[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.
[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.
[VOA] Sierra Leone will hold a runoff presidential election in two weeks after the country’s 16 candidates failed to clinch the 55 percent of votes necessary to win in the first round.
[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.
[VOA] Freetown – Sierra Leone will hold a runoff presidential election in two weeks after the country’s 16 candidates failed to clinch the 55 percent of votes necessary to win in the first round.
[News24Wire] The EFF has already raised objections to the much-anticipated state capture inquiry even though it could be months before it kicks off.
[Premium Times] An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has affirmed the decision of the Senate to reject Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
[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.
[New Zimbabwe] Victims and activists have approached the Bulawayo High Court to compel former president Robert Mugabe and incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa to release the findings of the commission of inquiry into the Gukurahundi atrocities.
[The Conversation Africa] Ghanaians are flocking to the courts at a much higher rate than before.