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Cyclone Idai Continues To Rage For Women And Girls In South Africa

Cyclone Idai Continues To Rage For Women And Girls In South Africa

 In late March Cyclone Idai carved a path of devastation across Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi. It was the deadliest cyclone to hit the region in more than a century, others have even referred to it as “Africa’s Hurricane Katrina.” More than 1,000 people were killed. Many more saw their homes, food crops, and even entire […]

Nearly Half Of Cyclone Idai’s Victims Are Children

Nearly Half Of Cyclone Idai’s Victims Are Children

The U.N. children’s fund reports nearly half of the 1.7 million people affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa are children. The official number of deaths across the region has now risen to over 700. But this figure is expected to increase once the waters have receded and the bodies of those who have drowned […]

Angola Floods Kill 11, Cause Widespread Destruction

Angola Floods Kill 11, Cause Widespread Destruction

Eleven people have died and several more are missing after torrential rain hit northern parts of Angola between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday. In addition to the deaths, about 700 homes were destroyed and more than 5,000 properties flooded. The country’s capital, Luanda, has been badly affected after a month’s worth of rain, 76mm, fell in […]

Woman Engineer Lights Up Zambia’s Rural Community

Woman Engineer Lights Up Zambia’s Rural Community

Born in 1979 in Kaoma district in the western part of Zambia, Likonge Makai, an energy systems expert, did not know that one day she would be a source of light to many families in Zambia. Today Likonge prides herself in providing the most efficient and affordable source of energy to households under her nongovernmental […]

Female Farmers Suffer Most In Southern Africa Drought

Female Farmers Suffer Most In Southern Africa Drought

Southern Africa has suffered through one of the worst droughts in decades and now small farmers face a long hungry season with growing food aid needs until the next harvest. Given the growing uncertainty of rainfall in this region, many are turning to irrigation as a key strategy for securing future harvests. The problem, however, […]

OPINION: Koffi Olomide’s Shows Must Be Cancelled

OPINION:  Koffi Olomide’s Shows Must Be Cancelled

I have been a fan of Koffi Olomidé since I was a teenager. I loved or should I say I still love his music and some of them songs we sung them during our bustele days at Kasama Boys’ Secondary School and Mungwi Technical Secondary School. His music has been good. But of late the […]

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 […]

Bullying Main Cause of School Dropouts in Namibia

Bullying Main Cause of School Dropouts in Namibia

BULLYING, sexual harassment and rape are some of the leading causes of school drop-outs in Namibia. The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) country representative Micaela Marques de Sousa said 41% of the community- based organisations which responded in a qualitative survey gave these reasons as some of the causes for pupils dropping out of school. […]

Namibia: Tackling Entrenched Inequality – Monica Kalondo Geingos

Namibia: Tackling Entrenched Inequality – Monica Kalondo Geingos

interview If you were determined to wipe out poverty and were president of a country, you’d want by your side someone who has diverse expertise in a variety of sectors, such as business and finance, management and the law – and who shares your passion for addressing inequality. Five weeks before his inauguration last year, […]

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 […]

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