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WILLSHIR – AFRICA – TIMELINE – 13 MAY 2022 (19H00)
WILLSHIR – AFRICA – TIMELINE – 13 MAY 2022 (19H00)
ANGOLA – 13 MAY 2022
• BAILUNDO – 13 MAY 2022 (07H30) President João Lourenço is expected to visit the province of Huambo for a working two-day visit from today, 13 May 2022, during which he will inaugurate the Centralidade do Bailundo. Secretary for Institutional Communication and the Press of the President of the Republic, Luís Fernando, has stated that President Lourenço will officiate the inauguration of the Belém substation, which will be inaugurated by the Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges. On Saturday, 14 May 2022, President Lourenço will hold a development rally in Huambo, and will return to Luanda on Saturday afternoon.
BOTSWANA – 13 MAY 2022
• GABORONE – 13 MAY 2022 (11H00) The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has issued a public notice informing residents in various areas of Gaborone of an expected power supply interruption between 09H00 and 21H00 on Saturday, 14 May 2022, and Sunday, 15 May 2022. Areas expected to be affected on Saturday, 14 May 2022, include a region of the Government enclave, comprising the Ministries of Immigration and Finance, Telecoms, National Assembly and a section of the Central Business District (CBD) in Gaborone. On Sunday, 15 May 2022, areas that are set to be affected include the Ministry of Agriculture building, Chiefs Residence, Parliament Residence, American Embassy, Department of Taxes, Ministry of Health and Extension 11 in Gaborone. The power interruptions are necessary to enable modifications to the electrical supply system in the areas. BPC is expected to provide relevant updates as the situation progresses.
• MAHALAPYE – 13 MAY 2022 (11H50) His Excellency, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, will today, 13 May 2022, officiate the Prison Service Honours Awards in Mahalapye. This comes after President Masisi arrived from Cape Town, in South Africa, from the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2022. During the event, President Masisi expressed the progress in Botswana in the mining sector and his ambition to develop a vibrant and diversified mineral sector that contributes to the sustainable development of the Botswana economy.
• GABORONE – 13 MAY 2022 (13H10) The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) is expected to dispose of more than 400,000 expired COVID-19 vaccines comprising Moderna and AstraZeneca doses. This follows reports that the District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) are returning a large number of vaccines on account of expiry. Ministry Spokesperson Christopher Nyanga has attributed the expiry of the COVID-19 vaccines to the low turnout of civilians for inoculations. The cost of the vaccines marked for disposal is estimated at P20 million.
DEM. REP. CONGO -13 MAY 2022
• KINSHASA – 13 MAY 2022 (14H30) Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Christophe Pen’Apala, has held a Ministerial Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita. During the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), the two parties held discussions regarding bilateral, regional and international collaboration on issues of mutual interest, reiterating efforts being made by both countries and the international community against terrorism. Bourita has called on the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) to support the ongoing efforts of East African Community (EAC) leaders, with emphasis on active involvement in the implementation of the peace plan established by the Heads of State of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and DRC. Both Ministers also emphasised the significance of strengthening communication and coordination at the various multilateral platforms, such as the AU and the UN. The two sides have agreed to hold the 6th Morocco-DRC Joint Commission of Cooperation as well as the Morocco/DRC Economic Forum in 2022 to further promote trade and economic exchanges between the two countries.
ESWATINI – 13 MAY 2022
• MANZINI – 13 MAY 2022 (10H30) UPDATE Members of the Swaziland Liberation Movement (SWALIMO) organisation, People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), Economic Freedom Fighters of Swaziland (EFF SWA), and other political organisations have convened at the Mavuso Sports ground in commemoration of the late Thabani Nkomonye. This event is being held ahead of the planned demonstration in Manzini today, 13 May 2022, to reject the inquest report of the cause of death of Thabani Nkomonye. Members of the public are advised to exercise caution. (06H15) Protest expected in the vicinity of Manzini today, 13 May 2022, from 09H00. The Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF) has called on all participants to join in a march from the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) Centre in Manzini to the Manzini Regional Police Headquarters. The demonstration will take place to reject the inquest report of the cause of death of Thabani Nkomonye. The demonstration will occur after the Commemoration of Thabani Nkomonye at the SNAT Centre in Manzini. Police are expected to be deployed to the scene.
