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Looking Forward | 8 – 14 August, 2022

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

 


 

Africa

 

Cameroon | Protest against population eviction scheduled in Douala, Littoral on August 8
On August 8, a protest against population eviction is scheduled in Douala, Littoral. The disputed land is the Dikolo suburb that was earlier sold for the construction of a Marriott Hotel.

 

Cameroon | CAJSC to stage a demonstration in Garoua, North Region on August 12
On August 12, the Confederation of Young Solidarity Associations of Cameroon (CAJSC) will stage a demonstration in Garoua, North Region. The demonstration will be held between 10 am and 12 pm local time. The activists want to obtain the release of individuals incarcerated in the central prison of Kondengui in the framework of Operation Sparrowhawk. The march will start from the Foyer Lopéré to the sub-prefecture of Garoua 2 via the Layndé crossroads.

 

Kenya | The Presidential election is scheduled on August 9
On August 9, the Presidential election is scheduled in Kenya. Polls will be open from 6 am to 5 pm local time. Results of the election are expected to be announced by August 15th.

 

Still ongoing

 

Democratic Republic of Congo – Rwanda – South Africa – United States | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit South Africa, the DRC and Rwanda from August 7 to 12
Democratic Republic of Congo | State of Siege extended in Ituri and North Kivu till August 15
Kenya | US Embassy issues security alert regarding upcoming general elections
Kenya | Night curfew extended in Marsabit till August 14
South Africa | State of disaster, due to severe weather events, extended until August 18 in KwaZulu-Natal

 


 

Americas

 

Bolivia | 48-hour strike by regional authorities expected in Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia on August 8 and 9
On August 8-9, a 48-hour strike by regional authorities is expected in Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. 362 institutions met in Santa Cruz to discuss the next pressure measures after the national government’s decision to postpone the country’s census to 2024. The strike could take place in different locations within the Santa Cruz Department, especially in the city of Santa Cruz.

 

Dominican Republic – Jamaica | Sunrise Airways to launch a direct flight from Santo Domingo (JBQ) to Kingston (KIN) from August 11
On August 11, Sunrise Airways will launch a direct flight from Santo Domingo (JBQ) to Kingston (KIN). The flight will be operated every Thursday and Sunday.

 

Mexico | Pride Parade to take place in Toluca, State of Mexico on August 13
On August 13, a Pride Parade will take place in Toluca, State of Mexico. The march will begin at Jardín Reforma at 10 am and will end at Parque Alameda on Avenida Miguel Hidalgo. Around 7 thousand people are expected. The central areas of Avenida Miguel Hidalgo, Avenida Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada and Avenida José Ma. Morelos will be the most affected.

 

United States | Protest against Roe v. Wade decision to be held in Redlands, California on August 12
On August 12, a protest against Roe v. Wade decision will be held in Redlands, California. The demonstration is scheduled at 5:30 pm local time and will begin at Smiley Park and move towards Orange Street and East Citrus Avenue.

 

United States | Action for the Climate Emergency (ACE) to protest in Sacramento, California on August 13
On August 13, Action for the Climate Emergency (ACE) will hold a protest in Sacramento, California. The protest will take place on the west steps of the California State Capitol Museum on 10th Street at 12 pm local time. The protest is staged to demand the declaration of a climate emergency.

 

United States | Construction projects could impact commute times, traffic and road closures in Ann Arbor, Michigan from August 9
From August 9, Construction projects could impact commute times, traffic and road closures in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The main roads involved are:
– South Fourth Avenue will be closed starting at 9 a.m. on August 9 until August 11
– Earhart Road will be closed from Geddes Road to Glazier Way starting at 7 a.m. on August 9 to 5 p.m. on August 20

 

Still ongoing

 

El Salvador | Government extends state of emergency for the 4th time starting on July 25 (valid till 23 August)
Peru | COVID-19 state of emergency extended until August 28

 


 

Asia Pacific

 

Australia | Rail, Tram and Bus Union workers to strike in Sydney on August 10
On August 10, workers from the Rail, Tram and Bus Union will launch a strike in Sydney. The strike will involve workers in the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line and some Sydney services from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm local time. The action is part of an ongoing dispute over wage and security of trains, with similar actions being planned on August 17, 23, 25, and 31.

 

China | New military exercise to be carried out in the Bohai Sea between August 8 and September 8
Between August 8 and September 8, China will be carrying out a new military exercise in the Bohai Sea. It comes following the recent military exercises surrounding Taiwan. These drills will include live-fire exercises.

 

China | Ferry services between Macau and Shenzhen to resume on August 8
On August 8, ferry services between Macau and Shenzhen will resume. The decision comes after the Macau authorities started to ease COVID-19 restrictions on August 2.

