January 2022


January 21, 2022

January 2022 is the first month of the year 2022.


January 1st : entry into force of the Asia-Pacific Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; France takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. January 2: resignation of Abdallah Hamdok, Prime Minister of Sudan; burning of the South African Parliament in Cape Town. January 3: Three Mauritanian miners are killed in a Moroccan attack in Western Sahara. January 5: In Kazakhstan, the state of emergency is declared to deal with the revolts in progress in the country. January 5 and 6: In Nigeria, hundreds of armed men on motorbikes invaded ten villages in Anka and Bukkuyum districts, shooting at residents, looting and burning buildings. According to local officials, 200 people died in these attacks. January 10: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte forms his fourth government, nearly a year after the resignation of the previous one. January 15: Tonga is hit by ashfall and a tsunami after Hunga Tonga erupts, destroying homes as residents struggle to find higher ground. Other Pacific countries have also advised their citizens to seek higher ground. January 16: the constitutional referendum in Serbia, marked by a strong abstention, led to a revision of the provisions of the Constitution concerning the judiciary; in North Macedonia, Dimitar Kovačevski is elected president of the government. January 18: Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola is elected President of the European Parliament to succeed David Sassoli. January 19: early legislative elections in Barbados, the first since the end of the monarchy two months earlier. January 19 and 20: In Liberia, at least 29 people died in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, during a crowd movement during a Christian religious gathering on a football field. January 24: Presidential election in Italy. January 26: Elections to the National Assembly in Nepal. 30 January: legislative elections in Portugal.

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