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Malawi Sells Presidential Jet to Fight Hunger

A luxury plane that initially cost the South African country $22 million and an added $300,000 per year to maintain was auctioned to fend off an impending food shortage. President Joyce Banda is not one to stand idly by as her citizens suffer.

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 READ MORE

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Madonna Lets Malawi Judge Have It for Sentencing Gay Couple

The world may not have been waiting for Madonna’s input, but for the record, she vehemently disapproves of a Malawi judge’s decision, issued Thursday, to sentence a young gay couple to 14 years of hard labor after they openly celebrated their engagement late last year.

Posted on May 21, 2010 READ MORE

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Jailed Gay Couple Ignite Rights Battle

A gay couple in Malawi who made history and controversy when they were wed in a symbolic marriage ceremony in December now face 14 years in prison with hard labor in a country where homosexual acts have been declared illegal.

Posted on May 14, 2010 READ MORE

Gay Marriage Prompts Arrest in Malawi

Two Malawian men could spend the next 14 years in jail after taking part in an unofficial marriage ceremony in the southeast African country. Under the guise of the law, the couple have been subjected to beatings, they say, as well as other indignities, such as the threat of a medical examination to determine whether they’ve had sex.

Posted on Jan 4, 2010 READ MORE

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