Malawi:Main Opposition Calls for Poll Chief to Resign

[Nyasa Times] Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has has called on chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Jane Ansah to resign for what it calls failure by the commission to act on reports of violence and intimidation during the campaign period in Tuesday’s by-elections but she has rejected such calls, saying is not stepping down.

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Rwanda:African Union Rallies Members Ahead of Landmark Trade Deal

[New Times] The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has urged African countries to ratify and implement the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, saying it will fast-track the continent’s much-desired economic growth.

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Nigeria:Europe ‘Alarmed’ Over Persistent Farmer-Herder Conflict

[Daily Trust] The Heads of Mission of the European Union Members States in Abuja have expressed alarm over the persistent violent clashes between farmers and herdsmen, which have resulted in scores of death and destruction of properties.

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Africa:Disabled People in Africa Get a Raw Deal. What’s Been Done to Fix This

[The Conversation Africa] The African Commission has drafted a new protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights that emphasises the importance of the right of people with disability to have equal recognition before the law. It also provides for a range of rights, including the right to education, personal liberty, political participation and the right to live in the community.

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