24 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI PRESIDENT SLAMS HOMOSEXUALITY...

President Bingu wa Mutharika has come out in the open to express disapproval of homosexuality in Malawi. The President commenting for the first time since the arrest and trial of gay couple, 26-year-old Steven Monjeza and 20-year-old Tiwonge Chimbalanga, said…

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24 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
MALAWI: GAY COUPLE SENT TO TEST WATERS, TO HELL WITH DONORS – KALIATI...

By Nyasa Times   Arraigned gay couple Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were sent by international homosexuality campaigners to taste the resolve of Malawi, Minister of Gender, Women and Children Affairs Patricia Kaliati has professed. “Those people were sent. And…

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22 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
Decision in Zambian Air Force case expected...

The Judge in the Zambian Air Force case will be delivering her judgment in the High Court in Livingstone on 27 May. As you will remember, this is a case of two former Zambian Air Force employees who were allegedly tested for…

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14 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MY FERTILITY WAS STOLEN FROM ME...

In Namibia, HIV-positive women are being tricked into sterilisation.Is this a country desperate to curb Aids, or just a blatant humanrights violation? Marion Stevens of the Women and HIV/AIDSGauge, Health Systems Trust, came across this recent article,which exposes the reality…

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03 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
IMPRISONED FOR NINE YEARS, DETAINEE DENIED BAIL...

The Malawi High Court has granted bail to three of four applicants SALC is representing in a case challenging unreasonable bail and detainment. However, the court refused to grant bail to the fourth detainee, who has been imprisoned for nine…

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25 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZUMA CONTINUES TO SIT ON ARMY GENERAL’S REPORT ON VIOLENCE...

analysis In 2008 former South African President Thabo Mbeki commissioned a fact finding mission into state sponsored violence that took place in the run up to Zimbabwe’s one man presidential run-off. Mbeki, as mediator, sent six retired South African army…

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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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