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Why do presidents cling to power?

Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like

Malawi’s new president defends controversial cabinet

Lazarus Chakwera’s post-election honeymoon did not last long

Consolidating democracy in Malawi: A case of recycled elite pacts?

Lazarus Chakwera’s ascent to the presidency was made possible by the nine-party Tonse Alliance, which included Mutharika’s former deputy, Saulus Chilima, as his running mate

Ignoring coronavirus fears, Malawi concentrates on its own political crisis

Politicians are paying more attention to the upcoming election than to Covid-19

25 Years after Beijing: Changing the script about women’s leadership

Women in Africa should not be viewed as having ‘special negotiating skills’. Instead, we should motivate for more women in leadership positions because of their equality as citizens

Africa’s women belong at the top

'While many girls possess leadership qualities, social, political, and economic barriers stymie their potential,' writes Joyce Banda.

Editorial: AU is still a men’s club

'In its history, only three women heads of state have been represented at the AU'

Malawi anti-graft body says Banda still under probe

Former president Joyce Banda returned to Malawi at the weekend after four years of self-imposed exile

Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon

The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But does she deserve it?

Malawi’s Banda, arms firm rock the boat

Malawi has renegotiated a $145-million deal with SA's Paramount group for patrol boats.

Editorial: Deal muddies the water

Murky dealings around Lake Malawi interceptor boats order

Malawi’s Banda, arms firm rock the boat

Malawi has renegotiated a $145-million deal with SA's Paramount group for patrol boats.

Banda: ‘I am a free Malawian citizen now’

In her first interview since being voted out of office, former Malawi president Joyce Banda discusses her eight-month absence from the country.

Malawi ‘theft’ balloons to R540m

A leaked audit has hardened suspicions that Cashgate funded election campaigns

CCTV tapes ‘show’ Banda meeting Cashgate suspect

The state has handed over the footage to Malawi’s corruption-busting body for forensic examination and further action.

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