• MATSAPHA – 13 MAY 2022 (06H50) His Majesty, King Mswati III, has received letters of credence from incoming United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator George Wachira, and Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Serbia to Eswatini, Goran Vujicic, at the Lozitha Royal Palace on Thursday evening, 12 May 2022. During the meeting, King Mswati III welcomed the two delegates and stated that the Kingdom appreciated their interest in the country. Wachira stated that the UN is committed to assisting eSwatini in finding solutions to the threats of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and various socio-economic challenges. Meanwhile, Vujicic stated that Serbia is seeking to strengthen cooperation with Eswatini in agriculture, defence and education and further reaffirmed their commitment towards the World in Serbia programme granted towards Mswati students with scholarships.
• MATSAPHA – 13 MAY 2022 (15H20) The Government has announced that King Mswati III and a delegation have arrived in Matsapha to officially inaugurate the Kellogg Tolaram manufacturing plant. The plant is one of Kellogg’s largest manufacturing plants in Africa and the first facility to be inaugurated in the Southern Africa region. The project forms part of the eSwatini Government’s investment attraction programmes.
ETHIOPIA- 13 MAY 2022
• ADDIS ABABA – 12 MAY 2022(19H20) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Ethiopia and China have successfully concluded a joint Investment and Trade Cooperation Forum in Addis Ababa today, 13 MAY 2022. During the Forum, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on investment promotion and facilitation between the two countries have been signed. The Ministry has stated that the MoU serves as a new cooperation mechanism for investment. Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen, has stated that the agreement is expected to direct the country’s efforts toward the establishment of new partnerships and to provide strategic and coordinated direction to common investment challenges. Vice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce of China, Qian Keming, also reiterated the need to implement the nine programs stated under the China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). In addition to the MoU signed between the two Governments, Ethiopian and Chinese partners also signed five other cooperation agreements in the manufacturing, agriculture, pharmaceutical, and other sectors.
• ADDIS ABABA – 13 MAY 2022 (10H30) Tanzania’s Minister for Defence and National Service, Stergomena Tax, has led a delegation of the United Republic of Tanzania to the Sectoral Conference of Ministers responsible for managing the Defence, Peace and Security of the member states of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday, 12 May 2022. During the meeting, discussions focussed on cooperation between the African Union, regional organisations and the Member States on African Reserve Forces. In addition, in follow up meetings, the discussions will focus on reviewing and adopting two Policies on Priority for the Protection of Children and Their Rights during Child Protection in African Union Peace Support Operations 2021 and Mainstreaming Child Protection in the African Peace and Security architecture. The meeting will be held ahead of the preparations for the Emergency Meeting of Heads of State and Government of the African Union on Terrorism and Unlawful Government Change, which is scheduled to take place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on 28 May 2022.
• ADDIS ABABA – 13 MAY 2022 (16H40) Ethiopia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Sudan, allowing the export of hydro and other energy sources to Juba. The Ethiopian Electric Power company has stated that the Government has agreed to export an initial 100 megawatts (mW) of electricity to South Sudan during the following three years and supply 400 mW of power thereafter. The agreement follows after a South Sudanese delegation, led by Energy Minister Peter Marcello, recently held a working visit to Ethiopia to conclude the MoU the two countries had agreed on power purchase previously. During the signing ceremony, Minister Marcello noted that the agreement is expected to enable South Sudan to expedite the erection of transmission infrastructure to link the power grids of the two countries.
