Malawi’s Supreme Court Makes ‘U-turn’ on Death Penalty Ban

BLANTRYE, MALAWI – Malawi’s Supreme Court of Appeal says the death penalty remains constitutional in the southern African country.  The decision reverses a ruling from just four months ago, when the same court abolished the death penalty.  Rights campaigners say the development is disappointing. The ruling in April stemmed from the petition of a convicted […]

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Afghan Refugees Expected in Uganda

KAMPALA – Ugandan officials have confirmed the country will be receiving 145 evacuees from Afghanistan on Sunday. After days of discussion, Uganda has confirmed it will receive evacuees from Afghanistan Sunday. The latest developments come a day after evacuations in Kabul were temporarily halted due to overcrowding at an evacuee receiving center in Qatar. Esther […]

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Malawi Struggles to End Attacks on People With Albinism

BLANTRYE, MALAWI – Police said the death of 21-year-old Ian Muhama in the Kachere area of Blantyre brings the number of albino attacks this year to four — a drop from past years, but still disconcerting. Three victims, including Muhama, have been killed, while another, a baby girl, is missing. James Kadadzera is a spokesperson for […]

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Liquid Oxygen Needed for COVID-19 Patients, Not Carsa

The city of Orlando, Florida has asked its residents to cut back on its use of water for several weeks because of a shortage of liquid oxygen, which is used to purify the water supply. The oxygen shortage is another consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 patients need the oxygen to help them breathe and […]

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Cameroon Military Raids Separatist-Held Roads, Kill Seven Self-proclaimed Separatist Generals

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon says its military has killed seven self-proclaimed separatist generals who blocked traffic for a month on roads in the central African state’s English-speaking western regions. The military says during a two-week operation, it recovered 70 vehicles the fighters had seized from civilians and rescued several women and children held hostage in […]

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