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Any changes in the voting system will represent the biggest overhaul of the country’s electoral system since it became a multiparty state in the mid 1990s

Malawi’s plans for major electoral reform are way overdue

Tuesday 28 March 2017 06:54

Malawi is set for a major overhaul of its winner-takes-all electoral system with far-reaching implications for the country, if ongoing efforts to reform the system bear fruit.

Malawi’s plans for major electoral reform are way overdue

Tuesday 28 March 2017 06:54

Malawi is set for a major overhaul of its winner-takes-all electoral system with far-reaching implications for the country, if ongoing efforts to reform the system bear fruit.

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31 Islamist Al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Monday 27 March 2017 14:06

Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist Al Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday.

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Court stops Zimbabwe’s First Lady’s eviction of villagers

Monday 27 March 2017 08:53

The High Court Judge has interdicted Zimbabwe government authorities from harassing villagers at a farm that First Lady Grace Mugabe wants to turn into a wildlife park.

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Lesotho's AD refutes allegations over Bidvest deal

Sunday 26 March 2017 20:49

Lesotho opposition party says it does not believe SADC Facilitator Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should be blamed for Lesotho awarding a multibillion rand fleet management contract to BidVest.

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Six aid workers killed in an ambush in South Sudan, U.N. says

Sunday 26 March 2017 20:17

Six aid workers were killed in an ambush in South Sudan on Saturday while travelling from the capital Juba to the town of Pibor.

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56 jail terms for Egypt migrant shipwreck

Sunday 26 March 2017 15:07

An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 migrants in September, judicial officials said.

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East African regional group agrees to a trust fund to reform Somalia

Sunday 26 March 2017 06:58

East African regional grouping, the Intergovernmental Authority and Development, has agreed to create a trust fund for the reconstruction of Somalia.

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Thousands of protesters call for Guinea Bissau leader to quit

Saturday 25 March 2017 21:07

Thousands of protesters in Guinea Bissau's capital on Saturday demanded President Jose Mario Vaz step down to resolve a political crisis that has paralysed the coup-prone West African country.

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IGAD leaders tackle the Somali refugee’s crisis

Saturday 25 March 2017 16:37

 Leaders from the East African regional bloc IGAD will on Saturday hold a special summit on Somali refugees in Nairobi.

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Central Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush

Saturday 25 March 2017 16:20

Militia fighters in central Democratic Republic of Congo decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush, local officials said on Saturday.

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