Malawi protests spread after disputed election

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[…]

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SANDF to deliver aid to Mozambique, Malawi

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[…]

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Abducted siblings suffered terrible ordeal

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[…]

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Team leaves to repatriate ‘abducted’ SA siblings

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.[…]

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500 Malawians to be repatriated

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[…]

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Albinos ‘hunted like animals’ in Malawi

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[…]

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GOTG prepares Malawi aid

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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