USA aid to Malawi not dependent on gays -Envoy

United States of America (USA) envoy for the human rights of gays and lesbians has dismissed the claim that western aid to Malawi will be attached with a condition that the southern African nation approves of same-sex marriage.

Randy Berry denies USA attaches support to Malawi on gay issues

Randy Berry denies USA attaches support to Malawi on gay issues

Randy Berry, the first Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI), people appointed by President Barack Obama, told Nyasa Times that the notion that aid will be given on the basis of outlawing homosexuality is “completely false”.

Berry stressed that he did not come to Malawi to pressure the government to allow homosexuality but on the need to combat discrimination against LGBTI people.

He said issues of LGBTI or minority rights cannot be divorced from much broader issues of good governance, the rule of law, and independence of the Judiciary,

Berry, who is a gay himself, said LGBTI issues do affect members of the community and several other things.

He, however, stressed USA engagement to Malawi is focused on improving governance, but there is no conditionality based on homosexuality.

The USA envoy nonetheless said the gay movement is growing and that LGBTI community in Malawi cannot be wished away.

Berry said it was not possible for conservative African nations like Malawi to “live in a bubble” on the question of the rights for gay couples but that they would not attach strings to aid on the laws on sexual orientation.

He said USA believes that “no persons should be subjected to discrimination or violence on any ground, including on the basis of sexual orientation.”

Homophobia is now deep-rooted in Malawi.

Malawi has traditionally been one of the largest recipients of international aid including assistance from USA

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu reaffirmed government’s decision to halt the arrest and prosecution of gay citizens while lawmakers review existing anti-gay laws.

Tembenu said no arrests or prosecutions must occur while the country reviews its laws.

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50 thoughts on “USA aid to Malawi not dependent on gays -Envoy”

  1. yvonne says:

    What is happening to our beautiful country. May God have mercy

  2. tt says:

    Malawians are indeed stupid and retarded! Because they ignore evidence and depend on ancient myths like the Jewish god and his fake imaginary son. If For a second you have been convinced the bible is the word of superior being then u r a sorry lot indeed coz the people who brought u that Nonsense know Now that it’s garbage! Homosexuality is real, it exist in many species including humans so stop all these stupid baseless arguments and grow up malawi! Otherwise you will remain in the dark,start relying on objective evidence than stupid mythological cartoon like characters called gods

  3. Kalela says:

    Amalawi anzanga umbuli suposa apa….tiyeni tiphunzire being civil in out debates. Bring real facts to the table not just rushing kutukwana. Do gays affect your lives because they choose to live the way they want. Why not investing all the that energy, and focus on other things that really and trully affect us?. Umphawi uli thooo….no hope for anything good koma basi gay this, gay that?….chonde let’s build our nation, our nation is governed by the constitution. So let’s take a closer look at it for once.

  4. The pain says:

    several rights that can be reviewed. right to heath,employment and so on. why should the gvt trick us? remember how the issue of msb was handled despite a vast opposition and that’s the typical of our poor government under its poor leadership. I bet one day we shall wake up only to read in the press the ant-gay law has bn trashed.that’s. frankly, behind the statement of the south called justice minister lies the poor ant-religious.remember Peter muntharika. he vowed to defend our constitution bt now hez trying everywhere possible to change the ant-gay law. I wish my hero Bingu was there. My fellow malawian let’s not condemn donor world for this illogical campaign. let’s put the blame on our puppets president because no donor has pressed us as no tanks and guns hv nt bn used. this country does not belong to poor minority of poor president peter and so called justice minister. let’s stand firm wt a watchful eye before our constitution is sold away by these

  5. Lloyd says:

    It is clear from some of the hateful comments that this visit is needed. Why people are so obsessed with other peoples personal lives continues to amaze me. Gay people just want to live their lives in peace. On the contrary, these people who suggest stoning them etc and then in the same breath claim to be Christian…well who are the real evil people here? Life is too short to hate. If you want to be angry, be angry at poverty, disease, lack of infastructure. Leave gays in peace.

  6. ll says:

    chindele chakufikapo

  7. ida says:

    White people are stupid period

  8. khuka says:

    tikuchulukana ndi chifukwa chake akubweretsa zinthu izi poyera zinalipo kale koma chifukwa cha ma policy athu akulera ndiwoipa.akufuna muisove nokha

  9. Kenkkk says:

    Here we go again.

