A lucrative black market exists for the body parts of albinos, who are believed by some to possess magical powers that can bring good luck. But as police in Tanzania crack down on the grisly trade, activists in neighbouring Malawi … Read the rest
A Malawian minister on Thursday criticised Western donors for withholding aid worth $150 million after the government exposed corruption, saying it could prompt other African leaders to stop fighting graft fearing they will lose funds.
“The government does not understand … Read the rest
Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj has apologised for the Malawi comments made by President Jacob Zuma.
“I have received numerous calls from Malawians being angry and after long discussions, they come around and say, yes, let’s not make a mountain of … Read the rest
Hundreds of South African soldiers deployed to the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo are likely to be involved in violent clashes with thousands of battle-hardened rebels.
The UN has given the M23 rebels 48 hours to demobilise … Read the rest
Until recently, Tony Blair had never visited Malawi. Last summer there was a lot of international press coverage on the discovery of oil under Lake Malawi. Since then he’s developed an interest in the country’s “governance” and has visited twice … Read the rest
“The total number of people who will not be able to meet their … Read the rest
An outspoken opponent of Malawi’s president who once served as his attorney general says the administration sent thugs to petrol bomb his law office – and the government critic ended up in jail.
Ralph Kasambara was arrested Monday, accused of … Read the rest