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MEC started Phase 2 of Voter Verification : low voter turnout has been a concern so far

KalongaOn its website The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is informing all registered voters, political parties, civil society organisations and the general public that the second phase of voter verification will start on Easter Monday, 21 April, 2014 and end on Friday, 25 April, 2014.

This second phase will cover Mulanje, Machinga, Mangochi, Balaka, Salima NKhotakota, and all districts in the Northern Region. Centres will be opening from 8AM to 4PM including lunch hour. The Commission is encouraging all registered voters in these districts  who might be unable verify their details during weekdays to take  advantage of the Easter Monday holiday to verify their details.

Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 Finalists Announced

lOGOJOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 13, 2014-- The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (http://www.africaninnovation.org) announced the finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014 (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org). Ten African innovators have created practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, from a domestic waste biogas system to a wafer matrix for paediatric antiretroviral (ARV) drug treatment. Chosen from almost 700 applications from 42 countries, the finalists for the IPA 2014 represent Africans’ potential to address the challenges that are unique to the continent

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Job advertisement: VICE-CHANCELLOR MALAWI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MUST)

The Council for Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST)in exercise of its statutory duties as  provided in the University's  Act is inviting interested  and  suitably qualified   distinguished   Academics   with   vast   experience  in   University  Curriculum Development and Reform,  Teaching,  Research and  Administration/Management  to  apply  for the  above  post.

Open Letter: Deceit, Deception to Advance Sexual Rights at the United Nations

United Nations HallThe main document negotiated at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of women (CSW) in New York entitled “Agreed Conclusions” was in fact not agreed upon at all.  We watched as most of the world’s developing countries resisted these sexual rights agenda of the developed world and as they fought for a provision recognizing their sovereign national rights and calling for respect for their religious, ethical, social and cultural values in implementing the document under negotiation.

Malawi Police, aspirants for Blantyre City South Constituency in solidarity walk against hate speeches, violence

Malawi Political Violence

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)--While blood shedding violence between governing People's Party (PP) and opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) seem to be far from over, Young Achievers for Development (YAD) and the Malawi Police Service have organised a solidarity walk to promote tolerance and co-existence among people of different political interests.

The solidarity walk will take place this Thursday from Zingwngwa Township to Chilobwe Trading Centre in Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre and all 14 aspirants for Blantyre City South Constituency will be part of it.

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