Presidents of Malawi, Uganda and Zambia call for accelerated action to end child marriage in Africa

On the margins of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, the governments of Zambia and Canada, with support from UN Women, UNICEF, UNFPA and the African Union Commission, hosted a high-level side event for global leaders to renew their commitments and accelerate efforts to end child marriage in Africa by 2030. “Girls who marry young are often denied their rights,” said President of Zambia Edgar Lungu. “Ending child marriage by 2030 will require a range of action,…

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Airtel shoots Nkhoma hospital in the arm

Nkhoma referral hospital in Lilongwe has become one of the beneficiaries of the Airtel Malawi Touching Lives Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative after it received a consignment of medical items worth MK 2 million on Tuesday. The medicine and medical equipment that it received among them include digital blood pressure machines, glucose test strips, latex gloves, cotton wool, gause rolls, amoxicillin, and paracetamol. Speaking when making the donation Airtel Malawi’s Corporate Communications and CSR Manager Norah Chavula-Chirwa said as…

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T/A Nkalo of Chiradzulu elevated to Senior Chief

Government has elevated Traditional Authority (T/A) Nkalo of Chiradzulu District to Senior Chief. According to a recent statement issued by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the position is with effect from August 26, 2017. T/A Nkalo whose real name is Amadu Ali succeeded Labana Sumaili on  May 29, 1997 after his death in 1992. Traditionally, T/A Nkalo oversees an area stretching from Namulenga to Thuchila Rivers. His chieftainship is Yao and shares brotherly relationship with Nthiramanja…

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MEC approves 19 candidates for October by-elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has approved names of 19 candidates who submitted their nomination papers to contest in the upcoming October 17 by-elections. According to recent press statement issued by MEC and signed by Harris Potani for the Chief Elections Officer, the commission received a total of 19 nominations of which 15 where men and four were women from all the six areas where the by-elections will take place. “Having gone through all the nomination papers and supporting…

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Man murders wife in Tea Growing Mulanje District

Police in the Southern Region Tea Growing District of Mulanje are keeping in custody a 64-year-old man for killing his 55-year-old wife. The law enforcers have identified the man as Chitekwe Moffat who murdered his wife Ireen Zuwedi. Mulanje police spokesperson Sergeant Gresham Ngwira said the suspect Moffat committed the crime after coming back from a drinking spree on August 19, 2017. Moffat got home while drunk at around 7pm and started knocking on the door in order for…

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Mzuzu Police recover items worth millions as two suspects are arrested

Efforts by law enforcers to reduce crime in Mzuzu city are bearing fruits as evidenced by the arrest of two suspects and subsequent recovery of items worth 6 million kwacha. According to Martin Bwanali who is a Public Relations Officer at Mzuzu Police, the recent recovery of items comes barely a week after police in the City recovered other properties worthy 4 million kwacha. “Over the weekend, police got a tip that Patrick White and Precious Ziba are in…

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Man murders ex in Malawi’s Capital City

A 35-year-old man on Saturday brutally murdered his 30-year-old ex-girlfriend by stabbing her with a knife at her home in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe. Police have identified the suspect as Arthur M’dala and the woman as Miriam Siula who was working at Victoria Forex Bureau. According to police, the suspect is currently on the run. Police reports are indicating that the suspect called Siula to have a word with her. They agreed to meet at the woman’s home in Chilinde…

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Chiradzulu DC suspended over corruption

District Commissioner (DC) for Chiradzulu Memory Kaleso has been sent on a forced leave for misappropriating K170 million. This is according to spokesperson for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Muhlabase Mughogho. Mughogho told the local media that the DC has been sent on a three month forced leave for abusing funds amounting to 170 million Kwacha. The spokesperson further said the district commissioner misappropriated funds from Other Recurrent Transaction – ORT. It is further reported that…

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Police to deal with people behind ‘You have won a prize’ messages

The Malawi Police Service has said it will arrest scammers who are stealing from Malawians by lying to them that they have won prizes. National Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera said cases of stealing by trick are increasing in the country and he assured that the police will work tirelessly to curb the malpractice. Some Malawians have been complaining of scammers who lie to people through text or phone call that they have won items such as bicycles and iron…

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Stephanos Foundation hands over school block in BT

Stephanos Foundation has handed over a newly constructed school block of four classrooms at Khombwe Primary School in the area of Senior Chief Kuntaja in Blantyre. Executive Director of the Foundation Clifford Kuyokwa states that they embarked on the initiative after proper needs assessment in the area. “We are doing so many projects, from education to agriculture. However in Khombwe, we are looking specifically at education where we have built a four-classroom block with a head teacher’s office in…

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