CAIRO – Seeking to promote modern education among Muslims and reduce stampede for university places, Malawi is planning to open the country’s first Islamic university for students interested in studying Islam.
“We all have the common purpose of seeing Malawi as a country develop and through the right leadership this is possible,” Sidik Mia, Minister of Transports and Public Works, told Nyasa Times on Monday, April 29.
“Leaders need our support.”
Meeting with Muslim leaders at Mangochi Boma Sub mosque, Mia announced plans to open an Islamic university to promote modern education among Muslims in Malawi.
Construction of a multi-million dollar secondary school in Kasungu with funding from the Royal Jesuits of the Roman Catholic Church is progressing well, to the satisfaction of the church.
Loyola Jesuit Secondary School which will cost the Jesuits US$9 million is expected to enroll 500 students once completed in 2016.
The first phase of its construction is due to finish in 2014 and will be ready for its first intake of form 1 students.
Roman Catholic Church Jesuits Superior General Father Aldofo Nicholas expressed the sentiments…
You Lazy (Intellectual) African Scum!
by Field Ruwe
“It’s amazing how you all sit there and watch yourselves die,” the man next to me said. “Get up and do something about it.”
Brawny, fully bald-headed, with intense, steely eyes, he was as cold as they come. When I first discovered I was going to spend my New Year’s Eve next to him on a non-stop JetBlue flight from Los Angeles to Boston I was angst-ridden. I associate marble-shaven Caucasians with iconoclastic skin-heads, most of who are racist.
“My name is Walter,” he extended his hand as soon as I settled in my seat.
Traditional leaders in the country have been called upon to eradicate harmful traditional practices which impinge on the progression of women and girls in the socio-economic activities.
The call was made by President Dr. Joyce Banda on Friday at St. John the Baptist – Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) in Mangochi during this year’s commemoration of International Women’s Day which officially falls on 8th March annually.
“I would like to appeal to traditional…
Vuto is my third book and the premise was inspired by my experience as a health volunteer in the Peace Corps, stationed in Malawi, Africa. As a member of the Peace Corps, I was exposed to many cultural traditions I had never even heard of before, like the prospect of puberty rites and wife inheritance (when a husband dies and leaves behind his wife, she is usually “inherited” by his brother or another male family member).A.J. Walkley with her…
The skirmish between Madonna and the Malawian government has taken yet another turn with the country’s President reportedly “incandescent with anger” over a statement released by her own office harshly criticising the American singer.
Sources described as “well-placed” told the BBC that President Joyce Banda was unaware of the statement released on Wednesday which accused Madonna of “bullying state officials” and chaining Malawi to “an obligation of gratitude”.
Madonna, who visited the country last week with her children, including her two adopted Malawian-born kids David and Mercy James, both 8, to see schools built by her charitable donations, hit back at the criticisms calling them “lies”.
President Banda was reportedly in the…
Four Seasons is proud to announce that they are partners with Earth Day Network Global.
As a result, they are celebrating Earth Day 2013 at Four Seasons in Lilongwe.
The focus this year is the Face of Climate Change and they’ve brought this concept home.
Earth day falls on April 22nd, and they will use that day to launch a Lilongwe-wide waste management and sanitation campaign with their partners.
Here in Malawi they’re reaching out to everyone to participate:
“HOW DO YOU VIEW THE INTEGRATION OF PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT”
What’s your take on it?
Submit a digital image of anything (pictures, artwork, physical displays) which will all be displayed the evening of Earth Day -…
The school’s concert band performed at St Richard’s Church, in Slindon, on March 2, in aid of the Nick Webber Trust, which helps street children in Malawi.
More than £1,300 was raised, and a further £500 by selling cakes and glow sticks.
The charity was set up in memory of Nick Webber, a 28-year-old lawyer who died in a car crash while working in Malawi as a volunteer lawyer. St Richard’s was his local church.
This term, Year 8 pupils Imogen Ashby, Catherine Dickinson, Joseph…
The population of Lilongwe has doubled every decade since 1980. The problems currently facing the city in terms of power supply, water quality, environmental protection, public health, and transportation will only worsen as the current urban growth pattern continues.
The talk will discuss how landscape architecture and the space between buildings can be used to minimize the negative impacts of growth. Historical and current examples of urban development both positive and negative will be presented in order to facilitate a discussion on the future growth of Lilongwe.
Stuart Jones earned a master of landscape architecture from the University of Georgia in 2012. His primary focus at University was on green infrastructure…
NANDIPA won with her class mates, including her best friend Karen, the race for 4x100m relay drill, she also won the 400m race and the 100m sprint at the Civo stadium.
She studies at Mount Sinai International School, a school with good reputation and high standard of education near the Parliament House in Lilongwe, Malawi.
The mother, Pamela Kanjanga, who made the video below available to us told malawilive.com “God willing she’s going to continue her studies and do more sports in the United Kingdom at the end of this school year. She has developed love for baking and she loves playing tennis and running, she always beat me on that…
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