Man to Serve 8-Years for Attempted Defilement

The Midima Senior Resident Magistrate Court on Monday sentenced a 24-year-old man to 8 years imprisonment with hard labour for attempted defilement. Limbe Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Widson Nhlane, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday that the incident happened in April this year when the convict, George Wilson tried to defile a three-year-old girl. “The State Prosecutor, Inspector Christopher Daluni, told the court that on April 4 this year, the convict wanted to have unlawful carnal knowledge…

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Govt to Fight Corruption in Councils

Government has said it is committed to ensuring that it consolidate and promotes the drive towards fight against corruption among Councils at all levels in the country. Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa said this Friday during the official commemoration of African Day of Decentralization and Local Development at Mtsiriza Primary School ground in Lilongwe. He said his Ministry is working closely with key partner especially those directly related to the fight against corruption such Anti…

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School Development Funds Haunt Pupils

A recent study conducted by Action Aid Malawi in Primary Schools in Neno has established that many learners were dropping out of school because of some fees that parents fail to honour. According to Action Aid Programme Coordinator for Neno, Landani Masingati said the purpose of the study was to assess the extent to which the fundamental right to education as provided in the country’s Constitution was being enjoyed by learners in the district. He observed that schools in…

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Police Arrest ‘Ganja’ Couple

Police in Limbe are keeping in custody a couple for allegedly being found in possession of Indian hemp (chamba) in Namiyango Township in Blantyre. Confirming the development, Limbe Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO), Patrick Mussa identified the couple as 27 year old Kondwani Kanyenga and his 23 year old wife, Agnes Kanyenga. “Our Criminal Investigations Department (CID) personnel received information that the said couple was in possession of the illicit drug at their house in Namiyango and…

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Mother, Daughter Burnt to Ashes

A 33 year old woman, Liginet Chimenya and her two year old daughter, Veronica Sambani have been burnt to death after a house they were sleeping in caught fire in the early hours of Thursday. Chiradzulu Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Yohane Tasowana confirmed the incident in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday. “Brother to the deceased, Frank Chikungwa, left home around 14:30 pm for a funeral ceremony at nearby village. While at the funeral, he…

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China Pledges to Continue Supporting Malawi

New Chinese ambassador to Malawi, Liu Hong Yong has hailed the 10 year old diplomatic relations between the two countries as successful. Liu made the remarks when he addressed the media at the New State House in Lilongwe after presenting his letters of credence to Malawi’s President, Professor Peter Mutharika. He said he was looking forward to another successful decade of diplomatic relations with Malawi based on mutual trust. Liu further said the Chinese government would continue to work…

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Road to 2019: Catholic Members Urged to Register

Catholic members in the Archdiocese of Lilongwe have been advised to take advantage of the phase III of the voter registration exercise currently under way in both Lilongwe City and Rural to register. Archbishop of Lilongwe Archdiocese, His Grace the Most Rev. Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye made the remarks Saturday at St Patrick’s Parish in Area 18 in Lilongwe when he officially launched Catholic Men Organization (CMO) for the Archdiocese. He said all eligible voters should seize the opportunity to…

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Crocodile Declared Winner in Zim Election

President Emmerson Mnangagwa the crocodile  has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election, according to the electoral commission. With all 10 provinces declared, Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes, compared to 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. Police removed opposition officials from the electoral commission stage when they rejected the results. The chairman of Mr Chamisa’s MDC Alliance said the count could not be verified. By narrowly winning more than 50% of the vote, Mr Mnangagwa avoids a run-off election against Mr…

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DPP Will Win with a Landslide in Chitipa

Presidential Advisor on National Unity and Parliamentary Affairs, Nick Masewo says President Peter Mutharika and the Mighty Democratic Progressive Party(DPP) will win with a landslide victory in Chitipa district during the force coming Tripartite Elections. In an exclusive Interview with MEC Stringer , Masewo said Mutharika who is Presidential candidate  for the party will sweep all the votes on presidential ticket in the district as he has tremendously delivered in the two districts of Chitipa and Karonga. “People have…

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Chilima in Trouble

United Transformation Movement leader Dr. Saulos Chilima, has been given seven days by Malawi Police to explain the claims he made that Mighty Democratic Progressive Party administration plans to rig the 2019 tripartite elections Chilima made the sensational claim two weeks ago when he launched the United Transformation Movement (UTM) at Masintha ground in Lilongwe. He told Malawians that he had information that government has a machine to spy on people and rig the election. “In your speech, you…

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