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At least seven elderly men and women have been murdered due to witchcraft accusations in different parts of Malawi since January 2018. Download or review the resource here
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Malawi is expected to have a universal old age pension scheme for older men and women to address the social and economical challenges they face in the country. This follows a study report on the feasibility of a universal old age pension in Malawi which […]
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Police in the northern district of Malawi had to recuse 3 older people after their properties and houses were destroyed by community members who believed they were witches. The government has been calling on Malawians “to stop accusing the elderly of witchcraft whenever someone dies”. […]
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The Zambian Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare has commended attacks on older persons due to witchcraft accusations. She said the government will speed up their review on the Witchcraft Act to protect older people from all forms of abuse. Download or view […]
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Malawi President warned suspected vampires to stop terrorizing people and told village chiefs to stamp down on witchcraft. Download or view the resource here
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International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) was commemorated on 11 October in Malawi. At a media briefing members, Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Dr Jean Kalilani said the theme for IDOP for 2017 was about enabling and expanding contributions of older people […]
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Police in Chikwawa, Malawi are keeping a 29 year old man in custody for allegedly killing his 79 year old mother through witchcraft practices. The suspect told the police that he killed his mother because he believed that she was involved in the mysterious death […]
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A mob in Lilongwe killed an older woman after community members accused her of killing a 10-year-old boy through witchcraft. Download or view the resource here
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The Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) in partnership with Malawi Network of Older Persons Organisation (Manepo) has donated cash to elderly people who were left homeless in Salima following floods that occurred in February this year. Download or view the resource here  
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A ninety-year old man was murdered in Karonga, Malawi by some community members who accused him of witchcraft. Download or view the resource here
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