ARTICLES RELATING TO PETER MUTHARIKA

Malawi police fire tear gas at marchers protesting vote result

2019-10-02 12:30

Malawi police have fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets of the capital Lilongwe, in the latest wave of protests over the disputed May presidential election.

Malawi president accuses opposition of wanting to 'overthrow government by force'

2019-06-07 12:11

Malawi President Peter Mutharika accused the opposition which has rejected the outcome of last month's election of wanting to "overthrow the government by force".

Malawi opposition files suit against vote 'robbery'

2019-05-31 18:00

Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has rejected the result of last week's presidential election, saying he had launched a court battle to have the vote annulled on the grounds of fraud.

Malawi's Mutharika: Law professor turned graft-accused president

2019-05-28 19:15

Malawi's president Peter Mutharika, 78, is a former Washington law professor with two successive election victories to his name and a political career clouded by claims of corruption, even treason.

Main opposition warns against rigging in close Malawi vote

2019-05-22 20:29

Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has warned against attempts to rig the country's election, claiming he was leading as votes were slowly tallied.

Malawi anti-corruption force swoops on president's ally

2018-12-05 18:10

Malawi's Anti-Corruption Bureau has arrested a top police commander and a businessman with ties to President Peter Mutharika over a graft scandal that has embarrassed his government ahead of polls.

Malawi's Joyce Banda re-elected party leader to contest 2019 polls

2018-08-31 12:51

Malawi's ex-president Joyce Banda, who has recently returned home after four years of self-imposed exile, has been reelected as her People's Party's leader to lead it into next year's national elections.

'Joyce Banda still under probe,' says Malawi anti-graft body

2018-05-02 19:07

Malawi's anti-corruption agency says newly-returned former president Joyce Banda is still under investigation over the massive graft scandal that erupted while she was in office.

Malawi's ex-president Joyce Banda to return after 4-year exile

2018-04-24 11:57

Malawi's former president Joyce Banda is set to arrive home this week after four years of self-imposed exile that saw an arrest arrant issued against her for alleged corruption, her party says.

Top Africa stories: The CIA,vampires and Zim 'sheer lunacy' tweets

2017-10-11 06:00

President Robert Mugabe's former spin doctor has been accused of being a CIA spy planted to destroy the ruling Zanu-PF party from within, while Malawi reels under a vampire scare.

 

Malawi activists resume protests over presidential vote result

2019-09-18 19:26

Thousands of people gathered in three cities in Malawi to call for the sacking of the head of the electoral commission, as protests continue over May's presidential election result.

Malawi opposition rally against election 'robbery'

2019-06-04 20:00

Malawian opposition supporters have marched through the capital Lilonge and burst into government offices to protest against alleged fraud in elections last month that returned Peter Mutharika as president.

President calls for opposition to accept Malawi vote result

2019-05-28 22:00

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika has urged opposition parties to accept the outcome of an election clouded by fraud allegations as he was sworn in for a second term.

Malawi narrowly re-elects Peter Mutharika: commission

2019-05-27 22:00

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has been narrowly re-elected for a second five-year term following a hotly-contested vote, according to the country's electoral commission.

Malawi vice president takes leadership of opposition party

2018-12-18 06:07

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima has been elected head of the United Transformation Movement party, paving way for him to challenge President Peter Mutharika in May elections.

Malawi President Mutharika sacks his deputy ahead of 2019 presidential polls

2018-11-09 12:00

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has reportedly sacked his deputy, Saulos Chilima, in a cabinet reshuffle, ahead of a presidential election next year.

Malawi president hit by graft scandal

2018-07-02 20:30

Malawian President Peter Mutharika is facing a growing corruption scandal ahead of next year's election after a leaked report from the country's anti-graft body accused him of fraud.

'Peter Mutharika must resign,' Malawians chant as they protest against govt

2018-04-30 09:21

Thousands of Malawians have taken part in the country’s first nationwide anti-government demonstrations since 2011, with peaceful protests held in six cities.

140 arrested in Malawi after mob attacks on 'vampires'

2017-10-20 18:51

Deadly mob attacks on people suspected to be "vampires" have led to 140 arrests in Malawi, police have said.

Malawi leader vows probe as vampire scare forces UN out

2017-10-10 14:48

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has vowed a thorough investigation after seven people were murdered by vigilantes in a vampire scare that has driven UN staffers out of the affected region.

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