February, 2013

At 10 years old, Nandipa, a scholar at Mount Sinai International School in Malawi proves she can run

Posted on 16 Feb 2013 at 11:52pm

NANDIPA won with her class mates, including her best friend Karen, the race for 4x100m relay drill, she also won the 400m race and the 100m sprint at the Civo stadium.

She studies at Mount Sinai International School, a school with good reputation and high standard of education near the Parliament House in Lilongwe, Malawi.

The mother, Pamela Kanjanga, who made the video below available to us told malawipage.com “God willing she’s going to continue her studies and do more sports in the United Kingdom at the end of this school year. She has developed love for baking and she loves playing tennis and running, she always beat me on that…

TEDxLilongwe Live on the 27th of February 2013

Posted on 15 Feb 2013 at 3:00pm

Join this event for TEDxLilongweLive, a special webcast of TED 2013, on Wednesday 27 February, 18:00 to 23:00, at The Living Room Cafe, Lilongwe.

To REGISTER and for more Information Click HERE

This TEDxLive event will focus on sessions 4 and 5, entitled Disrupt! and Dream! respectively. Featuring talks from luminaries including Danny Hillis, Stewart Brand and Larry Lessig, the sessions will also showcase African talents in Johannesburg public art instigator Lesley Perkes and US-based Pretoria-born über-entrepreneur Elon Musk.

See the complete TED2013 programme here.

TEDxLive is an extension of the TEDx program,…

Oxfam Gives Cash to Malawians Affected by Hunger, $40 per month.

Posted on 14 Feb 2013 at 6:14pm

In Malawi, the international developmentl NGO Oxfam has launched a project that seeks to avert hunger situation facing millions of people.

Under the Integrated Emergency Cash Transfer Response Project, the NGO is giving money to hunger-stricken households to buy food.

The move is part of the response to a recent report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee, or MVAC, for 2012/2013.  It shows that about two million households are facing food shortages largely because of erratic rains and draught during the last growing season.

The three month project was launched in Mthilamanja area in the southern district of Mulanje and is…

Ncwala Traditional Festival of the Ngoni people on the 23rd of February

Posted on 12 Feb 2013 at 4:55pm

Ncwala Traditional Festival of the Ngoni People, Chipata District, Zambia: Saturday 23rd February, 2013.

Ncwala ceremony which is the first traditional ceremony on the traditional ceremony calendar in Zambia is a traditional ritual of thanks giving to God almighty for the green.

Probably one of Zambia?s most colourful and popular festivals celebrated, the ceremony is open to all visitors who sometimes put on Ngoni gear popularly known as Vitewe. The Ngoni People of Zambia, parts of Malawi and Tanzania gather at Mtenguleni, about 50km from Chipata on the Great East Road for this old age tradition.

It creates a unique atmosphere of music and…

The governement of Malawi commits to advancing media freedom

Posted on 12 Feb 2013 at 11:39am

The government of Malawi has pledged to further support media freedoms after meeting with an international delegation of press freedom organisations, which is campaigning for the repeal of criminal defamation and insult laws across the African continent.

“This government has resolved to be a government of openness, to support freedom of expression and to support the work of the media to have increased access to information in all its forms,” said Anthony Livuza, principle secretary to the Ministry of Information of Malawi, after a meeting on…

A program to eradicate violence against suspected witches in Malawi

Posted on 12 Feb 2013 at 10:16am

A Malawian man, with help from the Norwegian government, has initiated a three-year program to eradicate violence against suspected witches in that country.

George Thindwa, executive director of the Association of Secular Humanism in Malawi, has made it his mission to stamp out witch persecutions in his country by launching a public education campaign against belief in magic and witches.

According to a piece in Malawi’s Nyasa Times,

Thindwa said in 2011 his organization and the department of sociology at Chancellor College conducted a survey where it was discovered that many people, especially the elderly, were subjected to various forms of violence…

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…

More floods could strike again in the next few days in Malawi

Posted on 09 Feb 2013 at 1:05pm

Floods that drove thousands of families from their homes in Southern Malawi could strike again in the next few days – according to children’s charity Plan International.

People in districts such as Phalombe, Nsanjeand, Mangochi have been the worst hit by the downpours that started nearly a month ago.

Many are living in temporary accommodation in schools, mosques, churches and tents.

They are struggling to cope with over-crowding, lack of food, no adequate sanitary facilities, and no lighting at night.

“More than 10000 families have been affected – and more than 1420 houses have collapsed and more are collapsing as the walls are very…

Malawi is Stocking Enough Maize

Posted on 07 Feb 2013 at 1:27pm

LILONGWE, February 6, 2013; In late 2012, development partners offered to complete an independent assessment of the Strategic Grain Reserves (SGR) managed by the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) to reaffirm the availability of maize stocks sufficient to meet the 2012/13 humanitarian food aid requirements.  USAID, as the Chair of the Donor Committee for Agriculture and Food Security, contracted Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) Malawi Limited to conduct an independent assessment of the quantity and quality of maize in the SGR under custody…

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Interview with Malla Kawale about the Free Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery on the 23rd feb week

Posted on 07 Feb 2013 at 12:54pm

MalawiLive interviewed Mrs Malla Kawale, Human Resource and Communication manager at ABC Clinic in Lilongwe about the free surgeries on people affected with Cleft lip and Cleft palate conditions. For more information visit THIS PAGE.