Malawi - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper The architecture of maternal death Mon, 04 Apr 2011 01:51:32 +0200 The architectural design of two newly built public maternity hospitals in Malawi, which has one of the world's highest rates of women dying in childbirth, seeks to respect the human rights of birthing women and has had a significant impact on Malawi's maternal health care system. Ill-designed government-run maternal health centers litter many poor countries and contribute to unacceptably high maternal death rates. There's a pressing global need to design public maternity units that uphold the dignity of socially disadvantaged women. Chi Mgbako Malawi President threatens critics amid civil society 'buy out' Mon, 07 Mar 2011 12:01:05 +0100 Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has issued a clarion call on his political party supporters to take arms and defend him against protestors and critics. Kabelo Marupi Malawi's jailed witches get a lease of life Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:33:50 +0100 A human rights group in Malawi is causing a stir as it embarks on a mission to gather 10,000 signatures from locals to force President Bingu wa Mutharika free several jailed witches. Kabelo Marupi Fuel crisis hits Southern African countries amid protests Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:06:30 +0100 Malawians are bracing for demonstrations countrywide by end February to protest against persistent chronic fuel shortage saying they are prepared to be shot at. Kabelo Marupi Malawi bill seeks to punish public farting and fortune tellers Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:59:02 +0100 Malawi government is set to introduce a set of laws that would render life, in one way or another, interesting for its citizens. Kabelo Marupi Malawi: En route for energy independence Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:58:23 +0100 Malawi government, saddled with heavy debt has been handed a boost after France canceled off over a €10 million debt. Meanwhile, the U.S. government has approved a $350.7 million compact for the Government of Malawi through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for electricity development, whilst the World Bank has also agreed to issue a loan involving tens of millions of dollars to boost the country's energy sector. Prince Ofori-Atta, Belinda Phiri Malawi: Coup plot or smear campaign within ruling party? Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:31:38 +0100 A few weeks after Malawi ruler, Bingu wa Mutharika early December fired two senior party members — Vice President Joyce Banda and former minister Khumbo Kachali — from his ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for “anti-party activities” new information on the actual reasons behind the action has emerged. Khumbo Kachali's role in the affair is so far not clear. Kabelo Marupi Millions in Tanzania and Malawi using mobile phone banking Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:44:30 +0100 In African countries such as Tanzania and Malawi, mobile telephones are taking a first step into the formal financial system. Almost 1 million active customers in Tanzania use mobile-phone payments to transfer funds to relatives, buy supplies, pay doctors and save money for future emergencies. Katherine Lewis Malawi's flag war gets support from Catholic Church Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:43:38 +0100 Millions of Malawians have recently been seized with the question of the importance of their national flag. Religious and civil society groups in the southern African country have questioned the morality of a controversial change of the country's flag. Kabelo Marupi Malawi: French style retirement reform causes chaos Fri, 22 Oct 2010 03:34:49 +0200 What age should one retire? This seems to be a current contentious topic both in Africa and Europe and dominating media space. In Malawi, workers have been infuriated by a draft pension bill which wants retirement age for women to be at 55 and men at 60. Belinda Phiri Malawi's illegal crackdown against witches Thu, 14 Oct 2010 02:47:53 +0200 The Association of Secular Humanism, Malawian human rights group, has demanded that the Malawian government release over eighty Malawians serving time in prison for practicing witchcraft. There is no law against witchcraft in Malawi. Konye Obaji Ori Malawi leader under fire for planned Cuba trip Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:13:19 +0200 A planned trip to Cuba this week by Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika has come under attack from the opposition who claim that his agenda is “to learn succession plan of his presidency to his young brother, Peter”. Belinda Phiri G-8 Summit: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt and 5 other African nations invited Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:30:52 +0200 The role of African nations in world affairs has been highlighted in the forthcoming G-8 summit in Canada. Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa have been invited to attend a special session at the summit in Huntsville, Ontario from June 25-27, 2010. Konye Obaji Ori Shamed Malawi gay couple break-up, one to remarry Wed, 09 Jun 2010 12:37:47 +0200 Hardly a fortnight after narrowly avoiding the agony of spending 14 years in jail with hard labor, the controversial Malawi gay couple has broken up, reports say. Kabelo Marupi Malawi could lose millions in aid after gay verdict Wed, 26 May 2010 14:03:52 +0200 Malawi risks forfeiting its annual aid donations from the United Kingdom and other western partners if it does not reverse the court verdict of 14 years jail term dished out to its first gay couple found guilty last week. The United Kingdom, Norway and the European Union have condemned the verdict. Muritala Bakare