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Apr 19, 2012  Malawi: Hope in a New Start
    Supporters of democracy and women's rights have good reason to celebrate the peaceful succession in Malawi, in which Vice-President Joyce Banda took office despite fears that she might be blocked by associates of President Bingu wa Mutharika after his unexpected death. The country faces a multitude of structural problems, including donor dependency and the role of tobacco, a major threat to global public health, as the leading export. But for now the mood is optimistic. Malawians as well as outside observers say the country is ready for a new start.

Jul 30, 2011  Malawi: Challenging Power & Corruption
    "The protests and riots of July 20 are fundamentally about governance and development, the enduring desire among Malawians for the establishment of a sustainable democratic developmental state. It underscores the fact that economic growth without development is not enough. ... President Mutharika embodies the contradictions of Malawi's political system and the crassness of Malawi's political class." - Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Jul 15, 2010  Africa: AIDS Treatment 2.0
    As donor commitment to the fight against AIDS threatens to falter, UNAIDS, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, has issued a new report with ambitious proposals and an upbeat perspective on the prospects for advances in both treatment and prevention. Proposing simplified treatment practices under the rubric "Treatment 2.0," the report also cites significant advances in prevention, particularly among African youth, and widespread global awareness of the importance of the pandemic among issues requiring high priority.

Oct   4 2009  Africa: Wind Power in Global Context
Jan 22, 2009  Africa: Subsidies that Work
May 23, 2007  Africa: Medicines without Doctors
Oct 18, 2005  Southern Africa: Food Emergency Shortfall
May 18, 2004  Malawi: Election Context
Apr 13, 2004  Africa: World Bank Protests/Policy

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

March 12, 2018  Africa/Global: Charting Where They Hide the Money, 2
March 12, 2018  Africa/Global: Charting Where They Hide the Money, 1
January 29, 2018  Africa/Global: Humanitarian Attention Deficits
January 15, 2018  Africa/Global: World Trends in Inequality
December 11, 2017  Africa/Global: Paradise Papers, Plus
November 13, 2017  Africa/Global: Counterproductive Counterterrorism

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News (allafrica) Mar 18, 2018
Cashgate Convict Kalonga Sentenced to Seven Years in Jail
Karonga Stadium Fire Swiftly Extinguished
Dedza Football Icon Harold Mmora No More
Malawi Leader Warns Dire Consequences to Shoddy Contractors
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