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WILLSHIR – AFRICA – TIMELINE – 17 MAY 2022 (19H00)

May 17

ANGOLA – 17 MAY 2022
• BELAS – 17 MAY 2022 (09H45) The Minister of the Interior, Eugénio Laborinho, has travelled to Ponta Negra, the Republic of Congo, on a four-day official visit to analyse the border situation between the two countries, including their land, river and maritime demarcation and delimitation. During the visit, Laborinho will review the state of cooperation between the two countries in the field of defence and security. This comes after the two countries signed a memorandum of intent in Luanda on the Protocol on the Fight against Cross-border Crime and Terrorism in February 2022.
• LUANDA – 17 MAY 2022 (10H00) The Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Angolan Communities, Domingos Vieira Lopes, held a meeting with the Technical Working Group of Angola in preparation for the 10th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of Caribbean and Pacific African States (OEACP), scheduled to take place in December 2022, in Luanda, Angola. Lopes analysed transversal aspects of the organisational process and further reviewed the sectoral pronouncement on the specifications, the definition of methodology and harmonisation to avoid duplication of tasks between the technical working group of Angola and the OEACP. During the discussions, the technical team reviewed the central theme of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the OASCP, which will be 3 Oceans, 1 Destination-Resilience and Sustainability. The Organization of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OASCP) is an association of 79 countries formed to coordinate activities under the 1975 Lomé Convention.

BOTSWANA – 17 MAY 2022
• GABORONE – 16 MAY 2022 (19H30) Botswana is expected to establish a plant to convert coal into liquid fuel. The plant is set to be approximately $2.5 billion with an expected lifespan of 30 years. Furthermore, the plant is expected to operate under a public-private partnership and is set to produce approximately 12,000 barrels of diesel and gasoline a day. The plant is expected to be established as Botswana has an estimated 212 billion tonnes of coal reserved. Additionally, Botswana imports approximately 7.5 million barrels of fuel annually. Furthermore, the establishment is set to follow due to the increased fuel prices caused by the war between Russia and Ukraine.
• GABORONE – 17 MAY 2022 (10H40) UPDATE The Government and the representatives from the public transport associations are scheduled to hold an urgent meeting today, 17 May 2022. The Government is set to resolve the situation with public transport associations that are protesting against the increase in petrol prices and have urged the Government to adjust an increase in transport fares. (06H20) The Joint Associations of Public Transport have commenced their strike action today, 17 May 2022. This comes as the Government failed to address the associations following the increase in fuel prices and adhere to their demands. Members of the public have been further advised to use alternative transport for the duration of the strike action. (06H10) Protest expected today, 17 May 2022, by the joint associations of Combi, Taxi and Bus operators in Botswana. This comes as the transport operators in Botswana delivered a petition to the Government to express their grievances about the frequent increase in petrol prices, subsequently urging the Government to adjust an increase in transport fares. Including the brutality against the transport operators by Police forces. Commuters are advised to use alternative transport for the duration of the suspension of services. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant.

DEM. REP. CONGO -17 MAY 2022
• KINSHASA – 17 MAY 2022 (03H00) Interior and Security Minister Daniel Aselo Okito has issued a directive summoning provincial Deputies from the Tshopo, Bas-Uele, and Tanganyika provinces to assemble in Kinshasa. This reportedly follows increasing tensions in the Provincial Assemblies due to motions and withdrawals of confidence between provincial elected officials. Minister Okito has called on the officials to report to Kinshasa in a bid to preserve public order through consultation on the situation.
• KINSHASA – 17 MAY 2022 (10H15) The Head of State, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, has appointed new Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in several European countries. The new appointments signed include the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the United Nations Organization for Science and Culture, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Isabelle Mashik Ruth Tshombe, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Christian Ndongala Nkunku, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Holy See, DeoGratias Ndagano Mangokobe and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Republic of Turkey, Djuma Kauzeni Rachidi.
• BOIKENE – 17 MAY 2022 (10H30) Local authorities within the Ngadi district have confirmed a fire incident that occurred from the evening of Monday, 16 May 2022, to Tuesday, 17 May 2022, in the Ngadi district, on the border with Boikene in the commune of Ruwenzori. Local sources indicated that the fire ignited at a store in the Bayengo cell at about 22H30 and further affected eight other business stores. According to sources, the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) assisted in quelling the fire throughout the evening. Investigations have been launched to determine the cause of the fire.

