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WILLSHIR – AFRICA- TIMELINE – 15 FEB 2022 (19H00)

February 15

ANGOLA – 15 FEB 2022

  • LUANDA – 15 FEB 2022 (06H40) The Head of the Instruction and Teaching Directorate of the Army Command, Lieutenant General Simão Carlitos, has announced that the country must be prepared for military challenges and international peacekeeping operations. Carlitos has stated that the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), in particular the Army, have increased missions, including staff preparation, military incorporation and passage through military academies and institutes. The Commander of the FAA’s Practical School of Construction, Lieutenant Colonel José Pedro, has stated that the opening of military schools and related units will allow the staff to carry out tasks. Pedro has stated that as part of the 2022 and 2023 period, efforts of the command of the practical school of construction will be directed to instruction, training of troops, operational and combative preparation activities, patriotic education, as well as improving the conditions of accommodation of the personnel and the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • LUBANGO – 15 FEB 2022 (07H00) Residents of several districts of Lubango municipality, in the Angolan capital of Huíla, has raised their grievances over the poor service delivery and has demanded improvements in access to essential social services, such as water and electricity. The residents held a demonstration on Saturday, 12 January 2022, urging the Government to intervene following their issues. The Governor of Huíla, Nuno Mahapi, has been made aware of the situation and has stated that plans will be discussed to resolve the issue.

 

DEM. REP. CONGO – 15 FEB 2022

  • KINSHASA – 15 FEB 2022 (07H40) The Government has announced that curfew will be lifted throughout the country, except the provinces under siege in effect from Monday, 14 February 2022. This decision follows after the Minister of Communication and Media, Patrick Muyaya, held a meeting chaired by the President of the Republic, Félix Tshisekedi, over the Presidential Task Force to fight against COVID-19. Following the decision, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests will no longer be required upon arrival into the country for all vaccinated travellers.
  • KINSHASA – 15 FEB 2022 (08H00) The Government and the Network of Associations of Professors of Universities and Higher Institutes of Congo (RAPUCO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, 14 February 2022, in a move to suspend the protest action by the teachers at the level of higher and university education. According to the union, the Government has resolved a few issues petitioned to the Ministry of Education.
  • KAVUMU – 15 FEB 2022 (08H15)  An airline company, Agefreco SA, has confirmed that an aircraft caught alight at the Kavumu airport in the South-Kivu Province on Monday, 14 February 2022. The aircraft, Let-410 freighter, registration 9S-GFA, had allegedly caught alight while departing to Lulingu in the Shabunda territory. No casualties have been reported. Investigations will be carried out to determine the cause of the incident.
  • DJUGU – 15 FEB 2022 (08H30) The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has heightened its presence in the territory of Djugu in the Ituri province. This comes as the MONUSCO troops have launched a patrol operation to ensure that the internally displaced people (IDP’s) at the Rhoe site are secure against threats of attack by the Co-operative for the Development of Congo (CODECO) militiamen. Meanwhile, the locality has been reportedly facing shortages of humanitarian aid due to the insecurity within the region.
  • DJUNGU – 15 FEB 2022 (04H15)  Attack reported. Armed suspects have killed at least 15 individuals, and four others have been injured during an invasion in Ituri. The attackers invaded the village of Syeri Aberkozo just before dawn, whereafter they attacked the residents with machetes and set several buildings on fire. The Cooperative for Development of the Congo (CODECO) militants has been held liable for the incident following several killings and displacement of civilians

 

ESWATINI – 15 FEB 2022

  • MBABANE – 15 FEB 2022 (11H15) UPDATE The High Court of eSwatini have adjourned the case against MP’s Dube and Mabuza until tomorrow, 16 February 2022. Reports indicate that the two MP’s have been transferred to the Mbabane Government hospital for treatment. (08H50) The case against the pro-democracy Members of Parliament (MP’s), Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube are expected to resume from today, 15 February 2022, until 17 February 2022. Mabuza and Dube have been charged under the Suppression of Terrorism Act, amongst others and have been in detention since 25 July 2021. Demonstrations are likely to occur during the court proceedings in solidarity with Mabuza and Dube. A heightened presence of Police is expected at the court.
  • MBABANE – 15 FEB 2022 (11H00) UPDATE Supporters of the pro-democracy Members of Parliament (MP’s), Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube, have been prevented by the Police and Operational Support Services Unit (OSSU) from carrying out a protest outside the High Court in eSwatini today, 15 February 2022. This comes as the supporters arrived at the court in an attempt to protest in support of the MP’s. According to the OSSU, the public should file an application to hold demonstrations in Mbabane.  (09H10) Protest expected outside the High Court in eSwatini in Mbabane today, 15 February 2022. Pro-democracy members will be demanding the release of the pro-democracy Members of Parliament (MP’s), Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube, who will be appearing before the court today, 15 February 2022. This comes as reports were received over the MP’s allegedly assaulted at the Matsapha Maximum Correctional facility on Thursday, 10 February 2022. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police will be on the scene.
  • MBABANE – 15 FEB 2022 (12H30) UPDATE The Taxi Association in Mbabane has raised concerns over the Mswati Police Officers who allegedly conducts search operations at the depot without reason. Police officers have barricaded both ports of entry at the rank. (12H00) Demonstration reported at the Mbabane Bus Rank in Mbabane. The taxi association are demanding an end to Police brutality and abuse against their members. The taxi operators have suspended services due to the protest action. The public is advised to make use of alternative transport. Police are expected to be deployed to the scene.

