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News24.com | Malawi leader Mutharika sacks minister amid 'maizegate' graft probe.

Malawi's president Peter Mutharika has fired the country's agriculture minister who is alleged to have profited from a $35m deal to import maize from Zambia.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Taxi driver's head, testicles chopped off in gruesome murder.

Malawi police have reportedly arrested at least six suspects in connection with the murder of a taxi driver who was found dead with his head and testicles chopped off.

- News24.com - ZA

Wife of spying suspect held in Malawi appeals for help.

Thoughts of what could have happened to her husband make Ms Rose Mahundi sleepless at night. Her husband, Mr Wilbert Mahundi, an elected councillor for Ruhuwiko Ward in Songea Municipality, is among eight Tanzanians detained in Malawi since December 21 last year over trespassing and reconnaissance.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Millions are going hungry in southern Africa as armyworms and drought threaten crops.

Crop-eating pest has spread to several countries including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Southern and Eastern African countries agree on urgent actions to tackle armyworm.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and is currently affecting crops in at least seven countries in the region.Strengthening national and ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Malawian murder suspect surviving in South Africa on court appeals.

Businessman Misozi Chanthunya has made a third application to the South African courts aimed at blocking his extradition to his home country.

- Mail & Guardian - ZA

Southern and Eastern African countries agree on urgent actions to tackle armyworm.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and is currently threatening crops in at least seven countries in the region.Strengthening national ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Nine countries join UN-supported network to halve maternal, newborn deaths in clinics.

A health network is being created, with support of United Nations agencies, in nine countries – Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – whose Governments have pledged to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities by 2022.

- UN - INT

Armyworm outbreak in several southern African countries may affect maize output.

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe More than 129,000ha in Zambia have been affected, while 5,471ha are reported to be damaged in Malawi. Slow responses by governments could result in cuts in household production.Armyworm outbreak in several ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Malawi: Information Bill Aids Mining Communities.

Expand Malcoal mine in Kayelekera. The open-pit coal mine is among the four largest coal mines in the country and is located on the back of a mountain, close to a river. Malcoal was reported to have closed down operations at the end of 2015, but the mine was still operational as of July 2016.  © 2016 Lauren ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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