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*WILLSHIR – AFRICA – TIMELINE – 28 APR 2022 (19H00)*

April 28

*WILLSHIR – AFRICA – TIMELINE – 28 APR 2022 (19H00)*


*ANGOLA* – 28 APR 2022

  • LUANDA – 27 APR 2022 (21H35) The Minister of Foreign Affairs Tete Antonio has announced that the Ambassador of India in Angola, Pratibha Parkar, is expected to sign bilateral agreements on Friday 29 April 2022 in Luanda. Antonio stated that the arrangements are expected to include a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Health in Angola and India and a Memorandum of Understanding between Foreign Affairs referring to Visa Exemption for Diplomatic, Official and Service passports between the two countries.
  • LUANDA – 28 APR 2022 (07H00) President João Lourenço seeks to strengthen bilateral and multilateral relations with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This comes as Lourenço conveyed a message delivered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, expressing his solidarity with the Congolese nation and the Democratic Congolese Government. Angola and the DRC held an X Session of the Great Mixed Commission, in Kinshasa, on 27 October 2021 and 29 October 2021, during which they signed a Cooperation Agreement in the Commercial sector.


*BOTSWANA* – 28 APR 2022

  • GABORONE – 28 APR 2022 (06H15) President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected to sign the book of condolences after the death of late former President Mwai Kibaki today, 28 April 2022 at 09H30. Masisi is expected to sign the book at Kenyan High Commission in Botswana. Masisi has further passed on his sincerest condolences to the Republic of Kenya following the passing on of Kibaki.
  • GABORNE – 28 APR 2022 (14H15) Service disruption reported by the Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) on 28 April 2022. The disruption follows a burst water pipeline. The affected areas are set to include Ledumadumane, Gabane, Kumakwane and others. Members are on the scene to repair the lines. The public is advised to turn off all water taps as water may be restored without notice.


*DEM. REP. CONGO* -28 APR 2022

  • JOMBA – 28 APR 2022 (00H25) Attack reported on the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (FARDC) positions in Bugusa region, North Kivu by suspected M23 militant group. Spokesperson for Sokola 2 operations Njike Kaiko stated that the FARDC troops has responded to the attack on their positions, no injuries have been recorded. Kaiko stated that the army is ready to prepare for any eventuality to protect citizens from attacks.
  • KINSHASA – 28 APR 2022 (09H00) The National Deputy, André Mbata, has been elected as the First Vice-President of the National Assembly on 27 April 2022. During the voting period, out of 439 deputies, 402 voted for Mbata, 20 voted against, 13 abstained, and four invalid ballots. Mbata replaces the vacant position, Jean-Marc Kabund, who resigned on 31 March 2022 for political reasons.


*ESWATINI* – 28 APR 2022

  • MBANBANE – 27 APR 2022 (23H45) The Eswatini Electrical Company (EEC) has announced a planned power outage in several regions on Friday, 29 April 2022. The power interruptions are due to routine maintenance on Siteki, Nkonjwa, Edamu and Lawuba depots between 09H00 and 17H00. The EEC stated that residents are advised to handle electrical appliances as live at all times.
  • SITHOBELA – 28 APR 2022 (10H40) Peaceful demonstration reported at a Big Game Park in Sithobela. Nsubane residents have delivered a petition to the Big Game Parks Head of Conservation Jubela Reilly, demanding for the dismissal of the game rangers at the Game Park within 24 hours. This comes after the game rangers allegedly murdered a community member, Sibusiso Gina, which led to several demonstrations by the community calling for justice against the death of Gina. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant.
  • MBABANE – 28 APR 2022 (12H45) UPDATE Students from various tertiary institutions have gathered at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. The students will be delivering a petition to the Ministry concerning the stoppage of student allowances and other issues. Police are aware of the situation. (11H00) The students from ECOT have begun marching to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to demand their issuance of student allowances. The SNUS President, Colani Khulekani Maseko, is leading the demonstration. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (09H30) Protest reported outside the Eswatini College of Technology (ECOT) on Somhlolo Road. The students from ECOT have engaged in a protest after the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) leaders noted that no student allowances will be given to the students this year. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police will be deployed to the scene.


*ETHIOPIA*- 28 APR 2022

  • ADDIS ABABA – 28 APR 2022 (16H10) Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has announced that production tests on the Aluto Langano Geothermal site are expected to commence on 28 April 2022. EEP is expected to test several drilled wells in two-week intervals. The drilling of the sixth well is expected to commence after the fifth well drilling has been completed. Furthermore, EEP noted that the power export is expected to be halved to keep a sustainable power supply following the two religious festivities. The power supply is expected to resume after the holidays. The Public Relations Head at EEP, Moges Mekonnen, noted that the peak hour for electrical demand has changed from approximately 18H00 to 15H00.
  • ADDIS ABABA – 28 APR 2022 (17H00) The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has signed an implementing agreement with the Italian Republic named the Food Safety Project. The agreement signed at the Italian Embassy is set to provide Ethiopia with approximately €1,5 million. The project is expected to focus on increasing food safety in Ethiopia via technical support in managing the food safety risks. Furthermore, the agreement is set to establish a national surveillance system on food adulteration, strengthen human and laboratory capacity for food safety and others. The project is set to be implemented in approximately 25 cities in Ethiopia.


