UN Impressed With Flood Recovery Interventions

By Steve Chirombo The United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General for the Humanitarian Affairs has expressed gratitude at the way flood recovery interventions were being administered towards flood survivors in Chikwawa. Ursula Mueller, who is also Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, made the remarks when she visited flood survivors at Medrum under Chief Mulilima and Mwalija under Chief Kasisi in the district on Tuesday. According to Mueller, the recovery interventions are helping flood victims know where to start building their life…

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Malawi Ranked Third Most Peaceful Country Courtesy of Mutharika’s Leadership

By Chikondi Chimala & Maravi Express Under the wise and dynamic leadership of Professor Peter Mutharika, the Global Peace Index 2019 (GPI), published by the Institute for Economics and Peace on Wednesday  ranked Malawi  the third most peaceful country in Africa and number 40 in the World. The Country rose four places compared to last year’s Index where it was placed 36th in the World and seventh in Africa. Mauritius leads the list in Africa followed by Botswana, then…

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Malawi ICT association to hold inaugural international ICT Expo at BICC in Lilongwe

By Duncan Mlanjira In a bid to speed up the growth of information communication technology, the Information and Communication Technology Association of Malawi (ICTAM) has revealed plans to host the country’s inaugural international ICT Expo to be held on August 22-23 at the Bingu wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. To be held under the theme ‘ICT as a catalyst for economic growth’, ICTAM says in a press statement that the Expo will help champion policies that will…

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Land ownership is largest hindrance for relocation of Nsanje, Chikwawa people from floods-prone areas

By Duncan Mlanjira Most people living in the floods-prone areas of Chikwawa and Nsanje districts are reluctant to relocate to high grounds because they are afraid of losing their fertile lands because the upper land is not conducive for their subsistence farming. This was shared by civil society organisation, Centre for Development Communications (CDC) during a media interactive briefing held at at Milestones Lodge at Ngumbe in Blantyre on Thursday of its Response and Recovery Project of six districts….

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UN deputy humanitarian chief completes visit to Malawi

Ursula Mueller, the United Nations assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and deputy emergency relief coordinator, completed her three-day visit to Malawi, during which she met with senior government officials, humanitarian and development partners, and visited some of the people affected by the recent Cyclone Idai. Mueller undertook a joint visit to Malawi with Omar Rabi, minister plenipotentiary/political coordinator for Morocco, who was representing the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), to appreciate how UN and partners’ assistance to Malawi…

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PGA Malawi seeking sponsorship for two golfers’ participation at Kenyan tourney

By Duncan Mlanjira Professional Golfers Association of Malawi (PGAMW) courting the corporate world and the public in general for sponsorship of two golfers, Victor Kachepatsonga and Paul Chidale to participate at the Karen Masters 2019 tournament in Nairobi, Kenya from June 27–30 that attracts a grand US$150,000 prize money.  “We have received an outright slot invitation for the two players and already one well-wisher has identified accommodation for them in Nairobi but we are now looking for sponsorship for…

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Newly-elected Karonga Ward Councillors commit themselves to intervene on mining activities

By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer Following the release of official Local Government and Parliamentary elections results by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Justice and Peace (JP) of Karonga Diocese on Wednesday brought together ward councillors from three constituencies and their Members of Parliament to an interface meeting with the community members to discuss issues affecting the mining industry in the district. Project coordinator for extractives at JP, Vincent Bwinga said the meeting that took place at Manguzi Lodge came…

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Karonga development committee angry with newly-elected MPs’ no show to meeting

By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer Kilupula area development committee (ADC) chairperson Nelson Mwakisulu has expressed his disappointment over failure by the three newly-elected Members of Parliament for Karonga to turn up for an engagement meeting on extractives and health governance that Justice and Peace (JP) of Karonga Diocese jointly called with Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) on Wednesday. The absent MPs were two for DPP — Mungasulwa Mwambande (Karonga North), James Kamwambi (Karonga North West) and MCP’’s…

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New Chitipa councillor Munyenyembe to facilitate construction of community’’s health centre

By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer The newly-elected Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) councillor for Mahowe Ward in Chitipa South constituency, Towera Munyenyembe, says her first assignment will be to use the bricks that the community members moulded to construct a health centre complete with a maternity wing and a expectant mother’s’ waiting shelter. Currently, the community’s health facility is operating from a private house, belonging to the Munyenyembe family. The councilor says the facility that will be built will not…

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Pictorial Focus: MCP ‘Thugs’ Seals Govt Offices

The once Mighty Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters on Tuesday demonstrated against the May 21st Presidential elections by marching  to Capital Hill, the Seat of Government, going into offices, forcing civil servants to go out of the offices. Horrified with the conduct, almost the whole Capitol Hill was vacated within minutes according to some MCP youth and some Capital Hill workers. Because of fear, Civil Servants  used different outlets, not the main entrance which was filled and blocked by…

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