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Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationMalawiNews

Malawi: The Internet Should Stay On to Help Ensure a Free and Fair Election in Malawi

Over the weekend, Director General of the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Godfrey Itaye, called a meeting in Blantyre to take place at 17h30 on Saturday, 18 May 2019.  The meeting’s pressing action item: discussing the government’s attempt to shutdown access to phones, WhatsApp, and other social media sites during…
Staff Writer
21 May 2019
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationMalawiMozambiqueNews

The Internet Shutdowns Cast Doubt on Election Integrity: Malawi and Mozambique Should Not Repeat Benin’s Mistake

By: Tyler Walton (SALC Fellow) On Sunday 28 April, starting at around midnight, people in Benin were unable to access social media sites and apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Telegram, and Viber.  The partial shutdown was followed by a complete internet shutdown on major internet service providers, including Spacetel,…
Staff Writer
20 May 2019
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsZimbabwe

SALC in the News: It is a tragedy that Zimbabweans outside the country will not vote on 30 July

Daily Maverick Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh & Gabriel Shumba On 30 May 2018, the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court in Shumba and others v Minister of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs & others ruled that Zimbabweans outside the country could not participate in elections and in particular in the harmonised elections scheduled to take place…
Staff Writer
4 Jun 2018
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsZimbabwe

NEWS RELEASE: ZIMBABWE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT DISMISSES CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE TO THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF ZIMBABWEANS IN THE DIASPORA

On May 30, 2018, The Zimbabwe Constitutional Court handed down judgment in Gabriel Shumba & Others v Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs & Others. The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) together with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) supported three members of the Zimbabwe Diaspora to challenge the…
Staff Writer
1 Jun 2018
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIMBABWEANS HAVE BEEN RETURNING HOME IN DROVES

The Citizen The government is also considering ways to allow its expats to vote in elections. African News Agency reports that formerly exiled Zimbabweans have been returning home in droves since the ousting of former president Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is also considering ways to enable millions…
Staff Writer
28 Apr 2018
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationZimbabwe

SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIM ELECTIONS – SALC CONDEMNS ARREST OF TOP LAWYER

The Mail & Guardian The Southern Africa Litigation Centre has criticised the arrest of MDC parliamentary candidate Arnold Tsunga and 50 supporters. “The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) condemns the arrest of MDC  parliamentary candidate Arnold Tsunga and 50 supporters on 20 July 2013, and the banning of a political…
Staff Writer
23 Nov 2013