· July, 2007

Stories about Malawi from July, 2007

Frustrations with Malawi Soccer, President looks to God, Questions about AIDS and Sex, and Benefits of SourceForge

  20 July 2007

In recent years, Malawi’s soccer scene has been less exciting due to poor performance of national team, The Flames. Its performance has attracted a number of bloggers calling for action now. At the heart of the matter are issues of coaching and finances. Such problems have not only affected the national team but also many clubs. Malawian bloggers look at the whole situation from different angles.

Malawi: reclaiming a place at the Pan-African table

  14 July 2007

Steve Sharra reclaims Malawi's place at the Pan-African table: “It augurs very well for Malawi’s place in the pan-African world that we are celebrating our 43rd independence anniversary this year the same week that the 9th African Union Summit has been taking place in Accra, Ghana. After 43 odd years...

Malawi: Windmill genius, burying the first lady, and other things Malawian

  1 July 2007

The most exciting phenomenon in the Malawian blogosphere as I am writing is the 19-year-old William Kamkwamba. Five years ago, William dropped out of secondary school just after two terms due to lack of money for school fees. Visiting a nearby school library supplied by the Malawi Teacher Training Activity (MTTA), a USAID project, he one day found a book on how to make electricity using home-made materials, and today he has not only built a windmill that is attracting attention around the world, he was also given a standing ovation at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference, held June 4-7 in Arusha, Tanzania.

Malawi: Upgrading the windmill made from local materials

  1 July 2007

William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill from local materials, writes about the work of upgrading the windmill and home power system: “1. First we planned the locations of all the new lights, switches and power outlets. 2. Then, we installed conduit and lighting, switch and outlet boxes throughout the house....