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UN Calls on Malawi to Investigate Riot Crackdown

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations human rights office has called on authorities in Malawi to investigate allegations of human rights violations by security forces during a crackdown on anti-government demonstrators last week. A spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Friday that the office has been following “with great concern” the reports of human […]

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Malawi Govt. Surprised US Agency Withholding Aid Package

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s government says its surprised the United States has withheld a $350 million aid package because of deadly clashes between police and protesters last week. The Millenium Challenge Corporation , a U.S. government agency that assists developing countries, says it will review whether to suspend or terminate aid to Malawi after 18 people died during […]

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US Agency Puts Aid to Malawi ‘On Hold’

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has put a $350 million aid package to Malawi on hold, following deadly clashes between police and protesters in the southern African country. A U.S. government agency that assists developing countries, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, said Tuesday it will review its partnership with Malawi. The agency has expressed concern about the government’s […]

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US Agency Puts Aid to Malawi ‘On Hold’

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has put a $350 million aid package to Malawi on hold, following deadly clashes between police and protesters in the southern African country. The Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency that assists developing countries, said Tuesday that it will review its partnership with Malawi. The agency has expressed concern about the […]

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US Agency Puts Aid to Malawi ‘On Hold’

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has put a $350 million aid package to Malawi on hold, following clashes between police and protesters in the southern African country. The Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency that assists developing countries, said Tuesday that it will review its partnership with Malawi. The agency said as part of the review, […]

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Malawi President Vows to Track Down Protest Leaders

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika has vowed to track down the leaders of anti-government protests Wednesday and Thursday that left 18 people dead. In a speech broadcast on state radio Friday, Mr. Mutharika said attempts to overthrow a legitimate government are treasonous. He named opposition leader John Tembo and Vice President Joyce Banda as suspected […]

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Malawi Blocks Funeral for 7 Protesters

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Malawi have blocked a mass funeral for seven people killed during protests in the northern town of Mzuzu. Mourners gathered at a funeral home hosting the seven dead, insisting on carrying out the funeral despite officials’ fears the event would incite more violence. Troops were patrolling Mzuzu and other major cities Friday after […]

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Malawi Protests Death Toll Rises to 18

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The government of Malawi now says at least 18 people have been killed during clashes between police and anti-government protesters that began Wednesday. Malawi’s health ministry raised the death toll Thursday, soon after President Bingu wa Mutharika appealed for calm in a nationwide radio address. The president said he is willing to sit down and […]

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8 Killed in Malawi Anti-Government Protests

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s president has appealed for calm after at least eight people were killed in clashes between police and anti-government protesters. President Bingu wa Mutharika addressed the nation by radio Thursday, saying he is willing to sit down and talk with opponents. Violent protests erupted Wednesday in the country’s three largest cities — Blantyre, Mzuzu, and […]

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Malawian Officials Say At Least Eight Killed in Protests

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Riot police fanned out across Malawi Thursday, following the deaths of at least eight people during violent anti-government protests. Officials say the deaths occurred in the northern city of Mzuzu, where police clashed with demonstrators Wednesday. Similar clashes took place in the capital, Lilongwe, and in the city of Blantyre. Witnesses say demonstrators looted shops […]

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