GHANA – 13 MAY 2022
• TEMA – 12 MAY 2022(19H10) Ghana’s National Security Ministry has announced the withdrawal of security operatives from Tema Harbour. The Ministry has released a statement noting that the withdrawal forms part of an ongoing rationalisation programme. The decision follows in response to requests by the Economic Management Team for the rationalisation of security agencies involved in inspection procedures at the port due to ongoing operations by the Joint Port Control Unit (JPCU) and the Revenue, Assurance Compliance and Enforcement (RACE) team. The withdrawal reportedly also forms part of efforts by the Security Ministry to enhance ongoing operations towards addressing the threat of extremism in view of the recent deterioration of the insecurity situation in the littoral West African States.
KENYA – 13 MAY 2022
• KINANGO – 13 MAY 2022 (09H15) Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga, Presidential candidate Raila Odinga, is expected to hold a political campaign tour today, 13 May 2022, in the Kwale County. The campaign will be in line with the Azimio La Umoja theme to gather supporters in Kwale County ahead of the 09 August 2022 General Elections. During the campaign, Odinga is expected to hold meetings with leaders allied to Azimio-OKA, from the county, in Ukunda and then proceed for a second meeting with Duruma elders in Kinango. Odinga is expected to conclude the tour on Saturday, 14 May 2022, with planned meetings and rallies in Mombasa County.
• MOMBASA – 13 MAY 2022 (11H40) The High Court in Mombasa has directed the Kenyan Government to publicise the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) contract. The High Court sitting has issued a ruling stating that the Government failed to provide sufficient evidence in its defence to confirm that the agreement between it and the Chinese Government had been of national security and therefore unfit to be disclosed. In petition number E032 of 2021, petitioners Wanjiru Gikonyo and Khelef Khalifa argued that the contract must be made public in line with the Access to Information Act. Upon receipt of the request for information from the petitioners, the Kenya Railways Corporation stated that the contracts of the projects for which information is being requested are between the Governments of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Kenya. However, the petitioners argued that the loans used to finance the projects are set to be funded by Kenyans, hence the need to reveal the details. Therefore, the Court has issued a declaration that failure to disclose information violates Article 35(1) and (3) and Article 10 of the Constitution.
• NYABIGENA – 13 MAY 2022 (12H40) Quarry collapse reported at the Nyabigena Village in South Mugirango constituency, Kisii County. Reports indicate that several people remain trapped after a quarry case collapses in the area. Authorities have stated that rescue and recovery efforts are underway.
• MIGORI – 13 MAY 2022 (16H15) The Migori Police have announced the launch of a search operation in the Migori Country area. The operation is set to apprehend three suspects that attacked a local pub owner, Oscar Omondi, at the Azimio bar in Kalangi centre. The altercation allegedly occurred after the men refused to leave the bar after the manager urged them to leave. Additionally, Omondi prevented the men from leaving with his waitress. The suspects have allegedly been armed with machetes, knives and other weapons. Reports indicate that the suspects returned and robbed the bar of an undisclosed amount of cash and goods. The manager has been transferred to the Migori County Referral Hospital.
LESOTHO – 13 MAY 2022
• MASERU – 12 MAY 2022(19H00) Lesotho Foreign Affairs and International Relations Minister Mats’epo Ramakoae and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alice Albright have signed the Second Compact Program Agreement valued at $322,5 million during a ceremony at the Manthabiseng Convention Centre in Maseru today, 13 MAY 2022. Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has stated that the Second Compact Program for Lesotho is expected to establish between 80,000 and 90,000 employment opportunities in the country. The compact also seeks to improve health developments through adequate primary healthcare delivery, increase incomes in rural communities by providing irrigated land for high-value crops, and promote profits and formal employment for women- and youth-owned enterprises. The signing ceremony has also been attended by the US Ambassador to Lesotho, Maria Brewer, as well as Government officials and private-sector and community leaders.
