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WILLSHIR – AFRICA – TIMELINE – 31 MAY 2022 (19H00)

May 31

ANGOLA – 31 MAY 2022

  • LUANDA – 30 MAY 2022 (22H40) President Joao Lourenco announced that the fourth ordinary meeting is expected to be held on Friday, 03 June 2022, at 09H00, at the Presidential Palace, for consultation on the date of the General Elections. Lourenco stated that all members of the council are expected to attend the meeting where consultations regarding the General Elections are expected to be discussed.

 

BOTSWANA – 31 MAY 2022

  • FRANCISTOWN – 31 MAY 2022 (14H10) Botswana Police Services (BPS) have launched a search operation in the vicinity of Francistown to apprehend Zimbabwean National Ngobizitha Mpofu. This follows after Mpofu escaped from the Gerald Estate Centre on Sunday, 29 May 2022. Mpofu has been arrested for illegally residing in Botswana. Additionally, Mpofu has been expected to appear before the court on 30 May 2022 for assaulting a Police officer on 04 May 2022 following an altercation. The Police have requested the public to provide any information regarding the location of Mpofu.

 

DEM. REP. CONGO -31 MAY 2022

  • KINSHASA – 31 MAY 2022 (06H10) The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) Executive Director Stephen Asiimwe has announced that the first Uganda-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Business Summit is expected to be held from 30 May 2022, until 08 June 2022, at the Fleuve Hotel in Kinshasa. Thereafter, the second Summit will be held in Goma from 04 June 2022 to 08 June 2022, held under #UGDRCBusinessSummit. The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde, is expected to represent the Ugandan trade delegation at the Summit. Kyambadde stated that business relations, trade affairs and the construction of a 223-kilometre road between the countries are expected to be discussed during the Summit to improve trade relations between Uganda and the DRC.
  • KINSHASA – 31 MAY 2022 (09H40) Suspected citizens affiliated with the Citizen Movements in Kinshasa have allegedly set alight the flag of Rwanda during a demonstration on Monday, 30 May 2022, in front of the Rwandan Embassy in Kinshasa. According to reports, the demonstrators held a demonstration in demand that the country end diplomatic relations with Rwanda. The Kinshasa Police Command has denounced the actions and called for order during planned demonstrations.
  • NYIRAGONGO – 31 MAY 2022 (14H00) Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Sokolo 2 District Police Spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Guillaume Njike Kaiko has confirmed that Government forces have regained control of the Nyiragongo and Rutshuru territories in the North Kivu province. This follows after Police authorities reported the withdrawal of the March 23 Movement (M23) rebel group from the two territories on Sunday, 29 May 2022. Lieutenant-Colonel Kaiko has also confirmed that traffic movement has resumed on the National road number 2 between the cities of Goma and Sake. Local sources have indicated that the M23 rebel group is currently in a border village with Rwanda. Residents who fled the recent unrest in Rugari and Kisigari in Rutshuru are reportedly systematically returning to their villages. Residents and motorists are advised to remain on high alert when travelling in the region.

 

ESWATINI – 31 MAY 2022

  • MPAKA – 31 MAY 2022 (09H35) Prime Minister (PM) Cleopas Dlamini has returned from his visit to Equatorial Guinea to attend the summit of the African Union (AU). The summit on terrorism and unconstitutional changes of Government in Equatorial Guinea focused on discussions regarding the increased terrorism activities in African countries in addition to the increased number of foreign terrorist members, private military companies and others. During the summit, PM Dlamini noted that the Heads of Members States agreed to increase available strategies to decrease the presence of terrorism. Additionally, the members are set to implement strategies to prevent the unconstitutional dismissal of Government officials. The union reactivated legal instruments, including the Plan of Action on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism adopted in 2002, the operational framework of the OAU Convention on Combating terrorism adopted in 1999 and its Protocol adopted in 2004 and others.

