May 272014
Tripartite Elections in Malawi

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 26, 2014     The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Malawi following the tripartite elections. We join the African Union and the international community in calling for calm as the […]

May 262014
Malawi post-elections: AUC Chairperson calls for calm

Malawi post-elections: AUC Chairperson calls for calm as the Malawi Electoral Commission completes its job ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is closely following the post-election situation in Malawi and the growing anxiety over the operational challenges in the […]

May 262014
Malawi : Deepak Obhrai statement

  Statement by Parliamentary Secretary Obhrai on the Situation in Malawi OTTAWA, Canada, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada is concerned by the electoral situation currently unfolding in Malawi and urges all parties to […]

May 222014
AU commends the people of Malawi for a transparent electoral process

  ‘AU commends the people of Malawi for a transparent electoral process and calls for stakeholders to exercise restraint as they await the Final Results’ ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Malawi and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), the African […]

May 202014
Malawi : Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General

  Photo by Derek N Winterburn NEW YORK, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General takes note of Malawi’s first tripartite elections, to be held on 20 May 2014, and urges all candidates, political parties, and state institutions to ensure that the polls are peaceful and inclusive. He appeals to the candidates, parties […]

May 142014
Malawi : May 20 Tripartite Elections

AUC Chairperson arrives in Malawi ahead of May 20 Tripartite Elections ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, arrives in Blantyre, Malawi on Wednesday, 14 May 2014, ahead of the country’s tripartite elections scheduled for May 20, 2014.   Upon […]

Aug 192013

Malawians brace for another year of hunger MZIMBA, 16 August (IRIN) – The phrase on the lips of many Malawians these days, particularly in the north of the country is: “There will be hunger this year.” In Karonga District, prolonged hot, dry spells caused maize crops in the southern part of the district to wilt. […]

Jul 202013

NGARA, 19 July (IRIN) – Civil society’s shorthand for Malawi’s drive to expand its extractive resource sector is T2 – “trouble or treasure”. While Malawi has dabbled in mineral exploitation in the past, it only formed a mining and minerals ministry in December 2012. The country hopes to ramp up the sector’s contribution to GDP […]

Jul 092013

Will Malawi’s progress endure? – UN expert on eve of right to food mission GENEVA, Switzerland, July 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, will conduct an information-gathering mission to the Republic of Malawi from 12 to 22 July 2013, to assess the […]

Malawi’s National Day

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Jul 072013

Malawi’s National Day WASHINGTON, July 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement on Malawi’s National Day by John Kerry, Secretary of State, Washington, DC, July 5, 2013 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to extend congratulations to the people of Malawi as you commemorate 49 years of independence on […]

Jul 012013

LILONGWE, Malawi, July 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today the Government of Malawi announced that it is joining the Better Than Cash Alliance (, committing to transition government cash payments to electronic disbursements. Malawi’s primary goals in shifting to e-money are to increase transparency, decrease costs, accelerate economic growth, and address poverty by increasing […]

Jun 262013
Malawi Trial Saves Newborn Lives

LILONGWE, Malawi, June 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A five-year programme that mobilised communities to improve the quality of care for mothers and newborns reduced newborn mortality by 30 percent and saved at least 1,000 newborn lives (1) in rural Malawi.   Community mobilization officer in Chaza villaga, Salima District, Malawi The study, carried […]