Safety is not a given – The Former Optimist

Our family made it back home Saturday afternoon, a few days later than I had intended due to some auto servicing (yes,...

The Every Guy’s Guide: Holding hands in public

It finally feels like spring (for those of us unfortunate enough to live in four season states), and that means the sidewalks...

Rural Areas Still Struggle to Access Medicines

By Charles Mpaka BLANTYRE, May 25, 2011 (IPS) - In the shade of a leafy mango tree at the rural Chipho Health Centre in...

Ex Zambia and Botswana presidents on HIV mission in Malawi

A jovial former Zambian president, Kenneth Kaunda and fellow ex-Botswana leader Festus Mogae jetted into Lilongwe, Malawi, yesterday for a five-day visit. The...

What Housekeepers Do

Some people still think that a housekeeper’s job is a simple one and that all they really produce is a shopping list for...

How The World Will End On May 21 2011

We've been hearing all this chatter about how the world will end on May 21st. And as May 21st approaches, and the volume of...

Asking God about the date you will die: HIV testing as...

Amy Kaler1 and Susan Watkins2 1University of Alberta. Email: [email protected] 2University of Pennsylvania/UCLA. Email: [email protected] Abstract Testing for HIV is becoming more available in Africa....

Announcement: Youth Empowerment Media Seminar

Announcement: Youth Empowerment Media Seminar Media Access by Malawian Youth Malawi is becoming media saturated and as a result the country’s youth are experiencing unprecedented...

Queer Malawi lifts the gay curtain

Johannesburg, South Africa (IRIN) – Africa is generally not a safe place to have a same-sex relationship – you can be shunned by...

Transforming African Economies – Factsheet on Malawi

Malawi is one of the least urbanized countries in the world. In 2008, only 15.3 percent of the population lived in urban areas....

Liz Clibourne | What I Did On My Likizo

What I Did On My Likizo Likizo is a vacation, and I have just returned. It was sort of a working likizo, ...

Ministry focuses on 4/14 Window in Malawi

? The "warm heart of Africa:" it's a nickname fitting for the people and gorgeous landscapes of Malawi. It's also a picture of the body...

Tobacco poisons Malawi’s children

By KRISTIN PALITZ At the height of Malawi's tobacco harvest, the lush fields of the country's key tobacco growing district, Kasungu, are filled with labourers...

4000 Chichewa-English dictionaries distributed in Malawi

By Clement Nyirenda   In January 2011, 4000 copies of the second edition of a combined Chichewa-English and English-Chichewa Dictionary were distributed for free to...

Malawi: Man born with no hands and disabled legs is repairing...

By  Clement Nyirenda I have just read an awesome story about Kelvin Maliwa, a 34 year old Malawian, who was born with no hands...

HEALTH FINANCING IN MALAWI

In literature there are seven forms of health sector funding mechanisms. They are through tax revenue in government budgets; social insurance;...

From darkness to light in Malawi

For the last seven years, a team from Su-Kam has been quietly at work in the African nation of Malawi, one of the...

Lack of incentives to blame for dwindling reading culture

BY MIKE VAN KAMANDE Reading Jack McBrams’ opinion on ‘who’s to blame for lack of reading culture’ (Malawi News of April 16-17, 2011 edition...