*GHANA* – 28 APR 2022

  • ACCRA – 28 APR 2022 (10H00) President Nana Akufo-Addo is scheduled to address the nation on Thursday, 28 April 2022, at 17H00. During his address, Akufo-Addo is expected to deliver the 30th Anniversary of the Referendum Approving the 1992 Constitution. The address will be live broadcasted on all Ghana news media.
  • ACCRA – 28 APR 2022 (13H30) Protest reported at the Okaikwei South polling station in Accra. Members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Okaikoi South Constituency are protesting over the alleged removal of 400 names from the constituency election book. According to reports, Police have arrested four members of the NPP for allegedly disrupting the party’s constituency elections in Okaikwei South. Several other delegates threatened to halt processes. Roads have been affected in the vicinity of Okaikoi South due to the disruption. This comes after the commencement of the 2022 Constituency Annual Delegates Conference, which begins today, 28 April 2022 until Monday, 02 May 2022. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.
  • ABUJA – 28 APR 2022 (15H10) Olufemi Ajadi has announced that he is expected to join the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP). The announcement follows after Ajadi held strategical planning meetings with interested stakeholders of the NNPP. Additionally, Ajadi held a brief meeting with the NNPP party leaders at the NNPP secretariat.


*KENYA* -28 APR 2022

  • MOMBASA – 28 APR 2022 (08H45) The High Court in Mombasa has ordered Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to investigate the abduction of Mohamed Abubakar Said, who was abducted by unidentified armed men on 14 October 2021, at a mosque in the Seven Up area of Majengo, Mombasa. Resident Judge John Mativo has found during a court ruling that the Police had failed, refused and or neglected to investigate the alleged kidnapping concerning the case. Mativo has further issued Mutyambai a period of 21 days to conduct his investigation, and appropriate action should be taken as the law permits.
  • NAIROBI – 28 APR 2022 (12H30) The Nairobi State Traffic Department has advised all motorists to avoid several roads in Nairobi on Friday, 29 April 2022, due to the late President Mwai Kibaki’s mass memorial being held at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. Traffic will be disrupted along the Procession Way, Uhuru Highway, Kenyatta Avenue and Aerodrome Road while the military will be moving Kibaki’s body from the State House, Nairobi, to Nyayo Stadium for the mass. Motorists have been advised to avoid Aerodrome Road and a section of Uhuru highway between Nyayo House and Lusaka roundabout from 07H00 on Friday. Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso also advised motorists to avoid the area around Nyayo stadium due to an expected gathering to attend the mass in honour of Kibaki. Police will be deployed to the affected areas to divert traffic.


*LESOTHO* – 28 APR 2022

  • MASERU – 28 APR 2022 (17H35) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations has expectedly repatriated six more bodies of Lesotho Nationals. The repatriated civilians have expectedly died from the floods in KwaZulu-Natal Durban between approximately 18 April 2022 and 22 April 2022. This follows after Lesotho repatriated several civilians who also died during the floods. The six civilians are set to have been residents from Thaba-Tseka, Leribe and Quacha’s Nek. The Foreign Affairs Ministry noted that there are expectedly still missing Lesotho Nationals in addition to injured Nationals in South Africa.


*MADAGASCAR* – 28 APR 2022

  • ANTANANARIVO – 27 APR 2022 (23H40) Turkish Airlines announced the resumption of flights from Istanbul to Antananarivo is expected to resume in June 2022. Transport Minister Roland Ranjatoelina stated that the agreement of the resumption of flights and maritime transport had been reach during a previous meeting with Turkish Ambassador Nuri Bakkalbasi.
  • ANTANANARIVO – 28 APR 2022 (07H15) The Union Solidarity of Madagascar (SSM) has called on all workers to participate in a demonstration in commemoration of Labour Day, which will be observed on 01 May 2022. The union has noted that the demonstration will take place from Ambohijatovo and proceed to Mahamasina. The demonstration will also be held against the inflation rates in the country and is demanding a worker’s salary increase of about 30%. Following the demonstration, the representatives of the different union movements and organizations will convene at the Mahamasina centre. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route for the duration of the protest. Police will be deployed to the scene.
  • ANTANANARIVO – 28 APR 2022 (12H50) The Council of Ministers has announced the resumption of movement at all ports of entry in Madagascar after being closed since 20 March 2022. The decision comes after several meetings were held by Council members concerning issues including tourist operators, the Professional Association of Shipowners and Consignees of Madagascar (APACM), the Port, Maritime and Fluvial Agency (APMF), the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Transport and Meteorology. In addition to passengers on boats, members of Malagasy international crews will be allowed to board from Malagasy ports. Travellers must present a vaccination certification or a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival.


