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Malawi election results delayed after injunction over alleged irregularities

25 May 2019

BLANTYRE/LILONGWE, Malawi Final results of Malawi's presidential elections will be delayed, the electoral commission (MEC) said on Saturday after the high court ordered a review of the polls following opposition allegations of tampering.

Malawians vote in tough election for president Mutharika

21 May 2019

BLANTYRE/LILONGWE, Malawi Malawians on Tuesday voted in presidential and parliamentary elections seen as a tough test for President Peter Mutharika who is running against the deputy president and a former pastor who heads the opposition. | Video

Malawi's president makes final plea for re-election in tight race

20 May 2019

BLANTYRE/LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi's President Peter Mutharika made a last-ditch bid to win re-election on Saturday as candidates for next week's hotly contested election wrapped up their campaigns at rival rallies across the country. | Video

Malawi president faces tough election against deputy, former pastor

16 May 2019

BLANTYRE, Malawi Malawi's President Peter Mutharika is in for a stern test at next week's elections, challenged by a field of candidates including his deputy - a onetime ally turned rival - and a former pastor who accuses him of corruption.

Malawian president says corruption reports 'fake news'

01 Jul 2018

LILONGWE Malawian President Peter Mutharika said on Sunday reports accusing him of fraudulently benefiting from a near $4 million (3.03 million pounds) government contact were "fake news" as part of a ploy to smear him ahead of a national election next year.

Malawi's hopes aid embargo to be lifted after World Bank support resumed

29 May 2017

LILONGWE, May 29 Malawi hopes global lenders will release funds frozen over a government graft scandal three years ago now that the World Bank has resumed its budget support programme, Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe said on Monday.

More than half of Malawi's population need food relief - minister

25 May 2016

LILONGWE More than half of Malawi's population is in need of food aid after an El Nino-induced drought decimated crops, the minister of agriculture said on Wednesday.

Malawi drought brings fresh misery, hunger to flood survivors

10 Mar 2016

CHIKWAWA, Malawi, March 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - D eadly floods in Malawi robbed Fanny Josamu of her husband last year and now drought threatens her two children with starvation.

In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hope and hunger

08 Feb 2016

LILONGWE As she walks along a dirt road in central Malawi, Louise Abale carries her precious maize wrapped in a brightly coloured cloth and balanced on her head.

Insight - In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hope and hunger

07 Feb 2016

LILONGWE As she walks along a dirt road in central Malawi, Louise Abale carries her precious maize wrapped in a brightly coloured cloth and balanced on her head.

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