 

ETHIOPIA- 31 MAY 2022

  • ADI AWALA – 31 MAY 2022 (12H00) The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has claimed responsibility for the death of a senior Eritrean Army General and several Eritrean soldiers in the northern Ethiopian Tigray region. This reportedly follows the launch of a failed offensive that the rebel group allege to have been influenced by the Federal Government. TPLF Spokesperson Getachew Reda has stated that two Eritrean Army divisions had conducted the alleged offensive on 24 May 2022 in the vicinity of AdiAwalla, Tigray. However, Tigrayan rebels reportedly successfully countered the offensive, during which an Eritrean Brigade Commander, three Batallion Commanders, and more than 300 soldiers had allegedly been executed. Getachew further noted that Eritrean troops have recently been shelling several positions belonging to the TPLF within the Tigray region as part of attempts to escalate tension between the two parties. Getachew has called on the international community to compel the Federal Government to urgently implement measures in response to the escalating unrest.
  • ONITSHA – 31 MAY 2022 (13H45) A Military operation is expected to be established in the vicinity of Onitsha. This follows after the death of naval personnel by unknown suspects at the Atani road electronic market. Reports indicate that civilians are closing their businesses due to safety concerns. Furthermore, the Onitsha-Enugu expressway is expected to increase travelling times due to increased traffic. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

 

GHANA – 31 MAY 2022

  • ACCRA – 31 MAY 2022 (12H00) The Concerned Drivers Association has threatened to embark on a strike action if the Government fails to address the associations following the increase in fuel prices. This follows as the association, accompanied by other driver unions, expressed their grievances about the frequent increase in petrol prices and decided to protest from 01 June 2022 in the Greater Accra Region. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant. Police will be dispatched to the affected areas.
  • ACCRA – 31 MAY 2022 (14H30) The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) has announced that an increase in gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices are expected during the first pricing window of June 2022. COPEC has issued a statement indicating that previous pump estimates based on Petroleum Price Indicators and the abolition of taxes totalling Gp15 per litre on the Government’s price build-up establish an average price of GHS10,949. The average price per litre is expected to increase by Gp28 over the previous window, with Petrol increasing by Gp85 and Diesel decreasing by Gp29. LPG is also expected to be sold by GHS10,298 per kilogram, decreasing Gp17 per kilogram from the previous window. COPEC has noted that the expected increase in prices is primarily due to the depreciation of the Ghana Cedi against the United States (US) Dollar and an increase in processed Petrol prices.

 

KENYA – 31 MAY 2022

  • NAIROBI – 30 MAY 2022 (20H25) The Ethics And Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has announced the arrests of six Makueni Ministers of Corporate Affairs (MCAs) for corrupt offences. This follows after the members underwent a trip to Dubai between 14 April 2014 and 21 April 2014. The members allegedly claimed and received approximately Sh175,018 each in full per diem fraudulently following the visit. The members include Timothy Sirei Maneno, Bernard Wambua, Cosmas Mutunga and others. The EACC noted that the members are set to be charged alongside the Assembly Clerk, Edward Libendi, for facilitating the illegal payments.
  • NAIROBI – 30 MAY 2022 (23H15) The Kenya Government has declared Wednesday, 01 June 2022, as a public holiday in commemoration of Madaraka Day. Madaraka Day is a national holiday that commemorates the day in 1963 when Kenya attained internal self-rule after being a British colony since 1920.
  • NAIROBI – 30 MAY 2022 (22H20) UPDATE President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the signing of seven bilateral agreements with President Julius Bio. Kenyatta stated that the seven agreements include political and diplomatic consultations, trade and investment, cooperation in wildlife tourism, gender equality, cooperation in arts and culture, cooperation in youth affairs and the establishment of a Joint Commission for Cooperation. (11H00) President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta have received Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio and First Lady Fatima Maada Bio at the State House in Nairobi. The two Heads of State are expected to hold discussions aimed at enhancing issues of mutual interest between Kenya and Sierra Leone. President Bio is in Kenya for a five-day visit ahead of the 2022 Madaraka Day celebrations scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 01 June 2022.

 

LESOTHO – 31 MAY 2022

  • MASERU – 31 MAY 2022 (14H30) The Kingdom of Lesotho is scheduled to conduct general elections in October 2022 to elect 120 seats of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament. At least 60 political parties have registered with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to contest the 2022 general elections. The recently formed Revolution For Prosperity party has recently launched its political manifesto and is also expected to participate in the upcoming election.

