United States and Malawi Sign MOU to Build Secondary Schools in Malawi

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer, Malawi’s Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Affairs Emmanuel Fabiano, and USAID Mission Director Littleton Tazewell have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand existing secondary schools and install new secondary schools throughout Malawi under the U.S. Government’s new Secondary ...
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Millennium Challenge Account of Malawi Awards Competitive Tender to U.S. Firm

Lilongwe, February 14 – The Millennium Challenge Account of Malawi (MCA-M), the entity implementing a $350.7 million compact between the Government of Malawi and the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), announced this week that it awarded Ellicott Dredges LLC , of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, a $7 million competitively tendered contract.  The contract will support the Government of ...
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United States Assists Malawi To Combat Fall Armyworm

Lilongwe, February 13:   The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is actively assisting the government and people of Malawi to combat the invasive crop pest called fall army-worm.  USAID’s assistance to date has included media campaigns to educate farmers on pest identification and control, in-person trainings with farmers, technical messages for ...
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United States to Build New Embassy in Lilongwe

Lilongwe, February 5 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced that the Governments of the United States and Malawi have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the acquisition of property on which to build a new U.S. Embassy compound on Presidential Road in Lilongwe. “The United States has been a steadfast partner ...
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McGovern-Dole Program Funding Opportunity

January 18 – The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has released a notice of funding opportunity under the McGovern-Dole program.  FAS expects to make multiple three to five year awards, totaling up to $190 million, SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING. FAS will accept applications for the following priority countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, ...
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U.S. Government Supports Completion of New Umodzi Family Center

Blantyre, December 1 – In commemoration of World AIDS Day today, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer, and Malawi’s Minister of Health, Atupele Muluzi, together opened the new Umodzi Family Center on the campus of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.  The U.S. Government, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Releases 2018 Scorecards

Lilongwe, November 6 – On November 2, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) released its 2018 scorecards.  Malawi continued to pass MCC’s scorecard by meeting the requirement of passing at least half of the 20 indicators overall, including the hard hurdles of Control of Corruption and Democratic Rights. MCC scorecards are comprised of 20 ...
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Administrator Visits Malawi

Lilongwe, October 31 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Administrator for the Foreign Agricultural Service, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Jocelyn Brown will visit Malawi October 31-November 4 to engage government leaders, local farmers and entrepreneurs, the private sector, and implementing partners to support increased agricultural productivity and trade.  Ms. Brown oversees the United ...
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U.S. Embassy Awards Grants to 13 Organizations to Benefit Rural Malawians

Lilongwe, October 3 – Thirteen Malawian community organizations today received grants totaling $175,000 (MK130million) under the U.S. Embassy’s Economic Support Fund-Health and Development Africa Challenge Pilot Program at a ceremony held today at the U.S. Embassy. This year’s Health and Development grants will fund construction of three girls’ hostels, three libraries/laboratories, one under-five clinic, one ...
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Joint Statement by U.S. Ambassador and UK High Commissioner

Lilongwe, September 5 – The following joint statement was made today by the U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer, and the UK High Commissioner to Malawi, Holly Tett: “Malawi’s democratic record is a model for Africa and beyond.  As Malawi’s development partners, we support Malawi’s preparations for another round of democratic elections (by-elections and general elections ...
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65 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-In

Kasungu, August 24 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today swore-in a group of 65 new Peace Corps Volunteers at a ceremony in Traditional Authority Njombwa in Kasungu.  This group marks one of the largest cohorts of Peace Corps Volunteers ever sworn-in in Malawi.  For the next two years, the new volunteers will support ...
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WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi Begins July 30

Lilongwe, July 26 – Following the success of the WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp held in Peru last year and in Rwanda in 2015 , this year’s WiSci Girls STEAM Camp will take place in Malawi, July 30–August 1 4.  A public-private partnership designed to expand STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics) exposure and opportunities for adolescent girls, this year’s camp brings together 100 students from Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, ...
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U.S. Embassy Awards Fulbright and Humphrey Grants to Four Malawians to Study in the United States

Lilongwe, July 17 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced that three Malawians have been selected to receive prestigious Fulbright grants to pursue master’s degree studies in the United States starting in the 2017-18 academic year, and one Malawian will pursue a professional development program in the United States under the Hubert Humphrey ...
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Fact Sheet: Aviation Enhanced Security Measures for All Commercial Flights to the United States

