ARTICLES RELATING TO MALAWI PROTESTS

Malawi activists plan fresh protests

2011-09-16 12:39

Leading Malawi civil rights groups are planning a new round of protests next week against President Bingu wa Mutharika.

Malawi 'risks becoming next Zimbabwe'

2011-07-30 12:00

Malawi, once considered a southern African success story, risks going down the same road as regional basket case Zimbabwe, the leader of recent anti-government protests that left 19 dead says.

US Malawi aid package on hold

2011-07-26 22:21

The United States is putting on hold a $350m grant for Malawi's energy sector out of concern over authorities' crackdown on street protests.

Malawi protest leaders in hiding

2011-07-25 22:08

Several leaders of Malawi's anti-government protests have received death threats and are in hiding after President Bingu wa Mutharika said they would be arrested.

Mutharika 'unhappy with army'

2011-07-25 07:53

Malawi’s president says he has reshuffled the country’s military leadership in the aftermath of anti-government protests that left at least 18 people dead.

Malawi calm after deadly riots

2011-07-23 11:42

Police in Malawi have said calm had returned to main cities after anti-government riots killed 18 people in the deadliest protests since democracy in 1994.

Over 275 arrested in Malawi riots

2011-07-22 13:06

More than 275 people have been arrested across Malawi after two days of rioting that killed 18 people, in the deadliest protest since the beginning of democracy in 1994, police say.

Troops patrol Malawi towns after riots

2011-07-22 11:26

Shops in Malawi are closed and troops are patrolling streets in major urban areas after rare protests against President Bingu wa Mutharika this week left 18 people dead.

Malawi leader defiant as 12 die

2011-07-21 18:58

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika refuses to step down after two days of riots have left 12 dead, as anti-government protests turned into looting and running battles with police.

Malawi: 8 dead in anti-govt protests

2011-07-21 12:59

A hospital in Malawi’s north says eight people have died in violent anti-government demonstrations. A nurse at the hospital says victims were shot with live ammunition.

Malawi cops, protesters clash for 2nd day

2011-07-21 10:22

Police have fired teargas at anti-government demonstrators in Malawi’s capital, a report says, after an unprecedented day of nationwide unrest against President Bingu wa Mutharika.

Malawi protesters clash with police

2011-07-20 15:29

Protesters in Malawi have gone on a rampage after a court injunction stopped them protesting the economic and democratic crisis in the country.

 

Malawi police teargas protesters

2011-08-19 14:45

A student leader says police used teargas to break up student demonstrations in eastern Malawi days after organisers called off nationwide anti-government protests.

Malawi mum on lost US aid

2011-07-27 12:33

Malawi has remained mum on the US suspension of a $350m grant after last week’s deadly protests, as the media lashed President Bingu wa Mutharika over the latest blow to the poor nation.

200 in court over Malawi protests

2011-07-26 16:15

About 200 people have appeared in Malawi’s courts over the looting that erupted during last week’s anti-government demonstrations.

Govt condemns Malawi violence

2011-07-25 09:21

The government condemned the recent violence during public demonstrations in Malawi that has left at least 18 people dead.

Malawi army chief axed

2011-07-23 17:25

The death toll from anti-government riots has risen to 19, a government official says, as Malawi's president sacked the country's army chief.

EU condemns Malawi violence

2011-07-22 14:29

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Asthon has condemned Malawi’s use of force to quell protests and urged the president to make good on his promise of dialogue with the opposition.

Malawi blocks mass funeral for riot victims

2011-07-22 11:51

Malawian authorities have blocked a mass funeral for seven people killed during two days of rioting in the northern city of Mzuzu, a rights activist says.

Protesters led by Satan, says Mutharika

2011-07-22 09:06

Malawi’s president Bingu wa Mutharika has lashed out at anti-government demonstrators in his country, saying the protesters are "not being led by God" but "by Satan".

I won't step down, says Mutharika

2011-07-21 14:38

Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika has refused to step down as deadly anti-government protests entered a second day.

New riots in Malawi, cops deploy in cities

2011-07-21 11:50

Riot police have deployed in Malawi’s cities and shops have closed down for fear of a flare-up of protests which have already prompted international condemnation, including from Madonna.

Violent Malawi riots - 1 dead

2011-07-20 20:23

Police say one person has been killed and several injured during violent riots across Malawi.

Pro-govt gangs hit Malawi streets

2011-07-19 21:33

Gangs of machete-wielding pro-government youths have taken to the streets of Malawi's commercial capital a day ahead of planned protests against President Bingu wa Mutharika.

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