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Malawi, Mozambique sign power interconnector agreement, science and security pacts

Posted on 03 Apr 2013 at 11:57pm

Governments of Malawi and Mozambique on Wednesday signed three pacts in the areas of power, science and technology, and immigration and public security.

The signing of the agreements took place at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe after the visiting Mozambican President Armando Guebuza held bilateral talks with President Dr. Joyce Banda.

The two governments first signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in Scientific Technological and Innovation which was signed by Malawi Education Minister, Eunice Kazembe and Oldemiro Julio Marques Baloi,…

Malawi, Botswana commit on sharing resources, expertise

Posted on 30 Mar 2013 at 10:39pm

State House Press Release

25 March 2013

Malawi, Botswana commit on sharing resources, expertise

The governments of Malawi and Botswana have committed to sharing resources and expertise in a number of areas that will immediately see Botswana providing Malawi a soft loan of U$10 million for the latter’s agriculture and health sectors.

The loan will also help the country improve its fuel situation.

The commitments were made during bilateral talks between Her Excellency Dr Joyce Banda and her Botswana counterpart Lt General Seretse Khama Ian Khama and their officials in Gaborone on Monday where the Malawi President is on a two-day state visit.

During the talks, held at the Office of the President in Gaborone…

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Malawi president, Dr Joyce Banda creates a facebook page

Posted on 25 Mar 2013 at 9:17am

The president of Malawi, Mrs Joyce Banda (Dr), have created a facebook page to interact with Malawians and friends of Malawi.

While some have been reluctant to believe that the page is genuine, a good number of people still think it’s a “fake one”, there is a message on the page stating that it is an official page. It could be a very big disappointment to her many followers who are acting already like real fans with thousands of posts congratulating and encouraging her on the move.

The message on the page states: “I the President of…

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Video, Malawi President Joyce Banda – Launch of Youth Job Creation Initiative, 15 March 2013

Posted on 24 Mar 2013 at 4:44pm

Malawi’s President Dr Joyce Banda’s Speech at The Launch of Youth Job Creation Initiative, 15 March 2013

Video report, President Dr Joyce Banda at the David Livingstone Centre in Scotland

Posted on 19 Mar 2013 at 9:16am

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond accompanies President of Malawi Joyce Banda on a visit to the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire – one of many events to mark the 200th Anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone in Blantyre

Malawi is to reprint thousands of presidential portraits to add “Doctor” to Joyce Banda’s name

Posted on 09 Feb 2013 at 10:16pm

Malawi is to reprint thousands of presidential portraits to add “Doctor” to Joyce Banda’s name, the government said Friday, raising eyebrows amid a tough austerity drive.

South Korea’s Jeonju University last week awarded Banda an honorary doctorate for her no-nonsense reforms since taking office.

“We want to reflect the new title of the President as she will be addressed by Malawians and the whole world,” Information Minister Moses Kunkuyu said.

“The President is no longer a mere person.”

But the reprinting, which is rumored…

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…

US Universities to Offer Malawi 100 Scholarships Annually

Posted on 24 Jan 2013 at 9:27am

Malawi will in the next few years partner with ten international universities that will be offering 100 scholarships to Malawian students each year.

Founder of a United States of America charity organisation 100 X Development Foundation Lindy Blanchard told Zodiak Online that the initiative will bring together various universities together from the USA.

Ms Blanchard spoke in Lilongwe when her organisation offered scholarships to three girls to study in the United States of America.

“Our organisation has noted with concern that there are so many challenges in the country’s education…

President Joyce Banda calls for more Chinese investors

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 at 9:24am

Malawi President Joyce Banda has called for more Chinese investors to Malawi, saying this would contribute to the country’s Economic Recovery Plan (ERP).

The Malawi president said this over the weekend during the official opening of the state of the art shopping mall owned by Chinese company Sogecoa in capital Lilongwe.

President Banda said the opening of the new shopping mall marked another mile stone of Chinese investment in Malawi following the opening of the 4-Star Golden Peacock Hotel in 2011 owned by the same Sogecoa Company in the capital.

“I would like to encourage more Chinese investors to come and invest in…

President Joyce Banda at the Official Opening of “SOGECOA shopping centre” in Lilongwe

Posted on 19 Jan 2013 at 9:01pm

19.01.2013, Malawi president, Mrs Joyce Banda speaks at the official opening of the SOGECOA shopping mall in Lilongwe, close to the new Golden Pickok Hotel.

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