As the votes got counted last week, President Joyce Banda saw the numbers and shouted fraud.
Madonna adopted two children from Malawi and promised to build a school. But she got the cold shoulder on a visit last week – as well as a blistering tirade from a government spokesman.
The world faces serious issues in 2013, including debt and climate change. But nothing is more important to international stability and human progress than the aspirations of people upending authoritarian rule in pursuit of self-government. A look at three cases: Egypt, Myanmar, Malawi.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on a two-week tour of Africa, raises the idea that the continent's progress on many fronts might offer solutions for some world problems. Is she right?