MEC cleans out 13,244 multiple registrations; Registers 6,856,295 voters  

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it has completed its cleaning and inspection exercise of the 2019 Tripartite Election and that it officially records that there are 6,856,295 voters after removing 13,244 multiple registrations.    Addressing the media on Tuesday in Lilongwe, MEC chairperson Justice Jane Ansah said the cleaning and inspection exercise involved removing multiple registrants because it was possible to have people register at more than one centre.    “When we were conducting voter registration, each registration kit…

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Malawi’s Lost History Foundation produces video documentary on 1964 Cabinet Crisis

Malawi’sLost History Foundation has produced a video documentary of the untold truth ofthe October 1967 Mwanza War fought by Malawi’s security forces against an armedgroup of 17 ‘rebels’ led by Malawi’s former Home Affairs Minister YatutaChisiza that broke out following the 1964 Cabinet Crisis. The video documentary will be premiered for free in Blantyre early next year at the Underground Cinema of Chichiri Shopping Mall and people are urged to register in advance before January 3 deadline for them…

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National conference calls for protection of rights of people with albinism in commemoration of International Human Rights Day

By Muloyi Magenge  A national stakeholders conference in commemoration of International Human Rights Day in Lilongwe calls for protection of rights of minority groups such as people with albinism and the elderly. The conference which began on Monday and ended on Tuesday, is organized by Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Center for the Development of People (CEDEP) in partnership with Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (APAM). This year’s International Human Rights Day commemoration was…

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UN peacekeeping Under-Secretary General visits Malawi to attend ceremony to honour six fallen soldiers

By John Saukira The United Nations Under-Secretary General for peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, arrived in Malawi on Tuesday, December 11 to attend a ceremony to honor the six Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers who were killed in a joint UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The UNStabilization Mission (MONUSCO) and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republicof the Congo (FARDC) went on an operation against the Allied Democratic Forces(ADF) in the Beni area on November…

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Malawi/Zambia 20 megawatts power compact finally switched on

By John Saukira Malawi and Zambia on Monday commissioned 20 Megawats power compact at a colourful function which took place at Mwami Boarder in Mchinji. Zambia Electricity Corporation (ZESCO) and Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) in August this year signed a five-year agreement for the 20 mva electricity power supply and Malawi has paid K400 Million for the power deal. ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mundende signed the deal on behalf of the power utility company together with ESCOM…

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Mutharika calls for accountability in public, private sectors

By Maravi Express Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika has called on the public and private sector to embrace high level of accountability for development to make good strides in the country. President Mutharika made the appeal as the world celebrates International Human Rights Day on Monday December 10, under the theme ‘Stand Up for Human Rights’. This year’s International Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the…

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Gender activist Emma Kaliya impressed with Lilongwe’s women cooperative group; raises K7 million in self empowerment initiative

By Muloyi Magenge Renowned gender activist and Executive Director of Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre (MHRRC), Emma Kaliya says empowering women economically may just minimize gender based violence against them. Speaking when she was contacted to give her opinion on annual dividends for Area 23 Women Groceries, a Lilongwe based group of 20 women who put their money together for various economic activities that empower them financially and materially, Kaliya said gender based violence against women is a result…

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Lilongwe Mayor Bikoko’s Madison Holdings celebrates 10th anniversary; boasts of employing over 4,000

By Muloyi Magenge Madison Holdings Limited, whose owner and chief executive officer is the Mayor of Lilongwe City of Malawi, Councillor Dr. Desmond Bikoko, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday night, boasting that it has helped over 4,000 people to find employment in the last decade.  The celebration, held at Eden Estate on the outskirt of the Capital City, was patronised by business executives and captains and Bikoko described the past 10 years as being very productive and fruitful…

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Dausi trashes Chilima’s assassination claim; He is practising cheap politics

By Maravi Express The Malawi government, through Minister of Homeland Security, Nicholas Dausi says opposition United Transformation Movement (UTM) leader, who is also the country’s Vice-president Dr Saulos Chilima is practicing cheap and uncivilized politics by claiming that some government officials and members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are planning to assassinate him before May 2019 Tripartite Elections.  “It is unfortunate these allegations are coming from someone who has state security taking care of him everywhere. Is…

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President Mutharika impressed with progress of dual carriageway in Lilongwe

President Arthur Peter Mutharika Friday said he was impressed with progress of the construction of the dual carriage way that will connect Area 49 to Area 18 section running from the junction with Kaunda Road near Bingu International Stadium to Area 18 roundabout.  Mutharika emphasised to the Minister of Transport Jappie Mhango, who accompanied him and the project contractors Mota Engil that he expects the best quality road and that it must be finished on time. He later told…

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