UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (Nairobi)

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

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February 06

January 16

  • Malawi: Eyewitness - Malawi's Floods

    The scale and impact of the current flooding in southern Malawi seems to have caught the authorities by surprise. Some areas were deluged with a month's worth of rain in 24 hours,... Read more »

November 07, 2014

April 09, 2014

March 04, 2014

  • 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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