Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Madonna choses Malawi

Kim Yi Dionne is an assistant professor of political science at Texas A&M University. She writes for AIAC about recent coverage of Malawi, actually Madonna in Malawi (that’s the problem). Kim also blogs about Malawi, politics, and HIV/AIDS at the blog, haba na haba. You can also find her on Twitter–Sean Jacobs. Kim Yi Dionne Guest Blogger Malawi has

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

In The Name of Malawi


Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Deep Roots Malawi

Gasper Nali is one of the musicians featured in the 2009 Deep Roots Malawi documentary. I haven’t seen the documentary yet (and I’m sure it could do without the dubious ‘heart of Africa’, ‘undiscovered’ and ‘lost heritage’)...

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Music Break

Rapper Young Kay is “a leader of the younger urban music scene in Malawi.”

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Where does the money go?

Brett Davidson How transparent are governments? How easy is it for citizens to get hold of information about how governments are spending their money? It is this question that a recent international research project set out to...

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Lake of Stars

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Madonna: International Human Rights Defender

“The Power of Madonna! Malawi Releases Gay Couple After Madge Protests!” “Madonna saves gay couple in Malawi.” “Jailed Malawian Gay Couple Released After Madonna Petitions.” “A Madonna Miracle? Malawi Releases Gay Couple After Material One Protests.” Apparently,...

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The Guardian on Malawi

If you find yourself at a cocktail party this weekend wherein you will be required to demonstrate your worldly intelligence to the other guests, then The Guardian‘s Pass notes series is for you. A complete (and short!) guide...

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

‘Like Africa, Africa’

A bit late on this but recently unveiled their latest series, Selector, in which they offer a rapper two different beats, one of which the rapper picks as a backing track for a freestyle....

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Homosexuality is Illegal in 37 African Countries

Radio Netherlands International has a 51-minute, really good, program on the hysteria and violence against gay people on the continent. Guest include Ian Swartz, founder of a gay rights organisation in Namibia, and Scott Long from Human...

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Homophobia in Africa

“…. In the last six months we have seen the expression of homophobia with the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill; the arrest of gay Malawian couple, Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, for getting married;  most recently the appointment of...

Friday, October 9th, 2009


Jon Stewart’s attempt to draw cheap laughs in an interview with 22 year old Malawian, William Kamkwamba (at 14 years old he started building windmills from scrap material to electrify houses and appliances in his...

Thursday, October 8th, 2009


William Kamkwamba was 14 when he built a windmill from scratch that supplies his family’s home in rural Malawi with a reliable electricity supply. Then he started thinking about electricity for his neighbors. Then he got invited...

Thursday, August 6th, 2009


Malawi’s Constitution Amendment Bill banning homosexual marriages was passed on Thursday July this year, during a parliamentary sitting to pass the 2009/2010 budget. During this sitting Member of parliament, Edwin Banda proposed that the constitution should include...

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