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.

Malawi ex-agriculture minister charged over graft

2017-07-19 19:00

Malawi's former agriculture minister was arrested and charged with graft for allegedly profiting in a $35-million maize import deal from neighbouring Zambia, officials have said.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Egypt

2017-07-07 19:47

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's office spent more than $50 million on foreign travel last year, and Egyptian officials say at least 10 security troops have been killed when a car bomb struck a military checkpoint.

Mbeki 'is one of Africa's rare breed of politicians, a principled pan-Africanist'

2017-06-23 06:09

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been lauded for urging South Africans not to interfere in Zimbabwean affairs, a report says.

Malawi, Tanzania to revive lake dispute talks

2017-02-07 15:25

Malawi and its northern neighbour Tanzania have agreed to revive talks to resolve a long-running border dispute, President Peter Mutharika says after meeting Tanzania's foreign minister in Lilongwe.

Malawi's Mutharika warned of media blackout – report

2016-11-09 17:01

Journalists from the privately-owned media in Malawi have warned President Peter Mutharika of a medical blackout if he continues to "insult" journalists.

Power battles keep Malawians guessing why their president disappeared

2016-10-25 14:21

One needs to understand Malawian politics to appreciate the bizarre episode in which a state president was unaccounted for a month, leaving a nation rudderless and puzzled, writes Jimmy Kainja.

Mutharika 'has failed to have a benefiting plan for Malawi', says opposition

2016-10-19 18:40

Opposition Malawi Congress Party has called for President Peter Mutharika's resignation, saying he has "completely failed to run the nation".

WATCH: Malawi leader arrives home with one hand 'observably not functioning'

2016-10-17 06:00

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has returned home after an unexplained trip to the US that lasted several weeks, sparking rumours over his health.


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 leader Mutharika praises 'last man standing' Mugabe

2017-09-23 15:22

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has reportedly showered President Robert Mugabe with praises, describing the nonagenarian as the "last man standing".

Madonna attends opening of children's wing of Malawi hospital

2017-07-12 06:11

Madonna is in Malawi for the official opening of a hospital children's wing that her charity funded.

Malawi stampede: 'We're mourning with you,' Mutharika tells bereaved families

2017-07-07 06:14

President Peter Mutharika says his government will do "all it can to assist" the families who lost their loved ones during a stampede at Malawi's national stadium.

Malawi leader Mutharika sacks minister amid 'maizegate' graft probe

2017-02-22 19:04

Malawi's president Peter Mutharika has fired the country's agriculture minister who is alleged to have profited from a $35m deal to import maize from Zambia.

Mutharika says 'officials shared cabinet positions' during his absence

2016-11-14 21:13

Malawi ministers are reportedly worried about an impending cabinet reshuffle after reports emerged that some officials in the ruling DPP had begun "sharing" cabinet portfolios during the time that President Peter Mutharika was in the US.

We'll make Malawi ungovernable, opposition threatens

2016-10-30 11:03

Main opposition party the Malawi Congress Party has threatened to render the southern African nation ungovernable if the ruling Democratic Progressive Party fails to table electoral reforms in parliament.

Malawi leader Mutharika says he is in 'excellent health'

2016-10-21 18:00

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has boasted of enjoying excellent health despite suffering from rheumatism which attacked his right shoulder as he returned from the United States last weekend.

Top Africa stories : Zim, Nigeria, Moz, Benin

2016-10-18 18:23

Zimbabwe's opposition tells electoral body to ensure free and fair elections in 2018, Benin leader earns social media applauds and circumstances surrounding the death of former Machel remain unclear.

Malawi's Mutharika 'not amused by 'nonsense' of wishing him dead'

2016-10-16 12:01

Malawi President Peter Mutharika is reportedly expected back home, weeks after attending the UN summit in New York. Reports indicate he is not "amused" by speculation over his health.

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