As Malawi gears-up for elections this month, candidates and voters say flooding from March’s Cyclone Idai has already negatively impacted the vote.
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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.
An election governing body in Malawi has done its first test of a system that tallies election results, as a May 21 poll draws near.
Malawi albinos braved steady rains this week, sometimes bringing traffic to standstill, to protest near residence of Malawi’s president, Peter Mutharika.
Political violence victims are mostly opposition party members beaten by suspected supporters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
The NGO Act Amendment Bill imposes heavy fines and prison sentences on NGOs and their directors should they breach the law.
Human right office warns human rights defenders. Activists in Malawi under threat as pre-electoral politicking heats up before next year’s general election.
African Heads of State, who are currently all male, have an average age of 64.32 years. This situation appears to be at odds with the demographics in Africa as the continent’s population is youthful.
Parliament will deduct allowances for members of Parliament who are absent from sittings without valid reasons
Singer in Malawi has raised more than $20,000 in donations for the country’s only pediatric cancer ward
Malawi has softened up on its earlier position regarding implementation of the proposed electoral reforms