Opinion: The Fall And Fall Of Once Mighty MCP

Are we seeing the beginning of the end of the once Mighty Malawi Congress Party? That is the question. But there is no question about the fact that Lazarus Chakwera’s leadership and personality have irreparably damaged the MCP. The fact that a Saulos Chilima who has no party, no grassroots structures, no clear vision can infiltrate MCP and buy out such a large number of MPs tells us one thing: Chakwera is not in control of the party. Things…

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Malnutrition Prevention Remains Greatest Development Challenge- Muluzi

Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi Monday admitted that malnutrition remains the greatest development challenge for the country. He made the statement in Lilongwe during the launch of Child Health Days (CHDs) which runs from June 25 to 29, 2018. Muluzi pointed out that, “Demographic and Health Surveys of 2015/2016 indicated that one in just over three under-five children are stunted and one six is underweight representing some of the highest rates in the Africa continent.” He pointed…

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Christians, Muslims in Support of Night of Prayers

Christians and Muslims in the country have backed the use of night of prayers as a means of attaining God’s divine providence and favour in both physical and spiritual lives. Speaking in his own capacity with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday, Pastor Joseph Kaumphawi of Zambezi Evangelical Church said regular overnight prayers are crucial for spiritual growth in the life of believers. “When you spare your sleep in the night and pray as an individual, you are not…

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Embrace Multi Sectoral Approach In Nutrition, King Letsie Appeals

His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho has concluded his four day visit to Malawi with a call for the country to embrace multi sectoral approach in nutrition with greater coordination in order to end hunger and malnutrition. His Majesty the King of Lesotho arrived in the country on Monday through Kamuzu International Airport. The king who is Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) special ambassador on nutrition told members of the press at the end of…

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Malawi Should Consider a New Typhoid Vaccine, Says WHO

Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Aziza Mwisongo has advised the Ministry of health to speedily consider adopting for the new typhoid vaccine. Mwisongo said Typhoid is an epidemic in Malawi, with research showing that more than 16,000 cases are reported every year. Mwisongo was speaking in Mponela on Wednesday during a workshop organized by Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) to brief health practitioners on the importance of the new typhoid vaccine called Typbar-TCV. She said…

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Police Destroy Expired, Counterfeit Products

Police recently destroyed various products which were found counterfeit while others were found passed their expiry date in different shops within Lilongwe. Some of the expired products which were destroyed includes Heins tinned beans, mayonnaise, biscuits, Ingram’s camphor creams, monis grape juice, jungle oats, halls fruit juice and dish-wash liquid. The Police intercepted the counterfeit products during an exercise popularly termed AFIYA; a Swahili term which means health. The Police carried out this operation in various locations within the…

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Govt to Create 17,000 Jobs for the Youth

Government has said it will create over 17, 000 jobs for the youth with support from the African Development Bank as one way of empowering the youth to actively participate in national development activities. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila disclosed this Saturday at Milonga Community Technical College in Thyolo when President Peter Mutharika opened the 13th college of that nature in the country. “Previously, the youth were not regarded as a necessary population in…

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Uganda’s President Museveni to Ban Oral Sex

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has blamed “outsiders” for promoting oral sex in his country and says he wants to ban the practice. President  Museveni, who signed a law making homosexuality illegal in Uganda in 2014, says the mouth is for eating, not for sex. “Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders,” Mr Museveni told a press conference. “One of them is what they…

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Vice President Chilima to Hold Public Lecture at Chanco

Malawi Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima will on Tuesday this week give a public lecture in the Great Hall at Chancellor College in Zomba. The public lecture is titled “Addressing moral decadence: towards an effective compliance and ethics programme.” Chancellor College Registrar, Mary Wasili told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the public lecture is open to both students and the public at large. Wasili said the public lecture was expected to start in the afternoon, adding that all was…

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Govt Warns People of Prohibited Tobacco Products

Malawi Government has warned the general public that the State of Qatar has banned entry of a number of tobacco products and its derivatives into its territories. Government gave the warning through a press release made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday and signed by Secretary for the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Erica Maganga. The statement says the banned and prohibited tobacco products and its derivatives into Qatar include chewed tobacco or sweika (snuff tobacco)…

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