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April 13

ANGOLA – 13 APR 2022

  • LUANDA – 13 APR 2022 (03H00) Human Rights Watch has called for the immediate release of 22 protestors arrested during recent peaceful protests in Luanda by Angolan Police. The demonstrators reportedly held a march on 09 April 2022 against the detention of political prisoners and to call for free and fair elections in the country. Human Rights Watch Senior Africa Researcher Zenaida Machado has stated that Angolan Police are disregarding fundamental rights by detaining peaceful protestors, calling on Government authorities to suspend the charges and investigate Police conduct. The Luanda Provincial Court has charged the protestors with rioting and defying an order to disperse, ordering their release pending trial. If found guilty, the demonstrators are expected to be sentenced to two years imprisonment.
  • LUANDA – 13 APR 2022 (08H20) Clashes reported in Cassequel near the Luanda Airport. Reports indicate that the population has engaged in a dispute with the Angolan Armed Forces (AAF) and the Police. The population has expressed their grievances over the law enforcement raiding their households and illegally demanding money from the community. More law enforcement has been deployed to control the situation. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant.


BOTSWANA – 13 APR 2022

  • GABORONE – 13 APR 2022 (06H00) Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, is expected to undertake a four-day State visit to Botswana from today, 13 April 2022, until 16 April 2022. During his visit, Nyusi will engage in discussions related to bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. The visit aims to strengthen existing bilateral cooperation between the two countries in a number of areas, including transport and communications, tourism, defence and security and energy. In addition, the two leaders will address the Botswana Business Forum on issues of trade and investment between Botswana and Mozambique. The State visit will be preceded by the 7th Session of the Botswana-Mozambique Joint Permanent Commission on Cooperation (JPCC), which was held from 07 April 2022 until 11 April 2022 in Gaborone.
  • GABORONE – 13 APR 2022 (06H15) Botswana President, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has received letters of Credence from the Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Bulgaria, Maria Pavlova Tzotzokova- Kaymaktchieva, on Tuesday, 12 April 2022, during an official visit to Botswana. Botswana and Bulgaria will establish bilateral cooperation that will facilitate potential areas of cooperation. During the meeting, the two countries agreed to explore strategic partnerships and cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, security equipment in the diamond industry and agricultural machinery. Kaymaktchieva further stated that Bulgaria is also interested in assisting Botswana’s transition to a knowledge-based economy.


DEM. REP. CONGO – 13 APR 2022

  • KASINDI – 13 APR 2022 (07H45) A civilian had died following clashes between residents within the locality of Kalemia and a joint military group, the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), on Monday evening, 11 April 2022 and Tuesday, 12 April 2022. According to local sources, the clashes occurred around 19H00 in Kalemia, a locality in the Ruwenzori sector, 10 km from the Kasindi Lubiriha border post, in the territory of Beni. A delegated official of the Provincial Governor in Kasindi, Barthelemy Kambale, has stated that the conflict emerged after the civilians prevented the two joint operations forces on patrol from going to the Muramba hills in military operations. The Spokesperson for the FARDC-UPDF joint operations, Lieutenant-Colonel Mak Azukay, has confirmed the incident and assured the community that the FARDC soldiers of the joint forces restored order within the locality, and an investigation will be launched.
  • KINSHASA – 13 APR 2022 (08H00) A student had died, while several others sustained injuries following a demonstration on Tuesday, 12 April 2022, at the Higher Technical Medical Institute (ISTM). The students have embarked on a protest action against the increase in academic fees since Monday, 11 April 2022, which led to the disruption of economic activities within the city. During the demonstration, the communal house of Wangata was set alight. The situation remains perceptible in the city of Mbandaka. Police have been deployed to the area to maintain law and order in the municipality.


