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Malawi Farmers Want Maize Export Ban Lifted.

Three years of El Nino-induced drought and flooding left half of Malawi's population dependent on food aid, but this year, the country is reporting a good maize harvest.  Malawi’s government banned the export of maize and maize products in 2015 amid food shortages. But now things are changing.   Latest ...

- Voice of America - US

Report: Drought Insurance 'An Experiment That Failed' in Malawi.

Taking out insurance to protect against climate risks is the "wrong model" for improving countries' ability to cope and may even be worsening inequality and vulnerability, a leading development charity said on Wednesday. A policy taken out by Malawi cost the drought-ridden southern African country $5 million but failed ...

- Voice of America - US

Sampling delivers positive results at Mkango's Malawi project.

Recent sampling at dual-listed Mkango Resources' Thambani heavy minerals project, in southern Malawi, has supported the project's exploration potential, president Alexander Lemon said on Wednesday. He noted that not only were the uranium results highly encouraging, with assay results from 85 rock grab samples returning ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

UNHCR renews warning over Burundi situation as funding dries to a trickle.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia With no sign of improvement in the political situation, the total refugee population is expected to grow to over half a million by end ...

- ReliefWeb - INT | Schoolgirl 'rises, from the dead', police investigating.

Police in Malawi are investigating a case in which a schoolgirl was said to have risen from the dead, reports say.

- - ZA

The week's best photojournalism.

A weekly yoga class on the front lawn of Parliament Hill in Ottawa. | Fishermen board a boat for a night of fishing on Lake Malawi. | A graduate's hat reads "Producto de Inmigrantes — Hecho en USA" at Columbia University's graduation ceremony. | Burmese farm workers harvest rice in a paddy field on the outskirts of ...

- The Week - US | Top Africa stories: Mugabe, DRC, Malawi.

Zimbabwe is set to build a new university in honour of president Mugabe, and SA has deported at least 300 Malawian citizens, who had been living illegally in the country.

- - ZA

Trump's global gag order: 5 questions answered.

Community health workers like these visit patients' homes in Malawi to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation–Malawi/Chris Cox, CC BY-NDEditor's note: President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that media reports say could obstruct nearly ...

- The Conversation - UK