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Victor Kaonga

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I am a Malawian broadcast journalist, working with an international Christian radio network (TWR). I am a media executive, journalism trainer, online activist, passionate about many social and gender justice issues. Married to Thembi, we are blessed with three daughters and a son. I blog on http://ndagha.blogspot.com.

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6 March 2013

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Malawi's President Banda Versus ‘Selfish’ Members of Parliament

Malawi's President Joyce Banda has caused chaos in parliament by insisting that members of parliament not get their fuel allowance arrears, saying her government has no money to pay. The...

25 February 2013

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Nationwide Strike Delivers Blow to Malawi's President

Malawi's President Joyce Banda is beating back calls for her to resign after hundreds of thousands of civil servants demanding a wage increase went on a two-week long strike, shuttering...

4 November 2012

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Malawi's Economy: A Mountain Too High to Climb?

Since April 2012, when Joyce Banda took over the running of the Malawian government, citizens have been experiencing a mix of economic hope and despair - find out some of...

17 October 2012

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Malawi: Online Journalist Arrested for Allegedly Insulting the President

Malawian online journalist Justice Mponda was arrested Monday morning 15 October 2012 in Blantyre allegedly for insulting the president, publishing false information and criminal libel. Mponda works with malawivoice.com. His...

14 August 2012

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Oil Exploration Prompts Lake Malawi/Nyasa Ownership Dispute

News that Malawi is exploring oil on Lake Nyasa (also known as Lake Malawi) has attracted hot debate. While the Malawian government claims exclusive ownership, Tanzania is pressing for recognition...

19 June 2012

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Malawi: New Government, Costly Livelihood

The rising cost of living in Malawi has forced some Malawians to come up with innovative ways of making ends meet. Dalitso Chimwaza and several other friends earn a living...

15 May 2012

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Malawi: Kondwani Munthali: Malawi's Blogger of the Year

Victor Kaonga interviews Kondwani Munthali who made history this month by becoming the first blogger to be awarded Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Blogging Award of the year in...

1 May 2012

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Malawi: Bloggers’ Reactions to New President Joyce Banda

A roundup of bloggers' comments and opinions about Joyce Banda, the newly elected president of Malawi following the death of President Bingu Wa Mutharika, on 5 April, 2012.

7 April 2012

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Malawi: Online Reaction to Mutharika's Death

Victor Kaonga looks at online reaction following the news of Bingu wa Mutharika's death. Mutharika was Malawi's third president. He died following a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning. This is...

27 March 2012

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Malawi: Meet Malawi's Most Followed Lawyer on Facebook

Facebook has become one of the main platforms for updates and socio-political discussions in Malawi. For example, Malawian lawyer Wapona Kita broke the news of the arrest of Malawi's prominent...

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