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President Trump's remarks that some countries might be "shithole nations" is entirely false

Some of the kindest people in the world that I have ever encountered have been the Masai in Kenya Perhaps, I'm one of the lucky ones. I'm part of that rare subgroup of Americans; the 36-42% (depending on your source) who is a passport-toting world traveler. Yep, I keep my passport in my possession


Faith leaders say president's alleged comments make aid work harder

AME Bishop Reginald T. Jackson spent four years working in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. He got to know the people there and their desire to work hard to better their lives. It was a relationship built on years of mutual respect. Now he worries that relationship could be strained after Pres


United Village Transformation builds Primary School with Solar Power in Dothi Village, Lilongwe, Malawi

United Village Transformation (UVT) held a ribbon cutting and key turnover ceremony in Dothi Village, Lilongwe, Malawi for Dothi Child Based Care Center (CBCC) and phase one of Sithi Primary School. The first block of the Primary School, years 1 & 2, currently has an enrolment of 200 plus students.


New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

Hydropower represents a significant and rapidly expanding proportion of electricity production in eastern and southern Africa. Around 90% of national electricity generation in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia comes from hydropower. The share of hydropower in sub-Saharan Africa, which


Activists Hail Botswana Ruling to Allow Gender Reclassification

Activists are celebrating a Botswana court case that allowed a transgender man the right to change his gender identity. Until recently, South Africa was the only African nation that allowed such transformations. But even in the Rainbow Nation, while transgender residents fleeing persecution in their


Girl Up encourages Burlington students to assist young women in developing countries

As a child, Burlington High School Junior Jessie Goober wanted to be involved in helping others. In sixth grade she began participating in the Relay for Life, and later in middle school her mother helped her found her own group called "Giving Girls" which raised money for non-profits such as Cradles


Calestous Juma died on December 15th

COLLEAGUES said he tweeted more than any professor they knew, and Calestous Juma's tweets covered a swarm of things. Income inequality, and a free-trade area for Africa, you might expect. Those were the subjects he taught at Harvard: getting poorer countries, especially in Africa, to grow and thrive


Retired ambassador to Libya to lead Cuba attacks review

Bodde was most recently the US ambassador to Libya between November 2015 and his retirement at the end of last year Officials acknowledged Bodde's panel will have a difficult mission painting a picture of events in Havana


Moyo: I guarantee a victory by knockout

Friday Fight Night returns to Harare where Zimbabwean Elvis Moyo will defend his WBF African Heavyweight belt against Knife Didier from the Democratic Republic Congo on January 26. Kwese Sports in association with Kalakoda Promotions put together a bill which features Zimbabwean bantamweight star Ta


Cycle of shame: Harassed in the street, then again on social media

Editor's Note: CNN is committed to covering gender inequality wherever it occurs in the world. This story is part of As Equals, a year-long series. Lilongwe, Malawi - In a grainy mobile phone video that went viral last year, three women are seen stripping another woman naked, pulling her hair, dragg


For Malawi students, menstrual cups offer cost-saving alternative

LILONGWE, Malawi - Prisca Gama, 22, and Given Mwira, 26, remember first trying the menstrual cup in November 2016. The women, both fourth-year students at Mzuzu University in northern Malawi, quickly became enthusiastic about the product, finding it to be cost-effective and environmentally friendly.


Ethiopian Airlines Seeks to Ease Inter-Africa Travel

PHOTO: Ethiopian Airlines. (photo via Flickr/byeangel) As international travel to the African continent blossoms-visitation was up 6.5 percent in 2017-getting to Africa is becoming easier than ever. A number of carriers are increasing or expanding international service to their African hubs. While g


Cholera shuts Shoprite restaurants in Zambia

JOHANNESBURG - Three of South African retailer Shoprite's Hungry Lion fast-food restaurants have been forcibly closed in Zambia after testing positive for the bacterium that causes cholera, CNBCAfrica reports. The disease has hit Zambia hard, with 51 people dying and more than 2,000 people falling i


Enhesa Announces the Increase in Global Jurisdiction Coverage to 286 in 2018, and Celebrates Being Named to CIO Review's 20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers

Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enhesa, the leading global content provider focused on environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulatory compliance assurance support to industries worldwide, just announced the increase in global jurisdiction coverage for 2018 to reach up to 286.


We face a catastrophic learning crisis around the world - but we can fix it

Students in second grade classroom. at Nyamachaki Primary School, Nyeri County, Kenya. Between 2001 and 2016, the number of children in school around the world rose by 243 million, or approximately 20 percent. This is fantastic news. Tens of millions of more children today have access to a basic e


Madonna to build 4 new schools in Africa in 2018 with her Raising Malawi charity

Madonna is getting "Into the Groove" of 2018 - with some charity work! On Thursday, the pop icon announced that her philanthropy, Raising Malawi, will build four new schools in the southeast African country, where the organization has already built 10 schools. "Let's start 2018 off right!" Madonna,


Woman Rescues Dog In Africa - And Takes Her To Travel The World

For Sara Ortn Len, adopting her dog Ginger was like being reunited with a long-lost family member. "She's like my kid," Len told The Dodo. "She's just part of me. She's an extension of myself." In 2015, Len traveled from her home in Barcelona, Spain, to Zambia in Africa, where she spent a year


The most explosive claims from new book about Trump's White House

Julia Roberts had a supernatural encounter whilst shooting a scene for her new movie 'Ben Is Back', America's Star magazine is reporting. Obituaries Kathy J. Moseley Kathy Jean (Baldwin) Moseley, 61, of Kokomo, went to her eternal reward at 9:21 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Community Howard


Zambia shuts Hungry Lion restaurants over cholera contamination

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has shut three of South African retailer Shoprite's Hungry Lion fast-food restaurants after their food tested positive for the bacterium that causes cholera, a government minister said on Thursday. Zambia is struggling to contain an outbreak of the disease, which has kille


10 Top spots for birders

For a relatively small country, Malawi harbours some impressive avian riches. Dominic Couzens reveals the best places to go Malawi is a small country that punches well above its weight as a birdwatching destination. Part of the reason is the sheer, delightful practicality: distances are manageable,