March, 2013

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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US AIDS Agencies to Improve Health Care Services in Malawi, a five-year effort has began

Posted on 30 Mar 2013 at 8:06pm

U.S. agencies that work to fight HIV this week began a five-year effort with Malawi’s government to improve health care for Malawians infected with the virus.  The program – targeting seven districts across Malawi – aims to build on the country’s success in combating HIV/AIDS.  The United Nations says that from 2001 to 2011, Malawi reduced infections by 72 percent, more than any other country in Africa.

Spearheading the new program is a non-governmental organization, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Malawi is touted as the first…

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U.S. chaplains conduct counseling training for Malawi Defense Force

Posted on 29 Mar 2013 at 4:30pm

By Sgt. Terysa M. King, U.S. Army Africa Public Affairs Hardships that come with returning from a deployment can greatly affect Soldiers and their family members. This concept not only applies to American Soldiers, but Soldiers from other countries as well.

In an effort to help soldiers of the Malawi Defense Force (MDF) deal with redeployment challenges, two U.S. Chaplains traveled to Lilongwe, Malawi to teach solution-focused therapy concepts to 28 MDF chaplains and chaplain assistants March 4-8.

Chap. (Lt. Col.) Scott A. Hammond, U.S. Army Africa deputy chaplain, said MDF soldiers are facing some of the same challenges…

AfDB Grants Malawi US $3.04 Million for Kholombidzo Power Feasibility Studies

Posted on 26 Mar 2013 at 7:56pm

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved, on March 25, 2013, a grant amounting to US $3.04 million to finance the Kholombidzo Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) Feasibility Studies in Malawi. The Government of Malawi will contribute US $0.23 million (7%) of the total study cost of US $3.27 million.

The grant aims to produce a full bankable feasibility study for the future development of a power generation project to contribute to the expansion of electricity generating capacity in Malawi, which would ultimately help to address electricity shortages and enable the delivery of reliable energy and electricity access expansion in…

Submit a digital image of anything be displayed the evening of Earth Day at Four Seasons – April 22nd

Posted on 26 Mar 2013 at 9:24am

Four Seasons is proud to announce that they are partners with Earth Day Network Global.

As a result, they are celebrating Earth Day 2013 at Four Seasons in Lilongwe.

The focus this year is the Face of Climate Change and they’ve brought this concept home.

Earth day falls on April 22nd, and they will use that day to launch a Lilongwe-wide waste management and sanitation campaign with their partners.

Here in Malawi they’re reaching out to everyone to participate:


What’s your take on it?

Submit a digital image of anything (pictures, artwork, physical displays) which will all be displayed the evening of Earth Day -…

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

Prebendal School in the UK raises money for Malawi children

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 at 4:58pm

PUPILS from the Prebendal School in Chichester have raised money for Malawi children.

The school’s concert band performed at St Richard’s Church, in Slindon, on March 2, in aid of the Nick Webber Trust, which helps street children in Malawi.

More than £1,300 was raised, and a further £500 by selling cakes and glow sticks.

The charity was set up in memory of Nick Webber, a 28-year-old lawyer who died in a car crash while working in Malawi as a volunteer lawyer. St Richard’s was his local church.

This term, Year 8 pupils Imogen Ashby, Catherine Dickinson, Joseph…

4 Men to Run 3 Marathons in 3 Days for Grace’s Netball Court in Malawi!

Posted on 20 Mar 2013 at 7:54pm

The charity ‘Building Malawi’ , has pledged to build ‘Grace’s Netball Court’ at Lingadzi Academy, Lilongwe, Malawi. This will enable young underprivileged Malawian girls to have their very own netball court and enjoy everything that Grace so loved about being part of a team. Building Malawi has all the experience and expertise to make sure this project is sustainable and will last long into the future for the benefit of everyone involved. Grace’s Netball Court will be decorated with her artwork and will also be used for drama productions, a massive annual rock festival “Lilongwe Love“, and as a place…

Pedal power cinema brings educational films to remote communities in Malawi

Posted on 20 Mar 2013 at 4:21pm

UK charities Purple Field Productions (PFP) with their partner Temwa and alternative energy pioneers Electric Pedals are taking an innovative Rucksack Cinema to remote areas in Malawi, Southern Africa this June.

PFP makes educational and humanitarian films for and with people across the world in their local languages and through the support of Temwa, who work in Malawi on community based initiatives in education, health and agriculture, this innovative project will give access to important life saving information in one of the poorest countries in the world.

The moving image is known to be one of the most powerful means of communication and as well as being…


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