Africa: Three More Nations Launch COVID Inoculation

Africa: Three More Nations Launch COVID Inoculation

BANJUL, 11 March 2021 – Authorities in Malawi, Rwanda and The Gambia have launched COVID-19 vaccinations, the latest African countries to kick-off inoculations. In each of the three countries, their Presidents: Adama Barrow (The Gambia), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and...
Malawi: Tear Gas Fired to Disperse Students

Malawi: Tear Gas Fired to Disperse Students

LILONGWE, 1 March 2021 – Riot police fired tear gas to disperse students who blocked traffic in Lilongwe Monday, calling for a reopening of schools. In Lilongwe, the students used rocks, tree branches and whatever other obstacles they could raise to prevent traffic...
Malawi: Arrested for Using Bank Notes on Bouquets

Malawi: Arrested for Using Bank Notes on Bouquets

BLANTYRE, 18 February 2021 – Police in the Malawian town of Blantyre have arrested four men who used bank notes to decorate Valentine’s Day bouquets, news reports say. Police were led to the men by photos of the bouquets wrapped in bank notes posted on social...
Entertainment: Malawians Mourn Wambali Mkandawire

Entertainment: Malawians Mourn Wambali Mkandawire

LILONGWE, 1 February 2021 – Large crowds of Malawians gathered over the weekend to celebrate the life of music icon Wambali Mkandawire who succumbed to COVID-19. In the capital, Lilongwe, senior government officials participated in the funeral broadcast live on local...
Malawi: Ex-President Can’t Access Bank Accounts

Malawi: Ex-President Can’t Access Bank Accounts

BLANTYRE, 25 January 2021 – Malawi’s former President Peter Muharika and former first lady Gertrude, have lost their case before the country’s High Court to regain access to their bank accounts. The court ruled on a technicality, declaring that the court order...
Malawi: Seeking Funding to Fight COVID

Malawi: Seeking Funding to Fight COVID

LILONGWE, 15 January 2021 – Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera is seeking $220 million in funding to fight the new coronavirus pandemic in his country. The full appeal is posted on the Malawi government Facebook page. In an interview Friday, Chakwera highlighted the...
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