Category: Feature

Idle girls marry quick

Keeping girls in school reduces child marriages. But what happens after knocking off puts rural girls at risk. Our Contributor SANJE MSISKA writes. After…
Not just 18 desks

A slice is better than none and that is how Hajira and her Standard Eight classmates at Nansato Primary School in Mangochi feel. The…
Gender parity on the farm

Catherine Mkandawire, 33, is a breadwinner of her family. The mother-of-four cultivates on a four-acre tobacco field in Henga Valley singlehandedly.  “I do all…
Tackling maternal depression

Depression is forecast to be the world’s deadliest condition in five years, our contributor WONDERFUL SAMSON writes. Giving birth to the first child brought…
Voice from the floods

While access to the East Bank flood areas is improving, Makhanga in Nsanje District remains an island cut off by devastating floods that led…
Making secondary schools free

Tuition-free secondary education opens doors for young people, writes VERONICA HOUSER, from Unicef Rwanda Nestled in the lush, emerald hills of central Rwanda, Rubingo…
Lessons from Cyclone Idai

In this article DOROTHY TEMBO-NHLEMA, from the Future Climate for Africa Programme, gives her personal perspectives on how Malawi can become more resilient to…
The road to Fatima

When construction works started on the Thabwa-Fatima Road in 2018, people of the Shire River’s East Bank in Nsanje and Chikwawa  were excited; But…
Surviving on pumpkins

 For people hit by floods as Malawi rises from hunger caused by persistent drought, life is getting harder every day. This is the sad…