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I'll return to Malawi to clear my name, ex-president Banda says on corruption

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I'll return to Malawi to clear my name, ex-president Banda says on corruption

- Malawi's former president denied on Tuesday any wrongdoing in a corruption scandal that erupted when she was in office, saying she will be going back to the southern African nation to prove her innocence. Joyce Banda is wanted for arrest over alleged abuse of office and money-laundering offences, police said on Monday. Government officials are accused of siphoning off millions of dollars from state funds in the scandal, which was revealed in 2013
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Madonna and Malawi twins accept damages

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Madonna and Malawi twins accept damages

- By BBC. Madonna and her adopted twin daughters have accepted undisclosed damages from Associated Newspapers over a “serious invasion of privacy”. The singer adopted four-year-old twins Stella and Estere in February. At the time she asked the media to “respect our privacy during this transitional time.” Madonna brought the case at London’s High Court over a MailOnline article that caused her “considerable personal distress”, her solicitor said
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Group of Irish medical students injured in road accident in Malawi

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Group of Irish medical students injured in road accident in Malawi

- A group of nine Irish students have been involved in a road accident in Malawi. It is understood that they are medical students who have been on a placement in Zambia for the past month and were travelling to Zanzibar. One of the group suffered a dislocated collarbone but the extent of the injuries of the others is not yet known
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Malawi ex-agriculture minister charged over graft

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Malawi ex-agriculture minister charged over graft

- Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s former agriculture minister was Wednesday arrested and charged with graft for allegedly profiting in a $35-million maize import deal from neighbouring Zambia, officials said. George Chaponda has been battling against graft allegations following the controversial purchase of 100,000 tonnes of maize in July 2016. Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau spokeswoman Egrita Ndala said that Chaponda had been charged with “misuse of public office and possession of foreign currency”
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Africa: Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal

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Africa: Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal

- Malawi's former agriculture minister, George Chaponda, was arrested on Wednesday and faces graft charges over a procurement contract with neighbouring Zambia, his lawyer and the country's Anti-Corruption Bureau said on Wednesday. It is the latest governance scandal to hit the impoverished southern African nation, which suffers periodic food shortages and relies heavily on donor aid. Malawi President Peter Mutharika in January ordered an investigation into a $34
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Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal

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Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal

- LILONGWE: Malawi's former agriculture minister, George Chaponda, was arrested on Wednesday and faces graft charges over a procurement contract with neighbouring Zambia, his lawyer and the country's Anti-Corruption Bureau said on Wednesday. It is the latest governance scandal to hit the impoverished southern African nation, which suffers periodic food shortages and relies heavily on donor aid. Malawi President Peter Mutharika in January ordered an investigation into a US$34
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Malawi president hails Madonna's 'motherly spirit' at opening of new hospital

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Malawi president hails Madonna's 'motherly spirit' at opening of new hospital

- Madonna was hailed as a "symbol of a motherly spirit" by Malawi President Peter Mutharika after the American singer opened a children's hospital named after her adopted daughter Mercy James. The Mercy James Institute for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care located in Blantyre, Malawi's second-largest city, is the first such facility built in the country by Madonna's charity Raising Malawi. "We will ensure that not only will it be a world-class children's hospital, but also a superior centre of learning
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Madonna Celebrates Opening of Malawi Pediatric Surgery Center with Her Children: 'Never Give Up on Your Dreams'

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Madonna Celebrates Opening of Malawi Pediatric Surgery Center with Her Children: 'Never Give Up on Your Dreams'

- Madonna and her children helped opened Malawi’s first-ever pediatric surgery and intensive care center in the African country on Tuesday, a long labor of love for the charitable singer. The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care at the Queen Central Hospital was funded by Madonna’s charity, Raising Malawi, which she founded in 2006 – the same year she adopted son David Banda, now 11, from the country
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Madonna inaugure un hôpital pédiatrique au Malawi

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Madonna inaugure un hôpital pédiatrique au Malawi

- La pop star américaine Madonna a inauguré mardi à Blantyre un service pédiatrique baptisé Mercy James, du nom de l'un des quatre enfants qu'elle a adoptés au Malawi. L'unité pédiatrique Mercy James, dont la construction a pris deux ans, compte trois salles d'opération et 50 lits. Il s'agit du premier service pédiatrique dans ce petit pays pauvre d'Afrique australe. Il permet de doubler la capacité d'accueil des enfants malades à l'hôpital Queen Elizabeth de Blantyre, la deuxième ville du pays
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Pediatric unit built by Madonna in Malawi to open Tuesday

