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August 31, 2018

Malawi’s ex – president Joyce Banda to contest 2019 polls

Malawi’s former president Joyce Banda will be seeking another mandate to run the country, after her People´s Party’s (PP) chose her to lead it into next year’s national elections.

Banda, who recently returned home after four years of self-imposed exile, was elected as PP’s presidential flagbearer on Thursday.

As political parties readied for next year’s elections, 1,800 PP delegates from around the country converged in the commercial capital of Blantyre to give Banda the mandate to attempt to wrestle power from President Peter Mutharika´s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), to whom she lost the 2014 elections.

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August 18, 2018

Malawi politician says constitution should be changed to allow president to fire his deputy

As the political fallout between Malawi’s president Peter Mutharika and his vice president Saulos Chilima deepens, a ruling party politician has proposed that the constitution is amended to allow the head of state to fire his deputy.

Chilima, who quit the ruling party in June, saying corruption in the government had reached an ‘alarming rate’, has since launched his own party and announced his intentions to contest for the presidency in the 2019 elections.

Chilima, who launched his his United Transformation Movement last month, has alraedy had his security detail drastically reduced, in a move that his supporters describe as political harassment by the ruling [...]

 
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July 31, 2018

US pop icon Madonna launches Malawi fundraiser to mark 60 yrs

American top singer Madonna on Monday launched a $60,000 fundraiser to support her work with children in Malawi. In the first 24 hours, the pop icon has already raised more than $10,000.

The “Rebel Heart” singer, who has adopted four children from the African nation in the past 10 years, said 100 percent of every contribution would go directly to her Raising Malawi foundation’s rural orphanage, Home of Hope.

Madonna launched the fundraiser, which will run throughout August, through her Facebook page to mark her 60th birthday on Aug. 16.

Madonna established the non-profit Raising Malawi in 2006 to provide health and education programs, particularly for girls. [...]

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July 31, 2018

US pop icon Madonna launches $ 60,000 fundraiser to mark 60 yrs

American top singer Madonna on Monday launched a $60,000 fundraiser to support her work with children in Malawi. In the first 24 hours, the pop icon has already raised more than $10,000.

The “Rebel Heart” singer, who has adopted four children from the African nation in the past 10 years, said 100 percent of every contribution would go directly to her Raising Malawi foundation’s rural orphanage, Home of Hope.

Madonna launched the fundraiser, which will run throughout August, through her Facebook page to mark her 60th birthday on Aug. 16.

Madonna established the non-profit Raising Malawi in 2006 to provide health and education programs, particularly for girls. [...]

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