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WILLSHIR – AFRICA – TIMELINE – 27 MAY 2022 (19H00)

May 27

ANGOLA – 27 MAY 2022
• LUANDA – 26 MAY 2022 (20H00) President João Lourenço has inaugurated the new premises of the National Electoral Commission (CNE), valued at $44 million, in Luanda today, 26 May 2022. The new 10,900 square meters facilities are located between Rua dos Coqueiros and the former Calçada Baltazar de Aragão and consist of four levels. The facility includes a general administrative support area, National Scrutiny Center with a capacity for 836 positions, an auditorium and support areas.
• LUANDA – 27 MAY 2022 (06H50) The opposition party, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), has denounced the removal of its flags within the vicinity of Luanda City. This follows as the Deputy and Provincial Secretary of UNITA in Luanda, Nelito Ekuikui, released a statement over the vandalism and removal of their flags on 24 May 2022. Ekuikui has stated that after verifying that over 300 flags which had been placed on Avenida 21 de Janeiro and Largo 1° de Maio have been removed, calls for collaboration from authorities in the inspection and enforcement of law should be carried out. Meanwhile, Ekuikui has stated that the party will be replacing its flags on the Avenida Deolinda Rodrigues.

BOTSWANA – 27 MAY 2022
• GABORONE – 27 MAY 2022 (06H10) Tertiary institution students in Botswana have accused the Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Douglas Letsholathebe, of disregarding the student’s demands. Students from various institutions in the country have embarked on a protest, demanding a 35% allowance increment following the increase in inflation. The students held a demonstration at the Notwane Sports Ground in Gaborone. However, they had allegedly been dispersed by the Police due to not having a permit. Meanwhile, the demonstrators have announced plans to embark on a protest action today, 27 May 2022.
• GABORONE – 27 MAY 2022 (06H20) Protest expected outside the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology today, 27 May 2022. The University of Botswana Student Representative Council has called on all students to embark on a strike calling on the Government to increase their allowances by 35%. This follows as the students raised concerns following the inflation in the economy. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. Police will be deployed to the scene.

DEM. REP. CONGO -27 MAY 2022
• KINSHASA – 26 MAY 2022 (19H30) The Dynamics of Women Candidates (DYNAFEC) has announced the launch of a ten-day sit-in demonstration at the People’s Palace in Kinshasa. The demonstration aims to compel the National Assembly to consider the representation of women in the country’s government institutions. DYNAFEC is demanding the application of Article 14 of the Constitution and for the observation of women’s rights in the country.
• KINSHASA – 27 MAY 2022 (09H00) The Dean of the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN), Professor Jean-Marie Kayembe Ntumba, a member of the country’s anti-COVID Taskforce, has announced a surge in COVID-19 cases within the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa. This comes as Ntumba cautioned the population of a possible fifth wave of COVID-19 of infections. Ntumba stated an upsurge in the Lualaba province had been recorded. Ntumba has called on the public to adhere to the implemented health measures in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 and encourage the population to get vaccinated.
• KINSHASA – 27 MAY 2022 (17H05) The New Dynamics of Civil Society (NDSCI) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has called for a national mobilisation through a series of demonstrations from Monday, 30 May 2022. The NDSCI has released a statement calling on all social groups across the country to protest against the ongoing unrest in the territories of Rutshuru and Nyiragongo in North Kivu. NDSCI President Jean-Chrysostome Kijana has further called on the DRC Government to initiate measures in response to the unrest, including severing diplomatic relations with Rwanda, which has been accused of allegedly supporting the March 23 Movement (M23) rebel group. The NDSCI group has also called on President Félix Tshisekedi to declare a state of war against Rwanda, urging Congolese citizens to boycott Rwandan products on Congolese markets. This follows amid ongoing armed clashes between DRC Army troops and M23 rebels in the North Kivu province.

