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Malawi's Chakwera pledges graft clampdown in subdued inauguration amid virus

Jul 07 2020

LILONGWE 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. | Video

Malawi's Chakwera sworn in as president after re-run election

Jun 29 2020

LILONGWE Malawi's new president Lazarus Chakwera was sworn in for a five-year term on Sunday, hours after unseating former leader Peter Mutharika in a re-run election. | Video

Malawi opposition leader wins presidential election re-run

Jun 27 2020

BLANTYRE Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday was declared the winner of a re-run presidential election, a dramatic reversal of incumbent Peter Mutharika's discredited win 13 months earlier in a process that analysts viewed as a triumph for democracy in Africa.

Malawi's opposition appears to win presidential election re-run

Jun 25 2020

BLANTYRE Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has what appears to be an unassailable lead in a presidential election re-run with 60% of the vote, according to a tally by state broadcaster MBC released on Thursday.

Malawi holds election re-run as president decries alleged unrest

Jun 23 2020

BLANTYRE Malawians voted on Tuesday in a re-run of a discredited presidential election seen as a test of Africa's ability to tackle ballot fraud, but the country's president said reports of violence called the integrity of the contest into question. | Video

Malawi 2020 GDP to shrink if coronavirus persists, finance minister says

Jun 12 2020

LILONGWE Malawi's economy could shrink 3.8% this year in a worst-case scenario, Finance Minister Joseph Mwanamvekha said on Friday when announcing his budget in parliament.

Malawi legalises cannabis for medicine and industrial fibres

Feb 27 2020

BLANTYRE Malawi has become the latest country in southern African to relax laws against growing and selling cannabis, making it legal for use in the production of medicines and hemp fibres used in industry.

Malawi legalises cannabis for medicine and industrial fibres

Feb 27 2020

BLANTYRE, Feb 27 Malawi has become the latest country in southern African to relax laws against growing and selling cannabis, making it legal for use in the production of medicines and hemp fibres used in industry.

Malawi presidency to challenge court ruling overturning vote result

Feb 05 2020

BLANTYRE Malawi's presidency said on Wednesday it would appeal against a court ruling that overturned Peter Mutharika's narrow election victory, calling the order "a great miscarriage of justice".

Malawi court annuls President Mutharika's 2019 election victory

Feb 04 2020

LILONGWE Malawi's Constitutional Court on Monday annulled the May 2019 presidential vote that declared Peter Mutharika a winner and ordered a re-run after an application from opposition parties citing irregularities. | Video

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