 

China – Russia | Chinese civil aviation administration to suspend Moscow-Shanghai Aeroflot flight, from August 8, after COVID-19 case detected on flight
From August 8, China’s civil aviation administration will reportedly suspend the Moscow-Shanghai Aeroflot flight SU-208 for 4 weeks. The decision was made after a COVID-19 case was detected on one of the recent Moscow-Shanghai Aeroflot flights.

 

China – Germany | Hainan Airlines to resume weekly flight service between Beijing and Berlin from August 12
On August 12, Hainan Airlines will resume its weekly flight service between Beijing and Berlin. The flight service had been suspended since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

China | Hong Kong authorities to shorten mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals to 3 days starting from August 12
On August 12, Hong Kong authorities will shorten the COVID-19 mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals to 3 days. According to an announcement made, on August 8, by Chief Executive, John Lee Ka-chiu, and health minister, Lo Chung-mau, the new quarantine rules for overseas arrivals will include 3 days of mandatory hotel quarantine followed by 4 days of “home medical surveillance”.

 

China | Metro services between Maigaoqiao and Hongshan Zoo Station to be suspended in Nanjing, Jiangsu from August 12-16
From August 12 to 16, metro services along Line 1 between Maigaoqiao and Hongshan Zoo Station will be suspended due to construction works in Nanjing, Jiangsu.

 

India | Electricity employees to stage boycott in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Telangana on August 8
On August 8, electricity employees will stage a boycott in multiple states to protest against the Electricity (Amendment) Bill.
– The Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Employees’ Joint Action Committee (APSEE JAC) has decided to stage mass demonstrations at the Corporate Offices, Circle Headquarters.
– Haryana State Electricity Board Union’s Central Committee has also asked all electricity employees to boycott in protest.
– Telangana Electricity Employees Joint Action Committee (TEEJAC) has also asked all electricity employees to boycott in protest.

 

India | Rainfall alerts issued for multiple cities in Maharashtra on August 8-10
On August 8, 9, and 10, according to the Indian Metrological Department (IMD), multiple cities will be under “very heavy” or “extremely heavy” rainfall alerts in Maharashtra. A rainfall warning has been updated from “heavy rainfall” to “very heavy rainfall” for Mumbai, while other districts, such as Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara, and Pune, will be under “extremely heavy rainfall” in this period.

 

India | Student organization to stage statewide protest in Tripura on August 13
On August 13, a statewide protest will be staged in Tripura. The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) secretary announced intentions to block roads for 15 minutes across all 8 districts in the state between 11:00 am to 12:00 pm local time on August 13, in protest against the state of education in Tripura. The secretary continued that it is just a symbolic protest, but will spread the movement to other states if no actions are taken.

 

Malaysia | Water supply to be disrupted, between August 9-11, in 188 areas in Hulu Selangor, Selangor
Between August 9 and 11, the water supply will be disrupted in 188 areas in Hulu Selangor, Selangor. The supply will be disrupted from 9 am local time on August 9 until 1 am on August 11. The disruption is occurring due to repair and maintenance work at the Sungai Rasa Water Treatment Plant.

 

Mongolia | UN Secretary-General to visit Mongolia from August 8 to 11
From August 8 to 11, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is scheduled to visit Mongolia. The Secretary-General is expected to meet with President Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh and the Speaker of the Parliament.

 

Nepal | Government to ban production, import, sale, distribution, and use of plastic bags thinner than 40 microns from August 14
From August 14, the government will ban the production, import, sale, distribution, and use of plastic bags thinner than 40 microns. The announcement was made by the Department of Environment.

 

Pakistan | PTI to hold public gathering in Islamabad on August 13-14
On August 13-14, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) will reportedly hold a public gathering in Islamabad. On August 13 the protest will occur at Islamabad Parade Ground, and on August 14 it will occur at the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf assembly hall. The gatherings, which will mark Pakistan’s Independence Day, are intended to pressure the current government to hold early general elections in the country. Gatherings held by PTI in the past have been met with resistance by the government.

 

South Korea – China | South Korea Foreign Minister Park Jin scheduled to visit China on August 8
On August 8, South Korea Foreign Minister Park Jin is scheduled to travel to China. The Foreign Minister is also scheduled to meet Chineses Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Qingdao, Shandong. The topics of the meeting will be issues of mutual concern including bilateral relations as well as regional and global affairs, including Beijing’s opposition to Seoul’s potential deal with Washington for the deployment of THAAD, an additional advanced missile defense system on the Korean peninsula

 

Still ongoing

 