ESWATINI – 27 MAY 2022
• MBABANE – 27 MAY 2022 (13H00) The eSwatini Electricity Company (EEC) has announced a planned power outage scheduled for 29 May 2022 and 30 May 2022 in several parts of eSwatini from 09H00 to 16H00. The affected areas are expected to include Pigg’s Peak, Stonehenge, Matsapha and Manzini. The members of the public will be provided updates as the situation progresses.

ETHIOPIA- 27 MAY 2022
• ADDIS ABABA – 26 MAY 2022 (19H00) Ambassador Aklilu Kebede, Consul General of the Ethiopian Consulate in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has held a meeting with the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hamad Buamim. During the discussions, Hamad Buamim pledged to support the Ethiopian Ambassador during his tenure in office and cooperate in investment and trade relations between the two countries. The two parties also agreed to expedite efforts to initiate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Dubai Chamber and Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations. The officials have stated that further discussions regarding efforts to address investment and technology transfer delays are expected to be discussed during a subsequent meeting scheduled for September 2022.
• ADDIS ABABA – 27 MAY 2022 (08H40) The Federal Police and Addis Ababa Police Commissions have repelled an attack planned to be carried out by the suspected al-Shabaab militant group, targetting the capital, Addis Ababa. This comes as the Federal State Police and Addis Ababa Criminal Investigation Forces held a joint operation as part of a border control operation. According to the officials, the group allegedly trespassed from Somalia into the Somali province. Furthermore, the security officials stated that more than 340 individuals suspected as Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Oromo Liberation Front-Shene group (OLF-Shene) were detained and are being investigated in connection with alleged involvement in terrorist activities, corruption and other illegal activities in the capital Addis Ababa.
• ADDIS ABABA – 27 MAY 2022 (15H20) The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the country’s state-appointed human rights body, has called for the urgent release of 16 journalists and media personnel following recent arrests in Addis Ababa and the Amhara region. This follows as rights groups have alleged that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Government is increasingly oppressing media and opponents amid efforts to mitigate the unrest in the regions. Ethiopian authorities have reportedly expanded efforts in the Amhara and Oromiya regions, accusing media personnel of collaborating with anti-government rebel groups. Rights Commission Head Daniel Bekele has stated that the alleged offences committed through media do not justify the violation of the newly adopted media law, which prohibits pre-trial detention of persons charged with committing an offence through the media.

GHANA – 27 MAY 2022
• ACCRA – 27 MAY 2022 (01H45) The Public Relations Officer for the Energy Ministry, Kwasi Obeng-Fosu, announced the implementation of a gas pipeline in the country. The pipeline is expected to connect the southern coastal areas to the centre of the country for electricity generation purposes. Furthermore, the pipeline is set to supply gasses to the Ameri Plant. Fosu noted that the pipeline has several kilometres yet to be completed before the commencement of operations.
• TAMALE – 27 MAY 2022 (11H00) The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is expected to conduct its Regional Elections from today, 27 May 2022, until 29 May 2022, to elect new executives for the party. The elections are being held ahead of the 2024 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The positions to be contested include Regional Chairperson, First Regional Vice-Chairperson, Second Regional Vice Chairperson, Regional Secretary and Assistant Regional Secretary and Regional Treasurer, Regional Organiser, Regional Women’s Organiser, Regional Youth Organiser and Regional NASARA Coordinator. In addition, the Northern, North East and Bono East regions will commence with their elections today, 27 May 2022, and other regions are scheduled to hold their elections on Saturday, 28 May 2022, and Sunday, 29 May 2022.

