Man Assaulted to Death in Nkhotakota

A 24 year old Alick Chirwa of Kavungamanda Village, Traditional Authority (T.A.) Kanyenda in Nkhotakota is in custody at Nkhunga Police Station in Dwangwa after assaulting a 60 year old man to death. Nkhunga Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ignatius Esau explained that the incident occurred at Lukuchi, an area within Dwangwa locality in Nkhotakota. Esau identified the deceased as Anania Mwakikunga of Mwenetende Village, T.A. Kilupula in Karonga District. He said Mwakikunga was assaulted on Christmas Day while…

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Maranatha Academy to Award Best MSCE Students

Over 20 students who performed extremely well during the 2016/2017 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations will be awarded during this year’s Maranatha Academy Award ceremony which will be held on 14th January, 2018 at Robins Park in Blantyre. Maranatha Academy Managing Director Ernest Kaonga said that the Top students Award Initiative, which is of its first kind by Maranatha has been introduced to encourage students in Malawi to excel in education. Kaonga said they have also organized…

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Govt Asked to Invest MK3.5 Billion Into Cotton Industry

African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) in Malawi has asked government to inject US$4.8 million (about K3.5 billion) into cotton farming to revive the industry which it says is at the verge of collapsing. AICC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Felix Lombe told journalists on Wednesday in Mzuzu that Malawi’s cotton production has gone down from 100,000 metric tons in 2012 to around 15,000 in 2017. He said the decline is worrisome because, among other crops, cotton remains one of…

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Father in Custody for Murdering Daughter in Nsanje

The Malawi Police Service in Nsanje district have arrested a 30 year old man for killing his three year old daughter on Monday evening. Nsanje Police Public relations officer, Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma identified the man as Chikumbutso Galu, and the deceased as Galasa Lekando both from Galu Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chimombo in the district. Zalakoma said Galu had a quarrel with her wife Paula Devani 27, after she failed to account on how the money…

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Fisheries Confiscate Chambo in Nkhotakota

The Department of Fisheries on Tuesday confiscated over 58 kilograms of Oreochromis species of fish commonly known as Kasawala or baby Chambo from Nkhotakota Market, saying the fishermen caught the fish illegally. District Fisheries Officer (DFO,) Rodgers Makwinja confirmed with Malawi News Agency (Mana) that his office confiscated illegal Kasawala from the market following a patrol conducted by the fisheries enforcement section. He said Chambo also known as maternal mouth brooding cichlids, a subgenus Nyasalapia of the genius Oreochromis…

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Govt Set to Contain Cholera Outbreak in Karonga- Muluzi

Government has commended health workers for their dedication and hard work in ensuring that the cholera outbreak in Karonga is contained. Minister of Health, Atupele Muluzi said this when he visited Karonga district this week to appreciate the cholera outbreak situation. Muluzi said he is pleased with the Karonga District Health workers in the way they have responded to the outbreak despite the conditions they are working in which he said has enabled them to report two deaths out…

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Most Zambian Men Are Weak in Bed, Says Malawian Woman

A 30 year old Malawian woman who based in Zambia has complained that Zambia’s Bemba men are weak in bed. The woman only identified as Rona Banda says Bemba men are weak in bed and only good at drinking beer. She narrated how her former ex husband use to make love to her in seconds and get tired. “I was in a marriage with this ZRA officer from Lusaka who is Bemba and could give me a lot of…

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QECH Nurse Describes Mangochi Gunshot Victims’ Condition Stable

Two men who were shot on the evening of December 13 in Mangochi by an armed robber are now said to be in stable condition at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established. The two, a Burundi national, Ugwaneza Jean Paul but popularly known as John Maisha in Mangochi and 19 year-old Steven Yona were shot around Soko Bus Stage at the Boma at around 9:00 pm when the robber stormed Ugwaneza’s Shop…

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Man Jailed 14 Years For Sexually Assaulting Six-Year-Old Girl

First Grade Magistrate Court in Nkhata Bay district Thursday sentenced a 29-year-old Gift Mbale to 14 years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl. State prosecutor Sergeant Keston Chiona told the court that the victim’s father left the girl with Mbale as family friend. “But on December 7, 2017, Mbale was left alone at the home with the little girl; so he called her from outside, where she was playing, into the house and defiled…

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Enjoy Responsibly During Festive Season– Mutharika

President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has appealed to people in Monkey Bay, Mangochi, to enjoy responsibly during the festive season and to refrain from any conduct that may lead to accident or loss of life. Mutharika made the appeal on Saturday evening upon arrival at Chikoko Bay where the President and the First Lady, Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika, are going to spend their festive season holiday. “I am very happy that you came in such a large number to…

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