Category: Feature

Tears of a dropout

For Grace Robert, 2019 was a year to forget. The 15-year-old, from Kalonga Village located almost 40 kilometres north west of Lilongwe City, dropped…
960-year wait for power

Frank Ligomeka sells drinks in his Nampula shop at Dzenje Trading Centre in Phalombe. However, the rural business hotspot dotted with electricity poles and…
Safeguarding Malawian child

Chasowa Kambala walks long distances to help children faced with various abuses. The 35-year-old volunteer, from Traditional Authority Malenga in Ntchisi, works as a…
Keeping girls in school

Three years ago, it was not easy for girls in villages dotting Phalombe North-East to learn and achieve their potential. Most teen girls were…
Inside polygamy

For many women, life in a polygamous marriage is never easy as first wives and newcomers treat each other as foes. Monica Chalira, 30,…
Towards a new vision

National Planning Commission (NPC) chief Thomas Chataghalala Munthali is already talking about Vision 2063 after Vision 2020 promised a lot and delivered too little.…
Chilling side of vaccines

Long walks to get children vaccinated call for reliable energy and cooling for rural health centres, JAMES CHAVULA writes. In 2018, women near Kasungu…
‘Vaccines aren’t sins’

A landless woman has gone against stiff religious resistance to vaccines and medicines to save children, our Staff Writer JAMES CHAVULA writes. Edna Chimtondo,…
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