‘We Need to Invest in ICT Structures’- Dausi

Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi on Tuesday emphasized the need for the country to invest in ICT structures. The minister made the remarks at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe when he officially opened the 3rd Southern African Development Community (SADC) preparatory meeting for World Radio Communication Conference (WRC). Dausi added there was also need for concerted efforts towards harmonizing the ICT industry in the country. World Radio Communication conferences are held every three years…

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Female Sex Workers Crucial in HIV/AIDS Fight

National AIDS Commission (NAC) says female sex workers are important players in the efforts against HIV/AIDS in the country. NAC District Coordination Officer for the centre, Eric Dakamau, made the remarks in Mchinji on Tuesday during a stakeholders meeting. He said most female sex workers do not know their HIV status and reluctant to seek HIV/AIDS services due to fear of being discriminated, which is putting their clients at more risk. Dakamau then called for organisations and all stakeholders…

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Minister Muluzi Urges Malawi Youths to Go For HIV Test

Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi has appealed to the youth in the country to go for HIV and Aids test for them to know their sero status and perfectly plan for their future. Muluzi made the appeal Friday at Blantyre Youth Centre during the commemoration of this year’s World Aids Day. Muluzi said about 330,000 Malawians were living with HIV but were not aware of their HIV status which was negatively affecting the fight against the pandemic. The minister therefore urged all Malawians…

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Chiefs, Religious Leaders Want Parliament to Legalize Abortion

Chiefs, religious and political leaders meeting in Mzuzu unanimously agreed and asked Members of Parliament currently sitting in Lilongwe to table and pass the Termination of Pregnancy Bill. In a communique read at the end of their two-day meeting Friday, the leaders bemoaned that the review and passing of the bill was delaying and taking too long when women continued to die from unsafe abortion. The leaders wondered why it was taking long to table and pass the bill…

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Malawi First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Hosts Lesotho First Lady

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika said she was delighted to host Maesaiah Thabane First Lady of the kingdom Republic of Lesotho in the country on her historical visit. She said the visit was a sign of strong bilateral relations between Malawi and the Kingdom of Lesotho, commending the warm friendship that exists between the people of the two countries. Madame Professor Mutharika was speaking Sunday during a dinner she hosted for the visiting Lesotho First Lady at the…

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Will Zimbabwe’s new President actually bring change?

The new president of Zimbabwe is called “The Crocodile.” Crocodiles are feared and respected in Africa, where the reptile patiently waits for its prey, half-hidden in the brown waters of the bushveld. An impala, a zebra or even a massive kudu knows that when they come to drink at a waterhole, the “garwe” might pounce. The crocodile, like Emmerson Mnangagwa, bides his time and is swift in his execution. Now the Crocodile, with the help of the military, has…

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Oscar Pistorius’s Murder Sentence Is Increased to 15 Years

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday more than doubled the sentence imposed by a lower court on Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympic sprinter convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in his home in February 2013. The case, evoking questions about racial fears and violence against women, transfixed South Africa’s tangled, post-apartheid society — and a broader international audience. Ms. Steenkamp, 29, was a model and law graduate, and Mr. Pistorius, now 31, had been an emblem…

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School renamed in honour of Mohamed Salah after Congo heroics

Egypt international Mohamed Salah has had a school renamed after him in his hometown Basyoun following Egypt qualification for the World Cup on Sunday. The Pharaohs booked their spot in the 2018 World Cup after beating Congo 2-1 at Borg El-Arab Stadium on Sunday night, thanks to two goals from Salah. The Liverpool winger opened the scoring for Egypt in the 62nd minute before scoring a last-gasp penalty that earned the Pharaohs their qualification to the World Cup for the…

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Malawi Maize Scandal: Zambia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) closes case

Zambia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has closed the maizegate case, having failed to establish alleged abuse of office by Malawian and Zambian officials. The findings in Zambia corroborate those of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) which almost cleared management of the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc). Civil Society Organisations have been pushing for the ACB to complete investigations so that Malawians know the truth of what exactly happened during the maize purchase. One of the CSO’s which was in the…

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Brighton Kumchedwa, Malawi’s head of parks and wildlife, wins 2017 Tusk Award for conservation in Africa.

Malawi’s head of parks and wildlife Brighton Kumchedwa is the recipient of the 2017 Tusk Award for conservation in Africa. He was named Wednesday night in Cape Town, South Africa. The award comes with K18 million to go to efforts to preserve wildlife. “This has put Malawi on the map. It shows that what we are doing in the fight against wildlife crime is receiving global recognition. “It makes me to feel proud and makes me to be a…

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