History Of Malawi

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Introduce Indigenous Language (s) in Malawi’s Parliament To Compliment the Use of English.

The Lost History Foundation is petitioning Members of Parliament in Malawi to: Consider a law providing for the official recognition and equitable treatment of all indigenous languages spoken in Malawi as national languages.  Consider a law providing for the teaching of the indigenous languages in schools for the pupils/students to select among the subjects to learn. Consider a law…

Lost History Foundation Petitions Minister on National Languages.

THE NEED TO ADDRESS THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF MALAWI GOVERNMENT’S POLICY DIRECTIVE OF 1968 ON INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES, REINSTATE THE NAME ChiNYANJA, AND OFFICIALLY RECOGNISE OTHER INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES IN MALAWI AS NATIONAL LANGUAGES. The Lost History Foundation has written the Minister of Civic Education and National Unity a Petition The Petition requests the Minister in the…

From the Archives:

THE PRESS CUP FINAL MATCH: UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL CLUB (UFC) VS. MDC UNITED AT CIVO STADIUM IN LILONGWE, 7TH MAY 1989. MDC United Clifton Msiya’s cross is intercepted by UFC’s goolie Dalitso Chilimkhwambe. MDC United Clifton Msiya’s cross is intercepted by UFC’s goolie Dalitso Chilimkhwambe. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=871835039890967&extid=H3yPlfK1BDNWs8nc

IN THE WAKE OF FRESH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS HELD ON 29 JUNE 1978, LIFE PRESIDENT DR. KAMUZU BANDA ANNOUNCED A NEW CABINET ON JULY 5.

Cable sent from US Embassy in Lilongwe to Department of State in Washington DC on 6 July 1978. FOLLOWING MINISTERS (WITH THEIR NEW PORTFOLIOS) HAD SERVED IN PREVIOUS CABINET: GWANDA CHAKUAMBA – YOUTH AND CULTURE AND REGIONAL MINISTER FOR THE SOUTH E. BAKILI MULUZI – MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO M. MALANI LUNGU – MINISTER AT LARGE…

KEY LESSONS FROM HISTORY ON CRITICAL MOMENTS LIKE THIS WHEN CHANGING FROM ONE ADMINISTRATION TO THE OTHER.

HIDING AND DESTRUCTION OF PUBLIC RECORDS At the Eve of Independence in 1964. Following the departure of the last and only Governor-General, Sir Glyn Jones on 5th July 1966, records from the Secretary to the Governor-General were transferred to the National Archives of Malawi on 9th July 1966. The Government Archivist (John Drew) at the…