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United Nations Resettles Albino Refugees Due to Threats in Malawi

United Nations Resettles Albino Refugees Due to Threats in Malawi

Since June of last year, the U.N. refugee agency in Malawi has been resettling albino refugees to North America, amid continued threats to people living with albinism in the southern African country. The agency says albino refugees in Malawi are reporting harassment, such as one refugee, now resettled to Canada, who said people kept trying […]

South African Music Duo Mafikizolo to Perform in Malawi

South African Music Duo Mafikizolo to Perform in Malawi

As part of South Africa’s youth, freedom day and Pan Africanist, Liberator Oliver Reginald Tambo (O.R Tambo)’s 100th birthday celebrations, South Africa High Commission and South African Business has invited Award winning Afro-Pop group Mafikizolo to perform in the country. Slated for 9th June at Bingu International Convention Center, the South African duo will be […]

Malawi’s FMB takes over Barclays Bank Zimbabwe

Malawi’s FMB takes over Barclays Bank Zimbabwe

BARCLAYS Plc has sold its majority stake in its Zimbabwean operation to Malawi’s First Merchant Bank (FMB), putting an end to months of a fierce bidding war to take over one of the country’s iconic financial institutions, Zimbabwe Independent can exclusively report. Barclays Bank Zimbabwe was established in 1912, and has operated in the country […]

Malawi Sex Workers Hail Formation of Association

Malawi Sex Workers Hail Formation of Association

Sex workers in Ntchisi on Thursday said the formation of their association has helped them to have a voice and to be recognized by the relevant authorities. “Before our association was formed, men used to harass us in many ways, like beating and snatching our phones,” said Ester Zimba, Chairlady for Ntchisi Female Sex Workers […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Soften Up On Reforms – Ready to Implement 50-Plus-One System If Passed Into Law

Malawi Electoral Commission Soften Up On Reforms – Ready to Implement 50-Plus-One System If Passed Into Law

Malawi Electoral Commission ( MEC) has softed up on its earlier position regarding implementation of the proposed electoral reforms in the 2019 Tripartite Elections which may see a 50-plus-one electoral system. Public Affairs Committee (PAC) and other observers have recommended such electoral law amendments. But MEC is waiting in the wings for key stakeholders in […]

Malawi Threatens to Go to The Hague Over Lake Dispute

Malawi Threatens to Go to The Hague Over Lake Dispute

The dispute between Malawi and Tanzania over ownership of Lake Nyasa is turning into a fully fledged diplomatic row, with Lilongwe now threatening to go to The Hague. Malawi accuses Dar of sabotaging dialogue on the matter. Tanzania, on May 4, asked for postponement of the mediation talks slated for May 8 and 9 to […]

Botswana Blacklists Divisive Malawian ‘Prophet’ Shepherd Bushiri

Botswana Blacklists Divisive Malawian ‘Prophet’ Shepherd Bushiri

Controversial South African-based Malawi prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, has been prohibited from entering Botswana without a visa in a development that has left his much-awaited business conference in doubt. Government confirmed the rich self-styled prophet had been listed, meaning he would need to obtain the document ahead of his crusade scheduled for the end of the […]

Chief Justice Says Corruption Strangling Malawi Progress

Chief Justice Says Corruption Strangling Malawi Progress

Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda has said corruption is strangling the country’s progress and that it was a national emergency. The Chief Justice made the remarks at the closing ceremony of the two-day National Anti-Corruption Conference in Lilongwe. “Corruption is a disease that is quickly strangling our governance agenda to death,” said Nyirenda. “And how do […]

Sex Workers Facing Increased Safety Risks in Malawi

Sex Workers Facing Increased Safety Risks in Malawi

The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has reacted on the formation of sex workers associations in different districts in the country. This comes following reports that Thyolo Sex Workers Association elected new leadership during elections that were held recently at Luchenza Community Hall in Thyolo district. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News […]

Former President Joice Banda’s Sister Arrested

Former President Joice Banda’s Sister Arrested

Malawi Police in Blantyre on Tuesday morning arrested Cecelia Kumpukwe, sister to former president Joyce Banda. Details of her arrest, including charges are still sketchy but the police are taking her to Lilongwe where Stella Asani, suspected to have authored the fake resignation letter of vice president Saulos Chilima is being kept. Our sources say […]

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