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Kenya has legalized the commercial and private use of drones

Importing, owning, and flying a drone is now legal in Kenya-as long as users operate within the regulations set by civil aviation authorities. In the next six months, unmanned aerial vehicles operated by private citizens, companies, besides the government will be licensed for recreation, commercial,

QUARTZ - 2018-03-23 02:31:08

Volunteer tourism: what's wrong with it and how it can be changed

Madonna with her adopted son, David Banda, at an orphanage, 40 km from the capital Lilongwe April 19, 2007. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is an emerging trend of travel linked to "doing good". Yet these efforts to help people and the environment have come under heavy cri

THISISAFRICA.ME - 2018-03-22 10:09:45

Listeriosis: WHO reaches out to African countries

The World Health Organization has reached out to 16 African nations-Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to provide support for preparedness and response t


Bulletin: Cholera and AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa, Regional Update for 2018 - as of 20 March 2018

- More than 11,181 cholera / AWD cases and 186 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.7%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia a


Hitchhiking Around Malawi: Part IV

It was four days before Christmas. Don't like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free "It'll be tough hitching on Christmas," Hope mentioned. "Everyone will be celebrating with family so no one will be on the roads." Makes sense. We had about 600 K's to traverse and beat the s


FINCA Malawi and KfW Announce USD 3.4 Million Subordinated Loan Facility

BLANTYRE, Malawi, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FINCA Malawi, the microfinance operations of FINCA Impact Finance in Malawi, and KfW, the German state-owned development bank, signed a USD 3.4 million long-term subordinated debt facility with a loan tenor of 8 years. FINCA Malawi intends to use the


Alexandra Daddario Announces Birthday Fundraiser

Alexandra Daddario dedicated her birthday on March 16 to raise funds for the United Nations Foundation'sNothing But Nets campaign and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). The Baywatch star traveled to Malawi this past summer to visit programs supported by the two organizations. "This year, n


Hail to the Chief

Senior Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, tribal ruler of the Dedza District in central Malawi, emerges from the car wearing electric-blue ceremonial robes. The 100 or so inhabitants of the village of Tseka, huddled on reed mats, fall into tense silence. Chickens, dogs, and small children scatter as the ch


South Africa's Tiger Brands Closes Pretoria Plant After Listeria Found

JOHANNESBURG - Tiger Brands has closed its factory in Pretoria after listeria was detected at the plant as South Africa faces the worst global outbreak of the disease that has killed 180 people since January 2017. The government, which has been criticised for taking too long to find the cause, linke


World View: Burundi's Hutu 'Eternal Supreme Guide' Nkurunziza to Remain in Power Eternally

Burundi's Hutu president Pierre Nkurunziza has declared himself the 'eternal supreme guide' (AFP) I keep telling the same story in country after country, particularly African countries, but other countries as well. A leader stays in office for years and decades, and takes steps to stay in office fo


Opinion: Yes, money can buy you happiness. Here's why.

A woman receives a cash transfer payment in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo by: Dominic Chavez / World Bank / CC BY-NC-ND On World Happiness Day, it is worth revisiting the question: Can money buy happiness? Armed with new data-driven evidence from poorest segments of the population in rural Africa, o


Africa: Malawi Ranks Among World's Least Happy Nations

The United Nations' (UN) World Happiness Report 2018 has ranked Malawi as one of the least happiest countries in the world but government has rejected the findings as flawed. The report, an annual publication from the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranked Malawia at 147 out of 156 cou


African Ancestry: The DNA Test That Is Empowering African Americans | CurlyNikki

My father is from Zambia and my mother is from Malawi. My late paternal Uncle was our family historian and wrote out our family tree back to 5 generations based on oral tradition before his death. I've always known my history because of this and I have never questioned where I'm from. In 1998 my bes


Zimbabwe crowns first Miss Albinism 2018 in a push against stigma

22 year old Sithembiso Mutukura won Zimbabwe's first beauty pageant organised for those with albinism. Photo: Facebook/SithembisoMukutara facebookgoogleplustwitterwhatsappviber Zimbabwe's first Miss Albinism, 22 year old Sithembiso Mutukura won the country's first beauty pageant organised for people


These photos of prison cells around the world show how differently countries treat their criminals

Prison conditions vary widely around the world. The wide range of prison conditions reflects how each country treats its criminals. You can see examples of prison cells around the world below, from comfortable single bedrooms in Norway to overcrowded and run-down facilities in Malawi. Prison cells v


Southern Africa Food Security Outlook Update, February to September 2018

Download PDF (501.03 KB) Food security outcomes expected to deteriorate earlier than usual in drought affected areas Key Messages - Several countries in the region have been affected by the drought conditions experienced between December 2017 and January 2018. Cropping activities and crop conditions


The Deal at Kiboko Town Hotel

I had met a Dutch girl, Lia, in Koh Samui in Thailand last year and she mentioned that, "If you're ever in Malawi, look up my friend Desiree. You could probably stay on her couch." So when Malawi appeared on my route I figured it was time to take up Lia's offer and, via the social powers of Facebook


Azerbaijan-based Farouk Miya to miss Cranes' friendly ties

Uganda's attacking midfielder Farouk Miya will miss the Cranes' upcoming international friendlies to be played in Kampala this month. Although Miya had been invited by the head coach Sebastien Desabre, the Azerbaijan-based player, together with Edrisa Lubega opted out of the matches as the duo are f


United Nations Ranks Ten Happiest Countries on Earth

Finland has been named the happiest country on earth by the United Nations. The World Happiness Report issued by the UN looked at 156 countries and ranked them according to such things as social support, life expectancy and corruption. Asked by Associated Press why her country would rank so highly,


WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 11: 10 - 16 March 2018 (Data as reported by 17:00; 16 March 2018)

Download PDF (6.49 MB) This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 53 events in the region. This week's edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: Listeriosis in