ESWATINI – 13 APR 2022

  • LOBAMBA – 12 APR 2022 (19H00) Service disruption reported in Mbabane. The disruption follows a burst water pipe near the MDS High School. The expected affected areas include the Police Camp, Ext 3, St Francis, Msunduza and the surrounding areas. Municipal workers have arrived on the scene and are busy with repairs.
  • LAVUMISA – 13 APR 2022 (11H20) Protest reported in the community of Kanyamazane near Lavumisa. The community members are protesting against the alleged farm attacks and have called for justice over the incident. The community has also accused the Police of disregarding the case. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. Police are aware of the situation.
  • LAVUMISA – 13 APR 2022 (13H20) The Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO) President, Ncamiso Mabuyakhulu, has been arrested. This follows the peaceful protest by SWAYOCO members regarding the death of Sibusiso Gina. The Government requested the SWAYOCO to wait for further instructions after Mabuyakhulu led a petition to the Luvamisa Police station regarding the Sibusiso Gina case. The Lavumisa Police allegedly arrested Mabuyakhulu when they returned. The reasons for the arrest have not been specified. SWAYOCO members are expected to protest for the release of their President.



  • ADDIS ABABA – 13 APR 2022 (04H20) The United States (US) Department of State has announced that Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa David Satterfield and Deputy Special Envoy Payton Knopf are expected to arrive in Ethiopia today, 13 April 2022. During the visit, Satterfield and Knopf are expected to engage in meetings with Ethiopian Government officials, representatives of humanitarian organisations, and diplomatic partners. The visit continues US efforts toward the cease of all hostilities in the country’s northern Tigray region, as well as ensuring unhindered humanitarian access, transparent investigations into human rights abuses and violations by all actors, and a negotiated resolution to the conflict in Ethiopia.
  • GELE ALO – 13 APR 2022 (12H50) The Chief Administrator of the Woreda, Hassen Handeye, has appealed to the Government to assist the residents of the Woreda after a fire incident on Monday, 11 April 2022. According to local sources, the fire had damaged over 160 residences and stores in Simurobi Gele’alo Woreda while experiencing a water shortage during the season of Ramadan. Handeye has claimed that the residents have been displaced from their residences and has called on the Government to supply emergency aid, food, water and other essentials.


GHANA – 13 APR 2022

  • ACCRA – 13 APR 2022 (10H30) The staff of various Colleges of Education in Ghana have threatened to strike over their outstanding salaries. The staff has stated that the Government has failed to pay their outstanding salaries, which has been seen as a breach of their agreement. A staff member, Kwame Agyin Acheampong, has confirmed the situation and claims that the colleges refuse to provide to the staff members. Meanwhile, the staff members are planning to embark on strike action and petition against the Government’s failure.


KENYA – 13 APR 2022

  • NAIROBI – 12 APR 2022 (20H30) The Kenya Kwanza Coalition has announced the new signed political parties under the coalition. Approximately 11 parties have signed the coalition agreement at the Ngong Racecourse to form part of Kenya Kwanza, including the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Ford-Kenya, Chama Cha Kazi, Communist Party of Kenya, and others. The members elected Deputy President William Ruto as their Presidential Candidate for the 09 August 2022 elections.
  • NAIROBI – 13 APR 2022 (09H30) The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) has announced a planned water disruption supply on Uhuru Highway due to ongoing work on the expressway from 06H00 on Thursday, 14 April 2022, to 06H00 on Friday, 15 April 2022. The NCWSC has stated that the disruption will be to facilitate the interconnection of relocated new and old water pipelines on Uhuru Highway between the Haile Selassie Avenue and University Way junctions to enable the release of the road corridor to the expressway contractor. The areas to be affected include the city centre, Ngara, Parklands, Limuru Road, Aga Khan Hospital and the University of Nairobi Parklands law campus, as well as several other roads and businesses. NCWSC Managing Director Nahashon Muguna has appealed to the population to use water sparingly throughout the period of interruption.


LESOTHO – 13 APR 2022

  • TLOKOENG – 13 APR 2022 (12H15) The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHWP) has awarded the tender for the construction of the Polihali Operations Centre to L&M, a joint venture between Lesotho company LSP Construction and South Africa-registered Mofomo Construction. The construction is a key component of Phase II of the LHWP advance infrastructure, which is specifically constructed to enhance the participation of small and medium-sized contractors in Phase II. The Polihali operations centre will be used as the Polihali Dam engineer’s offices during the dam’s construction. This comes after the Government approved the start of the Phase II hydropower tender design.



