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Malawi albinos targeted in 'unprecedented' killing wave: Amnesty

Lilongwe - Albinos in Malawi are being targeted in an "unprecedented wave of brutal attacks", Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that blames police for failing to tackle a scourge fuelled by ritual practices.

Malawi witchdoctors banned following albino killings

Blantyre - A Malawi court has banned witchdoctors from operating in the impoverished southern African country following a spate of albino killings linked to witchcraft, according to a court ruling seen Thursday.

Witchcraft threatens Malawi albinos with extinction: UN expert

Lilongwe - Malawi's estimated 10,000 albinos face "systematic extinction" if they continue to be murdered for their body parts for use in witchcraft, a UN expert warned Friday.

Malawi arrests 10 men for albino murder

Blantyre - Ten Malawian men have been arrested for murdering a 21-year-old albino woman, police said Monday, as a United Nations team conducts a two-week assessment after a series of similar killings.

Malawi president declares national disaster after drought

Blantyre - Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday declared a state of national disaster due to food shortages caused by drought, in the latest sign of alarm over a hunger crisis across southern Africa.

Dream turns sour for Ethiopian migrants jailed in Malawi

Monkey Bay - The dream of a new life in South Africa has turned into a nightmare for hundreds of Ethiopian migrants held in overcrowded Malawian jails despite having served their sentences for illegal entry."This prison is hell on earth.

Malawi teacher accused of trying to sell albino girl for $10,000

Blantyre - A Malawian teacher suspected of attempting to sell an albino schoolgirl for $10,000 was arrested Tuesday, police said, as the country battles to stop albino killings fuelled by superstition.

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.

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.

U.S. congratules new Malawi president

Washington - The U S. government offered congratulations to Malawi's new President Peter Mutharika, hailing active and peaceful elections.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Malawi's president reported dead

Confusion over exactly what has happened to the President of Malawi continues as media outlets such as Reuters and AFP are now quoting sources as saying that he is dead following the cardiac arrest he suffered yesterday April 5.

President of Malawi suffers cardiac arrest

The President of the small African country of Malawi has been rushed to hospital following a cardiac arrest on the morning of Thursday April 5. President Bingu wa Mutharika is said to be in intensive care.

Unique Roadshow Highlights Climate Change in Africa Special

With the UN Climate Summit barely two weeks away, Africa is abuzz with its biggest and most colorful road show ever to highlight the continent’s climate change woes: the ‘Trans African Caravan of Hope.’

Explorer who aimed to walk across Africa forced to bike sections Special

An explorer who set out to walk across Africa was forced to take a motorbike for some sections for safety reasons. Julian Monroe Fisher aimed to walk 4,000miles from Mozambique to Angola but was advised to take a motorbike due to danger from elephants.

Malawi high commissioner kicked out of Britain

London - In what has been viewed as tit-for-tat, Britain has ordered Malawi’s acting ambassador, Flossie Gomile Chidyaonga to leave the country.

British high commissioner ordered out of Malawi

Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, the British high commissioner to Malawi, could be expelled for criticizing Malawi President, the Telegraph reported.

Explorer about to set off to walk coast to coast across Africa Special

An intrepid explorer is about to set off on a 4,000-mile journey from coast to coast across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher, 56, is going to walk alone from Pemba, Mozambique to Lobito, Angola through Malawi, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Malawi Muslims united in fighting HIV AIDS Special

Lilongwe - They may differ in ideologies and some beliefs, but when it comes to fighting the deadly HIV /AIDS pandemic, the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) and Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM) have united to counter attack the pandemic.

Explorer to walk solo across Africa from coast to coast Special

An explorer is attempting to walk 4,000 miles solo across Africa from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. If successful he will be the first American to walk alone from coast to coast across Africa.
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