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SCIENCE AND NATURE

AUGUST 2005

US GROUP SEEKS MORE FUNDING FOR DRUG TRIALS AFTER ETHICAL SETBACKS (AUG 5)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508050086.html
A US-based public-health group is in talks with financial backers to bolster pioneering HIV/AIDS drug trials in Africa after ethical setbacks...

URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO HALT MATERNAL MORTALITY (AUG 2)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/0bf91dd52436abd3f4396e3c8fe81684.htm
Johannesburg — Although greater efforts have been made to curb malaria and HIV/AIDS in Malawi, not enough is being done to tackle the country's alarming maternal death rate...

BRITISH EXPERT TO REVIEW COUNTRY'S MAP (AUG 1)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508010590.html
An expert from the British Ministry of Defence Geographical Department, Charles Silverlight is expected in the country soon to help in charting a revision of Malawi's map.

MALAWI RURAL MEN: "HAVING AIDS IS MACHO" (AUG 1)
http://www.afrol.com/articles/16881
Rural men in Southern Malawi are convinced that being HIV positive reflects well on their masculinity and sexual prowess...

KANYEZI AIDS COMMITTEE: A ROLE MODEL FROM DEDZA FOR MALAWI (AUG 1)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508010588.html
Dedza district has an HIV and AIDS committee that is engaged in the fight against the pandemic using unbelievably meagre resources.

JULY 2005

LOCAL MANUFACTURE OF ANTI-AIDS DRUGS CONSIDERED (JULY 13)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507130756.html
Malawi says it is considering the local production of generic antiretrovirals to ensure an affordable and sustainable supply.

WORKING TOGETHER TO TACKLE AIDS (JULY 14)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507140577.html
Malawi is well aware of the impact that HIV and AIDS has had on its people. Since 1985 we have laboured with the pandemic and have ...

CLIMATE ONLY PARTLY TO BLAME FOR AFRICA FOOD WOES (JULY 14)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13541534.htm
Africa may seem incapable of growing enough food to feed its starving millions...

JUNE 2005

Sorry, we have found no science and nature stories for Malawi in June 2005

MAY 2005

MALAWI CICHLID REPRODUCTION DIFFERS IN AQUARIA (MAY 26)
http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/item.php?news=641
The reproductive behaviour of a Malawian haplochromine cichlid is different in first generation fish raised in aquaria.

CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENT

JULY 2005

MALAWI HIT BY DROUGHT CRISIS (AUG 3)
http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1748265,00.html
Domasi — From her small piece of land, 36-year-old Malawian farmer Margaret Chisale had hoped to harvest six bags of maize this year.

MOZAMBIQUE NEEDS FOOD AFTER SOUTHERN HARVESTS FAIL (JULY 28)
http://za.today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-07-28T162515Z_01_ALL859021_RTRIDST_0_OZATP-FOOD-MOZAMBIQUE-20050728.XML Maputo — Mozambique will need about 175,000 tonnes of maize imports in next 12 months after harvests failed in the south...

MALAWI EXPLORES BIODIESEL AS A CASH CROP (JULY 15)
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jul2005/2005-07-15-04.asp
Lilongwe — The Biodiesel Agriculture Association in the central African country of Malawi has embarked on a nationwide campaign urging farmers to plant a crop that will produce biodiesel.

FEWS MALAWI FOOD SECURITY WARNING OVER 4.2 MILLION (JULY 13)
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-6EA399?OpenDocument
Between 4.2 million and 4.6 million people are at risk of food insecurity between April 2005 and March 2006...

JUNE 2005

MALAWI'S TUBERCOLOSIS RATE DROPS (JUNE 22)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506220704.html
Director for National TB Programme Dr Felix Salaniponi has said Malawi has registered a significant reduction in TB infection...

