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U.S Grants Malawi K4.4 Billion To End Gender Based Violence

U.S Grants Malawi K4.4 Billion To End Gender Based Violence

 U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer and visiting U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell have announced a $6 million (MK 4.4 billion) in new funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. According to a press release from the American Embassy in Malawi made available to Malawi News Agency […]

Malawi: Muluzi’s Daughter Killed By Lightning Strike

Malawi: Muluzi’s Daughter Killed By Lightning Strike

First born daughter to former president Bakili Muluzi, Mrs Esme Muluzi-Malisita has been killed by lightning while at her farm at Mpemba in Blantyre, a relation Dr Ishamel Chioko has confirmed. Muluzi-Malisita died when lightning struck her and a friend Hazel Busile while the two were helping out in fertiliser application at a garden in […]

Malawi: Faith Groups Protest Amended Abortion Bill

Malawi: Faith Groups Protest Amended Abortion Bill

Members of various religious groups in Malawi held street protests Tuesday against a proposed law that would expand women’s ability to terminate a pregnancy. The country’s existing law allows only pregnant mothers whose lives are in danger to obtain an abortion. More than 20,000 people including schoolchildren, medical personnel and members of a Rastafarian sect […]

Let Us Educate Needy Girls – BEAM

Let Us Educate Needy Girls – BEAM

Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust says it will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to mobilize enough resources to support education of needy girls in the country. The commitment was registered Friday by BEAM Regional Chair Person for the North, Caroline Mfune on the sidelines of a clean up campaign launch organized by Chitipa District […]

Malawi: Villagers Hail Female Councillor for Development

Malawi: Villagers Hail Female Councillor for Development

 Communities from Salima Central’s Maganga Kuluunda ward Wednesday commended their female councillor Beatrice Mbewe for initiating development projects especially in the education sector. According to the communities Mbewe has managed to initiate six primary schools, renovated a secondary school, bridges and paid bursaries to needy students as well as giving them school uniforms. The communities […]

Joyce Banda ‘Ready’ To Serve Again

Joyce Banda ‘Ready’ To Serve Again

Malawi’s former president Joyce Banda has finally declared that she is ready to bounce back as the country’s Head of State should Malawians ask her to do so. She made the declaration on Voice of America (VOA) Straight Talk Africa programme aired live across the globe on the evening of Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from […]

Malawi Man Convicted Over ‘Ritual Sex’ With 104 Women

Malawi Man Convicted Over ‘Ritual Sex’ With 104 Women

A Malawi court has convicted an HIV-positive man who had confessed to having sex with 104 girls and widows in traditional “sexual cleansing” rituals. Eric Aniva, 45, was found guilty on Friday on two counts after a one-day trial in a packed courtroom in the district of Nsanje. “It is clear … that the state […]

Malawi: Top Referee Picked For CAF Women’s Football Tourney

Malawi: Top Referee Picked For CAF Women’s Football Tourney

Malawi’s top Fifa assistant referee Bernadettar Kwimbira Mzika has made the cut for the 10 Africa Cup of Nations women’s football officiating panel to be held in Cameroon from 19 November to December 3. Kwimbira Mzika is among a list of 14 assistant referees and 11 referees for the tournament. The former athlete, who returned […]

Malawi First Lady Commits To Girl Child Nutrition Improvement

Malawi First Lady Commits To Girl Child Nutrition Improvement

First lady Dr Gertrude Mutharika Wednesday renewed her commitment to the girl child education by improving nutrition among them. She said this in Lilongwe during the official opening of the second 2016 International Food and Nutrition Research dissemination conference. “As I was listened to the presentation on how increased girl education is linked to improved […]

African Women Scale Heights in Land Rights Protest

African Women Scale Heights in Land Rights Protest

Rojaina and her children used to live in a brick house in a small village in rural Malawi. After a coal mine started operating nearby, she was told to leave her house as the land was needed for mining. Rojaina and her children were given little money to build a new home and she received […]