Nsanje needs a 3 year plan to recover

District Commissioner for Nsanje, Harry Phiri, has appealed to government and non-governmental organizations to devise a 3-year recovery plan for Nsanje district and its people to fully recover from the current flood crisis. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Saturday, Harry Phiri noted that many sectors of development had been affected by the floods, hence the need for a long term recovery program to rebuild the district. He cited the East bank where the roads had…

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Malawi, China Agrees Into Economic and Technical Cooperation

Finance,Economic Planning and Development Hon.GoodalHon.Goodal Gondwe and the Chinese Amb,to Malawi,HE.Mr.ZhangHE.Mr.Zhang Qingyang during the signing ceremony at Capital Hill – Pic by Stanley Makuti Lilongwe, January 30, 2015, Mana: The Malawi Government and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Thursday entered into two agreements on Economic and Technical Cooperation. Under the two agreements, the People’s Republic of China has given Malawi a sum of US$16 million grant and US$ 8 million loan. Speaking after the signing…

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MALAWI’S FIRST LADY JOINS THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN FIRST LADIES AGAINST AIDS WITH A BANG -LOBBY’S FOR PAEDIATRIC HIV TESTING AND TREATMENT

Malawi’s First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika who is in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for the African Union (AU) summit on Saturday delivered her maiden speech at a General Assembly of the Organization of African First Ladies Against Aids with a call for more deliberate efforts to scale up rapid HIV testing and treatment for babies and children in general. The Organization of African First Ladies Against Aids is a grouping of all first Ladies of Africa united to fight…

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President Mutharika makes maiden AU address: Says Malawi will not allow women victimisation

President Professor Peter Mutharika has said his Government will not allow women to be victimized in any way as far as he is President of Malawi. The Malawi leader said it is sad that some men in this civilized society still keep torturing women a thing he described as old fashioned and barbaric. The Malawi leader said this Friday January 30 when he delivered his maiden speech in the AU August House during the official Opening of the Summit…

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Angry mob kills suspected thief in KK

A man identified as Petros Kamanga of Kabua Village in the area of T/A Khosolo in Mzimba has been murdered by a mob after being suspected of a thief. Nkhunga Police Spokesperson Sub-inspector Laban Makalani said the man is alleged to have trespassed into Kazirila sugarcane field while armed with a panga knife in order to steal tyres of an irrigation pivot. “The man was confronted by three cane guards belonging to Umodzi Cane Growers Association, one of the…

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Malawi leadership working tirelessly against early marriages – First Lady

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has said fighting early marriage was a big challenge in Malawi, but she was quick to point out that the Malawi leadership was tirelessly engaging political will in the drive. Mutharika made the remarks at the meeting of the Organisation of African First Ladies (OAFLA) a grouping that is fighting against early marriages in Africa had a breakfast audience on Friday morning at AU Old building premises. Mutharika said as First Lady of Malawi, she…

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Heavy rains cut-off Mangochi – Liwonde road

Heavy rains have cut-off a section of the Mangochi – Liwonde road, inconveniencing motorists and all other road users, the Roads Authority has confirmed. The Authority’s Public Relations Officer, Portia Kajanga confirmed the development in an interview with Malawi News Agency. She said the affected area was Changali, the middle section of the 70kilometres stretch. “Yes, I can confirm to you that the incessant rains have indeed destroyed the road at Changali which is a distance of 33kilometres from…

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Chinese Community donate K10 million relief items for flood victims

The Chinese Community in Malawi Thursday donated various relief items worth K10 million for flood victims. Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Zhang Qingyang made the official presentation of the relief items to Vice President Saulos Chilima at Capital Hill in Lilongwe saying they came up with the donation in solidarity with Malawians who have lost family members and property. Said Qingyang, “The Chinese Government and people have been feeling the same grief as our Malawian brothers and sisters do. The…

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MRA confiscates Indian hemp at Mwanza Border

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) on Wednesday seized Indian hemp weighing 29.5 kilograms at Mwanza Border. The hemp was seized during inspections in the Intercape bus coming from South Africa. Wilma Chalulu, Manager Marketing Communications said the carton’s owner which contained the prohibited drug, Prisca Musesa was immediately arrested by the Police. Chalulu said the hemp, which is currently in Police custody, was disguised in well packaged bricks, sealed in a carton and was suspected to be destined to…

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President Mutharika Arrives in Ethiopia for AU Summit

Heads of State and Government continue arriving in Addis Ababa for the 24th Session of the African Union with the Malawi President jetting in on Wednesday, January 28th. Professor Mutharika touched down at Bole International Airport at 15:30 Malawi Time and 16: 50 in Ethiopia. The Malawi leader was met on arrival by Malawi Mission officials to Ethiopia and some Government Officials from Malawi led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation Dr. George Chaponda. President Mutharika will…

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