Mar 19, 2013 00:10 EDT
US President Barack Obama will welcome four African leaders to Washington this month, the White House said.
Mar 14, 2013 10:30 EDT
A Malawi High Court judge on Thursday granted bail to 12 politicians facing treason charges for allegedly plotting to oust President Joyce Banda.
Mar 12, 2013 12:48 EDT
A bail hearing for 11 Malawian politicians accused of plotting to hijack the nomination of President Joyce Banda will be held on Thursday, officials said, as fresh protests erupted over their arrests.
Mar 11, 2013 15:02 EDT
Malawi police on Monday arrested 11 people, including the former president's brother and a serving minister, for an alleged coup plot, sparking violent protests.
Mar 11, 2013 06:04 EDT
Malawi police on Monday arrested at least two ex-ministers for an alleged coup plot aimed at preventing President Joyce Banda coming to power last year, sparking protests met with police tear gas.
Mar 11, 2013 05:19 EDT
At least two ex-ministers who tried to block the rise of President Joyce Banda to power following the death of her predecessor last year were arrested on Monday, police told AFP.
Mar 06, 2013 08:35 EST
The sudden death of Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika last year was caused by cardiac arrest, an inquiry ruled Wednesday, hoping to lay to rest speculation that he may have been killed.
Feb 21, 2013 14:28 EST
Police in Malawi on Thursday used tear gas to disperse school pupils marching against a public workers strike, police said.
Feb 08, 2013 11:53 EST
Malawi is to reprint thousands of presidential portraits to add "Doctor" to Joyce Banda's name, the government said Friday, raising eyebrows amid a tough austerity drive.
Jan 28, 2013 16:36 EST
For sale, presidential jet, 15 years old. Perfect flying condition. $13.3 million. Contact Malawi for details.
Jan 17, 2013 07:07 EST
Heavily armed riot police were deployed on the streets of Malawi's major cities on Thursday as the government braced for protests against tough reforms designed to right the economy and win back investors.
Jan 05, 2013 14:35 EST
IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday praised Malawi's President Joyce Banda for "bold" economic recovery reforms, saying the measures will lead to a turn-around despite their unpopularity.
Jan 05, 2013 06:13 EST
IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Malawi to diversify its economy, saying a reliance on agriculture left the country's economic recovery under President Joyce Banda vulnerable.
Jan 05, 2013 03:44 EST
Malawi's President Joyce Banda has assured visiting IMF managing director Christine Lagarde that the impoverished southern African country will not backtrack on reforms to help the economy recover.
Jan 04, 2013 07:23 EST
Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), arrived in impoverished Malawi on Friday on a three-day official visit to "support the President and government" over its economic recovery programme.
Dec 08, 2012 23:58 EST
Thrown into jail for 14 years under Malawi's anti-gay laws, Tiwonge Chimbalanga has no regrets about the marriage ceremony that became a symbol of Africa's intolerance toward homosexuality.
Nov 30, 2012 08:56 EST
Britain will give Malawi £20 million ($32 million, 25 million euro) in "emergency budget support" to boost social schemes in the impoverished southern African nation, Malawi authorities said Friday.
Nov 12, 2012 09:56 EST
The son of Malawi's ex-president Bakili Muluzi on Monday resigned as as economic planning minister after President Joyce Banda said he did not have what it takes to run for the highest office.
Nov 08, 2012 16:09 EST
Malawi lawyers Thursday criticised President Joyce Banda's government for suspending sodomy laws until they are debated by parliament, calling it "unconstitutional and illegal".
Nov 06, 2012 09:09 EST
Despite the Malawi government's move to suspend a law banning same-sex relationships, activists say winning a total repeal will be an "uphill battle" in a country where homosexuality is considered a sin.