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Malawi Facing Population Explosion ‘Time Bomb’ – Teen Pregnancy Soars

Malawi Facing Population Explosion ‘Time Bomb’ – Teen Pregnancy Soars

Malawi is said to be sitting on a ticking time bomb as the population is booming, according to figures contained in the latest Malawi Demographic and Health Survey (MDH) released last week. The country’s population is growing at a rate of 3.32 percent per annum while Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth late is at 2.9 […]

Fuel Train in Malawi Looted Following Derailment

Fuel Train in Malawi Looted Following Derailment

A freight train belonging to Central East Africa Railways (CEAR) overturned after it derailed near the Makata heavy industrial site in Blantyre, Malawi on 27 February. The train, comprising two locomotives and six wagons, was carrying fuel from Mozambique to Limbe when it detached upon reaching the Mudi Area. Following the incident, locals from the […]

Malawi Newspaper Giant Assesses President, Cabinet – Avarage Mark, ‘More Needs to Be Done’

Malawi Newspaper Giant Assesses President, Cabinet – Avarage Mark, ‘More Needs to Be Done’

One of the titles for Malawi newspaper giant, Times Media, the Sunday Times has made a comprehensive assessment of President Peter Mutharika and his cabinet with most of the public officers getting below average marks. Mutharika scored an average mark of five, so too the vice president Saulos Chilima. The average five mark score, the […]

Inquiry On Bingu’s Wealth Yields No Evidence of ‘Cashgate’

Inquiry On Bingu’s Wealth Yields No Evidence of ‘Cashgate’

Inquiries and financial analysis into the wealth of former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika, which for years has been a subject of intense public debate, has yielded nothing both Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) will submit to Public Accounts Committee of Parliament. The Committe has summoned the two law enforcing […]

$65 Million Grant to Africa Parks Boosts Wildlife Conservation in Malawi

$65 Million Grant to Africa Parks Boosts Wildlife Conservation in Malawi

Elephants’ translocation is part of African Parks conservation initiatives. The ambition of South African based conservation organisation African Parks to upgrade Malawi’s national parks has received a huge boost from Wyss Foundation. The foundation has committed $65 million to African Parks to secure protected areas in Africa and Malawi is one of the beneficiaries. A […]

Malawian Rapper Tay Grin to Share Stage with Rick Ross, Big Sean

Malawian Rapper Tay Grin to Share Stage with Rick Ross, Big Sean

His determination, his focus, his willingness to collaborate with international artists and his desire to do music his own way is finally paying off for rapper Tay Grin. What could be a dream for most Malawian artists, Tay Grin, real name Limbani Kalilani, has been listed as one of the performers at this year’s Secret […]

Malawi Tea Farmers to Open Fertilizer Making Factory

Malawi Tea Farmers to Open Fertilizer Making Factory

Tea farmers in Thyolo district are planning to open up an organic fertilizer making factory this year having successfully run test studies. Wilfred Kastom, Chairperson of Mtendere Tea Cooperative said, once the factory is established, it will among others reduce cost that farmers incurred when buying chemical fertilizer while at the same time improve their […]

Zambia Govt Insists Malawi Maize Scandal Is a Private Affair

Zambia Govt Insists Malawi Maize Scandal Is a Private Affair

Chief Government Kampamba Mulenga has distanced the Zambian authorities from the mega million dollar deal maize scandal in Malawi that has seen the dismissal of the Malawian Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda. United Progressive Party president Saviour Chishimba has implicated serving senior government officials among the Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya as having been involved in […]

Why Opposition Parties in Southern Africa Struggle to Win Power

Why Opposition Parties in Southern Africa Struggle to Win Power

Over the last three decades there’s been some progress towards institutionalising multiparty democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this elections in the region rarely result in changes of government. A recent survey by Afrobarometer – a non-partisan African research network – sheds some light on why this is the case. The survey, which involved 9 500 […]

Malawi Passes Landmark Bill On Marriage Age

Malawi Passes Landmark Bill On Marriage Age

The Malawi Parliament on Tuesday passed a landmark bill to amend the Constitution and harmonise the age of a child with other relevant laws thereby securing the protection of children against early marriage. There has been an outcry amongst Malawians led by civil society organisations that Section 14 of the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations […]

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