Opinion

Volunteerism: A prerequisite for Africa's progress

The continent's future lies in the hands of the youth who can successfully harness agriculture and clean energy.

by Richard Munang
- Robert Mgendi

Africa

Malawi man convicted over 'ritual sex' with 104 women

The HIV-positive man, known as a "hyena", was paid to have sex with bereaved widows to exorcise evil spirits.

Malawi

'I have 9 lives': Malawi leader denies health rumours

President, 76, says he is in "excellent health", dismissing speculation of illness in first remarks after long US trip.

Malawi

Malawi president returns home after mysterious US visit

Peter Mutharika arrives in Malawi to wide speculation about his health after attending UN meeting in US three weeks ago.

Africa

Helping Malawi's animals back into the wild

From monkeys to pythons, antelope to lions, the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust rescues, rehabilitates and returns animals.

Humanitarian crises

Mozambican refugees stuck between somewhere and nowhere

Refugees fleeing fighting in Mozambique struggle to come to terms with life in the camps of Malawi.

Health

How Malawi reduced its HIV/Aids infection rate

Malawi's Minister of Health, Peter Kumpalume, on the approach to HIV in a country where 10 percent are infected.

Human Rights

Malawi failing to protect albino community: Amnesty

Rights body raises alarm over attacks against people with albinism, but government dubs Amnesty report as "unfair".

Wild Animals

Malawi to conduct Africa's largest elephant relocation

Conservation group announces ambitious plan to move animals over 300km from overcrowded wildlife reserves.

Africa

Malawi's fearsome chief, terminator of child marriages

Chief Kachindamoto has broken up 850 child marriages in three years, and banned the sexual initiations of young girls.

Human Rights

Albinos mutilated in Malawi, activists call for action

Activists describe situation in Malawi as reaching a crisis level days after UN says albino population faces extinction.

Malawi

Malawi fight club takes on child rape

Rape is Malawi's most reported crime. Ujamaa initiative is helping schoolkids defend themselves against perpetrators.

Weather

Malawi declares state of emergency over drought

About 2.8 million Malawians face food insecurity, making country one of the worst hit in southern African drought.

Humanitarian crises

Fighting in Mozambique prompts refugee flight to Malawi

Nearly 3,500 people flee to neighbouring country, raising concerns of new refugee crisis in Southern Africa.

Africa

Southern Africa's drought leaves millions hungry

UN says 14 million people face starvation because of reduced food production, blamed on El Nino weather pattern.