Malawi OP-ED 

Malawi from May 2019 to June 2020: Profiling a Troubled Nation Desperate for True Freedom

By Precious Nihorowa The American political scientist and political economist, Francis Fukuyama, in his famous book, The End of History and the Last Man, explores the historical evolution of political systems through different epochs and generations which culminates in the current Western Liberal democracy. According to him, in as far as political systems are concerned, humanity has reached an end of exploration as there will never be another human system of government that will replace liberal democracy. As part of his exploration, Fukuyama presents the motivations for the successful propelling…

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Lifestyle South Africa 

Statement On 44th Anniversary of The Soweto Massacre-June 16, 1976

16th June 2020 would be 44years since the despicable atrocities unleashed on peaceful students’ protesters in Soweto, South Africa. Africans on the continent and the diasporas will mark the terrible mass killings of blacks in South Africa. We remember the many victims who lost their lives and all those who endured horrific suffering on that day, and we call on all Africans everywhere to observe a moment of silence to mark the day, which unfortunately happens in the midst of the fearful COVID-19 pandemic.  On June 16, 1976 the children…

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Malawi 

Malawi mangoes in demand in Singapore and Hong Kong

Malawi mangoes are on high demand in Singapore and Hong Kong, heightening Malawi’s prospects for increased foreign exchange generation. The development has come to light following Minister of Irrigation and Water Development Charles Mchacha’ s twin visit to Malawi Mangoes and Salima Sugar companies in Salima. Under government’s Greenbelt Authority, the two companies have put over 2200 hectares under active irrigation, with Salima Sugar company irritating it’s approximated 2000 hectare sugarcane field with water tapped over a 15 kilometre distance from Lake Malawi. “This is a flagship programme. A concept…

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Malawi OP-ED 

Z Allan Ntata’s Uncommon Sense: Who Will Really Benefit from a Lockdown

By Z Allan Ntata There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the Coronavirus is a serious health threat that requires serious and sometimes unprecedented responses from those governing us as well as from the citizenry.  If you follow the thoughts and comments of many commentators, you would quickly see that people value their life so much that they are readily prepared to do anything – and take anything from their government – as long as it is deemed necessary for the preservation of their life.  It is…

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Malawi 

TNM supports online Health through Virtual doctors

TNM Plc and the Virtual Doctors have formed a telemedicine partnership, with support from the Ministry of Health, in order to deliver a simple but powerful online healthcare platform that has the potential to benefit all Malawians. Malawi needs more doctors to cater to its 18 million population. Nearly two-thirds of all doctors in Malawi are working in towns and cities, while most of the country’s population is in the countryside. For many communities, it is not practical to expect sick and frail people to walk or cycle for hours…

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Ex-Presidents Malawi 

I Change Nations Honors 2020 World Civility Icon Winners Led by Former Malawi President H.E. Joyce Banda

I Change Nations Honors 2020 World Civility Icon Winners led by former President H.E. Joyce Banda, Global Legacy Person of the year. I am honored to be able to work along side such amazing people, who are changing the world and creating a culture of honor and civility. Each one is an icon and a difference maker.”— Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder of I Change Nations person GARY, INDIANA, USA, April 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — I Change Nations Honors 2020 World Civility Icon Winners led by former President H.E. Joyce Banda,…

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Leaders Malawi 

Malawi MP Lipipa urges Malawians to prioritise life over elections -COVID-19

Member of Parliament for Blantyre City South Constituency Noel Lipipa has questioned the idea of prioritizing the fresh elections over the well-being of Malawians amid threated pandemic- COVID-19. Speaking in an interview Lipipa said that there is a need for Malawi to avoid being a nation that doesn’t put the well-being of its people first but democracy in this time of the Coronavirus pandemic.  “We have allocated a whopping MK29Billion for fresh elections and only MK15Billion for Coronavirus and we are saying let’s go and vote exposing the 17 Million…

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Leaders Zambia 

Zambia: Reduce the Number of Foreign Missions!

Written by Henry Kyambalesa The current problem facing the Zambian government in paying the salaries and/or allowances of employees in foreign missions on time, apparently due the lack of funds, can be addressed partly by reducing the number of the country’s foreign missions. In this regard, the idea of having diplomatic missions in countries which meet the following suggested criteria would be a noble one: (a) the foreign country is a major trading partner; (b) there are, on average, a lot of Zambians living in the foreign country; (c) the…

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Malawi Science 

AfAW condemns lynching of alleged witch in Malawi

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) condemns the lynching of an elderly man for witchcraft in Malawi today. According to a local source, this unfortunate incident took place in Zolozolo in Mzuzu. Mzuzu is the headquarters of the Northern region. A photo of the incident that is being circulated on the social media shows a young man torching the body of the alleged witch which was covered with sticks and tyre. Locals could be seen watching from a distance as the alleged witch was set ablaze. Recently there have been…

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Human Rights Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe Must Take Measures to Stop Witch Killing

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) is urging the government of Zimbabwe to take urgent steps to stop the killing of persons accused of witchcraft in the country. This appeal has become necessary following the gruesome murder in Bulawayo of an 83 year old man, Mitsho Ncube. According to a report in the Zimbabwean Chronicle, Ncube’s son, Thanbani bludgeoned the father to death after accusing him of witchcraft. The accusation is linked to the father’s refusal to use the rentals collected from tenants to pay utility bills. Thanbani, who had…

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