Heavy rains cut-off Mangochi – Liwonde road

Heavy rains have cut-off a section of the Mangochi – Liwonde road, inconveniencing motorists and all other road users, the Roads Authority has confirmed. The Authority’s Public Relations Officer, Portia Kajanga confirmed the development in an interview with Malawi News Agency. She said the affected area was Changali, the middle section of the 70kilometres stretch. “Yes, I can confirm to you that the incessant rains have indeed destroyed the road at Changali which is a distance of 33kilometres from…

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Chinese Community donate K10 million relief items for flood victims

The Chinese Community in Malawi Thursday donated various relief items worth K10 million for flood victims. Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Zhang Qingyang made the official presentation of the relief items to Vice President Saulos Chilima at Capital Hill in Lilongwe saying they came up with the donation in solidarity with Malawians who have lost family members and property. Said Qingyang, “The Chinese Government and people have been feeling the same grief as our Malawian brothers and sisters do. The…

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MRA confiscates Indian hemp at Mwanza Border

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) on Wednesday seized Indian hemp weighing 29.5 kilograms at Mwanza Border. The hemp was seized during inspections in the Intercape bus coming from South Africa. Wilma Chalulu, Manager Marketing Communications said the carton’s owner which contained the prohibited drug, Prisca Musesa was immediately arrested by the Police. Chalulu said the hemp, which is currently in Police custody, was disguised in well packaged bricks, sealed in a carton and was suspected to be destined to…

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President Mutharika Arrives in Ethiopia for AU Summit

Heads of State and Government continue arriving in Addis Ababa for the 24th Session of the African Union with the Malawi President jetting in on Wednesday, January 28th. Professor Mutharika touched down at Bole International Airport at 15:30 Malawi Time and 16: 50 in Ethiopia. The Malawi leader was met on arrival by Malawi Mission officials to Ethiopia and some Government Officials from Malawi led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation Dr. George Chaponda. President Mutharika will…

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President Mutharilka calls for National Day of Prayers for Flood Victims

His Excellency the President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has declared that Malawi observe a National Day of Prayer and Worship in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the flooding and thunderstorms that hit Malawi a few weeks ago. In view of this, the President has directed that Interdenominational Prayers be held on Sunday, 8th February 2014 at Robbins Park in Blantyre. This will be an opportunity to pray for survivors and victims of the worst floods in…

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Floods demolish Chingoli Primary School, classes suspended

Classes at Chingoli Primary school in Traditional Authority Nkanda in Mulanje have been suspended following floods that swept away some classroom blocks and pit latrines, leaving other classroom blocks with serious cracks. District Education Manager Gossam Mafuta disclosed this during a District Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday. The meeting discussed the disaster situation and response in the district. Mafuta said the flooding of Thuchira River at Nkando Trading Centre also wrecked the Teachers’ Development Centre (TDC). “As of now…

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Man found dead in Lilongwe River

A missing 28-year-old man was found died floating in Lilongwe River on Monday. The Police have confirmed the death and identified the deceased man as Patrick Sikanawawe. Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana), Lilongwe Public Relations Officer Kingsly Dandaula said the deceased’s sister Catherine Sikanawawe reported the case of missing  brother to Kawale Police Station. ‘’We were tipped by the public that there was a dead body floating in Lilongwe River and we went  to collect the deceased; later…

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Malawian, Zambian Nabbed for Hotel Crimes in Zim

A ZAMBIAN and Malawian nationals have been arrested in Zimbabwe for allegedly stealing property worth more than US$12 000 from various hotels they were booked in. Maurice Bamusi Ngoda (36) of Lusaka in Zambia and Mwansa Chungu (28) of Blantyre in Malawi have not been asked to plead to charges of unlawful entry and theft when they appeared before Bulawayo magistrate, Tinashe Tashaya. The court heard that on October 23 last year, the complainant, Nalishebo Litau (55), a Zambian…

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Trail of flour and rice lead to arrest of thief

A man who is suspected to have broken into Ntchisi main market and stole bags of flour and rice in one of the shops was arrested after the police followed the trails of the stolen items up to his house. The suspect, Sly Banda, 27, is alleged to have climbed a fence of Ntchisi market on the night of 7 to 8th January, 2015 and went away with 50kgs bags of flour and rice ignorant that the bags had…

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Kabaza Association officials arrested in Ntchisi

Two men who claim to be officials from the Kabaza Association of Malawi, formed during the former regime of president Joyce Banda that gave out motorcycles on loans, are in police custody in Ntchisi for obtaining money by false pretence from the members of the association in the district. The two men, Leonard Kamangakhobwe, 45 and Josephy Petulo,38, were arrested on 20th January, 2015 when they went to demand K80,000 from Kalirani Banda, who is one of the members…

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