Action Aid Malawi Engages MPs in Education

Action Aid Malawi has engaged the Education Committee of the National Assembly in ensuring that the education sector is given the much needed support that would ensure that challenges affecting the sector are addressed. Recently, Action Aid Malawi took Members of Parliament (MPs) of the committee on a monitoring exercise to Makunje Primary School in Lilongwe Rural. Action Aid Malawi Education and Youth Manager, Yandura Chipeta told Malawi News Agency (Mana) on the sidelines of the visit that education…

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Shock As Defilement Cases Rise in Dedza

Dedza district  is said to have recorded an increase in defilement cases, Malawi News Agency has learnt. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, Dedza Police Public Relations officer Sub Inspector Edward Kabango said despite numerous interventions, defilement cases are still on the rise. “From January to June in 2017, we registered 16 cases but this year during the same period, we have registered 18 defilement cases representing a two percent increase,” Kabango said. “It is surprising that despite all…

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Mutharika Reiterates Commitment to Protect, Promote Human Rights

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika has reiterated the county’s commitment to ensuring the promotion and protection of human rights of all persons living in Malawi. President Mutharika was speaking on Tuesday  during the  73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly currently underway New York, United States of America. Mutharika  said Malawi  is still Committed to participating in international cooperation to resolve challenges that face human societies ” We are prepared to fulfil our responsibility and obligations in the global…

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Six Fined for Selling ARVs

First Grade Magistrate’s Court in Chikwawa has sentenced six people to pay fines for possessing and selling medical drugs without a permit. The six, including 3 women namely, Cathreen James, Elifa Foster and Trevace Banda were found guilty on Friday alongside Alex Friday, Spanner Eleven, and Misheck Peter. Police Prosecutor Sergeant, Danford Otala said the six were arrested last Wednesday after detectives conducted a sweeping operation within Tonkhwe, Tomasi and Fulande villages under Senior Chief Chapananga in the district….

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83-Year-Old Man Wants Divorce

An 83 year old man, Reubenson Chinthuli on Wednesday pleaded with Thyolo Third Grade Magistrate Court to divorce his 26 year old wife over matrimonial problems. Chinthuli who hails from Traditional Authority Chimaliro, Thyolo told the court that his youthful wife, Zione Kwatani whom he wedded a year ago, has been assaulting him in different occasions, a situation that made him seek divorce. “This woman denies me food. She usually comes late at night without proper explanation. At times…

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Mutharika Tells UN to Stop Hypocrisy

President Peter Mutharika has told the United Nations to stop hypocrisy and preaching democracy when the organization is failing to live to the tenets it preaches. In a bold address delivered on Tuesday at the UN Headquarters in New York, Mutharika attacked the UN for treating Africa as an inferior member of the organization. Among others, he said Africa does not have permanent seats with veto on the UN Security Council despite recommendations made in 2005. “Why should we…

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Operation Landslide: Msaka, Jeffrey Storm Mangochi On Voter’s Registration

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for the Eastern Region, Bright Msaka, and the party’s Secretary General, Grelzedar Jeffrey over the weekend stormed Mangochi District to mobilize voters to register for the 2019 polls. The two conducted a two-day whistle-stop tour on Saturday and Sunday across the district where they urged the electorate to register and to rally behind President Peter Mutharika because of the developments he has initiated in the district. “Out of all the presidents who have…

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Minibus Drivers Cry Foul

Few months after the High Court ordered Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (MOAM) to stop collecting any fees, Malawi News Agency has established that some unscrupulous individuals have taken advantage of the situation to cash in from unsuspecting minibus operators at Mibawa Bus Depot in Blantyre. The observation comes after minibus drivers and owners raised a concern over the money which they give to people who identified themselves as ‘eni mgodi,’ literally meaning a landlord or supervisor. Speaking in…

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Scramble For Lilongwe Mpenu Constituency Gets Hot

As the countdown to the 2019 elections approaches, Malawi Congress Party followers for Lilongwe Mpenu will on Saturday, September 22, 2018 have tough moments to elect a torch bearer from eight aspirants contesting in the area. The competitors include long serving Member of Parliament, Watison Makala Ngozo and Secretary General, Eisenhower Mkaka. Emerging from Matapila the home base of the seating MP are Chizinga Mwale, Mphatso Bothi, Cosamu Chilowa, Chibwinja Phiri while from the other wing of the constituency…

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MP Chidanti Denies Vying For UTM Vice Presidency

Member of Parliament for Nsanje South West, Dr. Joseph Chidanti Malunga has denied reports that he is vying for the position of vice presidency for the United Transformation Movement (UTM) at its forthcoming elective convention slated for November 9, this year. The parliamentarian made the statement in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday on the sidelines of a political gathering he addressed at Nsanje Boma whose aim was to mobilize people to register so that they…

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