30 Indian doctors land in Malawi to improve health services

 A group of 30 Indian doctors has arrived in Lilongwe, the capital of landlocked Malawi, to support the government in providing health services to patients at the Kamuzu Central Hospital, a media report said.

Prez Pranab Mukherjee greets people of Malawi on their national day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government of Malawi on their national day and also added that he looked forward the country's active participation in the third India-Africa Forum Summit, which is scheduled to be held in the national capital.

President greets Malawi, Comoros on National Day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted Malawi and Comoros ahead of their National Day on July 6.

Malawi to probe `root cause` of albino killings

Malawi has launched an investigation into the root cause of a recent spate of murders of albinos, a senior official said Saturday, as the country marked international albinism awareness day.

South Africa suspends Parliament to fight xenophobia

 South Africa`s Parliament will be suspended next week to enable lawmakers to return to their constituencies to spread the anti-xenophobia message, in the wake of deadly attacks on African migrants.

South Africa sends in army to quell anti-immigrant attacks

South African soldiers were deployed overnight to tackle gangs targeting and killing foreigners after at least seven people died in a wave of anti-immigrant violence, AFP photographers witnessed.

South Africa's "Rainbow Nation" turns dark as immigrant attacks rise

When he heard angry screams and the hammering of hatchets on the door of his shack last week, Malawian Folias Sakai thought he was about to become the eighth person to be killed in anti-immigrant attacks that have swept South Africa this month.

Malawi bans child marriage, lifts minimum age to 18

Malawi has passed a law banning child marriage, raising the minimum age to 18 in a country where half of girls end up as child brides.

176 dead, over 200,000 displaced in Malawi floods

At least 176 people have died and 200,000 more have fled their homes because of the floods which have swept through Malawi in recent weeks, media reported citing a government report released Thursday.

Devastating floods kill dozens, displace 170,000 in Malawi

Heavy floods in southern Malawi have killed at least 79 people, forced more than 170,000 from their homes and cost about 160,000 people their livelihoods, a UN agency said on Wednesday.

Floods victims throng Malawi camps, supplies needed urgently

 More food supplies and tents are urgently needed to cater to 80,000 men, women and children displaced by floods in Malawi, following the influx of hundreds of Mozambicans also affected by floods, Xinhua reported.

Malawi flood death toll rises to 176

Floods in Malawi have killed 176 people and left 200,000 homeless, Vice President Saulos Chilima said Friday.

Malawi warns of more rain as flood waters ravage country

Malawian authorities warned on Friday that heavy rains were expected to continue as flood waters ravaged the country, leaving in their wake mass power outages, dozens dead and missing, and thousands displaced.

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Malawi deployed military helicopters and boats on Friday in a bid to rescue desperate flood victims stranded on patches of high ground after raging waters killed at least 48 people and left 100,000 homeless.

Death toll in Malawi floods hits 48

 The death toll from flooding in Malawi has risen to 48 and nearly 70,000 people are now without homes, the country`s president announced as he appealed for international assistance.

Malawi President, lawmakers get big pay hike

Malawian President Peter Mutharika, his ministers and lawmakers have awarded themselves a huge pay rise, the president`s office said Saturday.

'VIP' Madonna wins new Malawi president's praise

Pop diva Madonna met Malawi`s new president Friday after her VIP status was restored in the country where she adopted two children but then fell foul of the former government.

Most of world's poorest nations stuck in a structural rut: UN

The planet's poorest nations like Ethiopia, Malawi and Angola have failed to cash in on strong economic growth due to a lack of structural reforms and left them wallowing in poverty, the UN warned Thursday.

Malawi drops diplomat who called Mugabe `idiot` from Zimbabwe post

A Malawian diplomat who once described Zimbabwe`s President Robert Mugabe as an `idiot` will no longer be posted to Harare, Foreign Minister George Chaponda said Tuesday.