Stories written by Charles Mpaka

A Malawian sex worker who says she was forced by police to undergo an HIV test. Credit: Charles Mpaka

RIGHTS: Police Force HIV Tests for Sex Workers

It was, Malawian police say, a routine sweep for criminals at one of the country’s busiest border posts. They were looking for criminals.

Montfort Salijeni and his unsold cotton. Credit: Charles Mpaka

MALAWI: Surplus Crop, But We Are Starving – Farmers

In a country where maize crop surplus fills the national storehouses to capacity, farmers Ida and Montfort Salijeni and their four children have turned to wild tubers for food.

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