A change of presidents has skewed the playing field for a South African defence company
Joyce Banda has congratulated her arch-rival Peter Mutharika for winning Malawi's presidential election whose result she initially challenged.
Democratic Progressive Party leader Peter Mutharika has been declared the winner of disputed presidential elections after defeating Joyce Banda.
The final vote count in Malawi's controversial elections will only be released once court challenges have been resolved.
Malawi could get the results of its elections if its high court rules out a recount of the votes in the controversial presidential election.
The decision to hold a manual recount of all votes cast in the May 20 election has the blessing of most as they agree the elections were not fair.
Malawi's high court has issued an injunction barring President Joyce Banda from interfering in the electoral process.
Malawi's electoral body says President Joyce Banda has no power to scrap elections, while her main political rival says the decision is "illegal".
Malawi's President Joyce Banda says she will not take part in a new vote, which she called after nullifying Tuesday's elections.
Election officials are using fax and email to tally votes after the electronic system broke down, delaying the release of any results.
Malawi's military has backed up police following reports of voting materials set alight and roads being blocked by angry voters.
Southern Africa's first female head of state will be the one to beat as Malawians get ready to vote, most analysts predict.
Joyce Banda says Malawi's graft scandal that broke during her administration is her greatest achievement and helped her turn the economy around.
The main contenders have been at the helm before, but appear to offer nothing new in their manifestos.
Two people have been killed after clashes between supporters of Malawi's ruling party and its opposition.
With accusations flying of Malawi's president's involvement in a state corruption scandal, Joyce Banda has promised foreign donors a forensic audit.
Foreign donors have suspended Â£150-million of aid until a scandal allegedly involving civil servants, MPs and businesspeople is cleared up.
The world watched as Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest in his hometown of Qunu following a dignified and moving funeral ceremony on Sunday.
President Joyce Banda has received death threats after discovering a fraud scandal that forced her to dissolve Malawi's Cabinet in October.