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Malawi imposes first lockdown measures as virus flares

Blantyre - Malawi is set to roll out a first set of anti-coronavirus restrictions this week, the president said, after overruling a court ban on lockdown measures to tackle a surge in cases.

Malawi police arrest 'prophet' who fled from S.Africa

Lilongwe - A millionaire preacher wanted in South Africa on fraud and money-laundering charges was arrested in his native Malawi on Wednesday, police said.

Suicides rise in Malawi as virus debts compound misery

Lilongwe - Loud sobs echoed through a suburb of Malawi's capital Lilongwe in the middle of the night, jolting resident Paul Kaonga from his sleep.The cries came from a nearby house. Kaonga hastily pulled on some clothes and rushed over.

Malawi judges win award for historic vote ruling

Blantyre - Malawi's Constitutional Court judges were Tuesday named winners of a prestigious international award for overturning presidential elections for rigging.

Could Malawi's historic re-run election inspire Africa?

Blantyre - The opposition triumph in Malawi's recent landmark election re-run after last year's fraudulent polls were overturned could spur similar democratic change across the continent, analysts and historians say.

Malawi's new president calls for unity after disputed vote re-run

Lilongwe - Malawi's newly elected President Lazarus Chakwera vowed Sunday to maintain unity in the southern African country after quashing the incumbent's bid for a second term in the re-run of a hotly contested election.

Malawi opposition leader wins presidential vote re-run

Blantyre - Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera won this week's presidential election re-run with 58.57 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said Saturday.

Malawi votes in closely watched presidential re-run

Lilongwe - Malawian voters defied the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday to return to the polls for the second time in just over a year after President Peter Mutharika's re-election was annulled in a dramatic court ruling.

Malawi holds closely watched presidential re-run

Lilongwe - Malawians return to the polls on Tuesday for the second time in just over a year to vote for a new president after Peter Mutharika's re-election was annulled over rigging.

Malawi braces for historic presidential election re-run

Lilongwe - Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday in a historic presidential re-run after a court overturned last year's elections and ordered a fresh vote.

Malawi court to hear president's appeal against vote re-run

Lilongwe - Malawi's Supreme Court on Wednesday is to begin hearing an appeal by President Peter Mutharika against the re-run of an election in which he was returned to office last year.

Malawi electoral commission seeks to suspend annulment of vote

Blantyre - 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 to appeal overturning of poll win

Lilongwe - 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 court cancels presidential election result, orders new vote

Lilongwe - Malawi's constitutional court on Monday ordered a new presidential poll after annulling the results of a vote that re-elected President Peter Mutharika last May, citing widespread irregularities including the use of correction fluid on ballot papers.

Malawi braces for ruling on alleged election fraud

Blantyre - Malawi's constitutional court is set to rule next week on whether to annul controversial poll results that saw the re-election of President Peter Mutharika, a verdict widely expected to stoke turmoil.

Top banker arrested in Malawi election bribery case

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

Empty nets as overfishing and climate change sap Lake Malawi

Monkey Bay - On the shores of Lake Malawi, a crowd eagerly awaits the arrival of a white and yellow cedarwood boat carrying its haul.

Empty nets as overfishing and climate change sap Lake Malawi

Monkey Bay - On the shores of Lake Malawi, a crowd eagerly awaits the arrival of a white and yellow cedarwood boat carrying its haul.

Malawi leader says protesters want 'lawless society' after disputed vote

Blantyre - Malawi's re-elected President Peter Mutharika on Saturday condemned protests that have gripped the country over the disputed result of a May vote saying organisers wanted to turn the country into a "lawless society".

Malawi protests spread after disputed election

Lilongwe - Police and protestors clashed in three cities in Malawi on Thursday during countrywide demonstrations over the disputed result of last month's presidential election.
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