China | Military exercises to be conducted in the Yellow Sea from August 6 to 15
China | Restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 in parts of Qianjiang, Hubei till August 9
China | Restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 in certain areas of Dianbai in Maoming, Guangdong till August 10
China | Existing COVID-19 social distancing measures to be extended, from July 28 to August 10, in Hong Kong
China – Mongolia | Chinese Foreign Minister to travel to Mongolia on August 7 and 8
India | Mobile internet services suspended statewide in Manipur till August 11
India – Oman | Omani-Indian military exercise to be conducted in Bikaner, Rajasthan on August 1-14
Indonesia – United States | Garuda Shield military exercise to be held from August 1 to 25
Indonesia | Garuda Indonesia to operate 12 additional flights to and from Manado, North Sulawesi between August 3 and 15
Indonesia | Komodo National Park tourism workers to hold a daily strike to protest the raised admission fees in Komodo and Padar, East Nusa Tenggara on August 1-31
Japan | COVID-19 restrictions to be implemented in Okinawa, from July 22 to August 14
Nepal | Government extends import ban on 10 types of goods until August 30
Pakistan | Monsoon rains, flooding forecasted throughout the country, from August 6 to 13
Pakistan | US Embassy issues security alert during Ashura in Pakistan (till August 9)
Pakistan | Continued power restrictions until August 16 applied to Karachi, Sindh
South Korea | South Korea to allow visa-free entry to travellers from Japan, Taiwan, and Macau till August 31
Taiwan | Live-fire missile tests to be held in Pingtung and Taitung from August 03 to 26

 


 

Europe

 

Albania | Anti-government protest to be held in Tirana, on August 8
On August 8, an anti-government protest will be held in Tirana. The demonstrations are scheduled to take place in front of the Ministry of Interior at 7 pm local time. The protestors are demanding the dismissal of the Minister of the Interior, Bledi Çuçi, the General Director of the State Police, Gladis Nano, and the Minister of Tourism, Mirela Kumbaro after a child was killed in a boat accident.

 

Azerbaijan – India | Azerbaijan Airlines to launch a new route from Baku (GYD) to New Delhi (DEL) on August 10
On August 10, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will launch a new route from Baku (GYD) to New Delhi (DEL). Flights will be operated twice a week. From Baku on Tuesdays and Fridays, and from New Delhi on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

 

Germany – China | Hainan Airlines to resume weekly flight service between Beijing and Berlin from August 12
On August 12, Hainan Airlines will resume its weekly flight service between Beijing and Berlin. The flight service had been suspended since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Germany | Qatar Airways introduces additional flight services from Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) from August 12
From August 12, Qatar Airways announced the introduction of additional flight services from Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). The airline will operate 10 weekly flights connecting BER to the over 150 destinations in the Qatar Airways network. Weekly flights will increase to 11 on September 6.

 

Germany | ARIWA demonstration to be held in Munich, Bavaria on August 13
On August 13, a demonstration will be held in Munich, Bavaria. The protest will be staged by ARIWA animal activists for the closure of all slaughterhouses. The demonstration will take place on Marienplatz at 1 pm local time.

 

Ireland | Protest planned about proposed development in Dublin on August 11
On August 11, a protest is planned against the development of a Hotel where 3 popular pubs are currently in Dublin. The protest will begin at 7:00 pm local time on O’Connell Street.

 

Montenegro | Taxi drivers to hold a protest in Bar, Bar Municipality on August 10
On August 10, taxi drivers will hold a protest in Bar, Bar Municipality. The protest is staged against the illegal transportation of passengers and poor regulations of the taxi market. The demonstrators will block the Adriatic Highway on the day of the protests.

 

Portugal | PSP police professionals union to stage demonstration during Volta a Portugal in Viseu, Centro on August 8
On August 8, the PSP police professionals union will stage a demonstration in Viseu, Centro. The demonstrations will occur at 3 pm local time, during the passage of the Volta a Portugal bicycle race. The PSP union is protesting due to disputes regarding wages, overtime, and other issues.

 

Romania | Policemen and prison employees to protest in Bucharest on August 9
On August 9, policemen and prison empolyees will stage a protest in Bucharest. The protest will take place in front of the Ministry of Finance at 10:00 am local time.

 

Russia – China | Chinese civil aviation administration to suspend Moscow-Shanghai Aeroflot flight, from August 8, after COVID-19 case detected on flight
From August 8, China’s civil aviation administration will reportedly suspend the Moscow-Shanghai Aeroflot flight SU-208 for 4 weeks. The decision was made after a COVID-19 case was detected on one of the recent Moscow-Shanghai Aeroflot flights.

 

Spain | EasyJet pilots to go on strike for 9 days in August
In August, EasyJet pilots will go on strike, according to the Sepla pilots’ union. The strikes will be held in 3 periods of 72 hours each. The strikes will be held from August 12-14, 19-21, and 27-29.

 

Spain | Ryanair cabin crew unions planning to hold work stoppages on 4 days every week from August 8 until January 7
From August 8, 2022, to January 7, 2023, Ryanair cabin crew unions, USO and Sitcpla, are planning to hold work stoppages on 4 days every week. According to the unions, work stoppages will be held from Monday to Thursday every week. The planned action is part of the ongoing strikes by Ryanair employees over negotiations with the airline.

