Former Malawi president Joyce Banda's 'life in danger' – aide

2016-04-12 12:10

An aide of former Malawian president Joyce Banda has expressed concern over the former leader's safety after criminals broke into her private residence and tampered with documents, a report says.

2 top army officers held in Malawi's corruption probe

2015-05-13 12:47

Police in Malawi have arrested two former military officers in a corruption probe.

Malawian with $250 000 in boot, gets 9yrs'

2014-11-04 21:15

A civil servant in Malawi who stashed more than a quarter of a million dollars in the boot of his car, has been sentenced to nine years in jail.

First conviction in Malawi's 'Cashgate' scandal

2014-08-30 07:45

A Malawi court has made the first conviction of a senior official in the so-called 'Cashgate' scandal that has led to the suspension of foreign aid and helped push a government from power.

Malawi corruption suspect faces charges

2014-07-24 17:28

The chief suspect in a government corruption scandal that has rocked the southern African nation of Malawi faces charges of fraud and money laundering.

Malawi seeks economic freedom

2014-07-07 08:24

As Malawi marked 50 years of freedom from colonial rule, President Peter Mutharika has acknowledged that the country's biggest enemy is poverty.

Malawi president sacks army chief

2014-06-25 10:57

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has fired the country's army chief, General Henry Odillo, his office said Wednesday.

Malawi swears in half of new cabinet

2014-06-19 19:24

Malawi has sworn in only half of its new cabinet after President Peter Mutharika's Democratic Progressive Party won the elections nearly a month ago.

Malawi's new president turns to China, Russia

2014-06-02 20:03

Malawi, traditionally dependent on Western aid donors, will look for "new friends" in countries such as China and Russia, newly-elected President Peter Mutharika says.

Mutharika wins Malawi's disputed election

2014-05-31 07:29

Peter Mutharika - the brother of former president Bingu wa Mutharika - has been declared the winner of Malawi's disputed presidential election after defeating President Joyce Banda.


Mutharika slammed over ill-treatment of Joyce Banda

2016-02-15 15:56

Malawi's former ruling Peoples Party has slammed President Peter Mutharika over his alleged ill-treatment of the country's former leader Joyce Banda.

Africa's biggest news stories in 2014

2014-12-30 11:42

In 2014 Africa saw the Ebola outbreak, a number of presidential elections, and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sacked his vice president. See our review of the continent's biggest news events.

Malawi cancels arms deal with SA firm

2014-09-06 13:18

Malawi's new government has cancelled a $145m arms deal with South Africa's Paramount Group, Malawi's finance minister, Goodall Gondwe says.

SA ready for woman president - NFP

2014-08-09 21:04

South Africa is ready to have a female president, National Freedom Party (NFP) says.

Arson possible in ballot box fire, Malawi says

2014-07-18 10:07

Malawi's electoral commission says arson can’t be ruled out in a warehouse fire that destroyed ballot boxes containing votes from a disputed election just days after a court ordered a recount.

Malawi leader pardons 403 prisoners

2014-07-06 09:41

Malawi's new President Peter Mutharika has pardoned 403 prisoners ahead of celebrations to mark 50 years since the country gained independence from Britain.

Malawi's president completes cabinet

2014-06-23 10:12

Malawi's president Peter Mutharika has completed naming his 20-member cabinet, bringing in a prominent opposition leader more than a month after chaotic elections that brought him to office.

Mutharika seeks to 'mend fences' with Joyce Banda

2014-06-03 08:47

Malawi’s new president Peter Mutharika says he want to mend fences with his predecessor Joyce Banda who at one point disputed the validity of the just ended elections and demanded a re-run.

Malawi's new president sworn in, urges unity

2014-05-31 14:10

Peter Mutharika has been sworn in as Malawi's new president, after his arch-rival and predecessor Joyce Banda congratulated him and urged the country to move on from the disputed vote.

Malawi cops shoot dead protester in post-poll violence

2014-05-30 16:14

Malawi police have shot dead a protester after clashing with dozens of people who barricaded roads with burning tyres demanding a recount of a disputed 20 May presidential election.

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