MADAGASCAR – 13 MAY 2022
• ANTANANARIVO – 13 MAY 2022 (06H10) Protest expected in Antananarivo, held by the Taxi Association (TIM) and residents within Antananarivo today, 13 May 2022. The demonstrators will be protesting against the Mayor of the Municipality of the Antananarivo (CUA), Naina Andriantsitohaina, for failure to deliver on their demands against the motorcycle operators operating on their routes within the city of Antananarivo. The residents have claimed that the motorcycle operators have carried out several crimes against them and have led the Analekely to have allegedly closed down due to the attacks against the marketers. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant and use an alternative route during the duration of the protest. Police will be deployed to the scene.
MALAWI – 13 MAY 2022
• LILONGWE – 13 MAY 2022 (02H50) President Lazarus Chakwera has presided over the Malawi Red Cross Flag week themed Be Humankind at the Kamuzu Palace. During the event, President Chakwera donated approximately K2 million to the association. The funding is expected to assist the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) activities. The MRCS is set to focus their services on disaster and risk management, health and care, water and sanitation and others. Additionally, President Chakwera noted that the funding has been provided as the MRCS assists the Government’s agenda. Chakwera has requested the public to support the MRCS and similar organisations.
• LILONGWE – 13 MAY 2022 (06H00) The Vice-President of Malawi, Saulos Chilima, is expected to travel to Durban, in South Africa, today, 13 May 2022, to represent President Lazarus Chakwera at the Fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. The Director of Communications and Public Relations in the Office of the Vice-President, Pilirani Phiri, has stated that the conference is scheduled to convene from Sunday, 15 May 2022, to Friday, 20 May 2022, but Chilima will return to Malawi on Tuesday, 17 May 2022. As part of the visit, Chilima is expected to deliver a statement on behalf of President Lazarus during the opening of the conference on Sunday, 15 May 2022. Discussions at the conference will focus on concerns raised by the 2021 global report on child labour, stating the number of children involved in child labour has increased to 160 million worldwide, representing an increase of 8.4 million children since 2017.
• LILONGWE – 13 MAY 2022 (11H05) Service disruption reported by the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM). ESCOM noted that the disruption followed a system shutdown experienced at approximately 11H05. Furthermore, the disruption is set to be affecting the country. The public has been advised to handle all outlets as lived during the outage. ESCOM is expected to deploy teams to investigate the cause of the outage.
MOZAMBIQUE -13 MAY 2022
• MUEMBE – 13 MAY 2022 (06H40) Two criminal gangs, including agents of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM), known to carry out crimes in Lichinga city and Muembe district, has been neutralised by agents of the Police of the PRM in the Niassa province. The Head of Public Relations at the Provincial PRM Command in Niassa, Alves Mathe, has stated that various goods, including weapons, had been recovered in possession of the suspects. Mathe has further commended the PRM officers and further stated that disciplinary and criminal proceedings will be underway.
NIGERIA – 13 MAY 2022
• ABUJA – 13 MAY 2022 (01H20) Kola Abiola, son of Moshood Abiola, has picked the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for Presidency. This follows after Abiola received the forms from the National Secretary of the Party at the PRP headquarters in Abuja. Abiola is the third aspirant, together with Retired Colonel Gboluga Mosugu and Patience Key. Furthermore, the PRP has extended the sale and return of nomination forms until 18 May 2022.
• IGUEZE – 13 MAY 2022 (09H50) Protest reported in the Edo State between Igueze and Ekole areas. The community is demonstrating against the continuous power outages within their communities. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are expected to be deployed to the scene.
• ABUJA – 13 MAY 2022 (13H50) The Government has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to appoint ten new Ministers to vacant positions within the Cabinet following the recent resignation of members seeking to contest elections in the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) later in May 2022. Information Minister Lai Mohammed has stated that the President recently held a valedictory session for the departing Ministers inside the State House. This follows as several positions within the Cabinet have been vacated, including Transport, Labour and Employment, Women Affairs, Niger Delta Affairs, Justice, Science and Technology, Mines and Steel, and Petroleum. The new appointees are expected to be announced in due course.
