New female village chief annuls 850 child marriages and puts girls back in school
Theresa Kachindamoto is a hero, unlike anyone you have heard about. She is a village chiefs heir in Malawi's Monkey Bay area. Also, she's the youngest of 12 children. She spent 27 years working at a city college as a clerk before becoming her village's senior chief. She established a ...
Malawi’s Mutharika sworn in, declares ‘I am not dead!’
Malawi's President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday called for unity as he was sworn in for a second five-year term after an election in which top opposition parties alleged irregularities.The 78-year-old Mutharika began his acceptance speech by declaring "I am not dead!" to address persistent rumors ahead of the vote. He ...
Malawi’s Mutharika re-elected to 2nd term in tight race
Malawi's President Peter Mutharika has narrowly won re-election with 38% of the votes in last week's polls, the electoral commission declared Monday.Mutharika's victory was announced in Blantyre, Malawi's largest city, immediately after the High Court in Lilongwe, the capital, threw out an injunction preventing the electoral commission from announcing the ...
Court injunction delays Malawi presidential results
The court ordered that ballots from a third of the voting districts be recounted before the results are announced
Malawians vote for president, parliament
Voters choosing between three presidential candidates; ballots also being cast for parliament and local councils
Voters in Malawi go to polls to elect president, parliament
Voting has started in in Malawi to elect a new president and 193 members of parliament.Before dawn, hundreds of voters lined up Tuesday at polling centers to cast their ballots in the election in which 78-year-old President Peter Mutharika is seeking re-election to a second term.Mutharika is in a tight ...
Malawi election campaigning closes
Country’s tightly contested elections for president, lawmakers, and local leaders to be held May 21
Jobs, corruption top issues as Malawi votes for president
Corruption and the need for economic growth are the main campaign issues as Malawi goes to the polls Tuesday for a presidential election that pits the incumbent against his own vice president as well as the country's main opposition party.The need to protect people with albinism has also emerged as ...
With albinism, musician Lazarus finds light in the darkness
Lazarus Chigwandali, a Malawian street musician with albinism, was once lured into a car.He was kidnapped, and the plan was to cut up his body and sell his parts to witch doctors, who would use them in potions thought to bring good luck.It sounds surreal — but it is the ...
Malawi rolls out Africa’s first malaria vaccine for children
The pilot phase aims to vaccinate 360,000 children per year in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi
UN: Malawi is 1st nation to use malaria vaccine to help kids
The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease.Although the vaccine only protects about one third of children who are immunized, those who get the shots are likely to have less ...
Long road to recovery for children after Cyclone Idai
At least 1.6 million children in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggle to recover from deadly storm
Malawi’s elections get EU observers, biometric voting system
But some political analysts question the impact of foreign observers on the May 21 presidential poll, saying they often serve as rubber stamps
Cyclone Idai’s death toll now above 1,000 in southern Africa
The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1,000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above 4,000.The United Nations has described Cyclone Idai, which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi nearly a month ago, as "one of the deadliest ...
Cyclone Idai threat to food security, health in southern Africa
Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe could face serious food insecurity this year and more health issues in aftermath of Cyclone Idai
Malawi government appeals for aid for cyclone floods victims
US$ 42.7 million is needed to effectively manage the disaster
Malawi businesswoman’s charity aids victims of Cyclone Idai
Reach Out and Touch delivers maize, fish, blankets, clothes, and plastic sheets for makeshift shelters to those most in need
WFP chief heading to Mozambique to assess cyclone devastation
Storm killed at least 750 people in Mozambique and neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless
Update: UN sends helicopter to aid to Zimbabwe areas
The Latest on the efforts to recover from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local):12:40 p.m.The United Nations World Food Program received a US$280,000 from the European Union to help provide urgently-needed logistical support to the humanitarian response in the wake of the cyclone that has devastated ...
Nearly half of Cyclone Idai’s victims are children
Thousands of children lack adequate shelter, are in urgent need of food and safe drinking water
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