Malawian President Peter Mutharika, his ministers and lawmakers have awarded themselves a huge pay rise, the president`s office said Saturday.
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.
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.
Peter Mutharika, the brother of Malawi`s former leader, was Friday declared winner of the country`s disputed presidential election after garnering 36.4 percent of the votes cast.
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.
Mutharika told local radio station Capital FM his party had a lead over Banda and her People`s Party.
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 President Joyce Banda announced the dissolution of her Cabinet amid reports of rampant fraud and corruption in her government.
Madonna, who just returned from a week-long trip to Malawi where she visited the 10 school projects that her charity built, wrote a barely legible, error filled, handwritten letter to the South African nation`s President Joyce Banda.
India and Malawi can work together to explore uranium sites as this country has huge deposits of the mineral, Vice President Joyce Banda said on Friday night.
Day in Pics: 31st January
Showbiz World - January 31, 2015