MARAUDING ANIMAL KILLS 9, INJURES 11 (JUNE 13)
http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/0613animal-attacks13-ON.html
Blantyre — A marauding animal killed at least nine people and wounded 11 in rural Malawi early Monday, police and hospital officials said. (Related articles: Hyena in Malawi Killed After Rampage, Rabid hyena gunned down after killing 9, Rabid hyena on rampage, Deadly beast shot dead, 8 victims buried in mass grave)

MAY 2005

MALAWI ASKS FOR AID TO AVERT HUNGER (MAY 10)
http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/Malawi-asks-for-aid-to-avert-hunger/2005/05/10/1115584928992.html?oneclick=true
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said Malawi's government has asked for international aid to avert hunger following a poor harvest of its staple maize crop.
(Related article: IMF to Help With Maize Shortfall)

MALAWI HAS EXCELLENT SOIL, ENOUGH WATER (MAY 9)
http://www.afrol.com/articles/16299
Malawi has "excellent soil and enough water" to go into full scale irrigation farming to offset the perennial hunger...

DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION

AUGUST 2005

DEADLINE FOR MALAWI DEMOLITIONS (AUG 5)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4748279.stm
Hundreds of Malawians have been given two weeks to leave their houses in the capital before they are demolished.

FAMINE-THREATENED MALAWI BREAKS 11TH COMMANDMENT (AUG 5)
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/ab970322-054d-11da-97da-00000e2511c8.html
According to a joke popular in Malawi, God handed down three, not two, stone tablets to Moses on Mount Sinai.

MALAWI — ANNUAL REPORT 2002 (AUG 5)
http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=1845
In Malawi the different political parties fight their battles the press. During the year three journalists were assaulted by supporters of a political party. ...

HOPE FOR SOLUTION TO POLITICAL CRISIS (AUG 5)
http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=48473&SelectRegion=Southern_Africa&SelectCountry=MALAWI
Johannesburg — The Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a grouping of various clergy, hopes its efforts to mediate in Malawi's ongoing political crisis will bear fruit.

SADC INTERIOR MINISTERS TO MEET THURSDAY (AUG 5)
http://www.angolapress-angop.ao/noticia-e.asp?ID=362526
Luanda — The Home ministers of Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Council Organisation member countries will meet Thursday in Luanda...

SARPCCO POLICE CHIEFS MEET TODAY IN LUANDA (AUG 5)
http://www.angolapress-angop.ao/noticia-e.asp?ID=362722
Luanda — The Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Council Organisation (SARPCCO) will meet as from today, here, to analyse and approve the recommendations of the 10th annual conference of the organisation held on Monday and Tuesday in this capital.

MALAWI CONFIDENT OF WINNING IMF FINANCE DEAL (AUG 3)
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/5dd27016-03ba-11da-b54a-00000e2511c8.html
Malawi's government says it is confident of securing its first financing agreement with the International Monetary Fund in five years...

MCCONNELL'S MALAWI CHARITY FUND LIKELY TO BRING IN ONLY 50,000 (AUG 3)
http://news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=1721212005
Jack McConnell's Malawi appeal fund has raised about 37,500 in the two months since it was launched, it emerged yesterday.

UN ADVISER URGES DEBT RELIEF FOR MALAWI (AUG 2)
http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/africa/08/02/malawi.debt.reut/
Blantyre — Malawi needs 100 percent debt cancellation immediately and more than food aid if it is to move out of the poverty trap...

MDGS CAN BE ACHIEVED, UN ENVOY (AUG 1)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/f109e3b7931d75192d5ee5f41ecd49d9.htm
Lilongwe — Despite widespread poverty and recurring food shortages, Malawi can still achieve the Millennium Development Goals...

MALAWI PRESIDENT CHANGES CABINET AHEAD OF IMF TALKS (AUG 1)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L01667183.htm
Blantyre — Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has reshuffled his cabinet, demoting ministers under investigation for suspected graft... (Related articles: Cabinet reshuffle has some unwelcome surprises—analysts, Malawi president reshuffles cabinet, )

JULY 2005

ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEFORESTATION MAJOR CHALLENGES TO FOOD SECURITY, SAYS WFP (JULY 29)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/2a1e39618ea4ca71bca80ef8c2443d83.htm
Lilongwe — Improved economic growth and the extension of social safety nets would help Malawi avoid recurring food shortages...

