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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’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

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 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

Ignoring coronavirus fears, Malawi concentrates on its own political crisis

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

Covering Malawi’s political crisis

The past eight months were perhaps the most strange and unsettling in the country’s modern history. Reporting on it was tough, but I persevered— and so does Malawi

Mutharika to appeal overturning of Malawi poll win

Mgeme Kalilani, the president's spokesperson, described the ruling as "a serious miscarriage of justice and an attack on the foundations of the country’s democracy..."

In historic decision, Malawi annuls presidential election

Top court says that electoral irregularities were ‘widespread, systematic and grave’

Malawi’s Mutharika re-elected amid vote-rigging claims

The final count of last week's vote was released after a court battle

Malawi is at a crossroads. It needs change

Malawi’s vice-president makes his case ahead of the presidential election

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