The World Health Organization has vaccinated more than 15,000 children in Africa against malaria. But did they do so with consent, or were the children part of a research project?
After marathon six-month hearings broadcast on public radio, the court on Monday declared that Mutharika was "not duly elected."
Mutharika, who will remain president until the fresh polls, has the right to appeal the verdict, which is expected to stoke turmoil in the normally peaceful southern African country.
Amid heightened tensions, both Malawi officials and the international community are urging people across the country to uphold the rule of law and remain calm.
Low growth, rising population, drought and floods have contributed to worsening food insecurity in the region.
Many Rwandan refugees continue to refuse returning home despite a UN decision to terminate their refugee status. They fear state reprisals but Kigali says only those with 'criminal records' aren't returning.
African nations have for years called for more money from rich countries to help them combat global warming and integrate climate risks into their long-term economic planning - and that plea will be heard in New York again this week.
The roots of this violence and anti-immigrant sentiments run deep and a mélange of factors collide, dissolve and divide, often crisscrossing social, economic and political lines.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says two of the victims were foreigners who were killed during a wave of attacks on foreign-owned stores followed by apparent reprisal attacks in Nigeria.
Police fired teargas at supporters of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) demanding the resignation of Malawi’s president.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a "generous response" from the international community to help Mozambiquans after Cyclone Kenneth and Idai, the worst environmental disasters ever experienced in Africa.
The 78-year-old Peter Mutharika was sworn in for a second five-year term as Malawi’s president under the shadow of vote rigging.
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