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Malawi: Pressure Mounts On President to Fire 7 Cashgate Ministers

Malawi: Pressure Mounts On President to Fire 7 Cashgate Ministers

Calls are resonating on Kamuzu Palace walls for President Peter Mutharika to fire the seven senior cabinet ministers involved in the K577 billion cashgate. This foillows a vague and contradictory statement State House issued on Saturday defiantly saying Mutharika will not fire the seven cabinet ministers. Sources in the civil society say civil society leaders […]

It Takes A Village: The Malawi School Guardian Readers Helped Build

It Takes A Village: The Malawi School Guardian Readers Helped Build

The four young men standing near the library in the centre of the dusty village of Gumbi have not seen each other for many months. It’s the school holidays in Malawi and they’ve come back to see family and friends. They joke around, laugh about their work, the changes they can see in the village […]

Over 300 Girls Rescued From Forced Marriages In Karonga,Malawi

Over 300 Girls Rescued From Forced Marriages In Karonga,Malawi

 Livingstonia Synod Aids Program (LISAP) of the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod has rescued about 300 girls from forced marriages in traditional authorities Kilupula and Mwakawoko in Karonga District. The feat has been achieved courtesy of the Boys’ and Girls’ Empowerment Project LISAP has been implementing in the past six years in […]

IMF Extends Malawi Loan Programme, Adds $80 mln For Drought Measures

IMF Extends Malawi Loan Programme, Adds $80 mln For Drought Measures

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will increase loans to Malawi by $76.8 million, the global lender said on Monday following an economic review of the drought-hit country. The IMF said it was also augmenting Malawi’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement, signed in 2012, by another six months with funding equivalent to $49.2 million. “Malawi’s macroeconomic […]

Malawi: The Finger Pointing Business Must Stop On Albino Killings

Malawi: The Finger Pointing Business Must Stop On Albino Killings

People are still commenting, a lot has been said, conclusions being made, the media has brought to light the ills, others are treating the issue while wearing their political lenses, but mine will be an honest opinion based on how I feel about these killings of people with albinism. According to the recent released report […]

Malawi: Panga-Wielding Thugs Attack Prophet Bushiri Crusade In Lilongwe

Malawi: Panga-Wielding Thugs Attack Prophet Bushiri Crusade In Lilongwe

It was an entirely unusual and chaotic scene in Lilongwe on Friday, June 10, as thugs stormed and attacked a church gathering that was convened by Prophet Bushiri’s Enlightened Christians Gathering (ECG). While the worst attack that could, probably, be presumed to take place against a church is cold war, denigration and other indirect attacks, […]

Hunting For Humans: Malawian Albinos Murdered For Their Bones

Hunting For Humans: Malawian Albinos Murdered For Their Bones

Simple questions like whether they should go to school carry an unimaginable risk of death and dismemberment to satisfy a barbaric demand. This is because her daughters are living with albinism, a genetic condition resulting in little or no pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes. And this makes them a target. It is children […]

50 Million Africans Face Hunger After Crops Fail Again

50 Million Africans Face Hunger After Crops Fail Again

Up to 50 million people in Africa will need food by Christmas as a crisis across the continent triggered by El Niño worsens, the UN and major international charities have warned. A second year of deep drought in much of southern and eastern Africa has ravaged crops, disrupted water supplies and driven up food prices, […]

Malawi: Local Women Abused in Arab Countries – Govt Warns

Malawi: Local Women Abused in Arab Countries – Govt Warns

Government is warning Malawian women to turn down job offers in Arab countries from unknown job agents, saying unsuspecting women are thrown into prostitution. Secretary for Labour Patrick Kabambe said this after a consultant Trevor Kandoje released a report which shows that Malawian women are sexually abused in Kuwait, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. “Government […]

Joyce Banda Named Among Most Influential Africa Female Politicians

Joyce Banda Named Among Most Influential Africa Female Politicians

Former Malawi President Joyce Banda has yet again been named among 12 most powerful female politicians in Africa by the influential ‘African Leadership’ magazine. Powerful-South African politician Lindiwe Mazibuko (standing) invited Joyce Banda to Harvard University in US to give a lecture to Kennedy School of Politics students in October 2015 The magazine notes that […]