Malawi

How To Help Survivors Of Cyclone Idai

Tropical Cyclone Idai struck the African countries of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique a week ago, but humanitarian workers are only now grasping the scale of the storm's destruction.  Hundreds are dead, and experts believe that number will...
Related topics: Zimbabwe, Mozambique

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Relief Aid Reaches Malawi Flood Victims

Relief supplies are arriving for thousands of people in southern Malawi’s Cyclone Idai-affected flood areas, where at least 56 people have been killed. Many villages remain cut-off by massive rains that hit Mozambique’s coast earlier this...
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Malawi Launches Campaign Period For May Elections

Malawi’s Electoral Commission has officially launched campaigning for May elections with calls against political violence. Political violence is on the rise in Malawi as the country prepares for May elections. The victims are mostly opposition...

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Mozambique Braces For Rising Death Toll After Cyclone

Mozambique braced itself Tuesday for a mounting death toll and a host of humanitarian needs in the wake of Cyclone Idai, which hit the coastal city of Beira on Friday, before moving through Mozambique and on to Malawi and Zimbabwe. The initial,...
Related topics: Mozambique, Zimbabwe

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Joyce Banda Withdraws From Malawi Presidential Race

Former Malawian president Joyce Banda, the country's first female leader, has withdrawn from the May presidential election to support the main opposition candidate, Lazarus Chakwera. Ackson Kalaile Banda, spokesperson for Joyce Banda's People's...

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Tropical Cyclone Idai Displaces 1.5 Million Across Mozambique And Malawi, As Un Ramps Up Response

A major aid operation is under way in Mozambique and Malawi to help victims of Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has reached the densely-populated Mozambican port city of Beira, after registering maximum wind speeds of nearly 200 kilometres per hour, UN...
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Malawi Floods Kill More Than 50, Displace 200,000

Some 200,000 people in Malawi have been displaced by floods that have affected half of the country’s 28 districts. The government has recorded at least 56 deaths and over 500 injuries, as of Wednesday.  Forecasters have warned that more rain is...

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Malawi Albinos Set Up Protest Camp, Demand To Meet President

About 300 people, most of them albinos, have braved steady rains this week - sometimes bringing traffic to a standstill -  to protest near the residence of Malawi's president, Peter Mutharika.  The demonstrators want a face-to-face meeting with...
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The Story Of The Malawian Boy Who Saved His Village With A Wind Turbine Comes To Netflix

As a southern African country Malawi’s neighbors South Africa and Zimbabwe usually get all the coverage when it comes to global popular culture: both for good and bad. It’s probably why Malawians have been hotly anticipating the new...
Related topics: Netflix (NFLX), South Africa, Zimbabwe

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Political Violence Mars Malawi Election Run-up

Political violence is on the rise in Malawi as the country prepares for May elections.  The victims are mostly opposition party members beaten by suspected supporters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. However, DPP officials have denied...

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Malawi Looks To Cannabis To Supplement Lost Tobacco Earnings

Malawi is the latest African country to look at legalizing cannabis, the plant that produces hemp and marijuana, after similar moves in Lesotho, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. As Malawi's tobacco industry, the country’s biggest foreign exchange...
Related topics: Lesotho, Zimbabwe

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Alarm Over Violent Attacks On Lawmakers, Opposition In Malawi, Ahead Of Elections

In Malawi, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, voiced alarm on Friday over increasing, horrific violence there, linked to upcoming elections.
Related topics: Human Rights

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Man Accused Of Raping Goat In Malawi – Claims He Asked The Goat For Permission

Kennedy Kambani, a 21-year-old man in Malawi, Africa has been accused of raping a goat in a field. Although Kambani was apprehended and taken to the police station and charged with bestiality, he argued he asked the goat’s permission...
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As The World Smokes Less This Developing Country Is Turning To Weed To Save Its Economy

Malawi is set to become the latest African country to legalize marijuana farming in a bid to boost its economy. It comes as its major foreign exchange earner tobacco, starts to see the impact of a decades-long global anti-smoking lobby led by...

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Overfishing Threatens Malawi’s Blue Economy

Judith Twaili shows where she used to dry the fish catch when business was better. Credit: Mabvuto Banda/IPSBy Mabvuto BandaMANGOCHI, Malawi, Dec 21 2018 (IPS)Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest lake, provides an economic lifeline to many fishing...
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Woman Bodybuilder In Malawi Gains Fame, Dispels Stereotypes

In Malawi, bodybuilding and bodybuilding competitions have long been regarded as a male-only activity. But 33-year-old Doreen Kumbatira is changing that perception. Kumbatira is the only female bodybuilder in Malawi to be actively involved in...
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Receding Malawi Lake Lays Bare Cost Of Climate Change

Just four months ago, the fishing harbour at Kachulu on the western shores of Lake Chilwa in Malawi was bustling with fishermen and traders haggling over the catch of the day.

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Twitter Abuzz Over Report Claiming Flotus Spent $95k On Overnight Stay In Hotel

In October, the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, embarked on a solo tour of Africa, visiting Kenya, Ghana, Malawi and Egypt.
Related topics: Social Media, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, Melania Trump

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Malawi Says All Local Businesses Must Offer Digital Payment Options, Not Just Cash

The Reserve Bank of Malawi wants most money transactions to be done electronically and currently a policy is being put in place which will make all local businesses offer customers at least one method of digital payment. The options include mobile...
Related topics: Banking

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Malawians Protest Statue Of 'racist' Gandhi

Activists in Malawi are protesting construction of a statue of India’s independence leader Mahatma Gandhi.  The statue in the commercial capital Blantyre is being erected as part of a deal for India to construct a $10 million convention center. ...
Related topics: Protests, Activism, India

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