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#Malawi

From TheJournal.ie 'We are dealing with a hidden population' - the clinic trying to support gay people in a country where homosexuality is illegal 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are times when the whole country runs out of condoms' 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.

From TheJournal.ie British soldier sent to Malawi on anti-poaching mission killed in reported incident with elephant 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

From TheJournal.ie 'We're running out of time': Aid workers racing to help survivors of deadly cyclone in southern Africa 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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish medical students injured after crash in Malawi Crash

Irish medical students injured after crash in Malawi

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Madonna felt "compelled" to adopt twins from Malawi orphanage Permission Granted

Madonna felt "compelled" to adopt twins from Malawi orphanage

Some activists have criticised her for allegedly bending the rules.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands march over Malawi's plans to legalise homosexuality Marches

Thousands march over Malawi's plans to legalise homosexuality

The peaceful marches were organised by Catholic and evangelical churches.

From TheJournal.ie Man in Malawi arrested after having sex with 100 young women and children in 'ritual cleansing' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Malawi court bans witchdoctors following spate of albino killings 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.

From TheJournal.ie Malawi albinos face "extinction" if they continue to be murdered for their body parts 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.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher charged with trying to sell albino schoolgirl for €8,900 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.

From TheJournal.ie The life of a child bride and mother: 'My husband beat me regularly. He eventually left me.' 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'My sister got her period at 11, taught how to please men and forced to have sex' 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.

From TheJournal.ie How do you fix a country where a 6-year-old has his hand chopped off for good luck? 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.

From TheJournal.ie Albino people 'killed for their body parts' in spate of Malawi murders 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Rough justice: In prison in one of the poorest places on earth 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.

From TheJournal.ie "We too experienced the scourges of colonisation and hunger" 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.

From TheJournal.ie World’s first live cataract surgery to be streamed from rural Malawi Sightsavers

World’s first live cataract surgery to be streamed from rural Malawi

Winesi will undergo a life-changing operation restoring his sight today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish researcher wins major acclaim for 'lifesaving' medical app 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.

From TheJournal.ie Court fines man for calling president 'stupid' Malawi

Court fines man for calling president 'stupid'

The man called President Joyce Banda “stupid and a failure”.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year 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.

From TheJournal.ie UN hails sharp decline in HIV infections in children HIV

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nine-year-old raises almost £70,000 after council banned her blog 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.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday 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.

From TheJournal.ie Malawi swears in southern Africa's first female president 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.

From TheJournal.ie Malawi confirms its president is dead 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.

From TheJournal.ie Junior minister to meet family of murdered student in Malawi 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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí continue investigation into Malawian woman's death Murder

Gardaí continue investigation into Malawian woman's death

It is reported that officers investigating the murder are following a definite line of inquiry.

From TheJournal.ie Woman's body found in bag: gardaí seek suitcase carrier 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.

From TheJournal.ie Murder investigation launched after discovery of woman's body in bag 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.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron threatens to cut aid to 'anti-gay' countries 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”.