Malawi

Malawi awaits results in tight elections

President Mutharika faces stiff challenge from his deputy Saulos Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.

Malawi votes: Polls close in tight elections

Malawi

Malawi votes in tight election as Mutharika seeks second term

Mutharika is facing stiff challenge from deputy Chilima and former baptist preacher Chakwera.

Malawi votes in tight election as Mutharika seeks second term

Malawi

Pioneering malaria vaccine introduced in Malawi

WHO hopes the vaccine, which in trials prevented about four in 10 cases, will cut the number of child deaths in Africa.

Pioneering malaria vaccine for children introduced in Malawi

Africa

Death toll from devastating Cyclone Idai rises above 1,000

More than 4,000 cholera cases and seven deaths from the illness reported in Mozambique.

Death toll from devastating Cyclone Idai rises above 1,000

Mozambique

Mozambique confirms first cholera cases in wake of Cyclone Idai

Five cases have been confirmed in the badly damaged port city of Beira, according to health officials.

Mozambique confirms first cholera cases in wake of Cyclone Idai

Mozambique

Cholera, malaria, typhoid cases reported in Mozambique

Aid agencies raise alert over sanitation and lack of safe drinking water as risk of disease outbreaks grows.

Mozambique

Death toll jumps in Mozambique storm as 15,000 await rescue

Cyclone winds and floods kill more than 400 in southeastern Africa as rescuers scramble to save victims in Mozambique.

Death toll jumps in Mozambique storm as 15,000 await rescue

Africa

'Women, babies trapped in trees' after deadly Mozambique storm

Six days after Cyclone Idai, rescuers scramble to save hundreds stranded by floodwaters amid fears death toll will rise.

'Women, babies trapped in trees' after deadly Mozambique storm

Africa

Mozambique in mourning after cyclone kills hundreds

President Filipe Nyusi said the deadly cyclone has killed more than 200 people and damaged buildings and roads.

Africa

'Major humanitarian' crisis after cyclone slams southern Africa

UN says 2.6 million people affected as rescuers struggle to reach victims trapped on rooftops and trees in remote areas.

United Nations

'A lot is needed': UN calls for urgent aid for SE Africa

UN agencies launch appeal for immediate funding, logistical aid for those affected by Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa.

'A lot is needed': UN calls for urgent aid for SE Africa

Cyclone

Cyclone, flooding cause widespread damage across Southern Africa

Death toll rises to 215 as the cyclone tore through Malawi into central Mozambique before hitting Zimbabwe.

Cyclone, flooding cause widespread damage across Southern Africa

Weather

Mozambique's Beira takes a direct hit from cyclone Idai

Contact lost overnight as extensive flooding and cyclonic wind result in damage in central Mozambique.

Mozambique's Beira takes a direct hit from cyclone Idai

Malawi

Malawi's struggling flood victims brace for impending cyclone

Flooding in Malawi kills at least 56 and affects hundreds of thousands of others as a new storm approaches.

Africa

Flash flooding ravages Mozambique and Malawi, over 100 dead

Torrential rains have affected 843,000 people across southeast Africa, officials say, prompting calls for emergency aid.