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One stop to justice: Inside this country’s answer to the Thuthuzela Care Centres

Chikwanekwanes are trying to make it easier for rape survivors to get care, counselling and legal help under one roof but it's easier said than done.

Malawi MPs seek to triple their salaries

Parliamentarians in Malawi are pushing a law that would triple their salaries, saying they require the increase to meet the needs of their communities

Malawi, Britain on speaking terms again

Malawi's president says his country has "initiated dialogue" with Britain aimed at defusing a spat that saw the countries expel each other's envoys.

British envoy asked to leave Malawi

Britain's envoy to Malawi has been asked to leave the country after he was quoted in a newspaper expressing concern about the president's intolerance.

Malawi rights group pays fines to free elderly ‘witches’

A Malawian rights group said it had paid fines to secure the release of three elderly women sent to prison for witchcraft.

Outrage at Malawi gay jailing

The United States, Europe and rights groups expressed outrage and alarm on Friday at Malawi's jailing of a married gay couple.

Malawi court sentences gay couple to 14 years in prison

A Malawi court has sentenced a gay couple to the maximum 14 years in prison for unnatural acts and gross indecency.

Malawi churches says homosexuality is ‘sinful’

Malawi church leaders say that homosexuality is "sinful" and urge Western nations to withdraw threats to halt aid to the Southern Africa country.

Malawi govt backs Madonna in land dispute

In a land dispute pitting Madonna against Malawian villagers, the government has sided with the pop star, saying it had planned to develop the plot.

Malawi backs trial of newly wed gay couple

Malawi on Tuesday defended the country's first trial of a newly wed gay couple charged with "gross indecency".

Malawi seeks to oust fake Aids healers

Malawi lawmakers on Tuesday began examining draft legislation aimed at ridding the HIV/Aids-plagued country of quacks claiming to cure the pandemic through such remedies as sex with virgins, health authorities said. "When it passes into law, all traditional healers claiming to cure Aids will be dealt with," Mary Shaba, head of HIV/Aids issues for Malawi's Health Ministry, said.

Malawi up in arms over lucrative uranium mine

Malawi will have its first-ever modern mining project located in the northern town of Kayelekera in Karonga by early next year if plans by an Australian mining company, Paladin (Africa), are successful. However, controversy has been dogging the project since its hatching stages.

Shrinking fish stocks threaten Malawians’ livelihood

Chicken was once considered a delicacy that rarely graced tables in Malawi. Now fish has taken over this position, despite Malawi being famous for its lake -- which is the fifth largest in the world by volume and contains an estimated 1 000 fish species. The lake is central to the livelihoods of many Malawians.

Mugabe hits out at critics

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Thursday opened a road named after him in Malawi, accusing those who criticise his human rights record of "speaking for their white masters". Cheered on amid heavy security, Mugabe unveiled a plaque to open the newly constructed road between Malawi's commercial capital Blantyre and the Mozambican border.

Malawi’s forests go up in smoke, thanks to smokers

Malawi's forests are vanishing, victims of the world's taste for cigarettes and the eternal search by local people for wood for cooking and heating. The small country holds Southern Africa's melancholy record for deforestation: 2,8% of the forest cover vanishes each year, experts say.

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