Malawi: Opposition Leader Chakwera Leads in Opinion Polls

[Nyasa Times] With a month left until fresh presidential elections, opinion polls by Afrobaromete suggest that Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party alliance presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera would win the ballot, but MCP has said it will not be complacent.

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South Africa: Dealing With Depression and Anxiety During Lockdown

[News24Wire] The two-week extension of what would have been a three-week lockdown could be a daunting reality for some as they are confined to their houses, unable to see loved ones, or interact with the outside world. This is especially so for people who suffer with mental health issues.

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Africa: ‘Conflict is Like a Cough, If You Don’t Treat the Root Cause, It Comes Back’

[allAfrica] Nairobi – With the ongoing conflicts in Cameroon, Somalia, Nigeria, the Sahel and Mozambique, peace on the continent may seem elusive, but Nigerian-based JOY ADA ONYESOH, president of the International Board President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), is convinced that the continent’s peacebuilding goals can be achieved if women and men work together.

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Sudan: Protesters in Khartoum Demand Justice for Massacre Victims

[VOA] Khartoum -Thousands of people marched in Khartoum and other Sudanese cities Monday to mark the October 1964 uprising that ended the dictatorship of Ibrahim Aboud. The protesters, however, focused on the present, and made demands that stem from the recent ouster of former leader Omar al-Bashir.

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South Africa: Main Opposition Party Shows Signs of Serious Strain

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, elected a new chairperson of its federal council this past weekend. Its choice – Helen Zille, former leader of the party, and former Premier of the Western Cape province – has sent shock waves through the party.

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