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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Madonna Shared Adorable Photo of Twin Girls with Daughter Lourdes Months Before Adoption

Madonna may have initially denied any plans to adopt two children from Malawi, but her Instagram account told a different story. The 58-year-old singer recently adopted 4½-year-old twin girls from Malawi, the country’s judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula confirmed. And an Instagram photo from July has since resurfaced, showing the little girls with Madonna’s 20-year-old daughter Lourdes. She captioned the photo: “3 Beauties! Lola spends time with twins, Stella and Esther at Home of Hope Orphanage.” She included several emojis of the…

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Madonna adopts twin girls from Malawi

Madonna has been given permission by Malawian high court to adopt four-year-old Stella and Esther from Mchinji orphanage. She has adopted the twin girls from Malawi, according to government officials. The singer, who had previously denied she was visiting the country with a view to adopting more children, was given permission by the Malawian high court on Tuesday to adopt the four-year-olds. Mlenga Mvula, a judicial spokesman, said: “I can confirm that Madonna has been granted an adoption order for two…

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Mussa sits in for Dr. Chaponda in parliament

Minister of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development, Henry Mussa took over the responding of questions meant for Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Dr. George Chaponda. Dr. Chaponda, was not in the House. The minister who is also Mulanje South West MP (Democratic Progressive Party-DPP) was attending a funeral of a relative. He has however confirmed that he will meet the MPs on Wednesday in the joint parliamentary inquiry committee on maizegate. Mussa, who is the government chief whip…

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‘IT WILL BE AS IF THEY DIED’ Uncle of Madonna’s daughter Mercy, 10, warns family not to let singer adopt their twins

THE uncle of Madonna’s adopted daughter Mercy has urged the family of the twins the singer is trying to adopt from Malawi not to let them go because it will be “as if children have died”. The warning came from the relatives of Mercy James, who was adopted by the singer eight years ago, after it emerged she is allegedly seeking to adopt another two children from the African nation. Despite earlier denying the claims, it has been reported that the…

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