Weather

Mozambique's Beira takes a direct hit from cyclone Idai

Contact lost overnight as extensive flooding and cyclonic wind result in damage in central Mozambique.

Mozambique's Beira takes a direct hit from cyclone Idai

Malawi

Malawi's struggling flood victims brace for impending cyclone

Flooding in Malawi kills at least 56 and affects hundreds of thousands of others as a new storm approaches.

Africa

Flash flooding ravages Mozambique and Malawi, over 100 dead

Torrential rains have affected 843,000 people across southeast Africa, officials say, prompting calls for emergency aid.

Africa

More than 80,000 displaced in Malawi flooding

The flooding has left many villages under water and, although some of the floods have receded, more rain is expected in the coming days.

Africa

Malawi floods kill 30, displace 6,000

Survivors have no choice but to go to evacuation centres and wait for help.

Weather

Tropical disturbance brings flooding rains to southeast Africa

At least six dead in Malawi because of ongoing heavy rain, say the local media reports.

Tropical disturbance brings flooding rains to southeast Africa

Malawi

Why are women's wombs being removed to stop infection?

In Malawi, women's wombs are removed to stop infection, a life-changing operation that doesn't always work.

Poor maternal care leads to hysterectomies, antibiotic resistance

Africa

Malawi's ex-president Banda returns after four-year absence

Despite threat of arrest over corruption allegations, Joyce Banda returns as questions swirl about a political comeback.

Malawi's ex-president Banda returns after four-year absence

UpFront

Joyce Banda: Africa is not poor

Former Malawian President Joyce Banda on her achievements in office and the corruption allegations she now faces.

UpFront

Iran, nukes and Trump: Is war likely?

We debate whether the Iran nuclear deal needs fixing, and speak with former President of Malawi Joyce Banda.

Malawi

Scores arrested in Malawi after mobs kill 8 suspected 'vampires'

Nearly 150 people have been arrested in Malawi and charged with murder or inciting violence in their hunt for vampires.

Africa

Ex-Malawi leader on corruption case: 'I am innocent'

Former President Joyce Banda will return to Malawi for first time since 2014 to defend herself in the Cashgate scandal.

Ex-Malawi leader on corruption case: 'I am innocent'

Human Rights

Living - and dying - with albinism in Malawi

Amnesty International say systematic failures have emboldened killers as attacks on people with albinism continue.

A 'resurgence' in attacks on people with albinism

Africa

Malawi: People with albinism 'living in fear'

Rights group bemoans slow pace of justice after attacks, including murders, leaving those with albinism feel vulnerable.

Malawi: People with albinism 'living in fear'

Africa

What is albinism and what causes it?

Why are there so many people with albinism in Africa? Is albinism limited to a race group? We answer your questions.

What is albinism and what causes it?