TROCAIRE LAUNCHES € 3 MILLION AFRICA-WIDE EMERGENCY APPEAL (JULY 20)
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-6EQ8K9?OpenDocument
Trocaire launches an Africa-wide emergency appeal to raise €3 million to target the many countries on the African continent facing hunger and food insecurity. (Related articles: Trocaire launches 2m appeal to help starving )

FEWS SOUTHERN AFRICA FOOD SECURITY BRIEF JUN/JUL—2005 ASSESSMENTS INDICATE TIGHT FOOD SUPPLY (JULY 20)
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-6EH3HG?OpenDocument
A number of Southern African countries are facing reduced crop harvests this season...

LIVE 8 BOOST TO MALAWI APPEAL (JULY 19)
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/5041375.shtml
Bobby Anderson, chairman of the Scottish Malawi Appeal fund, said: "When 5 can pay for school meals for one child for a year...

LEADER'S NEW PHOTO ANGERS MALAWI (JULY 18)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4692433.stm Malawi's opposition MPs have questioned the commissioning of a new official portrait for President Bingu wa Mutharika, costing up to $800,000.

IMF TO CONSIDER MALAWI AID REQUEST ON AUG 5 (JULY 19)
http://za.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=businessNews&storyID=2005-07-19T101825Z_01_BAN937098_RTRIDST_0_OZABS-IMF-MALAWI-20050719.XML Lilongwe — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will consider Malawi's application for a resumption of aid suspended in 2003 during a meeting...

IMF WELCOMES BUDGET APPROVAL (JULY 18)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/e50eadf275cf4c3d77d6c06630a08e6b.htm
Johannesburg — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed the parliamentary approval of Malawi's budget late last Friday.

ALEKE URGES MPS TO GO FOR VCT (JULY 14)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507140550.html
People's Progressive Movement (PPM) President who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkhatabay South, Aleke Banda has called on fellow MPs to go for HIV and AIDS Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT).

ACHIEVE THE MDGS BY COMBATING HIV/AIDS (JULY 14)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507140576.html
Malawi, in an effort to fulfill Millennium Development Goal Number Six which aims at Combating HIV and AIDS intends to reduce the impact of the scourge...

GHOSTS, POVERTY DIM GLOW OF MALAWI PRESIDENT (JULY 14)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L0782250.htm
A year into his presidency and Malawi's Bingu wa Mutharika is confronted by ghosts, poverty and possible impeachment.

JESUIT FATHERS COMMEMORATE THEIR ARRIVAL IN ZAMBIA (JULY 13)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507130592.html
Jesuit fathers have contributed greatly to the development of Zambia's education system, provincial superior of Jesuits in Zambia and Malawi Father Colm Brophy ...

A LETTER TO THE LEADER FROM PRESIDENT OF MALAWI (JULY 13)
http://en.ljbc.net/online/news_details.php?id=962
The General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Co-operation met Tuesday morning in Tripoli with Foreign Minister of Malawi...

KAUNDA TO HELP RESOLVE POLITICAL IMPASSE (JULY 13)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507130735.html
Political analysts have welcomed former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda's willingness to resolve the political crisis in Malawi.

PRIZE PROJECT FOR A TEACHER WITH MALAWI IN MIND (JULY 13)
http://www.herts24.co.uk/content/whtimes/news/story.aspx?brand=WHTOnline&category=News&tBrand=herts24&tCategory=newswhtimes&itemid=WEED13%20Jul%202005%2010%3A42%3A12%3A470 A graduate needs help raising money for a charity trip—and you could win a hotel stay by supporting her.

ARE MALAWIANS TRULY INDEPENDENT AFTER 41 YEARS? (JULY 4)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507040389.html
On 6th July, Malawians will be celebrating 41 years of independence...

JUNE 2005

POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAMMES UNDERFUNDED, SAYS IMF (JUNE 30)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/391ff3bb90f4866e1c0816827a6a3c89.htm
Malawi's poverty reduction programme is being affected by inadequate funding...

CORRUPTION CLAIMS BLIGHT MCCONNELL'S MALAWI AID MISSION (JUNE 24)
http://news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=694632005
Jack McConnell's decision to plough tens of thousands of pounds of development aid into Malawi caused him further embarrassment... (Related article: Writer's Malawi gift rescues McConnell)

CONCERNS OVER LAND REFORM MUST BE ADDRESSED, SAYS CIVIL SOCIETY LEADER (JUNE 23)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/6ec00b6ebd05e59ecc1aa8b0f5aa850f.htm
Lilongwe — The success of land reform in Malawi will depend on the cooperation of traditional leaders...