*MALAWI* – 28 APR 2022

  • LILONGWE – 27 APR 2022 (19H50) Service disruption expected in areas of Lilongwe on Saturday, 30 April 2022. The disruption is expected to last from approximately 08H00 until 16H00. Furthermore, the disruption follows ongoing maintenance works. The affected areas are set to be at Kawale one and two, Chilinde one and two, Mchesi, Area 2 and others. The public is advised to switch off all electrical appliances and to handle all outlets as live during the disruption.
  • LILONGWE – 27 APR 2022 (20H40) President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to host a Development rally at Chishowolo School ground in the Karonga District on Thursday, 28 April 2022. The President is expected to host the rally after he embarks on crop inspections at the Hara Rice Scheme and the Kayuni Village. President Chakwera is expected to start the crop inspections at approximately 10H00.
  • LILONGWE – 28 APR 2022 (14H55) The Government, through the Ministry of Local Government, announced that Eid-Ul-Fitr celebrations are expected to be held following the sighting of the new moon. The announcement of the new moon sighting is expected to be made by the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM). Furthermore, the Eid-Ul-Fitr holiday celebrations are set to be held the day after prayers are held. The sighting of the new moon is expected on 02 May 2022 or 03 May 2022. The dates have allegedly been set following communications with the MAM.
  • LILLONGWE – 28 APR 2022 (18H25) President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to host a Development rally at Emvueni Primary School grounds in Mzimba on 29 April 2022. The President is expected to host the rally following his inspection of the crops from the Majuwani Mwandira, Robert Mseteka and Gwaza Hara villages. President Chakwera is expected to start his route at approximately 10H00.



  • MAPUTO – 27 APR 2022 (22H50) President Filipe Nyusi announced the signing of bilateral trade agreements with Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera while on a three-day working trip to Mozambique. Nyusi stated that the signing of the agreement follows a series of meetings with Chakwera on enhancing trade, industrialisation and investment in the two countries. Nyusi stated that the countries are expected to collaborate to ensure agreements become practical for civilians to benefit from the.
  • CHINDE – 28 APR 2022 (10H20) China mining company, Jinan Yuxiao Group, in Mozambique has constructed over 68 residences in the district of Chinde, in the Zambezia province, to create better-living conditions for the households affected by mining activities. The company’s Spokesperson, Dong Hefeng, has stated that the newly concluded residences are part of more than 300 houses in Yuxiao’s local resettlement plan in the province. According to local authorities, the contract also includes the construction of social infrastructures such as soccer fields, schools, and a church. As well as, local authorities will create electricity supply for the relocated households.


*NIGERIA* – 28 APR 2022

  • ABUJA – 27 APR 2022 (19H25) President Muhammadu Buhari has expectedly elected four new Permanent Secretaries at the Council Chambers Abuja. The announcement follows after the opening of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. The elected Secretaries are set to be Beatrice Jiddy-Agba, Kachollom Daju, Malam Shehu Ibrahim and Mary Ogbe.
  • BAUCHI – 28 APR 2022 (08H00) The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has imposed a curfew on the Gudum Hausawa area of the Bauchi metropolis with immediate effect from 27 April 2022. Mohammed imposed the curfew following communal clashes, which had led to the death of three people, while many others were injured and houses burnt. Mohammed has further stated that security operatives will be deployed across the State and has assured the Gudum Hausawa community that his administration will restore and maintain peace and security in the State.


*RWANDA* – 28 APR 2022

  • KIGALI – 27 APR 2022 (19H35) Botswana Minister of Defence Kagiso Mmusi has been received by his Rwanda counterpart Major-General Albert Murasira at Rwanda’s Defence Headquarters. During the meeting, the members discussed the bilateral defence cooperation between Botswana and Rwanda. The meeting has been set to focus on methods to increase the defences of both countries.
  • NYAKABANDA – 28 APR 2022 (07H40) Vivo Energy, which markets and distributes Engen-branded fuel products in Rwanda, has opened a new service station in Nyakabanda, in Kigali. This decision comes as the company plans to increase its retail network and provide more convenience to customers. The launch will increase Vivo Energy Rwanda’s retail network services to more than 40 service stations across the country. This follows after the employment of the new Vivo Energy Group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Stan Mittelman.
  • KIGALI – 28 APR 2022 (11H30) Rwanda Development Board (RDB), in collaboration with Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC), will host an Investment and Trade Conference and Business to Business (B2B) meetings between Botswana companies and their Rwandan counterparts in Kigali, Rwanda, from today, 28 April 2022 and 29 April 2022. During the two-day event, private sector delegates will explore trade and investment opportunities in the two countries. The businesses will focus on sectors including agriculture and agro-processing, tourism and hospitality, mining and mineral beneficiation, manufacturing, information and communications technology (ICT), fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and financial and business services.


