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Victor Kaonga

I am a Malawian broadcast journalist, working with an international Christian radio network (TWR). I am a media executive, journalism trainer, online activist, passionate about many social and gender justice issues. Married to Thembi, we are blessed with three daughters and a son. I blog on http://ndagha.blogspot.com.

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Latest posts by Victor Kaonga

Sub-Saharan Africa: Catching Up with Online Transparency Projects

The rise of multiparty democracy in Africa has led citizens and civil society to demand more transparency and accountability from their governments. New technologies can buoy their efforts, but such...

Malawi: Wedding of Year, Flag Changes and Media Suppression

In what some describe as the wedding of the year, Malawi’s President Dr Bingu wa Mutharika wed his former cabinet minister Callista Chapola Chimombo Saturday April 17, 2010. The officiation...

Malawi: Madonna and the Girls Academy

Malawi's President to formally declare new love on Valentine's Day

Malawians are digesting news that the country's president Dr Bingu wa Mutharika will engage his former tourism minister Callister Chimombo on Valenetine's Day 14 February. A couple of bloggers have...

Malawi: Bloggers discuss 30 earthquakes in 3 weeks

In what some geologists have described as rare occurrences, Malawi's northern district of Karonga has in the past three weeks experienced a total of 30 earthquakes resulting in at least...

Malawi: Of Sports and the Windmill boy-Kamkwamba

This past weekend, Malawi drew 1-1 against the much feared Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire, and a new book about a young Malawian named William Kamwamba is making international headlines.

Malawi: Reactions to Madonna's adoption of Chifundo

For some who never knew Malawi, they have gotten to hear about the country in Africa purely because of Madonna whose full name is not known to many. It appears...

Malawi Politicians Campaign in Cyberspace

The presidential and parliamentary race in Malawi is seeing innovative use of the Internet that Malawi's politics has never witnessed before. Parties and individual contestants have established themselves online through...

Malawi: Of Election Fever and Going Digital

The week gone has been a politically hot one for many Malawians as they have seen their presidential and parliamentary candidates present their nominations papers to the Malawi Electoral Commission...

Malawi: Murderous Thanksgiving, AIDS Day and crossing the Zimbabwean border

Victor Kaonga highlights a few posts from blogs about Malawi: an expat Thanksgiving, World Aids Day and a long bus trip from Malawi to South Africa with an interesting border...

Africa: Your Majesty, Stop Marrying!

Several Malawian journalists joined many others in attending a three-day Highway Africa conference at Rhodes University in South Africa under the theme Citizen Journalism: Journalism for Citizens. The conference which...

Malawi's Ex-President Under House Arrest

Following recent reports of alleged coup plotters, police picked up and put Malawi's former president Bakili Muluzi under house arrest. Lilongwe-based Journalist Bright Sonani gives eyewitness accounts as events unfolded...

Malawi: Several arrested over allegations to remove president

It has been reported that several senior security and opposition political officials have been arrested in Malawi on allegations of coup plot. Malawian journalist and blogger Kondwani Munthali says that...

Malawi: Reactions to former president political comeback

Recently, the United Democratic Front (UDF) of Malawi's former president Bakili Muluzi had a convention and elected him as their presidential candidate in next year's election. His only challenger was...

Blogger's opinion about “Nsima” angers Malawians

A recent post on Malawi's staple food nsima has raised debate on how much freedom one can have in expressing themselves in blogs. The reactions by mostly Malawian readers have...

Malawi: Blogging about marriage, language, lifestyle and health

The Malawian blogging community is gradually growing in terms of size and topics. In this roundup, I introduce four blogs dedicated to marriage and children issues, Tumbuka language, health and...

Is President Bingu Malawi's “Moses”?

Some artists read the times and strategise accordingly. A popular song titled Mose wa Lero by Joseph Nkasa makes many Malawians sing along even if they did not want to...

Malawi dumps Taiwan for China, media under scrutiny

China's influence in Africa is on the rise. Malawian foreign affairs minister has announced that Malawi has switched its diplomatic relations from Taiwan to Mainland China. Malawian bloggers seem to...

The Mobile Web and Compulsory HIV Test for Malawi

Malawi's Internet users have this year been experiencing new trends as now they can access and browse from their mobile phones and homes. This is an initiative by the fixed...

Confronting Euro-American media biases against Africa

Malawian blogger on africa-aphukira (African Rebirth), Steven Sharra, chronicles serious biases by Euro-American media and scholars against Africa in not crediting the recent archeological finding to a Kenyan palentologist, Fredrick...

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