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Can Malawian president Chakwera’s career rise from the dead?

Mail Guardian South Africa 21 Feb 2023
But it is Chakwera’s handling of one of Malawi’s biggest-ever corruption scandals that has been the major factor in his declining popularity ... When it was challenged by the Malawi Law Society, the attorney general, another Chakwera appointee, hired private lawyers to insist on its validity ... The consequences for Malawi became clearer later in the week.

Bushiri extradition: arresting officers to testify in Malawi

Business Day 15 Feb 2023
The high court in Malawi has ruled that witnesses‚ to be specific‚ those who arrested us and recorded cases against us [investigators]‚ be physically present in Malawi for cross-examination by our lawyers‚” he said ... They will not come to Malawi‚ nor will other witnesses at the impending trial.”.

“This Is Why We Became Activists”

Human Rights Watch 14 Feb 2023
These are Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, the Gambia, Malaysia, Malawi, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Zambia, and one state in Nigeria ... Parental rights and reproductive rights were raised as key concerns among LBQ+ women, organizers, and lawyers in Argentina, El Salvador, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Poland, Ukraine, and the US.

Malawi Drops Charges Against Anti-Corruption Chief

Beijing News 13 Feb 2023
BLANTYRE, Malawi - Malawi has dropped criminal charges against Anti-Corruption Bureau Director-General Martha Chizuma in connection with leaked audio in which she apparently complained that some officials were frustrating her fight against corruption ... Malawi Anti-Graft Chief Suspended Over Leaked Audio Clip.

Court reinstates sacked anti-corruption chief

Joy Online 07 Feb 2023
Her suspension was widely condemned by civil society organisations, the opposition and the country’s umbrella body for lawyers – the Lawyers Association of Malawi ... The Malawi Law Society applied for a judicial review which the court granted late on Monday.

The missionary accused of sexual abuse

Mail Guardian South Africa 25 Jan 2023
A popular place to do so is Malawi, a country that is safe, stable and welcoming to foreigners ... In 2009, the Netherlands-based Stéphanos Foundation — which aims to provide education “from a biblical viewpoint to the most vulnerable” — dispatched Wim* (now 52 years old) to Blantyre, Malawi’s second city, as a teacher.


Victoria Advocate 24 Jan 2023
MIAMI, Jan. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Introducing this year's breakout brand, ZIMRothschild (ZIM); giving a home to the purpose-driven, passionate "Unicorns" that walk amongst us ... ZIM was founded in 2019 by Sunga Mkwezalamba, a lawyer, born in Malawi and raised in Champaign, IL ... The brand also leveraged customer feedback to drive product design ... Phone.

Malawi Anti-Corruption Bureau director-general Martha Chizuma arrested

Independent online (SA) 06 Dec 2022
Malawi Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director-general Martha Chizuma has been arrested by Malawian authorities, citing reports by Malawian news outlet Malawi24 ... National Police spokesperson Peter Kalaya confirmed Chizuma’s arrest, however Malawi police authorities say that they don’t have any further information regarding her arrest.

African governments hope digital taxes will fill a budget hole

Economist 13 Oct 2022
The digital economy is bringing Africans together ... Last month the Tanzanian government scrapped levies on some types of electronic transactions after a public outcry, including a legal challenge from activist lawyers. In Malawi the government gave up its plans for a mobile-money tax in 2019 after business and civil-society groups criticised the idea.


This Day 09 Aug 2022
Born in 1928, 23 years younger than Hophouët, Boka was a bright lawyer who appeared destined for greatness ... He was also Malawi’s first lawyer ... The court denied him and his wife – herself also Malawi’s first female lawyer – legal defence or the right to call witnesses ... A lawyer and a teacher, Odinkalu can be reached at .

Malawi Law Society Suspends Two Lawyers On Disciplinary Grounds On Their Clients

All Africa 19 Feb 2022
Under the terms of Section 99 of the Legal Education and Legal Practitioners Act of 2017, Malawi Law Society has suspended two lawyers on disciplinary grounds acted on their clients ....

Gaps in gov’t comms as Sesinyi exits

Mmegi Online 14 Jan 2022
That was almost 24 hours confusion in the country on whether Botswana was leaderless as Acting President Slumber Tsogwane had left the country for Malawi the previous day. There had been a long debate on social media involving lawyers on what was to happen when the Acting ...

Malawi Court Dismisses Presidential Elections Challenge

Voa News 27 Nov 2021
A challenge to Malawi’s 2020 presidential elections has been dismissed by the country’s constitutional court ... Attorney General Nyirenda, who is also the defense lawyer in the case, said the ruling was not a surprise ... DPP lawyers argue that Malawi’s Constitution does not recognize an election that was presided over by undeserving commissioners.

Malawi Authorities Take Steps to Protect Children From Sexual Exploitation

Voa News 22 Oct 2021
Malawi’s government has started a campaign to remove children from places like night clubs where they are being forced or tricked into prostitution ... Human Rights lawyer Ruth Kaima points out that prostitution is legal in Malawi.

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