Malawi Activist Chidothe Named Pan African Youth Democracy Ambassador

Youth and Women activist Carol Chidothe has been named regional ambassador the Pan African Youth Democracy Fellowship CANVASSITY program in the Southern Africa. CANVASSITY Pan African Youth Democracy Fellowship is a dynamic youth program designed to improve the capacity of young people to effectively engage and support elected representatives and government institutions to improve government efficiency, raise accountability and foster citizen-government collaboration in Africa. Chidothe expressed delight  saying the honor bestowed upon her was for all young Malawian women,…

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NICE to Revamp Young Politicians Union

National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust on Friday disclosed plans to revive Young Politicians Union (YPU) in Karonga to help instill political tolerance amongst the youth in readiness for 2019 tripartite elections. YPU was by initiated by Conrad Adenuer foundation in 2003 in partnership with NICE with funding from GIZ, to train fellow youths on political tolerance and resolution. District Civic Education Officer for Karonga, Christobel Shawa said NICE has lined up activities to rebuild and train YPU…

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UNIMA Student Selected Global Youth Champion, Gets K8.7 Million Grant

 International Aids Society (IAS) has selected a 20 year- old Tanaka Chirombo as a Global Youth Champion on HIV and AIDS to promote youth friendly HIV and Aids service delivery in the country. Speaking Friday in an interview, Chirombo who has been given a grant of over K8.7 million by IAS, said he feels honoured  and is happy with his selection looks forward to ably represent young people living with HIV and AIDS on a larger platform. He said…

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Mutharika Family to Hold Bingu Memorial Service

All is set for the memorial ceremony of late President Ngwazi Professor Bingu Wa Mutharika,the family has disclosed. This is against social media reports that the keys to Bingu’s final resting place have not been found. According to Arthur Peter Masamba, nephew to the late President, family members spent part of Saturday morning doing final preparations including praying in the Mausoleum. The ceremony will start with a mass at Chingazi Parish Sunday from 9am before a private gathering for…

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Three Arrested For Defiling Two Girls

Limbe Police has arrested three people on allegations that they defiled two young girls along Dunduzu Road in Limbe Market on March 29 this year. Limbe Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Widson Nhlane told Mana on Monday that the suspects, Wilson Peter, 28, Mphatso Magombo, 21, and Fusanani Frazer, 19, were arrested after police ambushed the location in question. “On March 24 this year, police received a complaint that unknown person defiled a 15 year-old girl at the mentioned…

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Chiefs, Clergy Angry with Sidik Mia For Mixing Islam with Politics

Religious and traditional leaders in Mangochi on Tuesday appealed to politicians in the country to desist from using religion as a tool for gaining political mileage in the district. A representative group of four religious leaders from both Islam and Christianity and one Senior Group Village Headman (GVH) made the appeal at a press briefing held at MT Lodge in the district. The group included Sheikh Fahadi Kamsuli, Vice Chairman for Malawi Muslim Association (MAM) in Mangochi, Sheikh Abdullah…

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Daily Times Caught Pants Down ; ‘Lexten Kachama Not Sacked’

State House would like to inform the public that The Daily Times headline of 3rd April, 2018 ‘‘Kachama sacked as IG’’ was wrong and should be ignored alongside its malicious intent. If The Daily Times cared to check facts of the story, they could easily find out from government records that the appointment of Mr. Rodney Jose as Acting Inspector of Police has been necessitated by the fact that the out-going Inspector General of Police; Dr. Lexten Kachama has…

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Deputy Speaker Mcheka Chilenje Joins Mighty DPP

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, who is also Nsanje North Parliamentarian Esther Mcheka Chilenje, has joined Mighty  Democratic Progressive Party(DPP). Chilenje told Local Media on Tuesday that she has joined the party after consulting his constituents. She said she has joined DPP because it has played a crucial role in developing her constituency. Chilenje who won the parliamentary seat after standing as an Independent candidate in the 2014 elections  also revealed that she will contest as a DPP candidate…

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Malawian Scientist Wins Next Einstein Innovation Competition

Malawian Scientist, Rachel Sibande, has won a pan African competition for scientific innovations and inventions at the just ended Next Einstein Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. Sibande, who is the founder of Malawi’s first innovation hub; mHub, emerged winner in the Climate Smart Innovation Track winning a $25,000 (about K18.3 million) award. She presented her technology prototype on use of maize cobs to produce combustible gas which ultimately generates electricity. Sibande told Malawi News Agency that her innovation could solve…

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Kasungu Discusses Climate Change, Fall Army Worm

Faced with adverse effects of climate change and fall army worms (FAW), chiefs, Members of Parliament (MP), Councilors, government officials and other stakeholders converged at Kasungu Council Chamber on Wednesday to discuss the calamities. Organized by National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) the meeting aimed at getting information on how the district has been affected by climate change and FAW and what is being done about these issues. Most of the contributors said the district has been highly…

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