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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We are doing nothing as men of God – Pastor Salanje

Renowned preacher Pastor Hastings Salanje says the death of Malawi’s gospel songbird Grace Chinga is testimony that “we are doing nothing as men of God”. Grace was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Wednesday night after she complained of a splitting headache where a short-while later, hospital officials pronounced her dead. “This is an attack from the devil and it could be prevented if someone was to pray for her and command her soul to come back. “If someone…

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MOAM call off demonstrations

The Minibus Owners Association of Malawi-MOAM has stopped its members from holding demonstrations aimed at forcing the acting Chief Executive Officer for Blantyre city to resign. MOAM General Secretary Coxley Kamange told MBC that the executive of MOAM has managed to stop the nation-wide demonstrations after its members agreed at a meeting on Thursday in Blantyre to not go ahead with the demonstrations Friday, March 18th.   Kamange said they will be holding a press conference Friday morning together…

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Gospel music in Malawi

This text provides an overview of gospel music in Malawi. Following voyages of David Livingstone and other British missionaries in the 1800s, Malawi was made a British protectorate on 14 May 1891. The coming of the missionaries diluted and changed the cultural practices that were there already. Most of the major Christian sects are represented in Malawi. Until the 1990s, the dominant sects were Catholics, Presbyterians and Adventists. Musically they were very traditional and gospel music at the time…

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Minister Says Ruling Party Not Involved in Press Corporation Activities

The Government of the Republic of Malawi has distanced itself from reports that it intends to snatch Press Corporation Limited (PCL) from other shareholders, Maravi Express Understands. There have been reports circulating that the DPP wants to impose its top officials on PCL and Press Trust Boards. However, Government Spokesperson who is also Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Jappie Mhango, said in a statement dated March 17, 2016, and made available the local media that the reports were…

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