Malawi

Observers Note Problems In Malawi Elections

Foreign observers of Malawi's presidential, parliamentary and local elections issued a preliminary assessment Thursday, saying that although the process was peaceful, it lacked a level playing field.  Incumbent leader Peter Mutharika held a...

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An Internet Cutoff During Malawi’s Vote Count Affected Its Electoral Commission’s Backup Network

Malawi has joined the list of African states that have experienced disrupted internet during crucial election periods. As results from Tuesday’s (May 21) general election trickled in, numerous internet providers in the southeastern African state...

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Malawi Election Campaigning Closes

Campaigning has ended for Malawi’s tightly contested May 21 elections for president, lawmakers, and local leaders. As political parties ready for Tuesday’s polls, Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima, who is challenging President Peter...
Related topics: Polls

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Uk Mod Confirms Death Of Uk Soldier On Anti-poaching Operations In Malawi

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK Defense Ministry has confirmed that a UK serviceman was killed in Malawi on May 5 while on anti-poaching operations in the African nation.
Related topics: United Kingdom, Russia, Moscow

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Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Sexual Violence In Conflict, A Malaria Vaccine Trial, Updates On Libya,...

Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya’s capital as fighting continues, concerns in...
Related topics: Libya, Sri Lanka

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Long Road To Recovery For Children After Cyclone Idai

The U.N. children’s fund says at least 1.6 million children in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe need help right away to recover from the affects of Cyclone Idai, which battered their countries more than one month ago. Cyclone Idai, the deadliest...
Related topics: Mozambique, Zimbabwe

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One Month Later: Cyclone Idai’s Devastation By The Numbers

A month ago, Cyclone Idai crashed into Mozambique. So powerful was the storm, that drove into neighboring landlocked Mozambique and Malawi. The flood waters are receding, and the scale of the devastation is becoming clear. 1,005: The total death...
Related topics: Mozambique

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Malawi Plans Arrest Of Former President Over Cashgate Scandal

Malawi's government says former President Joyce Banda risks facing arrest over a corruption case known as Cashgate. Banda is also accused of misusing money for the presidential jet she sold during her administration. Government authorities said...

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"remember The South": Devastating Cyclone Idai Another Example Of Global South Paying For...

Cyclone Idai, the worst weather disaster in the history of the Southern Hemisphere, has caused extensive flooding and left tens of thousand homeless and more than 400 dead in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Officials say the death toll is over 400,...
Related topics: Mozambique, Zimbabwe

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Relief Aid Reaches Malawi Flood Victims

Relief supplies are arriving for thousands of people in southern Malawi’s Cyclone Idai-affected flood areas, where at least 56 people have been killed. Many villages remain cut-off by massive rains that hit Mozambique’s coast earlier this...
Related topics: Mozambique

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Malawi Launches Campaign Period For May Elections

Malawi’s Electoral Commission has officially launched campaigning for May elections with calls against political violence. Political violence is on the rise in Malawi as the country prepares for May elections. The victims are mostly opposition...

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‘break The Cycle’ Of Disaster-response-recovery, Urges Top Un Official, As Death Toll Mounts...

The destruction unleashed by Cyclone Idai on Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, continues to claim lives and displace thousands, in what the UN’s top disaster risk reduction official called on Monday “the worst extreme weather event to occur so...
Related topics: Mozambique, Zimbabwe

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Joyce Banda Withdraws From Malawi Presidential Race

Former Malawian president Joyce Banda, the country's first female leader, has withdrawn from the May presidential election to support the main opposition candidate, Lazarus Chakwera. Ackson Kalaile Banda, spokesperson for Joyce Banda's People's...

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Malawi Floods Kill More Than 50, Displace 200,000

Some 200,000 people in Malawi have been displaced by floods that have affected half of the country’s 28 districts. The government has recorded at least 56 deaths and over 500 injuries, as of Wednesday.  Forecasters have warned that more rain is...

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Un Chief Sends Condolences To Families Of Malawi Flood Victims

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his condolences to the families of flood victims across Malawi, where at least 23 have died in recent days, and to the Government and citizens of the country.

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Malawi Albinos Set Up Protest Camp, Demand To Meet President

About 300 people, most of them albinos, have braved steady rains this week - sometimes bringing traffic to a standstill -  to protest near the residence of Malawi's president, Peter Mutharika.  The demonstrators want a face-to-face meeting with...
Related topics: Protests

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The Story Of The Malawian Boy Who Saved His Village With A Wind Turbine Comes To Netflix

As a southern African country Malawi’s neighbors South Africa and Zimbabwe usually get all the coverage when it comes to global popular culture: both for good and bad. It’s probably why Malawians have been hotly anticipating the new...
Related topics: Netflix (NFLX), South Africa, Zimbabwe

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Political Violence Mars Malawi Election Run-up

Political violence is on the rise in Malawi as the country prepares for May elections.  The victims are mostly opposition party members beaten by suspected supporters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. However, DPP officials have denied...

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Malawi Looks To Cannabis To Supplement Lost Tobacco Earnings

Malawi is the latest African country to look at legalizing cannabis, the plant that produces hemp and marijuana, after similar moves in Lesotho, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. As Malawi's tobacco industry, the country’s biggest foreign exchange...
Related topics: Lesotho, Zimbabwe

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Alarm Over Violent Attacks On Lawmakers, Opposition In Malawi, Ahead Of Elections

In Malawi, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, voiced alarm on Friday over increasing, horrific violence there, linked to upcoming elections.
Related topics: Human Rights

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