Media Stores Has Enough Scabies Cure in Stock

Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) has assured members of the public that it has enough stock of Benzyl Benzoate (BB) paint which is used to treat scabies. A recent media report indicated that Ntchisi District Health Office has shortage of the BB paint because CMST, where drugs and other medical supplies are purchased from, did not have it in stock. Scabies, a contagious itchy skin disease, has hit some parts of the district in Traditional Authorities Chikho, Kasakula and…

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AS Vita Coach Warns His Charges Against Complacency

As Vita Coach Jean-Florent Ikwange Ibenge has warned his charges against complacency saying Be Forward Wanderers will pose a significant threat in the return match next week Wednesday at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. The Nomads were smashed 4-0 on Sunday in the first-leg in Kinshasa in a game which Wanderers performed miserably according to their Captain Joseph Kamwendo. Vita is touted as the favorites to progress through to the next round; but Ibenge says Wanderers will be hard nut to…

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DC Calls for Emergency Intervention on Cholera

Despite commitments from the district health office and other stakeholders to fight and contain the outbreak of cholera in Lilongwe, the district is still registering an increase in the number of new cholera cases. District Commissioner for Lilongwe, Lawford Palani, on Thursday afternoon called for an emergency meeting to strategize on the way forward after getting reports of 20 new cholera cases at Bwaila Camp. He said it was alarming to note how fast the disease was spreading despite…

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Mighty Have Fallen; Nomads O AS Vita 4

Congolese side AS Vita club has taken a significant step towards reaching the next phase of the CAF Champions league following a 4-0 home win over Beforward Wanderers in the first leg of the first preliminary round. Buoyed by their noisy fans ,Vita took the lead in the eighteenth minute through Jesus Muloko. Mukoko Batezado made it 2-0 just before the half-hour mark and JM Makasu scored the third goal towards the end of the first 45 minutes. Wanderers…

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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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