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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Chamba farmer Netted by Malawi Police

Police at Nselema Police Post in Machinga are keeping in custody a 27-year-old man for cultivating cannabis sativa. This is according to Machinga police publicist Constable Davie Sulumba who has identified the ganja farmer as Faison Chitundu. The publicist said Nselema police received information from well-wishers that the suspect cultivated cannabis sativa in his garden at Wandikanga village in the district. After receiving the information, Police Officers rushed to the scene and uprooted 415 plants of cannabis sativa in…

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FAO links smallholder farmers with agro-processors in maiden market symposium

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized the first ever market symposium in Malawi aimed at providing a platform for farmers’ organizations to interface with other value chain players including buyers, processors and input dealers. Representatives of 32 farmer organizations, drawn from Kasungu and Mzimba districts, where FAO in collaboration with the Government of Malawi is implementing a Market Capacity Building Project for Smallholder Farmers, took part in the three-day event (26-28 June 2017) at Lisasadzi…

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Mass registration for national IDs underway

The mass registration exercise, launched on May 24th this year, is estimated to have, by end of June, registered over one million Malawians to receive national identity cards. With support from the United Nations and other development partners, Malawi Government, through the National Registration Bureau (NRB), is conducting the mass registration exercise as part of operationalizing the country’s National Registration and Identification System (NRIS). Speaking at the launch of the exercise in Mchinji district, Minister of Home Affairs and…

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University Student project gives women in Malawi a voice and the chance at a life changing employment

Offering women the chance to learn conversational English is a lifeline for some in Malawi; something University of Northampton International Development Student, Emma Leering realised when volunteering in  the African country, Malawi in 2014. Student Emma spent 12 months as a primary school teacher in Malawi teaching in a rural primary school, when she first came up with the idea of supporting the village women to learn English: “While I was a volunteer teacher in the Bolera Palms School,…

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RVG PRAISES WANDERERS, MOYALE GAME

…it compliments my football philosophy The head coach of Malawi National Football Team, Ronny Van Geneugden, has talked highly of the game played last Saturday, 27 May 2017, involving Mighty Beforward Wanderers Fc and Moyale Barracks Fc at Bingu National Stadium. After watching the video of the game, RVG, was all smiles as the two teams showcased the classic type of football that he wants Malawian football clubs to play. He said the game was exciting and a marvel…

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Man nabbed for setting church on fire

Police in Kasungu have arrested Benjamin Kabanga, 27 for setting ablaze a church belonging to the Church of Christ over allegation that the pastor of the church was having a sexual affair with his wife. According to Kasungu Police Public Relations Officer Edna Mzingwitsa, the incident happened on May 23, 2017 in Nephtali village where the church is situated. It is alleged that, the pastor of the church in question (name withheld) have had a stint of sexual affair…

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Drunk Malawi police officer loses rifle

Police in the commercial city of Blantyre have arrested a police officer who lost a gun at the installation of chief Ngolongoliwa as paramount chief. According to information made available to Malawi24, the officer has been identified as constable Kampazanji. On Sunday, President Peter Mutharika presided over the installation ceremony of Lhomwe paramount chief Ngolongoliwa. Reports reaching this publication indicates that as the president was at the event, the police officer got heavily drunk. Later, constable Kampazanji lost his…

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Bishop Joe Manguluti arrested over rape

Police at Lingadzi have arrested Joseph Manguluti popularly known as Bishop Joe Manguluti on allegations that he raped a 23- year-old adopted daughter. Manguluti is a renowned personality as he is both a gospel musician, a preacher as well as a master of ceremonies. Manguluti allegedly raped the girl on 15 May in her bedroom at their Area 18 Be residence. The girl, a fourth year student at one of the colleges in the city,  was preparing to take…

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