Tit-for-tat diplomacy after criticism of Malawi's president

THE Foreign Secretary ordered the acting high commissioner of Malawi to leave the UK yesterday in a tit-for-tat response to the expulsion of Britain's representative in the African country.

Madonna's Malawi school scrapped after directors squander millions

A CHARITY set up by Madonna to build a school for impoverished girls in Malawi has collapsed and plans for the facility abandoned.

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Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow: How a daily meal can break the poverty cycle

Mary's Meals was born in 2002 in Malawi at a school in a village called Chilomoni in an effort to try and break that cycle of poverty.

Look into a dying child's eyes and tell me Malawi effort isn't worth it, says Annie Lennox

THERE were no tears and histrionics, nor any Bob Geldof-style exhortations from singer Annie Lennox yesterday.

Adjoa Anyimadu: Scotland's links with Malawi show the way

Dignitaries and celebrities gather in Edinburgh today to mark the achievements of Scotland's links to Malawi. The Princess Royal, Annie Lennox and former First Minister Jack McConnell will join Scottish and Malawian schoolchildren, charity workers, community leaders and academics, whose cross-continental friendships have strengthened the official co-operation agreement.

Scots Malawi aid 'inspiring'

Singer Annie Lennox has described a recent trip to Malawi to observe how Scottish donations are making a difference there, as "inspiring and encouraging".

Annie Lennox makes Malawi mission a family affair

Pop star Annie Lennox will be accompanied by her eldest daughter on her first trip as a government-appointed envoy to Malawi.

Scots bring meals - and hope - to world's poorest children

A SCOTTISH-BASED charity that provides school meals in 16 of the world's poorest countries is now feeding half a million children, it was revealed yesterday.

Travel: Taste of Africa

Wilkins Mijiga claims to be a true Scotsman.

Work in progress: Scotland's relationship with Malawi

In 2005, Jack McConnell promised that Scotland would help impoverished Malawi. We examine where the £13m spent in the five years since that vow has gone

'Free those jailed for witchcraft' - Malawi atheists

An ATHEIST group in Malawi has said it will ask the country's president to release dozens of women jailed on allegations of practising witchcraft.

'Most trials for murder only last two days'

I HAVE just returned from Malawi having been fortunate enough to work with lawyers from the Legal Aid Office (LAO) in Lilongwe, the capital, writes Duncan Hughes.

Project plugs defence budget gap

IMAGINE the courtroom scene. A number of accused are faced with six counts of murder and there is a ritual element to the killings.

Council chief gears up for cycle to aid African schools

THE chief executive of a local council is set to cycle 600 miles to Paris to raise funds for schools in Malawi.

President pardons gay couple jailed for 14 years

PRESIDENT Bingu wa Mutharika has pardoned a homosexual couple sentenced to 14 years in jail.

Madonna condemns jailing of Malawi gays

POP superstar Madonna has condemned a Malawian court decision to jail a gay couple for 14 years and demanded it be challenged "in the name of human dignity".

£312m sent to Malawi – but little idea if it's done any good

THE British government's aid programme to Malawi has come under fire from an influential Commons committee because there is little evidence that it is achieving anything.

Scotland is urged to act after Malawi police arrest gay couple for marrying

HUMAN rights campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to intervene following the arrest of two men who became the first gay couple to marry in Malawi. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza publicly wed in a traditional ceremony on Saturday.

Appeal for help in wake of Malawi earthquake

DISASTER officials in Malawi are appealing for international help after a powerful earthquake killed at least three people and damaged thousands of homes.

Scots girl's trauma at being herded on to deportation jet

THE mother of a Glasgow schoolgirl saved from deportation has said her daughter wept as they were driven to the airport to be sent back to Malawi.

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