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How Colonialism Fueled Deadly Anti-Vampire Hysteria in Malawi

How Colonialism Fueled Deadly Anti-Vampire Hysteria in Malawi

It's not the first time lingering skepticism of foreigners and local beliefs have produced panic over allegedly bloodsucking predators in the African country.
Death threats and a ‘ghost warrant’ – why is Malawi hounding Joyce Banda? | Cherie Blair

Death threats and a ‘ghost warrant’ – why is Malawi hounding Joyce Banda? | Cherie Blair

The rule of law is failing in this important African state, as the former president is forced to stay in exile amid a culture of fear and impunity • Cherie Blair is the chair of Omnia Strategy LLPA
No room for an aquarium and a garden? Malawi compact ecosystem gives you both

No room for an aquarium and a garden? Malawi compact ecosystem gives you both

Malawi is a miniature garden and aquarium in one. Turning both into a compact ecosystem that consumes less space than a microwave, it’s the perfect conversation starter for the modern home. The post
Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off povertyIt was the flood that ensured that Ntonya Sande’s first year as
Secret vagina ring that helps protect women from getting HIV

Secret vagina ring that helps protect women from getting HIV

Cultural practices make it hard for women to negotiate safe sex.
'Society needs to learn to accept': living with HIV and Aids in Africa – in pictures

'Society needs to learn to accept': living with HIV and Aids in Africa – in pictures

Across Africa, girls and young women are disproportionately affected by HIV and Aids. Treatment remains out of reach for many pregnant women and mothers who have the virus, with stigma and
Malawi suffers blackouts as drought exposes 98% reliance on hydro power

Malawi suffers blackouts as drought exposes 98% reliance on hydro power

Shire river, which generates almost all of the country’s power, has fallen to critical levels, leaving major cities strugglingLarge parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at
The day the lights went out: the terrible toll of Malawi's power cuts | John Vidal

The day the lights went out: the terrible toll of Malawi's power cuts | John Vidal

Anger boiled over at last week’s national blackout, which saw babies dying in incubators, yet outages are frequent – for the lucky 10% of people with electricityRural health worker Patrick Kamzitu is
Drama out of crisis: how theatre and improv teach lessons in sexual consent

Drama out of crisis: how theatre and improv teach lessons in sexual consent

Exploring consent issues through interactive drama and comedy can effect lasting change, whether tackling violence against sex workers in Africa, sex education in South America or abuse in UK schoolsA

How Africa’s largest airline will dominate the continent’s skies

With a mix of strategic investments and partnerships, airline acquisitions, and efficient service delivery, Ethiopian Airlines hopes to take over Africa’s skies and change air…
South African Convicted of Murdering Four Children to Sell Ears to Witch Doctor

South African Convicted of Murdering Four Children to Sell Ears to Witch Doctor

A judge in South Africa sentenced a man to four life sentences in prison on Tuesday for the murder of his nieces and nephews – whose ears, the court found, he planned to sell at a high price to a
Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics

Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics

A nurse attending to a child in Dan-Mazadou, in southeastern Niger. Of the countries studied, Niger saw the strongest response to the routine administration of antibiotics. The regimen prevented one
Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics

Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics

A nurse attending to a child in Dan-Mazadou, in southeastern Niger. Of the countries studied, Niger saw the strongest response to the routine administration of antibiotics. The regimen prevented one
Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics

Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics

A nurse attending to a child in Dan-Mazadou, in southeastern Niger. Of the countries studied, Niger saw the strongest response to the routine administration of antibiotics. The regimen prevented one
Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics

Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics

A nurse attending to a child in Dan-Mazadou, in southeastern Niger. Of the countries studied, Niger saw the strongest response to the routine administration of antibiotics. The regimen prevented one
Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics

Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics

A nurse attending to a child in Dan-Mazadou, in southeastern Niger. Of the countries studied, Niger saw the strongest response to the routine administration of antibiotics. The regimen prevented one
Malawi’s ex-president Banda returns home after 4-year exile

Malawi’s ex-president Banda returns home after 4-year exile

Malawi’s former president, Joyce Banda, returned home on Saturday after four years of self-imposed exile, despite facing the threat of arrest over corruption allegations.

There is growing momentum to adopt China’s yuan as a reserve currency in Africa

African central bank leaders are currently discussing whether to hold the yuan as part of their foreign reserves, highlighting the Chinese money’s rise as one…
Tobacco farm in Malawi: the families toiling in the fields

Tobacco farm in Malawi: the families toiling in the fields

Life as tenant farmers in Kasungu, northern Malawi, can be a struggle for families trapped in poverty, who feel forced to rely on their children’s help, impacting schooling. Photography by David
The children working the tobacco fields – 'I wanted to be a nurse'

The children working the tobacco fields – 'I wanted to be a nurse'

Children in poor families in Malawi work the fields, affecting schooling, amid signs of a growing international crisis In pictures: David Levene on the ground in Malawi Continue reading...