 

United Kingdom | Strike planned for ABC Council, Northern Ireland, on August 10
On August 10, a strike is planned for the trade union workers in the ABC Council, Armagh City, Banbridge, and Craigavon Borough Council, in Northern Ireland. The strike is to bring attention to the cost of living crisis and working conditions. “This council employs around 1,400 people and trade union membership is very high – around 80% and the majority of our members will be out on the day of action, starting on the 10th August,” stated Alan Perry of the GMB union.

 

United Kingdom | Train drivers in UK to strike over wages on August 13
On August 13, train drivers from 9 different companies will go on strike in demand of wage increases. “With inflation running at north of 10% that means those drivers have had a real terms pay cut over the last three years. We want an increase in line with the cost of living – we want to be able to buy, in 2022, what we could buy in 2021,” stated Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF.

 

Still ongoing

 

Belgium – Luxembourg | Rail traffic to be disrupted due to maintenance work on the Ottignies-Namur-Luxembourg line (August 6-29)
Belgium | Traffic disruption on bus line 13, N16 and 58 in Brussels (August 1-29)
France | Maintenance work to disrupt rail traffic, every weekend in August, at Lille-Flandres station in Lille, Hauts-de-France (August 6-28)
France | Traffic movement to be disrupted between August 1 and 19, due to maintenance work, on A11 motorway and ring road in Nantes, Pays de la Loire
France | Tram services on T1 line to be disrupted until August 12, due to maintenance work, in Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
Germany | Brandenburg State Government extends COVID-19 guidelines until August 16
Hungary | Constructions on the Southern Railway Bridge to cause service disruptions, from July 10 to August 18
Latvia | Government extends state of emergency in Ludza, Krāslava, Augšdaugava, and Daugavpils until August 10
Kyrgyzstan | Authorities announce the restriction on the movement of trucks over 18 tons, until September 1
Netherlands | KLM to cancel between 10 and 20 return flights to European destinations daily until August 28
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 | Authorities extend COVID-19 alert until August 31
Russia | Yellow level terrorism threat extended until August 9 in parts of Crimea
Russia | Yellow level of terrorist threat extended in Sevastopol, Crimea until August 14
Russia | Closure of airports in the south and central parts of the country extended until August 11
Spain | Workers’ union at Mecanizados CAS to stage strikes, on July 26 and August 3, 11, and 17, in Aviles, Asturias
Spain | Repsol workers’ unions to stage strikes on July 15-17 and August 13-15
United Kingdom | Glasgow subway workers to go on strike on August 6, 9, 13 and 27
United Kingdom | Waste management workers planning to go on strike, from August 1-19, in Elmbridge and Surrey Heath, England
United Kingdom | London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to cap number of departing passengers at 100,000 a day from July 12 to September 11
Ukraine | Curfew imposed in Mykolaiv Oblast until August 8
Ukraine | Curfew extended in Kyiv Oblast until August 14
Ukraine | Martial law extended till August 23

 


 

Middle-East & North Africa

 

Lebanon | Banks to strike from August 8
On August 8, banks will go on a strike following the announcement of the Lebanese banking association. The association stated on August 5 that banks will go on strike starting on Monday, August 8, without clear details about the end date. The strike emerges in the context of 8 weeks of public sector strikes and the recent arrest of the head of Lebanon’s CreditBank.

 

Morocco | Protest against strikes on Gaza on August 8 in Rabat
On August 08, a protest by the “Palestinian Support Front” will take place in Rabat. The protest is being staged against the intense Israeli strikes on Gaza. The protest will take place at 7 pm local time in front of the Parliament headquarters.

 

Tunisia | General Federation of the Agriculture and Food Industry to hold nationwide strike on August 11
On August 11, the General Federation of the Agriculture and Food Industry will hold a nationwide strike. The strike in the private sector will be staged to protest against the refusal of the National Federation of Agrifood Industries to increase salaries.

 

Turkey | Turkish government to send new drilling ship into the Mediterranean Sea, on August 9, to resume gas exploration
On August 9, the Turkish government will send its new drilling ship, Abdulhamid Han, from Mersin into the Mediterranean Sea to resume gas exploration. The announcement was made by the Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Still ongoing

 

Egypt | Authorities ban local private sale of wheat, until end of August
Morocco | Air traffic controller strike announced from August 3 at some airports
Morocco | Authorities extend state of emergency following increase in COVID-19 cases, until September 30
Morocco | Part of the Casatramway line T1 will be temporarily stopped from July 24 to August 13 in Casablanca, Casablanca-Settat Region
Oman | Partial closure of Qurum street in the Capital till August 11, Muscat governorate
Turkey | Regional authorities impose 15-day ban on public demonstrations and meetings in Mardin and Hakkari (till August 16)

 


 

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