Category: Feature

Silenced into marriage

We tata! We tata! Musamboke! Such was one girl’s desperate cry for help one night in Chikutu, a hilly setting almost 15 kilometres north-west…
Acceptance is the first step

Today is the International Albinism Awareness Day. Our News Analyst MERCY MALIKWA catches up with a nurse-cum-midwife who personifies triumph over adversity amid killings,…
Hardship allowance flops

  In 2010, government introduced hardship allowance to lure and retain teachers in rural primary schools. But trained teachers still shun remote localities in…
Trees find love in Ntchisi

  Today is World Environmental Day, a celebration of efforts “connecting people to nature”. Malawi News Agency (Mana) journalist DANIEL KASONDO highlights Chief Nthondo’s…
Sneaky ghosts haunt CDF

For Chimwemwe Ndhlovu, quality education is a false promise. The 14-year-old pupil has reached Standard Seven at Mkunguni Primary school in Mzimba South East…
Dumped and forgotten

  For eight years, a teenager has been missing in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nyambi, Machinga District. The adolescent boy was uprooted from Mbalwe Village…
Tackling water woes

Mwakhiwa Village is tucked deep in the border strip of Muloza, almost 60 kilometres (km) from Mulanje Boma at the foot of Mount Mulanje.…
Keeping children in school

Some rural teachers could be unsung heroes. Unicef Malawi’s ANDREW BROWN writes about Esther Ndiwo-Banda who is happy when it comes to ensuring every…