Death toll hits 15 in California mudslides; search goes on

MONTECITO, Calif. — The death toll from the mudslides that struck Southern California climbed to 15 on Wednesday as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars. The torrential rainstorm that set off the disaster cleared out and was no longer a hindrance as searchers made their way across a landscape strewn with boulders and covered in cement-like mud shoulder-high in some places. “Right now our assets are…

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JB Masterminded My Firing – Mussa

Fired Peoples Party (PP) Vice President Uladi Mussa has accused the party’s President Joyce Banda for masterminding his firing. He made the accusation in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Tuesday in Lilongwe after PP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) fired him as Vice President for bringing the party into ‘disrepute’. Mussa pointed out that, “The truth is that People’s Party National Executive Committee (NEC) did not meet but they only received direction from Dr Joyce Banda to…

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Gule Wamkulu Arrested for Wounding 3-Year-Old Girl

Nkhotakota Police Station is keeping in custody a Gule wamkulu Kamano dancer for unlawfully injuring a three year old girl during his performance. The Station’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Williams Kaponda identified the Gule wamkulu dancer as 27 year old Pilirani Ching’oma of Khufu Village, Senior Chief Malengachanzi in the district. He said that the incident happened on January 3,2017 at Kapenda Village, Senior Chief Malengachanzi where gule wamkulu organised an event to entertain people from surrounding villages. “As…

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Mzuzu University Hailed for supporting Artists

Artists in the northern region have hailed Mzuzu University (Mzuni) for showing its commitment towards uplifting arts industry in the country by opening an arts facility to be used by artists and theatre groups for free. Speaking in separate interviews, the artists specialised in traditional dances, theater, music and fine arts among others, said Mzuni needs to be applauded for taking a step to provide the arts centre besides offering creative arts lessons at the institution. One of Mzuzu…

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Govt to Construct New Perimeter Fence, Maternity Wing at Ntcheu DHO

The construction of the long awaited perimeter fence at Ntcheu District Hospital is expected to commence by early February this year (2018), Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi has revealed. The minister revealed the development during his official visit to Ntcheu District Hospital over the weekend. The visit follows the gutting down by fire of part of the facility’s pharmacy due to a suspected electrical fault. Speaking after visiting the site, Muluzi observed that the hospital’s environment is insecure because…

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NRB Commences Continuous Registration of National IDs ; Foreigners to Pay MK 50,000

National Registration Bureau (NRB) in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security has announced commencement of continuous registration of National Identity Cards effective January 2018. In a press statement, NRB’S Public Relations Officer (PRO), Norman Fulatira has indicated that the bureau would continue to register Malawian citizens attaining the age of 16 and above and that registration in this continuous exercise would be done through the District Registration Office. The statement says that the registration exercise would be…

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Mwiza Chavura’ s pro-rape song stirs debate on social media,The artist apologised!

Mwiza Chavura’s hip hop track tittled ‘rape’ has attracted debate among Malawians on social media platforms In the song, Chavura was announcing plot to let a girl got drunk on his bills with an intention of raping her for turning down his sexual advances on her. “Ndidzakupanga rape/ kukumwetsa bawa ndikupanga rape/kukamwa kwako nzakumata tape/ zindikana uone udzalira help/ I don’t ……. around nzakupanga rape,” goes part of the chorus of the song. After listening to the song poet…

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University Alumni Plant Trees in Ndirande – Mudi Catchment Area

Zanzibar University Muslim Graduates Association (ZUMUGA) has reiterated the need to reforest Blantyre Water Board’s (BWB) Ndirande – Mudi catchment area as one way of mitigating water problems in the commercial city. ZUMUGA Chairperson for Blantyre Chapter, Dan Kamanga made the observation on Saturday during a tree planting exercise which the association organised in an effort to protect and conserve BWB’s catchment area which has lost most of its trees due to deforestation. “We all know that the environment…

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Mhlakho Wa Lhomwe Donates to Hailstorm Victims

The Central Region Mhlakho wa Lhomwe Chapter (CRMLC) on Saturday donated some items to victims of rainstorm which occurred on Tuesday and affected about 400 people in the process completely destroying 58 houses. Speaking at the event one of the victims, Aubrey Mwanakhu, said after the fateful incident occurred many of them were downcast as both their homes and businesses were affected and had nowhere to start from. Said Mwanakhu: “We were completely confused and disappointed because both our…

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Gulewamkulu Arrested For Theft

Police in Chikwawa are keeping in custody a 19 year – old man on suspicion that he stole a goat, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established. Chikwawa Police Station Public Relations Officer, Constable Foster Benjamin identified the suspect as Kapekesa Feston, a member of the gulewamkulu (nyau) cult in the village of Mbenderana in Traditional Authority Kasisi in the district who was arrested on January 03, 2018. “During that time, he stole the goat from a herd boy and…

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