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AFRICA: Donor fatigue forces WFP to cut refugee rations | IRIN Africa

JOHANNESBURG, 19 June 2012 (IRIN) – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has halved food rations to refugees living in camps in at least four African countries citing a funding shortfall. The cuts have already affected 16,000 refugees in Malawi’s Dzaleka camp who have been on half rations since March, while a further 120,000 refugees in Uganda began receiving half ...

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Malawi’s new president sacks police chief | guardian.co.uk

Joyce Banda is southern Africa’s first female head of state and only the second on the continent in modern times Malawi’s new president has wasted no time in sacking the country’s police chief in a move described by observers as the start of a “cleanup” of the old guard. Human rights groups welcomed the decision by Joyce Banda, who succeeded ...

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Malawi: Former Attorney General returned to prison despite bail order | Amnesty International

The Malawian authorities must comply immediately with a court order to free former Attorney General Ralph Kasambara on bail, Amnesty International said after he was rearrested on Wednesday night, just hours after his release from detention. Ralph Kasambara was first arrested on Monday after a scuffle broke out when a group of five men allegedly attempted to petrol bomb his ...

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Malawi: Arab Spring Spreading South of the Sahara? | Global Voices

t’s winter in Africa, south of the Equator, but the temperature in Malawi feels more like Spring – particularly that of the recent Arab pedigree. The Malawian air is rife with tension and anxiety over what is expected to be a clash between civil society and the Malawi government on Wednesday July 20, 2011. Civil society activists have set that ...

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