 

ETHIOPIA- 15 FEB 2022

  • ADDIS ABABA – 14 FEB 2022 (20H00) The United States (US) Agency for International Development (USAID) is supplying additional humanitarian aid estimated at $39 million to meet Ethiopia’s needs. The USAID assists following drought impacts in southern and southeastern Ethiopia, with reports of diminishing pasture lands, significant crop losses, severe water shortages, and livestock deaths. Through USAID partner the United Nations (UN) World Food Program, this additional support will provide 1.6 million drought-affected Ethiopians and refugees with food assistance, including school meals and emergency nutrition for children and pregnant and lactating women. The United States has called additional donors to respond to the needs caused by the drought.
  • MEKELLE – 15 FEB 2022 (04H00) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a statement announcing that it has been permitted to deliver urgent medical supplies to vulnerable groups within Ethiopia’s Tigray Region. This follows as the organisation has been unable to provide urgently needed assistance to residents in the region since July 2021. However, the WHO has further stated that there is currently a shortage of fuel to allow the distribution of medical supplies to health centres in Tigray. The supplies, which currently remains in storage, include essential medical equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), antibiotics, malaria and diabetes medicine, and treatment for severe acute malnutrition, among others. The WHO, in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), has commenced the airlifting of the medical supplies to Mekelle, Tigray, from 11 February 2022. Additional shipments are expected during the following week. The WHO has called for unfettered access to provide humanitarian aid in the region.
  • ADDIS ABABA – 15 FEB 2022 (11H30) The House of Peoples Representatives has approved the lifting of the State of Emergency during an emergency meeting today, 15 February 2022. This decision aims to resolve the country’s economic, diplomatic and political situation. This comes after the Council of Ministers, in its Second Extraordinary Session, decided to lift the six month State of Emergency ahead of its expiration date on 26 January 2022, which has been presented to the Parliament for approval. During the sitting, 63 members voted against, and 21 abstained. The House has also passed a decision that allows the State of Emergency Inquiry Board to complete ongoing legal processes on 15 March 2022.

 

GHANA – 15 FEB 2022

  • ACCRA – 15 FEB 2022 (06H10) The Ghana Police Hospital is set to embark on a mass burial for over 300 unidentified and unclaimed bodies. This will be part of routine measures to decongest the Hospital Mortuary. According to the Police, the bodies are unidentified bodies that have been accidents, crimes and abandoned bodies that were found. The Pathology Department of Police Hospital has advised the public to contact the office.
  • ASHAIMAN – 15 FEB 2022 (13H00) The Ashaiman District Court has adjourned the case of treasonable offences against the #FixTheCountry leader, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, to 28 February 2022. During the court proceedings, Judge Eleanor Kakra Botchwey had confirmed that the court had no jurisdiction to grant a bail application following the matter of the case. Vormawor had been charged with treason for allegedly posting on social media a threat to stage a coup if the E-Levy Bill had been passed by Parliament.

