Sylvester Stallone in Malawi

American actor, Sylvester Stallon, popularly known as John Rambo, is in Malawi. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles, namely boxer Rocky Balboa, the title character of the Rockyseries’ seven films from 1976 to 2015; soldier John Rambo from the four Rambo films, released between 1982 and 2008; and Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films from 2010 to 2014. He wrote or co-wrote most of the 14 films in all three franchises, and directed many…

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Chakwera has failed the MCP – Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera is facing fresh calls to resign as the party’s leader, this time from some of the party’s long serving regional and district committee members. The members organised a press conference on Wednesday in Lilongwe where they demanded the resignation of the party president for failing to unite the MCP. Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma, one of the MCP officials who propelled Chakwera into the party helm said at a news conference on Wednesday that…

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UK to stop funding Malawian charity amid ‘cult’ links

The UK government is to stop giving money to a charity in Malawi following a BBC investigation which found it was under the control of a cult-like group. Dapp, which runs education and health projects in the African country, has received millions of pounds in the last decade from the UK, EU and Unicef. It is connected to the Teachers Group, whose leaders are wanted by Interpol over fraud allegations. British officials have suspended funding and launched an investigation….

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Government to restock Mulanje and Thyolo with 50000 improved banana varieties

Following the wipe out of bananas in Thyolo, Mulanje and other districts such as Nkhatabay and Karonga due to the banana bunchy top, government will in the next two weeks  start the  re-introduction of an improved banana variety in an effort to revamp the banana production. In the two districts people relied on banana production for both commercial and domestic use, Mulanje and Thyolo have been picked for the pilot phase according to the crop protection officer for Blantyre…

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Malawi man with albinism escapes from death

His name is Charles Chidambukira Ndau and the story of his predicament in the shadow of death threatening people with albinism in Malawi is sadly becoming a common one. The average height 52-year-old, still haunted by events in February this year, is a man in a tide of people with albinism who are trying so hard to stay out of the focal lens of brutality from  some human beasts. “I can hardly trust any person now,” said Ndau, his…

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Government committed to working with religious leaders

President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday said his government was  committed to working with religious leaders in developing the country. Mutharika said government and religious leaders had a common goal of serving God’s people, hence the need to support each other in their endeavours. “As government, we expect support from religious leaders because we are all serving Gods people, I am thankfully to say that there is harmony between the church and government. “We appreciate the role you take to…

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Blue League Congratulates Molande, Kalilani: Applauds APM For Strategic Appointments
Blue League applauds APM for appointing Molande and Kalilani

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) youth grouping, the Blue League has applauded their patron, His Excellency President Arthur Peter Mutharika for appointing Dr Bright Molande and Mr Mgeme Kalilani as his Director of Communications and Press Secretary , respectively. In a statement on their Facebook page, the Blue League congratulated Dr Molande and Mr Kalilani in their new roles and pledged their ‘support in driving the nation towards patriotism, integrity and hard work and contributing to the development…

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APM Describes Talks with Neighboring Leaders as Successful

State President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said the day long tripartite talks he held with Zambian and Mozambican leaders, Edgar Lungu and Felipe Nyusi respectively at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe are vital for the neighbouring countries to achieve sustainable development.. The two Presidents arrived in the country on Monday morning and held a three-hour meeting in camera with the Malawian Leader where a number of issues like how challenges that the countries are…

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Thyolo Assemblies of God to hold a five days gospel crusade

The Thyolo Malawi Assemblies of God (MAOG) church will from Wednesday this week hold the first ever gospel crusade as one way of reaching out and ministering to thousands of souls in the district. The crusade, which will run up to Sunday would be based under a theme ‘Encounter the real power of God’. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (MANA), secretary for the church Kephars Kameta said the main guest speaker during the upcoming crusade…

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APM For Decentralized Malawi
APM pauses with leaders of the Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA) at Kamuzu Palace on Tuesday

President Mutharika on Tuesday morning granted an audience to leaders of the Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA) at the Kamuzu Palace to map the way forward for the continued decentralization and democratization of the Malawi society. Speaking in his statement, President Mutharika said local governments are increasingly becoming the pinnacle of development citing that in the current financial year, government allocated MK5 billion of the Development Budget to Local Authorities. He said this is enabling councils to make their…

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