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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.

President calls for opposition to accept Malawi vote result

Blantyre - Malawi's President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday urged opposition parties to accept the outcome of an election clouded by fraud allegations as he was sworn in for a second term.

Correction fluid fails to cover up Malawi vote chaos

Blantyre - Tipp-Ex, once the favourite tool of office workers who had to cover up typing mistakes, has become an analogue-era peril to presidential elections in Malawi.

Malawi awaits result after tight three-way election

Lilongwe - Millions of voters in Malawi cast ballots Tuesday in a closely-fought election, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two rivals in a race that focused on corruption allegations and economic development.

Malawi election goes down to the wire

Lilongwe - Malawi elects a new president Tuesday with no clear frontrunner, but incumbent Peter Mutharika hopes his record of improving infrastructure will help him overcome two serious challengers.

Killer of albino sentenced to death in Malawi

Blantyre - Malawi's high court has sentenced to death a man who murdered a young albino, an unprecedented penalty in a country which has seen a surge in attacks and killings of people with albinism.

Malawi rolls out ground-breaking malaria vaccine

Lilongwe - Malawi on Tuesday rolled out the world's first licensed malaria vaccine in a landmark campaign against a disease that each year kills hundreds of thousands of people, especially African children.

Malawi's president launches re-election campaign

Lilongwe - Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika launched his Democratic Progressive Party’s manifesto and election campaign Sunday, ahead of next month’s elections where he will seek a second and final term in office.

UN food agency launches appeal for Mozambique relief funds

Paris - The UN Food and Agricultural Organization on Friday launched an appeal for $19 million in short-term aid for farmers, fishers and other food producers in cyclone-hit Mozambique, one of the world's poorest countries.

'Cannot go back': Malawi floods leave thousands homeless

Thyolo - "We just sleep on the floor in the tents," said 28-year-old mother-of-five Mary Amidu who like thousands of other Malawians fled her flood-ravaged home."It's a camp, so the situation is dire.

Under-fire Malawi president unveils probe into albino killings

Blantyre - Malawi’s president, Peter Mutharika, on Friday appointed a commission of inquiry to probe a spate of attacks, abductions and killings of people with albinism.

Gandhi statue sparks controversy in Malawi

Blantyre - Over 3,000 people have signed a petition opposing a planned statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Malawi's commercial capital Blantyre, saying the Indian independence hero had done nothing for the southern African country.

War-weary Mozambicans yearn to leave Malawi haven

Blantyre - Hundreds of people who fled to Malawi from fighting in Mozambique are finally poised to go home, desperate to reach their untended farms now that the guns have fallen silent.

Madonna is in Malawi to advocate healthcare and youth education

As of July 23, 2018, pop queen Madonna is visiting Malawi, where she has worked with her nonprofit organization, Raising Malawi.

Malawi VP launches party, attacks President

Blantyre - Malawi's vice-president Saulos Chilima launched his own political party Saturday to run against the government in elections next year, persisting in his public attack on President Peter Mutharika's cabinet.

Malawi's ex-president Banda returns after four-year exile

Blantyre - Malawi's former president, Joyce Banda, returned home on Saturday after four years of self-imposed exile, despite facing the threat of arrest over corruption allegations.

Malawi turns to British troops in poaching war

Zomba - Under a scorching sun, a team of British soldiers and Malawian rangers sheltered under a tree ready to pounce on their prey: poachers.

Madonna takes kids back to Malawi to open hospital

Blantyre - US pop superstar Madonna on Tuesday took her four adopted Malawian children back to their home country for the opening of a paediatric hospital wing that her charity has built.

Madonna adopts 4-year-old twin girls in Malawi

Blantyre - US superstar Madonna adopted twin girls in Malawi on Tuesday, a court official told AFP, raising to four the total number of children she has adopted from the southern African nation.

Madonna in Malawi to apply to adopt two more children

Blantyre - US pop superstar Madonna appeared in person at a court in the Malawian capital Lilongwe on Wednesday to apply to adopt two more local children, a court spokesman told AFP.

HIV-positive Malawi man jailed for two years over sex ritual

Morrumbala - An HIV-positive Malawian man who said he had sex with at least 100 girls and women in traditional cleansing rituals was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail for "harmful practices".
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