• ABUJA – 13 MAY 2022 (14H55) The National Security Adviser (NSA) Babagana Monguno has directed heads of law enforcement agencies to increase security in the region ahead of the 2023 general elections. Monguno further requested the agencies to start profiling political actors who are expected to disrupt the election process. The announcement has been made during a meeting with the Interagency Committee regarding Election Security at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters.
• ABEOKUTA – 13 MAY 2022 (15H00) Protest reported on the Ijebu Ode/Ibadan express road in the vicinity of the Camp Junction in Abeokuta. Students from the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta have launched a joint protest with counterparts in Ogun State under the banner of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Ogun Joint Campus Committee. Demonstrators have barricaded the road to protest in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Protestors are demanding the revitalisation of public universities, payment of earned academic allowances and the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution for payment of university lecturers. The ASUU strike has been ongoing for the previous 88 days as a recent meeting between lecturers and the Government collapsed on Thursday, 12 May 2022. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
• IPETUMODU – 13 MAY 2022 (15H20) Protest reported on the Ibadan-Ife Expressway road at the OUI roundabout in the vicinity of the Oduduwa University in Ipetumodu. Demonstrating students from the University have barricaded the roadway to traffic. Students are protesting in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
RWANDA – 13 MAY 2022
• KIGALI – 13 MAY 2022 (16H55) Rwanda is expected to establish a publicly accessible data centre on weather, climate, air pollution and water resources. The announcement follows after the Rwanda Space Agency (RSA) took over the Rwanda Climate Observatory project, previously maintained by the Ministry of Education and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The agreement is set for MIT to purchase the relevant instruments while Rwanda provides staff and facilities to host the Climate Observatory. The observatory is set to collect atmospheric observations for meteorological forecasting and climate monitoring contributions. Additionally, the observatory is set to increase the local scientific and engineering capacity. The Rwanda Climate Observatories (RCO) data is expected to be added to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-funded Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE).
• KIGALI – 13 MAY 2022 (17H40) The Kicykiro Primary Court has ruled to conduct the pre-trial hearing of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rwanda Inspirational Backup Prince Kid in-camera, closed to the public. Kid has been charged with rape, soliciting and harassment. This follows after his arrest on 26 April 2022. The request to hold the session in camera is expected to protect the plaintiffs and witnesses of the case. Additionally, the courts noted that the case files included elements which could decrease the public morale. The Rwanda Inspirational Backup has expectedly been dismissed from organising the annual beauty pageant.
TANZANIA -13 MAY 2022
• DODOMA – 13 MAY 2022 (10H15) The Party for Democracy and Progress, also known as Chadema, Governing Council, has expelled about 19 Special Seats Members of Parliament (MP). The General Secretary, John Mnyika, has stated that the 19 members were sworn-in in Dodoma Parliament without the authorisation of the party. The Council has further alleged that the 19 members were maintained in the National Assembly for almost 18 months, and their names were never endorsed for special seats in the House of Assembly.
• DAR ES SALAAM – 13 MAY 2022 (14H10) The Tanzanian Government has announced the implementation of several measures in response to recent increasing prices in Tanzania, including a fuel subsidy with effect from 01 June 2022. The Government also plans to improve the country’s oil and gas sector in a bid to counter the effects of the increased prices. The Government has noted that plans are underway to commence the construction of oil expert facilities. This includes the construction of an onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the southeastern town of Lindi. The facility is expected to create several employment opportunities in the area.
