Opposition parties in Malawi have hailed a unanimous ruling by the country’s constitutional court which on Monday ordered a new presidential election after annulling the disputed results of last year’s presidential vote. The long-awaited decision sparked scenes of celebration among opposition supporters in the capital, Lilongwe, and other parts of[…]
Police and protesters clashed in three cities in Malawi on Thursday during countrywide demonstrations over the disputed result of last month’s presidential election. In the biggest rallies since the vote count was announced, police used teargas to disperse protesters who tore down billboards of re-elected President Peter Mutharika. Thousands of[…]
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is continuing with assistance in flood ravaged Mozambique and Malawi. On Tuesday morning, a team from SANDF left for Beira City in Mozambique to deliver food and medical supplies. The team will then head to Malawi’s capital Blantyre for the same relief. This[…]
Malawi’s main opposition party on Monday called for President Peter Mutharika to resign over allegations he received a kickback from a $4 million government contract. Mutharika has called the allegations “fake news” designed to smear him ahead of an election next year. The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) added its voice[…]
Over 1 000 Malawi immigrants are reportedly being held at a South African detention centre for undocumented migrants, as many continue to flee the southern African country due to economic hardships. According to Nyasa Times, the immigrants were currently being held at the Lindela Repatriation Centre and most of them[…]
The threat of transnational crime, in particular child trafficking, destroyed the lives of children and brought misery to their families, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Thursday. Speaking to media upon the repatriation from Malawi of two siblings, a 14-year-old and a 20-year-old, who were abducted from South Africa[…]
A specialist team left for Malawi on Monday to bring back a 14-year-old and 20-year-old who were allegedly abducted and trafficked there. Speaking from OR Tambo International Airport, Department of Social Development spokesperson Lumka Oliphant said the team hoped to be back in South Africa on Thursday with the two.[…]
Five hundred Malawian nationals are expected to be repatriated to their home country from three transit camps in Durban on Tuesday. Doctors without Borders spokesperson Kate Ribet said that a fleet of 22 buses will depart from the three camps on Tuesday morning, the single largest repatriation effort to date[…]
A lucrative black market exists for the body parts of albinos, who are believed by some to possess magical powers that can bring good luck. But as police in Tanzania crack down on the grisly trade, activists in neighbouring Malawi say attacks have spiked. Albinos are living in fear of being[…]
Relief NGO Gift of the Givers (GOTG) has begun preparing their first batch of humanitarian supplies for Malawian citizens affected by the worst flood recorded in history. Torrential rains have hit most parts of the country and claimed the lives of 200 people. Over 200 000 residents have been left[…]
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