[VOA] Foreign observers of Malawi’s presidential, parliamentary and local elections issued a preliminary assessment Thursday, saying that although the process was peaceful, it lacked a level playing field.
[Monitor] Uganda has been listed among 12 African states that have in the last one and a half decades been adopting laws aimed at constraining the operations of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) as part of what is described as a broader strategy by African governments to narrow space for democratic activity.
[Nyasa Times] Government has said business will go-on as usual on polling day next Tuesday but has quickly appealed to the citizenry to go and cast their votes en masse.
HIS FISTS clenched on the tabletop, Bon Kalindo, an opposition MP, leans forward conspiratorially to list the magical properties of albino body parts. Place the fibula of one under a bottle of Coke and it will fizz manically, until the top pops off. Pass it in front of a torch and the light will go out.
[The New Humanitarian] Macomia/Mozambique -The needs of stricken communities are becoming evident in northern Mozambique and the Comoros islands in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, with at least 45,000 homes destroyed and residents in remote rural areas urgently requiring food, water, shelter, and electricity.
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government says a vaccine against malaria could be a vital new tool in the fight against the debilitating illness as the Ministry of Health starts immunising children in the world’s first large-scale pilot of RTS, S — the candidate vaccine that is furthest along in development –from April 23 2019.
JULIETA MUSSACA and her two children survived on coconuts knocked from trees by the storm and a bag of rice left soggy from the floods. After Tropical Cyclone Idai hurtled into Mozambique’s coast on March 14th, and a deluge of floodwaters followed, little was left of her village in Buzi district
[New Zimbabwe] A local financial institution has pledged to build classroom blocks as well as fund the education of children affected by tropical Cyclone Idai.
[Nyasa Times] Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has questioned the credibility and integrity of the presidential commission of inquiry into attacks, abductions and killings of persons with albinism (PWAs).
[The Conversation Africa] Tropical cyclone Idai has made headlines across southern Africa throughout the month of March. Lingering in the Mozambique Channel at tropical cyclone intensity for six days, the storm made landfall in Beira, Mozambique in the middle of the month, then tracked in a westerly direction until its dissipation.