 

MADAGASCAR – 31 MAY 2022

  • ANTANANARIVO – 31 MAY 2022 (06H00) President Andry Rajoelina is expected to officiate the Seamless Middle East 2022 today, 31 May 2022. The Seamless Middle East 2022 will be held from 31 May 2022 to 01 June 2022 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The event will be focused on discussing and sharing knowledge on payments, financial technology, e-commerce, retail and identity. Rajoelina is further expected to meet with high-level delegates of the State of the UAE during the conference. This announcement follows as President Rajoelina is on an official visit to the UAE since 27 May 2022.
  • AMBOHITRIMANJAKA – 31 MAY 2022 (08H00) The Malagasy State and the Al Jaber Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of the Tanamasoandro project. The President of the Republic, Andry Rajoelina and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Group in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Obaid Khaleefa Jaber Al Murri, held discussions during the signing ceremony in Abu Dhabi. The project, which the Al Jaber Group will supervise, will be constructed with about 60% of material from Madagascar in order to reduce import costs. The Tanamasoandro project provides the transfer of ministries and the construction of administrative offices, investment zones, health centres, leisure centres and educational establishments on an area of 1000 hectares (ha), which will be constructed in Ambohitrimanjaka, the north of Antananarivo.

 

MALAWI – 31 MAY 2022

  • LILONGWE – 31 MAY 2022 (15H00) Mkango Resources has announced that the majority of engineering workstreams at the Songwe Hill rare earth project in Malawi are at 100% completion. The Canadian-based mineral exploration and development company has also noted that the technical factors of the feasibility study for its Songwe Hill project are also nearing completion. Mkango has stated that negotiations for the mining development agreement with the Malawi Government are also advanced, while discussions are ongoing with potential strategic investors and offtake partners.

 

MOZAMBIQUE -31 MAY 2022

  • MAPUTO – 31 MAY 2022 (09H15) Mozambican authorities have announced the resumption of movement operating along with the National Roads Numbers 1, 7 and 13 from 01 June 2022. The toll gates along the national roads, built under the Self-Sustained Road Maintenance Program, will operate from Wednesday. The tolls along the National Road Number 1 include Chidenguele in Gaza province and Nhacundela, Malova, and Mapinhane in Inhambane province. The Camuaza toll in Manica province is on National Road Number 7, and the Congerenge and Utukulo tolls in Niassa are on National Road Number 1. The National Administration of Roads and the Road Fund has stated that toll fees will vary from MT50 to MT1000.
  • MAPUTO – 31 MAY 2022 (13H20) Mozambique’s state-owned energy company, Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), is investing $40 million in the installation of new solar and wind power projects through the Renewable Energy Auction Programme (PROLER) to accelerate public access to energy across Mozambique. EDM Director of Renewable Energies, Olga Utchavo, has stated that the company is expected to add a further 600 megawatts (mW) of energy to the national grid during the following five years. This is expected to include 200 megawatts from renewable resources to accelerate the process of providing power to the country’s population. EDM has also recently noted plans to ensure universal access to electricity by 2030.
  • MAPUTO – 31 MAY 2022 (13H30) Mozambique’s National Directorate of Livestock Development (DNDP) has launched the process to import 1,5 million doses of the foot-and-mouth vaccine. This follows in response to an outbreak of the disease recently recorded in the districts of Chifunde and Maravia, located in the central province of Tete. The DNDP has stated that the vaccines are expected to be administered to 750,000 cattle in high-risk areas. In addition to Mozambique, the disease has also been registered in Malawi, Zambia and South Africa. The distribution of vaccines is expected to consider the vulnerability of the regions, focusing on the border districts of Maputo, Gaza, Manica, Tete, Niassa, and Zambezia. Following the confirmation of cases in Tete, national authorities have restricted the movement of cattle, goats, pigs, and sheep throughout the province of Tete.
  • MAPUTO – 31 MAY 2022 (17H30) The Mozambican Ministry of Health announced that they are mobilising resources to commence the third round of vaccinations against Poliomyelitis between 01 July 2022 and 14 July 2022. This follows after the Ministry declared a public health emergency in accordance with the international health regulations. Furthermore, a health emergency has been declared following the confirmation of a poliovirus case in a civilian of the Tete district in May 2022. The National Public Health Director noted that the third round of vaccinations is set to commence Nationwide, where the first and second rounds focused on the Northern and Central Provinces.

