Malawi’s Chakwera has vowed a crackdown on the last administration’s corruption. President Chakwera made controversial appointments when he took power.
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Mnangagwa who came to power in Zimbabwe through coup has paid lip service to democracy. The UN is warning his regime is using COVID-19 to clamp down.
Mugabe’s land re-distribution in Zimbabwe was a disaster because those who received land could not run farms. Mnangagwa may be replicating this disaster.
Sudan is having a hard time making a democratic transition ever since Bashir was toppled. The U.S. is moving to stop Russia from derailing this process.
From VOA: Police in Malawi have arrested a bodyguard of former President Peter Mutharika for allegedly helping
Mali’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, is yet to escape the pressure on him to resign. The opposition has rejected all his recent concessions.
Malians recently took to the streets to ask President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign. Clashes with authorities Friday led to one dead.
The people of Malawi fought hard to oust Peter Mutharika but Lazarus Chakwera who benefited from this movement has resorted to nepotism in appointments.
A Zimbabwean man shot by a Chinese national over pay dispute has asked for compensation as he fears he has become crippled for life.
Birgit Schwarz [talked to HWR]…about whether the election of a new government and Nkurunziza’s death could finally lead to democratic change in [Burundi].