CISANET calls for solidarity on floods

The Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) has commended Government for acknowledging with speed the grave situation caused by floods in many parts of the country. CISANET National Director Tamani Nkhono-Mvula noted on Monday that the move has not only raised awareness about the crisis but also triggered swift responses from donors and the international community. While appreciating government’s overall support towards the victims, Nkhono-Mvula suggested  the need to come up with measures that could help avert ‘the looming hunger…

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Nollywood star Muna Obiekwe dies

Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe died Sunday, January 18 at age 36. He lost his battle to a kidney disease. According to reports, Muna died around 4:15pm Sunday in an undisclosed hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. Family sources said he was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed at his home in Lagos. Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeja in a report said Muna had been quietly battling the kidney disease for a while now and had kept it from friends, colleagues and…

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Over 27, 000 households displaced by floods

Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) in the Office of Vice President on Monday disclosed that an estimated 27, 000 households, approximately 135, 000 people have now been displaced since the floods hit their areas in the country. Principal Secretary responsible for Disaster, Relief and Management Paul Chiunguzeni told members of the media during an update of flood disaster response operations that the most affected districts are Nsanje, Chikwawa and Phalombe. “Search and rescue operations are ongoing in Nsanje…

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Mutharika holds talks with Muslim body

President Professor Peter Mutharika has described the cordial relationship that exists between the Muslim community and Government as an important step towards the country’s development. Mutharika made the remarks Sunday afternoon at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre when he hosted a delegation from the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM). The President stressed the importance of joint efforts from stakeholders, including the faith community, in uniting the nation. “The meeting that am having today is among series of meetings that I…

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Thousands Stranded in Malawi As Floods Trigger ‘Slow Tsunami’

Thousands of people in flood-hit southern Malawi are still stranded without aid as a “slow tsunami” continues to hamper rescue efforts, led by the country’s army. Heavy rains and floods have killed 176 people and displaced 110,000, Vice President Saulos Chilima said after touring the worst-hit parts of the southern African country. “Efforts to rescue thousands of people are becoming difficult because of bad weather and many roads are inaccessible either because bridges have been washed away or simply…

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Malawian executed in indonesia may not be Malawian

Indonesia has executed six people convicted of drugs offences, including five foreigners, a spokesman for the indonesian attorney general’s office said. All the convicts were executed by firing squad shortly after midnight local time on Sunday morning. The foreigners were from Brazil, the Netherlands, Vietnam, Malawi and Nigeria. “The execution of the six convicts has been carried out,” spokesman Tony Spontana told AFP news agency. He said five were executed on Nusakambangan Island, off the south coast of the…

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President Mutharika to attend Bishop Zuza’s burial

His Excellency the President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika will today attend the burial ceremony for the late Right Reverend Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza, of Mzuzu Diocese of the Catholic Church and Chairman of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi. Zuza wil be buried at St Peter’s Catholic Cathederal in Mzuzu. The burial ceremony will be led by the Papal Nuncio to Malawi and Zambia and thousands of Catholics from across Malawi are expected to attend the burila ceremony for the…

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Shire valley flood victims cross to Mozambique – VP

Vice President Saulos Chilima has disclosed that some people affected by floods in the Shire Valley are seeking refuge in Mozambique. The Vice President made the remarks Friday night in Blantyre after touring the flood victims in the Shire Valley districts. Chilima said the repatriation process was underway and that government had provided additional boats to expedite the repatriation process. “People who have been affected by floods in Shire Valley Districts of Nsanje and Chikwawa need more support in…

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Mozambique returns 13 abducted children to Malawi

Thirteen children who were abducted recently by a business man were on Thursday turned back from Mozambique where they were found. Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati, disclosed the return of the children in an interview with Malawi News Agency on Friday. She said the ministry got a tip from well-wishers about the missing of these children and that they were in Mozambique at a certain orphanage waiting for identification to ensure they are indeed children…

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APM PAYS TRIBUTE TO CHILEMBWE -PLEDGES TO CONSTRUCT ROAD TO PIM

State President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Saturday paid tribute to the country’s first freedom fighter, Reverend John Chilembwe and directed government to construct a tarmac road from Nguludi leading to Chilembwe’s Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) connecting to the Chiradzulu Road. Mutharika made the directive during Reverend John Chilembwe centenary celebrations and memorial service of worship held at PIM headquarters in Chiradzulu district on Saturday. This was a direct response to an appeal from a number of speakers that…

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