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Malawi: Portraying women beyond victimhood

Women are not victimsBlantyre, 22 May: The media in Malawi continues to perpetuate sexist and stereotypical representations of women. Look no further than the front page photos of Malawi's daily newspapers- especially the coverage of the country's recent floods: the photos depict women as victims, while men are portrayed as heroes or individuals who have powerfully endured the natural disaster.

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Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua attracts around 200,000 at prestigious Aztec Stadium in Mexico City

Joshua in MexicoA Central American venue usually reserved for elite football matches and high-class concerts reverberated with a different sound last weekend - the sound of the 'supernatural'…  

The prestigious Aztec Stadium in Mexico City played host to a ‘Miracle Crusade’ with renowned African Pastor T.B. Joshua on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May 2015. 

 The venue, which can hold well over 100,000 people, was filled with the sound of praise and worship led by American Gospel artists Cece Winans, VaShawn Mitchell and Alvin Slaughter, pre-empting the arrival of the Nigerian cleric, famed for his allegedly ‘miraculous’ exploits.

Atupele Muluzi said to clarify UDF way forward sooner rather than later

Atupele MuluziThe United Democratic Front (UDF) president, Atupele Muluzi, who is also Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister, reacting from critics who are unhappy with the direction he is taking the UDF, has  said  will reveal his plans for the party sooner rather than later.

Muluzi said this on Friday at Parliament in Lilongwe when journalists pressed him for clarification following the movement of the party's members in the House to Government side, and the embarrassment he experienced from the party's leader in the house, Lucius Banda, who refused to join DPP but insisted on remaining on the opposition side.

Mutharika reiterates stand on looming hunger: 'no one will die of starvation'

Peter MutharikaBLANTYRE (Maravipost)--President Peter Mutharika has assured Malawians that no person will die of hunger this year as his administration will put in place measure to assist food insecure households.

The country is facing a 120,000 metric tonnes food deficit, but Mutharika said his government with support from other organizations will ensure that all those affected have enough to take them to the next harvesting season.

Stupid remarks by Nankhumwa at Bingu's memorial cast a shadow on the whole event

Mutharika MemorialThyolo, May 9, 2015 (MaraviPost): President Professor Peter Mutharika has called on Malawians to renew their pledge by uniting and working together in addressing challenges currently facing the country so that Malawi becomes a better place to live for all. Earlier in the day information minister Kondwani Nankhumwa shocked the nation when he said that former President Bingu Wa Mutharika didn’t die a natural death but was rather killed by former President Joyce Banda popularly known as JB in political circles.

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