  10. Randay Berry are you gay yourself?
    if yes then you’re stupid

  11. zako says:

    Wamathanyula kuno takana IF YOUR PARENTS WERE GAY HOW WOULD YOU BORN? YOU ADOPT CHILDREN WHAT IF PARENTS OF THOSE ADOPTED WERE GAY/LESBIAN

  12. Homwa says:

    Tikaona zonsezi, owerengafe bible limati “Khala masso”. The last days have come.
    We are seeing it little by little with our naked eyes, yet we cant see reall and interpret what it means. Shame!!

    Pope fransis (Papa) is a not a God feraing man. He is one of the messengers sent to fullfill the Devils mission. I wonder why Catholics trust this man. Do they know that
    they are th eones fullfilling what the bible said? or they are just praying mosadziwa?
    How come mtsogoleri wa dziko lonse his comments on gays says ” Mulungu chomwe amafuna ndi chikondi, konda mnzako monga momwe umazikondera, so if gays love each other, then they are not wrong, as long as their act is bond with love” Pali umulungu apa? a Roman Catholic, tsegulani manso anu muone, osangotsata mpingo just bcoz agogo anga, bambo anga, aunt, ngamomwemu. He’s leading you including us to the pit. DEVILS MESSENGER!!

    Iyeyo adabadwa bwanji? God can not be a fool to create a man and a woman, No.
    “Mtundu wanga ukuonongeka chifukwa cha kusadziwa ine!!” Mulungu amatidandaula choncho. Ana athu akula bwanji mu m’bado uwu wauchimo uwu? Those of you wishing or aspiring to become gays, please dont, God is not happy with that, thats why theres a man and a woman kuti akwatirane. Ana athu tikubereka panopawa azakwatiwa kuti????

    God have mercy on us and forgive us!!!

  13. Ine says:

    Uchitsiru basi, osamakapanga kwanuko za u gayzo bwanji

  14. dandaula says:

    kodi apulezident mukutinji pa nkhaniyi mwangokhala chete bwanji? amalawi otsata mulungu monse anayambira kudandaula inu osayankhapo bwanji? u know something! opani chauta. apulezident osutsa talankhulaniko pankhaniyi amalawi mwina angatonthozeke amenyereni nkhondo ndinu anthu opemphera.

  15. Koma boma likavomeleza za gay, pamene ndiye kuti zisokonekera zambiri, china chili chonse chomwe amati mcholetsedwa chikhala tsopano chosaletsedwa. Chinya zija tipha, etc,

  16. ochewa says:

    Za m’masiku otsiriza izi ,sitingaziretse,chofunika ndikungolapa.Ambuye Yesu atikhululukire!

  17. Honeycomb Chidyauzu says:

    If you want to legalize homosexuality you should legalize murder and theft as well because all these are sins before God. Why are these people so concerned with this misguided homosexuals. Homosexuality is a sin before God no 2 ways about it.

  18. Agent of Lucifer is in Malawi to win more souls. Yes indeed democracy is the satanic colonisation. This is what we fought for, then we must stand the heat. We were warned by the then MCP government, but we thought that by accepting democracy, we would all become millionaires. 20 yrs down the line we are still poor. Today lake Malawi is up for grabs due to oil discovery. What are we going to benefit from oil sales? Zero. At the end we will never have our mighty chambo any more. Where are the revenues from Kayelekela? Look at what is happening in Niger delta.

  19. Gadaffi says:

    If stealing is illegal and marijuana is illegal so too is homosexuality. Nowadays there is mob justice if the law enforcer are failing. Now if we in the community sport any gay coup, don’t be surprised if you hear that they have been stoned to death. If the government says yes. We are saying NO! Therefore any sighting of these so called GAYS, just to that we will deal with them.

  20. virginia woeste Barry says:

    Human rights groupings in Malawi have sold this country to foreigners. They want to make Malawi sodom and gomorrah. I was listening to debate or group discussion over the homosexual issue between CSOs and relugious leaders on Zodiak radio. Imagine those Human rights organizations were quoting verses from the bible to fight human rights for the homosexuals.Gosh. We are finished.It appears gays are here to stay. What remains is whether churches will recognize these homo weddings and bless them. This is what the satan through SCOs are fighting for.Iyi idzakhala nthawi yowawitsa zedi. Still the question remain to be answered is why thise international gay community is hunting Malawi to such extent. Have they heard that we are God fearing nation, and they want that to be deleted. Gosh if tha is by satan then its a very fearful SATAN not even the one who confroted Jesus face by face during 40 days in the wilderness. God fearing nation is finished. Such are issues why John Chilembwe had no options but fighting these organisms white beings which are worse than dogs. I mean dogs do see the two holes next to each other bu never dare to make mistake to penetrate the anus.

