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Malawi: Radio Station Shut Down

(Nov. 26, 2008) According to a press release from the Media Institute of Southern Africa, headquartered in Windhoek, Namibia, on November 20, 2008, the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) closed down a radio station for the second time. Joy Radio was ordered to stop broadcasting for failing to comply with provisions of Malawi's Communications Act. […]

Malawi: Legislation to Ban Traditional AIDS “Healers”

(May 2, 2008) Malawi's lawmakers are examining draft legislation designed to put an end to practices of traditional healers who “prescribe sex with albinos, the disabled or virgins as a cure for HIV and AIDS” and religious leaders who advise their flocks to “give up antiretroviral treatment for prayers.” Malawi, home to 12 million people, […]