Man chops off friend’s penis

A man has been found guilty of chopping off his friend’s penis, but it remains a mystery what he wanted it for. Phulamazira Kang’ombe, 34, was sentenced to 16 years behind bars after being found guilty of cutting off Chimwemwe Madeya’s penis in November 2014. Lilongwe police spokesperson Inspector Kingsley Dandaula said that Madeya was on his way from a local drinking place when he encountered Kang’ombe, who viciously attacked him before cutting off his penis. Madeya was, however,…

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Witchdoctors and sangomas encouraging ‘incest and defilement’

Fooled by witchdoctors and sangomas that the easiest way to attain wealth is through incest and defilement, some men in Malawi are learning their lessons the hard way. A 36-year-old man from Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, is one of the men who is now in custody on incest charges, said Lilongwe police. Police spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula, said that the superstitious man had been netted for allegedly having sex with his 17-year-old daughter. “The superstitious man sweet-talked his daughter that…

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Malawi out to claim Guinea scalp

Malawi will look to pick up their first win in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers when they host Guinea for a Group L clash in Blantyre on Tuesday afternoon. Kick-off at the Kamuzu Stadium is set for 14h30 CAT. The teams played to a goalless stalemate in Conakry on Friday, a result which did neither any real favours: they are tied in third and fourth place respectively on two points, three adrift of co-leaders Zimbabwe and Swaziland….

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Using drones to save lives in Malawi

It started with an aeroplane journey back in 2014. “I knew nothing about drones,” says Judith Sherman, the head of HIV for the UN children’s fund, Unicef, in Malawi. But as she leafed through an in-flight magazine about pizza deliveries by drone in Mumbai, she had a eureka moment. “Drones could be used to solve the logistical challenge of swiftly delivering HIV/Aids care in rural Malawi,” she thought. Two years later she is about to find out if she…

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77-year-old woman commits suicide

People of Kapanda village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Malili in Lilongwe had a sad awakening Tuesday morning when a 77-year-old mentally challenged woman was found hanging from a tree in a maize garden. Lilongwe Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO) Inspector Kingsley Dandaula in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Wednesday identified the deceased as Ketrina Kamitondo from Mpumbulu Kutchemba village, T/A Malili in Lilongwe. Dandaula said the woman left her house on 15th March,…

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Blantyre police step up security over Easter period

Police in Blantyre have assured residents of the city that law enforcers will provide enough security during long weekend of the Easter Holiday. Blantyre Police Assistant Public Relations Officer, Andrew Mayawo said police are ready to protect people’s lives and property during this Easter season. Said Mayawo, “We have organized full patrols that will be going around our city and locations. We have also organized community policing forums that will be working hand in hand with us during this…

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Malawi’s Extended Credit Facility on track

IMF has declared Malawi’s Extended Credit Facility on track. IMF says this is due to good management of domestic finance since September 2015.  This was disclosed at a press briefing that IMF and Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe addressed in Lilongwe. IMF says it appreciates the hard work that Malawi government has put in to bring the programmes back on track. The fund has however, asked government to work on bank reconciliations and report on arrears going forward. IMF has…

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Hell Broke Loose in Mzuzu, PP Members Injured

Hell broke loose at Chibavi ground in Mzuzu where the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), AFORD and Peoples Party (PP) held joint a political rally, Maravi Express has learnt. According to local media reports, a group of about 10 unidentified men arrived at the scene of the rally with pangas ordering all PP members to vacate from the venue. They went on to use their weapons to hack some people who were rushed to Mzuzu Heath Centre. As for MCP,…

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Tony Chitsulo Says Kamwendo a Gem

Former Junior Malawi national team star and Silver Strikers Tony Chitsulo has described midfielder Joseph Kamwendo as a star saying he deserves to be in the Malawi national soccer side. He was speaking in an interview on the side-lines that Kamwendo who has lately enjoyed a rich vein in form has been recalled into camp ahead of the forthcoming qualifying Guinea match. “I knew Kamwendo well-well back but he is such a fantastic player. When I came to join…

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46th Session of Parliament a Success-Leader of the House

The Leader of the House Francis Kasaila has described the 46th session of Parliament as a success. Kasaila made the remarks on Friday during his summary at the end of the second meeting of the 46th session of Parliament in Lilongwe. The meeting was largely convened to discuss the mid-year review of 2015/2016 budget which started on Monday 22nd February and ended on Friday 18th March 2016. “Mr. Speaker Sir, at the outset let me indicate that the meeting…

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