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Malawi: Country in south central Africa
Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north and northeast, and Mozambique surrounding on the east, south and southwest. Malawi spans over 118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 18,143,217. Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa, takes up about a third of Malawi's area. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre, the third largest is Mzuzu and the fourth largest is its old capital Zomba. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa" because of the friendliness of the people.

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Malawi: Workers relieved as court blocks COVID-19 lockdown plan [Video]

Malawi: Workers relieved as court blocks COVID-19 lockdown plan

Workers in Malawi say they are relieved a High Court judge blocked the government's plan for a 21-day lockdown.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published
Malawi opposition leader sworn in as president [Video]

Malawi opposition leader sworn in as president

Lazarus Chakwera won the rerun of the presidential election with just less than 59 percent of the vote, marking a landmark result in African politics.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
Malawi presidential election: Lazarus Chakwera declared winner [Video]

Malawi presidential election: Lazarus Chakwera declared winner

Opposition alliance leader defeats incumbent Peter Mutharika to win presidency in landmark vote rerun.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published
Malawi election: Activists closely monitor vote counting [Video]

Malawi election: Activists closely monitor vote counting

Human rights activists in Malawi are not yet done fighting for electoral justice.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published
Vote counting under way in Malawi's presidential election rerun [Video]

Vote counting under way in Malawi's presidential election rerun

Six million registered to take part in the poll after incumbent Mutharika's re-election was annulled over rigging.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published
Malawi set for landmark presidential rerun [Video]

Malawi set for landmark presidential rerun

Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday after last year's elections were marred by allegations of rigging.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

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Malawi President Peter Mutharika dissolved his cabinet on Friday ahead of a possible presidential election in May.
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Malawi's President Peter Mutharika and the country's electoral commission have formally filed an appeal against a court ruling that overturned Mutharika's narrow election victory last year.
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Malawi presidency to challenge court ruling overturning vote result

Malawi's presidency said on Wednesday it would appeal against a court ruling that overturned Peter Mutharika's narrow election victory, calling the order "a great miscarriage of justice".
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Malawi court annuls President Mutharika's 2019 election victory

Malawi's Constitutional Court on Monday annulled the May 2019 presidential vote that declared Peter Mutharika a winner and ordered a re-run after an application from opposition parties citing..
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Malawi's Rastas cheer ruling allowing dreadlocks in school

Malawi's Rastafarians are cheering a court ruling that will allow their children to go to school with dreadlocks.
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Prominent Malawi banker arrested for suspected attempted bribery in rigged-poll case

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Britain's Prince Harry to visit Malawi health centre

Britain's Prince Harry will on Tuesday visit a health centre in Malawi before leaving later in the day to join his family in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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UK's Prince Harry demands end to 'greed and selfishness', for nature's sake

Britain's Prince Harry appealed on Monday in a national park in Malawi for increased global efforts to protect the environment against "greed, apathy and selfishness".
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UK's Prince Harry makes conservation appeal, observes anti-poaching drill in Malawi

Britain's Prince Harry appealed on Monday for increased global efforts to protect the environment against human "greed, apathy and selfishness" during a visit to a national park in Malawi.
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Britain's Prince Harry to join anti-poaching patrol in Malawi

Britain's Prince Harry will join an anti-poaching patrol with local park rangers in Malawi on Monday to highlight conservation work, another leg of his family's southern African trip.
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U.S bans entry to senior aide to Malawi leader over graft allegations

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Malawi leader vows to lift economy as protests continue

Malawi's economy will grow 5% in 2019, President Peter Mutharika promised on Friday, in a state of the nation address boycotted by the opposition who again clashed with police in more protests against..
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Malawi president appoints economist Mwanamvekha as finance minister

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