Marauding dogs kill woman, injure baby in Lilongwe

About five dogs Tuesday morning attacked and killed a woman in Lilongwe’s T/A Njewa area and left a four-month-old baby she had strapped on her back seriously wounded. Sources said the incident happened in the wee hours when the woman (identity yet to be established) was on her way to work in her maize field following her husband who had gone earlier. “The dogs attacked her at around 5:00am and she was found lying in a pool of blood,…

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LL businessman arrested for Indian hemp and illegal fire arm possession

Police on Tuesday arrested a 40 year old businessman Peter Manda, from Salowe village in Traditional Authority (TA) Nkumbila, Nkhatabay district for being found in possession of Indian hemp and illegal fire arm in Lilongwe. Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer Kingsley Dandaula told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the Criminal investigation Department were searching for  Indian hemp near the Lilongwe  Post Office and proceeded  to Game Car Park. “The suspect drove away when he realized that the Police were…

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Kuwait, North Korea Ambassadors call on Mutharika

Kuwait Ambassador to Malawi, Ahmed Khalid Al Jeeran Tuesday said his government is keen to improve relationship between the two countries and promised assistance in areas of health and investment. Speaking to journalists after presenting letters of credence to President Prof. Peter Mutharika, Ahmed Khalid Al Jeeran said cooperation’s between Malawi and Kuwait is one among the fruitful relations and that for years the two nations have worked so hard to make sure that the life of its people…

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One more charge for LL bogus doctor

The state on Monday opened one more charge of theft for the Lilongwe bogus doctor, Rasford Gogoda, following recovery of Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) doctor’s stolen laptop and medical equipment in the suspect’s bag. Gogoda, 26, was arrested on February 3 at KCH after someone who knew him well blew the cover when he spotted the fake doctor dressed in a white dust coat and stethoscope round his neck attending to a female patient He was charged with impersonating…

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Mutharika pleads with World Bank to resume budgetary support

President Professor Peter Mutharika on Friday asked the World Bank to consider resumption of the budgetary support to Malawi to fasten the social economic development of the country. Mutharika made the appeal at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe where he held a serious meeting with a group of seven most top Directors of the Bank. The President said the country was facing numerous economic challenges and it was in desperate need of the donor support. Among other factors contributing to…

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WE WILL DELIVER OUR CAMPAIGN PROMISES-APM

President Peter Mutharika on Saturday presided over the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) fundraising dinner and dance with assurance to Malawians that the party is on course to deliver and surpass on the promises it made during the campaign in the run up to the May 2014, tripartite elections. Speaking at the maginificent Bingu International Conference Center (BICC) which is one of the many DPP previous projects, Mutharika said eight months into government, the DPP led administration has already…

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Visiting World Bank Directors satisfied with Malawi projects implementation

A Team of nine World Bank (WB) executive directors visiting the country have expressed happiness to see that the money they gave to the Government of Malawi for various projects were utilized to alleviating poverty. The team leader of the delegation Allister Smith from Canada made the remarks on Friday in Salima after they visited two projects funded through Local Development Fund and one project under the Agriculture Productivity Programme (APPSA). “We are happy to be here and to…

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Lions club donates books worth MK300,000

In an effort to contribute towards access to quality education the Salima Lions Club has donated text books worth K300, 000 to Ngolowindo primary school in the District. The donation was made on Friday at a colorful ceremony which took place at the school. Speaking after presenting the donation the president of the Club, Lion Francis Zande said the club is concerned with the dwindling education standards that lead to declining reading culture. “lack of text books and other…

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World Bank promises Malawi US$50 million to maintain areas affected with floods

The World Bank has assured of assisting the country with US$50 million to help in maintaining areas that were affected by floods. Minister of Finance, Goodall Gondwe said,’’ The Bank decided to help the country having considered the diverse impact of the flooding and the desperate need for a quick response.’’ Gondwe said apart from assisting those affected with the calamity, the money will also be used in rebuilding damaged roads, bridges, schools and houses of people affected. “I…

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BT Synod University to open doors in September

The Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) has disputed allegations that the church was planning to evict Phoenix Primary School to pave way for the synod’s university scheduled to start in September this year. Recent reports indicated that the Synod had served the school with a notice that it wanted to use the premises for a university. But the synod’s General Secretary, Reverend Alex Maulana said the university use already existing structures within its premises….

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