MORE SUPPLIES FOR MALAWI ARE GIVEN LORD PROVOST'S SEAL OF APPROVAL (JUNE 24)
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5040363.html
Glasgow's Lord Provost Liz Cameron lent a helping hand to load a container with much-needed supplies...

COUNTRY MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH FOREX TO IMPORT FOOD (JUNE 22)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/b32420a6f2ba77837b78273064174b41.htm
Malawi might not have sufficient reserves of foreign currency to import food...

CROP DIVERSIFICATION, SOLUTION TO MALAWI'S AGRICULTURAL WOES (JUNE 22)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506220706.html
A Spatial Development Initiatives (SDI's) report on the Tara Development Corridor by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has identified numerous crops in the country that have export potential...

NORWAY GIVES EMERGENCY AID TO MALAWI (JUNE 22)
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/22/content_3122470.htm
Stockholm — Norway has granted 13 million Norwegian krones (2 million US dollars) in emergency aid to Malawi... (Related article: Emergency relief to Malawi)

NETHERLANDS GIVES MALAWI K15 MILLION (JUNE 17)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=11179
The Netherlands Centre for Sustainable Development (NCSD) has given about 100,000 euros to Malawi as a contribution to the World Food Programme (WFP)...

TENSION RISES ALONG MALAWI-TANZANIA BORDER AMID DISPUTE (JUNE 17)
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/17/content_3099674.htm
Blantyre — Tanzanian vendors Thursday blocked the road to their country and broke the Malawi immigration gate at Songwe border in Karonga...

GOVT PURCHASES EXPENSIVE PRESIDENTIAL VEHICLE DESPITE FOOD SHORTAGES (JUNE 16)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/c3d495580b0c4cf055f84fcb9b0261bb.htm
Plans to purchase a US $545,000 limousine for President Bingu wa Mutharika have sparked heated debate in Malawi... (Related articles: Malawi president faces impeachment over luxury cars)

MP TO TABLE MOTION FOR PRESIDENT'S IMPEACHMENT 16 JUNE (JUNE 15)
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/mediamonitor/article_1013993.php/Malawi_MP_to_table_motion_for_presidents_impeachment_16_June
The motion to amend Standing Orders to pave way for impeaching President Bingu wa Mutharika, as advocated by the opposition, would be moved tomorrow. (Related article: MPs pass motion to allow secret ballot in impeachment of president, Malawi's opposition starts impeachment process against president Mutharika, Malawi opposition leader 'tipped to take over' as acting president)

LOCAL ANALYSTS HAIL SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT'S SACKING OF DEPUTY (JUNE 15)
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/mediamonitor/article_1013999.php/Malawi_Local_analysts_hail_South_African_presidents_sacking_of_deputy
Local analysts have hailed South African President Thabo Mbeki for firing his vice [president], Jacob Zuma

CIVIL SOCIETY WELCOMES RELIEF FOR FARMERS (JUNE 13)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/95483759a9b056fa647bd02b4379ec5b.htm
Malawian civil society has welcomed tax reforms and subsidies for agricultural inputs...

AID PLEDGE OVER MALAWI DONATIONS (JUNE 13)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4087782.stm
Ministers have offered reassurances that money given to the national Malawi appeal in Scotland will go directly to aid projects.

BRITISH ENVOY URGES MALAWI MPS NOT TO USE BUDGET DAY 'TO UPSET GOVERNMENT' (JUNE 10)
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/mediamonitor/article_1010208.php/British_envoy_urges_Malawi_MPs_not_to_use_budget_day_to_upset_government
British has called on parliament not to use the budget session as an opportunity to upset government. (Related article: Malawi MPs reject president's pre-budget speech)

DROUGHT, HIV/AIDS, WEAK ECONOMY UNDERMINE FOOD SECURITY (JUNE 8)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/7a0d00bcb502e0ca9937bc128476fef6.htm
Blantyre — The impacts of drought, HIV/AIDS and a weak economy have combined to undermine already vulnerable households...

2000 FOR MALAWI FUND RAISED AT AWARDS (JUNE 7)
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5039722.html
Guests at the Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year Awards raised 2000 for the Lord Provost's Malawi Fund.

