Malawi Ex-President Muluzi’s Corruption Case to Continue

The High Court in Blantyre on Wednesday  made a landmark ruling that Malawi’s former president Dr Bakili Muluzi has no right to remain silent in the corruption cases where he is being accused of stealing MK1.7 billion. The ruling consequently makes Muluzi liable to answer all fifteen charges leveled against him. A panel of three judges, Justice Dingiswayo Madise, Justice Dorothy Nyakaunda Kamanga and Judge Jack Nriva sitting in for Judge Sylvester Kalembera found that it was proper that…

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Dry spell to Affect Prison, Hospital Maize Project

Nkhata Bay Prison says the prolonged dry spells will negatively affect maize production at their joint farm with Nkhata Bay District Hospital this year. The prison’s spokesperson, McDonald Migolo said in an interview Monday that close to three weeks had passed since the district received meaningful rains. Last year, they managed to produce 300 50-kilogram bags and, this year, Migolo is pessimistic that the two institutions will not be able to meet their target. “We always wanted to increase…

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NRWB Collects MK600 Million for Water Bills

Northern Region Water Board (NRWB), through its Rapid Results Approach (RRA) has, since November 2017, collected K600 million from over K1 billion unsettled water bills which the private institutions owed the board. Speaking Wednesday in an interview with Malawi News Agency, Director of Finance for NRWB, Francis Munthali said the board introduced the RRA last year as a means of reducing water bills’ payment period from 70 to 45 days, especially for the private institutions. “The response to this…

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Wanderers Booted Out of CAF Champions League

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers went out of CAF Champions League leg after they lost 1-2 to AS Vita of DRC in second leg of the preliminary round at  Bingu National stadium in Area 48 in Lilongwe on Wednesday. AS Vita are through to the next round on 6-1 aggregate after they won their first game at home in Kinshasa 4-0. The jam packed stadium was treated to a very entertaining encounter and Wanderers sent false hopes to the home…

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Veep Chilima Pays Last Respects to Bishop Kanyama

Vice president Dr Saulos Chilima on Tuesday led thousands of grief stricken devout Catholics and other well wishers around Lilongwe in paying their last respects to the late Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama. This was during a Holy mass service at Likuni parish held for the fallen bishop of the Diocese of Dedza who succumbed to high blood pressure on Saturday at Kapiri in Lilongwe. The holy mass was led by Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga diocese in a ceremony that…

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Save the Date!! Malawi to Hold Tripartite Elections on 21st May 2019

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) announced Tuesday that 2019 tripartite elections will be held on May 21, 2019. MEC Chairperson, Dr Jane Ansah made the announcement in Lilongwe at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) during the launch of the 2019 Tripartite Elections whose theme is “Consolidating Malawi Democracy Through the Ballot.” She said the May 2019 elections eligible voters would be voting for the President, Members of Parliament and Councilors on the same day. “Those that will be elected…

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My Son Will Be Malawi’s President, Says Madonna

Pop star Madonna has called her son, David Banda, “the future president of Malawi” in a tweet praising the 12-year-old boy. The US singer has six children, four of whom she adopted from Malawi. Madonna has reportedly had a fractious relationship with authorities from the south-east African nation. In 2013, Malawi accused Madonna of “bullying state officials”, exaggerating her contribution to the country and demanding VIP treatment. Madonna’s manager accused Malawi’s government of having a “grudge” against the singer’s…

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Ministry of Education Calls for Speed in Development of DRM Source Book

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has called on all stakeholders to speed up the processes in the development of a Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Source Book for Primary Schools. Principal Inspector of Schools in the Department of Inspection and Advisory Services under MoEST, Jennings Kayira, made the call on Monday in Machinga on the commencement of a two-week workshop aimed at consolidating and refining the book basing on comments highlighted by DRM stakeholders, upon sharing of…

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60-Year-Old Woman Axed to Death in Nsanje

A 60-year-old woman was found dead in Nsanje with a deep cut from a sharp object at the back of her head, Police confirmed. Nsanje Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma confirmed the development by and identified the deceased as Falesi Pindani from Pindani Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mbenje in the district. Sergeant Zalakoma said the deceased body was found in the early hours of Saturday. “Pindani and was staying alone and her body…

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Blantyre District Takes Primary Justice to Communities

Blantyre District Council has intensified primary justice awareness campaign with the aim of reducing crimes that are committed out of ignorance. Southern Regional Coordinator for primary justice Dalitso Mipando said Malawi and Blantyre district in particular continue to register high rates of gender-based violence especially against women and girls. Mipando said as a result of this, his office with support from Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has decided to carry out primary justice sensitization meetings in an…

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