Eight percent of Mzuzu households defacate in the bush – study

A recent baseline survey conducted by Malawi Red Cross Society through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project has revealed that most toilets in the peri-urban areas in Mzuzu City are not properly constructed such that they do not accord the users the needed privacy and hygiene. The situation is said to be creating unhygienic conditions in the city as a good number of residents prefer to use any bushy place they may come by to answer the call of…

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Man arrested for defiling daughter

Police in Ntcheu arrested Anderson Daniel, 64 years old of Msemanyama Village in the area of Traditional Authority Champiti in Ntcheu for committing incest by defiling his own 11-year-old daughter. Chigalu said information sourced by police indicates that the suspect had been defiling his daughter for several times, the latest being on March 11, 2015. “The victim said she used to report the nasty experiences to her mother, but to her surprise the mother did not do anything nor…

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WHO to assist Malawi in Battle against Cholera

By Lester Milanzi The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it is going to help Malawi in the fight against Cholera which has recorded over 40 cases and 2 deaths, Maravi Express has learnt. According to a statement from WHO’s regional office for Africa, the exercise will mainly involve displaced persons living along the Malawi and Mozambique border who have been heavily affected by floods caused by heavy rains. “All of these cases have been identified outside IDP sites….

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MAWU Shines at Addis AbabaInternational Training

By Richard Chinansi Malawi Writers Union (MAWU) President Mr.SambalikagwaMr.Sambalikagwa Mvona recently attended a Conference on Advanced International Training Programs on Intellectual Property in the Global Economy which was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he claims he won hearts of the other participants,it has been learnt. Speaking soon after his arrival from the Conference which attracted participants from 60 countries drawn from around the World, the MAWU President who was one of the only 10 presenters during the event…

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New TNM Super League Season: Teams Getting Ready to Seize Title from BB

By Richard Chinansi Sparks are expected to fly in the new 2015-16 TNM Super League season as most clubs such as Moyale Barracks, Blue Eagles, Silver Strikers and Red Lions have vowed to give out a big challenge to Champions Big Bullets for the crown. But the Bullets have since said that they will not give away the title on a silver platter. One of the Bullets officials John Phiri says the side is not shaken with reports that…

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MDF pre-deployment training winds up

Some 850 Malawi Defence Force soldiers completed a two months pre-deployment training on Saturday at Chikala MDF camp in Machinga in readiness for a Democratic Republic of Congo mission where they will join that government forces to deal with rebel forces. Speaking at the graduation of the 850 soldiers, Secretary for Defence, Dr Mac Phail Magwira said Malawi will be deploying the soldiers next month to replace another group which is currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo as…

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Police arrest Congolese national over armed robbery

Police in Lilongwe over the weekend arrested a Congolese national on suspicion he was involved in a recent armed robbery in the city where a Chinese businessman was robbed of K3 million. Lilongwe Police spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the accused, Frank Bandu, 43, was spotted in Area 23 at a garage with a car that was allegedly used during the robbery in Area 4. He said the public tipped off the police and the…

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Lilongwe woman nabbed with 450 LA blister packets

A 26-year-old woman is in police custody in Lilongwe allegedly for possessing 450 LA blister packets (malaria drug) which she could not explain its source. Lilongwe Police confirmed the arrest on Friday of Desfinate Malenga of Njati Village, Traditional Authority Mazengera, Lilongwe. Kingsley Dandaula, Lilongwe Police spokesperson, said in an interview Malenga was arrested at Liyati Puma Filling Station in Lilongwe where boxes containing the malaria drug were being transferred from one vehicle to hers. “Our CID [Criminal Investigation…

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Community Colleges: the Only Way to Go For Malawi

Tadala Mwale Rural Development Specialist Noting the general consensus that for growth to be inclusive and lead to sustainable human development, people must remain at the centre. A country must always consider human capital both as a factor of production and as beneficiaries of the growth process. Malawi, a largely agricultural country, is making efforts to overcome decades of underdevelopment, the DPP led government on quest of transforming Malawi from a “predominantly importing and consuming to a producing and exporting economy” in a globalized…

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MACRA to push for Review of Communications Act

By Our Correspondent   The Malawi Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has said that it is going to push for the review of the communications act so that it includes tariff regulation. Thokozani Chitimbe a Deputy Director at MACRA was speaking lately during the commemoration of World Consumer rights day held lately at the Blantyre Youth Centre. She explained that the review will see to it that operators should justify their tariff increases. “Every time mobile operators raise their tariffs, they have…

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