MALAWI PRESIDENT BLAMES PREDECESSOR FOR ECONOMIC CHAOS (JUNE 6)
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/06/content_3052618.htm
Blantyre — Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika has attacked the administration of his predecessor, former president Bakili Muluzi, for the country's current economic decline...

PARTY PONDERS NEXT MOVE AFTER MUTHARIKA'S DEFECTION (JUNE 6)
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/mediamonitor/article_1005856.php/Malawi_Party_ponders_next_move_after_Mutharikas_defection
The UDF national executive committee (NEC) met last Sunday [29 May] in Blantyre and agreed to start looking for funding...

MAY 2005

SWEDEN GIVES MALAWI $5.5M (MAY 31)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=10914
The Swedish government announced on Monday resumption of budgetary support to Malawi... (Related articles: Sweden resumes aid to Malawi, Sweden resumes aid)

HUNGRY MALAWIANS BRAVE CROCS TO EAT WATER LILIES (MAY 29)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L29112695.ht
Malawians are risking crocodile attacks to fetch water lilies for food...

UNICEF'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CONTINUES AFRICA TOUR IN MALAWI (MAY 28)
http://www.christiantoday.com/news/africa/unicef.executive.director.continues.africa.tour.in.malawi/228.htm
After supporting the humanitarian missions in Soweto, South Africa and Swaziland as part of a three-country African tour...

MALAWI ANGERS AFRICAN MINISTERS OVER CENTRE (MAY 28)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=10885
The opening of the $300,000 Guidance, Counselling and Youth Development (GCYD) Centre for Africa in Lilongwe is still in limbo...

CITIES' ANGER AT JACK'S MALAWI SNUB (MAY 28)
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5039363.html
The high-profile campaign to help the impoverished African nation of Malawi took a political twist today.

TOP UN OFFICIALS SEE FOR THEMSELVES (MAY 27)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/de6baa6eea5566d2c7e0176fff632ca7.htm
The remote village of Malemia, in drought-stricken southern Malawi, had never seen anything quite like it...

FAM EXPLORING IDEA OF HIV/AIDS TROPHY (MAY 27)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=10877
With companies not coming forward to sponsor soccer trophies, the Football Association of Malawi (Fam) is exploring the idea...

WORLD BANK APPROVES US $37M LOAN TO REVAMP IRRIGATION SYSTEMS (MAY 27)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/08f17ed15b33cef42462d989a60632ce.htm
Malawi's ageing irrigation schemes will be getting a revamp following the approval of a US $37 million World Bank loan...

GIVING WINS (MAY 26)
http://www.adn.com/opinion/story/6535454p-6417315c.html
The vandal or vandals who tore open a piggy bank and stole money for AIDS-orphaned kids in Malawi committed a cold-blooded crime.

BIG-HEARTED CITY HELPS TO SAVE LIVES IN MALAWI (MAY 26)
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5039296.html
Work on a life-saving maternity hospital in Malawi is to begin in a few weeks...

MALAWI WELCOME FOR MCCONNELL (MAY 24)
http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=566252005
Jack McConnell spoke for the first time yesterday about the personal journey he has taken all the way from shared digs with African students...
(Related articles: McConnell embarrassed after Geldof confronts him on Africa corruption, McConnell continues Malawi tour, Malawi hails 'big chief Jack McConnell', HHI honours Scottish minister, Action plan move to help Malawi, First Minister to help bring expats back to Malawi, Big chief Jack and the real story of Malawi, Malawi trip prompts debate on aid, Fight over cash has a charitable cause), McConnell seeks national fair trade quota, Poverty a rich subject for debate, Jack's sincere.. the sceptics are wrong)

POP GOES THE MINISTER (MAY 15)
http://news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=526992005
Tonight Sir Bob Geldof will stay in Bute House as a guest of Jack McConnell. Tomorrow they will share a platform at a conference of the Africa Commission...
(Related articles: G8 Leaders Should Stay Away If Not Prepared For Full Commitment)

ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE MAKING NO DENT ON POVERTY (MAY 4)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/1a86aaf788fa361d3bfda8886dd80745.htm
Johannesburg — Malawi's lacklustre economic performance will have to improve dramatically if the lives of its 11 million people are to be bettered...

