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Malawi's Chakwera pledges graft clampdown in subdued inauguration amid virus

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera pledged to clamp down on corruption on Monday, as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened by a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Chakwera unseated former leader Peter Mutharika in a June 23 re-run election after the 2019 polls were overturned by a court, citing irregularities.

The…

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Cape Town had COVID-19 infections earlier than thought, says health official

The new coronavirus pandemic hit Cape Town much earlier than previously assumed and this helps to explain why South Africa’s main tourist hub now accounts for more than half of all infections and the most deaths, a senior health official said on Thursday.

The rapid spread of COVID-19 in the port city of around 4.5 million people has perplexed…

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Malawi's opposition appears to win presidential election re-run

Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has what appears to be an unassailable lead in a presidential election re-run, with 60% of the vote, according to a tally by state broadcaster MBC on Thursday.

But the electoral commission told journalists that it will take up to two further days to announce the result of the re-run of the May 2019…

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Zimbabwe dismisses rumours of coup, says country stable

Zimbabwe’s National Security Council (NSC) in a maiden news conference on Wednesday accused allies of the late former leader Robert Mugabe and some opposition officials of peddling rumours of an impending military coup and said the country was stable.

Zimbabwe’s worst economic crisis in more than a decade and rising public anger have stoked concern…

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