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...

“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...

“Don’t take me to Lilongwe please,” Kasambara begs of the Police.

Arrested lawyer who was former Minister of Justice, Ralph Kasambara, and his team of lawyers have refused that he be transferred to Lilongwe under...

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...

“I’ve stopped fighting JB,” says Seodi the activist.

Gender and human rights activist has today, October 29, taken to Facebook to announce that she has finally quit fighting President Joyce Banda and...

Activist to obtain an injunction against MEC

Lilongwe based activist, Billy Mayaya, has hinted that he is planning to obtain an injunction against the Malawi Electoral Commission as to force the...

Muslims incensed over Sheikhs remarks on gays

The remarks made by a Mangochi sheikh, Mdala Ali Tambuli., that gays need to be accepted as they are has attracted him some fiery...

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...

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...

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...

Seodi, Jessie Kabwila statement

From December 2012 to August 2013, we were part of the organising team of the National Gender Conference which has just taken place at...

A record high number of inmates at Chichiri prison has been...

A record high number of inmates at Chichiri prison has been registered, in readiness for next year’s tripartite elections. A visit at the prison this...

Africa’s Anti-Gay Laws: A Look At Uganda, Malawi And More

-- In December 2011, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum instructing federal agencies to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people...

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...

‘Girl Rising:’ Changing The World, One Story And One Life At...

In her 1968 poem, “The Speed of Darkness,” the late American poet Muriel Rukeyser penned the line, “The universe is made of stories, not...

Khadija’s story, Malawi

Khadija is a shy 15-year-old girl living in Mangochi, a southern province in Malawi. A year ago, Khadija’s older sister agreed to sell her...

Council revamps child protection committee

Mwanza District council has revamped its Child Protection Committee by electing new office bearers to help in arresting the ever increasing cases of child...

Madonna furore: Activists caution Malawi Govt against ‘enemy action’

Malawi human rights activists have asked government to tread carefully in the way it is handling pop diva Madonna, following a strongly worded statement...