Tag Archives: Malawi

16Jan/24

Zambia and Gambia explained

Jan. 16, 2024 /Human Interest/ — Zambia and Gambia, despite their similar-sounding names, are quite different countries in Southern and West Africa, respectively. Here’s a breakdown of their key differences: Continue reading

13Jan/24

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2024 analysis

Jan. 9, 2024 /Sports/ –The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicks off today, 13th January 2024! Here’s the breakdown: Continue reading

06Oct/23

Exporting surveillance to Africa

By Kim Harrisberg | South Africa correspondent

Privacy experts are calling for citizens to be protected from growing surveillance in Africa, following a new report by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the African Digital Rights Network (ADRN).

Their report, “Mapping the supply of surveillance technologies to Africa” focuses on Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Malawi and Zambia importing surveillance tech from countries including the U.S., Britain, China, Israel as well as the EU amounting to more than $1bn every year. Continue reading

05Sep/23

Africa Climate Summit: “opportunity” awaits

By Alister Doyle | Climate Correspondent

The Africa Climate Summit (ACS) is hearing a lot about “opportunities” for combating climate change on the continent that has done least to cause warming yet is most vulnerable to its harmful impacts.

The September 4-6 summit in Nairobi is a striking shift for African governments, who have berated rich nations for failing to meet a promise to mobilise $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020. That year, it totalled just $83 billion. Continue reading

13Jul/23

Kenneth Kaunda’s wife was a Tumbuka

July 13, 2023 /Human Interest/ —Kenneth Kaunda was a Bemba, which is one of the largest ethnic groups in Zambia. His father, David Kaunda, was born in Nyasaland, which is now Malawi. The Tumbuka are a Bantu ethnic group that is also found in Malawi. Mama Betty, Kaunda’s wife, was a Tumbuka from Malawi.

So, when it is said that Kaunda was a Bemba who married a Tumbuka lady, it means that he was born into a Bemba family, but his wife was from a Tumbuka family. Mama Betty came from the Tumbuka family in Malawi, which is why she is referred to as a Tumbuka lady. Continue reading

12Jul/23

Vinchenzo trending

July 12, 2023 /Entertainment/ —Vinchenzo Mbale is trending for a few reasons. First, his song “Ma Reasons” has been very popular on TikTok, where it has been used in over 100,000 videos. The song is about the reasons why people drink alcohol, and it has resonated with many people who can relate to the lyrics. Continue reading

11Jul/23

Barbara Banda is a Tumbuka

July 11, 2023 /Sports/ — Barbara Banda is a Zambian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Chinese club Shanghai Shengli and the Zambia women’s national team. She is the all-time top scorer for the Copper Queens, with 58 goals in 64 appearances.

Banda is a Tumbuka, a Bantu ethnic group that is found in eastern Zambia and Malawi. She was born in Kabwe, Zambia, and grew up in a rural village. She began playing football at a young age, and her talent was quickly recognized. She was selected to play for the Zambia national team at the age of 15. Continue reading

04Jul/23

Madonna is not Tumbuka

No, Madonna is not Tumbuka from Malawi. Tumbuka is a Bantu ethnic group that is primarily found in Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique. Madonna is from the United States.

Madonna adopted two children from Malawi: David Banda and Mercy James. David Banda is from the Tumbuka ethnic group. His birth parents are Yohane Banda and Patricia Kambani. They are from the village of Liphupa in the Nkhata Bay District of Malawi. Madonna adopted David in 2006. Continue reading

17May/23

Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi is one country

May 17, 2023 /Econonmy/ – If Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi became one country again, it would be a major development with far-reaching implications for the region. The new country would have a population of over 70 million people, making it the third most populous country in Africa after Nigeria and Ethiopia. It would also have a land area of over 1 million square kilometers, making it the 13th largest country in Africa. Continue reading

08May/23

The Mbale

The Mbale family is a royal family from Malawi and Eastern Zambia. They are the descendants of Mbale, a Yao chief who ruled over the area in the 18th century. The Mbale family has a long and rich history, and they have played an important role in the development of Malawi and Eastern Zambia. Continue reading