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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.

Fear and stigma mark life for gays in conservative Malawi

Lilongwe - Fearing persecution after being outed as gay, Aniz Mitha fled Malawi.Leaving behind his well-off Muslim family and four-year-old son, he headed for South Africa, where he became a sex worker to survive.
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