Tag: Malawi

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 say, once you go virgin – Brazilian, Peruvian, Indian, Malaysian or Cambodian – you

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

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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 with the fact that her husband, now deceased, infected her on her matrimonial bed.

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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 her sleep. Kasito says she feels trapped and threatened in her own country. Her

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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 original articles from 2007 by Pilirani Semu-Banda which highlights this treatable and preventable condition

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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 an additional 22 percent are categorized as “ultra-poor.” The average annual income of Malawi

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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 she was about to be married off to a successful farmer. Sadly, her father

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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 of orphans in Malawi. A million children are orphaned in Malawi, of which half

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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, female teachers feel compelled to dance for him for fear of reprisals from authorities.

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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, only to be found dead five days later in a pit latrine not very

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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, Loveness Gondwe, also indicated her intentions to run in the 2009 presidential elections in

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