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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Malawi

Last year
# storm ana
At least 77 killed in Tropical Storm Ana in southern Africa
The storm made landfall on Monday in Madagascar before ploughing into Mozambique and Malawi.
# Round-Up
Seven-time AFCON champions Egypt book last-16 spot as Cape Verde and Malawi also advance
It’s great news for Dublin-born defender Roberto Lopes who plays for Cape Verde.
# latest
Morocco win again to advance to knockout stages of AFCON
Malawi also boosted their prospects by coming from behind to get the better of Zimbabwe.
All time
# global gag rule
'We are dealing with a hidden population' - the clinic trying to support gay people in a country where homosexuality is illegal
In part two of our series on the impact of the global gag rule signed by President Trump, Charlotte Ryan looks at the impact on gay people living with HIV.
# global gag rule
'There are times when the whole country runs out of condoms'
Organisations around the world have been badly hit by Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the so-called global gag rule. Here’s what’s happening in Malawi.
# poaching
British soldier sent to Malawi on anti-poaching mission killed in reported incident with elephant
The British army announced it would deploy soldiers to Malawi to tackle the growing issue of poaching
# cyclone idai
'We're running out of time': Aid workers racing to help survivors of deadly cyclone in southern Africa
Aid agencies said they were prepared for the cyclone – but not for the massive floods that followed.
# Crash
Irish medical students injured after crash in Malawi
The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the incident.
# permission granted
Madonna felt "compelled" to adopt twins from Malawi orphanage
Some activists have criticised her for allegedly bending the rules.
# Marches
Thousands march over Malawi's plans to legalise homosexuality
The peaceful marches were organised by Catholic and evangelical churches.
# Abuse
Man in Malawi arrested after having sex with 100 young women and children in 'ritual cleansing'
Eric Aniva said he was hired by the females’ families.
# abductions and murders
Malawi court bans witchdoctors following spate of albino killings
Police have recorded at least 65 attacks, abductions and murders of albinos since the end of 2014.
# un warning
Malawi albinos face "extinction" if they continue to be murdered for their body parts
There’s a crisis in the country, a UN expert has warned.
# Malawi
Teacher charged with trying to sell albino schoolgirl for €8,900
The primary school teacher was with the girl when he was arrested and charged with abduction with intent to murder.
# Girls not Brides
The life of a child bride and mother: 'My husband beat me regularly. He eventually left me.'
Many teenagers in Malawi are forced into non-formal marriages, despite new laws.
# Child brides
'My sister got her period at 11, taught how to please men and forced to have sex'
Memory didn’t want that happen to her.
# Under the Same Sun
How do you fix a country where a 6-year-old has his hand chopped off for good luck?
The president has described a spate of killings and maimings as an embarrassment.
# Witchcraft
Albino people 'killed for their body parts' in spate of Malawi murders
Malawian albino people are “living in fear of being attacked or killed”.
# Malawi
Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth
As part of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, Clare Herbert travels to visit Malawi’s prisons.
# Ethiopia
"We too experienced the scourges of colonisation and hunger"
President Michael D. Higgins today addressed a delegation in Ethiopia as part of his tour of Africa.
# sightsavers
World’s first live cataract surgery to be streamed from rural Malawi
Winesi will undergo a life-changing operation restoring his sight today.
# on the frontline
Irish researcher wins major acclaim for 'lifesaving' medical app
It’s designed to help doctors on the ground in remote parts of Africa.
# Malawi
Court fines man for calling president 'stupid'
The man called President Joyce Banda “stupid and a failure”.
# Irish Aid
Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year
The amount was 12 per cent less than the nearly €180 million given to countries including Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Timor Leste and Vietnam in 2011.
UN hails sharp decline in HIV infections in children
Around half of all reductions in new HIV infections in the past two years had been among children.
# school dinners
Nine-year-old raises almost £70,000 after council banned her blog
Martha Payne was told by a local council to stop uploading pictures of her school meals to her blog.
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
# Malawi
Malawi swears in southern Africa's first female president
Joyce Banda is sworn in as Malawi’s head of state, ending two days of a power vacuum after Bingu wa Mutharika passed away.
# Malawi
Malawi confirms its president is dead
The government has declared ten days of mourning following the death of a president accused of human rights abuses in recent years.
# Rudo Mawere
Junior minister to meet family of murdered student in Malawi
Joe Costello will meet the family of Rudo Mawere, whose body was found in a luggage bag in an alleyway.
# Murder
Gardaí continue investigation into Malawian woman's death
It is reported that officers investigating the murder are following a definite line of inquiry.
# Murder
Woman's body found in bag: gardaí seek suitcase carrier
An appeal has been made for sightings of a man carrying a large luggage bag, as gardaí attempt to contact the victim’s family in Malawi.
# Murder
Murder investigation launched after discovery of woman's body in bag
The woman’s body was found in a suitcase on Blackhorse Avenue yesterday morning.
# Aid
Cameron threatens to cut aid to 'anti-gay' countries
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he want to see countries which receive aid “adhering to proper human rights”.