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Frank Phiri

Frank Phiri

    Malawi elections: Soldiers quell voter unrest after delays
    Malawi elections: Soldiers quell voter unrest after delays
    Soldiers deployed in Malawi's commercial capital Blantyre on Tuesday after voters, angered by delays and mishaps at polling stations in a hotly...
    Fears of violence grow as Malawi's national poll nears
    Fears of violence grow as Malawi's national poll nears
    Two people were killed late on Sunday in a clash between supporters of Malawi's ruling party and the opposition, police said, triggering...
    Bingu's brother leader? Malawi faces Mutharika 'dynasty'
    Bingu's brother leader? Malawi faces Mutharika 'dynasty'
    Malawi's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has endorsed embattled President Bingu wa Mutharika's younger brother as the party's possible...
    Do the UN's millennium goals matter to Malawians?
    Do the UN's millennium goals matter to Malawians?
    In a country such as Malawi, where the ramifications of HIV/Aids, perennial hunger and illiteracy are all too clear, one would expect that the...
    Difficult year ahead for famine-hit Malawi
    Difficult year ahead for famine-hit Malawi
    The year 2005 will go down in history as another difficult 12 months for the tiny, famine-stricken Southern African nation of Malawi.
    Catching up with Malawi's female legislators
    Catching up with Malawi's female legislators
    More than a year ago, Inter Press Service (IPS) profiled several of the women who had won seats in Malawi's Parliament, something that enabled them...
    Corruption-busting president to form new party
    Corruption-busting president to form new party
    Will they or won't they? This question is on the lips of political observers in Malawi at present, as they wait to see whether substantial numbers...
    Malawi faces urban explosion
    Malawi faces urban explosion
    Every morning, residents of Malawi's sprawling commercial hub, Blantyre, wake up to deafening noises as hundreds of thousands of people pour into...
    Daunting task for new Malawian president
    Daunting task for new Malawian president
    As Malawi's courts grapple with the electoral challenge lodged by the opposition Mgwirizano coalition to last week's poll, the country's new...
    Election time for 'freer but poorer' Malawians
    Election time for 'freer but poorer' Malawians
    Malawi is scheduled to go to the polls on Thursday for general elections -- this amid polling delays, allegations of bias on the part of electoral...
    Malawi's electoral commission loses its lustre
    Malawi's electoral commission loses its lustre
    In 1994, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) was feted for its fair and efficient organisation of a poll that ousted autocratic ruler Hastings...
    Malawi govt under pressure as poll looms
    Malawi govt under pressure as poll looms
    As Malawi's general elections draw closer, deepening national poverty is haunting efforts by the ruling United Democratic Front to remain in...