Malawi President, lawmakers get big pay hike

Malawian President Peter Mutharika, his ministers and lawmakers have awarded themselves a huge pay rise, the president`s office said Saturday.

'VIP' Madonna wins new Malawi president's praise

Pop diva Madonna met Malawi`s new president Friday after her VIP status was restored in the country where she adopted two children but then fell foul of the former government.

Malawi drops diplomat who called Mugabe `idiot` from Zimbabwe post

A Malawian diplomat who once described Zimbabwe`s President Robert Mugabe as an `idiot` will no longer be posted to Harare, Foreign Minister George Chaponda said Tuesday.

Malawi arrests chief suspect in `Cashgate` scandal

A chief suspect in Malawi`s "Cashgate" corruption scandal, who was a high-ranking official and financier of ex-president Joyce Banda`s People`s Party, was arrested by police on Sunday.

Malawi President sacks Army chief

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has fired the country`s Army chief, General Henry Odillo, his office said Wednesday.

Malawi`s president seeks `new friends` in China, India, Russia

Malawi, traditionally dependent on Western aid donors, will look for "new friends" in countries such as China, India and Russia, newly-elected President Peter Mutharika said at his inauguration Monday.

US congratules new Malawi president

The US government offered congratulations Saturday to Malawi`s new President Peter Mutharika, hailing active and peaceful elections.

Malawi`s Banda concedes defeat in presidential election

Malawian President Joyce Banda on Saturday congratulated her arch-rival Peter Mutharika for winning the country`s presidential election, whose result she had initially challenged. 

Malawi elections: Peter Mutharika wins presidential polls

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Peter Mutharika has been declared as the winner in the recent presidential elections in Malawi.

Protesters, police clash as Malawi awaits election results

Police clashed with protesters demanding a recount of Malawi`s disputed presidential elections Friday, as the country nervously awaited a court decision on last week`s vote.

Tensions rise as Malawi awaits results of disputed vote

Malawi police fired teargas to disperse dozens of rioters in the southeastern city of Mangochi on Friday, as the country nervously awaited the release of results from last week`s disputed presidential vote.

Malawi president scraps election, orders new vote

Malawi`s president said today that she has nullified an election because of alleged irregularities and has ordered that a new vote should be held within 90 days in the southern African nation.

President claims `serious irregularities` in Malawi vote

Mutharika told local radio station Capital FM his party had a lead over Banda and her People`s Party.

Banda in first electoral test in tight Malawi vote

Malawians voted Tuesday in closely fought national elections where incumbent President Joyce Banda faces the first democratic test of her rule in the small southern African country.

Malawi votes in close election under cloud of scandal

Malawians voted Tuesday in closely fought elections but polling was delayed by several hours in parts of the tiny and impoverished southern African nation, sparking anger among voters.

UN chief urges peaceful, inclusive polls in Malawi

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday urged all parties concerned in Malawi to ensure "peaceful and inclusive" elections, as the country`s first tripartite elections are to be held on schedule from May 20-24.

Malawi summons S Africa`s envoy over Zuma remarks

Malawi on Wednesday summoned South Africa`s High Commissioner over President Jacob Zuma`s disparaging remarks about the country.

South Africa`s Zuma red-faced after Malawi gaffe

South African President Jacob Zuma was on Tuesday left red-faced following a public backlash at comments labelling nearby Malawi as backward.

Malawi President dissolves Cabinet

Malawi President Joyce Banda announced the dissolution of her Cabinet amid reports of rampant fraud and corruption in her government.

World saved 90 million kids but still not enough, says UN

Global efforts to end preventable deaths of children under five years of age saved some 90 million lives in the past two decades, but even at the current rate, a universal target to reduce child mortality by two-thirds by 2015 will not be achieved, a new UN report says.