Malawi

 
Call to decolonise water laws
Call to decolonise water laws
The most precious commodity in farming is water, but the law still largely favours large-scale farmers, the majority of whom are white, to the...
Africa’s women belong at the top
Africa’s women belong at the top
Zomba, Malawi – When I was eight years old, a family friend told my father that he thought I was destined for leadership....
SADC fiddles while the DRC burns
SADC fiddles while the DRC burns
When a home catches fire, neighbours dash out to fight the blaze. They are motivated not only by a concern for the occupants’ welfare but also...
A pilgrimage to the home of Africa's finest chilli sauce
A pilgrimage to the home of Africa's finest chilli sauce
Nyirangarama — An older, well-dressed Rwandan gentleman sits down to lunch, a heaped plate of beef stew and beans on...
Renegade Malawian vice-president guns for top job
Renegade Malawian vice-president guns for top job
Malawi’s Vice-President Saulosi Klaus Chilima this week threw his hat into the ring for the 2019 presidential elections, going up against the...
How collaboration can help grow and transform agriculture in Africa
How collaboration can help grow and transform agriculture in Africa
It’s been four years since African leaders met in Equatorial Guinea to commit themselves to boosting agricultural growth across the continent....
Malawi anti-graft body says Banda still under probe
Malawi anti-graft body says Banda still under probe
Malawi's anti-corruption agency said Wednesday that newly-returned former president Joyce Banda is still under investigation over the massive graft...
Vigilante vampire slayers haunt Malawi
Vigilante vampire slayers haunt Malawi
‘Suspected vampire killed by mob”. This is a real headline, in a real newspaper. Malawi’s Nyasa Times ran the story this week, and the...
Meeting men halfway: Clinics are going mobile to reach the toughest patients
Meeting men halfway: Clinics are going mobile to reach the toughest patients
Some men stare pointedly at their feet. They sit in silence, their shoulders stiff despite the warmth of the Saturday morning sun. Others crack...
Are Southern Africa’s Human Rights Commissions equipped to protect queer rights?
Are Southern Africa’s Human Rights Commissions equipped to protect queer rights?
Eric Sambisa’s gamble did not pay off. In December 2015, the Malawian became the first person to openly come at as gay on national television....
Aunty Titi finds a home on Cape Flats
Aunty Titi finds a home on Cape Flats
As we sit outside her one-bedroom shack in the Cape Flats township of Tambo Village, passers-by greet Tiwonge Chimbalanga warmly — alternating...
Slice of life: ‘If I can put a bit of colour’
Slice of life: ‘If I can put a bit of colour’
A spotted pink suitcase with a hairline crack makes its way by bus from Randburg to Beitbridge, and then through Zimbabwe to Mozambique. From...

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