Malawi: prosecution of same sex relationships continue

Malawi: prosecution of same sex relationships continue

A Malawian court in the northern region of the country has instructed that the director of prosecution and the police should arrest any who are found engaging in homosexual activity. Malawi24 reported that the order came from pastors in the Mzuzu area who had sent an application to the court…

Tanzania awaits final word on Lake Malawi dispute

Tanzania awaits final word on Lake Malawi dispute

Malawi and Tanzania have been at loggerheads on where the border should be drawn between the two countries on the third largest fresh water body in Africa-Lake Malawi also known as Lake Nyasa in the neighbouring country; Owen Nyaka investigates. A new revelation under President John Magufuli’s leadership shows that…

Owen has been a jounalist since 2001 and worked in a number of print and electronic media including the Malawi's lone news agency.

What’s being done about the persistent power blackouts in Malawi?

What’s being done about the persistent power blackouts in Malawi?

Malawi – Businesses in the country have received heavy blows after persistent power blackouts which have rocked the country since August this year. The state-owned power producing company in Malawi – Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) – announced in August this year that the problem is due to ‘insufficient…

Charles Pensulo is a Malawian based journalist.

Malawi Government erred on the oil and gas exploration deal

New revelations show that Malawi’s Government has erred by issuing two exploration licences for gas and oil on the World Heritage site of Lake Malawi including the National Park marine protected area which could seriously dent the country’s image in environmental conservation. Godfrey Mfiti, Environmental Activist in Southern Africa says…

Owen Nyaka

Owen has been a jounalist since 2001 and worked in a number of print and electronic media including the Malawi's lone news agency.

UN report Malawi will face worst food crisis in a decade

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reported that more than 2.8 million people will face the worst food crisis in a decade in Malawi. The crisis could seriously affect children who are more at risk of starvation and malnutrition, which can cause stunting of growth, leading to issues…

Malawian police protect two suspects from angry mob

Yesterday, Malawian police protected two suspects from an angry mob after First Magistrate Chakaka Nyirenda adjourned their case reported the Nyasa Times. They are accused of abducting an albino boy. 33-year-old Fishani Mtambo from Mukwavi Village and Wamisi Kawumba, 32, of Cheyama Village were arrested last Thursday on suspicion of…