KENYA -27 MAY 2022
• NAIROBI – 27 MAY 2022 (02H40) The Kenyan Government, in collaboration with the United States (US) Government, has initiated a search operation in the Country regarding the apprehension of two suspected smugglers. The operation is set to follow after the US announced a USD$ 2 million bounty for information set to lead to the apprehension of the suspects Abdi Hussein Ahmed and Badru Abdul Aziz Saleh. The reward is set to be offered under the Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP). The suspects are set to be apprehended due to alleged cross-border wildlife and narcotics trafficking. Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti reported that the suspects allegedly smuggled 190 kilograms (kg) of rhino horns and ten tonnes of elephant tusks. Furthermore, Ahmed has been charged in the US with wildlife trafficking in violation of the Lacey Act. The public has been advised to report any information to the US Fish and Wildlife Services or the DCI of Kenya.
• MOMBASA – 27 MAY 2022 (11H15) Fire reported at a section of business premises in Fontanella, Mombasa. Reports indicate that the Mombasa Fire Brigade is on the scene and is attempting to contain the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage. No casualties have been reported. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.
• NAIROBI – 27 MAY 2022 (14H30) The Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nairobi has dismissed the appointment of three Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) Board Members as unconstitutional, citing a lack of public participation. Justice Maureen Onyango has further disallowed an application challenging KEMSA’s decision to render redundant or terminate the services of more than 900 KEMSA employees. The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) argued that KEMSA had threatened to embark on the mass dismissal of its staff and alleged to enlist new staff from the Kenya Defense Forces and National Youth Service, contrary to the provisions of the constitution. However, the Court ruled that insufficient evidence had been provided to confirm that officers from the Military or the NYSS are employed at KEMSA.
• KISUMU – 27 MAY 2022 (15H00) The Kisumu County Government has issued a directive banning all political gatherings within the Central Business District (CBD) and its environs. This follows as former Governor Jack Ranguma’s convoy is expected to arrive in the CBD to launch his candidature for the gubernatorial seat on the Movement for Democracy and Growth party. Kisumu, Acting City Manager Abala Wanga, has stated that the ban aims to ensure the city’s safety, noting that the process to upgrade the city is being disabled by the ongoing political rallies held within the CBD. This follows an increase in reported incidents of vandalism and destruction of public property during political gatherings. Wanga has stated that the notice prohibiting political rallies within the CBD is effective immediately.
• WAJIR – 27 MAY 2022 (16H30) Former National Assembly Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim has called for the reopening of the Kenya-Somalia borders in Wajir and Mandera counties to facilitate cross-border trade between the two countries. This follows after the Government declared the closure of the borders as part of security operations against the al-Shabaab terrorist group operating from the Somalian side, in addition to concerns regarding illegal narcotics trafficking and smuggling of counterfeit goods from across the borders. Maalim has noted a need to reevaluate the decision to allow cross-border trade and establish customs offices in the border area to levy taxes. Other border posts that had been closed include Liboi, El-Wak, Diff and Hamuma in Wajir.

LESOTHO – 27 MAY 2022
• MASERU – 27 MAY 2022 (09H40) The Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) is expected to increase participation in regional power trading under the auspices of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). The establishment will enable Lesotho to offer excess electricity to other Southern African countries, and as part of the preparations, SAPP is expected to launch an office in Maseru. The LEC Managing Director, Mohato Seleke, has stated that LEC is seeking registered companies to submit proposals for consultancy to establish a LEC office, and LEC would produce power with natural resources in the country. Furthermore, the LEC General Manager of Engineering, Mohlomi Seitlheko, stated that two solar projects at Ha Marothole in Mafeteng have reached completion and will produce electricity soon. Seitlheko also announced other projects that are underway, such as wind production of electricity in Mojira and Mohale’s Hoek.

MADAGASCAR – 27 MAY 2022
• ANTANANARIVO – 27 MAY 2022 (10H15) The workers under the auspices of the National Social Security Fund are scheduled to engage with their employers to resolve the issue involving the minimum wage increase and other issues. According to the workers, the State intends to decree an allocation of the Ar250,000 minimum wage to the National Social Security Fund without engaging with the workers. The meeting followed as the workers held several demonstrations and delivered a petition to the Ministry of Labour against the publication of the decree.
• ANTANANARIVO – 27 MAY 2022 (12H00) President Andry Rajoelina has arrived in Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to participate in the launch of the Seamless Forum 2022 on the digital economy. The forum, scheduled to take place from 31 May 2022 until 01 June 2022, will convene several innovators, business leaders and entrepreneurs from across e-commerce, retail, payments, fintech, identity and insurtech sectors to explore and share knowledge aimed at enhancing the marketing sector. Rajoelina is further expected to meet with high-level delegates of the State of the UAE during the conference.

