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Looking Forward | 11 July – 17 July, 2022

Welcome to Looking Forward, our selection of global events scheduled to happen this week.

 


 

Africa

 

Mauritius | Fishermen’s union planning to hold a protest, on July 14, in Port Louis
On July 14, the fishermen’s union is planning to hold a protest in Port Louis. The protest will be staged in front of the Ministry of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, and Shipping. The union is organising the protest against the government authorities’ inaction against the union’s demands.

 

Nigeria | State authorities to increase bus fares, from July 13, in Lagos
On July 13, the state authorities will increase bus fares in Lagos. According to an announcement by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, bus fares will increase by NGN 100 for all Bus Rapid Transit and standard routes. The rise in fuel prices is reportedly the primary cause for the hike in fare.

 

Nigeria | Bakers to go on nationwide strike from July 13 to 27

From July 13 to 25, the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of the South East chapter of Nigeria (AMBCN) has declared that it will go on strike. This decision follows the increase in the price of raw materials.

 

Still ongoing

 

Kenya | Night curfew extended in parts of Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties until August 7

Democratic Republic of Congo | Week of severe electricity disruption in Bukavu and Uvira, from July 6 to 12

Democratic Republic of Congo – Uganda | Joint military operation between FARDC and UPDF extended for 2 months in eastern DRC

Nigeria | ASUU to extend strike for 12 more weeks until July 31

 


 

Americas

 

Mexico | Stations between Pantitlan and Salto del Agua to be partially closed, from July 11, due to maintenance work on Line 1 of CDMX Metro
From July 11, stations between Pantitlan and Salto del Agua will be partially closed due to maintenance work on Line 1 of CDMX Metro. The closures are part of phase 1 of the metro modernisation project that will last until March 2023.

 

Panama | Mandatory use of masks no longer required from July 11
On July 11, the mandatory use of masks in closed and open spaces will be lifted, with the exception of public and private health facilities, and public transport.

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, on July 13

On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. The demonstration is scheduled at 5 pm local time at the Luzerne County Courthouse, 200 North River Street.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Wenatchee, Washington, on July 13

On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Wenatchee, Washington. The demonstration is scheduled at 5 pm local time at Memorial Park, S Chelan Avenue.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Spokane, Washington, on July 13

On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Spokane, Washington. The demonstration is scheduled at 5 pm local time at River Front Park, 507 North Howard Street.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Santa Rosa, California, on July 13

On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Santa Rosa, California. The demonstration is scheduled at 5 pm local time at the Old Courthouse Square, 600 4th Street.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Fremont, California, on July 13

On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Fremont, California. The demonstration is scheduled at 5 pm local time at Fremont City Hall on 3300 Capitol Ave, Fremont, California.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on July 13

On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The demonstration is scheduled at 2 pm local time at the Federal Courthouse at 299 Broward Blvd.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Duvall, Washington, on July 13

On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Duvall, Washington. The demonstration is scheduled at 5 pm local time on the corner of Woodinville-Duvall Road and Main Street in Duvall, Washington.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Coupeville, Washington on July 13

On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Coupeville, Washington. The demonstration is scheduled at 5 pm local time at the Coupeville Overpass, State Route 20 and North Main Street.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 13

On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The demonstration is scheduled at 6 pm local time at Acacia Park, 115 E Platte Avenue.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Billings, Montana on July 13

On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Billings, Montana. The demonstration is scheduled at 5 pm local time at the Yellowstone County Courthouse, 217 North 27th.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Beverly, Massachusetts on July 13
On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Beverly, Massachusetts. The demonstration is scheduled at 5 pm local time at the Cummings Center.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Ashland, Oregon on July 13
On July 13, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision will be held in Ashland, Oregon. The demonstration is scheduled at 7 pm local time at Ashland Plaza, 20 East Main Street.

 

United States – Saudi Arabia | US President Joe Biden to meet Saudi King and Saudi Prince on July 15-16

On July 15-16, United States President Joe Biden will meet Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a 2-day visit to Jeddah, Mecca Region. President Biden will participate in a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit with representatives also from Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan.

 

Still ongoing

 

Argentina | General José de San Martín Airport (PSS) in Posadas, Misiones, to be closed due to maintenance works, from June 15 to September 15

Aruba (Netherlands) – Venezuela | Aruban authorities extended the closure of air and sea borders with Venezuela until July 20

Canada | Air Canada to cut more than 15 per cent of its scheduled flights in July and August

Ecuador | Night curfew imposed in Azuay, Sucumbíos and Orellana until July 29

Ecuador | Curfew imposed in Quito until July 18

El Salvador | Government extends state of emergency until July 25

Guatemala | State of Calamity declared in 8 departments due to heavy rain (until July 20)

Peru | Government declares state of emergency in the National Road Network due to truckers strike

Suriname – Netherlands | SLM Airlines cancels flights to and from Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) from July 8-17

United States | RIMPAC international maritime exercise scheduled from June 29 to August 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California

 


 

Asia Pacific

 

Indonesia – South Korea | Korean Air to resume direct flight services between Incheon (ICN) and Bali (DPS) from July 14

From July 14, Korean Air will resume direct flight services between Incheon (ICN) and Bali (DPS). The airline is planning, pending approval from authorities, to operate 2 flights per week – on Thursdays and Sundays.

