Africa’s only female presidents join forces to support women

The only two female heads of state in Africa, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Malawian President Joyce Banda, have just committed to using their positions to improve the lives of women across the continent. ....

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Joyce Banda to visit to Liberia’s Ellen Johnson -Sirleaf

Malawi’s President Joyce Banda is expected to pay a two-day working visit to President Ellen Johnson -Sirleaf here on Saturday and Sunday April 28-29, the Executive Mansion announced Monday. Though details of her trip have ....

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Southern African countries collaborate on plans for climate research centre

Five countries in southern Africa have joined forces to launch a research center that will work on combating climate change in the region. South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia signed a declaration on Wednesday ....

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The Life of President Bingu wa Mutharika

The death of President Bingu wa Mutharika early this month has not only robbed Malawi of its leader but also deprived Africa of a fearless campaigner for deeper regional integration and agrarian revolution. Mutharika, who ....

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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf Consoles Malawi

President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to the Government and People of the Republic of Malawi following the death of Former President Bingu wa Mutharika who died last Thursday as a ....

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Zimbabwe: Political ‘Meltdown’ Expected If Mugabe Dies in Office

A leading political analyst has warned that Zimbabwe will be plunged into a 'political meltdown' if Robert Mugabe was to die in office, amid ongoing speculation about the ageing ZANU PF leader's health. This speculation ....

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Statement by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson on Death of President Mutharika

The following is a statement by Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, United States Department of State. On April 5, President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr. Bingu wa Mutharika, reportedly passed away after ....

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Sub-Saharan Africans Join Forces for TB Vaccine Research

Researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa are playing a key role in the development of a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, following South Africa's lead, a meeting in Johannesburg heard last week (20 March). At the meeting, held ....

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MISA concerned about growing intolerance of media freedom in Malawi

The Regional Secretariat of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) notes, with profound distress, the growing intolerance of media freedom and freedom of expression in Malawi. Today, March 9, 2012, we received a statement ....

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Malawi: Dismissed Journalist Raises Concern Over ‘Espionage’ Within Media Fraternity

A journalist working for a private newspaper, The Eye Witness, claims he has been fired for allegedly expressing his views about his employers on a Media Institute of Southern Africa Malawi Chapter (MISA-Malawi) moderated e-mail ....

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Bill, Melinda Foundation Gives 90 Billion to Tanzania to Support Seed Production

LOCAL seed industries, crop breeding and agro-dealer networks last week received 56 million US dollars (over 88bn/-) from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in support of increased production. According to Alliance for Green Revolution in ....

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Information Minister Attacks Newspaper’s Assessment of Government

Malawi Minister of Information, Patricia Kaliati has lashed at The Sunday Times over a cabinet assessment report done and published by the newspaper in its 26 February 2012 issue. Launched in 2004, the newspaper is ....

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2013 Orange Afcon First Round Qualifying Games

Gambia is facing several absentees in the team ahead of their game against the Fennecs of Algeria. Goalkeeper Pa Dembo Touray, who recently signed for Santos Cape Town in South Africa, has asked to be ....

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