Warm Heart Poetry Festival to Promote Culture

At last Malawi ancestors can afford to smile following the launch of ‘Warm Heart Poetry Festival’ which aims at restoring and promoting Malawian culture. At exactly 1:44 pm on Sunday, a Malawian National Anthem led by a young girl marked the historic launch of the Warm Heart Poetry Festival at Blantyre Culture Centre (BCC). The National Anthem followed a number of childhood songs such as the famous ‘Amina-Amina’ which reminded hundreds of spectators not only their childhood but also…

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Malawi Lauded Over national IDs Project

Malawi government has been applauded for implementing a biometric national identity cards project. A local human rights media organization, Centre for Solutions Journalism (CSJ) has said the issuance of national IDs to 9 million eligible citizens is a great milestone. “We would like to congratulate the government and its development partners for a job well done. Offering Malawians national identity cards is a milestone,” CSJ Executive Director Brian Ligomeka said this in an interview with Mana Monday in Lilongwe….

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Nsanje Youth Demand Inclusion in Governance Structures

Youths in Nsanje have expressed worries over their continued being sidelined in development structures like Area and Village Development Committees. The call was made on Friday during an interface meeting at Nsanje Boma Chamber. The concerned youths noted that those in authorities do not include them in the committees despite the fact that they have the potential to contribute more towards community development. For example, Nyamikuta Youth Club Chairperson, Yowasi Kampira said in his area of Traditional Authority Mbenje,…

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Meet Malawian Bicycle Taxi Operator with One Leg

Charles George, 27, is a unique figure and the centre of attraction at Luchenza Town in Thyolo district. The young man from Kasiya Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chigaru in Blantyre plies his trade as a bicycle taxi operator commonly known as Kabaza at Luchenza. What makes him unique is that he carries out his business of taking people from one place to another on a bicycle using one leg! “I carry people to distances as far as 20 kilometres,”…

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Minister Muluzi Urges Malawi Youths to Go For HIV Test

Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi has appealed to the youth in the country to go for HIV and Aids test for them to know their sero status and perfectly plan for their future. Muluzi made the appeal Friday at Blantyre Youth Centre during the commemoration of this year’s World Aids Day. Muluzi said about 330,000 Malawians were living with HIV but were not aware of their HIV status which was negatively affecting the fight against the pandemic. The minister therefore urged all Malawians…

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Women Lawyers have condemned Thom Chiumia rape saga

*Women Lawyers Association of Malawi Statement on Recent Allegation of Sexual Assault by a Malawian Citizen in the UK* It has come to our attention that one of the extremely public figures in Malawi, Thom Chiumia of the online newspaper Nyasatimes, has been arrested on allegations of sexually assaulting a young girl in the UK. The first point to make with clarity is that this matter is in the hands of the UK legal system and beyond our jurisdiction…

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Mutharika Extends Festive Holidays for Civil Servants

President Prof. Peter Mutharika, who is also Minister responsible for the Public Service, has granted this year’s days between 27 to 29 December as public holidays for civil servants. According to a statement signed by, Chief Secretary to Government, Lloyd Muhara, the holiday extension means that civil servants will wind up officials duties on 22 December 2017 and resume on 2 January, 2018. Reads part of the statement: “The granting of the public holidays for the said extended period…

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Malawi Civil Servants granted three more days of holiday

State President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, who is also Minister responsible for the Public Service, has granted civil servants three additional days of holiday during the festive season. Mutharika has directed that days from 27 to 29 December this year should be public holidays for civil servants. Peter Mutharika According to a statement signed by Chief Secretary to Government, Lloyd Muhara, the holiday extension means that civil servants will wind up officials duties on…

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Government to construct modern district markets

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, on Thursday revealed that government has plans to construct modern district markets with all the necessary utilities. Nankhumwa revealed the development in the ongoing 47th Session of Parliament in his response to Member for Dowa East, Honourable Richard Banda who asked a supplementary question under question 39 in the Order Paper dated November 30th. The original question inquired if there were plans in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural…

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President Mutharika says National IDs will unlock Malawi’s economic potential

State President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika says the National Identification Cards will unlock Malawi’s economic potential. Professor Mutharika was speaking at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe when he presided over the announcement of final figures from the Mass Registration Exercise for National Identity Cards. President Mutharika said through the IDs Malawians will now have access to business opportunities on internet. “The National ID Card is a game changer. With a legal identity of every citizen,…

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