 

KENYA – 15 FEB 2022

  • MOMBASA – 15 FEB 2022 (15H15) The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has partnered with Airtel Kenya to promote children’s rights to education and a safe and secure childhood. The agreement aims to provide essential information to parents during humanitarian emergencies. This will enable children to access the Internet, keep them safe online and expand learning opportunities. Projects under the partnership will last one year, including the Last Mile Connectivity Project, A campaign on violence against children and clear and timely information during humanitarian emergencies.
  • NANYUKI – 15 FEB 2022 (17H30) The service party leader, Mwangi Kiunjuri, has called for the restoration of stability in the Laikipia. This follows after several insurgent attacks at the West constituency. A Police officer was killed during an attack launched at an operation camp inside the Laikipia Nature Conservancy on Wednesday, 09 February 20222, and a private security ranger was shot and killed on Saturday, 13 February 2022. Several others have been injured. Kiunjuri urged the government to redeploy National Police Reservists (NPRs) to help restore sanity in the region

 

 

LESOTHO – 15 FEB 2022

  • KALA – 15 FEB 2022 (09H00) Protest reported in the Qalo City in Butha Buthe district. The residents are protesting over road infrastructure and demand speed bumps due to the high incidents of accidents in the area. The residents have blockaded several roads with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use an alternative area. Police are on the scene.

 

MADAGASCAR – 15 FEB 2022

  • ANTANANARIVO – 15 FEB 2022 (06H00) The Urban Commune of Antananarivo has announced road closures due to reparation work within the Municipality from Monday, 14 February 2022. The Municipality has further advised motorists to travel between Rainizanabololona Antanimena street and La City Ivandry. Road officials will be deployed in the vicinity.
  • ANTANANARIVO – 15 FEB 2022 (10H00) Protest reported by the Association of Bailiffs and Auctioneers in Madagascar. The association has called for an indefinite protest action in effect from Monday, 14 February 2022, until the court’s authorities apply to their demands. The association has demanded that the authorities not reverse their decisions and exceed their jurisdictions. The association has threatened to observe over 1,500 unexecuted court decisions if the authorities do not adhere to their demands. Authorities are aware of the situation.
  • ANTANANARIVO – 15 FEB 2022 (10H20) Members of the Ikopa Defense and Security Zone (ZDS) have been deployed in the vicinity of Antananarivo due to insecurity threats. This follows after unidentified groups had allegedly been carrying out attacks in the region, including in Ambohitrimanjaka. The National Police have also carried out search-and-go operations in Antananarivo and surrounding areas. The Police have also arrested eleven suspects after being found in possession of weapons and ammunition. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant.
  • ANTANANARIVO – 15 FEB 2022 (10H45) The Madagascar Meteorology Service has announced that the Analanjirofo Region has been placed on red alert ahead of the heavy rainfall, and strong winds are forecast amid the tropical cyclone, Dumako from today, 15 February 2022. The Meteorology Service has stated that the cyclone has been located within the Nosy Boraha coast, at an average wind speed of 90 miles per hour (mph). The regions of Sava, Toamasina I-II, Befandriana Avaratra, Mandritsara, Andilamena, Amparafaravola and  Ambatondrazaka have been issued on yellow alert. The Diana region, including the Bealanana and Brickaville, has been placed on green alert. The population have been further advised to exercise caution and avoid the coastal area.

 

MALAWI – 15 FEB 2022

  • LILONGWE – 14 FEB 2022 (19H10) Africa Future Foundation in Malawi has donated laboratory diagnostic test kits estimated at K150 million to the Ministry of Health. The test kits are for malaria, COVID-19, syphilis and HIV. Advisor of African Future Foundation in Malawi, Yung Duk Cho, stated that the donation aims to supplement measures in combating the diseases. Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda has revealed that the assistance is timely as COVID-19 has posed a threat to the availability of required test kits.
  • LILONGWE – 15 FEB 2022 (04H10) The Malawian Government has announced that President Lazarus Chakwera is scheduled to depart Malawi to travel to Brussels, Belgium, at 16H00 on Tuesday, 15 February 2022. During Chakwera’s visit to Brussels, the Head of State is expected to attend the sixth European Union (EU) -African Union (AU) Summit. The EU-AU Summit is set to be held at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on 17 February 2022 and 18 February 2022 under the theme of Africa and Europe: Two Continents with a Joint Vision for 2030. During the meeting, Chakwera is expected to participate in two roundtable discussions regarding climate change and education. Following the conclusion of the meeting, Heads of State and Government are expected to adopt a declaration guiding partnership between the continents with an emphasis on infrastructure development, peace and security, migration and mobility, and a mutually beneficial relationship.
  • LILONGWE – 15 FEB 2022 (09H30) President Lazarus Chakwera is set to appear in Parliament today, 15 February 2022, to respond to the MPs’ questions following his State of the Nation Address on 03 February 2022. Chakwera will allow the legislators to ask questions following their concerns. According to reports, the legislators will be seeking clarification against the fight against corruption and the Government’s plan over transport and mining challenges in the country.