MALAWI – 27 MAY 2022
• BLANTYRE – 27 MAY 2022 (03H15) The Deputy National Police Spokesperson, Harry Namwaza, has confirmed the arrest of two suspects allegedly involved in the death of a Malawian Revenue Authority (MRA) Manager. The suspects allegedly killed MRA Manager Alinafe Bonongwe at his home on Friday, 04 February 2022. The suspects have been arrested following an intelligence-driven search operation in the vicinity of Blantyre. During the operation, the Police also confiscated K600,000 from the suspects’ house. During subsequent interrogations, the suspects allegedly confessed to committing the offence. The Police are expected to continue the search operation and further investigations to apprehend additional suspects.

MOZAMBIQUE -27 MAY 2022
• MAPUTO – 26 MAY 2022 (19H10) The Government of Argentina has announced intentions to increase trade relations with Mozambique. Argentine Ambassador in Maputo, Juan Jorge Nunes, has stated that the Government has also expressed intentions to increase direct investment in Mozambique. This follows a recent meeting between Ambassador Nunes and Directors of the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA) in Maputo. Ambassador Nunes has noted that the two parties have agreed to organise meetings between national and Argentine businesses interested in investing in Mozambique.
• MAPUTO – 27 MAY 2022 (02H00) The Mozambican Minister of Public Works, Carlos Mesquita, has announced that the R766 road between Macomia and Mucojo is expected to resume operations between 30 May 2022 and 03 June 2022 following a site visit of the road. This follows after the road has been damaged by ongoing clashes in the area. Furthermore, the road is set to be the main mobility and trade route of Mozambicans residing in remote communities. The reopening is expected to initiate the return of approximately 45,000 displaced civilians. Following the opening of the R766, the Ministry of Public Roads is set to focus on the road between Mucojo and Quiterajo.
• MATOLA – 27 MAY 2022 (07H30) The Liberation Front of Mozambique (FRELIMO) Central Committee is scheduled to meet with the organisation of the 13th FRELIMO Congress for a two-day session in Matola, Maputo province. During the meetings, the Central Committee’s fifth ordinary session, the Committee will evaluate and discuss the report of the Political and Verification Commission and assess the political and economic situation in the country. The Frelimo Congress will renew the party’s internal organs and discuss seven motions, such as national unity, peace, reconciliation and democracy, and role of the association in the organisation of the State and society, good governance, ethics, transparency, combating corruption and access to justice and education, science and technological innovation as a development strategy. The party’s senior cadres and other members are expected to participate in the sessions.
• MAPUTO – 27 MAY 2022 (08H00) The Head of State, Filipe Nyusi, held a visit to Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, and met with the Republic of Congo President Dennis Sassou Nguesso. During the meeting, the two Heads of State reviewed the cooperation agreements between the two countries, as well as aspects of the security situation in the continent and the world. Nyusi presented a draft to Nguesso of the fight against terrorism in Mozambique, and they further reaffirmed their commitment to combat terrorism. This follows after Nyusi held a four-day state visit to the Republic of Ghana.

