IFAW to treat floods surviving animals in Nsanje

The international Fund for Animal Welfare (IFWA) is today expected to lead a team of international and local vets and Para vets  on a vaccination and feeding exercise targeting 10 000 post flooding stranded animals in Nsanje. A rabies vaccination campaign will also be conducted for dogs at evacuation centres. The effort aims at saving thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone’s Bansi and Chedza last month. In a statement on Sunday,…

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President Peter Mutharika to launch public service reforms program

President Prof Peter Mutharika will on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 launch the Public Service Reform Programme. According to press release made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana), Acting Presidential Press Secretary, Timpunza Mwansambo said the launch follows the President’s establishment of the Public Service Reform Commission in June 2014 in fulfilment of his campaign promise to chart the national direction to ensure successful change towards a dynamic, efficient and effective public service.   “During the launch President Mutharika will…

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Government bans exportation of raw hard round wood timber

Government has warned to deal with any person found exporting raw hard round wood timber. According to a press statement from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana) government emphasizes that export of raw hard round wood was banned in 2008 in accordance with the control of goods ACT cap 18:08 of the laws of Malawi. “The ministry further wishes to inform the general public that the ban has not been lifted…

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Commercial sex worker arrested for killing partner in Mangochi

Police in Mangochi have arrested a 23 year old commercial sex worker identified as Uzeni Likaka for allegedly killing a sexual partner, Mailosi Siyileni. Likaka has since been charged with murder which contravenes section 209 of the Penal Code. Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Rodrick Maida said the suspect is believed to have been in a love affair with Siyileni, and the two were living together in the deceased’s house. According to Maida, the incident leading to the…

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One dead as irate villagers go on rampage over hotel project

An irate mob from Msumbi Village at Monkey–Bay in Mangochi on Tuesday smashed a car belonging to Traditional Authority Nankumba, leaving one person dead and nine others seriously injured. The irate people believe the T/A wants to evict them from their village to pave way for a Five Star Hotel Mota-Engil plans to construct in the district. Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Rodrick Maida said the fracas erupted as T/A Nankumba was conducting an Area Development Committee (ADC)…

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Malawian National Busted for Human Trafficking

A sting operation involving members of the Hawks, Crime Intelligence and the Department of Home Affairs has led to the arrest of a Malawian national for human trafficking in Johannesburg on Thursday. The 38-year-old man told undercover police that he was selling four males and one female aged between 39 and 41 years for R500 per person. “Investigations revealed that the man would lure fellow countrymen to South Africa promising them job opportunities. Upon arrival, he would sell them…

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Mpingu residents attack family over dead son’s ‘resurrection’

Hundreds of residents at Mpingu Trading Centre in Lilongwe Wednesday night descended on the Safari family in the area following rumours that the family’s long dead son had resurrected and was being kept in the family’s house. The incident occurred at around 8 O’clock in the evening and according to witnesses, the residents stormed the Safaris’ house after neighbours claimed that every evening they had been seeing Jolly Safari, who died in April 2012, on the verandah of his…

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Malawian Embassy in Berlin donates 368 bags of Maize towards flood victims

Following the Declaration by H.E. Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, on the State of Disaster in worst affected districts of the country by floods, the Malawi Embassy in Berlin, Germany has donated 368 bags of Maize flour towards the disaster response. The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malawi in the city of Hamburg, Dr. Heiko Meinhardt presented the donation on Thursday on behalf of the Charge de Affaires at the Malawian Embassy in…

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Court denies KCH bogus doctor bail

Lilongwe Magistrate Court on Thursday denied bail Rasford Gogoda, who was posing as a medical doctor at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe. According to Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer, Kingsely Dandaula the court is waiting for the state to bring more witnesses as Gogoda denied some of the medical equipment and drugs that were found in his bag. Dandaula explains, “Gogoda pleaded guilty for posing as a medical doctor, but denied some of the medical equipment that are…

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Lilongwe vendors scramble for land

Vendors in Lilongwe Wednesday took to Lilongwe Town Hall and scrambled for every inch of land around the Hall, including the pavements, claiming they had been given an okay by the City Council to turn the area into a market place. The vendors also went as far as across the Lilongwe River and occupied every piece of land available around the Chinese Wullian Super Market, all the way up the river bank to somewhere opposite the Lilongwe minibus terminals….

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