DPP GS Says Unity and Peace Key to Development

Secretary General for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Grelzeder Jeffrey has asked Malawians in the North to always strive for peace and unity for the country to achieve meaningful development. Jeffrey made the call on Monday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on the sidelines of a political rally held at Mzokoto Primary School ground in the area of Traditional Authority Mwankhunikira in the district. She said government, through the leadership of Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika,…

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Court Slaps man with 8 years for defilement

The Midima Senior Resident Magistrate court has convicted and sentenced a 35 year old man identified as Muhamed John Somba to eight years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 16 year old girl on April 13, 2017. Man earns 8 years for defilement According to Deputy Police Relations Officer at Limbe Widson Nhlane, Somba defiled the girl at Mpingwe in the township of Limbe. “The convict and his accomplice who is still at large defiled a 16 year…

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APM action on stampede excites CCJP

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has expressed hope that the taskforce on the stadium stampede is to end finger pointing over the tragedy that occurred on Independence Day. CCJP national coordinator Martin Chiphwanya said the taskforce appointed by President Peter Mutharika to establish what went wrong on Malawi’s Independence Day is to clear mist and block speculation on who is to blame. “Some blame the organizing committee and I think this taskforce is to help the…

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Airtel Braille Cup gears up for fourth season

The annual Braille Cup competition for Primary Schools will be held on the 13th and 14th of July this year at Kaliyeka Model Primary School in Area 23, Lilongwe. Speaking at a cheque handover event from Airtel Malawi, who donated MK3 million towards the competition on Tuesday morning, the Deputy Director of Special Needs Education from the Ministry of Education, Mr. David Mjaidi expressed that this will be the first year that the competition, now in its fourth year,…

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Veep challenges Zomba Diocese on Strategic Plan implementation

Malawi’s Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima has challenged the Zomba Diocese of the Catholic Church to take its newly launched strategic Plan. Chilima was speaking at Zomba Cathedral on Saturday when he was the Guest of Honour at the official launch of the five year strategic plan, which aims at pushing the Church towards self reliance. The July 2017 to July 2022 strategic plan is primarily built on helping the diocese’s members to better coordinate their efforts in a…

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Slavery in African football, says FIFPRO
Theo Van Seggelen

In a shocking turn of events, the International Federation of Professional Footballers, FIFPro, has revealed that 41% of African footballers receive their salaries late or are not paid at all. According to the Secretary General of the international players union, FIFPro, Theo Van Seggelen, a labour market research of 14,000 players in 54 African countries found that 41% of football professionals do not get a salary and 45% earn less than $1,000 a month. Theo van Seggelen revealed this…

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Malawi at 53: Cities hold night street gigs on Independence eve

Blantyre residents on Wednesday night joined their Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu counterparts in welcoming the 53rd Independence Anniversary through fireworks. Dancing the freezing-cold night to the music performances of Mibawa, Mizu and Malawi Prison Services Brass Band, the Blantyre residents were joined by their Mayor Wild Ndipo and Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Kiswell Dakamau among other dignitaries. According to Mayor Ndipo, Government’s decision to decentralize the Independence Eve celebrations was a welcome…

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6 July tragedy: Malawian Leader condemns poor crowd management

State President Peter Mutharika has condemned poor crowd management that killed eight people and injured 62 others during a stampede at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on Thursday. The incident happened ahead of a friendly football match, between Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers, to climax the 53rd Independence Anniversary Celebrations. Speaking at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) where he visited the critically-injured in the high dependency unit and the mortuary where the dead were being identified by their families,…

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National registration staff earn MK55, 000 pay hike

The donor partners have approved an increase in the lump sum payment of Registration Supervisors and Officers with an additional MK55, 000 per phase. According to a statement signed by Tariq Malik – UNDP Chief Technical Advisor, Supervisors will now be receiving K205, 000 from MK150, 000 while registration officers will be receiving K175, 000 from MK120, 000 thus excluding tax “Pay is based on completion of work by phase, not number of days. UNDP, NRB and Donor Partners…

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Mass registration for national IDs underway

The mass registration exercise, launched on May 24th this year, is estimated to have, by end of June, registered over one million Malawians to receive national identity cards. With support from the United Nations and other development partners, Malawi Government, through the National Registration Bureau (NRB), is conducting the mass registration exercise as part of operationalizing the country’s National Registration and Identification System (NRIS). Speaking at the launch of the exercise in Mchinji district, Minister of Home Affairs and…

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