The people of Malawi fought hard to oust Peter Mutharika but Lazarus Chakwera who benefited from this movement has resorted to nepotism in appointments.
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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].
Reorganised due to irregularities, Malawi’s election runoff has concluded with the victory of the opposition. Incumbent Peter Mutharika conceded defeat.
Killing of 2 Zimbabweans by Chinese man over pay rehashes concerns of Chinese racial prejudice and impunity in Africa enabled by corrupt African regimes.
Malawi’s Electoral Commission said it was confident Tuesday’s presidential rerun will be free of irregularities. But violence has flared ahead of the polls.
Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza has died. Suspected of dying from COVID-19, official government statement says he died of heart attack.
In a twist of events Nkurunziza who scrapped term limits in 2018 opted not to run. However, the ruling party candidate has now won Presidential election.
HRW has asked Uganda’s Public Prosecutions Director to release of homeless youth arrested on grounds of breaking COVID-19 lockdown laws.
Ibrahimo Abu Mbaruco is a Mozambican journalist missing since April 7, 2020. HRW urges government to investigate his disappearance, security forces’ role.