Police said that at least 23 people have been killed by armed bandits in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara state.
Malawi's President Peter Mutharika wins the elections with 38.57 percent of votes narrowly securing another five-year term, the country's electoral commission says.
Electoral commission says President Peter Mutharika, who is fighting for a second five-year term in office, has 40.49 percent of the vote.
Polls closed at 6:00 pm (1600 GMT) after a closely-fought election between the incumbent President Peter Mutharika and his two rivals in a race that focused on corruption allegations and economic development.
Three protest leaders were given 16 months, one of them suspended for two years, two received eights months in prison and two were given suspended eight-month sentences on charges of public nuisance offenses.
After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in investment to prevent malaria, which kills hundreds of thousands, the most advanced vaccine yet has been rolled out in Malawi's capital Lilongwe.
Climate change could help cholera make a comeback unless a concerted effort is made to spread awareness.
Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Following is an outline of the disaster, according to government and UN officials.
Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. UN chief Antonio Guterres is calling on the international community to fund appeals to aid the cyclone-hit region.
Officials warn of cholera and malaria outbreaks following Cyclone Idai's devastation in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.
Tropical cyclone Idai battered neighbouring Mozambique on Friday killing at least 19 people there and cutting off more than half a million in Beira, one of the country's largest cities.
At least 66 people have been killed in Mozambique, 45 in Malawi and four in South Africa following torrential rains that have triggered flash floods.
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