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Winston Mwale

A Malawian award-winning journalist with a passion to tell stories about the poor and marginalized who are most of the times ignored. Having rubbed shoulders with the poor and the rich and reported from the remotest areas to the capitals of the developed world, I think am better placed to report news as it is.
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Bring to Justice Xenophobia Instigators, Demand African CSOs

By Winston Mwale Over 100 African Civil Society Organizations have called upon the South African government to investigate and bring to justice instigators behind the perpetration of the xenophobic attacks, as the continent is reeling from the violence.

Organisations Seek Intervention on Forced Sterilisation in Namibia

By Winston Mwale The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and four other human rights organisations, concerned with the coerced and forced sterilisation of women living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia, have requested the UN Human Rights Committee to raise this with the government of Namibia.

Xenophobia is the New Apartheid

By Winston Mwale Incensed with the on-going brutal and barbaric xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Civil Society Organizations in Malawi have presented a petition to the South African High Commissioner to the country, Cassandra Mbuyane Mokone. Reports have it that 2 Malawians have been killed in the xenophobic attacks so far.

African Economic Giants Awakening from Slumber

By Winston Mwale Leaders from 26 East and Southern African countries are meeting in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe to make final touches to an agreement that may see the formation of what could prove to be Africa's largest free trade area.The proposed Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) is touted to improve the economic and social welfare of the citizens of the COMESA-EAC-SADC region.

Malawi Prays for Flood Victims

A government-initiated national prayer has been observed in the Malawian city of Blantyre to pray for the flood victims. The deadly floods have affected over 600,000 people in 15 districts of Malawi since early January with 79 dead and hundreds more injured or missing.

UN Calls for Support for Flood-Hit Malawi

A group of United Nations human rights experts has urged the international community to rapidly provide all necessary funding and assistance to the Government of Malawi and humanitarian actors in response to the disaster, which has already claimed more than 70 lives.

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Conflict in South Sudan: Can Area Boy Diplomacy Help?

By Joel Obengo Despite multiple cease fire attempts and ongoing peace negotiations, violence continues to consume much of South Sudan. Insecurity throughout the country has disrupted agricultural activities and exacerbated food insecurity, bringing South Sudan to the brink of famine and a humanitarian crisis.
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