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Malawi

Population: 18.62 mn.
GDP: $6.3 bn.
Debt: $2.16 bn.

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A shaky start for the new broom

President Chakwera's fight against corruption is popular but concerns are growing about nepotism and schisms in his coalition

The first sixty days of office have not been kind to President Lazarus Chakwera. Swept into office on a wave of campaign promises of clean government and the creation of a million ...


Lazarus rising

Political pluralism gets a boost as the President balances the demands of voters with those of his broad coalition

While former President Peter Mutharika finally packed his bags and sought solace at an official government holiday residence on Lake Malawi, newly elected President Lazarus Chakwer...

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Narrow gaps

Malawi's rerun presidential election on 23 June went off relatively peacefully, and early returns as Africa Confidential went to press indicate that President Peter Mutharika has l...


Poll chaos looms

The chances of holding fresh elections in time are dwindling as the President blocks key appointments and confirmation of the poll date

While political parties push ahead with mass campaign rallies – ignoring all social distancing and the ban on gatherings of more than 100 – there is still no confirmed date for pre...


Poll in a plague year

The re-run of the presidential election looked certain to see Mutharika fall, but all bets are off now that political rallies are banned

The new presidential election mandated by the Constitutional Court in February was always going to be bad news for President Peter Mutharika, especially with the new requirement th...


Shock ruling resets poll

The Constitutional Court has nullified the presidential election and re-set the political landscape

The Constitutional Court has ordered a fresh presidential election, saying the Malawi Electoral Commission's (MEC) failure to follow its duties under constitutional and electoral l...


No let-up in post-election war

The opposition leaders' campaign to annul the May elections depends on getting more angry people on the streets

Three months after the highly contested and narrowly won elections, politicians, civil society and even religious leaders are divided between pro-opposition and pro-government fact...


Chaos helps Mutharika

Malawi's defeated oppositionists are taking different attitudes to May's disputed presidential polls, and that appears to be playing into newly re-elected President Peter Mutharika...


Mutharika’s narrow win

The final result had to be decided in court, so narrow was the victory margin and so mired in accusations of rigging

After a bitter, though largely policy-free, campaign in which the main candidates jockeyed for ethnically advantageous alliances while flinging accusations at each other, the High ...


Campaign plumbs the depths

The war of words between politicians is becoming more and more frenzied as polling day nears with no obvious favourite

The result of the 21 May general election is now anybody's guess, as President Peter Mutharika of the Democratic People's Party (DPP) and his main rival Lazarus Chakwera, of the Ma...


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