Bicycle taxis the way  to go in Malawi

Bicycle taxis with padded passenger seats fashioned onto their metal baggage racks line the road waiting for customers to hop on for a low cost ride—Malawian-style. Two-wheeled transport rivals cars outside of big cities in this small southern African nation, where simple bikes with a few bells and whistles are used to ferry anything from…

EU warns Malawi over graft ahead of aid payout

The European Union warned today (Thursday) that it will not release scheduled budget finance to aid-dependent Malawi until the government deals with a widespread multi-million dollar treasury fraud. The EU is set to release 29 million euros ($39 million) in December to support the deeply impoverished country’s budget, which is bankrolled up to 40 percent…