  • ANDRAFIA – 13 APR 2022 (06H30) The Ministry of Tourism has announced that the Nosy Be Airport in Fascène, Madagascar, is expected to host the first international flight today 13 April 2022. Tourism Minister Joël Randriamandranto has stated that the flight is expected to be operated by Neos Air, the first airline that has accepted the conditions of the Malagasy authorities on the reopening of international commercial flights. The Ministry has released a statement noting that the resumption of international flights from the airport is expected to significantly improve tourism in the region. Future scheduled passenger flights are expected to be operated from the airport in due course.


MALAWI – 13 APR 2022

  • LILONGWE – 13 APR 2022 (07H00) Malawi is set to host the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Climate Conference from today, 13 April 2022 and 14 April 2022, in Lilongwe. Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change Eisenhower Mkaka has stated that the conference will be held under the theme Collective Approach for Enhanced Climate Action in the SADC Region. The conference aims to consolidate and promote enhanced climate action by assessing the status of climate action in the region. The conference will be attended by 16 SADC Member States, the SADC secretariat and other stakeholders from international organisations.
  • LILONGWE – 13 APR 2022 (17H30) The second round of mass polio vaccinations is expected to be distributed at the end of April 2022. The round of vaccinations is set to include Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. Trans-border vaccinations are expected to start on 21 April 2022. Furthermore, the vaccinations are set to focus on vaccinating approximately 20 million children under five years.



  • BEIRA – 12 APR 2022 (20H30) Mozambique Republic Police (PRM) has announced the arrests made in the Gorongosa National Park. Police have arrested approximately 14 suspects for poaching. The suspects have additionally been arrested due to illegal logging activities. Reports indicate that the suspects have used firearms and mechanical traps.


NIGERIA – 13 APR 2022

  • ABUJA – 12 APR 2022 (20H45) President Muhammad Buhari has approved the construction of three polytechnic establishments. Director of Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, stated that the establishments are expected to be constructed in Umunnoechi in Abia State, Orogun in Delta State and Kabo in Kano State. Furthermore, the establishments are expected to commence activities in October 2022. The construction follows the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics’ (ASUP) 61-day industrial strike from June 2021. Members have been protesting the failure of government bodies to implement aspects of the memorandum of action signed by the union. The union’s National Executive Council stated that they are expected to delay further protest actions for the Government to address the outstanding issues.
  • YENAGOA – 12 APR 2022 (21H05) Bayelsa State Police Command has announced the results of a recent intelligence-driven Police operation. Police received intelligence of illicit narcotics being distributed at a warehouse in the Gbarantoru community. The Anti-Kidnapping unit has allegedly arrested four suspected narcotic dealers in addition to the confiscation of meth, suspected Indian hemp, and other narcotics.
  • TSAFE – 12 APR 2022 (23H25) Expected Terrorists have kidnapped students in the Zamfara region. The suspects allegedly kidnapped female students residing in the hostiles opposite the Zamfara State College of Health Technology, Tsafe. Reports indicate that the suspects entered the hostiles at approximately 23H25. The family members have been notified. Furthermore, the Police are expected to launch a search operation for the recovery of the kidnapped civilians.
  • IKARA – 13 APR 2022 (02H00) Attack reported in Dorayi village of the Dutsen Abba ward. The suspects allegedly entered the residence of Alhaji Ardo at approximately 02H00. Reports indicate that the suspects fired sporadically and fatally injured Alhaji. Furthermore, the suspects allegedly kidnapped his daughter. It is expected that the suspects targeted Alhaji as they did not attack any additional areas. The Police are expected to launch search operations for the suspects in addition to Alhaji’s daughter.
  • ABUJA – 13 APR 2022 (04H00) The Federal Government has declared Friday, 15 April 2022 and Monday, 18 April 2022, as public holidays to observe 2022’s Easter celebrations. Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola has stated that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corporation (NSCDC) has deployed 1,558 personnel to ensure adequate security of lives and property in Rivers State. This follows increased insecurity in the region. NSCDC State Command Spokesperson Olufemi Ayodele has noted that the forces have been drafted to the State’s 23 Local Government Areas (LGAs). In addition, the NSCDC Edo State Command has reportedly also deployed 850 personnel ahead of the Easter celebration in the State.
  • ABUJA – 13 APR 2022 (15H15) The Director of Corporate Communications and Public Relations for the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Sunday Ichedi, has announced the death of the Federation Statistician-General Simon Harry. Harry had been taken to a hospital on Sunday, 10 April 2022, where he initially responded to treatment. Harry died on Wednesday, 13 April 2022. President Muhammadu Buhari elected Harry in August 2021 following Yemi Kales’ tenure expiration.
  • ABUJA – 13 APR 2022 (17H00) The Supreme Court has released the results of former Federal Director of Pensions John Yusufs’ hearing. The Supreme Court found that Yusuf misused Police Pension Funds. The Court ordered Yusuf to pay the amount of N22,8 billion to the Federal Government in addition to serving six years in prison. This follows after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Yusuf before the High Court in 2016. In addition to Yusuf’s attempt to petition the Court of Appeals judgement imprisoning him for six years. Yusuf originally received an order from the High Court for two years imprisonment or payment of N750,000. The increased punishment followed after the Supreme court found the sentence of the High Court to be insufficient regarding the impact it caused on pensioners.


