President Mutharika Launches the Chilembwe Highway

The President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has officially opened the Blantyre-Zomba road, christened the John Chilembwe Highway, at a ceremony that took place at Kachere Trading Center off Blantyre Zomba road on Friday, January 23, 2015. The construction of Chilembwe Highway was launched on 19th March 2012 by late President Professor Bingu wa Mutharika’s regime and completed in October, 2014 and was funded by Government of Malawi through the African Development Bank…

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Churches to form a Church Response Secretariat

Church mother bodies in the country have indicated they will create The Church Response Secretariat (CRS) which will oversee the churches responses in rendering a helping hand to those that have been affected by the flood disaster that has hit the country hard. These mother bodies; Malawi Council of Churches , Malawi Union of Seventh Day who have partnered with and the Act Alliance have made the…

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Pregnant woman drags church to court for defamation

A pregnant woman in Ntchisi has dragged Ntchisi CCAP church to court for allegedly defaming her after members of the church confronted her to enquire if the man responsible for the pregnancy was a member of their church. The woman, Ruth Maundu, 32, complained that her rights to privacy were infringed and her name defamed due to the enquiry that the church was carrying on her. “There is no way the whole church could be discussing me and my…

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Lilongwe traffic police service on campaign to reduce accidents in 2015

Traffic Police Officers have come up with new management of roads accidents in the City of Lilongwe Lilongwe police public relations officer Kinsley Dandaula told Malawi News Agency (Mana) Friday that they have intensified traffic checks on the roads by coming up with different measures to ensure road accidents are reduced. ‘We have come up with new approaches in as far as reducing roads accident is concerned. “We have reduced so far cases of road accidents to 2.9 percent…

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Latest Results Show Lungu 48.72%, Hichilema 46.85%

Ruling Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu has continued to lead the presidential race with 10 more constituencies counted bring the number to 121 constituencies. Lungu’s count now stands at 701, 089 with his closest rival Hakainde Hichilema standing at 674, 185 pointing to a gap of 26, 904. Hichilema has closed the gap, however Lungu continues to maintain a steady edge with 48.72% against Hichilema’s 46.85%. The race is looking close with 29 constituencies remaining before the final winner…

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More Rains, More Deaths As Floods Across Southern Africa Set to Worsen

Aid agencies raced on Monday to reach tens of thousands of people displaced by catastrophic floods across southern Africa, as more heavy rain was forecast in the coming days. More than 200 people have died in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar in one of the worst disasters to hit the region in years. Rivers have burst their banks, flooding vast areas and destroying homes, bridges and crops. “After surveying the flooded districts from the air, we know that the scale…

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CISANET calls for solidarity on floods

The Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) has commended Government for acknowledging with speed the grave situation caused by floods in many parts of the country. CISANET National Director Tamani Nkhono-Mvula noted on Monday that the move has not only raised awareness about the crisis but also triggered swift responses from donors and the international community. While appreciating government’s overall support towards the victims, Nkhono-Mvula suggested  the need to come up with measures that could help avert ‘the looming hunger…

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Nollywood star Muna Obiekwe dies

Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe died Sunday, January 18 at age 36. He lost his battle to a kidney disease. According to reports, Muna died around 4:15pm Sunday in an undisclosed hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. Family sources said he was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed at his home in Lagos. Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeja in a report said Muna had been quietly battling the kidney disease for a while now and had kept it from friends, colleagues and…

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Over 27, 000 households displaced by floods

Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) in the Office of Vice President on Monday disclosed that an estimated 27, 000 households, approximately 135, 000 people have now been displaced since the floods hit their areas in the country. Principal Secretary responsible for Disaster, Relief and Management Paul Chiunguzeni told members of the media during an update of flood disaster response operations that the most affected districts are Nsanje, Chikwawa and Phalombe. “Search and rescue operations are ongoing in Nsanje…

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Mutharika holds talks with Muslim body

President Professor Peter Mutharika has described the cordial relationship that exists between the Muslim community and Government as an important step towards the country’s development. Mutharika made the remarks Sunday afternoon at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre when he hosted a delegation from the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM). The President stressed the importance of joint efforts from stakeholders, including the faith community, in uniting the nation. “The meeting that am having today is among series of meetings that I…

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