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Chakwera Wins Malawi’s Presidential Election

Chakwera Wins Malawi’s Presidential Election

Malawi ‘s newly elected president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, is expected to be sworn in at Parliament in the administrative capital of Lilongwe by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda as the court-sanctioned presidential elections. Chakwera will take the oath of office as Head of State and government will organise a presidential inauguration ceremony to be held later. […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will publish in the Malawi Government Gazette, the official publication of legal notices, June 23, 2020, as the date of voting for the court-sanctioned fresh presidential elections but has indicated the country should expect a lot of irregularities in view of the short period of time for preparations In […]

Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will take delivery of a consignment of indelible link and thumbprint pads ahead of the court-ordered fresh presidential election tentatively set for June 23. Mathanga: The indelible ink and thumbprint pads will be taken for storage at MEC warehouses in Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Blantyre. Chief elections officer Sam Alufandika […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Proposes June 23 Voting Day In Malawi Fresh Presidential Election

Malawi Electoral Commission Proposes June 23 Voting Day In Malawi Fresh Presidential Election

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has stunned participants to the National Elections Consultative Forum (Necof) when the pollster said it proposes June 23, 2020, as the day voters should elect a president in the fresh elections. MEC chairperson Jane Ansah has told the high-level meeting underway in Mangochi that parliament should endorse the date. “This will […]

Kenyatta Picks Military Team To Oversee 2022 Power Change

Kenyatta Picks Military Team To Oversee 2022 Power Change

President Uhuru Kenyatta has picked a new team of military commanders who will see his expected transition from power in 2022, with General Robert Kibochi creating history by becoming the first non-infantry officer from the Kenya Army to be appointed military boss. General Kibochi, the new Chief of Defence Forces, with roots from Nakuru and […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Plans July Vote Despite Coronavirus

Malawi Electoral Commission Plans July Vote Despite Coronavirus

Malawi’s Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is pushing ahead with voter registration for July’s presidential election re-run, despite a government-ordered suspension because of the coronavirus. Malawi has so far eight confirmed cases of the virus and one death. Health officials worry people grouped for registration and voting could easily spread the virus but the MEC […]

Kismayu Airport Locked-down Ahead of Elections

Kismayu Airport Locked-down Ahead of Elections

The Somalia’s state of Jubbaland on Tuesday evening shut down its main airport in Kismayu, ahead of the scheduled local presidential elections due Thursday. The decision means no aircraft will be allowed to land at the facility until after the vote. The authorities indicated the airport will reopen on Friday, August 23, possibly locking out […]

Zimbabweans Mark Anniversary Of Post-Election Shootings

Zimbabweans Mark Anniversary Of Post-Election Shootings

Zimbabwe’s opposition parties, human rights groups and churches marked the one-year anniversary Thursday of the day when the army killed about a dozen people protesting the delayed release of election results. Members of the crowd say they will continue asking for divine intervention in this southern African nation, where the political landscape has been long […]

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Scores of protesters are marching against the outcome of a parliamentary election results in Chikwawa central. Protests on elections Supporters of a losing candidate George Chuma said the winning candidate Salim Bagus manipulated the poll results. One of the protesters Joseph Manja said Bagus connived with polling centre officials to manipulate the results. “Since we […]

Malawi Decides – 2019 Presidential Election

Malawi Decides – 2019 Presidential Election

 It’s an achievement in itself that Malawi is holding its sixth multi-party national elections since its transition from dictatorship under former President Kamuzu Banda. Malawi is going to the polls to elect a new president, new members of Parliament and local government representatives. Newly elected officials will serve for the next five years. This is the sixth […]

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