n Conflict Trends - Preventive action

Volume 2000, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Extracted from text ... 34 ACCORD responds to early warning signals of political conflict to Malawi 's elections BY S. CALLAGHAN & S. MAKHUBU preventive Action UPDATE. ACCORD hosted a Conflict Prevention Seminar in Malawi during the run- up to local government elections. An analysis of the political situation highlighted rising tension between the two opposition parties - Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) - and the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF). This followed accusations by the opposition that the UDF was planning to rig the polls with the assistance of the Electoral Commission. 'Based on our tracking and analysis of political events in Malawi, we felt it necessary to engage the various stakeholders in constructive dialogue, ' said Sizwile Makhubu, programme manager ..

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