Malawi’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera campaigns in  Lilongwe on June 20th. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Lazarus Chakwera, a Pentecostal pastor-turned-politician, was inaugurated as Malawi’s president after winning the first opposition victory in an elect(...)

Peter Mutharika, Malawi’s president since 2014, won a close election in 2019 with a 38.57 per cent share of the vote. Photograph: Reuters/Eldson Chagara

Malawi’s presidency said on Wednesday it would appeal against a court ruling that overturned Peter Mutharika’s narrow election victory, calling the o(...)

  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 woman and children harvesting  groundnuts in Malawi. More than 50%  of the country’s  18 million people live below the poverty line, making it the fourth poorest country in the world. Photograph: Getty Images

Corruption, poverty and the economy are at the forefront of citizens’ minds ahead of Malawi’s “three-horse race” elections set to take place next week(...)

  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(...)

Malawian president Joyce Banda  answers journalists’ questions during her final election campaign in her home village of Songani, on the outskirts of Zomba, on Saturday.  Photograph: Amos Gumulira/AFP/Getty Images

Southern Africa’s first female president, Joyce Banda, must overcome stiff competition from a number of candidates if she is to emerge victorious in M(...)