Category Archives: Politics

The Fight for Academic Freedom

The University of Malawi is closed again. But let me back up. In March, as the Arab Spring was heating up, a Professor of Political Science, Dr. Blessings Chinsinga, gave a lecture that drew parallels between what was happening in … Continue reading

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Sounds of life return

It seems that things have settled here. The main online source of news is now available again within Malawi (and for future reference, when a site is blocked based on your location/IP, you can access it through http://www.hidemyass.com). The official … Continue reading

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Background to Current Events in Malawi

I have heard (though not seen) that demonstrations continue today. If you are interested into the background to the situation and the demonstrations, see Kim Dionne’s very information post on the topic: http://habanahaba.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/a-day-of-protests-in-malawi-a-chronological-account-from-afar/  

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Update: demonstrations in Zomba

Update: A HUGE group of people just marched by my house, all dressed in red and chanting. I’d estimate around 1000-2000 people. Very exciting!

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Street Demonstrations

I have a whole list of mundane topics I want to post on (where I am living, my Chichewa courses, my planned research, etc.), but the events of the day must come first. Tension has been rising in Malawi recently, … Continue reading

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