NIGERIA – 27 MAY 2022
• LAGOS – 26 MAY 2022 (19H05) Armed clashes reported between Nigerian Security forces and armed gang members in the vicinity of the Moshalashi area of Alagutan Egbeda. Reports indicate that Police officers and suspected gang members are engaged in an exchange of fire in the vicinity of Moshalashi. The reason for the incident remains undetermined. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
• CALABAR – 27 MAY 2022 (02H20) The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that Senator Sandy Onor has won the Governorship Primary elections in the Cross River State. This follows after Senator Onor received 236 votes for the 2023 Governorship elections. Senator Onor has received 61 votes, more than the second aspirant Gershom Bassey who received 175 votes. Senator Onor is expected to substitute the current Senator, Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade.
• ABUJA – 27 MAY 2022 (06H00) President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to appear in a Federal High Court today, 27 May 2022. This follows the Former Presidential candidate Chief Ambrose Owuru’s induction of the court action challenging the reinstatement of President Buhari for a second term of office. Owuru had contested the Presidency of Buhari during the 2019 Presidential Elections. Buhari will be accompanied by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and the Minister of Justice as co-defendants. Owuru has requested that the courts inaugurate him in addition to allowing his four years of tenure as President. Furthermore, Owuru has requested that Buhari is removed from office in addition to refunding all salaries, allowances and emoluments he collected while being in office as the President unlawfully. Owuru implored the courts to grant an order that the salaries, allowances and emoluments recovered be paid to him from 29 May 2019 until the date Owuru is inaugurated.
• ABUJA – 27 MAY 2022 (08H15) The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Milland Dikio, has announced the establishment of a partnership with the European Union (EU) to address the causes of instability in the Niger Delta. This announcement follows after the Head of EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Samuela Isopi, held a visit in Abuja on Thursday, 26 May 2022. Dikio stated that the agenda at the meeting was to find a lasting solution to the issue of instability in the Niger Delta region and stated that the EU and PAP have been establishing large development projects and programmes, such as the Niger Delta Support Programme (NASP), and invested €250 million in the region. Dikio also stated that the PAP and EU would be focussing on addressing the instability and assisting the local population towards prosperity development.
• OWERRI – 27 MAY 2022 (11H30) Peaceful protest expected in Owerri, in the Imo State, today, 27 May 2022. The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on members of the public to participate in the strike in support of the ongoing strike action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the refusal of the Federal Government (FG) to implement the 2009 FG-ASUU Agreement. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant. Police will be deployed to the scene.
• YENEGOA – 27 MAY 2022 (14H40) The Federal High Court in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, has declared that former President Goodluck Jonathan is eligible and constitutionally qualified to contest the Presidential elections in 2023. Justice Hamma Adama Dashen has stated that Jonathan is not affected by the fourth alteration to the Constitution, which prohibits Vice-Presidents who succeed their principals from serving more than one full term. President Muhammadu Buhari signed the fourth alteration of the 1999 Constitution in 2018. Jonathan served as Nigeria’s Vice-President between 2007 and 2010 before becoming President in May 2010 following the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
• ABUJA – 27 MAY 2022 (16H05) Protest reported at FO1 in the Kubwa residential district area located within Abuja. Demonstrators under the aegis of the Land Owners Association of Kubwa have staged a protest against the alleged illegal sale of their property by suspected land grabbers. The Association has accused Aulic Nigeria Ltd of conspiring with the Bwari Area Council to forcibly seize properties located in FO1 in Kubwa. The landowners have called on Minister Malam Muhammad Bello for urgent intervention in the matter. Motorists are advised of ongoing ground travel disruptions in the area.

RWANDA – 27 MAY 2022
• KIGALI – 26 MAY 2022 (20H30) The City of Kigali has issued a statement informing members of the public that the conclusion of the May Umuganda that had been scheduled to take place on Saturday, 28 May 2022, has been postponed to Saturday, 04 June 2022. Umuganda is observed as a national holiday in Rwanda on the last Saturday of every month for mandatory nationwide community work from 08H00 until 11H00. The reason for the postponement has not been disclosed.

