Nkhotakota LEA Primary School Pupils Collapse, Classes Suspended

Over 13 learners of Nkhotakota LEA Primary School were on Monday rushed to Nkhotakota District Hospital after they suffered from a strange disease. According to one of the staff members at the school who spoke to Malawi News Agency (Mana), on condition of anonymity, the learners, community members and the staff are scared by the strange disease and so far classes have been suspended until further communication. The source said the school started witnessing the situation last week when…

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Photos: Sex Workers Jailed for Parading Client Naked

Ntcheu First Grade Magistrate Court on Monday convicted and sentenced two sex workers to four years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) each, for stripping naked and parading a male client around, for failing to settle a sex bill. The sex workers are Patricia Chapotera 21 and Ruth Wizman, both from Nsiyaludzu Village in Traditional Authority Makwangwala in the district. State prosecutor Inspector Evans Kamtukule, told a jam-packed court that on February 7, 2018, a 26 year old man (name…

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Nigerian ‘Fake Lawyer’ Practised for 15 Years

A Nigerian man pretending to be a solicitor for 15 years has been charged for impersonation, the police say. According to BBC,the 49-year-old man was arrested earlier this week as he was making a bail application for his client in a Lagos state court. Police spokesman Chike Oti told the BBC the man could not articulate his legal argument and was challenged by another lawyer present in court. Mr Oti said the man had been practising for the past…

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Malawi Court Grants Bail to Police Officer Accused of Defilement

The First grade Magistrate Court in Mchinji Monday granted bail to Mkanda unit police officer who is answering charges of defilement. The accused, Austin Chisuse, aged 38, who is also a Child Protection Officer, has been in police custody since January, after being arrested by Mkanda police unit for allegedly defiling a 14 year-old girl. Before the bail was granted the court heard through Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent, Steven Majoni Phiri for the central region that the offence committed…

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Wages of Sin : Man Commits Suicide in Fear of Police

A 35 year old man committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt after being caught red-handed stealing school property at Chimteka Community Day Secondary School in Mchinji District. Mchinji Police Public Relations Officer, Kaitano Lubrino, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the deceased, Chikumbutso Eliya who was locked inside a classroom pending to be brought before the police, committed suicide during the night between 8th and 9th February, 2018. Lubrino said cousin to Eliya, Mcloud Nthala told Mchinji…

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DC Calls for Emergency Intervention on Cholera

Despite commitments from the district health office and other stakeholders to fight and contain the outbreak of cholera in Lilongwe, the district is still registering an increase in the number of new cholera cases. District Commissioner for Lilongwe, Lawford Palani, on Thursday afternoon called for an emergency meeting to strategize on the way forward after getting reports of 20 new cholera cases at Bwaila Camp. He said it was alarming to note how fast the disease was spreading despite…

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Defilement Rate Worries Magistrate

First Grade Magistrate (FGM) for Chiradzulu Magistrate court, Annie Chikhadzula has said cases of defilement are on the increase in the district compared to other cases. She made the remarks on Friday at Group Village Head (GVH) Kachingwe in Traditional Authority (TA) Mpama in Chiradzulu where Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) organized a meeting to sensitize people in the area on Gender Based Violence (GBV). Chikhadzula explained that women and girl are victims of GBV in the…

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Hindu Community, Rastafarians Call for Religious Tolerance

The Malawi Hindu Community and Rastafarians say only tolerance and unity amongst different religious denominations in the country can catalyze the faith community’s efforts in meeting the government development agenda. The Hindu and Rastafarian religions made this appeal at the end of ‘Seven Days of Harmony Week’ which is annually celebrated from the 1st to 7th February globally. Spokesperson for the Hindu Faith in Lilongwe, Vinay Pathare, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview on Thursday in Lilongwe…

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Oldest Prostitute Retires After Servicing 28,000 Men

A 49-year-old city sex worker has decided to retire from the trade. Sarah Mutero pulled the curtain to a trade she thrived in for many years. After calling it quits, Mutero received a parcel of land worth Sh120,000 in Makuyu, Murang’a County. Some well-wishers have also promised to pool funds to build her a house after she ditched the trade. Stanley Ngara aka King of Condoms of LVCT- and who is spearheading a programme to retire sex workers in…

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Photos: First Couple Visits Limbe Market

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and the First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Wednesday evening visited Limbe Market where they bought a number of items. Business came to a a standstill at the market as both buyers and sellers jostled to catch a glimpse of the First Couple who among other things bought pumpkins, dry fish, eggplants and fresh groundnuts.  The act of the First Couple in buying from ordinary Malawians was one way of promoting local goods and showcasing…

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