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Malawi articles on Democracy Chronicles
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.
Malawi President Vows to Close in on Corrupt Officials
Malawi’s Chakwera has vowed a crackdown on the last administration’s corruption. President Chakwera made controversial appointments when he took power.
Malawi Police Arrest Former President’s Aide for Alleged Corruption
From VOA: Police in Malawi have arrested a bodyguard of former President Peter Mutharika for allegedly helping him avoid nearly $7 million in import duties. Mutharika has denied knowledge of the scheme, which saw cement for construction of his private property imported duty free. Norman Chisale is one several people whom police arrested Tuesday for […]
Malawi president under fire for family appointments to cabinet
The people of Malawi fought hard to oust Peter Mutharika but Lazarus Chakwera who benefited from this movement has resorted to nepotism in appointments.
Malawi State Official Says Mutharika Has Conceded Defeat, Moved Out of Presidential Palace
Reorganised due to irregularities, Malawi’s election runoff has concluded with the victory of the opposition. Incumbent Peter Mutharika conceded defeat.
Political Violence Flares in Malawi Ahead of Fresh Polls
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.
Another spate of xenophobic violence in South Africa
September 2, 2019, South Africa recorded another spate of xenophobic violence against foreign national in South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg.
Broadcasters Slam Freeze on Malawi Call-In Shows
Supporters of press freedom in Malawi are denouncing a government order suspending all radio and television call-in programs.
Malawi Protesters Clash with Police as Election Results Challenged
Malawi police used tear gas Thursday to disperse supporters of the opposition Malawi Congress Party protesting President Peter Mutharika’s re-election.
Malawi Race for President Tight as Election Nears
Malawi Presidential race tight with real battle between incumbent President Peter, Vice President Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.