No time for tea in Malawi

A new US ambassador to Malawi has arrived in the middle of a diplomatic tussle between the two countries over the suspended Millennium Challenge Corporation grant for vital energy development. Will President Mutharika back down on his repression of civil liberties?

Hard times for human rights ideals

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains an inspiring set of principles for a better world. The problem is that the custodians of the idealism have been unable to keep pace with political realities.