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Pilirani Semu-Banda

Pilirani Semu-Banda

    Watering Malawi's farms
    Watering Malawi's farms
    Wyson Chandanga, who farms a smallholding in the northern district of Mzimba, Malawi, does not care whether the country receives enough rain this...
    Turmoil as tobacco prices fluctuate in Malawi
    Turmoil as tobacco prices fluctuate in Malawi
    Malawi's tobacco industry has been in turmoil after wildly fluctuating prices led protesting farmers to force the closure of the auction floors....
    'If EPAs are so good, why force us to sign?'
    'If EPAs are so good, why force us to sign?'
    While the European Union has wanted a conclusion to its economic partnership agreements (EPAs) as soon as possible, the Malawian government has...
    Malawi's tea growers hope to boost prices
    Malawi's tea growers hope to boost prices
    Low prices continue to haunt Malawian tea on the auction floors, a bitter irony for some producers as the country is regarded as the pioneer of...
    Malawi caught between Comesa and SADC
    Malawi caught between Comesa and SADC
    Malawi finally has to face up to the dilemma of choosing between being a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) or to stick...
    Malawians complain about foreign traders
    Malawians complain about foreign traders
    Foreigners working illegally as small-scale traders are increasingly being regarded as a threat to their local counterparts in Malawi. The...
    Informal trade crucial for jobs
    Informal trade crucial for jobs
    Every day a bus, usually packed to capacity, leaves Malawi for South Africa. Most of the passengers are traders, off to sell wooden curios in the...
    Malawi up in arms over lucrative uranium mine
    Malawi up in arms over lucrative uranium mine
    Malawi will have its first-ever modern mining project located in the northern town of Kayelekera in Karonga by early next year if plans by an...
    Waste not, want not
    Waste not, want not
    In many parts of Malawi, discussing human excreta is taboo. The mere mention of faeces, in any of the country's 10 official languages, makes those...
    Malawi suffers as politicians feud
    Malawi suffers as politicians feud
    The African adage that "when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers" is currently particularly apt in Malawian politics.
    Life gets tougher in Malawi
    Life gets tougher in Malawi
    Grace Kafere is tired. She has been on her feet for close to five hours, bending over as she moves up and down in a forest gathering twigs and...
    Shrinking fish stocks threaten Malawians' livelihood
    Shrinking fish stocks threaten Malawians' livelihood
    Chicken was once considered a delicacy that rarely graced tables in Malawi. Now fish has taken over this position, despite Malawi being famous for...