WORLD BANK SUPPORTS EDUCATION SECTOR DEVELOPMENT IN MALAWI (MAY 3)
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/VBOL-6C3CCV?OpenDocument
Washington D.C. — The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of US$32.2 million to help the Government of Malawi...
(Related article: World Bank approves grant to support education sector)

MISGUIDED POLICY EXACERBATES FOOD INSECURITY, CLAIMS REPORT (MAY 3)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/450febd07f16e525fd6200bfc1b7bd39.htm
Johannesburg — Government interventions aimed at boosting food security in Malawi have had the opposite effect...

MINISTER IN PLEDGE TO MALAWI (MAY 2)
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/5038354.shtml
Scotland's world-class healthcare can help tackle extreme poverty in Africa, a minister has claimed.

MALAWI QUALIFIES FOR US ANTI-CORRUPTION FUND (MAY 2)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=10507
Malawi is to receive substantial aid from the United States of America to fight corruption and improve fiscal accountability.

IN SUPPORT OF MALAWI (MAY 1)
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,1474163,00.html
Under a giant fig tree, with a chimpanzee high in the branches above raining urine on our heads, Tolbert Kuza said: 'Government protection will not save this forest.

BUSINESS AND CULTURE

AUGUST 2005

DFID AND MALAWI'S PRIVATISATION (AUG 5)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=11896
In a paper entitled: "Stimulating growth in Malawi and the Role of Agriculture and the Private Sector' publicised on July 6, 2005, the DFID has hinted ...

GOVT INITIATES DISCUSSIONS TO ADDRESS JET FUEL PRICES (AUG 3)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508030104.html
The Ministry of Energy and Water Development (MEWD) has initiated discussions with the ministries of finance and tourism on how to address the issue of jet fuel prices.

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US PHARMACEUTICAL FIRM DONATES SIX MILLION-DOLLAR DRUGS TO MALAWI (AUG 2)
http://www.rednova.com/news/health/194210/us_pharmaceutical_firm_donates_six_milliondollar_drugs_to_malawi/
Merck, a United States of America-based pharmaceutical company, has donated over four million Mectizan tablets worth six million dollars to Malawi.

MALAWI'S TELECOMS FIRM ON SALE (AUG 1)
http://www.businessinafrica.net/news/southern_africa/467983.htm
Blantyre — Malawi leader Bingu wa Mutharika has given a nod for the Malawi Privatisation Commission to finally sell the country's sole fixed-line telephone company...

JULY 2005

EXPERTS WARN OF HARD TIMES FOR SUGAR FIRMS (JULY 25)
http://www.eastandard.net/hm_news/news.php?articleid=25969
The sugar sector needs urgent reforms and new investment to survive the expected imports onslaught in 2008...

AIDS SOWS RUIN OF MALAWI TEA GROWING HUB (JULY 19)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L18310205.htm
Thyolo — The small southern town of Thyolo has kept Malawi's flag flying in international tea markets with its rich green teas...

GLOBAL TEA IMPORTS RISE 1.5% SPURRED BY US DEMAND: FAO (JULY 18)
http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=96761
Global tea imports rose 1.5% in 2004, helped by rising US demand for the fragrant leaves...

MALAWI SAYS TENDERS FOR 72,000 T OF MAIZE (JULY 15)
http://za.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=businessNews&storyID=2005-07-15T151944Z_01_BAN554829_RTRIDST_0_OZABS-FOOD-MALAWI-MAIZE-20050715.XML
Lilongwe — Malawi announced a tender to buy 72,000 tonnes of white maize to feed the estimated 4.2 million people in need of food aid this year.

JUNE 2005

MALAWI COMMEMORATES DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD IN STYLE (JUNE 22)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506220700.html
Every year the day of the African Child falls on June the 16th and like all other years in the past Malawi has always observed this day...

MALAWI POLICE AIDS DAY CELEBRATED (JUNE 22)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506220701.html
The Inspector General (IG) of Police Mary Nangwale, in her speech to mark Police AIDS Day urged police officers and their wives to maintain self-discipline...