  Release Date: June 28, 2017 The United States and the global aviation community face an adaptive and agile enemy. Terrorist groups continue to target passenger aircraft, and we have seen a “spider web” of threats to commercial aviation as terrorist pursue new attack methods.  Based on these concerns, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ...
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U.S. Ambassador Virginia Palmer at the Closing Ceremony of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies Seminar

Remarks by Ambassador Virginia Palmer ACSS Closing Ceremony Bingu International Conference Center Lilongwe, Malawi Friday, June 23, 2017, 4:30-5:30pm Malawi Defense Force Commander, General Griffin Supuni Phiri; ACSS Dean of Academic Affairs and Course Director, Dr. Raymond Gilpin; ACSS Professor of Practice and Deputy Course Director, Dr. Luka Kuol; Our African partner general officers; Our ...
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ACSS To Hold “Managing Security Resources in Africa: Southern Africa Seminar” in Malawi

Lilongwe, June 20 – The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), a division of the U.S. National Defense University in Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Malawi Defense Force (MDF), will convene a multilateral seminar focused on implications of resource management in Southern Africa’s security sector to take place June 20-23, 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi.  ...
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19 Malawians Headed to United States to Participate in YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship

Lilongwe, June 6 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced that 19 Malawian young leaders will participate in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in the United States.  Malawi’s contingent in this year’s program has increased from 16 participants in 2016 to 19 Fellows in 2017. Ambassador Palmer congratulated the ...
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Malawi To Host African Land Forces Summit

LILONGWE, May 2 – The United States and the Republic of Malawi will co-host the 2017 African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) to be held in Lilongwe, Malawi, May 8-11, 2017.  The summit is a weeklong seminar bringing together land force chiefs from across Africa for candid dialogue to discuss and develop cooperative solutions to regional ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Delegation Visits Malawi

LILONGWE, February 27 – The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Acting Vice President for the Department of Compact Operations Kyeh Kim, Acting Vice President for the Department of Policy and Evaluation Tom Kelly, and Chief Economist Mark Sundberg, are visiting Lilongwe February 26-28, 2017. The MCC delegation will hold high level discussions with government of Malawi ...
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United States Announces Additional $4.6 Million in Food Assistance

LILONGWE, February 15 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced a new United States donation of $4.6 million (MK 3.3 billion) to assist Malawian people in need of humanitarian food assistance. This additional donation is in response to the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s (MVAC) report that 6.7 million Malawians need humanitarian food assistance ...
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The U.S. Department of State and Partners Announce Third Annual WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi

Lilongwe, December 19 – The U.S. Department of State, the United Nation Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, and other partners announces the opening of applications for the third annual Women in Science ( WiSci ) Girls STEAM Camp at the Malawi University of Science and Technology in Thyolo, Malawi from July 30 to August 15, 2017. During ...
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New Study Shows Great Strides in Responding to HIV Epidemic in Malawi

LILONGWE, December 2 – Malawi’s Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the United States Government through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce the results of the Malawi Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (MPHIA) conducted between 2015 and 2016 across Malawi. KEY FINDING:  The results show that among adults ages ...
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U.S. Contributes $6 Million to Address Gender-Based Violence in Malawi and Tanzania

Lilongwe, December 12 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer and visiting U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine M. Russell announced $6 million (MK 4.4 billion) in new funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. The funding is part of a comprehensive program to address and respond to gender-based violence in Malawi ...
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United States Announces Additional $23 Million in Food Assistance

LILONGWE, November 1 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced a new United States donation of $23 million (MK 17 billion) to assist Malawian people in need of humanitarian food assistance. This additional donation is in response to the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s (MVAC) report that 6.5 million Malawians need humanitarian food assistance ...
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Malawi to Host 2017 WiSci STEAM Camp

The U.S. Department of State has announced that the third annual Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Mathematics) Camp will be held during the summer of 2017 in Malawi.  WiSci, in partnership with the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Initiative, Intel Corporation, and Google, will bring approximately 100 high ...
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U.S. Supports Anti-Wildlife Crime Training

Representatives of the Office of Law Enforcement of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, an agency of the United States Government, visited Malawi October 22-29.  At the request of the Malawian Police Service and in partnership with the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, the representatives trained Malawian, Zambian, and Tanzanian wildlife and law enforcement officers on ...
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United States Announces Additional $47.46 Million in Food Assistance

LILONGWE, August 19 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced a new United States donation of US$47.46 million (MK35.6 billion) to Malawi to assist people in need of humanitarian food assistance. This is in response to the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s (MVAC) report that 6.5 million Malawians need humanitarian food assistance to alleviate ...
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U.S. Awards Small Grants to Five Malawian Community

