Pac backs Cama demos

Influential quasi-religious grouping, the Public Affairs Committee (Pac), is backing the Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) on its plans to hold a second round of mass demonstrations in the country against President Joyce Banda's economic ....

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Malawi crumbling around helpless Joyce Banda

Malawi President Joyce Banda is going ahead to attend a summit in Equatorial Guinea, leaving behind a country that has been paralysed by an unfolding industrial action which started with civil servants in the Malawi ....

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Human Rights Commission hails peaceful protests

Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has commended the police, the government and demonstrators for ensuring that the January 17 anti-government protests over the rising cost of living were peaceful. The Commission said the peaceful demonstrations ....

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Police tighten security after demo

The police will continue monitoring and patrolling the three major cities for the next three days after the street demonstrations. Southern region police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa said the move is aimed at preventing some criminals ....

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Govt will ‘try’ respond to demo petition, says Kunkuyu

Government will try to respond to issues raised in a seven point petition presented by organizers of protests on Thursday, Minister of information and civic education Moses Kunkuyu has said. Some of the issues in ....

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January 17 protests: Riot police deployed but protests go on peacefully

Heavily armed riot police were deployed on the streets of Malawi's major cities on Thursday as the government braced for protests against tough reforms designed to right the economy and win back investors. The protests ....

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January 17 protesters deliver petition without major incidents

Malawian consumers are today protesting against high cost of living but quietly and silently unlike the previous demonstrations on July 20, 2011 that led to 20 deaths. In Lilongwe, where the police only allowed four ....

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Malawi protest chairman met Peoples Party guru before resigning, allegedly was bribed

Chairman of a national protest movement in Malawi has pulled out of planned demonstrations amid accusations he has been bribed to call off the event. The national protests are aimed at Malawi President Joyce Banda’s ....

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Rastafarian community against Jan 17 demos, denies bribe from organizers

There growing calls for the organizers of the January 17 demonstrations to cancel their plans to protect lives of people and property. The Consumers Association of Malawi is organizing the demonstrations against the rising cost ....

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Kasambara snubs Kachali on Kapito arrest

Malawi’s Minister of Justice Ralph Kasambara on Tuesday dismissed Vice President Khumbo Kachali’s call to revive a police case involving leading consumer rights activist John Kapito. Kapito is the man behind the January 17 mass ....

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