Malawi


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 passes medical cannabis legislation

2020-02-27 19:41

Malawi has become the latest African country to legalise the growing of cannabis, a crop that could supplement the tobacco industry, which has been the country's economic mainstay.

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.

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.

Malawi hit by crop-munching armyworms

2020-01-23 08:32

An invasion of crop-munching fall armyworm caterpillars has inflicted a further blow to food security in Malawi, where nearly two million people have already been hit by drought.

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.

Nedbank to dispose of Malawi operations

2019-12-10 13:08

Following a strategic review by Nedbank Group, the financial services provider will dispose of its Malawi operations.

 

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 troops protect demonstrators in rare African exception

2020-03-02 19:45

In a continent where armies often prop up governments, crush dissent and interfere in mainstream politics, Malawi in southern Africa has been an exception for decades.

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's Rastafarians win landmark dreadlock ruling

2020-02-08 12:54

Makeda Mbewe was just six years old when she was kicked out of her primary school in Malawi for wearing her hair in the dreadlocks of her Rastafarian religion.

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.

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.

Report accuses Malawi police of extrajudicial killings

2019-12-16 09:45

Malawian police have carried out extrajudicial killings in a systematic campaign against hardcore criminals dubbed "operation elimination", according to a report released by a civil rights group.

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.

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