History Of Malawi

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Maxwell Mandere Gondwe: The story of a LESOMA cadre who became a United Nations (UN) staff.

Credits: Omar Jallow, Natalia Herrera Eslava and Maxwell Mandere Gondwe. Born in Malawi, his commitment to humanitarian causes it’s been with him since he can remember. Once a refugee himself in Zambia, Maxwell can talk about what war and conflict unleash onto children and how families struggle to keep the faith while their whole life…

Msinja, Malawi’s Ancient City.

By Winston Kawale, Senior Lecturer, Mzuzu Univeristy. Email: wrkawale@gmail.com The “Project Malawi” website describes Lilongwe as a place that “was a simple trading centre in the late 50s, having spawned no famous leader, recorded no historic event, and having no entries in the book of facts that would highlight its background.”  This, at best, is…

THIS MONTH IN THE HISTORY OF MALAWI: Anti-Banda Demonstration In Dar-Es-Salaam

OVER A THOUSAND DEMONSTRATORS, INCLUDING TANZANIA’S VICE-PRESIDENT RASHIDI KAWAWA AND LEADING MALAWI EXILES, MARCHED THROUGH DAR-ES-SALAAM ON THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 1968 IN PROTEST AGAINST MALAWI’S CLAIMS OVER TANZANIAN TERRITORY. THE CONTESTED AREAS BORDER THE SHORES OF LAKE MALAWI WHICH STRETCHES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ORGANISED BY THE TANZANIAN WORKERS UNION, NUTA, AND…

THIS MONTH IN THE HISTORY OF MALAWI: Dr. Banda Declares Lilongwe as New Capital City Effective 1st January 1975.

Cable sent from US Embassy in Blantyre to US Department of State in Washington D.C, 1974 September 9, 15:00.(Monday ). 1. IN SPEECH CLOSING ANNUAL MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY CONVENTION SEPTEMBER 7, PRESIDENT BANDA ANNOUNCED THAT LILONGWE WOULD OFFICIALLY REPLACE ZOMBA AS CAPITAL ON JANUARY 1, 1975. MINISTRY OF FINANCE WILL MOVE TO LILONGWE IN OCTOBER…