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    Malawi: New President sworn in

    Saturday, May 31st, 2014

    Source: BBC Peter Mutharika has been sworn in as Malawi’s president after the High Court rejected a request for a recount following allegations of

    Malawian president Joyce Banda faces electoral humiliation – and possibly jail

    Friday, May 30th, 2014

    Critics say she was politically naive, failed to deal convincingly with Cashgate corruption scandal, and was too often absent Source: The Guardian (UK) By Godfrey Mapondera in Blantyre and David Smith in Johannesburg I learned that leadership is about falling in love with the people and the people falling in love with you. It is [...]

    O Monitor de Angola: No 2, 2014

    Friday, May 30th, 2014

    O Monitor de Angola aborda política, economia, desenvolvimento, democracia e direitos humanos em Angola. É publicado trimestralmente pela Ação pela África Austral (ACTSA, sigla em inglês). Esta edição cobrirá: Política: Primeiro censo em 44 anos; presidente acusa MPLA por ineficiência; visita do presidente congolês; oposição demanda eleições locais; cresce tensão entre MPLA e UNITA; aquecimento [...]

    Angola Monitor: Issue 2/14

    Friday, May 30th, 2014

    The Angola Monitor covers the politics, economics, development, democracy and human rights of Angola. It is published quarterly by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA). This issue covers: Political News: First census for 44 years, President accuses MPLA of inefficiency, Visit by Congolese President, Opposition call for local elections, MPLA and UNITA tensions increasing, Franco-Angolan relations [...]

    COSATU Statement on Africa day – the struggle continues even at 51 years of the OAU/AU

    Sunday, May 25th, 2014

    Source: COSATU This Sunday marks the 51st anniversary of the OAU/AU, which is the continent’s premiere political body. It was formed in 1963 to advance and champion the cause of Africa’s liberation from colonialism and underdevelopment. COSATU joins the rest of our people on the continent in celebrating the great strides our continent has made [...]

    Swaziland: Chief Justice issues arrest warrant for critical judges

    Monday, May 19th, 2014

    Source: Swazi Media Commentary A newspaper in Swaziland reported on Monday (19 May 2014) that the controversial Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi had issued warrants for the arrest of three High Court Judges because they disagreed with his

    Zimbabwe: lawyers apply to courts for release of voters roll

    Monday, May 19th, 2014

    Source: The Zimbabwean, by Tawanda Majoni A private citizen and constitutional lawyer, Justice Alfred Mavedzenge, on Monday filed a High Court application seeking to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to make the voters’ roll public. The roll has been kept under

    Malawi elections: distrust and uncertainty

    Friday, May 16th, 2014

    Malawi goes to the polls in a climate of distrust and instability Source: The Guardian (UK) Turbulent political environment is unlikely to deliver a robust government ready to implement much-needed reforms Preparations for the general election in Malawi on 20 May have been more organised and transparent than in previous years, due in part to [...]

    Malawi Election 20 May 2014

    Thursday, May 15th, 2014

    Malawi will vote on 20 May in a tripartite election, with elections for President and Deputy President, the National Assembly and local councils. Two of the presidential candidates are the brother and son respectively of previous Presidents. The current

    Invitation to The Trevor Huddleston Centenary Memorial Evening

    Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

    Your invitation to an extraordinary evening with Hugh Masekela and special guest Larry Willis.

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