 

Sri Lanka | President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign on July 13

On July 13, Sri Lanka’s President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is expected to step down following months of protest against his government amid an unprecedented economic crisis. The Parliament will reportedly have 30 days to elect a new government.

 

Thailand | Pro-democracy group to hold a protest against PM in Bangkok on July 12

On July 12, the pro-democracy Thalugaz group will hold a protest against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha in Bangkok. The protest march will be held around 3 pm local time from the Victory Monument to the Rajamangala National Stadium. Disruptions and clashes may occur.

 

China – Japan | ANA to resume direct flights from Beijing (PEK) to Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT) on July 11

On July 11, All Nippon Airways (ANA) will resume direct flight services from Beijing (PEK) to Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT). According to the airline, for now it will only operate weekly (on Mondays) 1-way flights from Bejing to Tokyo due to China’s strict COVID-19 quarantine restrictions for travellers on incoming flights. The airline will use the aircraft as a cargo carrier on the Tokyo to Beijing journey.

 

Still ongoing

 

Australia | Qantas to cut domestic schedules by 15 per cent from July until September amid rising in fuel prices
Bangladesh | Biman Bangladesh Airlines cancels all flights between Saidpur and Cox’s Bazar from June 13 to August 4

China | 7-day lockdown to be implemented on July 6 in Xi’an, Shaanxi due to COVID-19 cases (until July 13)

China – Portugal | Beijing Capital Airlines flight between Lisbon (LIS) and Xi’an (XIY) suspended until July 26

India – Canada | Air Canada temporarily suspends flights between Vancouver (YVR) and Delhi (DEL) from June 2-September 6

Papua New Guinea | National elections to be held from July 2-22

Thailand | Emergency decree due to security situation extended in Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat till September 19

 


 

Europe

 

Belarus – Russia | Belavia to resume flights between Minsk (MSQ) and Vnukovo (VKO) from July 15

From July 15, Belavia will resume direct flights between Minsk (MSQ) and Vnukovo International Airport (VKO). Flights will be operated 3 times a week – on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

 

France | Mandatory face masks on public transportation in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur from July 11
As of July 11, face masks on public transportation will be mandatory in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. This is due to the increase in cases of COVID-19 in the city.

 

France | Demonstration organised by Yellow Vests and Revolte Colère expected in Paris, on July 14
On July 14, a demonstration organised by Yellow Vests and Revolte Colère is expected in Paris. The demonstration is scheduled at 11:00 am local time on Champs Élysée.

Georgia | Leader of South Ossetia announces referendum for joining Russian Federation, on July 17

On July 17, South Ossetia, a breakaway region in Georgia, will hold a referendum to join the Russian Federation. South Ossetia was at the centre of the Russian-Georgian war in 2008.

 

Germany | S-Bahn lines S3, S5, S7, and S9 to face restrictions, from July 11-28, in Berlin

From July 11 to July 28, S-Bahn lines S3, S5, S7, and S9, between Ostbahnhof and Zoologischer Garten, will face restrictions in Berlin.

  • – From 4 am local time on July 4 until 1:30 am on July 18 the lines will be closed between Alexanderplatz and Zoologischer Garten.
  • – From July 18-28, the lines will be closed between Ostbahnhof and Friedrichstraße.
  • – According to Deutsche Bahn, passengers can avail replacement buses, in addition to taking trams and regional trains.
  • – The lines will be closed due to tracks and switches maintenance and repair works.

 

Germany – Russia | Nord Stream pipelines to be suspended due to maintenance work from July 11 to 21
From July 11 to 21, both lines of Nord Stream will be suspended. According to Nord Stream AG, the closure is due to maintenance works.

 

Italy | Low-cost airlines workers and air traffic control workers to go on strike on July 17
On July 17, workers in low-cost airlines, including Easyjet, Volotea, Ryanair, Malta Air, and CrewLink, are planning to go on a 24-hour strike in Italy. Meanwhile, air traffic control workers at various airports, including the Milan air control centre, are also planning to hold a work-stoppage strike on July 17 from 2 pm to 6 pm local time. According to an update, the strike has been shortened to 4 hours. The strike will be held from 2 pm to 6 pm local time.

 

Kazakhstan | Ban on export of petroleum and diesel fuel by ground transportation from July 12
From July 12, the Ministry of Energy announced a ban on the export of petroleum and diesel fuel by ground transportation for a period of 6 months. An exception is made for lubricants and petroleum, which are transported in gas tanks of motor vehicles and in separate containers with a maximum volume of 20 litres.

 

Montenegro | Pensioners to hold a protest in Bijelo Polje on July 11
On July 11, a protest will be held in Bijelo Polje. The protest is staged against the plight of pensioners and lower pension rates. The labour party will support this protest.

 

Spain | CSIF rally to be held in Badajoz, Extremadura on July 12
On July 12, a rally will be held in Badajoz, Extremadura. The rally is staged by CSIF against unequal wages and for fair and equal treatment for all workers. The rally will take place in front of Badajoz city hall.

