Stories about Malawi
Gershom Ndhlovu looks at the reasons why ailing African leaders wont step down: There have been rumours, innuendoes and even insinuations regarding the health, or the lack of it, of Zambia’s President Michael Chilufya Sata, in office since September 2011. These have been spread by the largely unregulated online media...
City Press reports the suicide of Godfrey Kamanya, a Malawian deputy minister, apparently after losing his parliamentary seat during the general elections held on 20 May 2014 : The official results of Tuesday’s election are still to be announced. But preliminary election results aired on radio stations indicated that Kamanya was faring badly in the...
After it became clear that she was losing, incumbent President Dr. Joyce Banda accused the opposition of tampering with the election. Meanwhile, a local politician who lost was found dead.
Malawi votes for presidential elections Tuesday May 20, 2014. Follow live updates on Twitter @Malawi2014 and @MEIC_2014.
Following Malawi's government decision to introduce English as a medium of instruction from grade one, Steve Sharra defends local languages and makes the case for multilingualism: Teachers and lecturers in our secondary schools and universities are observing a trend in which students from private schools speak perfect English, but their...
Who knew mice, maggots, frogs or raw blood could be so yummy?
Steve Sharra discusses the reasons behind the fall of quality of creative writing in Malawi: Of the many private universities that are mushrooming across the country, very few offer humanities courses where people can study languages and literature, creative writing and literary criticism. The University of Malawi has been operating...
Steve Sharra explains why Malawians should brace for more cash-gate scandal after revelations that some powerful Malawians abused the Integrated Financial Management System internal controls to loot billions of public funds: Social inequality is creating deep rifts among Malawians, a ticking time bomb. The increasing incidents of mass violence and...
The shooting of a senior government official sparks a series of revelations that leave the 18-month-old administration of President Joyce Banda with much to answer for.
An interview with Paola Germano, leader of Comunità di Sant'Egidio's DREAM programme in Africa. She explains why research has confirmed a reduction in AIDS cases in sub-saharan Africa.
It started out as a disagreement over definitions, and soon it escalated into a war of words between President Joyce Banda of Malawi and Madonna.
With two African cardinals considered at one point to be potential successors to Pope Benedict XVI, we spoke with Steve Sharra and Abdoulaye Bah from our Africa team about the possibility of an African pope.
Malawi's President Joyce Banda has caused chaos in parliament by insisting that members of parliament not get their fuel allowance arrears, saying her government has no money to pay. The MPs are demanding fuel allowances backdated to 2009.
Malawi's President Joyce Banda is beating back calls for her to resign after hundreds of thousands of civil servants demanding a wage increase went on a two-week long strike, shuttering the country's international airport and paralyzing hospitals and schools
Since April 2012, when Joyce Banda took over the running of the Malawian government, citizens have been experiencing a mix of economic hope and despair - find out some of the reasons why.
Malawian online journalist Justice Mponda was arrested Monday morning 15 October 2012 in Blantyre allegedly for insulting the president, publishing false information and criminal libel. Mponda works with malawivoice.com. His arrest came in the wake of a new E-Bill, which seeks to regulate and control online communications in Malawi.
After overcoming much skepticism, the idea that circumcision is an effective measure in reducing HIV transmission is now globally accepted by the health professionals community and the general public. Experts and bloggers weigh in on the practicality and the effectiveness of a circumcision-driven HIV public health policy in Africa.
News that Malawi is exploring oil on Lake Nyasa (also known as Lake Malawi) has attracted hot debate. While the Malawian government claims exclusive ownership, Tanzania is pressing for recognition of some earlier ownership of half of the lake.
Malawian President Joyce Banda became Africa's second female head of state after Liberia's President following the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika. How has she performed after 100 days in office?
Rumbidzai Dube explains why 2012 is the year for African women: “2012 has been a progressive year for African women in global politics. In April Joyce Banda of Malawi became the first ever female president of Malawi and the Second Female president in Africa […]Just yesterday, Dr Nkosana Dhlamini-Zuma became...
The rising cost of living in Malawi has forced some Malawians to come up with innovative ways of making ends meet. Dalitso Chimwaza and several other friends earn a living from collections they make on a wooden brige they constructed across Lilongwe River in the capital city.