Malawi: Public Appointments Committee Recommends New Electoral Commission

[Nyasa Times] Chairperson of the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament, Collins Kajawa has told reporters that the final report on the committee’s inquiry into the competency of the commissioners of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has been sent to the President Peter Mutharika for further action.

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Félix Tshisekedi has accomplished little in Congo

THERE WAS supposed to be a big party on January 24th. It was going to cost $6m and celebrate the first anniversary of Félix Tshisekedi’s inauguration as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The government presents this as Congo’s first ever peaceful handover of power

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Nigeria: How Country is Preparing for Coronavirus

[The Conversation Africa] The number of reported cases and deaths of coronavirus is doubling every couple of days, and patients have now been reported from many Asian countries, as well as the Middle East, Europe, Australia and the US. The Conversation Africa asked Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu for a run down on what preparations have been put in place in Nigeria in the event of cases being detected in the country.

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Malawi: Court Quashes Warrant Which Led to Arrest of Mpinganjira

[Nyasa Times] A Magistrate Court in Zomba on Wednesday late night quashed an arrest warrant obtained by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) from Lilongwe Magistrate Court against prominent businessman Thomson Mpinganjira, owner of FDH Bank over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.

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