Malawi President Joyce Banda demands manual vote recount, alleges ‘massive rigging’

Blantyre, Malawi, May 22 (AGV) _ Malawi President Joyce Banda, facing possible defeat at the polls, Thursday demanded a manual recount of the Tuesday vote "in order to have a free and fair election". Speaking from her official Kamuzu Palace in the capital, Lilongwe, Banda alleged that the election was being rigged. “It has come to my attention that there... Read More

Was the Bingu Africa Saw the Bingu Malawians Knew?

Several comments made about the departed president by a number of Africans from various countries, and a few non-Africans, seem to paint a picture of a man Malawians do not seem to recognise. He has been called a visionary leader, a Pan Africanist, and an anti-imperialist, among many other colourful adjectives. Is that the man Malawians knew? . Read More

US Rewards Joyce Banda – Restores $350 Million in Aid to Malawi

ATLANTA -- According to news reports on VOANEWS, The United States has restored a $350-million aid package to Malawi that was suspended last year following deadly clashes between police and protesters in the southern African country. The Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency that assists developing countries, said it will release the aid because of democratic steps taken by Malawi's new... Read More

Malawi:Bowing to Pressure first lady Callista Mutharika loses hefty Salary

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika this has finally bowed down to civil society organizations’ (CSOs) pressure to scrape the First Lady’s pay from government coffers of around MK1.3 million (about US$78,787,788) monthly. Government through the Presidential Committee and Dialogue Group (PCDG) announced in a press statement Monday 28th that more ‘demands’ were being met – including Mutharika’s explanation and revelation... Read More