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Malawi (/məˈlɔːwi/, /məˈlɑːwi/ or /ˈmæləwi/; Chichewa: [maláβi] or [maláwi]), officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Malawi is over 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi) with an estimated population of 16,777,547 (July 2013 est.). Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre and the third is Mzuzu. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa".

Malawi is among the smallest countries in Africa. Lake Malawi takes about a third of Malawi's area.

Latest News for: Malawi

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Malawi: Tension As Court Orders Halt in Malawi Vote Results

All Africa 26 May 2019
A Malawi court on Saturday ordered the electoral board not to announce the 21 May presidential election results, following opposition complaints of vote-rigging .......
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Malawi: Malawi Court Orders Partial Election Recount After Alleged Irregularities

All Africa 26 May 2019
Malawi's High Court has ordered a partial election recount following complaints from the main opposition party of vote-rigging. The Electoral Council has been ordered not to announce results .......
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Partial recount ordered in Malawi's presidential election

The Southern Illinoisan 26 May 2019
LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi's electoral commission says it has been blocked from announcing presidential election results until a "transparent recounting of the ballot papers" in 10 districts including the country's commercial hub, Blantyre ... ....
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Malawi court orders partial election recount after alleged irregularities

Deutsche Welle 26 May 2019
Malawi's High Court has ordered a partial election recount following complaints from the main opposition party of vote-rigging. The Electoral Council has been ordered not to announce results ... ....
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Cosafa Cup Group B Preview: Namibia take aim at Mozambique, Seychelles target Malawi scalp

Goal 26 May 2019
The 2019 Cosafa Cup action will continue on Sunday, and Goal previews the two Group B matches ... ....
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Malawi election results delayed after injunction over alleged irregularities

Yahoo Daily News 26 May 2019
BLANTYRE/LILONGWE, Malawi (Reuters) - Final results of Malawi's presidential elections will be delayed, the electoral commission (MEC) said on Saturday after the high court ordered a review of the polls following opposition allegations of tampering....
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Court Injunction Delays Malawi Presidential Results

Voa News 26 May 2019
Malawi’s High Court has ordered the electoral commission not to announce presidential results until ballots from a third of the voting districts have been recounted, after complaints of vote rigging ... Opposition candidate Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) had 35.4% of the vote, while Vice President Saulos Chilima was at 18%....
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Malawi’s election results are being delayed after vote forgery claims

Quartz 26 May 2019
Malawi’s electoral commission says it will not release the presidential election results because of a court injunction obtained by the main opposition party, the Malawi Congress Party ... The country must re-group and prepare for credible elections to the satisfaction of the people of Malawi....
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Yoga teacher found alive after 17 days lost in Hawaii forest

Arab News 26 May 2019
Author. Sun, 2019-05-26 02.32 HAWAII. Rescuers in Hawaii have found a yoga instructor who went missing for 17 days while hiking in a forest reserve and survived by drinking from streams and eating plants ... She was airlifted to a hospital and expected to make a full recovery ... “Elated. Excited ... Offbeat Tags....
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Turkey sends weapons to opposition fighters in Syria

Arab News 26 May 2019
Sun, 2019-05-26 01.52 AMMAN. Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian opposition fighters it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed assault, senior opposition officials and opposition sources said on Saturday ... Turkish officials were not immediately available for comment ... Main category....
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Former Zomba Mayor and His Deputy Make a Come Back

All Africa 26 May 2019
Former Zomba City Mayor Christopher Jana and his deputy Davie Maunde have won local government elections in their respective wards, according to unofficial MEC results .......
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Malawi suspends updates of election results after disputes

Modern Ghana 25 May 2019
Malawi's electoral board on Friday said it was suspending updates of results from this week's elections in order to resolve complaints raised by some of the parties ... His closest challenger Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party had 35.44 percent of the vote. At this point, the commission will not be providing an upd ... ....
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Malawi peacekeeper awarded UN medal for bravery posthumously

ABC News 25 May 2019
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has presented the United Nations' highest medal for bravery to a peacekeeper from Malawi who saved a wounded comrade in the Ebola-stricken region of eastern Congo and was then killed by rebel fire ... ....
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