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Africa bucks worldwide anti-democratic trends

Forget the old, negative narratives about African difference – if the continent is currently diverging from the rest of the world it is for positive reasons, says Gyude Moore

Few places in the world have suffered as the continent of Africa does from the stickiness of a negative narrative.

Malawi defies the anti-smoking lobby

Iis early in the morning, and thousands of farmers are gathered outside tobacco trading centre Mzuzu Auction Floors in the northern region of Malawi, waiting for sales to commence.

Controversy as government sells Malawi Savings Bank

In the latest chapter of a long-running story, the Malawian government this July sold 75% of the Malawi Savings Bank (MSB) to the privately-owned FDH Financial Holdings in a surprise move.…