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Human Rights Watch calls on new President Lazarus Chakwera to reset Malawi’s human rights record

Malawi’s new president, Lazarus Chakwera, should use his electoral victory as an opportunity to reset the country’s human rights record, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. On June 28, 2020, Chakwera was sworn in as president...

African Union congratulates new President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera

Chairperson of the Africa Union Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated Dr Lazarus Chakwera on his election as the President of the Republic of Malawi.Chakwera was sworn in on Sunday after the announcement on...

Coronavirus update: Zambia, Ivory Coast and Malawi

Coronavirus numbers keep changing in Africa where more than 6200 people have now died and more than 233000 have contracted the virus, according to the latest data from the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Malawi should ensure free, fair and safe presidential rerun elections amid COVID-19 – Human Rights Watch

Malawi authorities should ensure a free and fair, as well as safe, vote during upcoming presidential rerun elections amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.On May 8, 2020, the...

Malawi to receive $91 million loan money from IMF to combat COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) would be releasing $91 million loan money to Malawi after the board's approval on Friday.The IMF said the loan money would help Malawi meet the urgent balance...

Malawi President Peter Mutharika and all ministers take 10% pay cut for 3 months to beat coronavirus

President Peter Mutharika of Malawi and all government ministers are taking a 10 percent pay cut for three months to raise money to respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak.Local media reported that...

​​​Amnesty warns President Arthur Mutharika’s police force escalating crackdown ahead of Malawi election rerun

Amnesty International warned on Monday that Malawian authorities have mounted a crackdown on dissent ahead of the general election rerun on 19 May.Authorities on Sunday arrested two prominent human rights activists...

Malawi presidential election results annulled by court over widespread irregularities

Malawi’s constitutional court has annulled last year’s presidential election over widespread irregularities and ordered a new vote within 151 days.President Peter Mutharika won a second term in May with 38.6% of the...

One of Malawi’s first solar energy projects reaches financial closure

One of Malawi’s first solar projects has reached financial closure after attracting investment volume totaling $67 million USD. Initial site works have begun in Nkhotakota, and construction of the first phase is targeted for completion by...

IMF executive board approves disbursement of $43.3 million financial assistance to Malawi

The International Monetary Fund's executive board has approved the disbursement of $43.3 million financial assistance to Malawi, bringing total disbursements under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) to about US $73.9 million.The approval,...

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IMF economists detail how Sub-Saharan Africa can chart a path for a resilient recovery amid COVID-19 pandemic

In a joint opinion article published on Tuesday and titled "charting a path for a resilient...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human‑made “megatrends” will  continue to  dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...

IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

World leaders welcome launch of GCA Africa to beat climate change

The Global Center on Adaptation on Wednesday announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire.Hosted...

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