PETTY CASES FUELING CONGESTION IN POLICE CELLS AND PRISONS

BY CHINSINSI CHEKETA AND SAMUEL DUNCAN The country’s Magistrates have warned that, unless petty cases are diverged, the issue of decongesting police cells and prisons...

Gender Equality Bill to be tabled at the National Assembly in...

The Ministry of Gender says the Gender Equality Bill will be tabled in parliament during the next meeting of parliament scheduled for February next...

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...

Malawi president to improve human rights and political governance

Malawi President Joyce Banda on Monday said her government is committed to improving human rights and political governance in the country. Banda was speaking...

Gay rights activists gain mileage in fight over review of homosexuality...

The high court sitting in Blantyre on Monday began hearing a petition by a leading rights group in the fight for the rights of...

Legalise Chamba, not homosexuality

The Malawian Rasta community on Wednesday, September 11, delivered a petition to government demanding that Chamba (marijuana) be legalized while at the same time...

TEACHERS STORM LL MEC OFFICES DEMANDING THEIR MAY 20 POLLS ALLOWANCES

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in Malawi Capital Lilongwe yesterday was stormed by some angry teachers who were demanding their May 20 polls allowances. It’s...

UNDP pumps in K9 million for 50-50 representation campaign

United Nations Development Programme-UNDP-has pledged to a continue supporting the design and implementation of a new 50-50 representation campaign program on political empowerment...

PRESS RELEASE: GOVERNMENT CONDEMNS THE ASSAULT OF MR ARCHIBALD KASAKURA, BLANTYRE...

Government wishes to register its distress at the assault and detention of Blantyre Newspapers Limited journalist Mr. Archibald Kasakura as he discharged his duties...

Five die in Dedza of starvation

Late Mutharika said Malawi is not poor but it is her people that are poor. Of those people, one can be sure, the elite...

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...

Govt condemned for blaming opposition on security woes

Human Rights activist Undule Mwakasungula has condemned the authorities for blaming opposition leaders for the increasing crime rate instead of solving the problem. The...

Scrapping Malawi sodomy laws an ‘uphill battle’

Despite the Malawi government's move to suspend a law banning same-sex relationships, activists say winning a total repeal will be an "uphill battle"...

CHIPANI CHA DPP CHALEMBA KALATA YODANDAULA KU POLICE PA NKHANZA AKHALA...

The Inspector General Malawi Police Headquarters Lilongwe. Dear Sir, UNWARRANTED HARASSMENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC PROGRESSIVE PARTY (DPP) BY THE POLICE I wish to write you about the increasing...

CHRR AND CEDEP HAVE CALLED THE RESIGNATION OF MEC CHAIRPERSON MAXON...

We, at Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Centre for Development of People (Cedep) have learnt with great disturbance the recent media...

Democracy will not advance if we relax

The advent of multiparty democracy about 20 years ago brought new challenges like finding ways of sustaining democracy to avoid backsliding into the...

MEC warns candidates against political handouts

Moffat Banda The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has issued a stern warning to political parties and candidates...

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,...