Anti-Government Protest Victims Buried

Eight victims of the July 20 demonstrations in Malawi were buried as Human Rights Watch called for the killings to be investigated.
  • Malawi:  South Africa Condemns Crackdown on Country's Protesters, 25 July 2011

    The South African government has condemned the Malawi government for last week's crackdown on protesters, and called on both sides to make "more conciliatory efforts" to bridge... read more »

  • Malawi:  Anti-Government Protest Victims Buried

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 24 July 2011

    On Friday eight victims of the 20 July anti-government demonstrations were buried in the northern city of more »

  • Malawi:  Families Clash With Govt Over Burying Protest Dead

    The Nation, 22 July 2011

    Bereaved families and the Malawi government have clashed over the burial site of nine people killed during a protest against President Bingu wa more »

  • Malawi:  Rights Group Calls for Probe of Killings

    Human Rights Watch, 22 July 2011

    The government of Malawi should open a prompt, independent, and transparent investigation into the killings of several peaceful demonstrators, Human Rights Watch said more »

  • Malawi:  President Pleads for an End to Violence

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 22 July 2011

    Malawi leader Bingu Wa Mutharika has called out to civil society and opposition political party leaders to join forces and discuss ways of ending the economic and governance... read more »

  • Malawi:  President Threatens to 'Smoke Out' Protestors

    SW Radio Africa, 22 July 2011

    After calling for peaceful dialogue on Thursday, Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika made a sensational u-turn Friday when he threatened to 'smoke out' those behind the... read more »

  • Malawi:  Radio Station Vehicles Attacked

    Media Institute of Southern Africa, 22 July 2011

    The situation is tense at Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS), a privately owned radio station located in the Capital Lilongwe, where two of its vehicles have been attacked by thugs... read more »

  • Malawi:  Govt Blocks Funeral of Unrest Victims

    Radio France Internationale, 22 July 2011

    The authorities in Malawi have forbidden a mass funeral for seven people killed during rioting in the northern town of more »

  • Malawi:  Malawi Cracks Down On Media Covering Protests

    Committee to Protect Journalists, 21 July 2011

    The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns sweeping arrests and attacks on journalists, as well as censorship by the administration of Malawi President Bingu Wa Muthiraka... read more »

  • Malawi:  Mutharika Bans Four Radio Stations

    Southern Africa Report, 21 July 2011

    This week's bloody suppression by President Bingu wa Mutharika's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of protests in Malawi's major cities was inevitable after months of... read more »

  • Malawi:  Unrest Blamed on Foreign Exchange Crisis

    Inter Press Service, 21 July 2011

    In light of the recent spate of protests in Malawi, government should rethink its policy to devalue the local currency, economists more »

  • Malawi:  Anti-Govt Protests Spark New Clashes, 21 July 2011

    Renewed clashes and violence were reported from towns in Malawi on Thursday, a day after thousands of protesters marched against the more »

  • Malawi:  Security Forces Kill At Least Eight, Says Rights Group

    Amnesty International, 21 July 2011

    The Malawian authorities must immediately launch an independent investigation into the deaths of at least eight people shot by security forces during demonstrations that erupted... read more »

  • Malawi:  Aggravating Factors To The Violent Demonstrations, 21 July 2011

    Every peace loving Malawian knows that the first culprit to blame for the violent demonstrations  on 20th July is Bingu himself. This is due to his arrogance and disrespect to... read more »

  • Malawi:  Anti-Govt Protests Erupt in Clashes, 20 July 2011

    Riot police beat up and arrested about 40 leaders of anti-government protests in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, after protesters defied a court injunction stopping the demonstrations,... read more »

  • Malawi:  Day of Demonstrations

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 20 July 2011

    As many people feared, the authorities in Malawi did not let the pro-democracy protests go ahead without hassle. An injunction was granted by the High Court last night to prevent... read more »

  • Malawi:  Violence Erupts During Anti-Government Demonstrations

    Amnesty International, 20 July 2011

    At least two people have reportedly been shot dead by security forces as widespread riots erupted across Malawi amid protests over fuel shortages and repressive laws recently... read more »


This ruling party truck was set alight during a demonstrations against the government on July 20, 2011.

  • Malawi:  Is The Arab Spring Spreading South?

    Taking The Long Way - Misadventures in Malawi and Beyond, 20 July 2011

    Gwyneth is a public health worker who has been living in Malawi for five years and blogs from there:read more »

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  • Malawi:  Wide-Ranging Coalition Plans Anti-Govt Protests

    Institute for Security Studies, 19 July 2011

    In a rare show of unity, Malawi's opposition parties and a coalition of civil society groups have united to organize protests on July 20, targeting a range of issues including... read more »

  • Malawi:  Assailants Destroy Country's Broadcast Trucks Before Protests

    Committee to Protect Journalists, 19 July 2011

    The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by intimidation of the private Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) on Sunday and Monday by masked assailants as protests were... read more »

  • Malawi:  Crackdown Fears Ahead of Protests

    Amnesty International, 19 July 2011

    The Malawian authorities must respect the rights of those taking part in peaceful protests, Amnesty International said today, ahead of planned mass demonstrations across the... read more »

  • Malawi:  Britain Stops Aid

    The Monitor, 14 July 2011

    The UK yesterday announced an immediate suspension of all general budgetary support to Malawi. The International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said the decision was based... read more »

  • Malawi:  UK Government to Suspend General Budget Support

    United Kingdom Department for International Development, 14 July 2011

    Malawi will no longer receive general budget support from the UK Government, Andrew Mitchell announced more »