ESWATINI – 17 MAY 2022
• MBABANE – 16 MAY 2022 (22H30) United Arab Emirates (UAE) Transport Minister Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti and eSwatini Public Works and Transport Minister Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe have signed an air service agreement between Qatar and the Kingdom of eSwatini. The agreement aims to connect Qatar with additional air service agreements that avail airspaces for the national carrier to operate added flights to destinations across the globe. Following the signing ceremony, the two Ministers held talks to review Qatar-Eswatini relations in the transportation and civil aviation sector and methods of further enhancing collaboration. Ambassador of eSwatini to Qatar, Sotja Mphucuko Dlamini, also attended the meeting and the signing ceremony.
• MANZINI – 17 MAY 2022 (12H00) UPDATE Demonstrations reported in the vicinity of the Manzini bus rank. The SWATCAWU will be marching to the Manzini Regional Headquarters and deliver a petition against the Police brutality in eSwatini. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (11H30) Demonstrations reported outside the Manzini Regional Police Headquarters. The Mswati Police are attempting to disperse the demonstrators and resume order in the area. This comes as the Swaziland Transport, Communication, and Allied Workers (SWATCAWU) announced plans to embark on a march to deliver a petition to the Manzini Regional Headquarters against the Police brutality in eSwatini. (06H00) Transport operators mobilised under the Swaziland Transport, Communication, and Allied Workers (SWATCAWU) have announced plans to embark on a march to deliver a petition to the Manzini Regional Headquarters against the Police brutality in eSwatini today, 17 May 2022, from 09H00 and 14H00. The transport operators have circulated a statement about the planned demonstration, which will begin at the Manzini bus rank and proceed to the Manzini Regional Headquarters to deliver a petition by members of the SWATCAWU. The affected streets will include Meintues, Mahleka, Martin, Ngwane, Nkoseluhlaza, Sandlane, Mancishane, and Louw Street. The demonstration has been planned following a shooting incident by the eSwatini Police Officers who shot at four students during a demonstration to commemorate the death of Thabani Nkomonye on Friday, 13 May 2022.
• KWALUSENI – 17 MAY 2022 (14H20) UPDATE The Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) Deputy President Philile Mavuso has announced the release of Union President Colani Maseko. Mavuso stated that Maseko had been attacked by armed soldiers and dumped at the Sigodvweni Police station, where medical attention had been denied. Mavuso stated that Maseko is currently in hospital to receive medical attention after his release. (11H25) The Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) has announced the abduction of Union President Colani Maseko by suspected armed soldiers at the University of Eswatini Kwaluseni Campus. SNUS stated that after the abduction, a heavy motor vehicle (HMV) full of armed soldiers with Maseko had been seen travelling in the Ludezeludze direction. SNUS stated that they are launching a search operation for Maseko.
• KWALUSENI – 17 MAY 2022 (12H10) UPDATE The University of Eswatini (UNESWA) have been closed until further notice due to the disruption on Monday evening, 16 May 2022. A heightened Police presence is reported in the vicinity of the campus. This comes as unidentified armed men raided the campus facility and stole various equipment. (07H00) Students at the Kwaluseni Campus have carried out strike action in demand of their student allowances on Monday evening, 16 May 2022. Reports indicate that while the students held demonstrations at the administrator’s office on the campus, unidentified armed men invaded the campus and stole several devices. This follows after three students were sexually assaulted on 29 April 2022, which led to the closure of the campus. The situation remains tense at the facility.

ETHIOPIA- 17 MAY 2022
• ADDIS ABABA – 17 MAY 2022 (02H10) The Ethiopian Government and the World Bank have signed a financing agreement valued at $300 million in support of the reconstruction and recovery of areas affected by conflict in Ethiopia. The financing agreement, which has been finalised in the form of a grant, has been signed by Ethiopia’s Finance Minister Ahmed Shide and the World Bank’s Country Representative to Ethiopia, Ousmane Dione. The Ethiopian Finance Ministry has stated that the funding is expected to be utilised to finance activities aimed at supporting communities in areas affected by conflict to reaccess basic services of education, health and water supply. The Ministry further noted that the grant is set to finance activities of rebuilding and improving access to essential services and strengthen short and medium-term gender-based violence response services for the individuals in the targeted regions. The project is set to be implemented in selected districts of Ethiopia, including the Amhara, Afar, Tigray, Oromia and Benishangul-Gumuz regional states. In addition, the Ministry noted that the Ethiopian Government has agreed that a selected third-party institution is expected to implement the project on behalf of the Government in high conflict areas.

