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Malawi moves to ban child marriages

2015-02-18 05:00

Malawi is poised to adopt a law banning child marriages in a country which has one of the world's highest rates of under-age weddings.

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VW, Germans to boost Malawi schools

2015-01-28 06:14

A group of 46 German citizens will deliver donated off-road vehicles over 3700km by road to Malawian development projects for the global organisation Opportunity International.

Video: Rescue teams face challenges in Malawi floods

2015-01-20 13:09

Flooding has continued to overwhelm Malawi with rescue teams saying their biggest challenge is to access the most hit areas.

SA volunteers to lend a helping hand in Malawi

2015-01-19 16:29

Around 30 specialist volunteers of Rescue SA will head to Malawi to help with search and rescue operations in the flood-hit country.

Fighting waterborne diseases a priority in Malawi

2015-01-18 19:45

An aid official in Malawi says the prevention of waterborne diseases is a priority where floods have killed at least 176 people and displaced 200 000.

Death toll from floods in Malawi triples

2015-01-16 20:07

Malawi's vice president says the death toll from the floods has triples to 176, with at least 200 000 displaced.

Floods: Parts of Malawi declared disaster areas

2015-01-14 12:31

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has declared half the southern African country a disaster zone after torrential rains over the past few days killed at least 48 people and left around 70 000 homeless.

Fatal storms hit Malawi

2015-01-05 22:34

Five people have been killed, including an infant and a girl, during violent storms in Malawi.

Malawi president gives cons Xmas amnesty

2014-12-24 18:34

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has pardoned almost 200 from the country's overcrowded jails under an amnesty to mark Christmas, the home affairs ministry says.

 

Malawi bans child marriage, lifts minimum age to 18

2015-02-17 11:29

Malawi has passed a law banning child marriage, raising the minimum age to 18, in a country where half of girls end up as child brides.

Malawi to miss 2015 economic growth forecast

2015-01-28 12:30

Malawi will likely miss this year's 5.8% economic growth forecast after weeks of heavy rain killed scores of people and washed away the country's staple crop.

Malawi flood victims in dire need

2015-01-23 22:30

Tens of thousands of people urgently need clean water, food, shelter and medical care across southern Africa.

Malawi flood survivors cry out for aid

2015-01-19 17:05

Frantic scenes have greeted a military helicopter as it landed to deliver aid in a village after severe floods left 176 people dead and 200 000 homeless across Malawi.

Floods devastate Malawi, food security a concern

2015-01-19 08:41

Food security has become a major concern as torrential rains are expected to continue in the southern African country of Malawi.

Gift of the givers aid Malawi flood victims

2015-01-17 14:28

South African aid group Gift of the Givers has distributed numerous relief parcels to families in Malawi that were displaced by floods.

Tanzania ready to take on DRC rebels - Kikwete

2015-01-14 16:17

Tanzania is ready to take on Rwandan rebels in eastern DRC, President Jakaya Kikwete says, suggesting a joint offensive with the UN-backed, South African forces is imminent.

Heavy rains in Malawi kill 48, leave 1000s displaced

2015-01-14 00:05

Flooding in Malawi has killed at least 48 people and left another 23 000 people displaced.

Africa's biggest news stories in 2014

2014-12-30 11:42

In 2014 Africa saw the Ebola outbreak, a number of presidential elections, and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sacked his vice president. See our review of the continent's biggest news events.

Madonna celebrates Thanksgiving by giving back to a children's hospital in Malawi

2014-11-28 15:00

Madonna spent Thanksgiving in Malawi to launch a new pediatrics ward in a children's hospital.

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