See also:
» 10.11.2008 - New regional news agency services launched
» 15.03.2005 - Malawi President hunting ghosts, journalists
» 14.05.2004 - Malawi newspapers threatened with legal action
» 25.02.2004 - Malawian politicians attack media
» 05.01.2004 - Malawi 'Chronicle' 10 years: "It is tough being nr 1"
» 21.07.2003 - Malawi ruling party ambiguous on press freedom
» 11.07.2003 - New attacks on Malawian press reported
» 04.06.2003 - Malawi govt censors radio news spots

China wholesale online through

Houlihan's coupons

Finn autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden på
Gazpacho Børek Kartoffelsalat Taboulé Gulasj Albóndigas Cevapi Rougaille Japrak sarma Zwiebelbrot Klopse Giouvetsi Paella Pljeskavica Pica pau Pulpo a la gallega Flammkuchen Langosj Tapenade Chatsjapuri Pasulj Lassi Kartoffelpuffer Tortilla Raznjici Knödel Lentejas Bœuf bourguignon Korianderchutney Brenneslesuppe Proia Sæbsi kavurma Sardinske calamares

Autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden finner du på
Réunion Portugal Aserbajdsjan Serbia Tyskland Seychellene Bosnia Spania Libanon Belgia India Kroatia Hellas Italia Ungarn Komorene Georgia Mauritius Østerrike Romania Frankrike


Malawi media under threat

afrol News, 13 June - Malawian media have been cautioned by government against reporting on allegations of misconduct of former a Justice Minister. Media watchdogs fear the Malawian press is coming under greater pressure as tho 2009 elections approach.

Bazuka Mhango, who was fired from cabinet over a year ago, warned media not to report on allegations leveled against him by fellow parliamentarian Mr Ibrahim Matola, an opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) legislator.

Mr Matola alleged that Mr Mhango received US$ 310,000 from government legal fees as a cabinet member during tabling of 2008/09 national budget.

Mr Mhango threatened media saying his case was in court, and that parliamentary privileges do not extend to media.

Although parliamentarian have privillages which entitles them to talk of cases in courts inside parliament, Mr Mhango said he would press charges against Mr Matola for having discussed his case outside parliament.

Member of Parliament for Blantyre South West Gerald Mponda differed with Mr Mhango, saying former minister has no right to stop media from reporting on parliamentary proceedings.

Mr Mponda said the press is at liberty to report on all parliamentary proceedings and therefore should not be intimidated.

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jones Chingola, who was presiding over deliberations, did not make any ruling on Mhango's threats against media.

Mr Mhango has clashed with fellow opposition parliamentarians accusing him of corruption for occupying a ministerial house despite being dropped from cabinet. But Mhango denied the accusations, arguing he entered into a private arrangement with Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) while he was a minister to pay rentals directly to the corporation.

Malawian, a former British protectorate became an independent nation 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu Banda the country held its first multiparty elections in 1994.

Current President Bingu wa Mutharika was elected in May 2004 after a failed attempt by previous President Bakili Muluzi to amend the constitution to permit another term. Both ex-President Muluzi and President Mutharika have announced they will stand for re-election in 2009, causing a tense political situation in the country.

As the political situation grows tenser, media watchdogs are registering a growing number of attacks on the press.

- Create an e-mail alert for Malawi news
- Create an e-mail alert for Media news

    Printable version

On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.

Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.

front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at