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Malawi protesters padlock offices of election commission

Malawi protesters padlocked electoral commission offices on Thursday in a new bid to force the panel's chief to quit after a top court overturned last May's presidential elections.The Constitutional Court on February 3 annulled results that declared President Peter...

Malawi’s president loses bid to challenge election annulment

The Constitutional Court in Malawi has rejected an appeal, brought by President Peter Mutharika and Malawi’s electoral commission, to suspend the judgement it made last week annulling May's presidential election.The court also dismissed the electoral body's claim that another...

Malawi President appeals ruling overturning his election victory

Malawi’s president and electoral commission on Friday filed appeals against this week’s court ruling that nullified last year’s presidential election and ordered a new vote within 150 days because of widespread irregularities.President Peter Mutharika earlier this week indicated he...

Former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh’s home gutted by fire

Gambian ex-president Yahya Jammeh's palatial country residence, where he allegedly administered a self-invented Aids cure, has been partially "gutted by fire", the West African state's army said on Thursday.Located in Jammeh's home village of Kanilai in western Gambia, his...

Guinea’s Conde unbending in plan to hold disputed referendum

Guinea’s president is sticking with the plan to revise the West African country’s constitution, as he moves on with preparation for a referendum next month, a move that threatened to further inflame political tensions after a series of deadly...

Malawi’s Mutharika to appeal court ruling overturning election result

Malawi’s presidency on Wednesday said it would appeal a court ruling overturning the election result that returned Peter Mutharika to power, saying that it cannot be allowed to stand.Presidential spokesman Mgeme Kalirani said the presidency had assembled papers for...

How Malawi brave judges rejected a second-rate election

Opposition supporters in Malawi have been celebrating after a panel of five top judges annulled the results of last May's flawed presidential election.The vote will now have to be re-run within the next five months. But it is set...

Malawi court agrees with opposition nullifies presidential election result

Malawi constitutional court nullifies election result, rules that President Peter Mutharika was not duly elected as president of Malawi, orders fresh elections in 151 days.The court also criticised the conduct of the country's electoral body in managing the elections...

All eyes on Malawi constitutional court as judgement day finally arrives

Malawians are anxiously awaiting a ruling from the constitutional court on an appeal against the election results in May that saw President Peter Mutharika returned to office with 38.6% of the vote.The losing candidates alleged that the electoral process,...

Malawi court set to deliver judgement on alleged electoral fraud

Malawi's constitutional court will rule on Monday on whether to annul controversial poll results that saw the re-election of President Peter Mutharika, a verdict widely expected to stoke turmoil.The case has gripped the southern African nation and kept Malawians...
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