Lameck Masina

Lameck Masina

Environment

Malawi forests going up in smoke from tobacco

Tobacco farmers are depleting forests to cure tobacco, a key source of income and Malawi's economic mainstay.

Malawi forests going up in smoke from tobacco

Poverty & Development

Malawi schools to teach in English

Questions of colonialism after Malawi opts for English as medium of instruction in schools rather than local languages.

Malawi schools to teach in English

Africa

Malawi celebrates 50 years of independence

But the occasion is marred by the southern African country's continued poverty and reliance on donor aid.

Malawi celebrates 50 years of independence

Politics

Malawi readies for four-way presidential race

Incumbent Joyce Banda has a narrow lead, but anything is possible in Malawi's May 20 elections.

Malawi readies for four-way presidential race

Malawi

Poor policing spurs Malawians to mob justice

Vigilantes say a sclerotic justice system has forced them to take matters into their own hands.

Poor policing spurs Malawians to mob justice

Politics

Malawians push for speedy Cashgate trials

The largest financial scandal to hit Malawi has rocked domestic and international confidence.

Malawians push for speedy Cashgate trials