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Low-Cost Thrills in Millennium Village Data

John W. McArthur | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
John W. McArthur

Yesterday, May 30, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Millennium Villages project (MVP) in Mwandama, Malawi. While there he ...

The Lifechanging Business of Small Ideas: Rabbits Become Lifeline in Malawi

Joseph Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joseph Scott

Stefano, a farmer in Malawi, has a sense of calm and security now. Whether there are floods or droughts, he can withstand disaster because of his new rabbit farming project.

Is the Malawi Couple Gay?

Alex Blaze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Blaze

I'll agree the story wouldn't have gotten attention if it were seen as trans instead of gay, but I also doubt this story would have gotten much attention if it read like a much more common gay story.

Proud to be Malawian, But Not Proud of Gay Verdict

Luso Mnthali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luso Mnthali

How can Malawi claim to be the Warm Heart of Africa, when there's nothing warm-hearted about throwing two men who profess to love one another in jail?

Dan Savage Needs to Shut up About Malawi

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

The 14 year imprisonment of a gay couple in Malawi is beyond despicable. But I was completely shocked to see the otherwise brilliant Gay columnist Dan Savage call for the US to cut off foreign aid to the country until the court's decision was reversed.

Madonna SLAMS Malawi For Sentencing Gay Couple

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Madonna has taken to her website to express outrage over a Malawi court ruling that sentenced two engaged men to 14 years of hard labor because homose...

Malawi sets grave example with conviction of gay couple

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

In January this year, I wrote about an outrageous draft bill before the Ugandan Parliament that would have sanctioned blatant discrimination against g...

Presenting Malawian Girls With A Classroom, Not A Forced Marriage

Joseph Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joseph Scott

Traditional customs in Malawi still allow parents to marry their daughters off -- their dreams and aspirations are destroyed. Concern Worldwide's goal is to improve their access to quality education.

Judge In Malawi Convicts Gay Couple

AP | RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BLANTYRE, Malawi — A judge convicted a gay couple Tuesday of charges that could send them to jail for more than a decade following an engagement...

Breakthrough Village Results for Integrated Rural Needs

John W. McArthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John W. McArthur

This week the New York Times profiled the early results of the Millennium Villages in Sauri, Kenya. The article by Jeffrey Gettleman highlights the co...

Malawi's William Kamkwamba Among The Winners of The GO Ingenuity Award

Scott Fifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Scott Fifer

GO Campaign and the Unified Field Corporation have named four inaugural winners of the GO Ingenuity Award, a global prize to celebrate innovation and to inspire youth ingenuity in developing nations.

Sharing an Inspiring Story on International Women's Day

Madonna | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sharing stories of women's achievements today is an amazing way to honor and pay tribute to the incredible women who have inspired us to be the people we are.

Malawi: Police Say Man Arrested In Anti-Gay Sweep

AP | RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Police in Malawi say they have arrested a man in what they describe as a sweep against homosexuals. There is a debate over g...

Malawi Villagers Forced To Move For A Madonna School

AP | RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BLANTYRE, Malawi — In a land dispute pitting Madonna against African villagers, Malawi's government has sided with the pop star who has pumped m...

Finding Charity in Everyday Life: The Goods for Good Project

Melissa Lafsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melissa Lafsky

Before a trip to Malawi in 2006, a thought occurred to Melissa Kushner: Why not call U.S. companies and ask them to donate the products they have left over?

Malawi Man Arrested For Putting Up Gay Rights Posters

Guardian | David Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A man has been arrested in Malawi for putting up posters championing gay rights in the latest sign of official intolerance towards homosexuality....

Uganda Must Shelve Draconian Law on Homosexuality

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navi Pillay

If passed, a Ugandan bill on homosexuality will bring the country into a direct collision with established international human rights standards aimed at preventing discrimination.

Malawi's Real 'Miracle'

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Most Malawians think of foods, such as amaranth and African eggplant, as poor people foods grown by "bad" farmers. But these crops may hold the key for solving hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Malawi.

Madonna & Children Return To Malawi To Launch School

AP | RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LILONGWE, Malawi — Madonna arrived in Malawi Sunday to visit the girls school she is building in the impoverished country where she adopted two ...

Malawi Police Arrest 2 Gay Men For Engagement Ceremony

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Officials in Malawi say they have arrested two men for celebrating their engagement to each other in the conservative souther...

Raising Malawi: Will You Join Me?

Madonna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

I am making a straightforward request. I'm writing to urge you to join me in saving the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable children. And I'm asking you to do it right away.

Madonna plants tree to launch Malawi girls school

AP | RAPHAEL TENTHANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LILONGWE, Malawi — Madonna marked the start of construction of her school for girls in Malawi on Monday by planting a tree at the planned site of the $15 million school.

The 51-year-old celebrity arrived in the impoverished southern African country on Sunday accompanied by her four children – daughters Lourdes and Mercy, and sons Rocco and David.

Madonna adopted Mercy from Malawi earlier this year and adopted David from the country in 2008.

The singer was dressed in a dark summer dress and a colorful shawl during Monday's ceremony in the town of Chinkhota, some six miles (10 kilometers) from the capital, Lilongwe. Together with eldest daughter Lourdes she planted a Moringa tree, a hardy tree with edible leaves.

"If this school is a success – with God-willing it will be – we will replicate it not only in Malawi but in other parts of the world as well," she said.

Algeria Malawi Shocker: Malawi Stuns Fennecs In African Nations Cup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The Fennecs of Algeria took on the Flames of Malawi in the African Nations Cup today, and it was the southern Africans who surprisingly triumphed with...

A Note to Bill Gates, Oprah, Madonna: size isn't everything!

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

I appreciate the Gates family's, Oprah's, and Madonna's philanthropic work, but they're missing a huge world full of local talent, new ideas and smaller-scale projects crying out for funding.

Lessons In Falling: Growing Up In Malawi Prison

Mia Kirshner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mia Kirshner

I Live Here has found its voice through what I have learned in Malawi. We found our voice through mistakes, which I am sure we will continue to make and hopefully learn from.