RWANDA – 13 APR 2022

  • KIGALI – 13 APR 2022 (10H00) The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, is expected to travel to Jamaica today, 13 April 2022, for a three-day State visit. The visit aims to deepen the bilateral relationship between Jamaica and the Republic of Rwanda and reinforce the steadily burgeoning relationship between the African continent and the CARICOM Region. During the visit, Kagame is set to hold discussions with the Governor-General of Jamaica, General Sir Patrick Allen, and meet with Holness and other Government officials.


TANZANIA – 13 APR 2022

  • DAR ES SALAAM – 13 APR 2022 (09H00) President Samia Hassan, accompanied by the Vice President, Philip Mpango, has arrived at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam ahead of a working visit to the United States (US). This comes after the Administrator Samantha Power and Hassan held a virtual meeting and discussed the close partnership between the United States and Tanzania and their ongoing collaboration in the health sector, as well as in education, agriculture, environment, and democratic governance.


ZAMBIA – 13 APR 2022

  • LUSAKA – 13 APR 2022 (12H30) Zambia’s Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (Zesco) and Namibia’s Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) have signed a power supply agreement for the export of an additional 80 MegaWatts (MW), in addition to 100 MW being exported to Namibia. The Managing Director of Zesco Limited, Victor Mapani, has stated that the signing of the agreement demonstrated the continued cooperation and relationship between the two utility companies. The Managing Director of Nampower, Kahenge Haulofu, has further stated that the collaboration will benefit the economies of the two countries.


ZIMBABWE – 13 APR 2022

  • HARARE – 13 APR 2022 (03H30) Caledonia Mining has announced the first quarter (Q1) 2022 gold production of 18,515 ounces at its blanket mine in Zimbabwe. This indicates a 40% increase over 13,197 ounces previously produced in Q1 2021. In addition, the company has stated that its gold production for 2022 is expected to be between 73,000 to 80,000 ounces. Caledonia Mining Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Curtis has stated that the recorded 18,515 ounces reflect the increased capacity at the mine’s Central Shaft. Curtis has further noted that the company plans to increase its annual production to 80,000 ounces in 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.
  • LESOTHO: The Minister of Health, Semano Sekatle, announced the expected launch of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) vaccination for girls between nine and 14 on 19 April 2022 in Butha-Buthe.
  • NIGERIA: The Federal Government has declared Friday, 15 April 2022 and Monday, 18 April 2022 as public holidays to observe 2022’s Easter celebrations.
  • LESOTHO: Protest expected by the Public Transport Association in Lesotho on 20 April 2022.
  • 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.
  • MALAWI: The second round of mass polio vaccinations is expected to be distributed at the end of 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.
  • MADAGASCAR: Protest expected in Antananarivo by the Taxi Association (TIM) and residents within Antananarivo on 13 May 2022.
  • 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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