Malawian voters have defied the coronavirus pandemic to return to the polls for the second time in just over a year after President Peter Mutharika's re-election was annulled by the Constitutional Court. Also, prosecutors at the ICC are appealing against the decision to acquit former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo of crimes against humanity. Victims of the 2010-2011 post-electoral crisis fear no one will be held responsible for their pain. And finally, private constructions have sprung up along Senegal's coastline and many locals are growing increasingly frustrated.
We look at the upcoming presidential election in Malawi. The re-run will take place on June 23 after the results of the previous election were cancelled. We speak to the president of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Lazarus Chakwera. Also, South African restaurants prepare to re-open after a strict lockdown. We show you how the celebrated Wolfgat restaurant has been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. And Moroccan authorities say 2020 could be the worst year for the economy in the last two decades. That's due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing drought.
Supporters of Malawi's opposition took to the streets of Blantyre on Wednesay as their presidential candidate presented nomination papers for the July re-run of last years election. The outcome initially returned President Peter Mutharika to office but the result was historically overturned in a landmark ruling in February. In Burkina Faso a young man has created a digital school so that students can keep taking classes on their smartphones during the lockdown. And finally South Africa turns to virtual tourism as national parks stream their safaris online.
In Malawi, nurses stage a walkout in hospitals across the country over working conditions amid fears they won't be able to handle a spike in coronavirus cases. The strike comes amid divisions in the country over whether or not to implement a lockdown. Meanwhile in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has lashed out at bandits, who he says are taking advantage of the lockdown. Gunmen are responsible for at least 47 deaths in the north-eastern state of Katsina in recent days.
In Malawi, opposition parties the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and the United Transformation Movement (UTM) are joining forces to challenge the results of the May 21 presidential election, alleging electoral fraud. President Peter Mutharika, leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), held onto power in the election, narrowly defeating Lazarus Chakwera of the MCP.
William Kamkwamba has been inventing since he was a child in his native Malawi when he gained global attention for building a wind turbine using materials collected from a local scrapyard and now he will support a new wave of African inventors having detailed his own experience at the 2019 Red Bull Amaphiko Academy.