Malawi


Malawian president under fire over $330m graft scam

2016-08-23 11:47

Malawian President Peter Mutharika is under fire from opposition lawmakers for allegedly shielding cabinet ministers implicated in a $330m corruption scam.

After drought, southern Africa threatened by floods

2016-08-18 20:56

UN agencies have warned that southern African countries are at risk of another year of food shortages as the drought-hit region is expected to be hit by above-average rainfall likely to trigger floods.

WATCH: Joyce Banda speaks on why women shy away from politics

2016-08-17 14:36

Former Malawian President Joyce Banda has claimed that women shy away from entering into politics due to smear campaigns against them.

Water problems persist in Malawi's capital

2016-08-16 16:39

Residents in Malawi's Lilongwe District have been warned that water will be rationed due to persistent problems in the capital.

Malawian man jailed for sleeping with daughter to 'cure' epilepsy

2016-08-11 21:16

A Malawian man has been slapped with a two-and-a-half year jail sentence after it was found that he had slept with his own daughter in a bid to "cure" her of her epilepsy.

Cashgate: Wheels of justice slow down in case against Malawian ministers

2016-08-08 16:58

Malawian prosecutors are bemoaning the slowdown in the prosecution rate of corrupt government officials since President Peter Mutharika's appointment of Lucas Kondowe as Director General.

Malawian man arrested for trying to abduct albino girl

2016-08-01 11:00

A man has been arrested in Malawi's Lilongwe District following claims that he had been plotting the abduction of an 8-year-old albino girl for the purpose of selling her bones on the black market.

Malawi's 'hyena' pleads guilty to sex crimes

2016-07-29 12:10

A convicted sex offender from Malawi's Nsanje district has pleaded guilty to sex crimes perpetrated against scores of young girls and women in the area.

Malawi's Mutharika introduces new law in sex crimes crackdown

2016-07-28 11:59

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has announced the introduction of tougher legislation against sex offenders, in a crackdown on sex crimes in the country.

Malawi Law Society gears up to sue police over brutality

2016-07-26 16:30

Officials from the Malawi Law Society have urged leadership within the Chancellor College Students' Union to submit names of police officers who brutalised students during a recent protest.

 

Malawian opposition parties consider single candidate to challenge Mutharika

2016-08-19 14:30

With the next presidential election just three years away, Malawian opposition parties have announced the consideration of a grand coalition to field a single candidate to challenge President Peter Mutharika.

Two men arrested over fake SA rands in Malawi

2016-08-18 14:38

Two men have been arrested at the Dedza border in Malawi after they were found in possession of fake South African rands.

Malawi: Calls to free HIV-positive serial 'hyena' get louder

2016-08-17 14:02

An HIV-positive Malawian man who confessed to having had sex with more than 100 women and girls is attracting sympathy from several quarters.

Malawi again denies bail to man paid for sex with 100 girls

2016-08-16 11:14

A Malawian man accused of sleeping with 100 girls and women in a series of ritual cleansing acts, has failed in his second bid to be freed on bail.

Texas man jailed for 25 years over sex abuse of Malawian orphans

2016-08-11 07:29

A US resident has been sentenced to 25 years in jail after being found guilty of sexually abusing several children at a Malawian orphanage.

Malawi denies bail to man paid to have sex with girls

2016-08-05 18:10

A Malawi court has denied bail to an HIV-positive man who is facing charges of having sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of initiation rites into womanhood.

Malawian boy dies after circumcision at initiation camp

2016-07-29 13:03

Malawi has been caught up in another cultural malpractice scandal after a 13-year-old boy died, following a circumcision at an initiation camp in Kasungu.

Malawian students continue fee hike protests

2016-07-28 22:13

Malawian nursing students have given President Peter Mutharika five days to reverse a proposed fee increase, the Nyasa Times reports.

Malawi's 'hyenas' flee into caves as police hunt 9 over sex crimes

2016-07-27 13:08

Police in Malawi's Nsanje district are on the hunt for nine men notorious for raping young girls as part of an cultural cleansing tradition.

Mutharika orders arrest of HIV-positive man paid to have sex with virgins in Malawi

2016-07-26 15:45

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has ordered the arrest of Eric Aniva, an HIV-positive man who has the "job" of having sex with virgin girls after they have their first menstruation, Nyasa Times reports.

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