

  • BETHANY – 07 MAR 2022 (10H50) Investigations have been launched into an incident at the Inyatsi Construction Sicunusa site for the apprehension of members of Swaziland International Solidarity Forces (SISF). The incident has caused approximately R2 million in damages. This follows a previous attack by SISF members on the Mbane Police Camp. Following the attack, the Commander of the Solidarity Forces claimed responsibility for the attacks.

 

ETHIOPIA- 07 MAR 2022

  • ADDIS ABABA – 07 MAR 2022 (11H30) The Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Takele Uma, has announced the establishment of new coal mining projects in Ethiopia’s southwest regions. Uma has stated that the project site is located in the Dawro zone of the region. This follows after ET Mines Development, East Africa Holdings, in addition to six other companies receiving coal mining licenses to operate in the region.

 

GHANA – 07 MAR 2022

  • TAMALE – 07 MAR 2022 (10H40) A search operation has been launched by the Ghana Police Services (GPS). This follows after Dakpema Naa Fuseini Bawa’s shooting on Monday, 06 March 2022. The Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga, has stated that the five men involved in the shooting are reported to be in stable conditions.

 

KENYA – 07 MAR 2022.

  • MANDERA – 07 MAR 2022 (12H30) The Kenyan Government has called for increased security in expectance of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE) in Mandera County. Mandera County Director of Education Abdi Sheikh has stated that security forces are expected to be deployed at all centres located in areas where the al-Shabaab group is known to be active. Mandera county has 144 centres consisting of an estimated 6,337 examinees.

 

LESOTHO – 07 MAR 2022

  • BOKONG – 07 MAR 2022 (16H20) The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHWP) has issued a notification of a scheduled emergency procedure set to take place at the Katse Dam on Wednesday, 09 March 2022. Citizens residing in the vicinity of the Katse Dam are warned of a disruptive siren that is expected to be tested at its offices located at the Katse Dam site. The sound is expected to travel a distance of approximately 10 kilometres (km). The procedure aims to verify that the siren performs in a satisfactory working condition.

 

MADAGASCAR – 07 MAR 2022

  • ANTANANARIVO – 07 MAR 2022 (17H50) Adverse weather is expected on Tuesday, 08 March 2022, between the coasts of SAVA and Analanjirofo in Madagascar. Recent weather forecasts have indicated that the cyclonic disturbance is moving at 46 kilometres an hour (km/h) westbound at a speed of 10 km/h. Furthermore, forecasts have indicated that the cyclonic disturbance is expected to increase in strength and become a tropical cyclone in due course. Several regions are on a green alert level in expectance of the cyclone. Weather forecasters and disaster management teams are closely monitoring any developments that may occur.

 

MALAWI – 07 MAR 2022

  • LILONGWE – 07 MAR 2022 (04H30) Vice President Saulos Chilima is expected to embark on the second round of reforms review today, 07 March 2022, at councils and municipalities starting with Lilongwe. The Reform reviews are scheduled to be conducted to review projects that Lilongwe City and Lilongwe District councils are undertaking in their reform areas. Chilima is expected to visit Kauma Construction before visiting Nsaru Cooperative and Mpingu Youth association.

 

MOZAMBIQUE – 07 MAR 2022

  • MAPUTO – 07 MAR 2022 (14H35) Rio Tinto PLC has announced the settlement of an agreement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) regarding the timing of a 2013 impairment disclosure against Mozambique coal assets it previously owned. The mining company has stated intentions to remunerate $553,000 for contravening its continuous disclosure obligations between 21  December 2012 and 17 January 2013. This follows after the company announced an estimated $3 billion impairment against the value of the Mozambique business. The company has stated that no findings of fraud of any systemic or widespread failure by Rio Tinto had been found during the court-approved settlement between ASIC and Rio Tinto.

 

NIGERIA – 07 MAR 2022

  • ABUJA – 07 MAR 2022 (13H50) The Federal High Court in Abuja has retrained President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly from interfering with the recently amended Electoral Act 2022. Justice Inyang Ekwo, during a ruling on an ex parte application by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), agreed that the Electoral Act has become a valid law and cannot be changed without following due processes. Justice Inyang further ruled that the validity of any existing law is only amendable in a court of competent jurisdiction. The PDP has also applied for an order to restrict the National Assembly from giving effect to the President’s request to remove Section 84 (12) from the Electoral Act or take any step that is expected to make the provision inoperative pending the resolution of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction. The matter is scheduled to be heard on 21 March 2022.

