Families of former death-row inmates to share their stories as Malawi joins the observation of World Day Against the Death Penalty

  By Duncan Mlanjira A number of activities have been organised by Malawian capital punishment campaigners, Reprieve in observing the 17th World Day Against the Death Penalty scheduled for Zomba Prison where children and families of former death-row inmates, as well as former death-row inmates themselves will share their stories. Celebrated under the theme, ‘Children, Unseen Victims’, the World Day Against the Death Penalty, observer on October 10, every year with a sole purpose of campaigning for the complete…

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IPID probes shooting of two cops suspected of KwaZulu-Natal post office robbery

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) launched an investigation into the shooting of two KwaZulu-Natal police officers who were accused of robbing a post office. “IPID are currently at the scene. This is a developing story. Nobody is arrested (sic),” IPID spokesperson Sontaga Seisa said on Thursday. According to police, the officers – a male sergeant and female constable – were spotted by a team that included the Hawks, National Intervention Unit and others while conducting operations in the…

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Britain ‘may well’ leave EU with no-deal, says Health Secretary Matt Hancock

The health secretary tells Sky News “we’ve got to get Brexit done” as the Conservative Party conference began in Manchester. Britain “may well” leave the EU without a deal, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News. He insisted “we’ve got to get Brexit done” on 31 October, repeating the Conservatives’ key message at the start of their party conference in Manchester. The cabinet minister admitted changing his mind on the scenario, having previously said when he was running…

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Cause of Robert Mugabe death revealed

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe had advanced cancer, and had to be taken off chemotherapy treatment because it was no longer effective, before he died, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed. Hinting on the possible cause of Mugabe’s death for the first time, Mnangagwa said he intended to visit the former leader in Singapore, where he had been receiving treatment, after the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad), which was held in Yokohama, Japan, last month. Mnangagwa said this…

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World Bank Approves $57 Million Equivalent in Support of Mozambique and Malawi Regional Interconnector Project

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2019— The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group today approved a total of $57 million equivalent for the Mozambique-Malawi Regional Interconnector Project. The project will interconnect the Mozambique and Malawi transmission systems to enable both countries to engage in bilateral and regional power trade in the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). Of this amount, Mozambique will receive $42 million equivalent as an International Development Association (IDA) grant. Malawi will receive a $15 million…

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South Africa: Man, 20, Charged With Murder of Ukzn Student Sinethemba Ndlovu

A man who was arrested in connection with the murder of University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) student Sinethemba Ndlovu is expected to apply for bail next week, according to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The accused appeared in the Msinga Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on a charge of murder. KZN NPA spokesperson Natasha Kara told News24 that the case was postponed to October 2 for the bail application. She added that the State would oppose the accused’s release on bail….

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Mugabe’s body moved to rural home ahead of weekend burial

The remains of Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe who died early this month, have been moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of burial expected this weekend, his family said Friday. After weeks of wrangling between government and his family over the final resting place for the country’s founding leader, the Mugabes have opted to entomb him at his birth place and rural home, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) west of the capital Harare. The body was…

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Lumumba implores South Africans to live in harmony with the rest of Africa

By Duncan Mlanjira  Staunch Pan-Africanist, Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba from Kenya condemns the xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa and pleaded with them to live in harmony with the foreign nationals in their country, saying Africa is one and each and every country should depend on each other. Lumumba said this at the 2019 Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) annual conference on Saturday at Sun ‘n’ Sand Holiday Resort where he was a guest speaker, saying…

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