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Beating the ‘Designer’ Weave Addiction in Malawi

by Lerato Manyozo – Malawi – They say once you go black, you never go back. For me, turns out, it’s a much bigger story. I […]

Business & Economy, Malawi, The Beauty Myth

Kheliwe’s Story: Male Polygamy and HIV Infection in Malawi

by Lerato Manyozo –Malawi– Even before we begin talking, Kheliwe* has tears in her eyes. She is HIV positive and still battling to come to terms […]

Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Malawi, Marriage, The World, Women's Rights

A nutritious meal and an education for every child in Malawi!

Listen to the August 15th broadcast of Sundays at Five by clicking the play button below. In this week’s broadcast of Sundays at Five, Kate and […]

Malawi, The WIP Talk

Witchcraft and Mob Justice in Malawi

by Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi – Sixty-three year old Gladys Kasito, in Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, only has one wish – to die peacefully, preferably in […]

Africa, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Indigenous Culture, Malawi, Politics & Democracy, Religion, The World

Obstetric Fistula: A Medical Nightmare for Malawian Women

by Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi – May 23, 2015 is International Day to End Fistula. To mark the day, The WIP is re-posting one of our […]

Feature Articles, Malawi, Motherhood, Science & Technology, Women's Health

Even As Traditional Art in Malawi Begins to Prosper, Its Future Is Threatened

by Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi – Over 65 percent of Malawi’s 12 million people live below the poverty line of less than $1 a day, while […]

Africa, Animals & Environment, Arts & Culture, Business & Economy, Craftsmanship, Feature Articles, Malawi

Modern Day Slavery in Malawi Persists in the Name of Culture

by Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi – In Nkombanyama, a village in Malawi’s northern district of Chitipa, a 14-year-old girl was saved by a traditional chief as […]

Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, Malawi, The World

Malawi Orphans Look Out for Themselves

by Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi – The on-going adoption process of a one-year old Malawian orphan, David Banda, by Pop Star Madonna has highlighted the plight […]

Africa, Children's Rights, Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Malawi, Poverty, Teaching & Learning, The World

Malawi Uses School Pupils for Politics

by Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi – In recent months, Malawi’s president, Bingu wa Mutharika, has embarked on a series of whistle-stop tours during week days. Consequently, […]

Africa, Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Malawi, Politics & Democracy, Teaching & Learning

On the Prowl for Private Body Parts

by Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi – A 15 month-old baby had gone missing in Malawi’s high density township in the country’s commercial capital Blantyre last month, […]

Feature Articles, Malawi, The World

Lone Woman Fights for Presidency in Malawi

by Pilirani Semu-Banda Malawi Last Christmas Eve, just days before Hilary Clinton announced her intentions to run for the US presidency, a woman parliamentarian in Malawi, […]

Africa, Elections, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Malawi, Politics & Democracy