Next Week in Africa: January 20-26

Several important developments will occur during the week of January 20-26 that have the potential to shape geomarket outcomes in Africa.

January 21: A delegation of African Union leadership will mediate in Kinshasa with Democratic Republic of the Congo government and political parties. 

January 22: Tentative deadline for the Constitutional Court of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to rule on definitive presidential election results. 

January 22: Nigeria’s Lagos Federal High Court hearing of the MTN/Central Bank of Nigeria case.

January 22: South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) commences a platinum and gold mining strike at Sibanye-Stillwater. 

January 22: Tentative start to protest strike by Zimbabwe’s public servants unions. 

January 22-25: World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

January 23: Gabon commences a new system of civil service remuneration.

January 23: Tentative launch of Nigeria’s new national minimum wage.

January 25: Tentative inauguration of the Democratic Republic of the Congo president.

January 26: Côte d’Ivoire ruling Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace party to convene a leadership congress. 

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