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Malawi elections provide a global lesson in democracy

COMMENT: Opposition candidates and party can increase their chances of success at the polls by putting aside minor differences and presenting a united front

Malawi court judges win global prize

Members of the small African country’s judiciary took a stand for democracy to international approval

Malawi’s new president is off to a good start

In 100 days of presidency, Lazarus Chakwera has been mostly well received despite a few glitches

The secrets behind the success of Malawi’s opposition coalition

It took more than just a united front to unseat the governing party in the recent presidential elections in Malawi

Chakwera has his work cut out restoring democratic rule that delivers for Malawians

The new president leads a party which was at the forefront of the country’s fight for independence from Britain and went on to rule during the 27-year dictatorship of Hastings Banda

Lazarus Chakwera is sworn in after winning Malawi’s historic presidential election

The opposition presidential candidate won the vote by 20 percentage points, after last year’s poll was overturned because of irregularities

Opposition victory likely in Malawi

The presidential election is a rerun of last year's Mvote, which was overturned by the top court

Opposition are favourites on eve of Malawi’s presidential election

Polls suggest widespread dissatisfaction with the administration of President Peter Mutharika

Malawi’s Supreme Court affirms nullification of presidential election

Reiterating an already historical court ruling, the president's election has once again been rebuffed

The judge who defied Malawi’s government to stop the lockdown

Standing up to abuses of power runs in Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda’s blood

Malawi’s president ordered a lockdown. The court said no

Trust in Peter Mutharika’s government is at an all time low — just when it’s needed most

Malawi Court bars South African lawyers from presidential re-election case

The electoral commission’s decision to appoint expensive foreign advocates has been widely criticised

Pressured Mutharika fires army chiefs

A statement from the presidency said popular army commander General Vincent Nundwe, alongside his deputy Clement Namangale, had been replaced

Ignoring coronavirus fears, Malawi concentrates on its own political crisis

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

Discrediting elections: Why the opposition playbook carries risks

By pushing their usually valid complaints onto the streets and the courts, opposition leaders deny governments the popular goodwill and international credibility they need to govern effectively

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