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2008-10-07 09:00:37

Text of unattributed report entitled "Committee says 1.5 million face food shortage" published by widely-read, privately-owned Malawian daily newspaper The Nation website on 7 October As President Bingu wa Mutharika continues to get international recognition for improving the country's food situation, an estimated 1.5 million people in six districts could face food shortage this year and need urgent action, according to a latest report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee...

2008-09-25 17:46:36

Excerpt from report by state-owned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) radio on 25 September [Presenter] His Excellency the president, Dr Bingu wa Mutharika, has said the current food crisis that has rocked the world poses a new threat to the stability of social framework and economic prosperity of all countries in the world, especially the small nations. President Mutharika was addressing the on-going United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech, which he titled The...

2006-07-14 11:30:00

By Frank Phiri LILONGWE (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Friday urged African governments to encourage people to take voluntary AIDS tests, saying it was the only way that newly available drugs would have an impact on the epidemic. "People living with HIV and AIDS can live a normal life if they go for testing to know their status. We'll bring the medicine and it does not matter at what cost but how many lives will be saved and changed," Clinton said. AIDS kills 10 people in...

2005-11-08 09:53:17

By Mabvuto Banda BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Malawi is in urgent need of food aid to feed 5 million people and escalating prices have put the staple maize beyond the reach of many in the poor southern African country, the agriculture minister said on Tuesday. Agriculture Minister Uladi Mussa told Reuters in an interview that retail prices of maize had doubled to 30 U.S. cents per kg from 15 cents in the past month. The rise was a steep climb in a country where more than three quarters of...

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