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Bushiri extradition request served on Malawi authorities

The Justice and Correctional Services Ministry has kick-started the process to extradite fugitives Shepard and Mary Bushiri who escaped the country while facing criminal...

Malawian protesters demand tougher penalties for rape

Hundreds of Malawians took to the streets on Monday to demand tougher rape penalties following months of protests over sexual abuse in the country,...

Malawi says it will open Israel embassy in Jerusalem

Malawi said on Tuesday it will open a full embassy to Main Jerusalem, becoming the first African nation to do so in the contested...

SADC against FIB reconfiguration

South Africa, along with Malawi and Tanzania, the three Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries making up the sole United Nations peacekeeping force with...

Rescuing trafficking victims in Malawi

Human trafficking is a problem in Malawi with teenage boys forced to work as farm labourers and young women sexually exploited in nightclubs or...

ISS: Migrant smugglers are profiting from travel restrictions

Travel and movement restrictions do not deter people from fleeing conflict, violence and dangerous and inhumane conditions – they merely drive more people to...

Malawi’s Chakwera sworn in as president after re-run election

Malawi’s new president Lazarus Chakwera was sworn in for a five-year term on Sunday, hours after unseating former leader Peter Mutharika in a re-run...

Malawi’s opposition appears to win presidential election re-run

Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has what appears to be an unassailable lead in a presidential election re-run, with 60% of the vote, according...

Malawi re-runs election in test case for African democracy

Malawians queued up to vote on Tuesday in a re-run of a discredited poll that has become a test case for the ability of...

ISS: Mutharika’s last stab at the judiciary before elections

Next Tuesday’s re-run presidential election in Malawi, like that of last May, is turning out to be more of a contest between the judiciary...


Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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