Malawi’s election: What a job!

ON A plot next to the ultra-modern parliament building in Lilongwe is a shrine to Hastings Kamuzu Banda, who ruled Malawi for its first 33 years after independence from Britain. Baskets of flowers line the ....

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Malawi election threatens violence after two decades of democracy

Malawi’s tumultuous elections, held last week, have left the country reeling and at risk of violence. While peaceful campaigns marked the lead-up to the vote, havoc reigned on election day, when numerous polling centers didn’t ....

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Malawi vote recount may take up to a month

Malawi is only likely to have an official result of its chaotic 20 May election in 30 days, as the Malawi Electoral Commission embarks on a process to manually count the votes, a senior official ....

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Malawi poll another stain on Africa

The outcome of the Malawi General Election characterises a malady that afflicts electoral processes in Africa. Having started off on the wrong footing, the resultant chaos compelled the incumbent President Joyce Banda to declare the ....

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Malawi stares at constitutional crisis after disputed election

Malawi's electoral authorities said Sunday they will re-open ballot boxes after finding evidence of irregularities, as the country was thrown into a constitutional crisis over the disputed poll. "In the course of vote tallying, there ....

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Kicks of a Dying Horse: Banda throws Malawi into new political crisis

President Joyce Banda of Malawi has declared this week's election to be "null and void", throwing the nation into a new political crisis. Speaking in the country's capital Ilongwe on Saturday, Banda claimed there were "serious ....

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A drive-by analysis of Malawi’s election

The whole election seems to have been pretty dodgy. From the outside it looks like all major parties have tried to cook the electoral books with some intense rigging, and the consensus is that it’s by ....

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Judge Mwaungulu rules MRA has no authority to collect duty on 41 vehicles Mutharika imported on free duty

Mutharika family wins duty claim case: Judge Mwaungulu rules Malawi Revenue Authority had no authority Former President Bingu wa Mutharika’s family has won the case against Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) which had wanted to collect ....

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Bingu Mutharika’s wealth at the time of death revealed : K61 Billion

Former president, the late Bingu wa Mutharika had several bank accounts in both local and foreign commercial banks where some money which is part of his K61 billion estate was kept. Mutharika, at the time ....

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Malawi’s presidential jet has been auctioned off to a Virgin Islands company for $15 million

Malawi’s presidential jet has been auctioned off to a Virgin Islands company for $15 million, after the cash-strapped government disposed of it to raise funds, an official said Tuesday. Bohnox Enterprise Ltd beat three other ....

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Joyce Banda has bigger problems than Madonna

President has proved willing to comply with the demands of western donors, but the people she governs are not impressed. The historian Margery Perham once wrote that "the basic difficulty" with the British colonial technique of indirect ....

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The West made Bingu look like a dictator,JB watchout

“Most of what the African leader does is dictated by what the West wants and thinks. Then the African follows or pretends to cry foul. Africa is ruled and dictated to by the powerful West ....

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Speaker Chimunthu Banda dares Peter Mutharika

Speaker of the Malawi National Assembly Henry Chimunthu Banda on Tuesday declared that he will challenge DPP acting president Peter Mutharika on the position of president at the April 17 convention. Chimunthu Banda’s declaration has ....

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