Opposition Backs Banda As She Fires Police Chief
African Arguments, 10 April 2012
Monitoring from afar the Malawian reaction to the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika and the inauguration, after a brief succession struggle, of Joyce Banda as the new president… Read more »
Hundreds of people queue for a monthly ration of maize-meal in Malawi.
U.S. Suspends Aid
Sudan Tribune, 23 March 2012
The United States on Friday announced that it is suspending $350 million allocated to Malawi through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) citing deteriorating rights… Read more »
Mutharika Pardoned Gays Because He Was Worried About Aid
RFI, 2 June 2010
Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika admitted on Wednesday that he pardoned a gay couple because he was concerned about international aid. Read more »
Aid Cuts by UK Hits Health Care
UNIRIN, 6 June 2011
After several years of fragile gains, Malawi's healthcare sector is running into trouble, with the latest challenge an aid freeze by its largest international donor, the UK's… Read more »
UK Suspends Budget Support to Malawi
OSISA, 14 July 2011
The UK government has announced that it has suspended general budget support to Malawi indefinitely - a few months after the British High Commissioner was expelled from Lilongwe.… Read more »
Joyce Banda, who rose to prominence as a relentless women's rights advocate, has become Malawi's first female head of state after the death of Bingu ... see more »
Malawi police have arrested the son of former president Bakili Muluzi and cracked down on opposition supporters in the wake of calls for President Bingu wa Mutharika to resign. Read more »
The Farmers' Union of Malawi (FUM) is encouraging smallholder farmers to diversify to commercial farming, which it says is more sustainable. Read more »
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