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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

Explorer finishes coast-to-coast trek across Africa Special

An explorer has completed his journey from coast to coast across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher arrived in Angola after travelling across the continent, largely on foot, from Mozambique.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris

Explorer who aimed to walk across Africa forced to bike sections Special

An explorer who set out to walk across Africa was forced to take a motorbike for some sections for safety reasons. Julian Monroe Fisher aimed to walk 4,000miles from Mozambique to Angola but was advised to take a motorbike due to danger from elephants.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris

Explorer starts coast-to-coast walk across Africa Special

At dawn tomorrow an explorer will set off from a deserted beach in Mozambique to walk across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher, 56, will walk 4,000 miles across the continent to finish his journey in Angola.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris - 1 comment

Malawi journalists take fight for press freedom to the streets

Blantyre - Journalists in the Southern part of Malawi organised a peaceful march and later a debate where people expressed dissatisfaction about press freedom, the Africa Review reported.
In the Media by Joseph Zulu

Genetic research turning Tilapia into a major global commodity Special

Penang - Enhanced production through genetic improvement has converted Tilapia, also known as the “wonder fish”, in the second most cultured aquatic animal species in the world after carps, and a major internationally traded commodity.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

British high commissioner ordered out of Malawi

Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, the British high commissioner to Malawi, could be expelled for criticizing Malawi President, the Telegraph reported.
In the Media by Joseph Zulu

Explorer about to set off to walk coast to coast across Africa Special

An intrepid explorer is about to set off on a 4,000-mile journey from coast to coast across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher, 56, is going to walk alone from Pemba, Mozambique to Lobito, Angola through Malawi, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris - 2 comments
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