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Police hunt for hundreds who fled quarantine in Zimbabwe and Malawi

Manhunts have begun after hundreds of people, some with the coronavirus, fled quarantine centers in Zimbabwe and Malawi while authorities worry they will spread COVID-19 in countries whose health systems can be rapidly overwhelmed.In Malawi, more than 400 people...

Malawi electoral commission boss, Jane Ansah resigns

Under pressure chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Jane Ansah, bows to pressure, as she resigns a month before the conduct of fresh elections.Her resignation comes after months of protests organized by rights campaigners who accused her of mismanaging...

Breaking: Malawi supreme court reject’s Mutharika’s poll appeal

Malawi’s Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional court's invalidation of last year's presidential election results and ruled that Peter Mutharika was not duly elected, reports the BBC.In February, the Constitutional Court nullified the results after the opposition parties challenged...

Malawians resist virus lockdown say we could die in our homes

While much of the world labours under strict coronavirus lockdowns, Malawi has bucked the trend after a court blocked attempts to restrict its population's movements -- much to the relief of some residents."Had the lockdown been implemented, we would...

Malawi police arrests rights activists over picketing plot

Police in Malawi have arrested two human rights activists and are searching for a third for mobilising people to shut down the country’s state residences.Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) say they want to shut the buildings to force Malawi's...

Riots breakout in Malawi over coronavirus lockdown

Traders in Malawi's Limbe area in Blantyre District are protesting against a lockdown that will begin on Saturday.The traders have lit bonfires and police are on the ground dispersing them.Local media reports say the traders do not want the...

Malawi supreme court to hear Mutharika’s appeal against vote re-run

Malawi's Supreme Court on Wednesday begins hearing an appeal by President Peter Mutharika against the re-run of an election in which he was returned to office last year.The Constitutional Court in February annulled the results of the May 2019...

Malawi Electoral Commission continues with plans for July vote despite coronavirus

Malawi's Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is pushing ahead with voter registration for July’s presidential election re-run, despite a government-ordered suspension because of the coronavirus.Malawi has so far eight confirmed cases of the virus and one death. Health officials...

Malawi VP urges president to move back to capital

Malawi's Vice-President Saulos Chilima has urged President Peter Mutharika to move back the capital, Lilongwe, as opposed to the commercial city of Blantyre to reduce costs.Mr Chilima said the money used by cabinet ministers and the president's staff to...

Malawi’s leading oppositions parties sign pact ahead of vote rerun

Malawi's two main opposition parties have joined forces in an effort to defeat the country's president in a re-run of last year's annulled presidential election.President Peter Mutharika won last year's election with just over a third of the votes...
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Lesotho 1st lady rearrested for murder of ex-PM Thabane’s wife

Police in Lesotho have arrested the country's former first lady, Maesaiah Thabane, this follows the revocation of her bail...
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UN says Libya warring sides agree to peace talks

Libya’s warring parties have agreed to restart ceasefire talks, the United Nations mission to the country said late on Monday after weeks of intense...

Zimbabwe summons US envoy over White House adviser’s comment on George Floyd

Zimbabwe has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Harare to a meeting over comments by a White House official suggesting Zimbabwe is among “foreign adversaries”...

Dozens killed in armed attacks in Burkina Faso

An armed group in Burkina Faso attacked a cattle market and a humanitarian convoy, killing at least 35 people, the government said on Sunday.Twenty-five...

Dambe Photo Walk – by Michaela Moye

There is really no way to prepare for the noise from the arena’s various music spots. Several speakers are mounted. Two distinct sets of...