Malawi president dissolves cabinet after new alliance

2020-03-13 22:45

Malawi's president Peter Mutharika has dissolved his cabinet, the latest political move after his May re-election was annulled over vote-rigging.

Malawi court to hear president's appeal against vote annulment

2020-03-09 22:00

Malawi's Supreme Court is set to hear next month an appeal by President Peter Mutharika against a ruling that annulled his May 2019 re-election, an official says.

Malawi protesters padlock election commission after vote debacle

2020-02-13 20:30

Protesters have padlocked Malawi's electoral commission offices in a new bid to force the panel's chief to quit after a top court overturned last May's presidential elections.

Main points in verdict that overturned Malawi election win

2020-02-05 22:00

Malawi's Constitutional Court has unanimously quashed the 2019 presidential polls won by President Peter Mutharika, declaring he had been "unduly" elected. Here are the main points in the court's verdict.

WATCH: Malawians celebrate after presidential vote result annulled

2020-02-04 16:43

Malawi opposition supporters celebrated overnight after a landmark court ruling that declared incumbent President Peter Mutharika was "not duly elected" in a disputed 2019 vote.

Malawi anxiously awaits verdict on alleged presidential election fraud

2020-02-03 19:42

Malawians waited with bated breath on Monday for a ruling on whether the controversial vote that saw President Peter Mutharika re-elected last May would be annulled, a verdict that is expected to stoke turmoil in the traditionally peaceful southern African country.

Malawi to probe bribery attempts in alleged poll fraud case

2020-01-14 08:39

Malawi's anti-graft body said Monday it probe alleged attempts to bribe judges tackling a case linked to a controversial election which handed President Peter Mutharika a second term.

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 anti-government activists freed on bail

2020-03-13 08:11

A Malawi court has granted bail to three anti-government activists arrested for planning protests against President Peter Mutharika's attempts to quash upcoming elections.

Malawi MPs reject bill to amend presidential election law

2020-02-20 22:01

Malawi lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have meant a president could only be re-elected after securing at least 50% of votes cast, dismissing a landmark order by the country's top court.

Malawi election agency seeks to suspend annulment of presidential vote

2020-02-07 18:22

Malawi's electoral commission is seeking to suspend a landmark court order that annulled last year's re-election of President Peter Mutharika, court papers showed on Friday.

Malawi leader announces plans to appeal overturning of poll win

2020-02-05 12:28

Malawian President Peter Mutharika plans to challenge a court decision overturning his 2019 poll victory, his spokesman said on Wednesday, in a move that could spark fresh opposition protests.

Malawi's constitutional court cancels presidential vote result

2020-02-03 19:46

Malawi's Constitutional Court has ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that re-elected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities.

Top banker arrested in Malawi election bribery case

2020-01-22 17:38

Malawi's anti-graft body says it has arrested a prominent businessman over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.

Malawians await ruling on contested presidential poll - and the implications are huge

2019-12-06 12:11

Over the past four months, Malawians have eagerly followed live broadcasts of witnesses presenting evidence to judges of alleged rigging in an election narrowly won by President Peter Mutharika.

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.

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