 

NIGERIA – 31 MAY 2022

  • YENAGOA – 30 MAY 2022 (20H45) The Bayelsa State Command Police Commissioner, Ben Nebolisa Okolo, has announced the launch of a search operation in the Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA). This followed after the Police discovered the body of Goodnews Okirinya on a Cassava farm at Emeyal II Community on 30 May 2022 at approximately 09H15. Reports indicate that the suspects fatally injured Goodnews and confiscated his motorcycle. Okolo requested the public to provide any information leading to the apprehension of the suspect.
  • ABUJA – 30 MAY 2022 (23H35) National Coalition of Ridesharing Professionals (NACORP) announced that Uber and Bolt drivers have embarked on a three-day warning strike in Abuja. NACORP Deputy Coordinator Fred Aleburu stated that the drivers have urged the e-hailing companies to increase the e-cab fares to reflect the current economic realities in the country. Aleburu further stated that the drivers have also urged the e-hailing companies to improve the profiling of passengers as drivers are currently under attack due to incorrect passenger information.
  • ABUJA – 31 MAY 2022 (07H20) The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 21 cases of monkeypox, including a death since the beginning of the year. The NCDC has stated that amongst the 21 cases reported, no evidence of uncommon transmission of the virus or changes in clinical manifestation documented, including symptoms, profile and virulence, has been recorded. This follows after the NCDC carried out assessments in nine States and the Federal Capital Territory, such as Adamawa, Bayelsa, Lagos, Delta, Cross River, Kano, Imo and Rivers. Meanwhile, the National Technical Working Group (TWG) has been assigned to monitor infections and strengthen preparedness and response capacity in Nigeria.
  • LAGOS – 31 MAY 2022 (12H40) The Lagos State Police Command has deployed security forces ahead of the planned protest action in Lagos. According to sources, the Okada riders in Lagos have threatened to disrupt social and commercial activities on 01 June 2022. This comes as the Government banned the Okada operations in Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Apapa and extended the ban to all the Local Council Development Areas under the listed councils as well as all major roads, highways and bridges. The Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi, has further assured the population to remain calm and resume activities. Meanwhile, all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and tactical commanders are placed on high alert for the possibility of disruption. Members of the public are advised to remain vigilant.
  • LAGOS – 31 MAY 2022 (12H50) Protest reported along the Abaji-Lokoja Highway. Suspected Dangote truck drivers are protesting over the death of their colleague, who a military official allegedly killed on Monday evening, 30 May 2022. The truckers have reportedly blocked the road with their trucks along the Murtala Muhammed bridge. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route and avoid the area. Police are aware of the situation.
  • IKEJA – 31 MAY 2022 (15H30) The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), in collaboration with the Anti-Vandal team of Lagos State Command and others, has announced the arrests of 19 suspects. The suspects have been arrested during an NSCDC operation at an illegal oil refining and storage site in Ikeja, Lagos. During the operation, the NSCDC confiscated approximately N4 million, 81 trucks, nine busses, 12 pumping machines, 25 surface tanks, 149 illegally refined oil drums and 150 generators. The NSCDC is expected to deliver the suspects to the Intelligence and Investigations (INT) Department at the State Command Headquarters to be processed.
  • ABUJA – 31 MAY 2022 (16H00) President Muhammadu Buhari and an 11-man delegation have departed for Madrid, Spain, for a State visit following an invitation by Spanish President Pedro Sanchez. President Buhari’s delegation includes the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, and others. President Buhari is set to be a special guest at an Investment Forum hosted by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Trade, and the Confederation of Employers (CEOE) to discuss investment opportunities available in Nigeria and strategies to increase trade between the countries. Additionally, President Buhari is set to meet with President Sanchez and the Head of Spanish State, King Felipe VI. President Buhari is expected to sign Agreements (AoU) and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) regarding issues of mutual interest. The issues are set to include the extraditions and transfer of convicted persons, mutual legal assistance, cultural matters and others. Furthermore, the cooperation between the countries is expected to include cooperation on energy, trade and investments, transportation, public health and sports development and others. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria on Friday, 03 June 2022.

