THREE PEOPLE KILLED IN ILLEGAL MINING IN SALIMA

As Christians across the country were celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on Thursday December 25 2014, things were not the same in Salima district where a mining collapsed and killed three people in the process. Salima Police Public Relations Officer Gift Chitowe confirmed of the incident in an interview and identified the deceased as Adams Mwale, Jusitino Bajesi and Linda Jakamus who were aged 24, 25 and two years respectively. Mwale came from Mpaliro Village T/A Chatoloma in…

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MPINGANJIRA TAKESOVER AS PRESIDENT OF JOYCE BANDA’S PP

Politician turned Political Evangelist, Brown Mpingajira has taken over the Presidency of Joyce Banda’s Peoples Party due to her prolonged absence from the country. It has been over three months since Joyce Banda was in Malawi causing many to speculate that the former Malawi President is on the run following the DPP governments willingness to prosecute all suspects in the Cashgate scandal. Joyce Banda, Malawi’s 1st female president has denied any wrongdoing in the cashgate scandal even though she…

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Policemen Arrested Over Armed Robbery

A police officer who was connected to a K500m bank robbery in Mzuzu has again been linked to another armed robbery in Blantyre city and has been re-arrested. Ken Kamwambi was named by a fellow police officer  Kondwani Guta as being part of the armed which took place on December 13. Of late, there has been a rise in the number of serving police officers being involved in criminal activity. Police authorities have since redeployed all officers who were…

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Traditional Authority Phambala laid to rest

Government has expressed shock over the death of Traditional Authority (T/A) Phambala of Ntcheu who died Friday at Blantyre Adventist Hospital after a short illness. In his eulogy on Saturday, as he witnessed the arrival of the remains of late T/A Phambala at his Mtonda Headquarters, the Vice President, Saulosi Chilima said government is concerned with the death of Chief Phambala. “Traditional Chief Phambala was development oriented, and as government, we are sad to lose such a hardworking chief,”…

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Lilongwe woman in custody over Indian hemp

Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody a 31-year-old woman for allegedly being found in possession of Indian hemp. The suspect, Martha Kawale, was arrested at Kaphili residential area in the capital city, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has learnt. Speaking in an interview with Mana on Saturday, Lilongwe Police Public Relation Officer, Kingsley Dandaula confirmed the arrest. Dandaula said Kawale hails from Tchoyo Village, Traditional Authority Kalumba in Lilongwe District. “Police got a tip off from people surrounding the…

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DMI sisters treat Mangochi prisoners to Christmas festivities

Catholic Sisters of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) congregation in Mangochi on Tuesday organized an early Christmas and New Year party with inmates at Mangochi Prison as part of the season’s activities. During the festivities which were characterized by some performances by both the inmates and the sisters and various groups working with DMI Worldwide, also included donation of some food and non food items which included bales of sugar, orange squash, assorted snacks, laundry and bath soap….

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Malawi Govt Commits to Protection of Wildlife

Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa presented certificates to 54 parks and wildlife personnel who completed a two weeks training course on law enforcement. The officers are now ready to deal with rampant wildlife crimes driven by large consumer demand on wildlife products in Asia. The presentations were made at Liwonde National Park in Machinga where 36 officers from Liwonde National Park and 18 officers from Lengwe National Park were presented with the certificates after completing the…

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First Lady Bemoans Environmental Degradation of Malosa Mountain

First Lady Madame Gertrude Mutharika has bemoaned at how Malosa Mountain has been depleted of trees saying the situation needs to be arrested quickly. The First Lady was the guest of honor Saturday in Zomba during the 50 years celebration of St Lukes Mission Hospital Golden Jubilee Eucharistic Service in Malawi. She described the church’s move to support the environment conservation as a good move towards a new direction where the religious institutions will be able to work with…

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MDF Soldiers, 3 Women Arrested Over Indian Hemp

Two Malawi Defence Force (MDF) private soldiers and three women are in Nkhotakota Police custody for allegedly being found in possession of Cannabis Sativa without license. Nkhotakota Police Spokesperson Williams Kaponda said the arrest occurred on Saturday. He identified the soldiers as Grey Chimbulumata, 26, from Parachute Battalion and Mike Jusab, 25, from Mafco Barracks. “The hemp traffickers came at Kaombe Police Roadblock with an intention to find a lift to Salima. While there, police got suspicious of their…

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Flames jumps 15 steps high

The Malawi national football team-the Flames-is now in the double digits bracket courtesy of the recent Fifa Cocacola rankings. The team has moved a whooping 15 steps up from 106 to 94. Neighbours Zambia are another best mover this part of Africa moving 16 places up-from 78 to 62. Algeria who beat Malawi 2-0 at home and 3-0 away in Group B African Cup of Nations qualifiers have maintained the top spot in Africa. The Flames made an impressive…

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