 

MOZAMBIQUE – 15 FEB 2022

  • NACALA-PORTO – 15 FEB 2022 (01H20) Nampula and Dugongo Cimentos provincial authorities have announced the planned launch of construction works at the Chinese-owned Dugongo cement plant in the northern Mozambican city of Nacala-Porto. Authorities have stated that the plant is expected to produce 2 million tonnes of cement annually. Dugongo Cimentos Executive Wang Feng has stated that the construction is scheduled to commence shortly upon completion of the necessary paperwork and other administrative procedures.

 

NIGERIA – 15 FEB 2022

  • GUSAU – 15 FEB 2022 (03H10) Zamfara State Chief Judge Justice Kulu Aliyu has announced the establishment of a seven-member panel to investigate allegations of misconduct levelled against the State Deputy Governor, Mahdi Aliyu Gusau. This follows after the State House of Assembly recently directed Aliyu to establish a panel to examine the matter. The move also follows after the House recently served the Deputy Governor an impeachment notice through the Secretary to the State Government.
  • ABUJA – 15 FEB 2022 (07H15) Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law. This comes as the Governor’s of PDP held a forum meeting over the state of the nation. The party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, has stated that the PDP is confident to assume the Presidency from the All Progressives Congress (APC). Furthermore, the forum welcomed the court decision on Police Trust Fund deductions from the Federation Account and urged the Federal Government to stop unconstitutional deductions from the Federation Account.
  • AJAOUKUTA – 14 FEB 2022 (14H30) Attack reported at Ajaokuta train station in Kogi State on Monday, 14 February 2022 at 14H00. Unknown gunmen have shot and killed one male victim and kidnapped ten others. The attackers demanded N20 million ransom from one of the kidnapped victims’ relatives. Police have launched a search operation for the attackers and kidnapped victims.

 

RWANDA – 15 FEB 2022

  • KIGALI – 14 FEB 2022 (23H20) Rwanda National Police (RNP) and the Central African Republic Police have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at formalising the two countries’ cross-border cooperation in various policing and security matters. The agreement has been signed in Kigali between Rwandan Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dan Munyuza and his counterpart, General Zokoue Bienvenu, the Director-General of the CAR Police Force. This follows after Zokoue and his delegation recently arrived in Rwanda for a week-long bilateral visit. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which forms part of a bilateral meeting held at the RNP General Headquarters in Kacyiru, provides mutual assistance in addressing transnational organised crime and terrorism, smuggling and trafficking in narcotics and combating currency counterfeiting and the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, among others.

 

TANZANIA – 15 FEB 2022

  • DAR ES SALAAM – 15 FEB 2022 (18H00) The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has ended his three-day visit to Chato. During the visit, the late Tanzanian President John Magufulis wife, Janet Magufuli, had discussions with Adesina. Janet Magufuli has vowed to continue supporting the late president’s projects to fulfil his desires for a prosperous Tanzania, particularly in developing modern infrastructure.

 

ZAMBIA – 15 FEB 2022

  • HARARE – 14 FEB 2022 (20H15) The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has denied reports of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Vice President, Tendai Biti, being arrested. This follows reports circulated today, 14 February 2022, over Biti being detained. ZLHR stated that Biti had been released with no charges after being taken to two police stations.

 

ZIMBABWE – 15 FEB 2022

  • HARARE – 15 FEB 2022 (01H10) The Harare City Council has announced a $41,8 billion budget to be allocated to several critical sectors, including water and sanitation and small to medium enterprises. The Council has stated that water and sanitation have been identified as the primary objective and has received an allocation of $18,2 billion, administration has received an allocation of $6,4 billion, social services received $8,8 billion, roads rehabilitation received $4,2 billion, and public safety and security received $3,8 billion. Acting Town Clerk Mabhena Moyo has stated that the 2022 budget is inclined towards water, sanitation and hygiene issues. Moyo has further noted that the budget layout is expected to contribute to sustained service delivery within the City.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 15 FEB 2022

  • ANGOLA: Protest expected by the Movement of Angolan Students (MEA) on 19 February 2022 in Luanda.
  • DEM. REP. CONGO: The Governments of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to hold the Second Joint Business Forum in Kinshasa from 22 February 2022 until 24 February 2022.
  • ZAMBIA: Proflight Zambia has announced plans to commence twice-weekly Ndola-Mansa service with British Aerospace (BAe) Jetstream equipment by 15 March 2022.
  • ZIMBABWE: The National Assembly is expeDRCcted to hold by-elections for vacancies in the National Assembly on 26 March 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 17 oil wells between the Rivers and 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.

 

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