 

RWANDA – 31 MAY 2022

  • KIGALI – 31 MAY 2022 (01H00) The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF2022) has announced the forum’s expected plans to be conducted during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM2022) from 21 June 2022 until 23 June 2022 in Rwanda. CBF stated that business leaders are expected to gather to discuss the Commonwealth’s role in rebuilding the global economy after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • KIGALI – 31 MAY 2022 (06H50) Rwanda is set to host the HealthTech Summit for Africa, scheduled to be held from 02 June 2022 to 04 June 2022, coordinated by the HealthTech Hub Africa. The summit, convening business leaders and innovators in the healthcare sector, is set to discuss and exhibit the potential of health tech on the continent. The summit is being held in partnership with Norrsken and the Novartis Foundation, as well as the Government of Rwanda. The Managing Director of Norrsken East Africa, Pascal Murasira, has stated that the summit will focus on three main themes known as Inspire, Learn and Transform, devoted to building a successful public and private partnership. Speakers and panellists at the summit will include Minister Paula Ingabire, the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Innovation for the Republic of Rwanda, Ann Aerts, the Head of Novartis Foundation, EduAbasi Chukwunweike, the Business Development Manager of Microsoft-Cloud, ISVs and Start-ups and Shivon Byamukama, and the Managing Director of Babyl Health Rwanda, among others.

 

TANZANIA -31 MAY 2022

  • SENGA – 31 MAY 2022 (10H10) Edenville Energy Company has agreed with Nextgen Coalmine Limited (Nextgen) to terminate the contract for the operation of its Rukwa Coal Project in Tanzania. The company has stated that it has resumed full control of the site and mining operations and has seized all mining equipment and carried out operations. Chief Executive Alistair Muir has stated that the agreed termination of the agreement with Nextgen will enable the company to take advantage of the recent macro changes that have made the economics of the Rukwa project appealing. This follows after the company held discussions with Nextgen to vary the contract for operations in Tanzania on 18 May 2022.
  • DAR ES SALAAM – 31 MAY 2022 (10H30) The Tanzania National Airline, Air Tanzania, is expected to commence direct flights from Dar es Salaam to Accra in 2022. This announcement follows as the Tanzania High Commissioner to Abuja, Benson Alfred Bana, addressed the Tanzania-Ghana Tourism, Investment and Trade Forum in Accra on Saturday, 28 May 2022, and stated that the new route would ease the movement of people, goods, services and capital between Ghana and Tanzania. The President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Clement Osei-Amoako, has stated that the available trade statistics for 2021 from the International Trade Centre demonstrated that Ghana’s exports to Tanzania amounted to US$2.8 million, while imports from Tanzania amounted to US$3 million.

 

ZAMBIA – 31 MAY 2022

  • LUSAKA – 31 MAY 2022 (13H00) The Oil Marketing Companies Association of Zambia (OMCAZ) has requested the Zambian Government to extend the tax waivers imposed on fuel prices beyond the 30 June 2022 deadline. OMCAZ President Kafula Mubanga has stated that the request follows an International Monetary Fund (IMF) statement arguing a need to subsidise energy and food due to recent negative global economic directions. IMF Head Kristalina Georgieva has noted that governments are urged to subsidise costs to counter the increasing cost of living. Energy Minister Peter Kapala recently stated that the Government is expected to extend tax waivers on fuel beyond 30 June 2022 if there is a suitable need.
  • CHILILABOMBWE – 31 MAY 2022 (15H20) Stakeholders in Tanzania’s logistics and transport sector have called on the Government to advise Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) authorities to allocate a reserved entrance for East African Community (EAC) goods at the Kasumbalesa border post. This follows reports of persistent congestion and delays being experienced at Kasumbalesa, a central crossing point for human traffic and cargo between the DRC and Zambia. The congestion has reportedly led to a disruption of clearing and forwarding processes of cargo destined for the Haut-Katanga Province. Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) Chairperson Angelina Ngalula stated that clearing consignments from EAC to Haut-Katanga at Kasumbalesa also delays transportation due to 100 kilometres (km) queues. The Zambian Government is reportedly currently in the process of upgrading the roads leading to the Mokambo and Sakania borders.
  • LUSAKA – 31 MAY 2022 (16H45) The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is expected to launch the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise on 01 June 2022. The EVC Vice-Chairperson has made the announcement during an engagement meeting with relevant stakeholders in Ndola. The exercise is set to focus on ten provincial towns, excluding the Mongu district. The Mongu district has been excluded due to its by-elections that are still required to be completed. Furthermore, the CVR exercise is set to commence in July 2022 for the Mongu district. The exercise is set to ensure Zimbabwean Nationals choose their leaders in the upcoming elections.
  • LUSAKA – 31 MAY 2022 (17H50) The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has announced the updated fuel prices set to take effect on Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 00H00. The ERB stated that the prices for Diesel and Kerosene are to remain at ZWL$25.64 and ZWL$18.76, respectively. Furthermore, the price of Petrol is expected to increase by ZWL$0.80 from ZWL$24.15 to ZWL$24.95.

