What happened to the R54-million paid out for a timber mill that was never built?
Malawi - where more than half the population of 15-million live below the poverty line - on Sunday marks 50 years of freedom from colonial rule.
The Southern African Development Community's guidelines lean towards election observation rather than election management, writes Webster Zambara.
Newly inaugurated Malawian President Peter Mutharika has said he will seek to build relationships with countries such as Russia and China.
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Peter Mutharika and assured him of South Africa's commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with Malawi.
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.
Malawi's high court has issued an injunction barring President Joyce Banda from interfering in the electoral process.
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.
Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia will hold crucial polls this year, writes Webster Zambara.
Two people have been killed after clashes between supporters of Malawi's ruling party and its opposition.
Due to cultural pressure and poverty, half the women in Malawi are married before their 18th birthday â€“ some as young as 10 years old.
Observers say elections in Southern Africa this year are vulnerable to manipulation and misuse of the military to clamp down on opponents.
A rights group is seeking a review of the three gay men's jail sentences and plans to challenge laws that criminalise homosexuality in Malawi.
With accusations flying of Malawi's president's involvement in a state corruption scandal, Joyce Banda has promised foreign donors a forensic audit.