Scientists identify fall army worm combat chemicals.

As the 2017-2018 rain season is about to commence, scientists in the country have discovered chemicals of controlling the devastating fall army worm which affected maize production in the 2016-2017 farming season. Senior Deputy Director of Agriculture Services Thomson Chilanga said Bvumbwe Research Station is finalizing tests on the chemicals that are proving very effective and will be releasing the results very soon. “We are going to make the final analysis of the activities and instruct the local chemical…

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Malombe Police Officer In-Charge in alleged 14 year-old girl defilement

Malombe Police Post Officer In-Charge (OC) Sub Inspector, Joseph Nkachilika is alleged to have defiled a 14 year old girl (name withheld) at Group Village Headman Likulungwa in the area of Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi. Community members close to the family where the girl comes from told the Malawi News Agency (Mana) Monday that the incident occurred on Friday when all girls who were shunning classes were taken to the police post “to be encouraged to stay in…

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13 die in four road accidents in the north

Police in the northern region have confirmed 13 deaths that occurred due to four traffic accidents in the past weekend. Speaking to MBC, Public Relations Officer for Northern Region Police, Peter Kalaya, said 8 have died at an accident that happened at Hara trading center in Karonga, while 3 in Mzimba and 2 in Mzuzu. “The accident in Karonga involved a motor vehicle CP 9379 Toyota Hiace minibus heading from Mzuzu going to Karonga with seventeen passengers on board…

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School renamed in honour of Mohamed Salah after Congo heroics

Egypt international Mohamed Salah has had a school renamed after him in his hometown Basyoun following Egypt qualification for the World Cup on Sunday. The Pharaohs booked their spot in the 2018 World Cup after beating Congo 2-1 at Borg El-Arab Stadium on Sunday night, thanks to two goals from Salah. The Liverpool winger opened the scoring for Egypt in the 62nd minute before scoring a last-gasp penalty that earned the Pharaohs their qualification to the World Cup for the…

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APM to visit alleged ‘bloodsuckers’ hotspots

State President of the Republic of Malawi Peter Mutharika is set to visit communities that have been affected by rumours of bloodsuckers in Mulanje, Phalombe and Chiradzulu beginning this weekend. Presidential Press Secretary and Spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani, said on Monday, the Malawi leader would visit the affected communities in Mulanje on Friday, and Monday and Tuesday next week it will be the turn of Phalombe and Chiradzulu, respectively. According to Kalilani, the rumoured blood sucking incidents have been of…

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MEC finishes printing by-elections ballot papers: To be dispatched on Saturday

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has finished printing of ballot papers for the October 17 by elections. According to MEC publicist Sangwani Mwafulirwa, the ballot papers have been kept at the MEC office under armed police guard. “The room to the office has been sealed in the presence of monitors from contesting political parties, independent candidates and the Police,” said Mwafulirwa. Mwafulira further added that the Commission will dispatch the ballot papers to the councils on Saturday, October 14,…

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Malawi Maize Scandal: Zambia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) closes case

Zambia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has closed the maizegate case, having failed to establish alleged abuse of office by Malawian and Zambian officials. The findings in Zambia corroborate those of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) which almost cleared management of the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc). Civil Society Organisations have been pushing for the ACB to complete investigations so that Malawians know the truth of what exactly happened during the maize purchase. One of the CSO’s which was in the…

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Give President Constructive Criticism – Umodzi Party Leader

Written By Orchestra Kamanga One of the opposition leaders in the country for Umodzi Party Professor Chisi has said that while he commends the work of some Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s), there is a need for them to tread carefully by giving out constructive criticism to government as one way of fostering social development. He was speaking in an interview over recent media reports that some CSO’S have reportedly taken to asked the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to…

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Malawi, Africa court modern technology in combating tax evasion

African countries have been challenged to employ modern technology interventions in addressing issues of tax non compliance as the world is embracing the advent of global technology transformation. Secretary to the Treasury, Ben Botolo, made the call at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe Wednesday, where he opened a two day long 18th Forum for Value Added Tax (VAT) Administrators in Africa (VADA). He explained that the power of VAT extended beyond the face value contribution to…

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Ivorian based Tamanyawaka hails support at Sound and Light Concert

Ivorian based Malawian reggae songstress has appreciated great support from her fans and fellow artists gave her during the concert which was held in Salima on September 29 to 30, 2017. The reggae songstress, Tamanyawaka Chavula travelled from Ivory Coast to perform at Sound and Light Concert. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Thursday, Tamanyawaka said she was delighted with the response of her fans when she was performing on stage during the concert. “I gave…

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