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Witch Persecution

Witch Persecution and State of Emergency in Malawi

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The Advocacy for Alleged Witches(AFAW) urges the government of Malawi to declare a state of emergency on witch persecution in the country. This measure...

Typhoid outbreak kills 5 in Malawi

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At least 5 people have died from Typhoid outbreak in Malawi's southern remote district of Neno, health authorities have confirmed to local media. ...
Tropical Cyclone Pam

Malawi in constant alerts as Cyclone Chalane looms

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Malawi government has embarked on comprehensive alerts and public awareness to ensure the safety of its citizens as the country braces for Tropical...
Alleged Witches in Malawi

Witch killing: When Will Enough Be Enough in Malawi?

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Some days ago, an advocate against witch persecution in Malawi shared this report on a WhatsApp group: "Mother Killed Over Witchcraft Allegations in Karonga,...
Photo taken on Sept. 24, 2020 shows a street with vehicles parked around shops after street vendors were removed in Blantyre, Malawi. Shop owners in Blantyre city have reacted differently over the city council's clean up exercise which saw street vendors being chased out of the streets. (Photo by Joseph Mizere/Xinhua) TO GO WITH Feature: Removal of street vendors in Blantyre sparks mixed reactions

Minibus drivers protest over COVID-19 restrictions in Malawi

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Most Blantyre residents were forced to walk to their respective working and business places on Monday morning following a protest by minibus operators. ...
Shepherd Bushiri And His Wife Mary

Fraud-accused Malawian ‘prophet’ skips bail in South Africa

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The surprise return of self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri to his home in Malawi over the weekend, despite being on bail in South Africa on...
Vaccine Malaria

Malawi moves to combat malaria in rainy season ahead

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The government of Malawi with the help of the World Health Organization is administering the malaria vaccine to children under the age of three...
Malawi President Elect Lazarus Chakwera

Malawi President Chakwera to visit Zimbabwe as part of regional tour

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Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera is due to visit Zimbabwe on a two-day official visit starting Wednesday as part of a regional tour following his...
budget

Malawi 2020/2021 budget at 2.9 billion USD

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Malawi Finance Minister Felix Mlusu presented a 2.9 billion U.S. dollars budget on Friday for the country's 2020/2021 Financial Year, with the education sector...

Mozambique bans cultured fish from Malawi

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Mozambique has banned the importation of cultured fish from neighboring Malawi following the outbreak of a lethal disease in fish reared in captivity in...
HIS EXCELLENCY, PRINCE EZE MADUMERE (MFR) ADDRESSING MBAITOLI-IKEDURU YOUTHS WHO A PAID A SOLIDARITY VISIT TO HIM

Malawi youths find ways to cushion poverty as COVID-19 cases surge

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As COVID-19 continues to affect many people globally, youths in Malawi are finding better ways to cushion poverty woes. Many youths have started...
hygiene

Girls living with disabilities to get special information on personal hygiene in Malawi

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Girls living with disabilities face a number of challenges in trying to access quality education during adolescence. One of the challenges includes a lack...
Malawi President Elect Lazarus Chakwera

President Chakwera: End Witch Bloodletting In Malawi

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The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AFAW) urges the new president of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera, to take urgent steps to end the incessant killing of...
An older person from Ethiopia

Malawi youths engage in helping elderly amid COVID-19

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It's not easy for Ester Awanda, 77, to cope with stories of COVID-19 death rates and the growing numbers of patients being admitted daily...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania to demote 3 police officers over protecting cannabis growing syndicate

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Monday ordered the police chief to transfer and demote at least three police officers for protecting a syndicate growing...
Malawi President Elect Lazarus Chakwera

Malawians celebrate Chakwera’s victory

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It was like a "new year feeling" on a Saturday night in most cities in Malawi as the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) announced that...
Covid-19

Adolescent girls get information about COVID-19, personal hygiene in Malawi

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As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise and public schools remain closed in Malawi, a local NGO has started distributing sanitary materials...
Malawi

Chinese firms to boost job opportunities in Malawi

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The youth in Blantyre are very optimistic that they will have job opportunities with the up and coming stadia projects that will mainly be...
Alleged Witches in Malawi

Alleged Witches in Malawi: From State Prisons to Sing’anga Prisons

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Malawi is one of the countries in Africa where witch persecution is pervasive. Alleged witches suffer egregious human rights abuses including stoning, lynching and...
Covid Malawi

Malawi citizens increase efforts to fight COVID-19

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The COVID-19 is fast spreading in many cities of Malawi, a vast majority of citizens in the country are taking further steps in trying...
Covid Malawi

Malawi reports 70 new COVID-19 cases

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Malawi reported 70 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases to 273, Chairperson for the Presidential Committee on Coronavirus, John Phuka,...
Zambia tobacco grading

Malawi tobacco sales reach US$39.4 million in five weeks

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Malawi's top export, tobacco, has made 39.4 million US dollars in sales within five weeks since the tobacco sales market was opened this year. ...
education

Malawi hints on reopening schools

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The ministry of education and technology in Malawi has hinted plans to resume school operations in the country. According to a press...
Vote

Malawi Electoral Commission revises election date to June 23

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Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Wednesday announced that in view of the Supreme Court's ruling on May 8 the Commission has revised the fresh presidential...
Students wash their hands before entering the library in Blantyre, Malawi, March 23, 2020. Malawi President Peter Mutharika has declared a state of national disaster in Malawi over COVID-19 and he has since ordered closure of all public and private schools, colleges and universities effective Monday. (Xinhua/Joseph Mizere)

Malawi sends buses to rescue stranded Malawians in South Africa

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The government of Malawi has sent four buses to rescue Malawians who are stranded due to a lockdown in South Africa. According...
Kenya's polls body

Malawi to hold elections in July amid COVID-19

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Malawi is going to host another presidential elections on July 2 this year. The development has come amidst a time when almost every country...
Peter Mutharika

Malawi incumbent president says will “win again” in July election

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Malawi incumbent president Peter Mutharika has said he will win again in the fresh election set for July 2. Mutharika made the...
Students wash their hands before entering the library in Blantyre, Malawi, March 23, 2020. Malawi President Peter Mutharika has declared a state of national disaster in Malawi over COVID-19 and he has since ordered closure of all public and private schools, colleges and universities effective Monday. (Xinhua/Joseph Mizere)

Malawi COVID-19 cases rise to 41

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The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malawi has now reached 41 with 3 deaths, 9 recoveries and 29 active cases, Health Minister,...
Students wash their hands before entering the library in Blantyre, Malawi, March 23, 2020. Malawi President Peter Mutharika has declared a state of national disaster in Malawi over COVID-19 and he has since ordered closure of all public and private schools, colleges and universities effective Monday. (Xinhua/Joseph Mizere)

Malawi president outlines new COVID-19 measures amid lockdown injunction

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Malawi President Peter Mutharika has outlined new measures against COVID-19 in the country amid a court injunction over a 21-day lockdown. Addressing...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

10 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Malawi

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Malawi has reached 33 after 10 new cases were reported Thursday. The country's Minister of health...