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Malawi, biotechnology’s warm embrace

Posted on: September 21st, 2022 Malawi Times News

By Imam Wali: Malawi has joined countries that have adopted the cultivation of genetically modified cotton seed varieties. Countries that have embraced new seed varieties, one of them being BT Cotton, include Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan and Ethiopia. Cotton— just like tobacco, tea and sugar— is one of the strategic …


HIV treatment in Covid times

Posted on: August 17th, 2022 Malawi Times News

Sakina Mdala of Liwonde Township in Machinga District was diagnosed with HIV in 1995. Billy Msokera of Kasungu District got to know about his HIV status in 1992 while Dorothy Mtwana, who lives in Blantyre, tested positive for the virus in 2007. When Mdala’s family learned about the news, their expectation was that her life …


Eradicating mining sector disparities

Posted on: August 21st, 2022 Malawi Times News

By Steria Manda Women have a critical role within mineral production as well as in the development of sustainable communities. Mining and governance experts acknowledge that enhancing women’s role in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) can significantly transform the subsector. Yet, a recent study has established that despite the Constitution of Malawi recognising women’s rights …


Friendly spaces for young people

Posted on: August 31st, 2022 Malawi Times News

Young people are said to be agents of change and tomorrow’s leaders but their voices are often stifled and ignored in their communities, especially in rural areas. Various organisations are pushing for the voices of youth and children to be heard particularly regarding their rights and challenges they face in society. In Nsanje and Chikwawa …


Footprints of Grey

Posted on: September 6th, 2022 Malawi Times News

It seems everyone who interacted with Grey Mang’anda has a good story to tell, stories of a man whose journey of life ended on Wednesday last week, MZATI NKOLOKOSA writes. We all come to the earth to walk a journey of life. But Grey walked two journeys in one life: the journey of a talented …


Tapping from CDF to bail out needy students

Posted on: August 27th, 2022 Malawi Times News

When Ruth Ganunga, 13, from Group Village Head Chikhawo, Traditional Authority Tengani in Nsanje got selected to Nyangwale Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in 2021, she was very excited. She visualised her dream of becoming a nurse coming to fruition. Ruth, third born in a family of six, had always wanted to be educated to …


Drugs dumped in wrong places

Posted on: August 19th, 2022 Malawi Times News

By Patience Lunda Due to careless disposal of some expired drugs and medical supplies in some areas in Mzuzu City residents risk being exposed to serious illnesses and antibiotic resistance as the drugs become poisonous. It is not known who is responsible for the dumping of the medical supplies and the drugs but the development …


Taking on Malawi’s 4.5m ha reforestation challenge

Posted on: August 20th, 2022 Malawi Times News

By Charles Mpaka When National Bank of Malawi and the government signed an agreement last week on restoration of depleted forest landscapes in the country, it was a pact located within a continent-wide challenge. In 2015, the African Union launched the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative, dubbed AFR100, in which 32 countries committed to the …


Guarding them young

Posted on: August 18th, 2022 Malawi Times News

Last year, the family of Vincent in Gwirenchira Village, Traditional Authority Nthache, in Mwanza, was blessed with a baby girl through the mother of the family Bernadette Vincent and named her Matilda. In February, the first case of polio was detected in Lilongwe in a three-year-old child, raising fears of the return of the disease …

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