Hastings Banda

By benim
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Nov 8th, 2012
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By Hannah Gibson, Africa Research Institute In 1966, two years after gaining independence from Britain, Malawi was declared a republic. For the next 28 years Hastings Banda led the country, and the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) was the sole legally recognised party. The authoritarian regime passed nume...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 27th, 2012
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Blantyre – Former Malawi president Bakili Muluzi is seeking compensation from the government after he was accused four years ago of plotting a coup against his successor, his lawyer on said Thursday. Muluzi has accused the government of defamation and false arrest and imprisonment over the plot...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 20th, 2012
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Blantyre – About 2 000 Malawian women on Friday staged a protest against attacks on trouser-wearing women, who were stripped in the streets this week by a gang of unemployed youths and sidewalk vendors. “We have to say no to abuse against women. We have to fight for women’s rights,&...
By benim
In East Africa
May 25th, 2011
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Blantyre – Malawi’s local elections will only be held in 2014, the electoral commission said on Wednesday, after an embezzlement scandal forced the government to scrap the polls that had been planned for last month. A brief statement by the commission’s chairperson Anastasia Msosa s...
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In East Africa
Jan 27th, 2011
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Blantyre – Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika has signed a new law that allows his information minister to ban publications deemed “contrary to the public interest”, an official said on Wednesday. “The amendment to the penal code amendment bill of 2009 has been assented to....