Government Committed to Make Malawi Green-Mutharika

President Professor Peter Mutharika has said his government would remain resolved to making Malawi green again as one way of restoring the country’s natural resources, especially forests. Mutharika made the commitment on Monday during the launch of the 2017/18 National Forestry Season at Mwanza Catholic Primary School ground in the area of Traditional Authority Nthache in the district. He said it was imperative to restore forest vegetative cover as one way of managing the environment and conserve other natural…

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Floods Kill Six People in Lilongwe, Disrupt 1,OOO Lives

Six people have died in Lilongwe due to flooding and over 1,000 others have been left homeless with 202 households in dire need of emergency relief assistance. Over 1,000 people have been left homeless after being displaced by flooding in Lilongwe and six people have dead. The six that have dead include four males and two females and affected areas include Kawale, Mchesi, Chipasula, Kaliyeka, Areas 22 and 24. Flooding hit the areas around 6:30 pm on Saturday and…

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Kachindamoto ‘End Child Marriages’ World Vision Brand Ambassador

Senior Chief Kachindamoto was Friday unveiled as the World Vision Malawi’s ‘End Child Marriages’ brand ambassador. Kachindamoto got the prestigious recognition due to her commitment and personal drive in ending child marriages that are detrimental to the socio-economic and well-being of the nation at a function held at Mtakataka in Dedza District. The 49 year-old chief, whose real name is Theresa Kachindamoto has had a personal hand in terminating 2,549 child marriages from 2004 when she started the fight…

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Churches Critical to Youth Development

Churches in Phalombe district have been tasked to take a leading role in shaping minds of young people if their future is to be bright. District Youth Officer for Phalombe, Macnell Shire made the call on Wednesday during an engagement meeting between religious institutions and the Department of Youth in the district. Shire said the meeting was aimed at reminding church leaders of their roles in developing and shaping the future of young people. He explained that the faith…

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Artist Thoko Suya to Give Hope to the Sick

As Christians will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December, Malawi’s female gospel artist, Thoko Suya, will be ministering and giving hope to the sick at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA), Suya who is also founder of ‘Thoko Suya Ministries’ said apart from ministering to the sick, she will also donate some Christmas gifts and entertain them through a brief music performance. “I want to cheer…

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EU governments ‘complicit’ in Libya abuse

European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya, Amnesty International has alleged. According to BBC, in an effort to stem migration, the EU is actively supporting a “system of abuse and exploitation” on Libyan shores, the group said in a report. EU funds are going to authorities working with militias and people smugglers, the report says. The EU has provided ships, training and funding to the Libyan coastguard. Libya is the…

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‘I Have the Welfare of Police Officers at Heart’ -APM

Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Monday assured police officers that he has their welfare at heart so that they can execute their duties with utmost comfort. The president was speaking Monday when he presided over the official handover ceremony of 100 police vehicles from the Chinese Government at Police Headquarters in area 30- Lilongwe. Mutharika said his concern of how police officers execute their duties is what prompted him to ask for vehicles from the Chinese Government…

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Chinese Govt Hands Over 100 Vehicles to Malawi

It was all joy and smiles at National Police headquarters in Area 30, Lilongwe on Monday when the Chinese government officially handed over 100 vehicles to Malawi Police Service through the Malawi government. State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Malawi Police Service presided the handing over ceremony. The vehicles, all white in colour, draped the Area 30 parade ground to the sight of a delightful audience. The new vehicles comprise of two buses,…

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Lack of Resources Affects Education for Visually Impaired-MUB

Malawi Union for the Blind (MUB) has asked government to train more teachers specialized in teaching visually impairment learners. The remarks were made by Executive Director for Malawi Union for Blind, Ezekiel Kumwenda during the opening of a three days training for teachers from different schools in all regions of the country on repairing the tools for teaching learners with low vision. He explained that it is important for government to train more specialized in vision impairment to reduce…

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Bizarre: 82-Year-Old Man Marries 25 year old Woman in Thyolo

Bizarre things do happen in life sometimes. But for people of Goliati Village in Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa in Thyolo, nothing could beat the marriage of octogenarian and a youth. “It is an abomination,” some social commentators argue, while others see nothing wrong. Such is the divided opinion as you walk down footpaths through tea fields to the village where a man and woman with the age difference of 57 years now live under one roof as husband and wife….

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