UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (Nairobi)

Updates on conflicts and news from throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Website: http://www.irinnews.org/


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March 04

  • Mozambique: Refugees Flee to Malawi

    Since mid-January, an estimated 2,000 people have fled fighting between the government and former rebels in Mozambique, spilling into neighbouring Malawi, but they are yet to... Read more »



December 12, 2013

  • Malawi: Severe Water Shortages in Malawi

    Parts of Malawi, including large parts of the northern region, have not received rain since February 2013 and are now experiencing severe water shortages. Women in the affected... Read more »



October 28, 2013

  • Africa: How Good Are Goodwill Ambassadors?

    Humanitarian professionals tend to cringe at the spectacle of khaki-clad celebrities handing out food rations to refugees in Sudan or singing nursery rhymes to orphans in Malawi,... Read more »



October 24, 2013

  • Malawi: Corruption 'Cripples' Healthcare

    Extensive looting of public funds by government officials in Malawi has dangerously undermined the country's public health sector, with hundreds of public health workers striking... Read more »



October 01, 2013



August 16, 2013



July 19, 2013



July 01, 2013

  • Malawi: Small-Scale Miners Think Big

    Near the northern Malawian town of Mzimba there is a vast crater hewn by hand with rudimentary tools, where miners earn US$1.50 a day "cropping" rose quartz from dawn until dusk.... Read more »



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January 21, 2013



January 17, 2013



January 09, 2013



December 17, 2012



October 16, 2012

  • Malawi: No More Fertilizers but Trees

    To keep its mostly maize-growing small farms productive through cycles of drought, Malawi spends 60 percent of its agricultural budget subsidizing fertilizers. But the findings of... Read more »



September 19, 2012



September 18, 2012



September 07, 2012

  • Southern Africa: Locals Target Chinese Traders

    In the last decade, Asian migrants have fanned out through southern Africa, opening shops in small towns and rural backwaters. While consumers in countries facing increasing... Read more »



August 30, 2012

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