Over 655 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in the Northern Region

Northern Region Immigration Department says it has intercepted and arrested 655 illegal immigrants, most of whom their cases have been tried in the country’s courts from January up to early December this year (2017). The 655 figure is slightly lower compared to the same period last year (2016) when a total of 674 cases of illegal immigrants were registered. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) Wednesday, Northern Region Immigration Department Publicist, Blackwell Lungu said a majority of…

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Africa’s Richest Man Dangote to Invest in Malawi

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote is interested in investing in the agricultural sector by establishing a fertilizer manufacturing company in Malawi, Nigerian High Commissioner Designate, retired Brigadier General Stanley Diriyai, has revealed. Diriyai disclosed Dangote’s interest on Tuesday after presenting his letters of credence to Malawi’s president Professor Peter Mutharika at the New State House in Lilongwe. Diriyai told the media after meeting president Mutharika that they discussed a number of bilateral relations including trade aimed at enhancing the…

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Artist Thoko Suya to Give Hope to the Sick

As Christians will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December, Malawi’s female gospel artist, Thoko Suya, will be ministering and giving hope to the sick at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA), Suya who is also founder of ‘Thoko Suya Ministries’ said apart from ministering to the sick, she will also donate some Christmas gifts and entertain them through a brief music performance. “I want to cheer…

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Network Service Providers on Network Quality Checks Project

The Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi told parliament Tuesday that network service providers are carrying out network quality checks in many places in the country to improve service delivery. The minister was responding to a question from Members of Parliament for Zomba Thondwe Charles Thikiwa and Lilongwe Msozi South, Vitus Dzoole Mwale who asked the ministry to engage network service providers to consider improving their services. “I would like to ask if the minister is aware…

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PAC Cancels Wednesday’s 50+1 National Wide Demos

The Public Affairs Committee(PAC) has called-off the much touted 50+1 national wide demonstration which were slated for Wednesday, 14th of December pushing parliament  to table six Electoral Reforms Bills. According to PAC’s chairperson, Reverend Dr Felix Chingota they have  agreed to cancel the demonstrations since government has shown commitment to table the bills. “We have decided to postpone the demonstrations following PAC Board of Trustees, representative of mother bodies and executive committee which met yesterday in Lilongwe to discuss…

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50+1 provision extended to MPs, Councilors

The executive arm of government has extended the 50+1 provision to the elections of Members of Parliament and Local Government. This is an extension to the original proposal that only pinned the 50+1 provision on presidential election only. Reads Subsection 5 of the Bill, MBC Online has seen: “Subject to this Act, any election, a candidate for election to the office of (a) President; (b) member of National Assembly; or (c) Councillor, who obtains the majority of more than…

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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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Khato Civils Unveils Multi-Million Dollar New Headquarters in South Africa

South African-based construction company Khato Civils has vowed to sustain its clean-record of building high quality infrastructure within stipulated time as it expands its operations to many African countries. Khato Civils Executive Chairman Simbi Phiri made the pledge on Friday during the official opening of its multi-million dollar headquarters located at Samrand in South Africa’s Gauteng Province. In his speech during the ceremony, Phiri explained that following the company’s expansion strategy, it now has operations in Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe,…

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Women Control Over Land Improves Food Security

Women in Karonga have hailed Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) for ensuring that women have access and control over land, a development they say has enhanced food security in their homes. Speaking recently on the sidelines of training for 25 lead facilitators, one participant, Leah Mubisa, said through EAM’s Right to Food Project, households acquire enough food because women are now able to farm on their own piece of land. Mubisa said previously, women had no access to land…

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