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Strike shuts down Malawi's airports

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 18:41

All airports in Malawi are shut because of a civil servants' wage strike, the biggest since Joyce Banda became president last year, leaving passengers stranded.
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Malawi auctions presidential jet

Monday, January 28th 2013, 16:37

Malawi's government invites bids for its 14-seat presidential jet, being sold off as part of cost-cutting measures.
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VIDEO: The price of Malawi's devaluation

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 18:01

Earlier this month the IMF chief, Christine Lagarde, was in Malawi - a sign of how relations have improved since the kwacha was devalued by President Joyce Banda. But what does the devaluation mean for everyday life? BBC Africa's Lerato Mbele reports
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VIDEO: Anti-gay laws suspended in Malawi

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 1:58

Malawi has suspended laws against same-sex relationships pending a decision on whether to repeal the legislation
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Anti-gay laws suspended in Malawi

Monday, November 5th 2012, 16:19

Laws criminalising same-sex relationships are suspended in Malawi pending a decision on whether to overturn the ban, the justice minister says.
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Malawi boxing promoter arrested

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 16:06

Prominent Malawian boxing promoter Mike Chitenje is arrested, along with 12 others, over the death of student activist Robert Chasowa last year, police say.
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VIDEO: 'I am a servant of the people'

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 1:00

Joyce Banda, who made history in April when she became Malawi's first female president, tells the BBC's Lerato Mbele her priorities are to get the economy back on track, and to restore Malawi's image.
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MPs urge rethink on aid to Malawi

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 1:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

MPs call for the suspension of direct UK aid to Malawi to be lifted after the change of leadership in the African country earlier this year.
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Malawi protest prisoners escape

Monday, July 9th 2012, 14:28
related places: Zomba

At least five inmates in Malawi escape from a prison in the southern city of Zomba in protest against the pardoning of two prisoners by President Joyce Banda.
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Migrants drown in Lake Malawi

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 12:51
related countries: Somalia Somalia

At least 47 East African migrants drown when their boat capsizes on Lake Malawi, officials say.
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AU summit is moved to Ethiopia

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 8:41
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Sudan Sudan
related places: Addis Ababa, Bashir

The African Union moves its next summit to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, after Malawi refused to let Sudan's Omar al-Bashir attend.
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Sudan demands move of AU summit

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 18:24
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan asks the African Union to move its July summit after Malawi says Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is not welcome there.
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Malawi set to get large IMF loan

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 13:13

The IMF says it will lend $157m to Malawi to help its ailing economy, after new President Joyce Banda bows to reforms her predecessor rejected.
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VIDEO: Malawi's new president cuts costs

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 0:50

Malawi's new president, Joyce Banda, is scrapping her luxury presidential jet as part of a series of cost-cutting measures to help the poverty-stricken country.
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Malawi to fly old rising sun flag

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 19:14

Malawi is to restore the national rising sun flag scrapped two years ago by the late president as “history cannot be rewritten”, the justice minister tells the BBC.
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