Malawi’s Activists Turned Politicians: What Standards Should Joyce Banda’s Administration Be...

In the wake of the death of Malawi’s former president, Bingu wa Mutharika due to cardiac arrest, the country’s political leadership has welcomed...

How the law has failed to protect Malawi’s children

Patrick Martin, 14, and his brother Mayeso, 15, are safely home for the moment with their mother and other siblings in Kasonya village,...

JB appoints new Malawi Human Rights Commissioners

President Joyce Banda has appointed new commissioners for the Malawi Human Rights Commission MHRC, three months after the expiry of contracts of formers...

Stop giving handouts to the disabled – MACOHA

The Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) has expressed sadness at the continued tendency of giving handouts to persons with disabilities saying it...

SADC gender protocol 2012 barometer for Malawi

The swearing in of Joyce Banda as the first female president of Malawi in April 2012 has been a major boost for gender...

Aunt Tiwo granted asylum in South Africa, says no regrets for...

Thrown into jail for 14 years under Malawi's anti-gay laws, Tiwonge Chimbalanga has no regrets about the marriage ceremony that became a symbol of...

Government is monitoring comments on social media – warns minister

Malawi’s freedom of speech might be under threat if the remarks made by the People’s Party director of Political affairs who is also the...

MISA saddened by Malawi government’s effort to silence the media

The Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has said it is saddened by efforts employed by the Malawi Government...

WOMAN REFUSES TO MURDER CHILD FOR RICHES

A woman in Rumphi has escaped her marriage after her husband demanded that they sacrifice their nine-year month baby for riches. The woman, Elizabeth Munthali,...

“I fall sick if I don’t steal,” confesses teenager

A thirteen year old teen in Nkhotakota shocked the Police when he disclosed that he experiences heart problems every time he does not steal...

End widespread child marriage in Malawi, urges Human Rights Watch in...

Malawi should increase efforts to end widespread child marriage, or risk worsening poverty, illiteracy, and preventable maternal deaths, warned Human Rights Watch in a...

Catholic priest slams human rights activities for advocating for decriminalization of...

A Catholic priest has slammed human rights activists who are advocating for decriminalization of abortion in the country saying they must remember that life...

Tough times ahead as donor partners freeze aid

Malawi’s donor partners under the Common Approach to Budgetary Support (CABS) have frozen direct budgetary support with immediate effect in light of the Cashgate...

Mangochi sheikh backs gay rights

It is the first time in the history of Malawi. Some religious leaders have backed up homosexuals of course; however, all have been from...

Malawi govt drops case against human rights activists

The Malawi government through the director of public prosecutions has dropped charges against five human rights activists accused of holding illegal protests outside...

Anita Kalinde against homosexuality

Minister of Gender and Child Development Anita Kalinde astounded a group of 60 school girls on Sunday when she categorically stated that she...

Malawi Police round-up child traffickers

Four men in Malawi are in police custody after being nabbed for child trafficking in Phalombe, the police have confirmed. Phalombe Police Officer-...

Debating homosexuality and human rights in Malawi

By Steve Sharra When Malawi’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice Ralph Kasambara announced earlier this month that police had been ordered not to...