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Apr 19, 2012  Malawi: Hope in a New Start
    Supporters of democracy and women's rights have good reason to celebrate the peaceful succession in Malawi, in which Vice-President Joyce Banda took office despite fears that she might be blocked by associates of President Bingu wa Mutharika after his unexpected death. The country faces a multitude of structural problems, including donor dependency and the role of tobacco, a major threat to global public health, as the leading export. But for now the mood is optimistic. Malawians as well as outside observers say the country is ready for a new start.

Jul 30, 2011  Malawi: Challenging Power & Corruption
    "The protests and riots of July 20 are fundamentally about governance and development, the enduring desire among Malawians for the establishment of a sustainable democratic developmental state. It underscores the fact that economic growth without development is not enough. ... President Mutharika embodies the contradictions of Malawi's political system and the crassness of Malawi's political class." - Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Jul 15, 2010  Africa: AIDS Treatment 2.0
    As donor commitment to the fight against AIDS threatens to falter, UNAIDS, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, has issued a new report with ambitious proposals and an upbeat perspective on the prospects for advances in both treatment and prevention. Proposing simplified treatment practices under the rubric "Treatment 2.0," the report also cites significant advances in prevention, particularly among African youth, and widespread global awareness of the importance of the pandemic among issues requiring high priority.

Oct   4 2009  Africa: Wind Power in Global Context
Jan 22, 2009  Africa: Subsidies that Work
May 23, 2007  Africa: Medicines without Doctors
Oct 18, 2005  Southern Africa: Food Emergency Shortfall
May 18, 2004  Malawi: Election Context
Apr 13, 2004  Africa: World Bank Protests/Policy

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

August 3, 2015  Africa/Global: Climate Change Roundup
July 21, 2015  Africa/Global: "Stop The Bleeding"
July 6, 2015  Africa/Global: People's Test on Climate
June 22, 2015  Africa: AIDS Struggle Continues
June 2, 2015  Africa/Global: Capital Flows in Context
June 2, 2015  Africa/Global: Tax Justice & Inequality

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News (allafrica) Sep 02, 2015
Sweden's We Effect and FAO to Support Small-Scale Forest and Farm Producers
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Man Gets 12 Years for Defiling Step Daughter
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