*TANZANIA* -28 APR 2022

  • ISEBANIA – 28 APR 2022 (15H40) The Deputy Minister for Investment, Industry and Trade Exaud Kigahe has requested the Government to allocate funding for the completion of the Remagwe market. This follows after the construction was halted for approximately ten years by the District Agricultural Sector Investment Project (DASIP) under the African Development Bank (AfDB). The market is set to be constructed at the Sirari border post. Furthermore, on completion, the market is set to increase the exportation of goods from Tanzania to Kenya and other countries.


*ZAMBIA* – 28 APR 2022

  • LUSAKA – 28 APR 2022 (14H35) The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has announced the arrest of the Former Ministry of Higher Educations Permanent Secretary Owen Mugemenzulu. The arrest follows Mugemenzulus alleged corrupt practices involving approximately $33 million. Mugemenzulu failed to comply with Section 34 (2)(b) of the Anti Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012 Zambia. This follows as Mugemenzulu allegedly signed a contract with China Energy Engineering Group-Hunan Power Design Institute valued at approximately $225 million in 2017. The contract was signed for the construction of the FTJ Chiluba University in Mansa and Kasama. The ACC noted that the contract has allegedly been signed without following the tender procedures. Furthermore, Mugemenzulu allegedly submitted the contract to the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) for approval. The ACC stated that Mugemenzulu has been arrested and charged with the willful failure to comply with applicable law and procedures. Mugemenzulu is expected to have been detained by the Police and is set to appear before the court on Friday, 29 April 2022.


*ZIMBABWE* – 28 APR 2022

  • HARARE – 28 APR 2022 (03H05) The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) Managing Director Howard Choga announced the supply of 100 megawatt (mw) towards the winter wheat production. Choga stated that ZETDC have been supporting Government programmes with electricity as Zimbabwe needs at least 400,00 tonnes of wheat to meet the flour demand and to ensure self-sufficiency. Zimbabwe currently has 150,000 hectares of wheat under joint ventures. Choga further stated that Agriculture contributes 15% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Zimbabwe. However the target is set to increase it to 20% by 2025.



  • ZIMBABWE: Road closure is expected in Bulawayo from approximately 07H00 until 17H00 on Friday, 29 April 2022.
  • MALAWI: President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to host a Development rally at Emvueni Primary School grounds in Mzimba on 29 April 2022.
  • MALAWI: Service disruption expected in areas of Lilongwe on Saturday, 30 April 2022.
  • LESOTHO: A Peaceful gathering is expected by All Basotho Convention (ABC) members next to the Maseru Mall on 30 April 2022 at approximately 09H00.
  • MALAWI: The second round of mass polio vaccinations is expected to be distributed at the end of April 2022.
  • KENYA: The Government of Kenya has declared Monday, 02 May 2022, as a public holiday in observance of Labour Day.
  • GHANA: The Ministry of Interior has declared Monday, 02 May 2022, and Tuesday, 03 May 2022 as public holidays in commemoration of Workers’ Day and the Eid-ul-Fitr, respectively.
  • TANZANIA: President Samia Suluhu Hassan is expected to officiate the 2022 World Press Freedom Day in Arusha as the Chief Guest on 03 May 2022.
  • NIGERIA: The Nigerian Supreme Court has set 06 May 2022 as the date to deliver judgement on a suit regarding the disputed ownership of 21 oil wells between the Rivers and Imo States.
  • MADAGASCAR: Protest expected in Antananarivo by the Taxi Association (TIM) and residents within Antananarivo on 13 May 2022.
  • 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.
  • BOTSWANA: Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Secretary-General (SG) Mpho Balopi has announced that he is not expected to seek re-election during the party’s Elective Congress in July 2022.
  • MOZAMBIQUE: President of the Republic Filipe Nyusi is expected to launch the 8th Edition of the Mining, Oil, Gas and Energy of Mozambique event from 02 June 2022 until 03 June 2022 at the Joaquim Chissano Conference Centre in Maputo.
  • RWANDA: Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland have announced the week of 20 June 2022 as the date for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • KENYA: Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that general elections are scheduled to be held on 09 August 2022.
  • RWANDA: Rwanda is scheduled to host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) from 05 September 2022 until 09 September 2022.
  • ANGOLA: Energy Capital and Power (ECP) has announced that the 2022 Edition of Angola Oil and Gas (AOG) is expected to be held from 29 November 2022 until 01 December 2022.
  • NIGERIA: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that Nigeria is expected to conduct elections on 25 February 2023 and 11 March 2023.
  • 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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