Peter Mutharika - updates

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Malawi opposition leader sworn in as new president

Jun 28, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Lazarus Chakwera wins a rerun of general elections, after the Constitutional Court overturned a May 2019 presidential election marred by widespread irregularities

NEW PRESIDENT. In this file photo taken on June 20, 2020, Malawi's main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera arrives at Mtandire locations in the suburb of the capital Lilongwe for a rally. Photo by Amos Gumulira/AFP

Malawi president says election rerun marred by 'irregularities'

Jun 27, 2020 - 11:57 PM

'Sadly, as all Malawians have seen, this election is the worst in Malawi's history of our elections,' says Malawi President Peter Mutharika

IRREGULARITIES. Electoral officials and political party monitors count votes during the presidential elections during the presidential elections at the Mighty Caspia polling station in Area 23, a residential location in Lilongwe on June 23, 2020. Photo by Amos Gumulira/AFP

Malawi votes in closely-watched historic presidential rerun

Jun 23, 2020 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Victory in the rerun will be determined by whoever garners more than 50% of the votes

RERUN. An electoral official (L) checks the voters' roll while people queue to vote at the Malembo polling station during the presidential elections in Lilongwe on June 23, 2020. Photo by Amos Gumulira/AFP

Second defeated Malawi candidate wants presidential vote anulled

Jun 01, 2019 - 9:49 PM

Both defeated presidential bet allege fraud in the recent Malawi elections

DEFEATED. Presidential bet Saulos Chilima contests the electoral victory of Peter Mutharika. File photo from Chilima's Facebook page

Malawi's ex-president Banda returns after 4-year exile

Apr 28, 2018 - 7:02 PM

A police spokesman declines to say if Banda would be arrested over corruption allegations, though he confirms that a warrant issued last July remains valid

JOYCE BANDA. In this file photo, former President of Malawi Joyce Banda attends the 2016 Concordia Summit in New York City on September 20, 2016. Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit/AFP

Cheerful Madonna shrugs off controversy in Malawi

Jul 11, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Madonna speaks of her charitable plans in Malawi as it is the first time in nearly 2 years that she has visited the country where she has at times been embroiled in controversy after her adoption of David Banda and Mercy James

Screengrab from Instagram/madonna

Malawi, Mozambique issue drought alerts as crisis spreads

Apr 13, 2016 - 6:45 PM

UPDATED More people will need humanitarian relief assistance from 2016 to 2017 due to food shortages

A Malawian farmer works, 12 October 2005, on his land in Nsanje district several hundred Kms south of the main town Blantyre. Due to a severe drought that this year has hit Malawi, one of the poorest country in Africa, most of the land is dry and has not produced the expected quantity of maize. Aid agencies in Malawi are warning of a looming humanitarian crisis stemming from the double effect of drought that has cut output of maize, the staple food, by a quarter and AIDS. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Malawi president, lawmakers get big pay hike

Dec 07, 2014 - 1:16 AM

The new salaries are “in line with the budget” which was passed by parliament last September

Malawi to recount ballots amid claims of vote fraud

May 25, 2014 - 9:33 PM

The recount could start this week after an implementation plan was thrashed out with political parties