Malawi makes progress after graft scandal

2014-04-04 08:46

The IMF says Malawi has made progress after a massive government corruption last year, but urged action to bring soaring prices under control.

Hyena eats man's penis in Zambia

2014-04-02 20:56

A Malawian man has been left without a penis and is missing three toes after they were eaten by a hyena in a Zambian border town.

SAA reinstates flights to Blantyre

2014-03-27 09:46

South African Airways has reinstated flights to Blantyre, Malawi.

Zambia moves swiftly to save Kariba Dam

2014-03-24 08:51

The Zambian government has reportedly moved swiftly to try and mobilise funds to help prevent the imminent collapse of the Kariba Dam.

SAA halts flights to Malawi

2014-03-19 16:48

South African Airways has temporarily suspended all flights to Blantyre in Malawi because of urgent runway repairs and maintenance.

Potholes force closure of Malawi airport

2014-03-18 07:38

Two potholes which developed after heavy rains on the main runway of one of Malawi’s biggest two international airports have forced authorities to close Chileka Airport in the commercial capital Blantyre.

2 dead in Malawi campaign violence

2014-03-17 12:07

Two people have been killed in a clash between supporters of Malawi’s ruling party and the opposition, police say, triggering concerns that violence could mar the build-up to national elections in May.

Malawi debate 'fails to tackle homosexuality'

2014-03-10 14:02

Malawi has reportedly broadcast its first ever political debate, with the running mates to the presidential candidates failing to give their parties’ position on homosexuality.

Cash from presidential jet fed the poor - Banda

2014-03-05 09:16

The $15m raised from last year’s sale of a luxury Malawi presidential jet fed the poor and bought military equipment, the president says amid allegations they may have been embezzled.

'Cashgate' audit - Malawi president should resign

2014-02-25 21:09

Malawi President Joyce Banda is facing calls to resign, after an audit revealed at least $30m of state funds had been stolen.

I’ll fight graft with or without donors – Banda

2014-02-03 12:38

Malawian President Joyce Banda has reiterated that she is ready to fight against corruption “with or without donors” as her country faces the biggest financial scandal in its history.

Malawi minister quits ahead of elections

2014-01-25 14:52

A Malawi cabinet minister who held a senior post in the ruling party resigned his functions on Friday just months before crucial general elections.

Malawi court hears appeal of convicted gays

2014-01-21 05:30

Malawi's top court is considering an appeal of conviction of 3 men jailed for homosexual acts.

Banda hopes IMF review will unlock frozen aid

2014-01-18 18:00

President Joyce Banda says that Malawi is on the right track after an economic review by the International Monetary Fund.

Blair 'quits as advisor to Malawi leader'

2014-01-06 11:43

Former British PM Tony Blair has reportedly quit as an adviser to Malawi’s president Joyce Banda, amid a corruption scandal rocking the southern African country.


Fastjet joins forces with Proflight Zambia

2014-04-03 12:58

Passengers are now able to travel to 15 destinations across Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania, following Pan African low cost airline fastjet's new alliance.

UK buys emergency drugs for Malawi

2014-04-02 09:50

UK, whose aid to Malawi is frozen because of high-level government corruption, says it will buy emergency medicines for the southern African country directly in order to bypass state systems.

Foreign donors maintain Malawi aid freeze

2014-03-26 07:33

Foreign donors have decided to maintain a freeze on a $150m aid package imposed on Malawi in the wake of a high-level corruption scandal last year.

3.5m in danger as Kariba Dam 'faces collapse'

2014-03-20 12:49

At least 3.5 million people in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia are reportedly in danger, after revelations that the Kariba Dam wall has developed “serious structural weaknesses”.

My govt won’t tolerate violence – Banda

2014-03-18 09:17

Malawi’s president says clashes between opposition protesters and police that left two people dead following an election rally were "politically motivated" and called for a thorough investigation.

Malawian cop axed to death

2014-03-17 13:08

Malawi police had to fire in “self defence” after a hostile crowd axed to death an officer at a weekend rally by President Joyce Banda, a spokesperson says.

Zim’s role in the Malawi polls 'raises eye-brows'

2014-03-11 14:28

Zimbabwe's involvement in Malawi’s upcoming elections has raised eye-brows, with opposition parties expressing fears that the polls might be rigged in favour of President Joyce Banda.

Malawi jet sale paid arms debts - minister

2014-03-06 07:40

Malawi used $15m raised from the sale of its presidential jet to clear debts to an arms group, not to buy food for the poor as President Joyce Banda claimed, the finance minister says.

Malawi activists to hold protest vigils

2014-02-27 05:45

Rights groups in Malawi will launch anti-government protest vigils to press for quick action after an audit revealed officials had stolen at least $30m from the state.

Malawi sex workers want damages

2014-02-25 20:00

Fourteen sex workers arrested by police in Malawi and forced to take HIV tests have launched a fresh bid to seek damages in court.

Giant corruption trial kicks off in Malawi

2014-01-30 07:32

A senior Malawian civil servant and two construction executives have gone on trial for corruption, the first of dozens charged in the biggest financial scandal in Malawi’s history.

'Arms firm providing jet for Malawi's Banda'

2014-01-22 11:57

A jet sold by Malawian President Joyce Banda last year, attracting praise from key donors, is reportedly believed to have been bought by a controversial African arms group.

Banda hopes IMF review will unlock frozen aid

2014-01-19 14:30

Malawi President Joyce Banda is optimistic that donors would release funds frozen over graft allegations after an economic review by the International Monetary Fund.

Malawi promises forensic audit as donors freeze funds

2014-01-16 10:12

Malawi President Joyce Banda, under pressure from foreign aid donors and facing a tough re-election battle, has promised a forensic audit of suspected government corruption over the last decade.

Banda admits graft fight an election 'risk'

2014-01-04 10:39

Malawi's President Joyce Banda has admitted she took a "political risk" in launching a major fight against corruption ahead of elections in May.

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