BEAM, Students Plant 2000 Trees

Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust in conjunction with Independent Schools Association of Malawi (ISAM) and Lilongwe City Council on Friday engaged students in Lilongwe in planting 2000 trees along Lingadzi River with an aim of instilling in the students a sense of responsibility in conserving and beautifying the environment. The students were drawn from five private schools namely Golden Gate, Crazmatic, Haven Modern, Favoured Privates Schools and St Jones Catholic Secondary School. This is part of the campaign by Beautify…

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Tenant Arrested for Murdering Fellow Tenant in Ntcheu

Police in Ntcheu have arrested a 33 year old man for allegedly murdering his friend because of jealousy that the friend was a hard worker. Ntcheu Police Deputy Publicist, Andrew Kamanga, identified the suspect as Rodgers Chimtengo who is alleged to have murdered Samson Adamson, 31, from Mwangata Village in Traditional Authority Nsabwe in Thyolo. Kamanga told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that police received a report from the employer of the suspect and the deceased, Golowa Yotamu, 41, from…

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Hungry for Power; Lucius Banda to Challenge Atupele at UDF Convention

United Democratic Front (UDF) Member of Parliament for Balaka North, Lucius Banda says he will challenge the party’s president Atupele Muluzi during the party’s forthcoming convention alleging that at the moment, the party lacks a leader who is committed to the party’s agenda. Banda said this in an interview with Malawi News agency (Mana) on Wednesday in Dowa soon after meeting the district’s party committee where he appealed and encouraged the leaders to unite in rebuilding the party. Banda,…

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Airtel Urges Customers to Register SIM Cards

Airtel Malawi has urged its customers to register their SIM cards as instructed by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA). Thokozani Kamkondo of the Airtel marketing department made the call Wednesday after the ninth weekly draw of the Airtel Kuufira summer bonanza promotion in Lilongwe. “We have started the registration in all our shops and customers can easily walk into any of our shops and they will be registered without any problem. “For those who are in the villages,…

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Photos: First Couple Visits Limbe Market

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and the First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Wednesday evening visited Limbe Market where they bought a number of items. Business came to a a standstill at the market as both buyers and sellers jostled to catch a glimpse of the First Couple who among other things bought pumpkins, dry fish, eggplants and fresh groundnuts.  The act of the First Couple in buying from ordinary Malawians was one way of promoting local goods and showcasing…

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Bizarre: Angry Mob Attacks Catechist Over Dead Priest in Dedza

Drama ensued at the house of former Catholic Catechist at Mtakataka parish in Dedza when irate mob descended on his house following reports that he was keeping the late Fr. Juliano Absalom who died on January 19 in a road accident. The mob was demanding the immediate release of the priest who was said to be alive but kept by the catechist Phillias Kanyemba in his house among other dead people, Dedza Police said. Speaking in an interview with…

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Veep Chilima Blasts Engineers for Substandard Dyke Construction Works

The country’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima on Tuesday blasted Shire River Basin Management Programme BRL Engineers for constructing a substandard K290 million dyke which would not protect the people as intended. Chilima, who visited the 823 metre dyke constructed along the Nkhande River in the area of Senior Chief Tengani in the district (Nsanje), expressed dissatisfaction with the way the dyke had been constructed, saying it would not protect the communities. The aim of government putting up the dyke…

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Malawi Profit from China Relations, Says Ambassador Shi Ting Wang

Malawi has benefited a lot from the bilateral relationship she established with the Peoples Republic of China over a decade ago; Chinese ambassador to Malawi Shi Ting Wang says. Shi Ting said the relations between the two countries have yielded positive results for Malawi in different sectors ranging from education, finance and human resource capacity building. He was speaking during a presentation ceremony of a K7.2 million worth donation of music instruments from some Chinese students to their counterparts…

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Tight Security in Blantyre; 24 Hardcore Criminals Cornered

At least 24 people have been arrested by the Blantyre Police following a sweeping exercise conducted at Wenela Bus Depot and Blantyre City as a whole. Blantyre Police Station Public Relations Officer, Augustus Nkhwazi said the sweeping exercise which took place on Friday was aimed at bringing sanity at Wenela Bus Depot especially for people travelling to and from various destinations. Nkhwazi said the exercise was also meant to inspire confidence among city residents of safety and security of…

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Chief Lundu Ask Chakwera to Offer Constructive Criticism

Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikwawa said on Sunday that it is high time opposition political parties worked together with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP’s) – led government by offering constructive criticism in addressing some of the challenges the country faces. Lundu made the remarks during a public rally President Professor Peter Mutharika held at Nchalo Trading Centre in Chikwawa. He said it is a pity that opposition parties are busy castigating government’s developmental efforts without offering alternative measures….

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