MALAWI GUNS FOR ZERO-TARIFF DEAL (JUNE 22)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=11248
Malawi is is about to conclude a bilateral trade agreement with Mozambique that seeks to bring down tariffs to zero on both sides.

MALAWI TO PETITION SOUTH AFRICA OVER MISSING DNA RESULTS (JUNE 00)
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/mediamonitor/article_1016442.php/Malawi_to_petition_SouthAfrica_over_missing_DNA_results
The Malawi government has decided to engage the South African embassy in Malawi to help in sourcing DNA test results...

MALAWI FABRICS IMPORTERS CRY OVER HIGHER DUTY (JUNE 16)
http://english.eastday.com/eastday/englishedition/business/userobject1ai1186892.html
Malawi's merchants of imported fabrics have complained about government plans to increase excise duty on their materials from 22 percent to 50 percent...

MALAWI, ZIMBABWE DENY TEARGAS DEAL (JUNE 13)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=11103
Malawi and Zimbabwe have dismissed press reports that they are flouting western sanctions by trading in teargas...

SHARMA PROMISES MALAWI NATIONAL TEAM NEW NIKE KIT (JUNE 8)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=11042
The Flames's days of donning archaic uniforms will soon be over.

MR NICE TOURS MALAWI (JUNE 8)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=11045
Celebrated Tanzanian musician Mr Nice jets into the country on Wednesday for a string of highly anticipated performances...

HOW MALAWI'S LIVELIHOOD WENT UP IN SMOKE (JUNE 8)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/hearafrica05/story/0,15756,1501540,00.html
It's heaven for the world's heavy smokers and giant cigarette companies, but no one else...

WANDERERS TO LAUNCH WEBSITE (JUNE 3)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=10981
MTL Wanderers FC will next week sail into the modern world when it launches a website...

BINGU TAKES DEMOCRATUS DESIGNER TO RWANDA (JUNE 3)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=10972
A Malawi News Agency (Mana) photographer Lisa Kadango was asked to surrender an air ticket and K187,000 allowances at the eleventh hour...

MALAWI ALL SHARE INDEX UP 7.27 POINTS (JUNE 1)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=10937
The Malawi All Share Index (Masi) last week surged 7.29 percentage points, pushed by price gains in three domestic counters at the Malawi Stock Exchange.

MAY 2005

MUTHARIKA'S NEW PARTY FACES STIFF CHALLENGES—ANALYSTS (MAY 30)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/61b473ba69b9d6123d7331877449cf17.htm
Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika can expect to face some major challenges for the remainder of his term...

BRITISH DJ IN BLANTYRE FOR CHARITY (MAY 27)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=10882
British DJ Bizzi B is in the country to perform a string of shows for charity.

CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR DOUBLING POSITIONS ILLEGALLY (MAY 27)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=10861
Reserve Bank governor Victor Mbewe is flouting the Public Finance Management Act...

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AUGUST 2005

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JULY 2005

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JUNE 2005

MALAWI ANNOUNCES PLAN TO BUILD NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JUNE 19)
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/mediamonitor/article_1016443.php/Malawi_announces_plan_to_build_new_international_airport
Government will build an international airport at Ekwendeni in Mzimba.

AIR MALAWI TO RESUME ITS SERVICES TO DUBAI (JULY 18)
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/business/2005/July/business_July384.xml&section=business&col= Dubai — Air Malawi, a fully government owned airline of a tiny Central African country of Malawi, yesterday announced resumption of its flights to Dubai...

MISSION CONTINUES FOR SHADYSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MEMBERS (JUNE 13)
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/news/s_343478.html
Aidan Hoehl, Elizabeth Wilson and Emily Chin are looking forward to carrying on an impressive legacy as they depart today on a church mission to Malawi...

MAY 2005

DPP T-SHIRTS INCONVENIENCE AIR MALAWI PASSENGERS (MAY 30)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=10894
Some passengers aboard an Air Malawi flight from Johannesburg to Lilongwe on Saturday were forced to leave luggage behind...

AIR MALAWI TO FLY TO DUBAI (MAY 27)
http://www.nationmalawi.com/articles.asp?articleID=10868
Air Malawi will from June 17, 2005 start flying to United Arab Emirates (UAE), popularly called Dubai... (Related articles: Air Malawi launches flights to Dubai)


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