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Source: British High Commission - Lilongwe |

Malawi peacekeepers get ready to deploy to DRC with UK support

Fifth battalion completes UK supported peacekeeping pre-deployment training for operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Malawi, through its military — the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) — is successfully making a positive impression as a professional and active troop contributor to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations, having committed battalions to the Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) from the height of the post-electoral crisis in 2011 to mid-2013…

Source: British High Commission - Lilongwe |

DFID hands over motorcycles and bicycles to support primary justice

A total of 3100 Community Based Facilitators, 60 lay magistrates and 100 Court Clerks and Marshalls to benefit and serve better the most vulnerable members of Malawi

In a bid to ease mobility challenges for its partners when working to ensure increased access to justice for most vulnerable members in society, the Department for International Development (DFID) has, through its Justice for Vulnerable Groups (JVG) Programme, presented 3100 bicycles to the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace…

Source: British High Commission - Lilongwe |

Malawian named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for Africa & Europe

Charles Lipenga received his award during the Commonwealth Week in London where he also had a chance to meet his namesake, Prince Charles

2017 Commonwealth Youth Award winner for Africa and Europe Charles Lipenga recently met his namesake, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, in London during the Commonwealth Week where Lipenga had gone to receive the coveted award. The Duke of Cornwall congratulated Lipenga for the great work with Maestros in Africa and…

Source: British High Commission - Lilongwe |

Highlights of the Countess of Wessex’s visit to Malawi

A recap of Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex' four-day visit to Malawi

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO concluded her four-day visit to Malawi on Thursday, March 16th, which was aimed at celebrating the progress that Malawi has made to end avoidable blindness and championing young leaders’ contribution to society. The Countess of Wessex, born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones, is the…

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Countess of Wessex to visit Malawi in Commonwealth Week

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex arrives in Malawi on Commonwealth Day to celebrate historic UK Malawi partnership

On the occasion of Commonwealth Week, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO, will visit Malawi from 13th to 16th March 2017 to celebrate the strong and historic ties between the UK and Malawi. As Vice Patron of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Her Royal Highness will visit…

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UK and Malawi renew their strong historic ties

New High Commissioner to Malawi, Holly Tett, presents her credentials while reaffirming UK’s commitment to Malawi

The new British High Commissioner to Malawi, Holly Tett, says the deep and strong bilateral relations between the UK and Malawi will be more important during this time that the countries are experiencing major changes like Brexit and the pushing of a reform agenda respectively. Ms Tett was speaking to…

Source: British High Commission - Lilongwe |

UK for enhanced journalism standards in Malawi

Raphael Tenthani Centre for Media Excellence to be used for regular convening, training, mentorship and research launched

Another milestone in the UK-Malawi partnership focusing on education and building a vibrant media was reached on Tuesday following the inauguration of a media centre that will facilitate regular convening, training, mentorship and research by media practitioners in Malawi. Situated in Blantyre within the department of Journalism at the Polytechnic,…

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UK and US support Malawi with pharmacy storage units

115 prefabricated pharmacy storage units, which will benefit 106 health facilities across the country, to ensure better drug storage and security.

The UK and US Governments, through the Department for International Development (DFID) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are working together with Ministry of Health to reduce the problem of lack of appropriate medical supplies storage in Malawi’s health facilities. The UK Government has provided £3.8 million and…