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Maalim says bloc ‘not powerless about South Sudan’

Posted by admin on May 31, 2014

Maalim says bloc ‘not powerless about South Sudan’

With the growing threat of terrorism in Kenya, humanitarian needs in South Sudan and Somalia, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has been criticised as a mere talk shop.

Mutharika’s triumph ended convoluted charade

Posted by admin on May 31, 2014

Mutharika’s triumph ended convoluted charade

The announcement late Friday that opposition candidate Peter Mutharika had won Malawi’s disputed presidential vote ended a convoluted charade that had left the country’s electorate on tenterhooks for days.

Malawi’s new president sworn in after disputed elections

Posted by admin on May 31, 2014

Malawi’s new president sworn in after disputed elections

Peter Mutharika was sworn in Saturday as Malawi’s new president after his arch-rival and predecessor Joyce Banda congratulated him and urged the country to move on from the disputed vote.

Malawi’s Joyce Banda concedes defeat in presidential election

Posted by admin on May 31, 2014

Malawi’s Joyce Banda concedes defeat in presidential election

Malawian President Joyce Banda on Saturday congratulated her arch-rival Peter Mutharika for winning the country’s presidential election, whose result she had initially challenged.

Mutharika wins Malawi’s disputed presidential vote

Posted by admin on May 31, 2014

Mutharika wins Malawi’s disputed presidential vote

Democratic Progressive Party leader Peter Mutharika was declared the winner of Malawi’s disputed presidential election on Friday after defeating President Joyce Banda.

Two killed in CAR capital amid rise in violence

Posted by admin on May 30, 2014

Two killed in CAR capital amid rise in violence

Two people were killed during anti-government protests in the Central African Republic on Friday, following a wave of clashes across the capital Bangui.

Tripoli’s liberators become residents’ oppressors

Posted by admin on May 30, 2014

Tripoli’s liberators become residents’ oppressors

Residents of the Libyan capital have complained that the armed groups they hailed as liberators for toppling Muammar Gadaffi have become their oppressors.

AU launches drive against child brides

Posted by admin on May 30, 2014

AU launches drive against child brides

The African Union, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Unicef have launched a two-year campaign to end child marriages in 10 African countries.

Sudan army claims siege on SPLM stronghold

Posted by admin on May 30, 2014

Sudan army claims siege on SPLM stronghold

The Sudanese national army announced it had besieged the SPLM-North rebels’ military headquarters in the Kauda area of south Kordofan’s troubled region

Malawi election results out today

Posted by admin on May 29, 2014

Malawi election results out today

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has abandoned the decision to recount ballots cast in the presidential election and will proceed to announce the results of the election on Friday.