Madame Mutharika Calls for Inclusiveness in Peace Building Processes

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika has underscored the need to promote gender equality and women empowerment in peace building processes in order to ensure meaningful achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Madame Mutharika made the call, which is in line with SDG number five and number 16, in Lilongwe on Thursday during commemoration of the International Day of Peace. SDG number five and 16 calls for the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and…

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Malawian Woman Stuck in Sexless Marriage For Seven Years

I am Malawian lady based in Zambia. I am in a huge dilemma. I am into my second marriage. The first one ended after 10 years in 2012. There was no passion in our marriage, even though, it was, in no small measure, caused by my current husband. My current husband (then my secret lover) swept me off my feet with his passion when we met in 2011. He lavished me with gifts and took me to places I…

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Lilongwe Get Ready for Miracle Money, Bushiri on Gospel Crusade

Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) founder, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri known as Major 1 is set to host a massive crusade on September 29, 2018 at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Wednesday, ECG Communications Director, Ephraim Nyondo said that all is set for Major 1 to host the crusade. “Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is ready to host his historical crusade in Malawi,” he said. Nyondo added that, the crusade is part of the…

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Member Of Cabinet Does Not Oppose Government

According to Laws of Malawi, Malawians do not vote for a party to form government. Malawians vote for a Presidential candidate who upon victory forms government together with their allies. The Vice-President is elected concurrently with the President. As such, it is clear that His Excellency Arthur Peter Mutharika and Saulos Klaus Chilima formed government in 2014. They are all serving Malawians in the Executive arm of government. No party forms government. I have fresh memory of 2005 as…

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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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