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  • Africa: Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

    BOTSWANA, 2018/01/06 Imagine a next Africa where patriarchy is dead and additional women are economically empowered to provide for their own basic needs; one in which they continue to shatter the proverbial glass ceilings to occupy top leadership positions in all spheres. Imagine an African woman who isn’t limited by the imaginary walls society has set for her and can aim to reach her full potential through hard work like her male counterparts.
  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Malawi Govt Announces Arrest Warrant for ex-Pres Joyce Banda

    MALAWI, 2017/08/02 Former president Joyce Banda would surrender to police once a warrant of arrest is served on her, her spokesperson has said following disclosure by Malawi police of an arrest warrant over alleged abuse of office and money laundering offences over a two-year period at the same time as she was in office. Andekuche Chamthuya, Banda's spokesperson, said his office is from presently on to get the warrant of arrest which the police say has been issued. "I have been to the police to get the warrant of arrest but I have been tossed from one office to an extra," Chamthunya, a trained lawyer, said.
  • Malawi Minister Says Deported Dubious Indian Investor Would Not Be Allowed to Come Back

    MALAWI, 2017/07/07 Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Grace Chiumia has said a dubious Indian investor who was deported will not be allowed approaching back. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services in May deported Chandrashaker Additional, who owes the public tax collector K20 million, and had as well racially insulted Police officers at the court calling them "poor plebs".
  • Malawi: Independence Day Stampede Kills 8

    MALAWI, 2017/07/07 Eight people are said to have died while at dozens others are feared to be injured in a stampede that has happened at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, SABC News' Mweli Masilela has reported. According to the statement, seven of the fatalities include children, some as young as six years old.
  • Malawi: ACB Seizes Chaponda Phones to Get Corruption Data

    MALAWI, 2017/03/22 Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) seized mobile phones from former minister of Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda and investigators are analysing incriminating evidence. ACB s Senior Public Relations Officer, Egritta Ndala, said investigations of such magnitude require enough time to ensure that the process is conducted exhaustively and in conformity to legal requirements..
  • Malawi Black Friday Boycott of SA Shops in Full Force

    MALAWI, 2015/04/25 In the wake of a boycott call by the Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA), of South African shops and businesses, major South African outlets like Game, PEP and Shoprite closed shops in Blantyre and Lilongwe. This despite a seemingly stuttering start in Malawi's Capital, Lilongwe before in the morning as Shoprite and other shops remained opened before from presently on closing later. Shoprite had only operated until 10:20 AM at the same time as the police, shop management and civil society leaders agreed to close it instantaneously for fear of sparking violence.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Violence erupts in Malawi over electoral irregularities

    MALAWI, 2014/05/23 Police fired several rounds of teargas to disperse frustrated voters who vented their anger on electoral staff following delays in starting polling at some centres. “We have been here as early as 4am but this is 11 o’clock but we haven’t started voting from presently on,” said a young man identified as Frackson at a polling station in the densely-populated town of Nkolokoti. Reports of delayed voting were replicated in at least five polling stations in the city. At Nkolokoti, young men started pelting the polling staff with stones. Things turned ugly at the same time as police fired teargas to disperse the irate crowd which outnumbered the about 50 heavily-armed police officers. They retreated for re-enforcements. In between it was an all-out battle as the polling staff, mainly young ladies, fled for dear life. The crowd again started attacking the polling materials, smashing laptop computers, printers, scanners and solar panels. They as well destroyed polling booths and ballot boxes.
  • The lucky person to partner Malawi President Joyce Banda on valentine day

    MALAWI, 2014/03/01 The lucky person to partner Malawi President Joyce Banda on valentine day has been unveiled. He is the country’s Industry and Trade Minister Sosten Gwengwe, and the country is expected to witness the two parading along the Presidential drive as they drive from Sanjika palace into the Masauko Chipembere Highway through the Victoria Avenue to the famous Comesa Hall. President Banda put to rest the candidature issue of running mate for her Peoples Party (PP) on the eve of the valentine, a development that automatically ends the political romance with Vice President Khumbo Hastings Kachali, the person with whom she picked the country’s reigns next the demise of Professor Bingu wa Mutharika in April 2012.