 

ZIMBABWE – 31 MAY 2022

  • HARARE – 30 MAY 2022 (20H40) The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has established a search operation in the vicinity of Harare, Waterfalls. This follows after suspects injured a person and fatally injured another at the Zindoga shops on 28 May 2022. Reports indicate that the altercation occurred after an argument started between Bekithemba Mpilo and Munyaradzi Maodzwa. During the incident, Munyaradzi and Marlvin Moadzwa attacked Mpilo. Furthermore, the Maodzwa’s allegedly attacked Anxious Marsambira’s after Marsambira attempted to stop the fight. Mpilo died on arrival at the hospital, and Mutsambira is expected to be admitted to a local hospital. The Police have requested any information regarding the location of the suspects.
  • HWANGE – 31 MAY 2022 (08H50) The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development is scheduled to host a high-level Inter-Ministerial conference in Hwange District, Matabeleland North Province, on Friday, 03 June 2022. The conference is aimed at assessing and evaluating the impact of the construction of Lake Gwayi-Shangani. The project is expected to be completed by June 2022.
  • HARARE – 31 MAY 2022 (15H10) Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) is expected to host its Politburo meeting on Wednesday 01 June 2022, at the ZANU PF headquarters. Secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu noted that members are expected to be seated at 09H45 for 10H00. During the meeting, the members are set to discuss the ZANU PFs business opportunities and issues affecting the general public. Furthermore, the meeting is set to prepare for the elective Women’s Conference in June 2022.
  • GWERU – 31 MAY 2022 (17H20) The Zimbabwe Professional Nurses’ Union (ZPNU) in the Midlands and Matabeleland provinces have issued the Government a two-week ultimatum to resolve the ongoing grievances of health workers in the country to avoid the launch of a nationwide strike. This follows as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is experiencing difficulties from teachers and civil servants who are demanding upward salary reviews in line with the increasing cost of living. ZPNU, led by Robert Chiduku, is headquartered in Gweru, with an estimated 6,000 health workers as members. The union is also demanding the payment of salaries in United States dollars. Chiduku has stated that the association has provided the Government and the Health Services Board with two weeks to resolve the grievances. Thereafter, the union is expected to launch an indefinite stay-away demonstration.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 31 MAY 2022

  • 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.
  • NIGERIA: Commercial Motorcycle operators, popularly known as Okada, have announced a planned mass protest in Lagos State from 01 June 2022 against the Government’s decision to ban Okada operations in six Local Government Area’s (LGA).
  • ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) is expected to host its Politburo meeting on Wednesday 01 June 2022, at the ZANU PF headquarters.
  • KENYA: The Kenya Government has declared Wednesday, 01 June 2022, as a public holiday in commemoration of Madaraka Day
  • MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambique is expected to launch the operations of several new toll gates on 01 June 2022.
  • 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: Rwanda is set to host the HealthTech Summit for Africa, scheduled to be held from 02 June 2022 to 04 June 2022, coordinated by the HealthTech Hub Africa.
  • ANGOLA: President Joao Lourenco announced that the fourth ordinary meeting is expected to be held on Friday, 03 June 2022, at 09H00, at the Presidential Palace, for consultation on the date of the General Elections.
  • 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.
  • LESOTHO: The Kingdom of Lesotho is scheduled to conduct general elections in October 2022 to elect 120 seats of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament.
  • 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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