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Apartment Garden Aquariums
The average home in an urban location is more artificial than natural which can have negative effects on the inhabitants, so the Just Grow 'Malawi' garden aquarium has been created as a compact way to brighten up a space. The Just Grow 'Malawi' works by incorporating an aquarium on the bottom port
Mugabe: The last of Africa's 'fathers of independence'
HARARE - At 93, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is the last living African head of state to have fought for his country's independence from a colonial power before becoming its leader. He has used his aura of liberator to stay in power but has increasingly become seen as an oppressor, and Zimbabwe'
University's Engineers Without Borders to build life-saving bridge in Malawi
A University RSO is trying to build a bridge across the volatile Lunzu River that runs through the rural community of Chiliweni, Malawi. Chiliweni is just north of Blantyre, the economic capital of Malawi. To help, Engineers Without Borders started the Chiliweni Bridges Partnership. They plan to con
No room for an aquarium and a garden? Malawi compact ecosystem gives you both
If you live in an apartment, particularly if it's in an especially sought-after part of the country, chances are that space is at a premium. Forget the sprawling balconies and foosball tables shows like Friends promised us, in real life you're far more likely to be choosing between a sofa and a dece
Botswana Grants Globalstar's First International Terrestrial Spectrum Approval
COVINGTON, La., Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American:GSAT) announced today that the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority (BOCRA) has granted terrestrial authority to Globalstar's Botswana subsidiary to provide terrestrial mobile broadband services over 16.5 MHz of
10 things you didn't know about Robert Mugabe
1. He was knighted by the Queen of England. Elizabeth II awarded Mugabe a Grand Knight Cross in the order of the Bath in 1994 for his role in the development of Zimbabwe/UK relations, but this was subsequently revoked. 2. His father, Gabriel Matibili, was a carpenter from Nyasaland (later Malawi), w
Timeline of Key Events in Zimbabwe
1889: Britain's Cecil Rhodes is granted mining rights by King Lobengula of the Ndebele people and he establishes the British South Africa Company with a mandate to colonize the area. 1895: The BSAC adopts the name Rhodesia, in honor of Cecil Rhodes. 1898: The region south of the Zambezi River become
Women empowerment is key to food and economic security in Malawi
Farming became the only option for Witness Ngwira after losing her husband. It provided food for her family. But farming too was not so viable given the erratic rainfall, lack of inputs and knowledge on improved farm practices that made it more challenging for small-scale farmers, especially women.
Emojis get a big (thumbs-up emoji) from British linguist
You've come a long way, smiley face emoji. You're now officially art, part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, just like the Picassos and the Jackson Pollocks. Your crew has its own movie - aptly titled "The Emoji Movie." Your image graces pillows and T-shirts; in 2015 an emoji
Get WILD: Local nonprofit unites visionaries to propel global conservation leaders into the future
Crista Valentino surveys the horizon on a crisp autumn morning, lifting the nearly-frozen lever on her free-range chickens' cage. She scans the sky and mentally reviews her daily list of calls with international protegees - Valentino's term for the folks she mentors - in her conservation initiative
Physicians may be biased against research from poor nations
(Reuters Health) - Physicians in England appear to favor research from high-income countries over research from low-income countries, a bias that could lead to reluctance to adopt cost-saving healthcare innovations, a new study suggests. "High-income research is disproportionately overvalued, and
The last places on Earth with no internet
Britain is addicted to the internet. Just take a look at the occupants of any bus stop or train station platform. Heads down, phones out. When the conversations stop in our pubs and restaurants, the first question asked by many of us isn't "Whose round is it?", it's "What's the Wi-Fi password?" Nine
Sheila's Story: Reflections for World Diabetes Day
Chimwemwe Chipenge easily remembers the date of the diagnosis that saved her daughter's life: June 31, 2014. That was the day Chimwemwe told clinicians with Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo, as Partners In Health (PIH) is known in Malawi, that her young daughter, Sheila, "was getting smaller, losing loads of we
A girl's place is in the classroom. This bracelet supports programs that help get them there.
We're excited to team up with Camfed to launch an exclusive new bracelet that makes an impact in the girls' education crisis. 130 million girls didn't go to school today. They are denied an education for a variety of reasons, from cultural norms and costs, to violence and extremism. ONE has been cam
Death threats and a 'ghost warrant' - why is Malawi hounding Joyce Banda?
Sessions considering special counsel to probe Clinton Foundation, uranium sale AFP/Getty Images 'During Banda's two-year administration from 2012 to 2014, an imminent economic collapse was averted through the implementation of vital economic reform.' A country of spectacular natural beauty, boastin
Chayes fellows pursue service through international projects
Credit: Lorin Granger In 2017, more than 100 Harvard Law School students pursued summer work abroad; 19 of those students traveled to 16 countries through the Chayes International Public Service Fellowship Program. The program was established in 2001 and dedicated to the memory of HLS Professor Abra
Can These Drones Save Elephants from Extinction?
African elephants are in trouble. Each year, tens of thousands of the enormous beasts are killed for their tusks, and conservationists fear they are on the road to extinction. But now, aerial drones, which first proved their value decades ago on military battlefields, are proving to be a key player
What Are The World's Last Countries Without Internet Access?
Whether due to war, poverty or a lack of international visitors, there are still large pockets of the world where internet access is barely made possible due to zero or little infrastructure to provide the service. And while many of the wealthiest economies in the world see daily internet access rat
Watch: 10 countries are now on alert for plague after deaths in Madagascar
The plague has affected a 10th country: Malawi. The East African nation is on high alert along with nine other countries in Africa after dozens of people died of plague in Madagascar. The World Health Organization has reported more than 2,000 suspected or confirmed cases of the plague, with at least
Malawi's "Pizza with a Purpose" Serves Up Pizza and Fights Hunger - Salt Lake magazine
If you've ever been to a Malawi's Pizza you know that their gourmet pizzas are absolutely delicious-not to mention their decadent dessert pizzas-but did you know that with every pizza you ate you were also feeding a child in Malawi? Blake Roney created Malawi's Pizza in partnership with Chef Kent An