Malawi sex workers to get damages over forced HIV tests

2015-05-22 06:32

A Malawi court has ruled that 11 prostitutes who were forced to take HIV tests by police six years ago will be awarded damages, a court official says.

Malawi pays high price for child hunger

2015-05-13 19:55

Child malnutrition costs Malawi about $600m a year, with more than half of children aged between 18 and 23 months are suffering from stunted growth.

SA maize crop down a third - food shortage fears

2015-05-11 19:34

Southern Africa faces possible food shortages over the next few months due to a severe drought in the maize belt of South Africa, where a lack of rain has caused crop failure.

Groups demand action after violence in SA

2015-04-25 16:05

More than 100 humanitarian groups have urged the African Union's human rights body to ensure that South Africa take "concrete steps" to prevent further attacks on immigrants.

Malawi protests against attacks on immigrants in SA

2015-04-21 12:41

A diplomat at the South African High Commission in Malawi says hundreds of people have protested outside the commission in the capital, Lilongwe, against anti-immigrant attacks in South Africa.

Malawi may repatriate citizens from SA

2015-04-13 18:55

The Malawian government will help repatriate its citizens from South Africa following an outbreak of xenophobic violence in Durban that has left four people dead.

Malawi postpones torching ivory

2015-04-02 19:33

Malawi has postponed the burning of four tons of ivory, saying it would wait until more elephant tusks were released from court cases before making a public show.

Albinos 'hunted like animals' for body parts in Malawi

2015-03-03 08:55

Albinos are living in fear of being killed in Malawi, where their body parts are increasingly being sold for use in traditional rituals that promise to deliver wealth and power.

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 arrests 4 over albino murder

2015-05-20 12:26

Malawi police say they have arrested four people suspected of murdering an albino man five months ago to sell his bones for witchcraft.

2 top army officers held in Malawi's corruption probe

2015-05-13 12:47

Police in Malawi have arrested two former military officers in a corruption probe.

500 Malawians to be repatriated

2015-04-28 11:14

Five hundred Malawian nationals are expected to be repatriated to their home country from three transit camps in Durban.

Malawi not backing call to boycott SA products

2015-04-24 11:46

Malawi’s government says it doesn’t support a call by a consumer group for a boycott of South African products in protest against deadly attacks on foreign nationals.

Malawi officially bans child marriages

2015-04-15 20:03

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has signed into law a ban on child marriages, parliament has announced.

Malawi orders police to shoot those who attack albinos

2015-04-06 16:18

Malawi has ordered police to shoot "dangerous criminals" who attack albinos in order to sell their body parts for witchcraft.

Malawian arrested for trying to strangle albino

2015-03-12 21:06

Police in Malawi have arrested a man for trying to strangle to death a 16-year-old albino boy, with a rights group reporting six murders in the last three months.

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.


In today's headlines: SAHRC calls for a probe into xenophobia, no new information of the Stellenbosch murders has been released and floods ravage Mozambique. Watch.

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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.

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