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Human trafficking rife in Malawi refugee camp

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Investigations by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Malawian Police Service uncovered widespread exploitation of men, women and children at...

SADC cannot drop its guard against terrorism – Ramaphosa

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, wearing his Southern African Development Community (SADC) hat, said ahead of today’s (Wednesday's) extraordinary Heads of State Summit there...

Malawi police fire teargas at anti-government protesters

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Malawi police on Friday fired teargas to quell an anti-government protest over alleged corruption and economic mismanagement by President Lazarus Chakwera's administration. Hundreds of protesters...

Bushiri extradition request served on Malawi authorities

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Malawi presidential re-run moved forward to 23 June

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Malawi will go to the polls on 23 June, a week earlier than initially ordered by the courts, which annulled President Peter Mutharika’s narrow...

Warm hearts in a cold land

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International peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is entering its third decade after years of regional conflict and two multinational wars....

Alleged migrants die in Mozambique

Sixty-four people believed to be migrants from Ethiopia were found dead in a container on a truck in Mozambique, provincial migration authorities and police...

Mutharika appeals overturn of election victory

Malawi President Peter Mutharika and the country’s electoral commission formally filed an appeal against a court ruling overturning Mutharika’s narrow election victory last year....

ISS: Malawi’s court gives electoral justice in Africa a much-needed boost

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Will this week’s Malawi Constitutional Court ruling to annul last year’s presidential election set a precedent for more bravely independent judicial rulings on other...

US Air Forces Africa helps develop Malawian Air Force

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Airmen from US Air Forces Africa conducted force development training with the Malawian Air Force earlier this year, from 13 to 17 January. “This is...

SA black rhino to Malawi

Seventeen black rhinos were released into Malawi’s Liwonde national park after arriving from South Africa as part of conservation efforts aimed at keeping the...

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