A day after he called for peaceful dialogue with protesters, President Mutharika warned that he will 'smoke out' the opposition figures who he suspects are behind the violence.
President Mutharika says that opposition and civil society groups that led protests over Malawi's deepening economic troubles are behind the violence that left at least 10 dead.
Like those in North Africa, nationwide protests in Malawi have been sparked by discontent over higher food and fuel prices, as well as concerns that the government is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
Tense Britain-Malawi relations are symptomatic of how African nations are increasingly intolerant of Western criticism as China steps up its no-pressure approach to aid and trade.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Save the Children has released its annual report that ranks conditions for mothers across the globe. West African countries are near the bottom, as usual, but there are signs of hope.
'Shoestring philanthropist' Gold pairs tiny but powerful donations with acts of kindness
An unknown assailant killed outspoken gay activist David Kato Thursday. Last month, he successfully sued the Uganda tabloid Rolling Stone for revealing identities of alleged homosexuals.
Worldwide, as much as 115 million acres of farmland are leased to foreign investors – the bulk of it in Africa. China's CITIC Construction company developed a farm in Luanda, Angola. Pedro Canga, Angolan minister of agriculture, rural development, and fishing (third from l.) checks out a corn field there.
South Africa says it is ramping up border security 'to ensure the safe and smooth movement of travelers.' Rights activists worry the government is targeting Zimbabwean migrants traveling home for Christmas.