Top Africa News: Gambia, Libya, Zim

2016-12-02 20:30

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, and UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' is under way in S Sudan.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Uganda, Gambia

2016-11-28 20:57

Zimbabwe has rolled out 'surrogate' dollars amid unease, and Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has suspended his campaign in respect of the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

HIV-positive Malawi man jailed for two years over sex ritual

2016-11-22 20:06

An HIV-positive Malawian man who said he had sex with at least 100 girls and women in traditional cleansing rituals has been sentenced to two years in jail for "harmful practices".

Malawi man convicted over 'cleansing' sex ritual

2016-11-19 11:30

A Malawian man accused of sleeping with more than 100 girls and women in a series of traditional cleansing rituals has been convicted by a court of "engaging in harmful practices".

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Lesotho

2016-11-09 19:32

Social media users mock Nigerian prophet TB Joshua over his inaccurate prophecy regarding the winner of the just ended US elections. Read this and more...

US donates additional $23m for food aid to Malawi - report

2016-11-01 21:00

US Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer has reportedly announced that the US government has donated an additional $23 million to Malawi for food aid programmes.

We'll make Malawi ungovernable, opposition threatens

2016-10-30 11:03

Main opposition party the Malawi Congress Party has threatened to render the southern African nation ungovernable if the ruling Democratic Progressive Party fails to table electoral reforms in parliament.

Stop playing on Whatsapp, Malawi cops told

2016-10-27 16:11

Malawi’s Police Chief Lexten Kachama has ordered his officers to stop “playing” on whatsapp when they are on duty, and instead concentrate on offering security to civilians.

Kenya fights deadly stigma with albino beauty pageant

2016-10-22 18:02

In many parts of Africa albinos are stigmatised or hunted for their body parts, but for one night in Kenya those with the condition took to the catwalk to show off their unique beauty.

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA'

2016-10-21 13:50

SA's decision to pull out from the ICC is likely to lead "more African countries into wanting to follow in its footsteps", a researcher at the Institute of Security Studies says.


4 teenage boys found after travelling 424km under a bus in Malawi

2016-12-02 10:28

At least four Malawi teenage boys were reportedly found hiding under a bus travelling from Lilongwe to Mulanje.

At least 20 Malawians stuck in Zimbabwean prison

2016-11-28 13:02

At least 20 Malawians are reportedly stuck in a Harare female prison in Zimbabwe. They are among a group of 28 illegal immigrants from various African countries, who are being kept at the prison.

Malawi 'hyena' man faces sentencing over sex ritual

2016-11-22 15:00

An HIV-positive Malawian man who said he slept with at least 100 girls and women in traditional cleansing rituals is set to be sentenced after being convicted of "engaging in harmful practices".

Mutharika says 'officials shared cabinet positions' during his absence

2016-11-14 21:13

Malawi ministers are reportedly worried about an impending cabinet reshuffle after reports emerged that some officials in the ruling DPP had begun "sharing" cabinet portfolios during the time that President Peter Mutharika was in the US.

Malawi's Mutharika warned of media blackout – report

2016-11-09 17:01

Journalists from the privately-owned media in Malawi have warned President Peter Mutharika of a medical blackout if he continues to "insult" journalists.

Malawi churches back abortion bill 'in certain circumstances'

2016-10-30 20:08

Clerics under the aegis of the Malawi Council of Churches have expressed their support for a bill aimed at preventing unsafe abortions under certain circumstances.

It's hard to escape the hate

2016-10-30 06:56

Investigating the lives of LGBTI Africans fleeing their home countries to escape persecution, Ndileka Lujabe and Elana Marais discover that despite SA’s enlightened Constitution, asylum seekers struggle with unemployment and face homophobia.

Power battles keep Malawians guessing why their president disappeared

2016-10-25 14:21

One needs to understand Malawian politics to appreciate the bizarre episode in which a state president was unaccounted for a month, leaving a nation rudderless and puzzled, writes Jimmy Kainja.

Malawi leader Mutharika says he is in 'excellent health'

2016-10-21 18:00

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has boasted of enjoying excellent health despite suffering from rheumatism which attacked his right shoulder as he returned from the United States last weekend.

Mutharika 'has failed to have a benefiting plan for Malawi', says opposition

2016-10-19 18:40

Opposition Malawi Congress Party has called for President Peter Mutharika's resignation, saying he has "completely failed to run the nation".

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