• DAR ES SALAAM – 13 MAY 2022 (16H10) The Bank of Tanzania has announced that Tanzania’s diamond production volume value has increased by an estimated 90% during the first quarter of 2022 in comparison with the fourth quarter of 2021. The Bank has stated that diamond production during the first quarter of 2022 increased to 108,165 from 26,704 carats the prior quarter, while value increased to $38,4 million from $20,2 million during the same period. This follows as Tanzania’s diamond production resumed in the fourth quarter of 2021 after the country’s sole large-scale diamond mine reopened following maintenance. The Williamson Diamond Mine had been placed on maintenance in April 2020 to preserve its liquidity until the diamond price environment improved. El-Hillal Minerals, the country’s second diamond mining company, has since also resumed operations.
ZAMBIA – 13 MAY 2022
• MANSA – 13 MAY 2022 (12H30) Protest reported in Mansa in the Luapula province. Residents from Mansa are demonstrating against the suspects who had allegedly embezzled a large amount of money from the planned constructed FTJ University. According to reports, several council members, including the former Secretary to the Treasury, Fredson Yamba, has been arrested due to the embezzlement of $33.7 million. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant.
• LUSAKA – 13 MAY 2022 (17H00) Zambian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Stanley Kakubo, has announced that Zambia is expected to host the 4th Africa Union (AU) Mid-Year Coordinating meeting from 14 July 2022 until 17 July 2022. Kakubo has stated that President Hakainde Hichilema has constituted an organising committee comprising Cabinet Ministers to preside over the hosting of the event. The committee is expected to be chaired by Minister Kakubo and deputised by the Minister of Tourism and Arts. Kakubo has further appealed to stakeholders in the private sector to collaborate with the Government in ensuring that the summit is successful. The summit is expected to be attended by 13 Heads of State and 800 foreign delegates.
ZIMBABWE – 13 MAY 2022
• HARARE – 13 MAY 2022 (03H45) Air Zimbabwe has issued an updated statement regarding the flight disruptions due to fuel scarcity. Air Zimbabwe noted that the flight disruptions are set to be diverted as key suppliers of Jet A1 fuel announced the resumption of normal fuel supply. The fuel scarcity is expected to be caused due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
• SHERUKURU – 13 MAY 2022 (12H10) The Ministry of Health has announced a measles outbreak in Zimbabwe’s Mutasa District, Manicaland province. The Ministry has released a statement noting that 14 children aged between six months to 15 years from 72 reported cases have died since 10 April 2022. The Ministry has indicated that nine children have been vaccinated against the epidemic. In a bid to contain the outbreak, the Ministry has commenced a mass vaccination campaign in Mutasa District, targeting children between six months and 15 years. Health workers are currently also conducting an intensive door-to-door education campaign against this disease. The Ministry has further urged health authorities in all provinces across the country to be on high alert and report any suspected measles cases.
UPCOMING EVENTS – 13 MAY 2022
• NIGERIA: The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) is expected to commence a two-week industrial action strike with effect from Monday, 16 May 2022.
• ANGOLA: The African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO), the Government of the Republic of Angola, and AMETrade are expected to host the 8th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition (CAPE VIII), scheduled to take place from 16 May 2022 until 19 May 2022, in Luanda, Republic of Angola.
• 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.
• ANGOLA: The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, has received an invitation to participate in the African Union Summit scheduled to take place from 26 May 2022 to 28 May 2022 in the city of Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
• TANZANIA: The Tanzanian Government has announced the implementation of several measures in response to recent increasing prices in Tanzania, including a fuel subsidy with effect from 01 June 2022.
• MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambique is expected to launch the operations of several new toll gates on 01 June 2022.
• DEM. REP. CONGO: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is expected to conduct its annual DRC Mining Week exhibition and conference event at the Pullman Grand Karavia centre in Lubumbashi between 01 June 2022 and 03 June 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: The International Telecommunication Union, through its Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), has scheduled to convene a World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), scheduled to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 06 June 2022 to 16 June 2022.
• 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.
• ZAMBIA: Zambian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Stanley Kakubo, has announced that Zambia is expected to host the 4th Africa Union (AU) Mid-Year Coordinating meeting from 14 July 2022 until 17 July 2022.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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