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Malawians to cast vote in fresh presidential poll Tuesday

    LILONGWE, Malawi | XINHUA | Thirteen months after Malawi held tripartite elections in May 2019, the country is going to conduct fresh presidential election Tuesday, June 23. This follows the monumental Feb. 3 court ruling which annulled the May 2019 presidential poll after a lengthy legal battle in …

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Malawi president takes wage cut to fund virus fight

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP |  Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika said Saturday he was taking a wage cut to help fund the fight against the coronavirus, and ordered his government to the same. Mutharika said in a statement he had ordered the treasury to cut his own salary and the wages …

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MUTHARIKA: Law professor turned unelected Malawi leader

  Lilongwe, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika, 79, is a former Washington law professor whose second successive election victory was declared invalid on Monday over widespread polling irregularities. (read full judgment bottom) He won his first term in a closely contested poll in 2014, two years after …

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Malawi’s court cancels presidential vote result

Judges driven to court in a military armoured vehicle Lilongwe, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that re-elected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities. (read full judgment bottom) “We hold that the first respondent (Mutharika) …

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Malawi president home after mysterious weeks-long trip

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP |  Malawian President Peter Mutharika returned home Sunday after an unexplained trip to the United States that lasted several weeks, sparking rumours over his health. Mutharika flew to New York to give a speech at the UN General Assembly on September 25 but there had been …

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Malawi president declares national disaster after drought

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday declared a state of national disaster due to food shortages caused by drought, in the latest sign of alarm over a hunger crisis across southern Africa. Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia are all suffering food supply problems, while South Africa …

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