UN Ask for Speed Prosecution of Albino Killers

UN Women has expressed concern over the continued delays in prosecuting people in involved to conspiracy to murder, abduction and possession of human bones in the country. The UN Women representative to Malawi, Clara Anyangwe who represented UN Coordinator to a expressed the concern during press briefing on Tuesday in a head of International day of Albinism which fall on June 13, but the country is to celebrate the day on June 23,2018 in Karonga. She observed that the…

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Govt for Peaceful Malawi-Mozambique Boundary Re-Affirmation

Malawi Government has appealed for a peaceful boundary re-affirmation exercise between Malawi and Mozambique, saying despite the imaginary borderline that separates the two countries, Malawians and Mozambicans remain one. Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Anna Kachikho, made the appeal on Thursday at Nkopola Holiday Resort in Mangochi when she opened a three-day meeting by senior government officials from the two countries aimed at reviewing the boundary re-demarcation exercise and setting terms of reference for the same. The…

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Female Sex Worker Arrested For Defiling 12-Year-Old Boy

A 40-year-old woman, Mercy Kadosa of Kapalamula Village, Traditional Authority Kachere in Dedza District has been arrested for allegedly indulging in sexual activity with a 12-year-old boy. According to Kasungu Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Harry Namwaza, the boy approached the suspect for a short-time sex with her. “It is alleged that the boy approached the suspect at a certain bar where she was treating herself to some bottles of beer. The suspect charged the boy MK2,000 but the…

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Finance Minister Unveils K 1,504 Trillion Budget

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe Friday presented a K 1,504 billion budget at Parliament in Lilongwe. The 2018/19 budget is the fifth and last budget for the House to consider which the Minister said has been designed in the context of international, regional and domestic economic developments. “The underpinnings of this budget is a focus on robust economic growth as the main goal of economic management alongside the maintenance of macroeconomic stability for robust, inclusive…

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Joyce Banda Returns From Self-Imposed Exile

Malawi’s former president who is also the  founder of the opposition People’s Party(PP) Joyce Banda will arrive home this week after four years of self-imposed exile. Banda’s mouth-piece Andekuche David Chanthunya confirmed the development in a statement issued on Monday 23rd April, 2018. He said Banda will arrive in Malawi on Saturday, 28th of April through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre. Last year police issued an arrest warrant for Banda in connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which…

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President Mutharika for a Malaria Free Malawi By 2030

Though Malawi has employed a number of interventions to reduce malaria, the country’s President Arthur Peter Mutharika says there are gaps which need filling to ensure the country ends malaria by 2028. Mutharika was speaking Wednesday when he told delegates of the malaria situation in Malawi at the Malaria Summit in London which was held under the theme ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’. He said the country has a 2017-2022 strategic plan which it is implementing to ensure that the…

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Two Men sentenced to 10 Years IHL for Defilement

Mangochi First Grade Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday convicted and sentenced two men each to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour in separate defilement cases. The convicts are Saizi Saladi, 36, who defiled a three–year–old and Wilfred Moses, 33, for defiling an eight – year – old minor, both contrary to section 138 of the penal code. Mangochi Police Station prosecutor, Sub Inspector Grace Mindozo told the court that Saladi committed the offence in the afternoon of February 17, 2018…

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ARV Defaulters Slow Down Battle Against AIDS

Lilongwe District Assembly has bemoaned an increase in the number of defaulters of Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) treatment in the district. Councillor for Chilenje Ward, Blessings Njolomole disclosed this Tuesday at Chigodi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in the area of Senior Chief Mazengera during activities organized as part of World Vision Malawi (WVM) commemoration of World AIDS Day. He said the rate at which ARV patients are defaulting their medication poses a danger of re-infection if no tangible measures…

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Policeman In For Defilement

Police in Mchinji are keeping in custody Sergeant (Sgt) Leonard Maluwa, 41, of Chimwamkango Police Unit for allegedly defiling a fourteen year old girl. District Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Kaitano Lubrino, confirmed to Malawi News Agency (Mana) Friday, saying the arrest was made on Thursday, 22 March, 2018. Kaitano said the mother to the victim who runs a small-scale business near the said police unit complained to the police about the conduct of their fellow police officer whom…

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Malnutrition Worsens in Malawi

The Civil Society Organization Nutrition Alliance (CSONA) says there is need to advocate for behavior change in districts which are regarded as food baskets in Malawi but are still recording high numbers of malnutrition cases. In the Malawi Demographic Household Survey of 2016, Malawi has reduced stunting cases by 10 percent against the 47 percent recorded in 2010. But some districts like Dedza, Mchinji, Mangochi, Ntcheu and Neno are still recording over 40 percent cases of malnutrition. Unfortunately, these…

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