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Malawi President Mutharika appeals ruling overturning his election victory

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika and the country’s electoral commission have formally filed an appeal against a court ruling that overturned Mutharika’s narrow election victory last year.

Earlier this week, the Constitutional Court annulled the vote held last May that returned Mutharika to power as president. It cited “widespread, systematic and…

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South African auctioneer arrested for selling animals from area hit by foot and mouth

An auctioneer had been arrested on suspicion of violating a ban on selling animals from an area affected by foot and mouth disease in South Africa’s Limpopo province, the agricultural department said on Wednesday.

The viral disease, which causes lesions and lameness in cattle and sheep, was detected for a second time in November after a previous…

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Mozambique drops court appeals to extradite ex-minister from South Africa

Mozambique on Monday withdrew appeals against a South African court decision not to extradite its former finance minister, Manuel Chang, wanted in relation to a $2 billion debt scandal that plunged his country’s economy into crisis.

Chang, who denies wrongdoing, was arrested in South Africa in December at the request of the United States while…

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Namibia amends penalties relating to wildlife crimes

Namibia had set up new and stricter laws pertaining to wildlife crimes, to curb the influx of these crimes, the Namibian Police said on Monday.

Namibian Police deputy commissioner Kauna Shikwambi said the illegal hunting of rhinos and elephants, upon conviction may face a fine up to 25 million Namibian dollars (previously 200,000 Namibian dollars,…

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