Malawi

The architecture of maternal death

The architecture of maternal death

The architectural design of two newly built public maternity hospitals in Malawi, which has one of the world’s highest rates of women dying in...
Malawi President threatens critics amid civil society ‘buy out’

Malawi President threatens critics amid civil society ‘buy out’

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has issued a clarion call on his political party supporters to take arms and defend him against protestors and...
Malawi’s jailed witches get a lease of life

Malawi’s jailed witches get a lease of life

A human rights group in Malawi is causing a stir as it embarks on a mission to gather 10,000 signatures from locals to force...
Fuel crisis hits Southern African countries amid protests

Fuel crisis hits Southern African countries amid protests

Malawians are bracing for demonstrations countrywide by end February to protest against persistent chronic fuel shortage saying they are prepared to be shot at....
Malawi bill seeks to punish public farting and fortune tellers

Malawi bill seeks to punish public farting and fortune tellers

Malawi government is set to introduce a set of laws that would render life, in one way or another, interesting for its citizens. While no...
Malawi: En route for energy independence

Malawi: En route for energy independence

Malawi government, saddled with heavy debt has been handed a boost after France canceled off over a €10 million debt. Meanwhile, the U.S. government...
Malawi: Coup plot or smear campaign within ruling party?

Malawi: Coup plot or smear campaign within ruling party?

A few weeks after Malawi ruler, Bingu wa Mutharika early December fired two senior party members -- Vice President Joyce Banda and former minister...
Millions in Tanzania and Malawi using mobile phone banking

Millions in Tanzania and Malawi using mobile phone banking

In African countries such as Tanzania and Malawi, mobile telephones are taking a first step into the formal financial system. Almost 1 million active...
Malawi’s flag war gets support from Catholic Church

Malawi’s flag war gets support from Catholic Church

Millions of Malawians have recently been seized with the question of the importance of their national flag. Religious and civil society groups in the...
Malawi: French style retirement reform causes chaos

Malawi: French style retirement reform causes chaos

What age should one retire? This seems to be a current contentious topic both in Africa and Europe and dominating media space. In Malawi,...
Malawi’s illegal crackdown against witches

Malawi’s illegal crackdown against witches

The Association of Secular Humanism, Malawian human rights group, has demanded that the Malawian government release over eighty Malawians serving time in prison for...
Malawi leader under fire for planned Cuba trip

Malawi leader under fire for planned Cuba trip

A planned trip to Cuba this week by Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika has come under attack from the opposition who claim that his...
G-8 Summit: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt and 5 other African nations invited

G-8 Summit: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt and 5 other African nations invited

The role of African nations in world affairs has been highlighted in the forthcoming G-8 summit in Canada. Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal...
Shamed Malawi gay couple break-up, one to remarry

Shamed Malawi gay couple break-up, one to remarry

Hardly a fortnight after narrowly avoiding the agony of spending 14 years in jail with hard labor, the controversial Malawi gay couple has broken...
Malawi could lose millions in aid after gay verdict

Malawi could lose millions in aid after gay verdict

Malawi risks forfeiting its annual aid donations from the United Kingdom and other western partners if it does not reverse the court verdict of...
Malawi gay sentence attracts international condemnation

Malawi gay sentence attracts international condemnation

Malawi has attracted international criticism after a court slapped a black gay couple with a 14 year jail sentence with hard labour. The two men,...
Malawi gay couple found guilty under colonial era laws

Malawi gay couple found guilty under colonial era laws

A gay black couple in Malawi accused of "unnatural offences" and "indecent practices between males", that is, homosexuality, have been found guilty today by...
No school fees policy challenges: Comparing the Kenyan and Malawian models

No school fees policy challenges: Comparing the Kenyan and Malawian models

While the elimination of school fees is critical in helping achieve the right to education for all, addressing the challenges it poses is key...
Exchange of Notes for Environmental Program Grant Aid for the Republic of Malawi

Exchange of Notes for Environmental Program Grant Aid for the Republic of Malawi

The Government of Japan has decided to extend environmental program grant aid (the Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System)...
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Election of Dr. Bingu Wa Mutharika, President of Malawi, as Chairperson of the AU

The United States congratulates Dr. Bingu Wa Mutharika, President of Malawi, on his election by the African Union General Assembly to serve as Chairperson...
Tunisia-led pro-Libya proposal for AU chair may split Africa

Tunisia-led pro-Libya proposal for AU chair may split Africa

The rotating regional chairmanship of the 53-nation African Union (AU) has been hit by a dilemma of unparalleled complexity as Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's...
CAN 2010: Algeria-Malawi – Ouch!

CAN 2010: Algeria-Malawi – Ouch!

Confusion in Luanda. Algeria, the favourite team, was drastically thrashed (3-0) by an unrelenting and surprisingly strong Malawi team. The CAN began on a...
Malawi-Tanzania: Child killed during earthquake

Malawi-Tanzania: Child killed during earthquake

A one year old was killed and twelve others were injured after a series of moderate earthquakes stuck Malawi and Tanzania, collapsing homes in...
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Rwanda: Southern African nations ‘unwilling’ to hunt genocide suspects

Rwanda has accused Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia of being unwilling to co-operate in hunting genocide suspects. Bosco Mutangana, head of the unit tracking those suspected...
Travel ban affects Malawi President’s Commonwealth trip

Travel ban affects Malawi President’s Commonwealth trip

Crippling foreign currency and fuel shortages have prompted Malawi government to ban all foreign trips by government officials. The ban has also affected that country’s leader,...
Fuel Crisis-hit Malawi questions presidential jet purchase and Zimbabwe loan

Fuel Crisis-hit Malawi questions presidential jet purchase and Zimbabwe loan

Malawi has been hit by crippling fuel shortages as the country is running out of foreign currency because Zimbabwe is failing to pay back...
Edinburgh: Malawian artists take swipe at Madonna

Edinburgh: Malawian artists take swipe at Madonna

A young black man sporting a blonde wig and playing Madonna? The idea is unique. Malawian artists have decided to depict Madonna’s adoption of...
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Malawi: “Joy Radio” station closed by police

Two presenters and a technician of Joy Radio, a private station owned by former Malawi president, Bakili Muluzi, were arrested Tuesday by the police. The...
Malawi: MCP rejects election results others concede

Malawi: MCP rejects election results others concede

Two presidential candidates in Malawi James Nyondo and Stanley Masauli - have conceded defeat in a race that puts incumbent president Bingu Wa Mutharika...
Malawi Elections: President takes early lead but…

Malawi Elections: President takes early lead but…

Malawian incumbent leader President Bingu wa Mutharika has taken an early lead on Wednesday in the vote count from the Southern African country's presidential...