Malawi jails dissident again

LUSAKA (Reuter) - A leading Malawi dissident, Chakufwa Chihana, who vanished after being released on bail last weekend, is back in prison and will face further charges of sedition, his lawyer said yesterday.

The lawyer, Harry Chiume, speaking in Blantyre, said that police had confirmed Mr Chihana was taken back to Mikuyu maximum security prison in Zomba, where he was held for more than three months before his release.

'They say they are charging him with further offences of sedition, referring to interviews he had with the British Broadcasting Corporation since he was released,' Mr Chiume said.