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Malawi new president vows to clampdown on graft in subdued inauguration

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera pledged to clamp down on corruption on Monday, as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened by a surge in COVID-19 cases.Chakwera unseated former leader Peter Mutharika in a June 23...

Newly sworn in Malawian president, picks new finance minister

A day after taking office, new president of Malawi, Mr. Lazarus Chakwera has named former insurance company director Felix Mlusu as the new finance minister, a government statement said,Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera was sworn in Sunday as the...

Malawi opposition’s Chakwera leads re-run with 60%

Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has what appears to be an unassailable lead in the re-run of presidential election, according to a tally by the state broadcaster MBC and Times Newspaper.Results compiled from the 5 002 polling centres and...

Malawi vote: unofficial result gives opposition a commanding lead

Presidential candidate for Malawi opposition Alliance Mr. Lazarus Chakwera has taken in 58.9% of vote cast as unofficial results for the presidential elections keep trickling in, this is according to the report on Malawi24.Mr. Chakwera, in the unofficial results,...

Voting begins in rerun of Malawi presidential poll

Hundreds of voters in Malawi lined up before dawn for a re-run of the 2019 presidential election that the courts nullified over widespread evidence of tampering.Hundreds of voters braved the cold weather of the southern hemisphere’s winter to vote...

Malawians head to polls again, after 2019 election nullification

Malawians will return to the polls tomorrow, Tuesday to elect a president after the constitutional courts nullified the results of the election held more than a year ago.The Constitutional Court on February. 3 ordered that the election be held...

Malawi moves election re-run date to June 23

Malawi will go to the polls on June 23, a week earlier than initially ordered by the courts, which annulled President Peter Mutharika’s narrow election victory last year due to irregularities.The Constitutional Court ruled on Feb. 3 that a...

Police hunt for hundreds who fled quarantine in Zimbabwe and Malawi

Manhunts have begun after hundreds of people, some with the coronavirus, fled quarantine centers in Zimbabwe and Malawi while authorities worry they will spread COVID-19 in countries whose health systems can be rapidly overwhelmed.In Malawi, more than 400 people...

Malawi electoral commission boss, Jane Ansah resigns

Under pressure chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Jane Ansah, bows to pressure, as she resigns a month before the conduct of fresh elections.Her resignation comes after months of protests organized by rights campaigners who accused her of mismanaging...

Breaking: Malawi supreme court reject’s Mutharika’s poll appeal

Malawi’s Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional court's invalidation of last year's presidential election results and ruled that Peter Mutharika was not duly elected, reports the BBC.In February, the Constitutional Court nullified the results after the opposition parties challenged...
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Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month...
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Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

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US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...