13 Feb 2019
The African arm of Bharti Airtel, Airtel Africa added 13.8 million new subscribers to the network at the end of last year, increasing from 84.1 million in 2017 to 97.9 million in 2018. This is even as the Indian telecommunications firm, which operates in 14 countries across the region, has secured more external funding as…
17 Nov 2018
Morocco qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday when Group B rivals Malawi lost 2-1 away to out-of-contention Comoros. They are the sixth country after hosts Cameroon, Senegal, Madagascar, Egypt and Tunisia to secure a place at the finals, which will feature 24 teams for the first time. The Comoran victory in…
6 Nov 2018
Campaigners in Malawi won an injunction on Wednesday to temporarily halt work on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the commercial capital as part of a $10 million construction deal with Delhi. They argued in the high court that the statue, part of a deal to build a convention centre in Blantyre, celebrated Gandhi who…
22 Oct 2018
Increasing youth engagement in profitable agriculture and agribusiness is critical for sustainable agricultural development. For Miriam Ahuna Ofoeze, a young processor at the National Root Crops Research Institute in Umudike, Abia State, nothing now stands between her and her goal of becoming a successful agribusiness entrepreneur. Thanks to an innovative training programme sponsored by…
3 Jul 2018
Malawi's president, Peter Mutharika, accepted the nomination of his ruling Democratic Progressive Party on Tuesday to contest next year's elections, defying mounting corruption allegations and calls to resign.
2 Jul 2018
Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Monday faced a growing corruption scandal ahead of next year's election after a leaked report from the country's anti-graft body allegedly accused him of fraud.
6 Jun 2018
Malawi's vice president Saulos Chilima publicly attacked the corruption of the president's government on Tuesday and announced his resignation from the ruling party, leaving the door open for a presidential run.
20 Feb 2018
A cholera outbreak in Malawi described as "very difficult to contain" has claimed nine lives and affected a total of 541 people nationwide, health officials said on Tuesday.
3 Oct 2017
Vigilantes in Malawi have killed six people suspected of trying to obtain and drink human blood as part of magic rituals since mid-September, police told AFP on Tuesday.
11 Jul 2017
US pop superstar Madonna on Tuesday took her four adopted Malawian children to the opening of a paediatric hospital wing that her charity has built in their home country.
6 May 2017
Donors, which provide about 40 percent of Malawi's budget, in 2013 pulled the plug on aid of around $150 million (110 million euros) after British auditors said at least $30 million was stolen from state coffers over a six-month period.
24 Apr 2017
A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.