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Malawi Election Campaigning Closes

BLANTYRE Campaigning has ended for Malawi’s tightly contested May 21 elections for president, lawmakers, and local leaders. As political parties ready for Tuesday’s polls, Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima, who is challenging President Peter Mutharika, has again raised allegations of possible vote-rigging, while local media…

Tech Startups Move Forward in Africa

PARIS The Afrobytes and Viva Tech conferences in Paris this week have provided an opportunity to look at the progress that high-tech startups have made in Africa, where fundraising is booming.According to Partech Africa, a venture capital firm, 146 startups in 19 African countries raised…