Malawi World 

Mobilizing Decentralized, Participatory Energy Transition in Morocco

a diagnostic of the current state of the energy sector and decentralisation reform in Morocco By Kerstin Opfer, Yossef Ben-Meir, Imane Akhezzane, and Marine Pouget Humankind faces the unprecedented challenge of existing on the warmest earth we have known. A lack of political will and societal awareness has inhibited the necessary, vigorous change to meet this challenge. North Africa is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change, experiencing severe environmental degradation. Morocco is no exception. Creeping desertification, compromised forests, diminishing water resources, damaged ecosystems, and natural disasters…

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Malawi World 

Malawi’s gender activist Seodi White fired from public reform directorate

Seodi Venekai-Rudo White fired BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Renowned and maverick gender activist Seodi White has been fired from her position as Chief Director for Public Reforms at the Office of President and Cabinet (OPC). According to Government spokesperson Gospel Kazako White, who rose the said position during the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime, did not pass through the normal procedure of recruitment in the civil service. Kazako added that it is not only White who has been sent packing but also Director of Information in the Ministry of Information Nzati Nkolokosa and his…

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Malawi World 

No woman in Malawi leader’s ‘league of advisors’: big blow to UNDP Malawi’s 50-50 campaign

No woman in Malawi leader’s ‘league of advisors’: big blow to UNDP Malawi BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Efforts by the United Nations (UN) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Malawi aimed at achieving gender equality by 2023 are under threat as President Lazarus Chakwera continues to sideline women in crucial positions. Gender equality and women’s empowerment is the core of UNDP Malawi’s work with a focus on inclusive forms of participation but the current Malawi leader is doing the contrary by pushing women to the periphery of the government machinery. In his 31-member…

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Malawi World 

By-elections divide Malawi’s Tonse Alliance: Will they reach Canaan together?

Will they reach Canaan together? BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—In 2019, Saulos Klaus Chilima and Lazarus Chakwera of UTM and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) respectively, went solo into the botched presidential election with much pomp and confidence to secure victory but they were humbled by the then incumbent president Peter Mutharika. Knowing pretty well that the then ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was a hard nut to crack, Chakwera and Chilima, upon getting piece of advice from different quarters who thought DPP was off track and needed a replacement, joined hands to dislodge Mutharika…

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Malawi World 

Nigerian physician Dr. Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s Most Influential People in the world

Chairman Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee of Rotary International, Dr. Tunji Funsho and Emir of Jiwa HRH Idris Musa are seen during a news conference marking the 3-year-polio-free milestone in Abuja, Nigeria, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde LAGOS, Nigeria, September 23, 2020: (MaraviPost) TIME named Nigerian physician Dr. Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes are available now at time.com/time100, and Dr. Funsho’s TIME100 profile is available here (https://bit.ly/3ky8pZg). The list, now in its…

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Malawi World 

Malawi leader Chakwera’s ‘league of advisors’ bloated: Kunkuyu, Chibvunde and Thyolera in

Moses Kunkuyu: now presidential advisor on chiefs and rural governance BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—As Malawians are still waiting for appointments of parastatal boards, that are very crucial for the running of government affairs, President Lazarus Chakwera has added some ‘spent forces’ to his league of advisors by roping in Malawi Congress Party (MCP) campaign director Moses Kunkuyu and other two political gurus. Kunkuyu, who previously served as minister of information in the government of Joyce Banda between 2012 and 2014, has been appointed presidential advisor on Chiefs and Rural Governance. Confirming the development,…

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Malawi World 

CISONECC pushes Malawi’s Parliamentarians to swiftly pass Disaster Risk Management bill into law

Malawi’s Parliamentarians asked to swiftly pass Disaster Risk Management bill into law LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The country’s Civil Society Organisation Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) has engaged Members of Parliament (MPs) for swift passing of the draft Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Bill into law. The call comes barely decades of using old law of 1991, Disaster Relief Act which is not in tandem with current state of disasters due to effects of climate change. Among key issue in the bill including relocating people from prone risk disasters areas that will require political will…

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Malawi World 

Two late strikes ensure Man Utd beat stubborn Luton in Carabao Cup after another sloppy start

Man U players celebrating one of their goals Manchester United set up a meeting with Preston or Brighton in the next round of the Carabao Cup with a 3-0 win over Luton at Kenilworth Road.  It was a sluggish first half display from the Red Devils who, despite starting brightly, were unable to maintain their level. They did manage to find a breakthrough late into the half to dampen Luton spirits though when Juan Mata converted from the penalty spot in the 44th minute. Hatters defender George Moncur fouled Brandon Williams in the…

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Malawi World 

Centre for mindset change calls out Malawi’s Tonse Alliance Govt for ignoring its campaign …

Vice President Saulos Chilima and Malawi President Lazarus chakwera The Centre for mindset change has expressed dissatisfaction in the behaviour of the current administration under the Leadership of Lazarus Chakwera following the abrupt U-turn on the promises made to Malawians during their campaign. The organisation disclosed this in a press statement issued on Tuesday signed by CMC executive director Philip Kamangirah. In the statement, CMC said it has noticed with great shock that Government deceived Malawians with unrealistic promises to put it into power and has demonstrated it’s arrogance and…

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Malawi World 

Malawi’s CSO against dictatorship in street vendors sweeping exercise

Blantyre City Council demolishes shops in undesignated places in Limbe The Millennium Information and Resource, one of the renowned Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that advocate for right of vulnerable, has faulted councils in the country for using force especially when removing vendors that operate along the streets. The Kasungu based organization said this on Wednesday when the concerned vendors and council officials in the district battled on the same. According to the organization’s executive director Reverend Flywell Somanje the councils should learn to use dialogue which is paramount in a…

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