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Airtel continue to be a good friend of the poor through Tisanje Promotion

Mary EdwinA Single mother of three Mary Edwin works up early in the morning with Lichero on her head en route to another highly impoverished area of Nchesi almost 500 metres from the Bwalo la Njovu the main marketing hub of the city. Life is indeed unbearable for Ms Edwin.

However, unexpectedly, and unknowingly, Ms Edwin receives a phone call from Airtel

Ms Edwin makes K2,000 after selling her bananas in town.

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Revision of Tuition Fees for Diploma and Degree Courses at Domasi College of Education

Minister for Education Science and Technology, Emmanuel FabianoThe Ministry of Education, Science and Technology would like to inform the general public that with effect from 2015/16 Academic Year, tuition fees for diploma and degree courses offered at Domasi College of Education (DCE) have been revised from K1, 500.00 per student per annum to K180, 000 and K220, 000 per student per annum, respectively.

The revision has been necessitated by the need to students to contribute to the cost of their training which has been heavily subsidized over the years. However, the Ministry wishes to inform the general public that even the revised fees are still heavily subsidized because the fees are far still less than the real cost of providing teacher training at DCE which averages at K700, 000 per student per year.

When Community involvement becomes a magic in improving education

communityOften times we hear of community involvement in infrastructure development projects and so on.
Here we share a classic and unique story of community involvement in improving education standards. It took few people and a seemingly small idea that has turned out to be a great idea.

People in the villages that cover Bilila Education Zone decided to form a Trust which they call Bilila Education Zone Trust. The aim is to encourage primary school children to work hard and support those who get selected to conventional secondary schools but cannot afford school fees. Despite high poverty levels in the area, the people believe they can achieve a lot by working together as a community. Their motivation is that every child in the community is an asset for the community and responsibility to educate them should not only be for the family but the whole community.

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Former Afghan president calls al-Qaeda a 'myth' and denies 9/11 attacks were plotted in Afghanistan

president Hamid Karzai and bushOn the 9/11 anniversary, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai challenges the consensus view on al-Qaeda, Afghanistan and the so-called ‘war on terror’
• Says al-Qaeda is a “myth”: “I don’t know if Al-Qaeda existed"
• Declares as “fact” that 9/11 was not plotted in Afghanistan
• Claims ISIL fighters in Afghanistan are “definitely” members of “Pakistani militias”
• Rules out a return to the Afghan presidency in “absolute terms”

On the 14th anniversary of 9/11, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai dismissed al-Qaeda’s presence in Afghanistan as a “myth” and linked ISIL’s presence in Afghanistan to Pakistani militias.

Appearing on Al Jazeera English’s new weekly show, UpFront, the former president – who left office in September 2014 - said he had “never come across” al-Qaeda.

Malawi CSOs Applaud Lutepo's Sentencing and Call for Swift Investigations Into Allgeged JB's Role in Cashgate

Joyce Banda and LutepoWe, Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Centre for Development of People (Cedep), welcome the recent conviction and sentencing of Oswald Lutepo over money laundering and conspiracy to defraud government in the infamous cash-gate scandal.

As esteemed members of the Civil Society, we view this sentencing as a triumph of justice on cash gate scandal – which led to billions of kwacha getting into a few selfish pockets at the expense of millions of Malawians dying in hospitals due to shortage of drugs and also lack of basic public necessities. @2009 - 2014 The Maravi Post an Eltas EnterPrises INC Publishing Company
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