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Pediatric unit built by Madonna in Malawi to open Tuesday

- NEW YORK — Madonna says the children's wing at a hospital in Malawi she has been building for two years completed its first surgery last week and will officially open Tuesday. The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, had a soft opening and is the first of its kind in Malawi
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8 dead at Malawi independence day stampede

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8 dead at Malawi independence day stampede

- Lilongwe Seven children and one adult were killed in a stampede at Malawi's national stadium on Thursday as large crowds gathered for independence day celebrations, police said. The stampede occurred when gates were opened at the 40,000-seat Bingu stadium in the capital Lilongwe for a presidential address and football match to mark the annual holiday. "Eight people -- seven children aged around eight years old, and one adult died," national police spokesman James Kadadzera told AFP
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Malawi football stadium stampede kills eight

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Malawi football stadium stampede kills eight

- Eight people - including seven children - have died in a stampede ahead of a football match in Malawi, police say. Dozens more were injured in the crush at Lilongwe's Bingu national stadium. The stampede reportedly happened as thousands of people tried to find seats ahead of a friendly between top sides Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers. President Peter Mutharika has offered his condolences and said the government will do all it can to assist the families of the bereaved
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Malawi Opens Up Air Corridor to Test Use of Drones in Humanitarian Missions

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Malawi Opens Up Air Corridor to Test Use of Drones in Humanitarian Missions

- Malawi, in conjunction with UNICEF, is the first African country to open up an 80 Kilometer air corridor that is designed to provide a controlled platform explore how drones can be used to help deliver humanitarian services. This project, set in Kasungu Aerodrome in central Malawi, was launched after a successful pilot project in Malawi in March 2016, where drones were used to transport dried blood samples for the early infant diagnosis of HIV
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Malawi, UNICEF launch Africa’s first humanitarian drone testing corridor

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Malawi, UNICEF launch Africa’s first humanitarian drone testing corridor

- KASUNGU, Malawi: Malawi and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) launched an air corridor on Thursday to test the effectiveness of drones in humanitarian emergencies and other development uses, the first project of its kind in Africa. Landlocked Malawi, which suffers periodic crop failures and is prone to floods, is frequently in need of food and other aid, and limited road access in many of its rural areas makes it difficult to get help to needy communities
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Harambee Stars coach gets chance to gauge CHAN squad against Malawi

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Harambee Stars coach gets chance to gauge CHAN squad against Malawi

- Harambee Stars take on the Flames of Malawi today in an international friendly match at Machakos Stadium. Coach Stanley Okumbi is expected to use Kenya-based players in today’s match. This is part of preparations towards next year’s Africa Nations Champions (CHAN) to be held in Kenya. It will be the first time Okumbi will be testing his Chan squad in what is expected to become a monthly ritual
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Malawi Struggles to Retain Nurses in Public Hospitals

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Malawi Struggles to Retain Nurses in Public Hospitals

- BLANTYRE — In a pediatric ward at Queen Elizabeth Central hospital, the largest referral health facility in Malawi, mothers look frustrated because of a long wait for a nurse to check on their children. A visit to other outpatient wards reveals more packed waiting rooms. Such is the situation in public hospitals across Malawi where 65 percent of nursing positions remain vacant. The shortages leave the country’s public health system in dire need of nurses, and recruiting trained staff remains difficult as many registered nurses prefer the higher pay and better working conditions they can find in private hospitals or abroad
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Madonna. Le père des jumelles veut voir ses filles revenir au Malawi

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Madonna. Le père des jumelles veut voir ses filles revenir au Malawi

- Le père biologique des jumelles adoptées début février par Madonna au Malawi a assuré ce dimanche à la presse britannique qu’il ne pensait pas que la chanteuse en aurait la garde définitive. Selon lui, Madonna n’était qu’une « mère d’accueil » et ses filles devaient revenir au pays. Le père biologique d’Esther et Stella, des jumelles adoptées par Madonna ce 7 février à l’orphelinat de Lilongwe (Malawi), estime avoir été trahi. Adam
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  • Malawi ex-agriculture minister charged over graft
    Malawi ex-agriculture minister charged over graft

