Markets Haunting Kasungu Farmers

Farmers in Kasungu have complained of unavailability of reliable markets for their farm produce, a situation which they say is forcing them to sale to vendors at very low prices. Speaking on Friday during a two day agriculture fair conducted in the district, the farmers said they do not have bargaining power over prices for their own produce as the unscrupulous vendors always dictate prices for them. “The buyers determine the prices for us instead of us setting the…

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Mother, Daughter Burnt to Ashes

A 33 year old woman, Liginet Chimenya and her two year old daughter, Veronica Sambani have been burnt to death after a house they were sleeping in caught fire in the early hours of Thursday. Chiradzulu Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Yohane Tasowana confirmed the incident in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday. “Brother to the deceased, Frank Chikungwa, left home around 14:30 pm for a funeral ceremony at nearby village. While at the funeral, he…

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Voter Registration On Cinema

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has rolled out a programme called Community Cinema and Dialogues which is using cinema to woo more people in Lilongwe to register and vote in the forthcoming tripartite elections. Constituencies in both Lilongwe City and Rural are being treated to the free cinema which is raising awareness about voter registration process and spreading messages about the importance of participating in elections. State owned news agency, Malawi News Agency (Mana) witnessed huge crowds gathered at various…

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Malnutrition Kills 63 Children in Salima

Annual report on various nutrition interventions implemented in Salima in the just ended 2017-18 financial year has revealed that 63 under-five children die due to malnutrition. The report which was presented during a District Nutrition Coordinating Committee (DNCC) showed that the figure is higher than that of the proceeding financial year, 2016/17, which indicated that 35 children died of malnutrition. Salima District Hospital Nutrition Coordinator, Joseph Chizeze said although the figure is on the higher side, the cases are…

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China Pledges to Continue Supporting Malawi

New Chinese ambassador to Malawi, Liu Hong Yong has hailed the 10 year old diplomatic relations between the two countries as successful. Liu made the remarks when he addressed the media at the New State House in Lilongwe after presenting his letters of credence to Malawi’s President, Professor Peter Mutharika. He said he was looking forward to another successful decade of diplomatic relations with Malawi based on mutual trust. Liu further said the Chinese government would continue to work…

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Road to 2019: Catholic Members Urged to Register

Catholic members in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe have been advised to take advantage of the phase III of the voter registration exercise currently under way in both Lilongwe City and Rural to register. Archbishop of Lilongwe Archdiocese, His Grace the Most Rev. Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye made the remarks Saturday at St Patrick’s Parish in Area 18 in Lilongwe when he officially launched Catholic Men Organization (CMO) for the Archdiocese. He said all eligible voters should seize the opportunity to…

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Acts of Listening Govt: DPP Returns K145 Million to Pioneer Investment

The Mighty Democratic Progress Party on Saturday returned the controversial MK145 million to Pioneer Investment after revelations that the company is under Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)  investigations. Mighty DPP Publicity Secretary, who is also Government mouth-piece,  Nicholas Dausi made the announcement at a press briefing Lilongwe. Pioneer Investment is under investigation by the ACB for what are alleged to be fraudulent dealings in a food ration contract supply to the Malawi Police Service. It is believed that the MK145 million…

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Chigoli Academy Bearing Fruit

In the capital city, Lilongwe, a football academy was born in 2014 called Chigoli, which has made huge strides to nurture the country’s brightest football talents and three of its products performed superbly at the just ended COSAFA Under-17 tournament held in Mauritius. The three, Francis Mtoso, Emmanuel Mitole and Lovemore Mbeta, were Chigoli’s first players to be selected for national team duty and they did not disappoint as they scored in their debut tournament. In the first game…

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UTM Angers Civil Society Organisations

The  National Elections Systems Trust (NEST) and Centre for Women in Conflict and Development (CECOWDA)  has accused Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima’s United Transformation Movement for verbally attacking country’s first lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika. In a rally  held at Njamba Freedom Park in the commercial city of Blantyre last week United Transformation Movement  top officials including Patricia Kaliati and former first lady Calista Mutharika took turns attacking Gertrude Mutharika for reasons better known by them, and them alone. Reacting…

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Crocodile Declared Winner in Zim Election

President Emmerson Mnangagwa the crocodile  has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election, according to the electoral commission. With all 10 provinces declared, Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes, compared to 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. Police removed opposition officials from the electoral commission stage when they rejected the results. The chairman of Mr Chamisa’s MDC Alliance said the count could not be verified. By narrowly winning more than 50% of the vote, Mr Mnangagwa avoids a run-off election against Mr…

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