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A “Gang of Three”, the “Midnight Six” and the death of “Daniel Phiri”: anatomy of an alleged coup attempt in Malawi

The Commission of Inquiry’s 105-page report into the death, in April 2012, of President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi and political manoeuvrings in the immediate aftermath makes compelling reading.
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Chief Law Reform Officer urges government to act on report on 2004-6 constitutional review

At the Lilongwe launch of her publication Duty of Care: Constitutional and law reform, in Malawi, Dr Janet Chikaya-Banda urged the government to “fish out” the Law Commission’s report on the 2004-6 constitutional review and “move forward the recommendations”. As chief law reform...
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Lilongwe launch of “Duty of Care: Constitutional and law reform in Malawi”

As chief law reform officer at the Malawi Law Commission, Dr Janet Chikaya-Banda oversaw a two-year constitutional review programme in 2004-6. In her timely account, she explains the importance of continuous, systematic law reform in young democracies and the role that it can...
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Launch of “Duty of Care: Constitutional and law reform, in Malawi”

As chief law reform officer at the Malawi Law Commission, Dr Janet Chikaya-Banda oversaw a two-year constitutional review programme in 2004-6. In her timely account, she explains the importance of continuous, systematic law reform in young democracies and the role that it can...
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Duty of Care: Constitutional and law reform, in Malawi By Dr Janet Chikaya-Banda

The chief law reform at the Malawi Law Commission explains the importance of continuous, systematic law reform in young democracies and the role that it can play in upholding the credibility and effectiveness of the judiciary.
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Duty of Care: Constitutional and law reform, in Malawi

During the economic and political turmoil which beset Malawi in 2011-12, the constitution and the rule of law were frequently invoked by protesters. In March 2012, the influential inter-faith Public Affairs Committee (PAC) issued a communiqué to President Mutharika which...
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Personality politics in Malawi

Hannah Gibson describes how the death of President Mutharika sent shockwaves through Malawi’s fragile political system and argues that the fallout highlights the predominance of personalities in Malawian politics.