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Nursing the hungry: How one Catholic nun has taken Malawi's prisoners under her wing
Nursing the hungry: How one Catholic nun has taken Malawi's prisoners under her wing
On a blustery Tuesday morning a white Toyota Hilux bakkie pulls up in a cloud of dust at the Chichiri prison in Blantyre, Malawi.
Pedal power: Malawi's 'rickshaw' bush ambulances cycle the sick to care
Pedal power: Malawi's 'rickshaw' bush ambulances cycle the sick to care
It is a sweltering day in Malawi’s Nsanje district and the gravel paths in Nelson village are deserted. Two young women lie under the shade of a...
Malawi ombud gets death threats for Tractorgate probe that fingers state officials
Malawi ombud gets death threats for Tractorgate probe that fingers state officials
Malawi's ombud, Martha Chimuza-Mwagonde, says she has received death threats because she is investigating graft in the government’s Green Belt...
'I am the same as them' - peer educators take sex workers' health in their hands
'I am the same as them' - peer educators take sex workers' health in their hands
It is mid-morning in the town of Zalewa in Malawi’s Neno district. A man wobbles unsteadily on his bicycle, which is heavily loaded with sacks of...
[Slideshow]Thousands forced into Malawi refugee camp following Mozambique violence
[Slideshow]Thousands forced into Malawi refugee camp following Mozambique violence
This week was World Refugee Day. We take you inside Malawi’s Kapise camp before the government closes it.
[Video]Victims of superstition: The dangers of living with albinism in Africa
[Video]Victims of superstition: The dangers of living with albinism in Africa
People with albinism in Malawi face kidnapping and mutilation because of misguided beliefs that they can bring wealth.
Malawi is struggling to kick the habit but companies keep it dependent on tobacco
Malawi is struggling to kick the habit but companies keep it dependent on tobacco
He doesn’t smoke but Erisa Chisenga will have absorbed as much nicotine as a chain-smoker by the end of the day. It’s harvest season and the...
Bones of Gold: Report reveals how people with albinism are abducted and killed for their body parts
Bones of Gold: Report reveals how people with albinism are abducted and killed for their body parts
Malawians with albinism live in increasing fear of being attacked, abducted and killed for their body parts, a new Amnesty International report reveals. ...
Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms
Smartphones have unintelligent effects on classrooms
It’s remarkably common for classes to be disrupted by teachers answering their cellphones, a study has found. Schoolchildrens’ phones are also...
Malawi drought: "I'm pregnant, but I've got nothing to eat."
Malawi drought: "I'm pregnant, but I've got nothing to eat."
It's lunchtime on New Year's Day 2016 but Ellena Baziliyo has nothing to eat. All there is is water, which she draws from the nearby stream.
Desperate Malawians flock to SA
Desperate Malawians flock to SA
More than 1 000 illegal Malawian immigrants are currently being held at the Lindela Repatriation Centre, South Africa’s only detention centre...

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