Malawi: President Banda Gains Support for ‘Fraudulent Election’ Recount

[IPS]Lilongwe -When Malawi’s President Joyce Banda said that last week’s elections were fraudulent and riddled with rampant irregularities, social media went viral calling her a loser. “She is a cry baby,” said one Malawian on Facebook who identified himself as Wellington Phiri.

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Africa: Despite Africa’s Achievements, Poverty ‘Unacceptable – IMF

[AIM]Maputo -The General Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, on Thursday told an international conference in Maputo that “Africa’s achievements are remarkable, and the overall outlook for the continent is optimistic”.

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Football in Saudi Arabia: Where the popular will matters

IN ANY other situation a crowd of thousands of vocal Saudis would be quickly jumped on and quietened by the security forces. Yet week in week out, in stadiums across the kingdom, Saudis cheer on teams such as Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr, both in Riyadh, the capital. “Football has emerged as a rare area for free speech,” says a Saudi professor.Football is the one activity where the royal family can most plainly be swayed by popular pressure.

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