Police arrest 15 after Likuni RC Church Battle

Members of the Malawi Police Service have arrested up to 15 people in connection with the bouts that broke up at Likuni Roman Catholic Parish in Lilongwe on Sunday, it has been learn t The infighting broke up over concerns that some grouping within the church had over the Parish Priest and the main church executive, whom they accused of no cooperation. However other reports claim that the men behind the row are not Roman Catholic faithful who reports…

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South African preacher mocked after charging for ‘heavenly’ photos

A South African preacher has been roundly mocked online after reportedly charging followers to view his photos of “heaven.” Paseka Motsoeneng, a self-styled prophet, claims a track record of amazing feats. As the leader of the Church of Incredible Happenings, he’s says he’s healed people during sermons and even once claimed to deliver a fish from the womb of a pregnant woman. But Motsoeneng, popularly known as “Prophet Mboro”, may have gone a bit too far with his latest…

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Madonna, Guy Ritchie Family Wrangle Over Rocco Worries Davis Banda’s Father

Yohane Banda, father to David who was adopted by Multi Grammy winning Pop Superstar Madonna has expressed concern over the welfare of his biological son following the custody battle between the singer and British movie director Guy Ritchie. According to http://www.mirror.co.uk/, Yohane Banda who gave up David for adoption in 2006 when he was seven months old told The Sun that Madonna and Guy’s custody battle turning bitter and nasty is a huge concern. “I’d like to know what’s…

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Nigerian ‘Witch Child’ Hope Makes Miraculous Recovery, Aid Worker Anja Ringgren Lovén Reveals

A starving child who was accused of witchcraft and abandoned by his family has made an astonishing recovery after being rescued by a humanitarian aid worker. Heartbreaking images were shared on social media two months ago of the Nigerian toddler, named Hope, who was found severely emaciated and wandering alone after being shunned by his family and society. Now Hope, who is believed to be between two and three years old, is unrecognisable in pictures shared by Anja Ringgren Lovén, the founder…

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Combination of traditional, scientific weather forecasts vital to climate change

Discarding the longtime traditional methods of forecasting weather or rainfall pattern has drastically contributed to the effects of the ongoing climate change globally. Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Easter Monday, the Chief Meteorologist, Charles Vanya, responsible for weather predictions and agronomy, disclosed that the battle to redress the current effects of climatic changes cannot be won if those in the agricultural sector completely shun the ancient strategies of forecasting weather and rainfall patterns. According to Vanya, as…

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Blue League Bails Out Nsanje Central on Easter Monday
A cross-section of the 320 beneficiaries

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) youth grouping, the Blue League yesterday donated maize relief in Honorable Francis Kasaila’s Nsanje Central constituency, reaching out to 320 households in the area on Easter Monday. The Blue League’s maize distribution ceremony happened at Mpatsa Community Day Secondary School where various vulnerable sections from the community were brought together, including the elderly and blind members. Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, a local leader expressed gratefulness for the good gesture shown by…

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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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