GHANA – 17 MAY 2022
• ACCRA – 17 MAY 2022 (14H05) Ghana is expected to receive COVID-19 vaccination equipment from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and its partners by 01 June 2022. The UNICEF is expected to provide 21 pieces of mobile cold rooms and walking freezes. The equipment is expected to increase the available storage locations for various vaccines. UNICEF’s Chief of Health and Nutrition, Mrunal Shetye, noted that the provided supplies have equipt every region with ultra-cold chain equipment to store the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
• ACCRA – 17 MAY 2022 (17H00) Central Bank Governor Ernest Addison announced that Ghana had started a bulk purchase program of gold. Addison stated that the gold program is expected to raise the gold component of the reserves. Addison stated that Ghana had seen their consumer inflation rise to an 18-year high of 24% in April. Therefore the purchase of gold is needed to also stabilise the economy.

KENYA -17 MAY 2022
• KISUMU – 17 MAY 2022 (11H20) President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium to host the ninth Edition of Africities conference under the theme, the role of intermediary cities in Africa in the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the African Union Agenda 2063. The conference is set to consist of former President of the Republic of Seychelles Danny Faure and the President of United cities and local governments (UCLG) Africa. The meeting is set to discuss infrastructure and urban development. In addition, the President is set to examine the exhibition area.
• HOMA BAY – 17 MAY 2022 (14H40) Strike action reported in Homa Bay County on Tuesday, 17 May 2022. The strike action followed as medical staff members allegedly sat down their tools due to delayed salaries. Furthermore, the strike action has been established following the protest of medical staff members over salary disputes, delayed promotions and the Governments failure to employ more health workers.
• KISUMU – 17 MAY 2022 (16H30) Kisumu Country Government announced the implementation of a flagship agricultural investment program in collaboration with the United Green Group (UG). Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o stated that the program is expected to provide farmers with sustainable agricultural methodologies, farming services, agro-industrial facilities and financial assistance, which is expected to create new markets for the farming communities. Nyong’o stated that 20,000 rural households and 2,000 employment opportunities are expected from the enterprise when operating at full capacity.

LESOTHO – 17 MAY 2022
• MASERU – 17 MAY 2022 (16H00) The National Assembly has announced the approval of the Computer Crimes and Cyber Security Bill. The Communications, Science and Technology Minister, Sam Rapapa, stated that the bill will now be referred to the Senate for deliberations, if approved, it is expected to be escalated to the King or royal assent before it becomes a law. Rapapa stated that the bill is expected to enable the state to monitor cyberspace, define cybercrimes and prescribe penalties that include fines and prison sentences.

MADAGASCAR – 17 MAY 2022
• ANTANANARIVO – 17 MAY 2022 (06H15) Business leaders from the Club Export Réunion are expected to participate in a meeting from today, 17 May 2022, to 21 May 2022, ahead of the International Fair of Madagascar (FIM) 2022. The meeting’s objective is to find synergies and mutualise projects with private operators and public partners, and thereafter site visits are scheduled to take place. The meeting has been set to develop cooperation between the delegation’s business leaders and Malagasy economic development leaders. The Export Réunion Club is joined by leaders of the Réunion Island to promote and strengthen trade and regional cooperation in sectors such as sustainable city, technology, training, communication board and advertising management.
• MAHAJANGA – 17 MAY 2022 (08H30) The Governor of the Boeny region has declared a locust invasion affecting the Boeny and Menabe regions. The Member of Parliament (MP) for Mahabo has stated that swarms of locusts are currently destroying the rice cultivation in the town of Ankilizato and has called on the population to report on sites where the locusts settle. Meanwhile, the National Anti-Locust Centre (IFVM) proclaims to have treated 125,000 ha of the area between September 2021 and April 2022.

MALAWI – 17 MAY 2022
• LILONGWE – 17 MAY 2022 (13H15) Ethiopian Airlines has suspended ticketing services for all travel agents in Malawi with effect from today, 17 May 2022, due to a shortage exchange of forex. The Secretary for the Travel Agents Association of Malawi, Eliza Chimbaya, has confirmed the announcement and stated that concerns had been raised by the Ethiopian Airlines following the Reserve Bank of Malawi that has been unable to remit money to their accounts due to reducing forex reserves.
• LILONGWE – 17 MAY 2022 (17H50) The Mbadwa Zokhudzidwa za Dziko la Malawi (Concerned Citizens of Malawi) is expected to conduct vigils at the Parliament Building on 18 May 2022. The members are set to host the vigil for the removal of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director-General Martha Chizuma. Redson Munlo Chairperson stated that the members are set to hold the vigils until the ACB Director has been removed and a new ACB Director-General has been elected. The vigils have been called after the Concerned Citizens of Malawi provided President Lazarus Chakwera several days to remove Chizuma that lapsed on Monday, 16 May 2022. The Police and District Councils have been informed of the planned vigils to take place.

