United Democratic Front

By IndepthAfrica
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– By Frank Jomo On May 20th this year, the southern African nation of Malawi will go to the polls to elect a president, members of parliament and local government representatives. The forthcoming elections will be the tightest since the introduction of multiparty democracy in 1994 as 12 presidential ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Malawi
Nov 13th, 2012
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Blantyre, Malawi – The son of Malawi’s ex-president Bakili Muluzi on Monday resigned as as economic planning minister after President Joyce Banda said he did not have what it takes to run for the highest office. “It is with enormous regret that I … resign from the post of minister o...
By benim
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Nov 8th, 2012
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Jane Duncan For decades, the ANC has represented the concretisation of significant transformation gains for many South Africans and because of this, mass support for the party has had a rational and objective basis. But this basis is being eroded. It is clear that the ANC does not have a way out of t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 31st, 2012
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By Karen Williams opinion South Africa has celebrated Women’s Month this year in a political climate that is lurching increasingly rightward and threatening to become repressive and authoritarian. The month commemorates the 1956 march on the Union Buildings against the pass laws, and it reminds...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 20th, 2012
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Police in Malawi arrested an opposition leader on Tuesday for the torching of a police station in the capital by anti-government protesters, the second high-profile arrest of a critic of President Bingu wa Mutharika in less than a week. The opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) said the arrest of ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 13th, 2012
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A senior opposition leader in Malawi is accusing President Bingu Wa Mutharika of inciting violence by urging his supporters to “aggressively” defend him from political attacks. Earlier this month, President Mutharika said his supporters should “step in and defend their father” from insults by interna...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 2nd, 2012
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South African activist Vishwas Satgar looks at post-apartheid South Africa 17 years on Red Pepper During the 20th century, South Africa’s national struggle occupied an iconic place in the global political imagination. International opposition to apartheid came together in the heady days of socialist ...
By benim
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Oct 14th, 2011
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Malawi’s opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) is demanding the government arrest Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Bashir arrived in Malawi last night to participate in the 15th Heads of state and government summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which ends ...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2011
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Lilongwe – Malawian opposition on Friday blamed President Bingu wa Mutharika’s “sheer arrogance” for Britain’s decision to suspend budgetary aid to the poor southern African nation. “The President had displayed sheer arrogance by fighting the British who are our major do...