MALAWIAN OPPOSITION LEADER WINS HISTORIC ELECTION RERUN

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By Alex Pollock Lazarus Chakwera was sworn in as Malawi’s new president Sunday [28 June] after the announcement the previous night that he had won the southern African country’s rerun elections. Mr Chakwera is Malawi’s sixth president after winning the historic election held last week, the first time a court-overturned vote in Africa has resulted…

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MALAWIESE HOF VERKLAAR MUTHARIKA SE HERVERKIESING NIETIG EN GEE OPDRAG VIR NUWE VERKIESING

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3 Februarie was ’n geskiedkundige dag in Malawi, toe ’n paneel van vyf regters van die hooggeregshof uitspraak gelewer het en die herverkiesing van die sittende president, Peter Mutharika, nietig verklaar het en opdrag gegee het dat ’n nuwe verkiesing binne 150 dae gehou moet word. Regters het bevind dat die verkiesing gekenmerk is deur…

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MALAWI COURT QUASHES MUTHARIKA’S RE-ELECTION AND ORDERS FRESH VOTING

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The 3rd of February was a historic day in Malawi as a five-judge panel of the High Court delivered its judgment and nullified the re-election of sitting president, Peter Mutharika, calling for a fresh round of voting within 150 days. Judges found that the elections were characterised by massive irregularities which seriously compromised their results….

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DEVASTATION ACROSS THREE COUNTRIES IN CYCLONE IDAI’S WAKE

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By Donnelly McCleland More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique, while scores have been killed and more than 150 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe. The city of Beira in central Mozambique bore Cyclone Idai’s full wrath on Thursday [14 March] before the storm barrelled on…

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