Malawi: Police Close Roads During Election Case Verdict

[VOA] Blantyre -Police in Malawi have announced the closure Monday of roads leading to the High Court in the capital, Lilongwe, where judges of the country’s Constitutional Court are expected to deliver the verdict in a case challenging a vote last year that reelected incumbent President Peter Mutharika.

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Ethiopia: Opposition Arrested as Internet Block Continues in Western Oromia

[Addis Standard] Amnesty International said it has confirmed that at least 75 supporters of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) were arrested over the weekend from various places in different parts of Oromia Regional State, as Ethiopian authorities intensify the crackdown on dissenting political views ahead of the general elections.

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Tanzania: Chadema Insists It Didn’t Breach Peace

[Daily News] NO-ONE was offended by utterances given by leaders of Chadema when winding up a campaign for a by-election of Kinondoni Constituency in February 2018, a defence witness told the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

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