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Malawi’s top court suspends wearing of wigs and gowns

Soaring temperature levels in Malawi has forced the country’s constitutional court to suspend the wearing of traditional white wigs and black robes in the courtroom. Malawi is among several African countries that continue to hold on to a practice of lawyers and judges wearing white wigs and black robes in the courtroom. But heatwave has been sweeping through Malawi, according to reporting by Thomson Reuters Foundation. Temperatures have hit 45 degrees Celsius, according to Malawi’s Department of Meteorological Services. The suspension of the wearing of these traditional attires should help bring…

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100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Young African leaders debate and propose solutions to challenges facing Southern Africa

JOHANNESBURG, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/Asianet-Pakistan — More than 100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 7 – 8 to identify solutions to tough challenges in communities throughout the region by tapping youth innovation and leadership. Young African leaders from 14 countries, including Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe attended the Southern Africa Regional Conference as part of the U.S. government’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share…

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Malawi arrests Nigerian business man at Kamuzu Airport for Foreign exchange fraud

LILONGWE-(AGV)-The Malawi Police at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA). in the capital Lilongwe, on Monday afternoon arrested a 43-year old Nigerian national for attempting to externalize US$7,000 (MK5 million), which was hidden in his hand luggage.   KIA Spokesperson Sapulain Chitonde, identified the suspect as Egemonye Christian Chinedu, holder of a Nigerian Passport number A05010761.   Chinedu was apprehended inside the Departures Lounge at around 13:00 hours, as he waited to board a Nigerian-bound Kenyan Airways flight. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share

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Human Rights OP-ED 

Attacks on human rights activists reach crisis point globally

 Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, warned Amnesty International today as it launched a new global campaign demanding an end to the onslaught of attacks against brave individuals standing up to injustice.   “What we are witnessing today is a full-frontal assault by governments, armed groups, corporations and others with power on the very right to defend human rights. Human rights defenders bear the brunt of this global attack,” said Salil Shetty, the Secretary General…

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Robert Mugabe Southern Africa Southern. Africa Zimbabwe 

Is Zimbabwe’s Economy More Advanced Than ‘Rest of Africa?’

President Robert Mugabe’s comments that Zimbabwe was the next most advanced country after South Africa caused a lot of debate in social media and other social circles. The president admitted that the country was facing economic challenges nonetheless. Today, it is not easy for Zimbabweans and other observers to agree with Mugabe prima facie. It would take a deep analysis not jingoism, for some to eventually realise that he may not have been way off the mark depending on the perspective from which one is looking at. Modern-day judgment of…

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Ivory Malawi Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Malawi: Two South Koreans fined MK2.2 million for attempting to export ivory

LILONGWE- Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate Yona on Wednesday, convicted and fined two South Koreans with MK2.2 million, and in default, two years in jail, with hard labor each, for the illegal possession and attempting to export ivory. The two convicts, identified as Hyun Ku Kim, 60, and Lee Sang Yong aged 65, were on Tuesday arrested at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) for the illegal possession and attempting to export ivory weighing 1.5 kilograms, and valued at MK2 million. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share…

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Mr Evasoni Loki Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Ending Avoidable Blindness in Malawi

On Monday 13 March, Commonwealth Day, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO, daughter-in-law of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second and Vice Patron of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, will begin a visit to Malawi to see Trust programmes there. Four out of five people who are blind in Malawi and across the world do not need to be.  Their blindness can be prevented or treated using simple, proven methods.  The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, set up in 2012 to mark and celebrate Her Majesty The…

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albinisms Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Malawi should Step up action to end ritual murders of people with albinism

International Human rights body says Malawian authorities must step up action to protect people with albinism who are being targeted for ritual murders, Amnesty International said today, following another attack in the country’s capital Lilongwe.   According to AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Last night four men attempted to drill through the wall of the home of Gilbert Daire, former president of the Association of the People with Albinism, as he slept. They fled the scene after his neighbours intervened. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share

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Peter Mutharia Decision Makers Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Malawi bucks trend says it will remain in International Criminal Court (ICC)

BLANTYRE: Malawi government to the chagrin of many African Union Members, has received much applause from the international organization for making a decision to remain a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at a time many African countries are withdrawing their membership from the body seen as biased against them. According to the Maravi Post the government officially communicated to bilateral donors and institutions its decision to stay as member of the court on Tuesday. This is seen in many quarters are cowering to donor pressure as the squeeze…

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donald-trump Decision Makers OP-ED 

Global Politics Has Changed After Benefit and Donald Trump, “Africa Leaders are Warned”

Fellow comrades, I have been on the road having no space to contribute to the important issues of our continent and motherland Malawi. On this short note I would like to accuse politicians who when pestered they go on the platform to start roaring as Lions and begin to threaten that they will reveal thieves and corrupt moguls. This is the stupid peak of politics for we listen to them when they lie this way. Recently Malawi vice president Saulos Chilima threatened to reveal the people in construction industry that…

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