In a landmark ruling, Malawi’s High Court has banned traditional healers from operating in the country to curb the attacks of albinos. The injunction, which comes with less than two weeks before the International Albinism Awareness Day, also bans the media from running advertisements on herbalists.
Malawi has banned foreign witch doctors from practising in the country, in an intervention to stop the attacks and murders of albinos. Could the measure be effective to protect albino people and help end their worsening plight?
Four people in Malawi have been convicted after pleading guilty to the charge of Prohibition of sale of body or tissue, in contravention of the Anatomy Act. The four were found in possession of eight human bones suspected to be of an albino person.
Malawi’s decision to drop the case against Ken Msonda, who described homosexual people as “worse than dogs” and urged citizens to kill homosexuals has raised concern. The UN says the discontinuance of the trial could stoke anti-gay sentiment and incitement to murder.
Zomba Prison Project, a Malawi prison band has been nominated for a Grammy award in the World Music category. The nomination is the first time that a music production from Malawi has been recognised by the acclaimed awards
The dreams of hundreds of Ethiopian migrants headed for South Africa are defeated in Malawi as they remain detained in overcrowded prisons waiting for repatriation for immigration offences
Foreign donors on Tuesday decided to maintain a $150 million freeze on aid to Malawi following a high-level corruption scandal that rocked Malawi last year