United Kingdom | Around 1,500 Post Office workers to go on strike, over salary dispute, on July 11

On July 11, around 1,500 Post Office workers will go on a strike over a salary dispute. Post Office services are likely to be disrupted as members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) take part in the strike across 114 Crown Post Offices.

 

United Kingdom | Climate activists to hold protest, against fossil fuel investment, on July 12 in Lewes, England

On July 12, climate activists will protest against fossil fuel investment in Lewes, England. The protest march will begin from Lewes railway station at 9 am local time before proceeding to the County Hall. The protest is being organised by ‘Divest East Sussex’ to demand the East Sussex County Council stop investing in fossil fuels via their pension fund.

 

Still ongoing

 

Belarus | Military mobilisation and training exercises to be held between June 22 and July 16 in Gomel

Croatia | Liberty Bridge in Zagreb will be closed due to maintenance works, from July 8 to 11

France | Union calls for strike at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD) from July 8-11

France | Tram services to be disrupted from June 20 to August 26, due to maintenance work, in Strasbourg, Grand Est

Germany | Lufthansa to cancel more domestic and European sector flights, between July 8 and 14, from Frankfurt (FRA) and Munich (MUC)

Germany – United States | US Army Europe and Africa to conduct multinational military exercise, from July 6 to 24, at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Baviera

Germany | Train services to be disrupted between Frankfurt and Bad Vilbel, due to route expansion work, from June 13 until September 4

Greece | Bus drivers’ union to stage strikes on 8 days between July 5 and 22 in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia

Hungary | Constructions on the Southern Railway Bridge to cause service disruptions, from July 10 to August 18

Italy | Train workers call for strike on July 10-11 in Milan, Lombardy

Italy | Bus drivers and employees strike in Florence, Tuscany on July 7, 8, and 12

Italy | Ban on non-hygienic/domestic water use in Lucca, Tuscany due to drought, until September 30

Kazakhstan – Russia | Russia closes Caspian Pipeline Consortium terminal for 30 days (until August 6)

Kazakhstan | Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (NQZ) will operate in a limited mode from June 15 to August 8

Kyrgyzstan | Authorities announce the restriction on the movement of trucks over 18 tons, until September 1

Latvia | Government extends state of emergency in Ludza, Krāslava, Augšdaugava, and Daugavpils until August 10

Moldova | State of emergency extended until August 8

Netherlands – Suriname | SLM Airlines cancels flights to and from Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) from July 8-17

Netherlands | Transavia airline to cancel 240 flights at Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS) between July 7 and August 14

Poland – Netherlands | LOT Polish Airlines cancels dozens of flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) to Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) between July 3 and August 29

Portugal | Heatwave predicted across parts of mainland from July 7 to 14

Portugal | STCP workers to hold partial strike from June 20 until October 31 in Porto

Russia | Closure of airports in the south and central parts of the country extended until July 12

Russia | High alert due to COVID-19 extended in Novosibirsk Oblast until September 30

Russia | Orenburg International Airport (REN) to be closed from May 20 to August 31

Spain | Red alert in Extremadura due to heatwave, from July 7 to 11

Spain | USO and SICTPLA unions announced 12 new strike days for Ryanair crew members in all Spanish airports the airline operates (July 2-28)

Spain | Lauda’s aircrew in Palma de Mallorca to strike every weekend in July

Ukraine | Martial law extended till August 23

Uzbekistan | Month-long State of Emergency declared in Karakalpakstan due to civil unrest in the region (until August 2)

 


 

Middle-East & North Africa

 

Algeria | Strike planned by journalists and workers of Al-Watan newspaper on July 12

On July 12, a strike is planned by journalists and workers of Al-Watan newspaper. The strike is to demand wages, which have not been paid in 4 months, as well as the denial of worker benefits.

 

Algeria – Tunisia | Land border between Algeria and Tunisia to open on July 15

On July 15, the land border between Algeria and Tunisia will open. The opening was announced on July 5 by Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. The reopening will include the mobility of private persons and vehicles and not just cargo transportation as it was previously in effect. The border was closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Morocco | Environmental protection organization announces protest in Tiznit on July 16

On July 16, an environmental protection organization announced a protest in Tiznit. The protesters will gather in front of the Tiznit Prefecture at 3 pm local time. The protest comes against the government’s treatment of the land of indigenous people.

 

Saudi Arabia – United States | US President Joe Biden to meet Saudi King and Saudi Prince on July 15-16

On July 15-16, United States President Joe Biden will meet Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a 2-day visit to Jeddah, Mecca Region. President Biden will participate in a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit with representatives also from Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan.

 

Still ongoing

 

Egypt – India | Egyptian and Indian air forces to conduct bilateral air exercises at Cairo West Air Base, from June 24 to July 24

Egypt – Saudi Arabia | EgyptAir suspends travel for Egyptians holding “Western” visas to Saudi Arabia (until July 29)

Egypt | Authorities ban local private sale of wheat, until the end of August

Morocco | Authorities extend state of emergency following an increase in COVID-19 cases, until July 31

 

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