Malawi

Does Malawi's new leadership spell doom for Rwandan Genocide fugitives?

LILONGWE - Malawi is forging a new relationship with Rwanda that could result in the exposure and extradition of several fugitives responsible for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, who have found safe haven in the southern African country. This development follows remarks by Malawi's new...

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:40am

Malawi's new president sworn in, pledges better Malawi for all

LILONGWE, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Malawi president-elect, Lazarus Chakwera, 65, took the oath of office Sunday following his victory in the Tuesday fresh election. Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Justice Chifundo Kachale declared Chakwera, leader of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), new...

Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 8:55pm

Malawi: 4 men jailed for 15 years over albino attacks

Principal Resident Magistrate Court in Malawi Friday sentenced 4 men, including a police officer, to a 15-year jail term for possessing human bones believed to be of persons with albinism. The four, aged between 29 and 53, were arrested in April 2018 in the eastern border district of Machinga...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 7:42am

Malawi court annuls President Mutharika's 2019 election victory

Malawi’s Constitutional Court on Monday annulled the May 2019 presidential vote that declared Peter Mutharika a winner and ordered a re-run after an application from opposition parties citing irregularities. Mutharika, Malawi president since 2014, won the election with a 38.57% share of...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:42am

Malawi parliament elects first ever female speaker

Malawi's Members of Parliament on Wednesday elected fellow legislator, Catherine Gotani Hara, as speaker of Parliament, making her the country's first female speaker for the August House. Hara, who belongs to the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), won the seat in a tightly...

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:18am

Malawi: Chilima's name missing in voters' register

Malawi Vice President, Saulos Chilima, who is among the presidential candidates challenging the incumbent Peter Mutharika in the May 21 polls, has had his name missing in the voters' register at the center where he registered. Chilima, who went to the center in the Malawi capital, Lilongwe,...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 8:30am

Malawi hit by shortage of family planning supplies

Malawi government has disclosed that the destruction that Tropical Cyclone Idai left behind in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe has led to a shortage of family planning supplies in the country. A statement signed by Principal Secretary of Ministry of Health and Population Services, Dan Namalika,...

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 4:08pm

Death toll from Malawi floods reaches 45

The death toll from the recent Malawi flooding disaster has reached 45, the Department of Disaster and Management Affairs (DoDMA) said Tuesday in an update on their official website. The statement, which was confirmed to Xinhua by DoDMA spokesperson Chipiliro Khamula, said the number of injured...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 11:53am

Malawi minister under fire for remarks on albino killings

Malawi Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi has come under fire for downplaying the killings of people with albinism in the country, saying "there is no need to complain because the albinos are being killed by their relatives." The remarks have been strongly blasted by the...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 8:11am

Malawi free from trachoma ahead of WHO deadline: gov't

Malawi is now free from trachoma, beating the international trachoma elimination deadline of 2020 as set by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a government spokesperson. Ministry of health spokesperson Joshua Malango told local media Saturday that recent impact survey showed that...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 8:52am

Murekezi faces Genocide charges after his extradition from Malawi

Vincent Murekezi, a Genocide fugitive who has avoided capture for the past 15 years, was on Monday morning brought to Rwanda and handed to Rwanda Correction Service (RCS) by their Malawian counterparts. Murekezi, who was serving a jail sentence for fraud-related charges in Malawi, was deported to...

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 3:25pm

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