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Women Protest In Defense Of Jane Ansah In Malawi

Women Protest In Defense Of Jane Ansah In Malawi

Thousands of women marched Wednesday in Malawi in defence of commission chairperson Jane Ansah. The protesters said Ansah is being targeted with insults on social media because she is a woman. Opposition groups, however, say she mismanaged the recent election in which President Peter Mutharika won a second term. Seode White, the chairperson of the […]

Malawi New Elected Female MPs To Support One Another In Their Political Roles

Malawi New Elected Female MPs To Support One Another In Their Political Roles

Newly elected female Members of Parliament (MPS) have been challenged to support each other in order to excel in their political roles. Speaker of National Assembly, Catherine Gotani Hara made the challenge Wednesday in Lilongwe at Oxfam supported breakfast meeting with the new cohort of female Members of Parliament (MPS) at Bingu International Convention Centre […]

Catherine Gotani, Newly Elected Speaker Advises Female MPs To Support Each Other In Malawi

Catherine Gotani, Newly Elected Speaker Advises Female MPs To Support Each Other In Malawi

Newly elected female Members of Parliament (MPS) have been challenged to support each other in order to excel in their political roles. First Women Caucus breakfast meeting with Oxfam Speaker of National Assembly, Catherine Gotani Hara made the challenge Wednesday in Lilongwe at Oxfam supported breakfast meeting with the new cohort of female Members of […]

National Bank Of Malawi Launches Women Special Loan Scheme

National Bank Of Malawi Launches Women Special Loan Scheme

National Bank of Malawi Plc recently conducted a women’s training and interactive workshop aimed at grooming ladies doing entrepreneurship. Some of the participants. The training workshop was conducted at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the Capital Lilongwe at BICC. The bank also disclosed that it will start offering special loans up to K5 […]

Blantyre District Council Of Malawi Elects First Female Council Chairperson – Carol Mdala

Blantyre District Council Of Malawi Elects First Female Council Chairperson – Carol Mdala

Chilaweni Ward Councillor Carol Mdala of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected as the first female Blantyre District Council chairperson. Carol Mdala, first female Blantyre District Council chairperson This follows the same development that took place in Karonga where Nyungwe Ward Councillor Ethel Mwanza, the only female councillor in the District Council was […]

Catherine Gotani Hara Becomes The First Female Speaker Of Parliament In Malawi

Catherine Gotani Hara Becomes The First Female Speaker Of Parliament In Malawi

History was made on June 19 when Malawi elected the first ever female Speaker of Parliament, a development gender and rights activists say is a victory for the country’s democracy and efforts for gender inclusion. In the 55 years of independence Malawi has never had a female Speaker of Parliament. Catherine Gotani Hara, opposition Malawi […]

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Scores of protesters are marching against the outcome of a parliamentary election results in Chikwawa central. Protests on elections Supporters of a losing candidate George Chuma said the winning candidate Salim Bagus manipulated the poll results. One of the protesters Joseph Manja said Bagus connived with polling centre officials to manipulate the results. “Since we […]

The Sex Workers On the Frontlines Of The HIV Response In Malawi

The Sex Workers On the Frontlines Of The HIV Response In Malawi

An MSF programme in four districts in southern Malawi is helping thousands of women who earn their living from sex work to overcome barriers to health services, in part by training and employing sex workers as health workers in their communities. Names have been changed, unless otherwise indicated. Bernadette lost both her parents when she […]

Malawi Decides – 2019 Presidential Election

Malawi Decides – 2019 Presidential Election

 It’s an achievement in itself that Malawi is holding its sixth multi-party national elections since its transition from dictatorship under former President Kamuzu Banda. Malawi is going to the polls to elect a new president, new members of Parliament and local government representatives. Newly elected officials will serve for the next five years. This is the sixth […]

The Presidential Race In Malawi

The Presidential Race In Malawi

Rigging fears, a rap song and the voice of Malawi’s youth are all elements in next week’s presidential election. Incumbent president Peter Mutharika is hoping to beat seven rivals to stay in office for a final term. With less than a week to go before Malawi holds tripartite elections to elect a president, members of […]