April 2022 is the 4th month of the year 2022.
April 1st :
in Afghanistan, two bombs planted by Daesh's Khorasan province exploded on a playground in Herat, killing 5 people and injuring around 30 others;
in Ukraine, photos and videos attesting to a massacre of civilians during the Russian occupation of the town of Boutcha (resumed the day before) began to circulate massively on social media;
in Serbia, an explosion in the Čitluk mine kills 8 miners and injures around 20 others;
in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declares a state of emergency in response to demonstrations that are strewn across the country against a backdrop of economic and political crisis.
legislative elections and referendum in Hungary, the Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wins the legislative elections for the fourth consecutive time;
presidential election in Costa Rica (2nd round), Rodrigo Chaves Robles wins the second round of the presidential election;
presidential election and legislative elections in Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić is re-elected President of the Republic and his political coalition "For our children" retains the relative majority despite a clear setback.
April 6: In Burkina Faso, former President Blaise Compaoré is found guilty of complicity in the murder of the country's first president, Thomas Sankara.
the lawyer and magistrate Ketanji Brown Jackson is appointed judge of the Supreme Court of the United States, becoming the first black woman to sit in this institution;
the 11th emergency special session of the UN General Assembly adopts a resolution which suspends Russia from its membership of the UN Human Rights Council in retaliation for the massacres attributed to it in the context of its invasion of Ukraine.
deadly floods in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa;
in Ukraine, at least fifty civilians are killed in the bombardment of Kramatorsk station, attributed to Russian forces.
April 9: Legislative elections in The Gambia.
presidential election in France (1st round), Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen qualify for the second round;
recall referendum in Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador remains president after the first recall referendum;
in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan is dismissed by a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly;
in South Ossetia-Alania, Anatoli Bibilov and Alan Gagloïev qualify for the second round of the presidential election.
April 14: The flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the cruiser Moskva, sinks after an explosion off the coast of Ukraine.
April 19: Presidential election in East Timor (2nd round), José Ramos-Horta is elected.
the United States signs an agreement with Panama to help stop illegal immigration.
in Russia, the RS-28 Sarmat, intercontinental ballistic missile, is fired for the first time.
April 21: the East African Community agrees to set up a regional military force in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in an attempt to end the conflicts there.
presidential election in France (2nd round), Emmanuel Macron is re-elected against Marine Le Pen;
parliamentary elections in Slovenia.
April 25: takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk.
April 28: the Parliament of Montenegro approves the new minority government led by Dritan Abazović.
partial solar eclipse in the South Pacific, Chile and Argentina;
end of the 2022 Women's Six Nations Tournament;
official end of the 2021-2022 hurricane season in the south-west Indian Ocean (except for Mauritius on May 15).
Notes and References
Deaths in April 2022 2020s Portal