Three Nabbed For Conspiring To Sell & Kidnap Child With Albinism In Malawi

Police in the central region of Ntchisi are keeping in custody three men suspected of conspiring to kidnap and sell a child with albinism. The suspects have been identified as Moses Kazonga aged 34, Kalirani Banda 23, and Bizaliele Amos aged 39. The three were, during the time of their arrest, looking for a market for a two years and eight months old boy with albinism. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Wednesday, Peter Njilagoma, an…

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Malawi’s Daliso In Britain’s Got Talent’s Semi-final

Stand-up comedian, Daliso Chaponda, on 29 April made history by becoming the first Malawian act to audition for Britain’s Got Talent (BGT), UK’s television hit talent show. Daliso’s comedy routine on the night earned him a spot in this year’s BGT semi-final scheduled for 21 to 25 May. Aged 37, Daliso who is based in Manchester, stepped on the world stage dressed in a pair of jeans and brown top. The panel of judges could not help but wonder…

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Malawi to Hold First National Sanitation event in Lilongwe

Malawi will for the first time hold a national sanitation and hygiene learning event aimed at discussing challenges and innovations relating to sanitation and hygiene in the light of national aspirations to make Malawi open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2021. The event which will be officially opened by Minister of Health Dr Peter Kumpalume will be held from 3 to 4 May at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. According to a statement issued by National Sanitation and…

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Airtel donates desks to Chisitu Primary School

Airtel Malawi continued with its countrywide education drive through a donation of 70 double seater desks that will accommodate 140 learners at Chisitu Primary School in Mulanje. The desks are valued at Mk2million. Airtel Zonal Business Manager for the South Leslie Tsilizani explained that as sales managers that operate in the region, they responded to the school’s call for help as it was their responsibility to support health and education institutions in the areas that they conduct business in….

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Police arrest Nkhata Bay NBS Bank Robber

Police in Nkhata Bay are keeping in custody a 25 year old man suspected of robbing an NBS Bank in Nkhata Bay over the weekend. According to Nkhata Bay Police Publicist, Igneous Esau the man Brighton Banda together with eight others currently at large broke into the bank and store CCTV Unit and Digital Subscriber Line Gadget among others. Esau further said during the incident the suspects tampered with Auto Teller Machine back door, Chubb door and three desktop…

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Five churchgoers die after boat capsizes in Rumphi

No fewer than five people have been confirmed dead after an overloaded wooden boat carrying more than 60 passengers back from Easter celebrations capsized on Lake Malawi, police said Monday. Police spokesman, Victor Khamisi, told newsmen that “five people died” in the incident, which took place at around 4:00 pm (1400 GMT) on Easter Sunday in the northern district of Rumphi. A total of 54 people had been rescued by Monday in a search assisted by military personnel and…

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DPP growing stronger – Jeffrey

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party DPP has expressed optimism of attaining a landslide victory in any political election including that of the 2019 tripartite elections. The party’s Secretary General Grizeder Jeffrey made the assurance during a developmental meeting at Chankholombe in Karonga South Constituency. During the meeting the DPP Secretary General was not surprised to note a large number of supporters behind the party. “I am impressed with the reception but we will continue selling the party until every…

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African migrants sold in Libya ‘slave markets

Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in “slave markets” in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. According to BBC, victims told IOM that after being detained by people smugglers or militia groups, they were taken to town squares or car parks to be sold. Migrants with skills like painting or tiling would fetch higher prices, the head of the IOM in Libya said. An IOM staff member in Niger said they confirmed…

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Risky Business: Meet Street Divers At Lilongwe Bridge

They are so young, so daring and so fast. You have to give them money to see their risky act. Meet the street divers at Lilongwe Bridge on Kamuzu Procession Road, a quartet that risks it all. They are not professional divers. They are just street boys who make venturous jumps into Lilongwe River when it swells to the brim. Mazoni, both 15 years-old, are typical kids always in…

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Malawi’s President Sacks Agriculture Minister

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has dismissed the agriculture minister after an investigation into claims that the country paid too much for a delivery of maize from Zambia. Mutharika ordered an investigation last month into the $34.5 million government maize purchase, following which he sacked George Chaponda, the southern African nation’s information minister said on Wednesday. Chaponda was not immediately available for comment. Malawi imported maize to ease food shortages affecting an estimated 6.7 million people, triggered by a severe…

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