MEC Disowns ‘Fake’ Press Statement On Number of Candidates for Parties

By Yamikani Yapuwa, MANA Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has appealed to Malawians to disregard a statement circulating on social media about the number of candidates for political parties in the country. Reacting to the statement on Wednesday, MEC’s Director of Public Relations and Media, Sangwani Mwafulirwa described the statement as fake, saying it has not originated from the commission. “This is to inform you that the statement currently in circulation regarding the above subject has not originated from the…

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Kasungu Woman Buries Her Daughter’s baby Alive

By Amos Banda, MAN Malawi Police Service has arrested a 55-year-old woman in Kasungu on Wednesday for killing her daughter’s 38- week-old baby. Public Relations Officer for Kasungu, Harry Namwaza, said the suspect identified as Eunice Chisi, committed the offence with an intention that her daughter’s boyfriend who was about to marry her should not know about the baby as she was impregnated by a different boy. Namwaza said the suspect made several attempts to have her daughter abort…

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Govt Commends Norway for Educational Support

By Sellah Singini, MANA Secretary for Education, Science and Technology, Justin Saidi has commended Norway for its support towards the education sector in the country. He was speaking at Nthulu Primary School in Dedza on Tuesday when The Royal Norwegian Ambassador to Malawi, Steinar Egil Hagen visited the school to appreciate success stories under Joint Programme on Girls Education (JPGE). Saidi said JPGE, which Norway supports, has increased enrolment in its impact schools and reduced dropout rate. “We were…

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Man Convicted For Attempting to Murder Albino

By Bishop Witmos and John Chihana, MANA The High Court sitting in Chitipa has convicted a man arrested in 2016 for attempted murder of a woman with albinism. Presiding Judge Thomson Ligowe said evidence by state prosecution proved beyond doubt that the defendant, Joseph Ndimbwa, was involved in the attack of the now 53 year old woman, Lucia Kainga in Chitipa. The court heard that on July 16, 2016, Kainga and her husband, Yohane Mfungwe, heard screams outside their…

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Malawi Deports South Africa Journalist, Immigration Trashes Media Reports

By Tiwonge Mvula -MANA Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services has dismissed social media reports that the deportation of South African News 24 and City Press Journalist was politically motivated. The South African Journalist, Ntombizodwa Patience Makhoba was detained and barred from entering the country through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre on Monday. According to Makhoba, she came to Malawi to do an investigative documentary on a topic she could not reveal. However, rumour has it that she came…

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BBC to broadcast Malawi death row re-sentencing project documentary

  By Duncan Mlanjira The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) crew was in Malawi recently to do a documentary on a re-sentencing project for death row convicts that this country initiated with various coalition partners and is set to be broadcast twice on Thursday February 21 and repeated on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The documentary, called ‘Assignment’, will first be broadcast at 13:32 Malawi time on BBC World Service and repeated same day at 18:06  for Australasia audience and 21:03…

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Dual Citizenship Bill to benefit Malawi—Minister  

By Nation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Emmanuel Fabiano says Malawi stands to benefit from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) once the Dual Citizenship legislation is finalised. In December, Parliament approved the Bill but it is yet to be assented to by the President. Speaking during the launch of the Malawi Foreign Policy and the Diaspora Engagement Policy at Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe on Monday, Fabiano said once the law is in effect, it will…

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UNICEF Impressed with Afikepo Programme

By Linda Likomwa–MANA Communities in Chiradzulu have been applauded for efforts to improve their diet and nutritional status under the Afikepo Programme. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nutrition Specialist, Dr Owen Nkhoma, made the commendation Tuesday during a tour to some of the Afikepo learning centres in Traditional Authority Kadewere in the district. Afikepo is a five-year government programme funded by UNICEF which aims at improving the nutritional status of children, pregnant and lactating mothers among other groups of…

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UN Agencies Promise to Promote Good Governance

By Sellaphine Banda-MANA United Nations (UN) agencies say are committed to establish initiatives aimed at promoting good governance in the country. UN representative, Maria Jose Torres said Tuesday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Malawi National Assembly and the UN held at Parliament Building in Lilongwe. Torres said the MoU the two signed has true manifesto of delivering programs that would promote good governance in the country. “As UN, we are doing reforms to enhance…

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Ambassador’s Present their Letters of Credence to President Mutharika

By Lilly Kampani-MANA Danish government has expressed appreciation for the continued cooperation between Malawi and Denmark over the years. Danish Ambassador to Malawi, Einar Hebogard Jensen made the remarks when he presented his letters of credence to President Prof. Peter Mutharika on Tuesday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe. “I believe there might be scope for more cooperation between our two countries and shall do my best in looking for investment and partnerships such as renewable energy which is one…

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