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President sacks Agriculture Minister in Maizegate scandal

President Peter Mutharika has sacked his Agriculture Minister for alleged involvement in a developing scandal which has been dubbed Maizegate. George Chaponda is said to be involved in a maize […]

President Mutharika reorganises his Ministries

President Peter Mutharika of Malawi has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet and, in the process, has made a number of changes to his ministries, merging two ministries and […]

Cabinet of Malawi

Peter Mutharika President and Minister of Defence Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima Vice-President Goodall Gondwe Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Dr. George Chaponda Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water […]

President Mutharika shuffles his Cabinet

President Peter Mutharika of Malawi has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet. The full list of the new Cabinet as published by the Presidency is as follows: Prof. Arthur […]

President reshuffles Cabinet

President Peter Mutharika has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet. Following weeks of accusations about corruption he has dropped the Housing and Local Government Ministers. The full list of […]

President shuffles three Ministers

President Peter Mutharika has carried out a reshuffle of some of his Cabinet Ministers. The President has moved Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Atupele Muluzi to the Ministry […]

President names final ten Cabinet appointments

President Peter Mutharika has completed his 20 member Cabinet with the final ten names being released yesterday and the swearing in of the members due to take place at 1 […]

President Peter Mutharika appoints half his Cabinet

President Peter Mutharika appointed nine more Cabinet Ministers yesterday to add to Dr Goodall Gondwe, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, who was appointed last week. The appointments mean […]

President Mutharika outlines government programme in State of Nation speech

Yesterday the new President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika, delivered his first State of the Nation speech, opening the first parliament of his new administration. The new President announced that he […]

People’s Party

The People’s Party or PP was founded by Joyce Banda in 2011 after she was expelled from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Joyce Banda was elected Vice-President in May 2009 […]

Democratic Progressive Party

The Democratic Progressive Party or DPP was founded in February 2005 by the then President Bingu wa Mutharika after a falling out with the United Democratic Front (UDF). Bingu wa […]

Malawi Congress Party

The Malawi Congress Party or MCP was founded in 1959 by Hastings Banda and is the successor to the Nyasaland African Congress (NAC). With independence the MCP came into its […]

United Democratic Front

The United Democratic Front or UDF was founded in 1992 by Bakili Muluzi and was officially recognised in October 1993 when multi-party democracy returned to Malawi. The party believes in […]

Alliance for Democracy

The Alliance for Democracy or AFORD started life in September 1992 as an underground movement led by trade union activist Chakufwa Chihana to agitate for a multi-party democracy. It was […]

Malawi gets hung parliament

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has announced the result of the election to the 192 seat National Assembly. The results leave the country with a hung parliament where independents are […]

Full text of President Peter Mutharika inauguration speech

Peter Mutharika has been inaugurated as the next President of Malawi. Below is the full text of the speech delivered by the President at his inauguration ceremony. “President Peter Mutharika […]

Peter Mutharika declared new President of Malawi

A High Court judge ruled yesterday that the Malawi Election Commission could not have an extension on the counting of votes in the Presidential election and that they must abide […]

Results of election to be announced in one month says MEC

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has announced that it will take up to a month to announce the results of the general and Presidential election which took place last week. […]

Counting restarts after decision to annul election is rescinded

Malawi finds itself in continuing turmoil following last Tuesday’s legislative and Presidential elections. After a turbulent polling day in which ballot papers were lost, polling stations attacked and protests breaking […]

Presidential 2014

An election took place on 20 May 2014. Peter Mutharika (Democratic Progressive Party) 36.4% Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi Congress Party) 27.8% Joyce Banda (People’s Party) 20.2% Atupele Muluzi (United Democratic Front) […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election to the National Assembly took place on 20 May 2014. Democratic Progressive Party 51 People’s Party 26 Malawi Congress Party 48 United Democratic Front 14 Alliance for Democracy […]

Tripartite elections with Presidential race a cliffhanger

Malawi will be holding its first tripartite election today, with votes for a President, National Assembly and local councils. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEP) made a late revision to the […]