DPP Supporters to Accord Mutharika Heroic Welcome

Democratic Progressive Party supporters are planning to paint Lilongwe  with blue, as Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika returns home from United State Of America, where he had gone for the 73rd UNGA session and other official engagements. President Mutharika is scheduled to return home today from New York through Kamuzu International Airport at 16:00 hours. Speaking to members of the Media in New York, Professor Mutharika said the trip was a great success and he hopes for the best…

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Speaker Msowoya in Nepotism-Gate

Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Karonga Nyungwe, says he will not contest in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, and is instead passing the mantle to his daughter Luwani. He said Luwani, 25, happened to be the only one ready for the challenge as his other children, including his son, are occupied with other responsibilities. “I have done my part and I think is time for young people to take over,”…

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DC Warns Mulanje Chiefs

District Commissioner (DC) for Mulanje, Charles Makanga has urged traditional leaders in the district not to take the law into their hands and promote peace in the wake of chieftainship wrangles happening in the area. He was speaking on Saturday during a meeting the council organized with traditional leaders from Sub Traditional Authority (STA) Sunganinzeru following a petition presented to the DC on September 20, 2018 calling on the chief to step down claiming that things are not going…

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Kamuzu Stadium to Host Carlsberg Cup Final: Nomads Ready to Face Masters

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced the venue for the 2018 Carlsberg Cup Final scheduled to take place on October 20, 2018. After facing cup final drought for two years, Kamuzu Stadium is set to host the Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security clash. FAM’s Competition Manager, Gomegzani Zakazaka confirmed the venue for the finals on Sunday. Nomads reached this stage after beating Hangover 3-0 on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium courtesy of goals from Stanley Sanudi, Joseph Kamwendo…

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Warning to MCP,UTM

Last week, I travelled to the remotest areas of Malawi. I need to define remote. The term remote does not necessarily denote depraved. Take Emfeni or Hoho, for example, in Mzimba about 150 kilometres (km) and 190 km, respectively, from Lilongwe. They are rural areas—by all standards. They are several kilometres away from what is conventionally regarded as urban (town, municipality or city) where residents enjoy public amenities and pay city rates. But Hoho, for example, has electricity, thanks…

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Chilima Slapped With 18-Months Jail Term for Bicycle Theft

Chitipa First Grade Magistrate Court Thursday convicted and sentenced a 22 year- old man, Happy Chilima to 18 months imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for stealing his father’s bicycle. State Prosecutor Sergeant Haniphe Mwanza told the court that Chilima stole the bicycle on the midnight of September 30, 2018 and sold it at Chitipa Boma at K30, 000. Haniphe asked the court to mete out a stiffer punishment to Chilima to deter others from committing the same type of…

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Dedza Man In For Rape

Police in Dedza are keeping in custody a 19 year old boy, Miki Levison for allegedly breaking into a house of a married woman at night and raping her while her husband and twin kids were fast asleep beside her. Dedza Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Constable Cassim Manda confirmed the incident that happened on Tuesday night. He said the unsuspecting 36 year old woman (name withheld) mistook Levison for her husband but was later surprised by the body…

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NO Ferrying of Voters During DPP Primary Elections

Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has indicated that no candidate will be allowed to ferry voters during primary elections. DPP Secretary General (SG), Grezelder Jeffrey said this Friday during a Press briefing in Lilongwe a head of the Party’s Caucus before Primary Elections in northern region districts. She said the National Governing Council (NGC) agreed that no candidate should ferry voters during the primary elections saying this influences voting pattern which can have negative out come on polling day….

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Malawi Economy On Right Track- IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday Malawi’s economy is growing and progressing to the right direction. Addressing the media in Lilongwe, the IMF Mission Chief for Malawi, Pritha Mitra said Malawi’s moderate economy is on track and is likely to grow up to four per cent in 2019 followed by a rise to 6-7 per cent in medium term. “Growth will be backed by improved electricity generation, better irrigation infrastructure and cropping techniques, greater access to finance…

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No Sacred Cows in DPP Primaries

The Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has hinted that it will not shield any candidate during the party’s primary elections scheduled to start on October 8, 2018. DPP Secretary General Grezelder Jeffrey said this Friday during a media briefing in Lilongwe a head of the Party’s primary elections in northern region districts. She said the Party’s’ National Governing Council (NGC) had agreed in their last meeting that no candidate should be shielded by the party machinery during the primary…

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