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Amnesty attacks Malawi minister over albino comments

Amnesty International upbraided a Malawian minister on Thursday after he blamed assaults on those living with albinism on the victims' families. Homeland Security Minister Nicholas Dausi said on Tuesday, "these people are being killed by their relatives."


What Are The Primary Inflows And Outflows Of Lake Malawi?

Lake Malawi is one of the African Great Lakes, located between Tanzania, Malawi, and Mozambique. Referred to as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and as Lake Niassa in Mozambique, it is the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system. Lake Malawi is the fourth largest freshwater lake in the world by volu


New insights into phenotypic complexity and diversity among cichlids

Is evolution predictable? What are the mechanisms that allow different fish to respond to the same environmental challenge in slightly different ways? When the same jaw bones and muscles change to produce the same feeding behaviour, are the morphologies of these fish that evolved independently from


Malawi to Wyoming: Grad assistant on challenges

International students often find it hard to adapt to life in Laramie — with the cold, the cowboys and the culture, Wyoming can be a disorienting experience. For international graduate assistants the struggle is doubled. Not only do they have to learn how to live here, they have to teach, too.


Hypoallergenic and anti-inflammatory feeds in children with complicated severe acute malnutrition: an open randomised controlled 3-arm intervention trial in Malawi

Intestinal pathology in children with complicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) persists despite standard management. Given the similarity with intestinal pathology in non-IgE mediated gastrointestinal food allergy and Crohn’s disease, we tested whether therapeutic feeds effective in treating thes


‘The hangman was too tired to hang me – three times’

On death row in Malawi, Byson Kaula was nearly executed three times - but on each occasion the hangman stopped work before hanging all the prisoners on his list. So he survived… until the country stopped executing people altogether.


Paragliders bring solar power light to community in Malawi

When Californian paraglider Lyndsay Nicole first set her sights on Malawi, it wasn’t with the intention of bringing light to a small community, but simply the product of her search for a new place to stretch through the skies.


“God Didn’t Stop Being God:” Refugee Education Advocate Mireille Twayigira

Mireille Twayigira was three years old when her father was killed in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, forcing her family to flee the country. By the time she reached a refugee camp in Malawi, her sister, mother, and grandmother had died from disease or exhaustion. She settled at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Ma


Malawi Boy Who Saved His Village From Famine at Center of New Netflix Film

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind highlights several issues facing Malawi, including high school dropout rates, chronic poverty, and famine. The United Nations’ Global Goals call for all children to receive an education, the elimination of poverty, and nutritious food for all. You can join us in taking


Malawi’s health system puts women first. This isn’t always a good thing

Policymakers, donors and international agencies have, for decades, emphasised the need to prioritise women’s health services – for their own health as well as their children’s.


WWE Legend John "Bradshaw" Layfield Opening Sports Facility in Malawi

WWE legend John "Bradshaw" Layfield is going to be opening a rugby and sports facility in the country of Malawi in the southeastern part of Africa. According to WWE.com, the WWE Grand Slam Champion will be working with Gareth Nokes to open the facility in the city of Lilongwe. They have also set up


Three Village teens aim to build second school in Malawi

While guests enjoyed a soup cook-off at The Bates House in Setauket Feb. 3, they were doing more than savoring good food: They were helping members of the Global Ambassadors Club at Ward Melville raise funds to build a school in Malawi, East Africa.


Barefoot Engineers: rural women from Malawi, trained as solar engineers, who are electrifying their remote villages

Malawi's "barefoot engineers" are a group of eight local women who received solar engineering training in the Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India and returned home to install solar systems for poor and/or rural women.


Chiwetel Ejiofor discusses his new Africa-set movie, 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind'

Chiwetel Ejiofor proved he was up for the challenge when he chose to write, direct and star in “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.” Based on a 2009 bestseller, the film tells the true story of William Kamkwamba, a clever 14-year-old from Malawi who masterminds a scheme to create a windmill and generato


Malawi utility plans 20MW in solar tenders as hydro generation wanes

The state-owned Electricity Generation Company of Malawi (EGENCO) has called for expressions of interest for installation of a 10MW solar PV project at Nanjoka in Salima that can later be scaled to 20MW.


The barefoot engineers of Malawi – in pictures

Eight women from rural Malawi travelled to India to train as solar engineers. Now they are lighting the way for their communities, in a country where just 10% of households are powered by electricity.


The story of the Malawian boy who saved his village with a wind turbine comes to Netflix

As a southern African country Malawi’s neighbors South Africa and Zimbabwe usually get all the coverage when it comes to global popular culture: both for good and bad. It’s probably why Malawians have been hotly anticipating the new Netflix feature film on a true Malawi story.


Malawi removes 260 minors from adult prisons

Malawi has removed nearly 270 minors from two adult prisons, a legal action group said Wednesday, following a court ruling and warnings about food shortages, disease risk and overcrowding.


Video: The School of Dreams in Malawi

When Canadian filmmaker Benjamin Jordan set out to create a paragliding school in Malawi, Africa he had no idea where his vision would take him. Now, five years later, Jordan has not only created a place where people love to gather, he is also building a project called the Dream Lights Initiative, w


Lake Malawi is home to unique fish species. Nearly 10% are endangered

An estimated 9% of the 458 fish species assessed in Lake Malawi are at high risk of extinction. This is worrying, not least because the lake, and the fish species that occupy it, are very unique.