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Building Houses for HIV Orphans in Malawi: Part 2

By Shane Werle | Tuesday May 27, 2014
Volunteer Shane Werle traveled to Malawi in Africa, to build brick homes for some of the country’s many children orphaned due to HIV. Here’s the second part of his three-part tale.

Malawi Court Hears Case on Convicted Gays

Monday Jan 20, 2014
Malawi’s top court is considering an appeal of the conviction of three men who are serving long jail terms for homosexual acts. Activists describe it as a landmark case.

Malawi Government Suspends Anti-Gay Laws

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
Africa’s southwest country of Malawi said it would suspend anti-gay laws while the government discusses whether to repeal them.

Malawi’s President Vows to Repeal Gay Ban

Friday May 18, 2012
Malawi’s new president has announced she will repeal her southern African country’s ban on homosexual acts.

Malawi: Christian sect in measles vaccine standoff

By Raphael Tenthani | Thursday Jun 17, 2010
More than 100 members of a Christian religious sect have barricaded themselves in an abandoned building in southern Malawi over their refusal to give their children the measles vaccine, a regional health official said Wednesday.

Malawi Couple Split After Legal Trauma--One Takes Female Partner

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jun 9, 2010
The history of gays and lesbians is littered with individuals pressed into relationships they did not want; the question for observers in the case of gay Malawi couple Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga is whether this is one more such episode.

Malawi gay couple keep low profile after pardon

By Raphael Tenthani | Monday May 31, 2010
A gay couple from Malawi have kept out of the public eye after being pardoned and freed from prison, in what a relative said Sunday was a deliberate decision prompted by the conservative view of homosexuality in the southern African country.

Malawi Gay Couple Pardoned & Released

Saturday May 29, 2010
Bowing to international pressure the president of the impoverished African nation has pardoned a gay couple sentenced to 14 years in jail.

In Africa’s Homophobic Landscape, a Few Signs of Hope

By Kilian Melloy | Friday May 28, 2010
At first it might seem as though the prospects for GLBTs living in African nations are grim--but there are traces of hope still to be found in the continent’s landscape of anti-gay laws and inflammatory rhetoric.

2 convicted under Malawi anti-gay laws separated

Thursday May 27, 2010
The prison spokesman says the gay men convicted under Malawi’s anti-homosexuality laws are being held in separate facilities.