Joyce Banda Returns From Self-Imposed Exile

Malawi’s former president who is also the  founder of the opposition People’s Party(PP) Joyce Banda will arrive home this week after four years of self-imposed exile. Banda’s mouth-piece Andekuche David Chanthunya confirmed the development in a statement issued on Monday 23rd April, 2018. He said Banda will arrive in Malawi on Saturday, 28th of April through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre. Last year police issued an arrest warrant for Banda in connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which…

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Parliament Asked to Allocate More Days for Private Member Business

People in Mzimba have asked Malawi Parliament to consider adding more days in a week, to discuss the private member business in the August House, saying Thursdays only is not enough. The request was made Saturday in Mzimba during a constituency interface meeting with the community, where Members of Parliament (MPs) explained to people on how parliament operates. One of the religious leaders Reverend Daniel Godwe said a day in a week is not enough for private member business…

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Gone Too Soon Junior Flames Player Mwakilama

Junior Flames and Sporting Clube Esmoriz of Portugal striker Abel Mwakilama  died Friday afternoon in Portugal after short time battle with Malaria. Malawi National Team’s Manager, James Sangala confirmed the sad development in Football Association of Malawi’s Official  whatsapp group on Friday evening. “I can confirm of the sad news. I spoke with Richard Mbulu and his agent in Mozambique,” he said. Mwakilama joined Clube de Esmoriz in January from Chitipa United where he made his name before helping…

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Veep Chilima Proposes Public Buildings Examination to Avert Fire

Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima has called for examination of all public buildings that accommodates people in large numbers to ensure that their electrical systems do not expose the infrastructure to fire accidents. He said this on Thursday in Mangochi, where he visited and donated assorted items to   Mangochi District Hospital which was gutted by fire on April 15, 2018. The Vice President stressed on the need for all public buildings to have all the necessary equipments like fire…

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Floods Kill Three in Karonga

Latest reports on the ongoing assessments of Karonga floods indicate that three people have been killed and that 818 households have been affected. The reports further state that three children sustained various degree of injuries as a result of collapsed houses but received timely medical attention and are back on their feet. The presidency has since condoled the bereaved families and has promised the affected households that government will employ all measures to ensure that they…

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Youth Bemoan Inadequate Involvement in Climate Change Issues

The Youth under the banner of National Youth Network on Climate Change (NYNCC) have bemoaned their inadequate participation in the formulation of strategies that address issues of climate change. The youths who have gathered at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe at the first ever Youth Conference on Climate Change say their full participation in such issues would help government achieve the fight against climate change. A representative of the youth delegates, Lisa Banda, told members of the media in Lilongwe…

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UNDP Hope for Better on Death Penalty

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) believes that the launch of the study of Malawian Traditional Leaders’ Perspectives on Capital Punishment could contribute to a more informed discussion on the death penalty in the country. Senior Human Rights Adviser at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, Neal Gilmore said this Wednesday when he made the closing remarks during the launch of the study at Golden Peacock hotel in Lilongwe. He said the key findings of the survey are an overwhelming majority…

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Mutharika Assures UK-Based Royal African Society of Women Empowerment

Malawi will soon include Beauty Technology trade in the community colleges government is establishing across the country, to motivate and empower women in skills development in that area. President Arthur Peter Mutharika revealed the development Tuesday in London when he briefed members of Royal African Society on efforts his government is making to empower the youth and women in the country. He was speaking at a luncheon the society had organised for him. Mutharika outlined efforts his government is…

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Operation Landslide; Mighty DPP Youth Endorse Mutharika

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth have endorsed President Professor Peter Mutharika as presidential candidate for the 2019 elections barely a week after the women wing and regional governors did the same. Speaking on Monday at a press briefing in Lilongwe at DPP headquarters, the four youth regional directors, Yona Mulotha from the South, Lalabu Malimba from the Centre, Steven Bamusi from the East and Kelvin Chirambo from the North, said the DPP youth in the country are for…

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Muluzi Hails Mangochi Residents for Braving Raging Fire

Minister of Health and Population Services, Atupele Muluzi on Sunday hailed people in Mangochi for dousing the inferno that gutted down Mangochi District Hospital’s integrated maternal and child health (IMCH) clinic from spreading to other blocks and wards. Muluzi visited the facility on Sunday evening to appreciate the damage that the fire had caused and upon being briefed on what had happened, the minister described the community’s response to the fire as true act of patriotism. “First and foremost,…

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