TANZANIA -27 MAY 2022
• DAR ES SALAAM – 26 MAY 2022 (20H00) Tanzanian health authorities have issued an alert to members of the public regarding the recently reported monkeypox outbreak in Europe. Deputy Health Minister Godwin Mollel has stated that health authorities have been placed on high alert to detect any possible cases of the disease in Tanzania, urging members of the public to observe all precautions against the disease. This follows as the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently noted that it expects additional infectious cases of the viral zoonotic disease as 20 countries across the world have reported monkeypox cases.
• DAR ES SALAAM – 27 MAY 2022 (17H10) The Tanzanian Government has announced increased travel and extra-duty allowances for employees amid ongoing reviews of public servant benefits. The per diem of senior staff is expected to increase from Sh120,000 to Sh250,00, while that of lower-level officials is set to increase from Sh80,000 to Sh100,000. Public Service Management and Good Governance (PO PSMGG) Permanent Secretary Laurean Ndumbaro has stated that President Samia Suluhu Hassan has approved the new rates, which are expected to be implemented effective July 2022. Ndumbaro has noted that the President also approved an increase in the level of extra-duty pay for the lower level from Sh15,000 to Sh30,000, for the middle tier from Sh20,000 to Sh40,000 and for the higher level from Sh30,000 to Sh60,000. This follows after the Government also recently increased the minimum salaries for the public servants by 23,3%.

ZAMBIA – 27 MAY 2022
• LUSAKA – 27 MAY 2022 (14H00) Former Ethiopian Ambassador Emmanuel Mwamba has called on the Zambian Government to cancel the ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM-IH) and Glencore Plc Agreement with immediate effect. Mwamba has issued a demand letter to Mines Minister Paul Chanda Kabuswe, stating that the Zambian Government has a legitimate and legal right to cancel or void the sale contract it currently holds with Glencore as the company has been found guilty of malpractice in the United States of America (USA), Britain and Brazil. Mwamba further noted that the Supreme Court in Zambia found Glencore guilty of tax evasion and fined it $13 million in May 2020. With these malpractices, Zambian authorities had an obligation to sanction Glencore and compel the company to exit from the Mopani Copper Mines. As part of the agreement, ZCCM-IH is expected to pay Glencore $1,5 billion to allow the form to hold exclusive marketing rights to sell Mopani Copper Mines production.

ZIMBABWE – 27 MAY 2022
• SIABUWA – 26 MAY 2022 (21H00) Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) President Nelson Chamisa is expected to travel to Binga to hold a political rally on Saturday, 28 May 2022. The CCC has stated that Chamisa is also expected to travel to Siyabuwa during the upcoming weekend to address party supporters. The rally is scheduled to occur at the Siabuwa Business Centre between 11H00 and 17H00.
• HARARE – 27 MAY 2022 (04H20) The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has announced the launch of a search operation in the Newlands vicinity. The operation has been established following a robbery that occurred on 25 May 2022 at approximately 00H15. During the incident, five suspects allegedly armed with two pistols, a four-pound hammer, an iron bar and bolt cutters entered Diamond Cement. Furthermore, the suspects clashed with the on-duty security guards and injured three employees. The suspects confiscated approximately US$2,000 during the incident. The ZRP has requested the public to provide information that is set to assist in the apprehension of the suspects.
• HARARE – 27 MAY 2022 (16H40) Kuva Airlines is scheduled to launch its inaugural Harare-Hwange-Victoria Falls flight on Wednesday, 01 June 2022. The recently established airline has also recently stated plans to link additional domestic tourism destinations within Zimbabwe. Kuva Airlines Marketing Executive Darryl Dzapasi has stated that the airline is expected to operate flights between Harare, Kariba, Victoria Falls and Hwange on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 01 June 2022.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 27 MAY 2022
• MOZAMBIQUE: The Mozambican Minister of Public Works, Carlos Mesquita, has announced that the R766 road between Macomia and Mucojo is expected to resume operations between 30 May 2022 and 03 June 221022 following a site visit of the road.
• NIGERIA: Nationwide protest expected by the Nigerian Association of the Blind (NAB) on 30 May 2022.
• DEM. REP. CONGO: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) Executive Director Stephen Asiimwe announced plans for the first Uganda-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Business Summit from 31 May 2022 until 08 June 2022 in Kinshasa and Goma.
• 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.
• MALAWI: President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to address Malawians on the second anniversary of his election, 23 June 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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