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Poverty blamed for malaria bed net misuse in Malawi
Rural poor gain more from crop, income diversification
Develop, implement interventions to curb opioid misuse
Stink bug could boost health and nutrition in Africa
Selenium deficiency ‘endemic’ in Malawi


Drought-resistant tea highlighted in natural product research

Drought-resistant tea is on an agenda for natural product development and capacity building in Malawi and other southern African ...



Malawi launches national health research agenda

Malawi's new five-year agenda sets out national priorities for health research to guide policymaking and healthcare service delivery.



Purging Malawi’s peanuts of deadly aflatoxin

Local efforts to put an end to aflatoxin outbreaks are helping groundnut farmers back to prosperity, reports Charles Mkoka.



Malawi endorses ethanol-fuelled cars

The Malawi government is promoting ethanol-fuelled cars to make use of its abundant ethanol and reduce petrol imports.



African rice centre welcomes new members

Four central and eastern African countries have joined the Africa Rice Center with the aim of strengthening rice research ...



Forecasts predict ‘rainfall divide’ in Southern Africa

Forecasts predict increases in rain in some Southern African countries and decreases in others, with environmental damage one of ...



African database will ‘tap global knowledge’

A new scheme will help African scientists and students find out where to access scientific information on the Internet.


Charles Mkoka


Charles Mkoka is one of SciDev.Net’s Sub-Sharan Africa English Edition correspondents. He is an environment and development journalist who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. Over the last 20 years, he has developed the passion for reporting on agriculture, environment, science and development to fill the somewhat void in the media sector in coverage of these issues in Malawi. 

Expertise:  Science, environment and sustainable development journalist

Contact details: [email protected]
Area 25 Sector 7,
Lilongwe, Malawi.
Mobile Numbers +265 888852469 or +265 999 852 469

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Languages spoken: English
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Areas of Interests: Science and Development

Topic Interests: Environment, agriculture and sustainable development

Local/Demographic Interests: Sub-Saharan Africa

Professional Memberships: Association of Environment Journalists in Malawi