  21. Masozi Mwenifumbo says:

    Randy Berry! Barack Obama! Kings, Rulers, Presidents and Leaders of the World! USA! UNO! Malawi! Nations! Papacy! Antichrists! Rome (Babylon- 1PETER 5:13)! Mother of Harlots and all Abominations of the earth! And all you Creation! Hear this clearly from the Hot and uncompromisingly judging Sword of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God proceeding from Yahweh’s mouth!

    Yahweh God the sole Father and Creator of Heaven and Earths and all things in them, who made Abraham the Patriarch/Patriach to become “Father of All Nations” through Faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, the Seed of Abraham in the flesh, the Eternally only begotten Son of the Father, declared to be the Son of God with power by His resurrection from the dead after dying for our sins on the one Central Cross of Golgotha; has made His very Son Jesus Christ through Hid very Sole Redemptive sacrificial Life and Blood of the Cross, the Head and Preeminent Owner of The Kingdom of God, vested with all Authority, Power over all spiritual/invisible and visible part of creation, including the whole world and all nations, even as the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, Jesus Christ Himself also said in Matthew 28:18, “All Authority and Power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. He therefore commanded us His Living, Holy Spirit-filled and empowered Church of Christ Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20 saying, “Go ye therefore and make disciples of ALL NATIONS, baptizing (immersing) them (in water) in the the Name of The Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to OBSERVE (OBEY) ALL THINGS I HAVE COMMANDED YOU. AND BEHOLD I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, TO THE END OF THE AGE!!!”
    This fulfills what was prophetically written in Psalms 2:6-9, where God the Father says by the Holy Spirit, “As for me, I have set My King on Zion, My holy hill (that is in heaven at His Right Hand, as is also written in Ephesians 1:20-23-“far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every NAME THAT IS NAMED, NOT ONLY IN THIS AGE BUT ALSO IN THE AGE TO COME. And He put ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET AND GAVE HIM AS HEAD OVER ALL THINGS TO THE CHURCH, WHICH IS HIS BODY, THE FULLNESS OF HIM WHO FILLS ALL IN ALL!”). “Ask of Me”, Says the Father IN verse 8 of Psalms 2 to His Begotten Son Jesus Christ, “and I will make nations your heritage, AND THE ENDS OF THE EARTH YOUR POSSESSION!” Know surely, all you nations and people and creation, that you are ALREADY CHRIST JESUS’s own possession right now as He has already bought you back to Himself, to be ruled according to His Gospel. I therefore, TODAY, NOW, as a partaker of this same authority and power in the name of Jesus Christ, agree with all the Authority and Power given by the Father to our Lord Jesus Christ and to us believers through Holy Spirit, together with all His Hosts and all saints, cry aloud also, “In line with Verse 9 of Psalms 2, “Arise Now! O! Lord Jesus Christ! Lion of the Tribe of Judah, O Son of God, the one with whose eyes are like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze! Arise OVER ALL NATIONS OF TODAY together with your saints who share in your authority and power O Lord, after having conquered the HARLOT JEZEBEL AND HAVING OVERCOME IN YOUR NAME AND POWER (Revelation 2:26-27)! And ‘Rule over nations with Power and Majesty! Break the nations, your own heritage and possession under your Authority and Power with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel We have waited for the morning star Long enough now Lord, crying to you day and night FOR YOUR VINDICATION FROM OUR ADVERSARIES! FOR THY ARE MANY FROM WITHIN AND WITHOUT LORD ARISE!!! ARISE!!! ARISE O! REDEEMER!!! For nations have indeed raged and plotted vain things against you and your Anointed Ones ABBA FATHER! The Kings of the Earth have set themselves, and the RULERS have taken counsel together, against YOU LORD AND YOUR ANOINTED ONES fulfilling Psalms 2: 1-3, saying “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us!!!” And You have laughed at them already Lord, but even now, Arise O consuming fire and terrify them, before your final wrath anger and wrath burns against them, to save and snatch some of them from HELL FIRE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE O FATHER!!! And this is the warning from God Almighty to you Randy Berry and all you Kings and Rulers of peoples, tongues, and nations from Psalms 2 10-12, “Now therefore, O! kings, be wise! Be warned O Rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling ! KISS THE SON (OF GOD), LEST HE BE ANGRY, AND YOU PERISH IN (FROM) THE WAY, WHEN (FOR) HIS WRATH IS KINDLED BUT A LITTLE. BLESSED ARE ALL WHO TAKE REFUGE IN HIM!!! Do not be like your blind religious leaders and Kings and Rulers of people that stubbornly and blindly ended up killing the Son of God at the Cross of Golgotha, for you can LONGER, LIKE THEM CLAIM ANY IGNORANCE ABOUT WHY HE DIED AGAIN LIKE THEM, FOR MOST OF YOU ARE CALLED CHRISTIANS BY NAME! REPENT THEREFORE AND COME OUT BABYLON, THAT YOU DO NOT PARTAKE OF HER INIQUITIES AND GOD’S IMPENDING WRATHFUL JUDGEMENT UPON HER AND UPON THE WHOLE WICKED WORLD!!! AMEN!!!! AMEN!!!!AMEN!!!! AND AMEN!!!!

