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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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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