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United Nations
The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will travel to Malawi on the 11th December to honour six Malawian peacekeepers killed in the joint United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) operations against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in Beni area...
On this day in Malawi, Africa and the world
This day in Malawi, Africa and the world Check out what happened in history on this day, who was born and much more! To day in Malawi in 1992 Orton Chirwa Malawi's Justice minister, dies in captivity. On this day in Africa in 1974 Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state. This day in the world in 1469...
Water: Livelihood and Scarcity
Extreme weather due to climate change is wreaking havoc on East Africans who depend on the soil, rivers and lakes to survive. By Nick Trombola of News-Decoder Three out of four East Africans live in rural areas. For them, water is a necessity, but increasingly scarce. Finding water...
Salima District Hospital
Salima District Hospital A 35 year old mother, Joyce Banda has given birth to quadruplets at Salima District Hospital. Banda who already has five children, gave birth to four baby boys on the 16th of December. All were below 1.5 kilograms at 1400 grams, 1200 grams, 1200 grams and 1000...
Millennium Challenge Corporation Improves Electricity Access in Malawi with GE Power’s Energy Management System (EMS)
This project covering 26 substations will reduce technical losses in the transmission system in the medium-term, while fostering economic growth in the long-term aligning with MCAM's Infrastructure Development Project. The project, financed through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, will improve efficiency, reliability, security and planning of the transmission network in Malawi. The project will provide ESCOM with the tools to securely...
President Mutharika with_Obamas
By Lydia Bomani Have you ever sat down to think about the real Peter Mutharika, our President. It is known fact that not much is known about this president. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know. Born on July 18, 1939 in Thyolo District. Mutharika never studied in any...
Drinking beer in Lilongwe, Malawi
Drinking beer in Lilongwe, Malawi We took a visit to some of our favourite beer drinking places in Lilongwe. We took a note of the cost of a Carlsberg while we were there and have listed these below - interesting to see where the most expensive and cheapest...
Nigerian School Girl
It is estimated by UNICEF that in 2017 42% of children, mostly girls, in Malawi are married by the time they are 18, and up to 9% by the time they 15 years old.  Child marriage is costing African countries tens of billions of dollars in lost earnings and human capital, says a new World Bank report launched ahead of the African Union Commission's second African Girls Summit on Ending Child Marriage taking place in Ghana this week. According to Educating Girls and Ending Child Marriage: A Priority for Africa report, more than three million girls in Sub-Saharan Africa marry before their 18th birthday each year, the highest prevalence of child marriage in the world. Estimates for 12 countries-which account for half of the African continent's population suggest that through its impact on girls' education, child marriage is costing these countries US$63 billion in lost earnings and human capital wealth.
Carlsberg Beer Bottle
Carlsberg Beer Bottle Castel Malawi has made a donation of MK500 000 to support the Sports Writers Association of Malawi's Annual General Meeting. SWAM membership comprises of sports journalists from different media institutions in Malawi from all parts of country. In supporting SWAM, Castel Malawi supports good reporting within the sportsfield. "We see SWAM as our...
Contraceptive Pills
Contraceptive Pills Young people can safely use a variety of contraceptive methods, examples of which include; the pill, male and female condom, the intrauterine device (IUD), injectable, implants, female sterilisation, male sterilisation etc. Nearly 90% of 15-19-year olds approve of contraception however many of those sexually active are not using...

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