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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Zambia Police Threatens Arrest Over Sex Dolls, Vibrators

Police in Zambia have threatened to arrest persons found in the possession of sex dolls and vibrators, a local portal, Mwebantu reports. According to police spokesperson, Esther Katongo, the laws of the country considered such items as ‘obscene material’ adding that their importation, sale or possession are illegal. “Possession of obscene materials in this country is an offence. Read section 177 of the Penal code Importation check section 177 (1)(b) and Section 177 (1) © criminalises taking part in…

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Bwalo Likule Network to Enhance Youth Participation

A local youth non-governmental organisation comprising a group of intellectuals has unveiled a new network called ‘Bwalo Likule Network’’ which seeks to enhance the participation of the youth in national development. Briefing the media on Saturday in Blantyre, Bwalo Likule Network National Coordinator, Andrew Kaponya observed that for a long time the youth in the country have been relegated to unproductive activities. “Youth have complained that sometimes the role that they take relegate them to issues that do not…

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Chaos in Kenya As Youths Protest

Chaos have erupted along Southern Bypass and a section of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya  after rowdy youth barricaded roads, burning tyres in protest of Miguna Miguna’s arrest.  Traffic along the road has been disrupted and motorists advised to use alternative routes. According to reports, self-declared National Resistance Movement General Miguna Miguna was arrested by police at his private resident  on Friday morning. The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said that Miguna was arrested for administering an illegal oath…

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Blantyre International University to Reclaim Accreditation Status

Days after the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) listed Blantyre International University (BIU) among those currently not accredited; the school has expressed its determination to reclaim its accreditation status once the recommended improvement plan is implemented. NCHE revoked accreditation for BIU last year and ordered the institution to furnish NICHE with improvement plan which, among others, requires the institution to formulate gender and HIV/AIDS policies. Speaking during the University’s sixth congregation for 220 students which was held in…

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Nwankwo Kanu cries out over seized hotel

Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo KANU, has raised an alarm that he is on the verge of losing his prized asset, Hardly Apartment, a hotel situated in Lagos to the Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, under unclear circumstance. Papilo, as the former Arsenal of London and Inter Milan of Italy striker said his heart bleeds over the ordeal he is currently passing through since November 2015 when Hardley Apartment was put under the management of AMCON following an…

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Mutharika Calls for Mindset Change

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika has called for mindset Change among Malawians for the country to transform. Mutharika made the call at Providence Industrial Mission (P.I.M) in Chiradzulu district during the commemoration of Malawi’s freedom fighter Reverend John Chilembwe. He said transformation starts with mindset change. “Let me thank you (PIM) for calling upon the nation to think about transformation of our country. Transformation begins with the renewal of our minds, “This is what the Bible tells us in…

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Death toll hits 15 in California mudslides; search goes on

MONTECITO, Calif. — The death toll from the mudslides that struck Southern California climbed to 15 on Wednesday as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars. The torrential rainstorm that set off the disaster cleared out and was no longer a hindrance as searchers made their way across a landscape strewn with boulders and covered in cement-like mud shoulder-high in some places. “Right now our assets are…

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Over 30 Girls Impregnated at Community Day Secondary School in Phalombe

Mpasa Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSS) in Phalombe Monday started the second term of the 2017/2018  academic year with 30-girls less due to unexpected pregnancies, Malawi News Agency  (Mana) has learnt. The 30 girls who were all beneficiaries of various school fees bursary programmes provided at the school are said to have gotten pregnant during and after the first term which started in September and ended in December 2017. Speaking in an interview with Mana on Tuesday, head teacher…

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Gule Wamkulu Arrested for Wounding 3-Year-Old Girl

Nkhotakota Police Station is keeping in custody a Gule wamkulu Kamano dancer for unlawfully injuring a three year old girl during his performance. The Station’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Williams Kaponda identified the Gule wamkulu dancer as 27 year old Pilirani Ching’oma of Khufu Village, Senior Chief Malengachanzi in the district. He said that the incident happened on January 3,2017 at Kapenda Village, Senior Chief Malengachanzi where gule wamkulu organised an event to entertain people from surrounding villages. “As…

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