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Our Reporter on 03rd Dec

Tweet Lilongwe, December 2: The newly appointed Japanese Ambassador, Shuichiro Nishioka, who presented his Letters of Credence to President Dr. Joyce Banda at Kamuzu Palace, Lilongwe, on Monday, pledged his government’s continued support to Malawi. Nishioka told journalists after meeting President Dr. Banda that he was proud to have finally presented...

Our Reporter on 02nd Dec

Tweet KASUNGU, Malawi – To see the promise of an AIDS-free generation drawing closer, look no further than Lexina Lungu. When we last left the Lungus, she was 36 weeks pregnant and attending her regular antenatal check-up. She had earlier learned that she was HIV-positive, as was her husband. The couple were expecting a baby girl. The couple were...

Our Reporter on 01st Dec

Tweet ‘Let’s not despair’  The new Finance Minister, Dr. Maxwell Mkwezalamba, travels to Brussels, Belgium – the headquarters of the European Union (EU), next week to discuss a new partnership agreement. The trip comes in the wake of the ‘cashgate’ and the subsequent donor aid freeze. So what are his chances of success? In Brussels RAPHAEL...

Our Reporter on 01st Dec

Tweet “Five shots couldn’t drop me, I took it and smiled, Now I’m backTo set the record straight”Tupac Amaru Shakur   So the guy the whole nation has been waiting for is back. Before September 13 the name Paul Mphwiyo was only associated with a happy-go-lucky socialite willing without much prompting to offer rounds of you-know-what...

Our Reporter on 01st Dec

Tweet A decade ago, over 1 million people in Zambia were living with HIV. Only 143 of them were receiving treatment. The average cost of that treatment was more than $10,000 per year. Being infected with HIV in Zambia was akin to a death sentence. When I visited Zambia in 2012, the picture had changed. Eighty percent of Zambians living with HIV now...

Our Reporter on 29th Nov

Tweet ATLANTA Friday, November 29, 2013 – Malawi’s embattled president Joyce Banda has told a British paper in an exclusive Interview that she will not be a “cry baby” over the decision by Western donors including Britain to freeze aid.  Mrs. Joyce Banda, like Bingu WA Mutharika before her is resorting to the same response to Western...

Our Reporter on 27th Nov

Tweet SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL ORDERS SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE TO INVESTIGATE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY COMMITTED IN ZIMBABWE  Johannesburg, 27 November – In a landmark decision for local and international justice, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal today ordered the South African Police Service (SAPS) to investigate high level Zimbabwean officials...

Our Reporter on 26th Nov

Tweet JUDGMENT DAY: SOUTH AFRICAN SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL TO RULE ON ZIMBABWE TORTURE CASE  Johannesburg, 26 November – The South African Supreme Court of Appeal will deliver its judgment tomorrow (Wednesday 27th) in the appeal to the landmark case brought by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Zimbabwean Exiles Forum (ZEF) on...

Our Reporter on 21st Nov

Tweet ATLANTA – The United Nations has seen off an attempt to suspend the trial of Kenya’s President on charges of crimes against humanity, a move that threatened the future of the controversial court. The Security Council yesterday refused to back an African Union motion to defer the case which, had it passed, might have marked the 11-year-old...

Our Reporter on 20th Nov

Tweet BLANTYRE – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has opened an exhibition about the life of the country’s first black leader, Nelson Mandela, in Johannesburg.  Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential briefcase and handwritten notes are among the items on display at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.   Zuma earlier...