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Safari in Malawi for a warm, friendly adventure (Videos)

Normally when speaking of safaris, people immediately think Kruger National Park, or the wilds of Kenya, but there are other unique and beautiful locations on the African continent, perfectly suited for the vacation of a lifetime.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Malawi's new leader Mutharika names key ministers

Blantyre - Malawi’s newly-elected President Peter Mutharika on Thursday named half of his 20-member cabinet, nearly a month after the chaotic elections that brought him to office.
In the Media by AFP

Malawi's new president sworn in after disputed elections

Blantyre - Peter Mutharika called on Malawians to rescue their country from "collapse" as he was sworn in as president on Saturday, after ousting his arch-rival Joyce Banda in disputed polls.
In the Media by Felix Mponda (AFP)

Mutharika wins Malawi's disputed presidential vote

Blantyre - Democratic Progressive Party leader Peter Mutharika was declared the winner of Malawi's disputed presidential election after defeating President Joyce Banda.Mutharika, the brother of former president Bingu wa Mutharika, took 36.
In the Media by Felix Mponda (AFP)

President declares Malawi election 'null and void'

Blantyre - Malawi's President Joyce Banda on Saturday declared this week's chaotic election "null and void" and called for a fresh vote, but the high court rejected the decision.
In the Media by AFP

Malawi president Joyce Banda says 'serious irregularities' in election

Blantyre - Malawi's President Joyce Banda on Thursday called for an immediate manual audit of this week's election results, alleging serious irregularities after the electoral commission reported its vote tallying system had collapsed.
In the Media by AFP

Malawi vote counting system collapses

Blantyre - Malawi election officials have had to resort to fax and email to tally votes from this week's election after the electronic system broke down, delaying the release of any results, the chief elections officer said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Selective justice: Foreign nationals and the death penalty

Geneva - The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) steps up its campaign this week for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Kampango — African catfish takes parental devotion to extremes

Parental catfish of Lake Malawi feed and care for their young in a way similar to birds. Both parents defend the nest and the female sheds unfertilized eggs which are eaten by the catfish young. Another fish species takes advantage of this unusual trait.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

Rebel group in Congo surrenders after UN force attacks

Kinshasa - After the deployment of the first peace-making force raised by the UN, the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) to aid the Congolese Army, the M23 rebel group, which has kept the North Kivu province in turmoil, has begun to surrender.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 4 comments

New viruses found in Asia

It is thought that new types of viruses are behind newly reported cases of brain inflammation in Vietnam and paraplegia (an impairment in motor or sensory function) in Malawi.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Malawi wants to take border dispute with Tanzania to court

Malawian President Joyce Banda announced that Malawi would renounce the mediation efforts with Tanzania currently conducted by the Forum of Former African Heads of State and Government and would appeal to the courts to solve the re-activated dispute.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 1 comment

Norway donates $600,000 to fight witchcraft in Malawi

The headline is not as far-fetched as it may sound. Belief in witchcraft is pervasive in this southeast African nation - extending even to the government – resulting in witch hunts victimizing women, the elderly, and even children.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 1 comment

Madonna's charity builds 10 schools in Malawi

Madonna’s Charity, Raising Malawi, announced that it finished building 10 primary schools in Malawi, allowing 4,871 children to be educated in the small southern African country.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 4 comments

Lake Malawi: At least 47 illegal immigrants drown

People trying to escape drought and war in Ethiopia and Somalia have drowned whilst trying to cross Lake Malawi in a small boat. At least 47 people are reported dead so far.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 4 comments

Malawi's president reported dead

Confusion over exactly what has happened to the President of Malawi continues as media outlets such as Reuters and AFP are now quoting sources as saying that he is dead following the cardiac arrest he suffered yesterday April 5.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 2 comments

President of Malawi suffers cardiac arrest

The President of the small African country of Malawi has been rushed to hospital following a cardiac arrest on the morning of Thursday April 5. President Bingu wa Mutharika is said to be in intensive care.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 1 comment

Bin Laden bread a commercial hit for Malawi bakers

Local business men in Malawi are naming their products after popular names like Osama Bin Ladin, Obama and Bush to get a unique identity capable of edging out competitors and boosting sales. Bin Laden bread is an example of such a marketing trick.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

Unique Roadshow Highlights Climate Change in Africa Special

With the UN Climate Summit barely two weeks away, Africa is abuzz with its biggest and most colorful road show ever to highlight the continent’s climate change woes: the ‘Trans African Caravan of Hope.’
Digital Journal Report by Stella Paul - 7 comments

Archbishop of Canterbury requests meeting with Robert Mugabe

The Archbishop of Canterbury has asked to meet with Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in October as part of his tour of central Africa.
In the Media by Kev Hedges
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