  22. abiti macheso says:

    BODZA LIMENELO ZIMENE ANAKAMBIRANA SIZIMENEZO NANGA NDICHIFUKWA CHIYANI SANAFUNE KUOONANA NDI A MIPINGO MAKA AKATOLIKA ASILAMU NDI MAFUMU AMAOPA CHIYANI. KUMALAWI GAY TAKANA, LESBIANISM TAKANA, MATHANULA TAKANA. A PRESIDENT PITANI MUZIKAPANGIRA KU AMERICA KONKO KUNO AYI SITIKUFUNA KUTI KUBWERETSA SODOMU KU MALAWI. MUMAKANIRIRA KUTI MULAMULIRE MALAWI NDI CHOLINGA CHOTI MUBWERETSE NYANSI ZANUZO IFE AMALAWI AYI TAKANA MUZIPITA KU US KOMWE MUNAZOLOWERA KUCHITA NYANSI ZANUZO.

  23. manze says:

    God help us akutitola anthu awa eshhh…..

  24. Me says:

    STEVENMARUWO;
    In Zambia they already repealed gay laws and that’s why you could not hear about it there. AMalawi mukungokakamula nkhani ya zii that’s why there is this whoolabaloo. If there is a very sinful country it is Malawi, the beadrock of hypocrites, claiming to be believers machimo ali tho!. Let the clergy preach to sinners in church or mosques. This is a secular nation, kupemphera sakakamiza. Everybody will answer for one’s sin before God. Buzy pointing at other people’s sins anu ali tho! you fornicators. If you want to know a real Malawi listen to nkhani za m’maboma

  25. Gee-Wizzy says:

    who dies find peace on this sodomizing era…………God take us home!!!!!!!!

  26. Kanyimbi says:

    These white pigs do not differentiate an anus from a vagina.

  27. Nathan says:

    Kikiki! Ife Mathanyula ayi! Ngati ena mukufuna mathanyula, mupite ku USA komwe muzikamathanyulana. Ngati a Boma simuwamanga a mathanyulawa, we will stone them to death.

  28. learnedmi says:

    kkkkkkkkkk koma bde

  29. Peter Ngwira says:

    OOOOH GOSSHH!!!!!!!!

  30. Jak says:

    Malawians!! We Should Blame Ourselves, The Government arrested Aunt Tiwos, Malawians reported this to the UN! On this regard these Satanist took an advantage! The House Divided Cannot Withstand the Pressure from outside!! Timafuna kulowetsa Ndale Chili chonse, lero ndife Zidole!!!!!

  31. sam says:

    in short we don’t want gays here.its totally against our culture.why do we to sell our divinity with money.God will fight this for us Amen,…..

  32. Prophet Justice says:

    When money is in the hands of the wicked it is used as an oppression tool, consequently people suffer as they are subjected to inhumane treatment. I urge and pray that the righteous by God’s grace become exceedingly and abundantly rich to shame the devil so that God should be glorified.

  33. Sandy kaluwa says:

    Coz we are poor pipel love money reither than our culture. If i may ask iwe umati ndiwe wa human right, do u have children? If u have, where do u take them? Maybe i ask in ths way. If u parent akana khala ma gay ukana badwa iweyo? Why do u want us to that? Is it becoz u love money more than ur culture.

  34. Samuel says:

    Peter muthalika ukuloleranji izi? Mtsinje wa tinkanena udathila mu siizi. Chosamva adachiphikira m’masamba. Fire your Justice Minister is a trash.

