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Don’t cut aid over gay rights, switch it, leading lobbyists tells Cameron

Aid dependent African countries like Malawi, have a very unlikely ally in the name of Peter Thatchell, a leading gay rights global campaigner. Thatchell  has described as wrong British Prime Minister’s remarks that his country will consider withholding aid from countries that do not recognise gay rights. “Britain is now one of the premier aid… Read More ›

‘Iam Sorry’

Embattled Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has finally apologized and withdrawn deportation orders for British High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane –Dyet and Michael Sata, the new Zambian President. Both Britain and the new Zambian President demanded apologies from Mutharika as the first step in normalizing diplomatic relation with the two countries with so much history with… Read More ›

Waiting for fuel

Mutharika orders Total, Puma not to offload fuel till after Summit

Malawi’s President Mutharika has ordered oil companies not to offload fuel in the capital Lilongwe until after the Heads of State COMESA summit finishes on Sunday. Malawi is hosting the 15th COMESA heads of state summit, amidst fuel and drug shortages. Out of nineteen invited heads of states, only five have turned up, perhaps a… Read More ›

Hague demanded an apology from Mutharika over expulsion of UK diplomat

Malawi leader Annoys UK’s Hague again

British Foreign Secretary William Hague is not happy with Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika once again this time because of the comments he made in an interview with the BBC over the expulsion of diplomat Fergus Cochrane-Dyet early this year. Mutharika last angered Hague when he expelled the British High diplomat in April this year… Read More ›

Malawi leader agrees to investigate student death under pressure

Mounting pressure on President Bingu wa Mutharika has forced him to announce plans to appoint a commission to investigate the death of a university student who may have been killed due to his anti-government activism. The European Union became the latest group to ask the Malawi government to insitute and investigation into the death of Robert… Read More ›

Ambassador Woeste chairman of the EU Heads of Mission in Malawi

Malawi’s Donors ask for probe into killing of student Activist

Malawi’s main donors from the European Union have asked President Bingu wa Mutharika’s government to investigate the death of Robert Chasowa, a student activist who was found dead on campus after receiving several death threats Chasowa, 25, was a well known critic of the Mutharika administration producing and circulating a newsletter on campus that accused… Read More ›

Malawi’s key donors to issue statement on Chasowa’s death

Malawi’s main donors want President Bingu wa Mutharika’s administration to investigate the death of university student activist Robert Chasowa   and bring his killers to justice, a senior diplomat in Lilongwe said on Thursday. The diplomat speaking on condition of anonymity said that the European Union member countries in Malawi will shortly be issuing a… Read More ›

Malawi withdraws security for Vice President

The Malawi government has withdrawn 22 members of Vice President Joyce Banda security detail as President Bingu wa Mutharika continues to push his deputy from government. This comes after Mutharika dropped her from cabinet last month after withdrawing all her other portfolios. But Banda still remains the vice president because the President has no powers to sack… Read More ›

Donors tell Malawi to protect Activists,citizens

Malawi’s key donors and heads of missions have asked government to protect all its citizens, including human rights activists. In a statement signed by German Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste, who now chairs the diplomatic missions in the country, the diplomats also advised both the government and civil society to continue with the United Nations (UN)… Read More ›

Malawi leader sends brother to London to restore diplomatic relations

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika is sending his young brother Peter  to London in a bid to restore diplomatic relations with London, a top government official has disclosed. The meeting has been set for October 12 in London.  Peter,  the heir apparent and minister of foriegn affairs, will lead a delegation to the UK in… Read More ›


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