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    Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s former agriculture minister was Wednesday arrested and charged with graft for allegedly profiting in a $35-million maize import deal from neighbouring Zambia, officials said. George Chaponda has been battling against graft allegations following the controversial purchase of 100,000 tonnes of maize in July 2016. Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau spokeswoman Egrita Ndala said that Chaponda had been charged with “misuse of public office and possession of foreign currency”
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  • Malawi ex-agriculture minister charged over graft
    Malawi ex-agriculture minister charged over graft

    , independent.co.ug

    Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s former agriculture minister was Wednesday arrested and charged with graft for allegedly profiting in a $35-million maize import deal from neighbouring Zambia, officials said. George Chaponda has been battling against graft allegations following the controversial purchase of 100,000 tonnes of maize in July 2016. Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau spokeswoman Egrita Ndala said that Chaponda had been charged with “misuse of public office and possession of foreign currency”
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  • Harambee Stars coach gets chance to gauge CHAN squad against Malawi
    Harambee Stars coach gets chance to gauge CHAN squad against Malawi

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Harambee Stars take on the Flames of Malawi today in an international friendly match at Machakos Stadium. Coach Stanley Okumbi is expected to use Kenya-based players in today’s match. This is part of preparations towards next year’s Africa Nations Champions (CHAN) to be held in Kenya. It will be the first time Okumbi will be testing his Chan squad in what is expected to become a monthly ritual
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  • Malawi president hails Madonna's 'motherly spirit' at opening of new hospital
    Malawi president hails Madonna's 'motherly spirit' at opening of new hospital

    , smh.com.au

    Madonna was hailed as a "symbol of a motherly spirit" by Malawi President Peter Mutharika after the American singer opened a children's hospital named after her adopted daughter Mercy James. The Mercy James Institute for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care located in Blantyre, Malawi's second-largest city, is the first such facility built in the country by Madonna's charity Raising Malawi. "We will ensure that not only will it be a world-class children's hospital, but also a superior centre of learning
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  • I'll return to Malawi to clear my name, ex-president Banda says on corruption
    I'll return to Malawi to clear my name, ex-president Banda says on corruption

    , the-star.co.ke

    Malawi's former president denied on Tuesday any wrongdoing in a corruption scandal that erupted when she was in office, saying she will be going back to the southern African nation to prove her innocence. Joyce Banda is wanted for arrest over alleged abuse of office and money-laundering offences, police said on Monday. Government officials are accused of siphoning off millions of dollars from state funds in the scandal, which was revealed in 2013
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Malawi president hails Madonna's 'motherly spirit' at opening of new hospital
    Malawi president hails Madonna's 'motherly spirit' at opening of new hospital

    , smh.com.au

    Madonna was hailed as a "symbol of a motherly spirit" by Malawi President Peter Mutharika after the American singer opened a children's hospital named after her adopted daughter Mercy James. The Mercy James Institute for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care located in Blantyre, Malawi's second-largest city, is the first such facility built in the country by Madonna's charity Raising Malawi. "We will ensure that not only will it be a world-class children's hospital, but also a superior centre of learning
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Farming

  • Africa: Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal
    Africa: Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Malawi's former agriculture minister, George Chaponda, was arrested on Wednesday and faces graft charges over a procurement contract with neighbouring Zambia, his lawyer and the country's Anti-Corruption Bureau said on Wednesday. It is the latest governance scandal to hit the impoverished southern African nation, which suffers periodic food shortages and relies heavily on donor aid. Malawi President Peter Mutharika in January ordered an investigation into a $34
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  • 8 Tanzanians held in Malawi given suspended sentences
    8 Tanzanians held in Malawi given suspended sentences

    , thecitizen.co.tz

    Dar es Salaam. Eight Tanzanian nationals found guilty early this month in Malawi of criminal trespass on Kayerekera Uranium Mine have been given suspended sentences. Mzuzu Chief Resident Magistrate Texious Masoamphambe on Wednesday sentenced the accused to one-month imprisonment on criminal trespass and three-month imprisonment for conducting reconnaissance. But then the chief resident magistrate gave the convicts suspended sentences “for six months” and that the Tanzanians would not be jailed
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