Written by SONKE GENDER NETWORK
As the world mourns the passing of global hero and icon, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, AIDS activists are paying homage to this great man at the 17th Annual International Conference Against AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Cape Town. On Saturday evening, at the opening of the conference, South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said that Mandela’s legacy will continue to echo justice, peace, democracy, equality, non-racialism and non-sexism across the ages.
He said that those dedicated to the fight against HIV were sad of the passing of Mandela also because “in Madiba, we had a fearless partner in the fight against this epidemic,” he said “We know fully well the positive impact he made in our efforts to fight back this scourge both during and after his term of Office as President of the Republic of South Africa.”
Written by MARAVIPOST
BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—The recent firing of the Chief Executive Officer of the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA), Nansinuku Saukira is a serious error of the current President Joyce Banda and raises more serious concerns on the independence of Statutory Corporations, Malawi Watch has said.
President Banda fired Saukira despite being advised to recall him from suspension after the disciplinary committee cleared him of charges over 30,000 metric tones of maize which got rotten in the strategic grain silos on his watch.
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BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—World Vision International has joined with others around the globe to express sympathies to the family of former South African President Nelson Mandela, paying tribute to a modern legend of peace-building.
“Nelson Mandela has been, and will remain, an inspiration for many of us around the world involved in humanitarian work,” says Kevin Jenkins, World Vision International President.
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BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—A 30 year-old security guard has been beaten to death by angry College of Medicine students, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima) for allegedly stealing one of the students’ trousers.
According to Blantyre Police Assistant Publicist, Constable Grace Mwale, one of the students, Willard Lumetcha alerted fellow students that his trousers was missing and made rounds searching for the missing trousers until it was found with the guard, who reportedly confessed to have stolen the trousers.