MOZAMBIQUE -17 MAY 2022
• CHIPENGA – 17 MAY 2022 (06H30) Former workers at the subsidiary of Brazilian mining company Vale, in Tete province, central Mozambique, have been on strike since Wednesday, 11 May 2022. The miners are protesting for compensation from their old employer (Vale). Additionally, the members have protested due to their job security at their new employer. The miners request that the new employer, Vulcan, hire them. According to sources, the employees have allegedly blocked access to the company premises. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant.
• MAPUTO – 17 MAY 2022 (07H50) The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Botswana, Phandu Skelemani, arrived in Mozambique on Monday, 16 May 2022, on an official four-day visit at the invitation of his counterpart, Esperança Bias. During the visit, the two officials will hold formal talks in Parliament and sign a cooperation protocol. Skelemani will also hold meetings with the Heads of the Parliamentary benches of the Liberation Front of Mozambique (Frelimo), Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) and the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM). Skelemani served in the Government of Botswana as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2014.
• MAPUTO – 17 MAY 2022 (08H00) The Minister of Transport and Communications, Janfar Abdulai, has announced that the Government is set to build 54 new weather stations by 2024 as part of the One District, One Weather Station program. Abdulai has stated that the Government plans to build 54 weather stations and additionally construct 54 more stations as part of the program. This comes as Abdulai responded to the National Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (INDG) during a meeting to discuss the impacts caused during the 2021-2022 rainy season. The One District, One Weather Station program was created to address the natural calamities affecting the national territory, considered one of the country’s most severely affected by climate change in the world, facing cyclical floods and tropical cyclones.

NIGERIA – 17 MAY 2022
• LAGOS – 16 MAY 2022 (23H40) The Lagos State Government is scheduled to host the maiden edition of the National Transport Technology Conference and Exhibition (NTTCE) between 07 June 2022 and 08 June 2022 at Eko Hotels and Suites. Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, has stated that the two-day event is organised by the Nigeria Transport Commissioners Forum under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Transportation and is expected to feature transport technology and investment opportunities. Attendees are expected to include experts and operators in the road, rail, water, and air transport sectors. The event is expected to include discussions on current and emerging trends in smart transportation infrastructure to adopt and implement emerging movements in the Nigerian transportation sector.
• ABUJA – 17 MAY 2022 (00H30) The Federal Ministry of Transportation has announced that the Government has directed the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service to resume with effect from Monday, 23 May 2022. This follows after the train had previously been attacked during a bombing on 28 March 2022 by an armed group, during which at least eight fatalities had been recorded, in addition to several kidnappings and missing persons. On 29 March 2022, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) indefinitely suspended train operations along the Abuja-Kaduna route due to security concerns. NRC Spokesperson Yakub Mahmood has stated that additional security measures have been implemented at all train stations and tracks to ensure the safety of passengers.
• KANO – 17 MAY 2022 (10H30) UPDATE The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed an additional five people have been fatally injured due to the exploded gas cylinder. The NEMA National Director-General has established rescue operations in the area. Furthermore, Excavators have been procured to assist in the operations. The operations is set to consist of members from the Nigerian Red Cross, Nigerian Police, Nigerian Security and others. (09H00) Explosion reported at the Winners Primary School on Aba road. Reports indicate that the explosion occurred at approximately 09H00 on Tuesday, 17 May 2022. Reports indicate that several people have been injured, and four others have died. Furthermore, the school’s roof expectedly fell following the explosion. The Police, in cooperation with Anti-Bomb units and several security teams, have been deployed to the scene. Kano State Police Commissioner Samaíla Dikko confirmed the explosion has resulted from a gas explosion and not a bomb. The public has been advised to avoid the area due to the risk of a secondary incident.
• AKURE – 17 MAY 2022 (15H30) Clashes reported between protesting students and the Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) on the Ilesha/Akure highway. The members are protesting the prolonged strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The protestors are set to consist of Students from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Adekunle Ajasin University, and others who have barricaded the highway, resulting in traffic disruptions. Reports indicate that the NAF fired live ammunition at the students sporadically to disperse the demonstrators from the highway.
• AWKA – 17 MAY 2022 (15H45) Criminal operations are expected in some areas of the Anambra state. Reports indicate that a suspected armed group has allegedly written letters to nine local government areas in Anambra State. The letters indicated that attacks are expected in Ihiala, Aguata, Nnewi South, Awka North, Awka South, Idemili North, Idemili South, Orumba South, Orumba North and Anambra East in due course. The Local Government areas stated that a heightened security presence is expected in the following weeks.

