Latest News for: Malawi lawyer


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.

A taste for pangolin meat and the fall of an African wildlife cartel

Indian Express 19 Oct 2021
But significant efforts on the ground to combat the country’s difficulties with poaching and trafficking have started to pay off, and the example Malawi is now setting may show other African nations how they can do the same ... Investigators say Lin, a 48-year-old Chinese citizen, played a central role in turning Malawi into a wildlife crime hot spot.

Malawi top court sentences businessman to 9 years for attempting to bribe judges

Anadolu Agency 05 Oct 2021
Malawi’s high court sentenced businessman Thom Mpinganjira to nine years for attempting to bribe five constitutional court judges who were hearing a 2019 election case ... One of Mpinganjira’s lawyers, Patrice Nkhono, told Anadolu Agency, that he will appeal the sentence and conviction to the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal.

Malawi Court Hands Lengthy Prison Term to Chinese Wildlife Trafficker

Voa News 29 Sep 2021
A Malawi Magistrate’s Court in the capital, Lilongwe, has sentenced a Chinese national, described by some as one of the biggest African wildlife trafficking kingpins, to 32 years in prison after convicting him on three wildlife crimes ... Malawi’s authorities arrested him in August 2019 following a three-month manhunt.

Programme Lawyer Seconded to the Malawi Police Service

Reliefweb 20 Aug 2021
IRLI Malawi Police Service (MPS) Programme Lawyer ... IRLI’s programme lawyers in the LAB, MPS, DPP and the Judiciary are under the direct supervision of the Country Programme Manager in Malawi and the Director of Programmes working from IRLI HQ ... The Programme Lawyer seconded to ...

Malawi: Lawyers Accused of Cashing in On Rape Case

All Africa 09 Aug 2021
Blantyre -- Legal experts and rights campaigners here are criticizing the ...

K255 million legal fees awarded Women Lawyers Association surprises Malawi Law Society

Ghana Web 09 Aug 2021
Malawi Law Society (MLS) has described the K255 million legal fees awarded to Women Lawyers Association (WLA) as unusual and unjustified in a normal Judicial Review case ending at the High Court level ... WLA sued Malawi Police, Ministry of Finance, and Clerk of Parliament.

Criminal Probe Sought After Malawi Police Compensate Rape Victims

Voa News 24 Jul 2021
Lawyers for victims and human rights campaigners, however, say the money alone is not enough ... Kadadzera hopes this time, however, they will identify the suspects because he says the investigation team will include members of the Malawi Human Rights Commission, Women Lawyers Association and other human rights organizations.

UK tobacco firms fail in bid to have Malawi child labour case struck out

The Observer 25 Jun 2021
The farmers’ lawyers said they had repeatedly asked the companies for proof that they had not bought tobacco from their clients, but no documents had been disclosed to them ... Families are trafficked from southern Malawi to tobacco-growing regions in the north, their lawyers at Leigh Day allege.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri disappointed that SA witnesses failed to appear in Malawi court

Independent online (SA) 05 Jun 2021
Firstly, they claimed that there were no available flights from South Africa to Malawi. This statement is very untrue as my own lawyers from South Africa managed to fly into the country just a few days ago," he said. "Secondly, they enunciated that, the witnesses failed to appear in the Malawi courts due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

South Africa fails to bring witnesses against Bushiri citing covid-19 fears, costs of flights

Ghana Web 04 Jun 2021
However, Bushiri’s lawyer Wapona Kita objected the application saying it is disappointed that after a whole month, the state has not brought witnesses from South Africa to testify as ruled ... He said there is no short of flights between Malawi and South Africa citing that Bushiri’s South Africa lawyers are in the court today after using same flights ... .

Tobacco firms in move to strike out Malawi exploitation case

The Observer 19 May 2021
They are asking that the case be dismissed on the grounds that lawyers for the farming families cannot prove the tobacco they grew ended up in their cigarettes and other products ... Families are trafficked from southern Malawi, allege Leigh Day solicitors, their lawyers, to tobacco-growing regions in the north.

Malawi President Stands Firm on Refugees Relocation

Voa News 07 May 2021
Refugees and their advocates in Malawi have expressed alarm at President Lazarus Chakwera's defense of a plan to force about 2,000 people back into a refugee camp ... Malawi’s encampment policy prohibits refugees from staying outside their camp ... Chrispine Sibade, a human rights lawyer based in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

SADC extradition protocol irrelevant in Bushiri extradition case

Independent online (SA) 29 Apr 2021
RUSTENBERG – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocol on extradition which the South African government used in a request to Malawi will not be in proceedings against fugitive Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, local media in that country reported.