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Malawi’s president vows to repeal gay ban

President Joyce Banda declared Friday she wants to repeal Malawi's laws against homosexual acts, going against a trend in Africa in which gays are being increasingly singled out for prosecution.
"It's really important for other African countries other than South Africa to move in this direction. Symbolically, I think it is very important for Africa."
- activist Mark Heywood

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Malawi’s president vows to repeal gay ban

Source: Detroit Free Press, Sat May 19, 2012
President Joyce Banda declared Friday she wants to repeal Malawi's laws against homosexual acts, going against a trend in Africa in which gays are being increasingly singled out for prosecution.

Madonna promises light for Malawian village

Source: MSNBC, Tue November 10, 2009
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.

Malawi windmill boy with big fans

Source: BBC, Thu October 01, 2009
The extraordinary true story of a Malawian teenager who transformed his village by building electric windmills out of junk is the subject of a new book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

Unique Acacia Tree Could Nourish Soils And Life In Africa

Source: TerraDaily, Fri September 04, 2009
Scientists have said at the 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry that a type of acacia tree with an unusual growth habit -- unlike virtually all other trees -- holds particular promise for farmers in Africa as a free source of nitrogen for their soils that could last generations.

Scientists, doctors unite to fight malnutrition

Source: MSNBC, Thu August 27, 2009
In a new fight against worldwide hunger, a doctor who has long treated malnourished people is working with plant scientists trying to improve the nutritional content of food.

New publication shows index insurance has potential to help manage climate risks and reduce poverty

Source: EurekAlert!, Thu June 25, 2009
Climate has always presented a challenge to farmers, herders, fishermen and others whose livelihoods are closely linked to their environment, particularly those in poor areas of the world.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Homemade Windmill in Malawi

Source: AfriGadget, Fri July 13, 2007
Unidentified Village, Malawi - A young man has created a windmill out of spare parts in Malawi.

Bumper Harvest Expected Again This Year

Source: IRIN News, Wed May 02, 2007
Lilongwe, Malawi - Farmers in Malawi are attributing the abundant harvest they are looking forward to - a total of 3.2 million metric tonnes of maize this year - to a combination of good rains and subsidised fertiliser, although there are still remaining pockets of vulnerability.

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