Malawi’s Chakwera has vowed a crackdown on the last administration’s corruption. President Chakwera made controversial appointments when he took power.
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Until its independence in 1964, Malawi was a colonial territory of the British Empire. A form of multi-party democracy was established in 1994 but has failed to fully take root. According to Freedom House's 2018 Freedom in the World Report, "Malawi holds regular elections and has undergone multiple transfers of power between political parties, though the changes were frequently a result of rifts among ruling elites rather than competition between distinct parties." Also check out our section on World Democracy and our Africa archive.
From VOA: Police in Malawi have arrested a bodyguard of former President Peter Mutharika for allegedly helping
The people of Malawi fought hard to oust Peter Mutharika but Lazarus Chakwera who benefited from this movement has resorted to nepotism in appointments.
Reorganised due to irregularities, Malawi’s election runoff has concluded with the victory of the opposition. Incumbent Peter Mutharika conceded defeat.
Malawi’s Electoral Commission said it was confident Tuesday’s presidential rerun will be free of irregularities. But violence has flared ahead of the polls.
September 2, 2019, South Africa recorded another spate of xenophobic violence against foreign national in South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg.
Supporters of press freedom in Malawi are denouncing a government order suspending all radio and television call-in programs.
Malawi police used tear gas Thursday to disperse supporters of the opposition Malawi Congress Party protesting President Peter Mutharika’s re-election.
Malawi Presidential race tight with real battle between incumbent President Peter, Vice President Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.
In a dozen countries across Africa, governments have put laws that “improperly constrain” nongovernmental organizations and imperil civil society.