Lilongwe, August 18 – Five Malawian community organizations today received grants totaling $40,000 (MK29 million) from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), an independent agency of the United States Government, at a ceremony held today at the U.S. Embassy. This year’s grants will support two value-adding groundnut and sunflower oil processing centers, two honey ...
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U.S. Second Lady Announces $20 Million in Food Assistance

Machinjiri, July 19 – during her ongoing three-day visit to Malawi, the Second Lady of the United States of America, Dr. Jill Biden, today announced the United States is donating $20 million (MK14 billion) in food assistance to support vulnerable, food insecure communities in Malawi. This brings the United States’ total contribution to the humanitarian ...
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Four Malawians Awarded Fulbright and Humphrey Grants

Lilongwe, May 24 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced that three Malawians have been selected to receive prestigious Fulbright grants to pursue Master’s Degree studies in the United States starting in the 2016-17 academic year, and one Malawian will pursue a professional development program in the United States under the Hubert Humphrey ...
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30 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-In

Lilongwe, May 12 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today swore-in a group of 30 new environment and health sector Peace Corps Volunteers at a ceremony which took place at Traditional Authority Njombwa in Kasungu district. For the next two years these 30 new Peace Corps Volunteers will serve at hospitals and health centers, ...
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U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Visits Malawi

Lilongwe, April 26 – U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine M. Russell will visit Malawi April 26 – 30.  She will meet with government officials, local leaders, members of civil society, and students to learn more about the status of adolescent girls – particularly their health, education, and safety.  Her trip is part of a new U.S. ...
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U.S. and Ministry of Health Launch Epidemiologic Capacity Enhancement Program

Lilongwe, April 18 – Today Malawian Minister of Health Dr. Peter Kumpalume and the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy Michael Gonzales launched a new Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) program to strengthen Malawi’s disease surveillance and response capacity.  The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is providing approximately ...
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16 Malawians Headed to U.S. to Participate in President Obama’s YALI

Lilongwe, April 13 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer and the visiting U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Todd Haskell, today announced that 16 Malawian young leaders have been selected to participate in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in the United States.  Malawi’s contingent in this year’s ...
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Global Fund and USG Establish Hotline to Report Stolen Anti-Malaria Medicine

Lilongwe – Today, the Office of the Inspector General of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Inspector General and the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, announced the launch of two campaigns ...
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U.S. Donates $27m in Food Commodities

United States Donates $27 Million in Additional Food Commodities For Malawi Humanitarian Assistance Efforts              LILONGWE, February 29, 2016:  Pursuant to discussions with H.E. President Arthur Peter Mutharika on steps to break the recurrent cycle of food insecurity, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced an additional donation of US$27 ...
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Malawi and U.S. Sign Power Africa Memorandum of Understanding

LILONGWE, February 26, 2016:  Minister of Natural Resources, Energy, and Mining Bright Msaka, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer, and Power Africa Coordinator Andrew Herscowitz today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Malawi regarding Malawi’s continued participation in the U.S. presidential initiative known as Power Africa.  Power Africa is a ...
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Malawi Signs Military Cooporation Agreement with USG

LILONGWE, February 24, 2016:  Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. George Chaponda, MP, and U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today signed a military cooperation agreement between the United States and Malawi.  Consistent with a long-standing bilateral agreement on U.S. assistance to Malawi, the new agreement provides the framework for continued military cooperation, ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Malawi

LILONGWE, February 19, 2016:  A U.S. Congressional delegation led by Senator James Inhofe visited Malawi on February 19.  The delegation met with President Arthur Peter Mutharika to discuss U.S.-Malawi relations, particularly related to security cooperation. The delegation also met with Malawian members of parliament. The delegation reaffirmed the strong partnership between the U.S. and Malawi ...
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U.S. Ambassador Funds Nine Disability Oriented Organizations

Lilongwe – United States Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today awarded MK 59.5 million to nine organizations working with people with disabilities across Malawi through the U.S. Ambassador’s HIV/AIDS Small Grants Fund. Speaking to representatives from the organizations that received grants, Ambassador Palmer said, “People with disabilities are equal citizens of Malawi and the world, ...
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U.S. Concerned Over Drug Theft in Malawi

Lilongwe, November 3 – U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, and U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer, today held a press conference during which they underscored the need for Malawian citizens to join forces with their nation’s health and law enforcement authorities to stop the widespread theft of drugs across the nation that ...
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Malawi’s New President and Vice