  35. Kamtedza Mwale says:

    MUNTHU WA NDALE WA NZERU AYENERA KUDZIWA KUTI NKHANI YA MATHANYULA A MALAWI SAKUIFUNA. IZI NDIZOBWERETSA MASOKA MINYAMA NDI MATEMBERERO.

  36. Eric says:

    In fact, I have the same argument as ‘why Malawi and not Kenya, Middle East and Northern African States?’ May be because of our poverty and they want to use it as an advantage. What worst have we done on gays and lesbians?

  37. morton says:

    Mr Berry your very stuped ,we are blacks,ths is Africa not america.we are not gays ,we have our own culture.fool

  38. stevenmaruwo says:

    Why this whites are only pushing this gay issue to Malawi government only?I have been in Zambia for the past 3 years,I have never heard anything like the gsyd have been arrested,the people want wanted to kill the gays why only in Malawi?

  39. Ndangodutsamo says:

    You see Barrack and company, We in Malawi are united (moslems and Christians) to fight the evil you are bringing in.
    So don’t dare us, IN PRAYER WE ARE GOING TO BE UNITED TO KICK THAT EVIL BACK TO US.
    Try us, just Try us.

  40. Raphael Nasolo says:

    What is this thing called Human Rights, that has come to fight with GODs commandments? I wish our leaders, should not be driven by SATAN and if they want to be where they are today, they must RESPECT GOD.

  41. DOBO says:

    Satan’s primary tactics is to deceive humankind.He seeks to deceive entire nations, world and individuals through lies. He twists and distorts what is true and there is power in his lies .Watch out!

  42. Montigo says:

    Malawi walero,napepe aliyese akungobwela ndizimene akufuna tsogolo silikuwoneka.

  43. Stinking animals will have no peace in Malawi.

  44. JESUS IS COMING BACK says:

    Why are these people so bent on Malawi? There are so many countries in the world who are against this practice and even their punishment is worse than the one in Malawi. The million dollar question is why do these people look at Malawi as a country where they have to push for this filthy act? I have the feeling our president knows something about the current scenario. He went out and asked for health aid for gays, he suspended the law and now he is in silent mode, inviting these people to come and promote their agenda.
    Why are these people not pushing for these practices in countries like SAUDI ARABIA, UAE, KUWAIT, IRAN, QATAR? where these practices are punishable by death? ok talk of Kenya, Uganda who have openly told Obama and pope Francis NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The government should know that these people will not release their money because you say yes to homosexuality but the reverse is completely true. You will not get a dime nanji Donald Trump akawina. You will have tampered with your pride by the time you discover that you have been used and dumped. They have failed to finish the war in Syria pano they are coming to Malawi for more souls. Shame on the dpp government. see you 2019 God willing.

  45. heartman says:

    mark of the beast, osakhala ndicizindi sazalorezedwa kupanga malonda…. master mind, katolika akudziwa bwino-bwino.

  46. Haman kamphanda says:

    God’s hand is not short that it can not reach us. Go with your aid, GOD is eble to set us. We have hope in him. Its better to be poor bt following God’s wish, than having alot with no life. He makes way where there is no way,brings life to a dead soul. So we dont need devilish aid!!

  47. Eaton says:

    Why come to Malawi when Other states in US do Not Recognise Gays????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  48. chimwemwe says:

    Breaking news Kwacha yakifo 750 to a dollar, madonors machita punish kwambiri mtil pa mavuto

  49. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    If gays have such empty a mind as this gay-envoy speaking here, then the gays are a sorry lot indeed.

    If I ask my girlfriend to come over to my place for an intense f**k over the weekend or else I wont buy her the car gift she asked me; am not tying the gift to her coming to my place for the f**c? Or you think we are too backward to connect the dots? You will be surprised!

    Do you think we Malawians are little-minded desert lizards void of intelligence and wisdom to make sense of and draw conclusions from statements of logic or illogic?

    I have news for you . . .
    You can convince the timid gay-government to not discriminate against their fellow gay-pigs but you cant convince the general population with this utter balderdash. The gay pigs live not at the State House but with us in our localites; thus we have their balls right in our hands and can squeeze-crush them, anytime, anywhere, anyplace, as a cat sleeps.

    Malawi shall remain as hot as a saucepan on fire and as hell to gay-pigs as it is to thieves.

    Let them continue to stay and enslave themselves in hiding, lest they meet their death; a mark of the beginning of their eternal suffering.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  50. FELIX MANDA says:

    ndiye iye akudzatani kuno?munthuyu ofunika kuyambira iye kumtikita kuti ife sitikuwafuna mathanyula!

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