Peter Mutharika

 
Vigilante vampire slayers haunt Malawi
Vigilante vampire slayers haunt Malawi
‘Suspected vampire killed by mob”. This is a real headline, in a real newspaper. Malawi’s Nyasa Times ran the story this week, and the...
Are Southern Africa’s human rights commissions equipped to protect queer rights?
Are Southern Africa’s human rights commissions equipped to protect queer rights?
Eric Sambisa’s gamble did not pay off. In December 2015, the Malawian became the first person to openly come out as gay on national television....
Malawians demand more from their government
Malawians demand more from their government
Civil society organisations in Malawi have given the government a 100-day ultimatum to end the financial and governance challenges the country is...
Under pressure, Malawi President suspends pay hikes
Under pressure, Malawi President suspends pay hikes
Malawi President Peter Mutharika has suspended indefinitely massive pay hikes for himself, his deputy, for cabinet ministers and members of...
Malawi government up in arms after Banda's $144-m deal
Malawi government up in arms after Banda's $144-m deal
South African arms dealer Ivor Ichikowitz’s formerly friendly relationship with the Malawian government has run into stiff headwinds since the...
Malawi president rejects ministers' bid for salary increase
Malawi president rejects ministers' bid for salary increase
Malawian President Peter Mutharika has shot down a proposal to hike Cabinet ministers' pay to almost triple his own salary, a spokesperson said on...
Fifty years after independence, Malawians struggle under grinding poverty
Fifty years after independence, Malawians struggle under grinding poverty
As Malawi marks 50 years of freedom from colonial rule on Sunday, many local people say the country today is living in a new form of bondage: poverty....
Malawi to seek new aid relationships outside the West
Malawi to seek new aid relationships outside the West
Malawi, traditionally dependent on Western aid donors, will look for "new friends" in countries such as China and Russia, newly elected...
Zuma congratulates Malawi's new president
Zuma congratulates Malawi's new president
President Jacob Zuma on Saturday congratulated Peter Mutharika, president-elect of Malawi, on his successful election.
Malawi's Banda concedes defeat in presidential election
Malawi's Banda concedes defeat in presidential election
Conceding defeat, Banda congratulated Mutharika for his "victory in a closely contested election" and said she was "leaving office a happy person,"...
Mutharika wins Malawi's disputed presidential poll
Mutharika wins Malawi's disputed presidential poll
Mutharika, the brother of former president Bingu wa Mutharika, took 36.4% of the votes cast against Banda's 20.2%, the electoral commission...

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