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Madonna, visiting Malawian village with her 4 children, promises electricity

more images more images Madonna promises light for Malawian village MPHANDULA, Malawi ? Madonna has promised electricity to a village in Malawi, the impoverished southern African country where she runs a charity organization and from which she has adopted two children. Speaking in Mphandula, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, the singer said Thursday: “I know [...]

Madonna: Mommy in Malawi

Continuing her humanitarian efforts, Madonna was spotted at the groundbreaking ceremony for her Raising Malawi Academy for Girls today (October 29). The Material girl was joined by her children Lourdes, Mercy, and David as she visited the Mphandu la Orphanage outside Lilongwe, posing for pictures along the way. And it sounds like Madge got quite an upgrade earlier this week when one of the orphans she has helped declared her to be a god. The young girl exclaimed, “You are our god.  W

Madonna a ‘God’ to Malawi Orphans

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Anne of Carversville & Sexy Futures Front Page Updates

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Their parties feed the hungry in Africa

By Christopher Huber Chicken. Spice. Lentils. Rice. Such was the chant of approximately 75 members of Sammamish-based Missio Lux church as they scooped, measured, dumped and packaged food to make 8,000 nutritious meals for hungry orphans in Sierra Leone. The original “Party with a Purpose” was held June 7 at Pine Lake Covenant Church, but various members have since sponsored more meal-assembly gatherings to benefit children through Silverdale-based Children of the Nations International.

Malawi’s junior Queens fired up for World Youth Championship

It is their first time to participate in a global tournament but the Junior Queens are not alarmed. They are set to follow the foot steps of their sisters who have done it several times and brought pride to the nation. The Junior Queens are in camp preparing for the forthcoming Under 21 World Youth Netball Championship to be held in the Cook Islands but the message in camp is that of bringing honor to Malawi. The 12 young netball national team playerss are scheduled to leave this Wednesday f

Black Rhyno, Tay Grin album launch shakes Blantyre

T he buzz has been all over town since four months ago and the urban music community in Malawi impatiently monitors the clock as it gradually ticks to the joint launch of Black Rhyno Entertainment recording company and hip-hop superstar Tay Grin’s latest album this Friday. Expectations among music lovers especially the youths in Blantyre and probably the rest of the cities in the country are high. The commercial capital appears to be on fire as everybody now seems they can’t wait no more but

Malawi govt gives Muluzi £3000 for medical bills

Malawi government through the treasury department has released money amounting to £3000 (about MK720, 000)for the ailing former president Bakili Muluzi who is currently in England receiving medical treatment, Nyasa Times understands.  Muluzi left Malawi a fortnight ago for the much-publicized medical attention regarding his slipping spinal discs operation, which according to family members has deteriorated since the last operation.  Meanwhile, reliable sources at the treasury department told

Food for fish dwindling on developed lakes

A pulse of midges swarms over Lake Malawi in Africa. Photo credit: The Daily Mail. Freshwater fish often rely on terrestrial insects as a portion of their food supply. In lakes, the size and shape of the lake can determine how much the fish rely on terrestrial insects for food. But with humans’ love of lakefront [...]

Zain Malawi raises price of ZTE & Huawei handsets Zain Malawi has reportedly raised the cost of its low cost ZTE and Huawei handsets which were at K1,499 to K3,499. Zain Sales and Distribution Director. Saulos Chilima said the subsidy was aimed at increasing rural penetration of mobile telecommunication at a budget of K840 million. “The program has achieved its objective and we would [...]

AUDIO: Tracking Africa’s people smugglers – BBC

Tracking Africa’s people smugglers By Brian Hungwe  BBCHarare Listen to African Perspective Human smugglers are running a complex multi-million dollar network, fleecing distressed Somalis seeking a way out of their war-torn country and desperate Ethiopians caught up in vicious cycles of hunger, floods and political repression. The migrants have to walk for thousands of miles Thousands of people leave their countries every year, trekking thousands of miles through eight countries from the Horn


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope By William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer This is an amazing book that will stand along side books like THREE CUPS OF TEA. I posted this so you all could know about this amazing young man and the good work he is doing. Please read and enjoy! William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withere

Videos: Helping, Healing and Loving Kids

From Denny: Anything that helps kids grow a better life works for me! More from the Making A Difference segments from NBC News. Private school campuses host a summer camp to carefully selected... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Cabinet to decide on Mhunga buses

Transport Minister Nicholas Goche By Our Correspondent HARARE – Cabinet is expected to sit today, Tuesday, and consider revoking the Mhunga Bus Company licence after the Commissioner of Roads made representations to the Transport Minister to ban the buses after a string of fatal accidents. Government has however been sternly warned against revoking the licence for the only fleet of buses that services the busy Harare-Masvingo route. The decision to ban the buses from the roads would be “t

FIFA fine Ivory Coast

World football’s governing body FIFA on Wednesday fined Ivory Coast’s football federation and imposed crowd restrictions following a deadly stampede at Abidjan’s main stadium last March.FIFA have fined the Ivorian Football federation $4,7000 but has also donated $96,000 to a fund set-up for the victims’ families.The safety measures will be in place for the Elephants’ next round of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers in September.The capacity for the match against Burkina Faso on 5 September will be se

You’ll want Jasper James’ Vibrator

Guest Contributor Jiz Lee interviews Jasper James for Good Vibrations Magazine. Jasper James is making waves. She’s quickly becoming the next gender-bending pop superstar, playing with the likes of Peaches and having her songs up on . Jasper stands apart from the rest in more ways than one… but it’s one way in particular that spurred me to point her out to all you readers of Good Vibrations Magazine: Jasper sings about her sex toys! Her song “Vibrator” is an ode to

lingamish walks into the lion’s den (of hermeneutics) without his Alexandrian sword

I’m glad my last post encouraged David further to grab the hermeneutical bull by the horns: Exegetical Sketches: Alexander’s Sword . I think he’s been lurking in the bush planning his hunting strategy for some time now. David writes, What I want to do in this blog series is give an overview of some alternative ways of doing Bible study in a Christian context. . . What [grammatical-historical interpretation] fails to address is the need for intuitive and populist ways to arrive at Scriptural

Scots must stop drinking themselves to death – Malawi journalist

    On his first tour of Scotland’s cities, Mabvuto Banda from Malawi was horrified to find a society scarred by alcohol and drugs. It is 4am and I am on patrol with two police officers in Aberdeen. We bump into a group of four boys, aged between 10 and 16, loitering in the street. The police ask if they have been drinking. They answer emphatically, but not entirely convincingly, ‘No’. I am shocked that children are gallivanting at this late hour when they have a home to go to. Where, I as

A look at efforts to extend term limits worldwide (AP)

AP - The West African nation of Niger holds a referendum Tuesday that will end presidential term limits if passed. Referendums on term limits have been held worldwide in recent years. While they have failed in a handful of cases — including Honduras, Malawi, Nigeria and Zambia — most attempts have succeeded. Here is a look at some nations where there have been efforts to extend term limits: Original post by AP and software by Elliott Back

Cyborg wins DSTV Multichoice Lake Malawi bwato race

Determined Cyborg Makhwawa became the 2009 winner of the joint National Bank and Multichoice Bwato race on Lake Malawi which was held over the weekend in Salima. The 26-year-old beat a pool of over 50 fishermen from within Senga Bay area in the district to emerge the victor. Makhwawa paddled his boat in 46 minutes to cover a distance of five kilometers from Livingstonia Beach to Namalenje Island and back. He was closely followed by Buraya Amosi who took 47 minutes while Cert Maduka came thi