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In his 2016 autobiography there’s a typical line from Jack Charlton. He saw someone drinking Coke and said: “What are you drinking that s*** for? Guin(...)

  Malawi’s president Peter Mutharika salutes   arrives last month at  the launch of his Democratic Progressive Party’s  manifesto and election campaign at Kamuzu Institute for Sports in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe. Photograph: Getty Images

Malawi’s president Peter Mutharika has narrowly won re-election with 38 per cent of the votes in last week’s polls, the electoral commission has decla(...)

A girl fetches water from a river created by flood water   in the Nsanje district of southern Malawi. Photograph: Amos Gumulira/AFP/Getty Images

I have been in Malawi for 18 months. I work as a primary teacher in an international school in Blantyre, the second largest city in Malawi. My boyfrie(...)

Peter Mutharika, president of Malawi: been visiting parts of the country affected by the violence.  Photograph:  Riccardo Savi/Getty Images

Police in Malawi said they arrested 140 suspected members of vigilante mobs that have targeted people accused of vampirism, clamping down after a wave(...)

Madonna sits with her biological and adopted children (left to right): David Banda, Lourdes, Mercy James, and Rocco at Mkoko Primary School in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi. File photograph from April, 2013: Amos Gumulira/AFP/Getty Images

Malawi’s High Court on Tuesday granted Madonna permission to adopt twins from the Southern African country, a judiciary spokesman said. The American (...)

A Fathers and Daughters’ ‘chat day’ taking place under a large baobab tree, used for community events, in Chiradzulu district, Malawi. Photograph: Didem Tali

Many Malawian girls escape abusive marriages, but survivors are challenged with poverty, HIV and lack of opportunities for education or employment. Ch(...)

Pauline Cafferkey (L), a British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, and Dr Michael Jacobs of the Royal Free Hospital in north London. Mrs Cafferkey has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from a survivor of the virus. Photographs: PA Wire.

The British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from a survivor of the (...)

  Joyce Banda: the incumbent president urged all sides to keep calm. Photograph: Amos Gumulira/AFP/Getty Images

Soldiers deployed in Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre yesterday after voters, angered by delays and mishaps at polling stations in a hotly contest(...)

President of Malawi Joyce Banda:  her  handling of the scandal has damaged her reputation. Photograph:  Andrew Cowie/Getty Images

The optimists believe Malawi’s so-called “Cashgate” scandal might herald a new beginning, a new democratic dispensation that would end the corruption (...)