Tributes are pouring in from around the world for Raphael Tenthani, who has died in a traffic accident aged 43. Known to BBC World Service listeners for his excellent reporting from Malawi, and to all Malawians as “The Muckraker” for his fearless column in the Sunday Times, Tenthani was a scourge of corrupt political elites and a fierce defender of press freedom. Over at Nyasa Times, Thom Chiumia paid tribute to his colleague and friend.

Malawi and Africa has lost a pillar of strength, and a brave and compassionate voice. We must protect our journalists. Rest in power, Muckraker.

Further Reading

Are you safe? Please stay safe

The statistics and scenes of violence against black immigrants in South Africa are horrible. A young Cameroonian student in South Africa writes about what it is like to live under such insecurity.

Eyes on the Prize

Does the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea—now rewarded with a Nobel Prize—bring the kind of cooperation between the two countries that it aspired to do a year ago?