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Somalia’s polls, satellites, books…What to look out for in May?

By The Africa Report

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Posted on April 28, 2022 16:50

From Somalia elections, to African food crises and prepping for Nigeria’s 2023 polls, there is a lot to keep your eye on in Africa in May 2022.


Sub-Saharan Africa remains the world’s hotspot for food insecurity. In its predictions until May, the World Food Programme has warned that Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen are suffering the worst crises – driven by conflict, inflation and weak government responses.



Kenya’s Safaricom and its consortium partners plan to launch mobile-money platform M-Pesa in Ethiopia by May. The conflict in Tigray has dampened investor interest, and telecoms expect a big boost in the short term.

Appointments: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Only one person is willing to take up the responsibility for helping the world see its way out of a global pandemic. The WHO director is running unopposed for the position and will be reappointed in May.

Nigeria: Primary picks

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s governing party, is set to hold its presidential primary in May or June of

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