RWANDA – 17 MAY 2022
• KIGALI – 17 MAY 2022 (09H30) The Government of Rwanda is expected to host the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum scheduled to take place from today, 17 May 2022, until 19 May 2022, in an effort to discuss progress towards the delivery of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7). The 2022 SEforALL Forum will provide a global platform to mobilise resources, connect partners, and establish progress and commitments for sustainable energy. The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (Nefco), as the fund manager for the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa and Modern Cooking Facility for Africa, will be participating in the event and will be delivering an address on how the programmes contribute to supporting the access to affordable clean energy.

TANZANIA -17 MAY 2022
• DAR ES SALAAM – 17 MAY 2022 (12H10) The African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided Tanzania with a soft loan to assist its development project in three districts. This follows after the Finance and Planning Minister Mwigulu Nchemba signed an agreement with the country manager for AfDB, Patricia Laverley, on behalf of the Government. The AfDB has provided Tanzania with approximately $125 million to assist in the implementation of Tanzania’s clean water and sanitation project set to be finalised in 2027 in the Bahi, Chemba and Chamwino districts. The Project is set to construct a 470 cubic meter Water dam and a water treatment plant. Furthermore, the construction of the plant is expected to aid approximately 2 million civilians by increasing job opportunities and assisting productive activities such as agriculture, livestock and fisheries. The Pan-Africa bank is set to provide a concessional loan to assist in mobilising resources for constructing the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) extending to Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

ZAMBIA – 17 MAY 2022
• LUSAKA – 17 MAY 2022 (14H40) The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has announced the arrest of several members following a search operation in the area. This follows after the DEC confirmed the arrest of 27-year-old Danny Mapulanga for being in possession of approximately 350 sachets of heroin. Furthermore, under the operation, the DEC arrested several additional suspects for being in possession of illicit narcotics. The DEC confiscated approximately 133,25 grammes (g) of hashish, 7,95 g of methamphetamine and 0,0015 g of diazepam. Additionally, the DEC confiscated 18 elephant bones expected to be used for illegal trading. The DEC is expected to continue its operations in the area.
• KONKOLA – 17 MAY 2022 (14H40) Explorer and Developer Tertiary Minerals announced the commencement of a drill program at Jacks Copper Project in Konkola, Zambia. Tertiary stated that the project entails drilling holes to indicate the presence of copper, which is expected to be confirmed by x-ray fluorescence (XRF) measurements on-site. Tertiary Minerals Managing Director Patrick Cullen stated that core data collection is expected to provide an improved understanding of structural geometry and controls on mineralisation.

ZIMBABWE – 17 MAY 2022
• COLLEEN BAWN – 16 MAY 2022 (19H45) Provincial Police Spokesperson Loveness Mangena announced the collapse of a mining shaft at Bucks Mine in the Colleen Bawn area. Mangena stated that the miners had finished their shift and were on their way up from the shaft when the hoisting ropes snapped and led to the death of 7 miners. Mangena stated that Police officials are currently on the scene, and investigations are underway.
• HARARE – 16 MAY 2022 (20H15) The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management (ZIMPARKS) announced the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP19) is expected to take place in Panama in November 2022. Zimparks Director-General Fulton Mangwanya pleaded with the European Union (EU) ambassadors to assist Zimbabwe with another sale of Ivory as Zimbabwe has 130 tonnes of ivory and 67 tonnes of rhino horns as trade has been banned involving endangered species. Mangwanya stated that the EU is expected to discuss matters involving the list, removal and the changing of species on the CITES appendices.
• HARARE – 17 MAY 2022 (16H25) The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has lifted the temporary suspension of lending by banks. This follows after RBZ issued a notice of suspension to banks on 09 May 2022. The notice stated the lifting of the temporary suspension with immediate effect. Furthermore, members under investigation by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) are set to still be suspended due to allegedly abusing the loan facilities. The FIU has provided the banks with the names of the entities still set to be suspended.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 17 MAY 2022
• MALAWI: The Mbadwa Zokhudzidwa za Dziko la Malawi (Concerned Citizens of Malawi) is expected to conduct vigils at the Parliament Building on 18 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: The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for a nationwide protest over the death of Deborah Yakubu, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, scheduled to take place on 22 May 2022 at 15H00.
• NIGERIA: The Federal Ministry of Transportation has announced that the Government has directed the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service to resume with effect from Monday, 23 May 2022.
• 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.
• NIGERIA: The Lagos State Government is scheduled to host the maiden edition of the National Transport Technology Conference and Exhibition (NTTCE) between 07 June 2022 and 08 June 2022 at Eko Hotels and Suites.
• 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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