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Over 1.85 million people affected by cyclone in Mozambique ―UN

Over 1.85 million people have now been affected by Cyclone Idai and its aftermath in Mozambique alone, United Nations humanitarian agency OCHA said on Tuesday, as aid workers raced to fathom the scale of the disaster and determine what help is most urgently needed. “Some will be in critical, life-threatening situations. Some will sadly have […]
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‘At least 100 missing’ in Zimbabwe after cyclone

At least 100 people are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai which has lashed Mozambique, a local lawmaker said Saturday. Thousands of people have been affected, power cut off and major bridges flooded in parts of the Manicaland province which borders Mozambique. “The information we have […]
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Under-fire Malawi president unveils probe into albino killings

Under-fire Malawi president unveils probe into albino killings

Malawi’s president, Peter Mutharika, on Friday appointed a commission of inquiry to probe a spate of attacks, abductions and killings of people with albinism. The panel, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Robert Chinangwa, will submit its report to Mutharika by April 30, the president’s office said. The announcement came after mounting criticism of Mutharika […]
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Buy vote, get 5 years imprisonment

Just for illustration: Voters queue to vote Vote buying is not a menace only to Nigeria’s electoral process but also to that of Malawi, necessitating a law proscribing it and fixing five-year jail term for offenders.The law had banned politicians using cash payments and other incentives to buy support ahead of

Malawi’s Vice president sets up own party, attacks President

Malawi’s Vice president sets up own party, attacks President

Malawi’s vice-president Saulos Chilima, has set up his own political party on Saturday to run against the government in elections next year, persisting in his public attack on President Peter Mutharika’s cabinet. Chilima, 45, was handpicked Mutharika to run alongside him in 2014 on the Democratic People’s Party ticket. But Chilima quit the DPP last […] …

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