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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Malawi, Mozambique to Curb Border Crimes

Governments of Malawi and Mozambique have agreed to establish committees in the border areas of Mangochi and along the Ruo River in Mulanje to amicably resolve border issues that ensue so often. The resolution was made Tuesday during the 11th session of Mozambique and Malawi Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security (JPCDS) held in Mangochi this week. Malawi’s Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Cecilia Chazama, told journalists that the committees would also be dealing with border…

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NICE in Mob Justice Awareness Campaign

National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) in Blantyre has embarked on a week-long mob justice awareness campaign that aims at educating people on the ills of taking law into their hands. The campaign which started last week Saturday, targets seven traditional authorities (TAs) in Blantyre namely: Lundu, Chigalu, Kuntaja, Machinjiri, Makata, Kapeni and Kunthembwe. Assistant District NICE Officer, Anthony Mkandawire, for Blantyre Rural said on Tuesday in an interview at Lirangwe Market that the campaign is a response to…

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Man Slapped 12 years IHL for Defiling Step Daughter

The Ntcheu First Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced 39 year old Chikumbutso Mponda to 12 years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for defiling his 13 year old step daughter, (name withheld). The court through State prosecutor Francis Malenga heard that the accused who is stepfather to the victim has been defiling her since 2014 when she was only nine years old. “It all started when the mother of the victim was admitted to Balaka District Hospital in 2014 while…

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Evicted white Zim farmer to get land back

A white commercial farmer, who was evicted from his farm in Manicaland province in Zimbabwe, is reportedly set to return back and resume production after the decision “was reversed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new administration”. Heavily armed Zimbabwean riot police besieged Robert Smart’s farm outside Rusape town in June and forcefully evicted him from his farm. The tobacco and maize grower was evicted to reportedly pave way for a top cleric, Trevor Manhanga, who had links with then president…

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Jerusalem status: World condemns Trump’s announcement

Traditional US allies are among a growing chorus condemning President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Saudi Arabia called it “unjustified and irresponsible”, while France and the UK said they did not support the decision. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as “a historic day”. President Trump’s move reversed decades of US policy. The fate of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced Donald Trump’s move…

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