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Peter Mutharika reelected in a dramatic election in Malawi



PRESIDENT Peter Mutharika has been reelected in a dramatic and closely contested election in Malawi.
The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declared Mutharika, 78, as the winner having received 38.67%  of the total votes cast.
The announcement follows the decision by the High Court in Lilongwe to vacate an injunction sought by one of the main political parties, Malawi Congress Party (MCP), stopping the election from going ahead with the election results.
The injunction was obtained on Saturday, compelling the electoral body not to announce results of some districts, citing irregularities like differences in the number of votes cast as compared to registered voters.
However, in his ruling, Judge Charles Mkandawire said renounced the injunction saying the respondent; MEC is bound by law to announce results within a specific time frame.
“On the stay order that this court had granted, it should be noted that after
hearing the arguments from both sides,  the court has appreciated and is satisfied that the said stay order should be discharged.
“The court is very much aware that the respondent is mandated by section 99 of the Parliamentary and Presidential Act to finalise its processes within the timeframe prescribed therein. I therefore order that the respondent is at liberty to proceed with the processes so that it complies with the said Act,” ruled judge Mkandawire.
MCP president, Lazarus Chakwera has has come second with 35.41 while the former vice president, Saulos Chilima of the UTM received 20.24% of the votes cast.
These translate to 1,781,740 votes for Chakwera, 1,018,369 for Chilima and Mutharika’s 1,940,709.
“I congratulate the president elect and his vice. You have been elected by the people of Malawi. I urge you to not betray the trust of Malawians. For those who have not made it today I say this is the decision of the majority of Malawians,” said MEC Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah during the announcement.
Meanwhile, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters have  started celebrations in Blantyre.
In a related development, a court seating 300 plus kilometres away in Blantyre was hearing a case where the UTM was seeking the nullification of the tripartite elections.
So far, Police have arrested 34 people in relation to political violence registered in the central region districts over the weekend.


Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba is in the USA and was received by Arizona State Senator 




ZAMBIA’S Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba is in Phoenix, Arizona in the USA.

He is among Ambassadors drawn from the United Nations in New York and Geneva, as delegates to a high-level policy Conference on family matters.

Mr. Mwamba was received by the President Pro Tempore and State Senator of Arizona State, His Excellency Eddie Farnsworth, his spouse Jane.

The high level Conference is organized by Family Watch International.

This is according to press statement issued by
Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary (Press and Tourism) at Zambia Embassy in Addis Ababa,
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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Kakoma Kanganja warns people against arming themselves ahead of the forthcoming by-elections



INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned people against arming themselves with guns and other offensive weapons ahead of the forthcoming by-elections.

In a statement, Kanganja said the police Will also conduct random searches on persons and vehicles for offensive weapons during the Chilubi parliamentary by-elections campaigns as well as other ward by elections in Nachikungu, Kakwacha, and Kaande wards in Southern and Western Provinces.

He said the Zambia Police Service is ready to police the elections and has done all the necessary preparations to ensure that peaceful elections.

“As Zambia Police service, we shall be firm on the ground and shall not tolerate any disorderly conduct before, during and after the elections. My appeal therefore is for all leaders of all political parties taking part in the elections to advise their supporters to conduct their political activities in a peaceful manner,” Kanganja said.

He said enough police officers will be deployed to provide security and ensure that law and order prevails.

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Africa must be given two seats and power of veto in the UN Security Council



MINISTER of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Joseph Malanji has called on Africa to ensure that the demand for two permanent seats, with power of veto, was given to Africa in the United Nations Security Council during the on-going UN reforms.

Speaking on behalf of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Joseph Malanji in Senegal during a Ministerial Meeting of the Committee of Ten, Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba said it was imperative the UN security council as the pioneer of governance systems, reflected the needs and interests of both developing and developed countries in an rational and non-selective manner.

Ambassador Mwamba said Zambia supported the AU position on the need for Africa to have representation on the UN Security Council and further called on the C10 to continue to hold consultations with Member states and interest groups in an effort to achieve a comprehensive reform of the Council.

The Ministerial meeting of the Committee of ten which has since came to an end reiterated the importance for African countries to stay united on the reform of the United Nations Security Council, and speak with one voice to support the African union position, which calls for the allocation of two seats in the permanent category with its prerogative and privileges including the right to Veto, and two additional seats in the non-permanent category on the Security council.

The meeting further recommended that African countries must include the Common African position on the reform of the UN Security Council in their respective Foreign Policy priorities.

Zambia is amongst other African Countries under the African Union Committee of 10 {C-10} that have reaffirmed their cooperation and commitment towards the reform of the United Nations Security Council.

The C10 is a committee set up by the AU with mandate to canvass the African position on the United Nations Security council-UNSC- reform with a demand for Africa to be given two permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council and three other non permanent seats.

This is according to press statement issued by Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary-Press& Tourism at Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


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Meet the Farmes Summit 2020


09 Aug 2020, 5:32 AM (GMT)

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