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Malawians, Africans must develop, control their own news stories and development agenda

By Janet Karim Sing and rejoice O Daughter of Zion; for behold, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of you, says the Lord. – Zechariah 2:10 The LORD answered me: “Write down the vision, write it clearly (plainly) on clay tablets so whoever reads it can run and tell others. —  (EXB) 13 But the angel said unto him, Fear… Read More

Malawi: As chief awarded honorary degrees, let us honor our own past and present heroes

By Janet Karim Dream like Martin, Reclaim like Maxine, Think like Garvey, Fight like Malcolm, Challenge like Rosa, Speak like Fredrick, Write like Maya, Build like Madam C.J., Educate like W.E.B., Lead like Harriet, and Inspire like Obama. – Black History Month commemoration plaque of just a few of African American heroes, 2024  Opinionate like Janet Z. Karim by giving opinions… Read More

Tertiary school management system like no other!

By Janet Karim Racism is an adult disease and parents should stop spreading it through their children. – US civil rights advocate Ruby Bridges who was the first African American to attend an all-white school in segregated education system in southern USA Children are the spitting image of who we (parents and other adults) demonstrate. We must take care of how… Read More
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The good, the bad, and the downright uglies of 2023

By Janet Karim 19 O Lord, to You I cry out; For fire has devoured the open pastures, And a flame has burned all the trees of the field. 20 The beasts of the field also cry out to You, For the water brooks are dried up, And fire has devoured the open pastures. – Joel 1: 19-20 When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit… Read More
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Malawi convicts Chinese national over child- racist content

A Chinese national has been convicted by a Malawian court for trafficking and procuring children to take part in entertainment. Lu Ke, also known as Susu, has been handed a 12-month prison sentence, which he has already served in police custody. He has been ordered to leave the country within seven days and is barred from ever returning. Lu Ke… Read More
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Malawi schools to admit students with dreadlocks after court order

A court in Malawi has ordered education authorities to admit learners with dreadlocks in the country’s public schools. The high court, sitting in the eastern city of Zomba, was ruling on a petition brought by two Rastafarian students. They were refused admission to public schools in 2016 and 2010. The two learners have, however, been attending school after they obtained… Read More
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Most countries at risk of climate disasters are in debt distress, research shows

New research by humanitarian organisation, ActionAid International, has revealed a shocking 93% of countries at the forefront of climate disasters are drowning in debt. The organisation is calling for the most climate vulnerable countries to have their debts cancelled, along with a radical reform of the way global debt is managed, to stop this crisis. With countries forced to pay… Read More
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Malawi: Death toll from Cyclone Freddy hits over 200

Malawi’s government has declared a state of disaster as the death toll from tropical cyclone Freddy has risen to 225. The country’s disaster management agency said on Wednesday that the death toll has increased from 190 reported on Tuesday. The Department of Disaster Management Affairs added in a statement that 707 people had been injured in the storm and 41… Read More
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Malawi court orders reinstatement of anti-corruption chief

The Malawi cover has been ordered to lift the suspension of the head of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Martha Chizuma. The decision of the court will pave way for Martha Chizuma to return to work. Last week, the Secretary to the president and the cabinet, Colleen Zamba announced her suspension. It was linked to a lawsuit against her following a… Read More
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Malawi: Schools reopen after cholera killed 750 people

Academic work is resuming in primary and secondary schools in Malawi‘s two major cities following a cholera outbreak that killed hundreds of people. The cholera outbreak began in March last year and has so far killed more than 750 people. Schools in the capital, Lilongwe, and the commercial hub, Blantyre, had remained closed for at least two weeks after the… Read More