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Malawi (/məˈlɔːwi/, /məˈlɑːwi/ or /ˈmæləwi/; Chichewa: [maláβi] or [maláwi]), officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Malawi is over 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi) with an estimated population of 16,777,547 (July 2013 est.). Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre and the third is Mzuzu. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa".

Malawi is among the smallest countries in Africa. Lake Malawi takes about a third of Malawi's area.

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Seen But Not Counted: The Plight Of Immigrants In Zimbabwe

The Tennessee Tribune 06 May 2021
“My parents were born here in Zimbabwe as children of farm migrants from Malawi, but they were never documented just like me,” Jairos told Zenger News ... The colonial government mobilized cheap African labor from neighboring countries, mainly Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia, to work in gold mines and farms ... “The law is not wrong,” Kika told Zenger News....
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MoH considers re-starting public isolations for infected cases

Capital Ethiopia 03 May 2021
On similar news, in April 21, 2021, the International Clinical Laboratories (ICL) launched the free Covid-19 testing program for 50,000 people in Tigray ... The appeal comes after Malawi and South Sudan said they would destroy more than 70,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab because they expired in mid-April....
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Amnesty hails Malawi court ruling that death penalty is unconstitutional

Independent online (SA) 01 May 2021
"While the news from Malawi is positive, the death penalty remains in place in the majority of countries across sub-Saharan Africa ... According to news website Malawi 24, there has been a moratorium on the death penalty in the southern African country since 1994 ... – African News Agency ....
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SADC extradition protocol irrelevant in Bushiri extradition case

Independent online (SA) 29 Apr 2021
The SADC protocol is not part of the laws of Malawi and therefore irrelevant in the case, news website Malawi24 reported on Wednesday, citing a ruling by magistrate Patrick Chirwa who said he would only rely on the 1972 extradition agreement between Malawi and South Africa ... African News Agency (ANA) ....
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Malawi: Death penalty defeated as Supreme Court of Appeal rules it unconstitutional

Amnesty 29 Apr 2021
Responding to the news that the Supreme Court of Appeal in Malawi has ruled the death penalty unconstitutional, Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, said. ... While the news from Malawi is positive, the death penalty remains in place in the majority of countries across sub-Saharan Africa....
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More African Countries Reject Advice On Expired Covid-19 Vaccines

The Tennessee Tribune 29 Apr 2021
“The vaccines can still be used even after nine months,” said Nkengasong during a news conference on April 22 ... Kenya joins other African countries, such as Malawi, South Sudan, and Uganda, in rejecting advice on expired doses ... In Malawi, sluggishness in vaccination is blamed on the low turnout of the people to receive the jab....
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Malawi to destroy expired AstraZeneca vaccines

Business Ghana 27 Apr 2021
But Malawi’s Ministry of Health spokesperson, Joshua Malango, has told the BBC that Malawi will go ahead and destroy 16,440 doses of the vaccines because news of extension of shelf life was shared with Malawi after the vaccine had already expired and taken out of ......
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Coronavirus: WHO say make African kontris keep expired vaccines

Ghana Web 24 Apr 2021
Di appeal dey come afta Malawi and South Sudan say dem go destroy more than 70,000 doses of di Oxford-AstraZeneca jab because dem go expire for mid-April ... if we dey do our part to arrange for these vaccines, you to do your part and use di vaccines," John Nkengasong, director of di Africa CDC, tell news conference on Thursday....
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Coronavirus: WHO urges African nations to keep expired vaccines

Joy Online 23 Apr 2021
The appeal comes after Malawi and South Sudan said they would destroy more than 70,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab because they expired in mid-April ... if we are doing our part to mobilise these vaccines, you do your part and use the vaccines,” John Nkengasong, director of the Africa CDC, told a news conference on Thursday....
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Protests across Malawi as mobile phone charges soar

The Observer 22 Apr 2021
Hundreds of people have taken to Malawi’s streets to protest against rising mobile call and data charges ... the children working to survive in Malawi ... “To own a smartphone is like a crime because of the cost of data,” Kazako was quoted by the Malawi News Agency as saying last year....
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African countries urged not to destroy vaccines after expiry confusion

Business Day 22 Apr 2021
The AU’s disease control body and World Health Organisation on Thursday urged African countries not to waste Covid-19 vaccines donated to them, after confusion in Malawi and South Sudan about whether doses they received had expired ... Prevention (Africa CDC), told a news conference....
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650,000 African children given malaria jab: WHO

Urdu Point 20 Apr 2021
Geneva, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Apr, 2021 ) .Two years into a malaria vaccine pilot scheme, more than 650,000 children have been immunised across Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Tuesday ... "Ghana, Kenya and Malawi show that existing ......
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Malawi leader fires minister over Covid funds misuse

Joy Online 19 Apr 2021
Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has fired senior officials including Labour Minister Ken Kandodo over alleged embezzlement of Covid funds ... The minister on Sunday told the Reuters news agency that he was shocked by the decision, without making further comments ... Malawi has so far recorded more than 33,000 cases of Covid-19 and 1,138 deaths....
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