Stories about Malawi

Zambia Donates Five Million Litres of Fuel to Malawi

  1 June 2012

Years of diplomatic incidents between various major political figures of Malawi and Zambia, recently culminated in the Zambian donation of five million litres of fuel to Malawi. The gift was ostensibly for the funeral of the country's late President Bingu wa Mutharika, who died on April 5, after a heart attack. The political wrangling that has led up to this gesture, makes however, for a complicated backstory.

Science Blogging in Sub-Saharan Africa

  20 May 2012

Blogging has become an integral part of popular culture in Sub-Saharan Africa but blogging about science is still lagging behind. Many initiatives have been launched to increase the culture of sharing in the African scientific world, yet African science blogs, particularly about research, are still few and far between.

Malawi: President Promises to Lift Ban on Homosexuality

  19 May 2012

In her first National Address, new Malawian President Joyce Banda of Malawi indicated that the country will lift ban on homosexuality. Homosexuality, which is punishable by up to 14 years in prison in Malawi, is outlawed in 38 African countries and it can be punishable by death in Mauritania, Sudan, and northern Nigeria.

Africa: Calls for Transparency Over Marked Increase in Land Deals

  2 May 2012

Almost 5% of Africa's agricultural land has been bought or leased by investors since 2000. Observers are increasingly worried about the fact that such land deals usually take place in the world poorest countries and how they impact its most vulnerable population, the farmers.

Malawi: Time to Rebuild Brand Malawi

  30 April 2012

Austin explains why Malawi needs to rebuild brand Malawi: “Over the past year or so Malawi has not been projected internationally in very positive light. The warm heart has been mired in problems, shortages and intolerance of varying kinds and magnitudes.”

Malawi: Meet Malawi's Most Followed Lawyer on Facebook

  27 March 2012

Facebook has become one of the main platforms for updates and socio-political discussions in Malawi. For example, Malawian lawyer Wapona Kita broke the news of the arrest of Malawi's prominent lawyer and activist Ralph Kasambara in February on his Facebook page. The mainstream media had to follow his Facebook updates to keep their readers, listeners and viewers informed.

Malawi: The Road to Abolishing the Death Penalty

  10 March 2012

Nlex describes the road to abolishing the death penalty in Malawi: “Malawi’s Legal Aid volunteers sift through a pile of files of those on death row. They are doing everything they can to abolish the death penalty in the country and lessen existing prisoners’ sentences. At least 29 men currently...

Global Voices Podcast: Remembering Our School Days

  1 March 2012

In this edition we’re going back to school! From extreme teaching on the Niger River, to the fondest or most memorable educational moments of Global Voices contributors around the world. Plus: How Ethan Zuckerman learned to type so fast.

2011: The Worst Year in Malawi’s History?

  2 January 2012

When the year 2011 began, everyone hoped for better amidst fuel, foreign exchange and political challenges. Most Malawians did not expect that the fuel lines will be even longer at the end of the year. This reflected the growing economic challenges in the country affecting Malawians across the country.

Malawi: The President Talks Better in English Than Chichewa

  21 November 2011

Gregory Gondwe argues the Malawian president talk better in English than Chichewa, a Bantu language widely spoken in Malawi: “Whether it is a piece of fortune or a curse it is not for me to say. I believe there is evidence that two of our three Executive Heads that have...

Malawi: Meet Global Voices Author Steve Sharra

  15 November 2011

Linda Annan talks to Malawian Global Voices Author Steve Sharra. Sharra is a blogger, freelance journalist, lecturer and educational editor. In this interview, Steve Sharra talks about the Malawian social media space, his professional background and his interest in education, teaching and writing.

Malawi: Women in Prison

  9 November 2011

Sonya Donnelly writes about the plight of Malawian women in prison: “Prison is often a very expensive way of making vulnerable women’s life situations much worse. Once a woman is incarcerated miles from her home, sometimes for months or years without the case progressing, she may lose her home, her...

Malawi: Malawi in Photos

  29 October 2011

I Love Malawi is a blog that showcases photos from Malawi: ” If you have some interesting photos about Malawi, send us an email and we will post them on this blog. The photos will be rightly attributed to you in the blog!”

Malawi: New Blog for Free and Open Source Software

  29 October 2011

The Blantyre Free and Open Source Software Users Group has a new blog: “Welcome to the blog of Blantyre Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Users group. Blantyre Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Users Group is a grouping of individuals that use free and open source software but are...

Malawi: Of Terror and Political Crisis

  7 October 2011

The Zeleza Post shares two articles discussing terror and political crisis in Malawi. One of the articles is written by Robert Chasowa, the murdered student, which many in Malawi believe led to his tragic death: “The nation is shellshocked at the depths of the bankrupt regime's political depravity and the...

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