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Strike Paralyzes Malawi's Judicial Services

A week-long strike by the support staff of Malawi's judiciary system has paralyzed the courts, causing overcrowding in police cells and the indefinite suspension of major cases - including government corruption trials.  Court marshals, clerks and messengers are demanding the 30 percent salary increases promised by the government two years ago. Chanting and singing around the court premises has become a pastime activity for the striking court workers since the onset of a sit-in...

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