 

RWANDA – 07 MAR 2022

  • KIGALI – 07 MAR 2022 (16H00) President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaaro Sissoco Embalo, has travelled to Rwanda to meet with President Paul Kagame for a three-day state visit. During the visit, the two Heads of State are expected to hold discussions regarding the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries.

 

TANZANIA – 07 MAR 2022

  • ARUSHA – 07 MAR 2022 (14H10) The East African Court of Justice has taken legal action against the Governments of Uganda and Tanzania in connection with their involvement in the recent oil pipeline agreement. The applicants are reportedly seeking to halt the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline until concerns regarding the livelihoods of citizens in the affected region and the environment are addressed. This follows after Uganda and Tanzania recently entered into an agreement to commence the construction of the 1445 kilometre (km) crude oil pipeline.

 

ZAMBIA – 07 MAR 2022

  • LUSAKA – 07 MAR 2022 (15H30) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has placed Zambia and two other regional countries on high alert following the detection of a wild poliovirus case in Malawi. The WHO has stated that health authorities in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia are on high alert and that plans are underway to administer additional vaccinations for children under the age of five years in Malawi and neighbouring countries. The organisation has noted that four founds of polio vaccination campaigns are being planned. Neighbouring countries have also been alerted and are planning to conduct immunisation campaigns.

 

ZIMBABWE – 07 MAR 2022

  • HARARE – 07 MAR 2022 (16H00) The Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage has announced that Zimbabwe has lifted all border restrictions to allow fully vaccinated travellers access to the country at all ports of entry. This follows after the Government implemented the necessary legal instruments in line with the recent Cabinet decision. Subsequently, Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has officially gazetted the new regulations. The Ministry has stated that strictly vaccinated travellers are allowed to enter and exit Zimbabwe through land borders. The entry and exit of persons at all ports of entry and exit are permitted subject to the provisions of Statutory Instrument 18 of 2022 on Public Health.
  • HARARE – 07 MAR 2022 (17H00) Service disruptions have been reported within 38 Bulawayo suburbs in addition to Esigodini and the Lookout Masuku Army barracks. Bulawayo Town Clerk Christopher Dube has stated that the water services are expected to be deactivated indefinitely. The outages reportedly follow due to ongoing water shortages being experienced in the country.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 07 MAR 2022

  • MADAGASCAR: The Minister of Population, Princia Soafilira, has announced that the official celebration of Women’s Day will be observed on 08 March 2022 and will take place in Antsirabe.
  • MALAWI: Protest expected at the Ministry of Justice in Capital Hill on 09 March 2022.
  • ETHIOPIA: The Prosperity Party (PP) has announced its readiness to convene its first General Assembly in Addis Ababa, scheduled to take place from 10 March 2022 until 12 March 2022.
  • ZAMBIA: President Hakainde Hichilema is expected to address the nation on Friday, 11 March 2022, at 09H00, over the application of National Values and Principles in Parliament.
  • ZAMBIA: Proflight Zambia has announced plans to commence twice-weekly Ndola-Mansa service with British Aerospace (BAe) Jetstream equipment by 18 March 2022.
  • REP. CONGO: The Ugandan Embassy in Kinshasa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Government are expected to host a joint Business Forum between 22 March 2022 and 24 March 2022.
  • NIGERIA: The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the Party has instead notified the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC of its decision to conduct zonal congresses on Saturday, 26 March 2022.
  • ZIMBABWE: The National Assembly is expected to hold by-elections for vacancies in the National Assembly on 26 March 2022.
  • ZIMBABWE: The National Trade Development and Promotion Organization of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Zimtrade, has announced that the 2022 Zimbabwe-Rwanda Trade & Investment Conference will be held in Harare from 28 March 2022 to 01 April 2022.
  • ANGOLA: Protest expected by the Judicial officials of the Supreme Court of Angola scheduled from 21 March 2022 to 01 April 2022 to demand salary improvement.
  • NIGERIA: The Nigerian Supreme Court has set 06 May 2022 as the date to deliver judgement on a suit regarding the disputed ownership of 18 oil wells between the Rivers and the Imo States.
  • 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.
  • NIGERIA: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that Nigeria is expected to conduct elections on 25 February 2023 and 11 March 2023.

 

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