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Malawi: Police Arrest 2 After Death of Boy in Circumcision Camp

Malawi: Police Arrest 2 After Death of Boy in Circumcision Camp

Malawi Police in Kasungu have arrested an 85 year old man and his 69 year old accomplice following the death of a 13 year old boy in a Yao circumcision camp popularly known as Ndagala. Kasungu police spokesperson Edna Mzingwitsa confirmed the arrest of Jeke Weremu and Asina Asauka suspected to have been people behind […]

A Woman’s Right To Her Real Estate

I want to talk about the Malawian “Hyena” issue. Actually, I want to SCREAM!!! I was shocked beyond words to read that a man in 2016 takes pride in having the ‘job’ to deflower young girls as part of a rite of passage into womanhood. This man isn’t developing a cure for the world’s dreaded diseases […]

President Mutharika Orders Arrest of HIV-Infected Man Paid to Devirginise Girls in Malawi

President Mutharika Orders Arrest of HIV-Infected Man Paid to Devirginise Girls in Malawi

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has ordered the arrest of Eric Aniva, an HIV-infected man in Nsanje district of the southern Malawi who has the job of devirginising girls who had just their first menstruation. Aniva, a Malawian in his forties, is what’s known as a ‘hyena’ – a man paid to have sex with young […]

Malawi: Chanco Students Demand Police Apology

Malawi: Chanco Students Demand Police Apology

Atleast 24 students from Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), have come forward seeking compensation, claimed they were assaulted and brutalised by the police in Zomba during the anti university fee hike violent protests. Chancellor College Students Union president Ayuba James confirmed that the 24 are willing to prove that […]

Malawi: Pressure Mounts On President to Fire 7 Cashgate Ministers

Malawi: Pressure Mounts On President to Fire 7 Cashgate Ministers

Calls are resonating on Kamuzu Palace walls for President Peter Mutharika to fire the seven senior cabinet ministers involved in the K577 billion cashgate. This foillows a vague and contradictory statement State House issued on Saturday defiantly saying Mutharika will not fire the seven cabinet ministers. Sources in the civil society say civil society leaders […]

It Takes A Village: The Malawi School Guardian Readers Helped Build

It Takes A Village: The Malawi School Guardian Readers Helped Build

The four young men standing near the library in the centre of the dusty village of Gumbi have not seen each other for many months. It’s the school holidays in Malawi and they’ve come back to see family and friends. They joke around, laugh about their work, the changes they can see in the village […]

Over 300 Girls Rescued From Forced Marriages In Karonga,Malawi

Over 300 Girls Rescued From Forced Marriages In Karonga,Malawi

 Livingstonia Synod Aids Program (LISAP) of the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod has rescued about 300 girls from forced marriages in traditional authorities Kilupula and Mwakawoko in Karonga District. The feat has been achieved courtesy of the Boys’ and Girls’ Empowerment Project LISAP has been implementing in the past six years in […]

IMF Extends Malawi Loan Programme, Adds $80 mln For Drought Measures

IMF Extends Malawi Loan Programme, Adds $80 mln For Drought Measures

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will increase loans to Malawi by $76.8 million, the global lender said on Monday following an economic review of the drought-hit country. The IMF said it was also augmenting Malawi’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement, signed in 2012, by another six months with funding equivalent to $49.2 million. “Malawi’s macroeconomic […]

Malawi: The Finger Pointing Business Must Stop On Albino Killings

Malawi: The Finger Pointing Business Must Stop On Albino Killings

People are still commenting, a lot has been said, conclusions being made, the media has brought to light the ills, others are treating the issue while wearing their political lenses, but mine will be an honest opinion based on how I feel about these killings of people with albinism. According to the recent released report […]

Malawi: Panga-Wielding Thugs Attack Prophet Bushiri Crusade In Lilongwe

Malawi: Panga-Wielding Thugs Attack Prophet Bushiri Crusade In Lilongwe

It was an entirely unusual and chaotic scene in Lilongwe on Friday, June 10, as thugs stormed and attacked a church gathering that was convened by Prophet Bushiri’s Enlightened Christians Gathering (ECG). While the worst attack that could, probably, be presumed to take place against a church is cold war, denigration and other indirect attacks, […]