Fuel Reserves Construction Excites Mzuzu Communities

Residents of Sonda on the outskirts of Mzuzu City have hailed government for constructing strategic fuel reserves in the area saying they have stimulated more development projects. Speaking Thursday during a community awareness meeting organised by National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) on how members of the community can prevent fuel related accidents, Group Village Headman Unyolo Lungu said the area now has a tarmac road. “We are so happy with what government has done here. The tarmac road…

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Foreign Direct Investments Vital Catalyst for Country’s Development-Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said foreign direct investments is a vital catalyst for the country’s development. Speaking on Tuesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the Sogecoa Business Park site at Chichiri in Blantyre, Mutharika said foreign direct investments, particularly from the Chinese Government have proved to be crucial to the country’s development. Mutharika observed that the Sogecoa facility was a symbol of progress for Blantyre City Council whose growth had stagnated. He said the city would…

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Teachers Warned Against Sexual Relationships with Students

Dedza District Education Manager (DEM)’s office has warned it will not hesitate to dismiss any teacher involved in sexual relationships with students. Desk Officer for primary schools in the district, Solley Mwale, said on Monday that sexual relationships between students and teachers are serious disciplinary issues and appealed to students and communities to be reporting such cases. He was speaking during an open day organized by Action Aid in the district where it awarded two primary schools K300, 000…

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Cyril Ramaphosa wins leadership of South Africa’s ANC party

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has elected Cyril Ramaphosa as its new president, making the nation’s deputy president likely to become the country’s next head of state. One of the nation’s wealthiest citizens, the 65-year-old Ramaphosa has styled himself in recent months as a reformer who will steer South Africa away from the corruption scandals that have hurt the economy and briefly sent it into recession this year. As the head of the ANC, Ramaphosa…

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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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