Austin Madinga

Austin Madinga blogs about the beauty and awesomeness of Malawi, the land of the lake of stars, the African continent and her diverse people.

Tumaini Festival 2018

The fifth edition of the Tumaini Festival was held over the weekend at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa, central Malawi. Dzaleka is home to thousands of refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Somalia. The festival was conceptualised by Menes La Plume (pictured above in blue t-shirt) five years ago as a one-day …

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Rwanda Kibeho

Rwanda: Pilgrimage in the land of a thousand hills

Last week I returned from a pilgrimage to Rwanda. I was in a group of 60 who participated in a Divine Mercy Apostolate organised pilgrimage and among others celebrated the Catholic feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows. Rwanda feels like your typical east African country …

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Tea, Coffee and Tourism

The translocation of 500 elephants to Nkhotakota Game Reserve and the restocking of lions and other game to Liwonde National Parks has seen Malawi getting lots of press coverage as a wildlife safari destination of choice.

Tourism and the Digital Transformation

Tourism and the Digital Transformation

Malawi joins the world in celebrating Tourism Month every September with the World Tourism Day being held on 27th September. The theme for this year is Tourism and the Digital Transformation and it highlights the need for increased investment in digital technologies to create an environment for innovation and entrepreneurship in tourism. United Nations World …

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