Statement by JEN PSAKI, SPOKESPERSON Malawi’s New President and Vice President The United States congratulates Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and Mr. Saulos Chilima on being elected the new President and Vice President, respectively, of the Republic of Malawi.  We further congratulate the people of Malawi for actively and peacefully exercising their democratic rights in selecting ...
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22 Education PCVs Sworn In

Global Health Service Partnership Peace Corps Volunteers to Begin Service at Locations throughout Malawi Lilongwe– Today the United States Peace Corps welcomes seven new Volunteers to their ranks. Ambassador Virginia Palmer will join senior officials from the Malawi Government at a swearing-in ceremony of the Peace Corps Response Volunteers under the Global Health Service Partnership ...
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Malawi Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (MPHIA) National Launch

Crossroads Complex Hall 9:00am The US Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, provides more than $100 million of assistance annually in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The HIV epidemic has placed a detrimental societal burden on Malawi. HIV has claimed 1.4 million Malawians ...
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U.S. Embassy Funds Community-based Solutions for Rural Malawians

Embassy of the United States Old Mutual Building P.O. Box 30016 Lilongwe 3 Internet:  https://mw.usembassy.gov/ Facebook: U.S. Embassy Lilongwe Tel:   (265) 1 772-222/414/992 Fax:  (265) 1 771-142 LILONGWE, October 7 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer signed grants with six community groups today to support education, health, and environment projects in rural communities across ...
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U.S. and UK Award US$64m to Support MERIT

U.S. and UK Award US$64m to Support Malawi Early Grade Reading Improvement Activity (MERIT) LILONGWE, OCTOBER 6, 2015:  With more than half of Malawi’s population being below the age of 18, education is key to the country’s growth and prosperity.  The American and UK Governments, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the ...
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Millennium Challenge Account Contracts Signed

News Release September 30, 2015                       Email: zilani.khonje@mca-m.gov.mw US$148.1Million (MK84.2 Billion) Contracts Signed for Construction, Rehabilitation, Modernization and Upgrading of ESCOM’s Power Infrastructure Lilongwe, Malawi. — The Millennium Challenge Account – Malawi (MCA-Malawi), with funding from the United States Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), ...
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U.S. Donates Food Commodities to Malawi

LILONGWE, September 22, 2015:  U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer announced the United States’ donation of US$15.7 million (MK9 billion) worth of food commodities to Malawi to assist a portion of the 2.8 million people in need of humanitarian food assistance. This assistance is in response to the September 21 appeal for donor support of ...
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U.S. Embassy Awards Rural Community Grants

Fourteen organizations received grants valued at over $94,000 (MK49 million) from the U.S. Ambassador’s Self-Help Program at a ceremony held at the U.S. Embassy today. This year’s grants will increase communities’ access to clean and safe water, improve education through construction of school blocks; a girls’ hostel and library; contribute to more pregnant women delivering ...
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Women Small Enterprise Development

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Old Mutual Building P.O. Box 30016 Lilongwe 3, Malawi Internet:           https://mw.usembassy.gov/ Facebook:       U.S. Embassy Lilongwe Tel:                  (265) 1 772-222/414/992 Fax:                (265) 1 771-142 Contacts:         David Queen, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Marcus Muhariwa – Information ...
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MCC on Trade and Investment Mission

May 19, 2015 Contact: Scott Fontaine 202-521-3612 fontainesa@mcc.gov Millennium Challenge Corporation to be joined by 11 U.S. firms on its First Trade and Investment Mission Delegation to visit Malawi and Tanzania to learn about $750 million of opportunities in MCC-funded projects in the energy sector  Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the U.S. Department ...
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Text Books Handover in Zomba

U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Gonzales hands over textbooks in Zomba On behalf of the United States of America, Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Gonzales handed over the Sadzi Community Day Secondary School Books Project on Friday, March 13, in Traditional Authority Chikowi, Zomba District.  The school purchased 554 syllabus based text books ...
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$6.9 Million for Flood Relief

U.S. Donates $6.9 Million for Flood Relief in Malawi Friday, February 6, 2015: U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia E. Palmer and USAID/Malawi Mission Director Doug Arbuckle welcomed a delivery of US $100,000 worth of disaster relief commodities for Malawians affected by the floods at Kamuzu International Airport today. The supplies include 200 rolls of plastic ...
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Role of Youth in National Development

U.S. Embassy and Global Health Corps Celebrate the Role of Youth in National Development Lilongwe – On January 22, 2014 United States Charge d’Affaires to Malawi Michael Gonzales hosted a reception to highlight the roles of youth leadership, volunteerism, and community service in contributing to national development.  The guest of honor was Barbara Bush, CEO ...
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