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Stories about Malawi

15 May 2012

Malawi: Kondwani Munthali: Malawi's Blogger of the Year

Victor Kaonga interviews Kondwani Munthali who made history this month by becoming the first blogger to be awarded Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Blogging Award of the year in...

2 May 2012

Africa: Calls for Transparency Over Marked Increase in Land Deals

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...

1 May 2012

Malawi: Bloggers’ Reactions to New President Joyce Banda

A roundup of bloggers' comments and opinions about Joyce Banda, the newly elected president of Malawi following the death of President Bingu Wa Mutharika, on 5 April, 2012.

27 March 2012

Malawi: Meet Malawi's Most Followed Lawyer on Facebook

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...

1 March 2012

Global Voices Podcast: Remembering Our School Days

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....

2 January 2012

2011: The Worst Year in Malawi’s History?

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...

20 December 2011

Malawi: Actor's Arrest Reminiscent of Past Dictatorship's Censorship Laws

Malawi police on Sunday afternoon December 18, stormed a stage on which a play was being performed, arrested the main actor mid-sentence and led him away into a waiting police...

15 November 2011

Malawi: Meet Global Voices Author Steve Sharra

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...

18 October 2011

Malawi: A Growing City and its Pay-to-Cross Footbridges

7 Billion Actions

Hand-made wooden bridges now connect two popular markets on each side of a river in Malawi's capital Lilongwe, providing a local solution to both joblessness and growing urbanization for the...

12 October 2011

Malawi: Death of a Student Activist and a Campaign of Terror

Early on the morning of Saturday September 24, a University of Malawi Polytechnic student was found lying stiff on a paved surface, next to a pool of blood. His name...

21 September 2011

Mozambique: Sant'Egidio Community Fights Back Against HIV/AIDS

7 Billion Actions

Lack of access to care for HIV positive people has been well documented on the African continent. Many initiatives strive to show that things could improve with collective effort, and...

1 September 2011

Global Voices Podcast 3: Ripple Effects of the Arab Uprisings

In this edition of the Global Voices Podcast you can hear about the ripple effect of the Arab uprisings, find out what it is to be a digital mentor, and...

16 August 2011

Malawi: Confusion and Uncertainty Over August 17 Vigil

With hours to go before August 17, the day set aside for follow-up nation-wide demonstrations in Malawi, a cloud of uncertainty hovers over the country. One team has announced a...

24 July 2011

Malawi: Interview With Frederick Bvalani, Creator of Malawi Fuel Watch

Global Voices' Steve Sharra talks to Frederick Bvalani, the creator of Malawi Fuel Watch Facebook page. Malawian netizens use the page to inform each other about where they can find...

19 July 2011

Malawi: Arab Spring Spreading South of the Sahara?

It's winter in Africa, south of the Equator, but the temperature in Malawi feels more like Spring - particularly that of the recent Arab pedigree. The Malawian air is rife...

29 June 2011

Malawi: Meet Global Voices Author Victor Kaonga

Victor Kaonga started his blog, NDAGHA, in 2006, joining a small but dedicated band of Malawian bloggers. A broadcast journalist by profession, he holds a graduate degree in Global Journalism...

14 June 2011

Malawi: Citizens “Fuel” Facebook for Gas Updates

Malawians have been queuing up for hours for fuel since last year. The severe shortage of fuel has affected thousands of motorists, passengers and businesses. As one way of updating...

India Close Behind China in the African Continent

In May, the second India and Africa Summit was held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Through the Cooperation Plan, India offers a different partnership model from...

22 April 2011

Malawi: Political Science Lecturer Talks About Blogging Academic Freedom

When Malawi's Inspector General of Police Peter Mukhito summoned political science senior lecturer Dr Blessings Chinsinga over an example he gave in the lecture room, he had no idea that...

14 April 2011

Malawi: The Power of a Blog Post

The two-month old stand-off between the university lecturers in Malawi and their employer has led to the closure of the University of Malawi's main colleges. But no one would have...

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