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February 03

  • Malawi: Right to Know One Step Closer [analysis]

    Malawians are a big step closer to being able to exercise their right to know - after the Cabinet finally adopted an Access to Information (ATI) policy. This removes the last major... Read more »



January 22

  • Malawi: Darkness Reins Over Cashgate [analysis]

    Following the massive looting of taxpayers' money known as cash-gate, Joyce Banda's government promised Malawians that they would thoroughly investigate the scandal so as to bring... Read more »



November 14, 2013



November 04, 2013

  • Malawi: High Court to Review Sodomy Laws

    In a surprising - and potentially game-changing - step, the Malawi High Court has decided to review the constitutionality of the country's 'sodomy' laws, which criminalise... Read more »



October 17, 2013



October 15, 2013

  • Malawi: Banda Culls Her Cabinet [analysis]

    Last week, the plunder at the Ministry of Finance finally forced Malawian President, Joyce Banda, to act. And act she did - firing her entire cabinet over the corruption scandal. Read more »



October 03, 2013

  • Southern Africa: Women Steering Innovative Leadership [analysis]

    Urgent Action Fund Africa and her partners, including the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa hosted the Women Steering Innovative Leadership in Africa Conference from 9-11... Read more »



September 18, 2013

  • Malawi: Who Is in Poll Position in Malawi? [analysis]

    At first glance, Malawi's 14 million people have a remarkable array of registered political parties to choose from - 48 to be exact. But with the clock ticking down towards next... Read more »



August 28, 2013

  • Malawi: Improving Pre-Trial Justice in Malawi [analysis]

    While Malawi has strengthened its judicial policies in recent years, it still struggles to implement and enforce them efficiently and effectively - which is why around 100 Malawian... Read more »



February 05, 2013



October 03, 2012

  • Malawi: Presidential Pay Cuts and Austerity [analysis]

    There has been widespread praise for Joyce Banda's decision to slash her own presidential salary by 30 percent and an equal amount of shock and surprise (particularly, I would... Read more »



October 02, 2012

  • Malawi: Will Banda Fight for Gay Rights?

    One of the earliest indications that Joyce Banda was going to be a very different president from her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, was her suggestion - soon after coming to... Read more »



September 05, 2012



August 21, 2012

  • East Africa: Oil Under Troubled Waters [analysis]

    There are fears that conflict might be looming between Malawi and Tanzania over the ownership of a portion of Lake Malawi - or rather of the oil reserves that are believed to lurk... Read more »



August 10, 2012



July 25, 2012



July 27, 2012

  • Malawi: Broadcasting Boom for Malawi [analysis]

    Malawians on their way to work in the morning or eating supper home in the evening will soon be struggling with a new and decidedly tricky problem - which of the myriad TV and... Read more »



July 25, 2012

  • Southern Africa: Fund's Crisis Devastates Aids, TB Work [analysis]

    Everyone knew that the crisis at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria would have a serious impact across southern Africa, which is still the epicentre of the HIV and AIDS... Read more »



June 12, 2012

  • Africa: Banda Stands Up for Darfur Victims [analysis]

    Less than a year after Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was officially welcomed to Malawi, he now finds himself persona non grata - thanks to the principled stand of the country's... Read more »



June 05, 2012

  • Malawi: Govt Repeals Repressive Media Law

    Malawi has taken another crucial step away from the authoritarianism of the past under former President Bingu wa Mutharika back towards the path of constitutionalism and democracy... Read more »



April 19, 2012

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