24 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: DETAINED GAY COUPLE TO FACE TRIAL IN MALAWI...

A Malawian boy sits outside a food warehouse in Luchenza town some 40 kilometers south of Blantyre on 11 October, 2005. (CNN) — The two men were arrested in December at their home in Blantyre, Malawi, for professing love and marriage…

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23 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: DATE SET IN TRIAL OF MALAWI GAY COUPLE...

When 26-year-old Steven Monjeza and 20-year-old Tiwonge Chimbalanga celebrated an engagement ceremony in the African nation Malawi, it was symbolic of their love. But the legal ramifications that followed have been too severe, say critics of the way that the…

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22 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI GAY COUPLE FACE FULL TRIAL...

Steven Monjeza (L) and Tiwonge Chimbalanga (R) face 14 years in jail A judge in Malawi says that two gay men arrested in December after getting engaged have a case to answer. A lawyer said the couple would now call…

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12 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
Tutu Speaks Out against Attacks on LGBT Rights in Africa...

Check out Archbishop Tutu’s  opinion piece in the Washington Post today speaking out against the attack on LGBT rights in Africa.  He particularly mentions the situation in Malawi, where we have been working with local activists and lawyers to respond…

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28 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI LAUNCHES HUNT FOR GAYS...

Blantyre – Police in Malawi said on Sunday they were hunting down key figures in the country’s gay community after discovering "pornographic films" at the office of a rights group.   "We are targeting some prominent personalities and our suspects…

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24 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI’S CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ON TUESDAY REFUSED TO HEAR THE CASE OF A...

Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested in late December and have been tried in a magistrate’s court in this conservative Southern African country where homosexuality is illegal. Their lawyer Mauya Msuku in January appealed to the Constitutional Court, arguing…

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19 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWIANS DEBATE LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE...

Rights campaigners say current laws against gays are a violation of human rightsIn late December, two gay men held an engagement ceremony – and were promptly arrested. The event prompted a public debate over the legalization of homosexuality.Sections 153 and…

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14 Feb 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: UNTIL PRISON US DO PART...

By The City Press   FOR some of us, our first recollection of Valentine’s Day is of some humiliating school-time ritual in which we had to watch our more fortunate peers receive the tokens sent to them by their admirers.…

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21 Jan 2010 Staff Writer
STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF DISCRIMINATORY LAW...

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF DISCRIMINATORY LAWS AND THE DISMISSAL OF CHARGES IN MALAWI SAME-SEX CASE We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our deep concern at the imprisonment and prosecution of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga…

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12 Oct 2009 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI POLICE DEMAND HIV TESTS...

It was, Malawian police say, a routine sweep for criminals at one of the country’s busiest border posts. They were looking for criminals. But when the police arrested 14 prostitutes as part of their search, and then allegedly forcefully tested…

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28 Aug 2009 Staff Writer
BREAKING NEWS: MALAWI’S CONSTITUTIONAL COURT HANDS DOWN EVANCE MOYO JUDGEMENT...

27 August 2009 – Malawi’s Constitutional Court has determined that the imprisonment of Evance Moyo, a juvenile at the time of his arrest, alongside adult prisoners in Chichiri prison from 1997 onwards, violated Moyo’s constitutional and international law rights and…

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14 Apr 0201 Staff Writer
Concerns over Malawi’s ministry of agriculture violating the right to info...

In a statement by the Chairperson, Brian Ligomeka, MISA-Malawi strongly condemed the barring of Nation Publication Limited’s reporter from a Ministry of Agriculture public function ogranised on 8 April 2010. This he said was in violation of the right of…

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