January, 2013

Family planning key to slowing Malawi’s population explosion

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 at 7:39pm

(IRIN) – The waiting area of a clinic in northern Malawi’s Nkhata Bay resembles a kindergarten, with dozens of children running around or tugging on their mothers’ skirts. On average, each woman at the clinic has four small children with her.

Among them is Lillian Nasenda, who, at age 45, is pregnant with her eighth child. She dropped out of school when she was a teenager after becoming pregnant with her first.

“I cannot…

A story of a malawian gay person – From malawi to South Africa video trailer

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 at 1:10pm

Iranti-Org’s director Jabu Pereira is currently documenting Tiwonge ‘Aunt TT’, from Malawi to South Africa. In 2010, Aunt TT together with Steve Monjeza was sentenced to 14 years in prison for being gay. Aunt TT is a self-identified Transwoman, she has identified as a woman all her life. Now, she lives in South Africa as refugee.

Malawi to restrict alcohol consumption

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 at 12:51pm

A 2009 survey by the World Health Organization on Non Communicable Diseases, or NCDs, and its risk factors shows that 20 percent of all Malawians consume alcohol. The study indicates that one in five men and one in 50 women drink excessively. Overall, the survey shows that about eight percent of all people of all drinkers consume too much.

Health experts say alcohol abuse causes significant public health problems. Dr Beatrice Mwagomba, the Program Officer for the NCDs and Mental Health in the Ministry of Health,  says “There diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular diseases…

Visiting Malawi? A view of some planes at the Kamuzu International Airport

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 at 9:40am

Pictures of the main Airlines which land regularly in Lilongwe, at KIA.

We have Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and South Africa Airlines

Renewable Resources lights up Malawi school

Posted on 30 Jan 2013 at 6:50pm

Malawi schoolchildren are now able to work by electric light thanks to UK solar firm Renewable Resources.

The Scottish company, headquartered in New Lanark, decided that it was the company’s duty as an environmentally-friendly organisation to give back and so partnered with Spirit Aid, a humanitarian relief organisation founded by Scots actor David Hayman.

Eleven solar modules were installed at a local school in Mphata-Mildone, Malawi. The PV panels are connected to batteries in order to power the school as a stand-alone building. The system provides off-grid lighting…

Thinking of Holidays in Malawi? A short video

Posted on 30 Jan 2013 at 3:17pm

Short video shot from different parts of the Lake Malawi if you are thinking about visiting for your holidays.

Richard Hopkins’ Malawi Project

Posted on 29 Jan 2013 at 6:41pm

Richard Hopkins is currently a student at Mohawk College in Canada taking Financial Services.

He finished school in April and, at this time, will be starting his career as a Financial Advisor in the Hamilton and surrounding area!

Students at Mohawk College and, in particular, the fourth semester students of the Financial Services Program, have partnered together with The Rotary Club of Hamilton to put together this exciting charity project! The Malawi Project is a grass-roots effort working alongside Malawians to bring about more self-reliance, a better life, an improved healthcare system, a…

Photos of Banks buildings in Lilongwe city centre

Posted on 29 Jan 2013 at 4:50pm

Get the feel about Malawi and Lilongwe, we have a couple of pictures taken on the 27th of January 2013, more pictures to follow on your website @MalawiLive soon.

Malawi invites bids for President Banda’s plane to raise much-needed revenue

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 at 5:31pm

For sale, presidential jet, 15 years old. Perfect flying condition. $13.3 million (Dh48.85 million). Contact Malawi for details.

The cash-strapped southern African country on Monday announced that it will be inviting bids for President Joyce Banda’s jet as it tries to raise much-needed revenue.

“The Malawi government has decided that the jet should be disposed of ‘on as-is basis’ to an interested individual or firm,” the president’s office said in a tender notice.

The Dassault Falcon 900EX, built in 1998 and which seats 14 passengers, was in “perfect flying condition”, according to the notice.

Bids open on…

Photos: SOGECOA Shopping Mall

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 at 1:01am

Shot on the 27th of January 2013, some pictures of the newly built shopping Mall in the city centre of Lilongwe.

To watch the video of the opening ceremony click here.

 

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