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Antonio Menendez de Zubillaga is a senior human-rights officer for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, on family leave in Malawi. He previously served with the agency in Colombia and Burkina Faso as well as in Gaza for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. He is a graduate of the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

  •  May 25, 2020 
LILONGWE, Malawi — Ever since an expatriate tourism adviser labeled Malawi the “warm heart of Africa” in the 1970s, Malawians have worn the title proudly, sparing no effort to welcome visitors with open arms. My family and I felt immediately at home here in Lilongwe, the capital. We arrived in April 2018, as part …

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