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South African birds reveal parasite diversity

The colorful and varied birds of South Africa contain a range of different pathogens and parasites. Among this array of microscopic organisms are the single-celled animals that cause malaria. The range has surprised scientists.

Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

Blantyre - Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life.

Volunteers join grim search for Malawi flood victims

Blantyre - While helicopters and boats fan out across Malawi's devastated floodlands to search for the living, families and friends of the missing have begun the grim task of digging for the dead.

United Airlines: Monk upset after customer service makes mistake

Abiquiu - It takes a lot to rattle a monk, but somehow, staff at United Airlines managed to do it. Brother Noah of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, located in New Mexico, is the monk in question.

GlaxoSmithKline asks for regulatory approval of malaria vaccine

Researchers at GlaxoSmithKline believe they have finally developed an effective vaccine for Malaria. Now they need government approval to finish and deploy the latest version.

Safari in Malawi for a warm, friendly adventure (Videos)

Normally when speaking of safaris, people immediately think Kruger National Park, or the wilds of Kenya, but there are other unique and beautiful locations on the African continent, perfectly suited for the vacation of a lifetime.

Malawi's new leader Mutharika names key ministers

Blantyre - Malawi’s newly-elected President Peter Mutharika on Thursday named half of his 20-member cabinet, nearly a month after the chaotic elections that brought him to office.

Malawi's new president sworn in after disputed elections

Blantyre - Peter Mutharika called on Malawians to rescue their country from "collapse" as he was sworn in as president on Saturday, after ousting his arch-rival Joyce Banda in disputed polls.

Mutharika wins Malawi's disputed presidential vote

Blantyre - Democratic Progressive Party leader Peter Mutharika was declared the winner of Malawi's disputed presidential election after defeating President Joyce Banda.Mutharika, the brother of former president Bingu wa Mutharika, took 36.

President declares Malawi election 'null and void'

Blantyre - Malawi's President Joyce Banda on Saturday declared this week's chaotic election "null and void" and called for a fresh vote, but the high court rejected the decision.

Malawi president Joyce Banda says 'serious irregularities' in election

Blantyre - Malawi's President Joyce Banda on Thursday called for an immediate manual audit of this week's election results, alleging serious irregularities after the electoral commission reported its vote tallying system had collapsed.

Malawi vote counting system collapses

Blantyre - Malawi election officials have had to resort to fax and email to tally votes from this week's election after the electronic system broke down, delaying the release of any results, the chief elections officer said Thursday.

Op-Ed: Selective justice: Foreign nationals and the death penalty

Geneva - The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) steps up its campaign this week for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.

Kampango — African catfish takes parental devotion to extremes

Parental catfish of Lake Malawi feed and care for their young in a way similar to birds. Both parents defend the nest and the female sheds unfertilized eggs which are eaten by the catfish young. Another fish species takes advantage of this unusual trait.

Rebel group in Congo surrenders after UN force attacks

Kinshasa - After the deployment of the first peace-making force raised by the UN, the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) to aid the Congolese Army, the M23 rebel group, which has kept the North Kivu province in turmoil, has begun to surrender.

New viruses found in Asia

It is thought that new types of viruses are behind newly reported cases of brain inflammation in Vietnam and paraplegia (an impairment in motor or sensory function) in Malawi.

Malawi wants to take border dispute with Tanzania to court

Malawian President Joyce Banda announced that Malawi would renounce the mediation efforts with Tanzania currently conducted by the Forum of Former African Heads of State and Government and would appeal to the courts to solve the re-activated dispute.

Norway donates $600,000 to fight witchcraft in Malawi

The headline is not as far-fetched as it may sound. Belief in witchcraft is pervasive in this southeast African nation - extending even to the government – resulting in witch hunts victimizing women, the elderly, and even children.

Madonna's charity builds 10 schools in Malawi

Madonna’s Charity, Raising Malawi, announced that it finished building 10 primary schools in Malawi, allowing 4,871 children to be educated in the small southern African country.

Lake Malawi: At least 47 illegal immigrants drown

People trying to escape drought and war in Ethiopia and Somalia have drowned whilst trying to cross Lake Malawi in a small boat. At least 47 people are reported dead so far.
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