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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Chaponda Applauds Mozambique’s Peaceful Power Transition

Foreign Affairs and International Corporation Minister Dr. George Chaponda has applauded Mozambique for its peaceful conduct in the transition of power following the October 15, 2014 general elections. Chaponda who represented President Arthur Peter Mutharika at the swearing in ceremony of the new Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi in Maputo on Thursday, said he was impressed by support the new leader has received from the outgoing president. “As a representative of Malawi, I am very impressed by how smoothly power…

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Eyewitness – Malawi’s Floods

The scale and impact of the current flooding in southern Malawi seems to have caught the authorities by surprise. Some areas were deluged with a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours, and forecastssuggest there is more to come. Latest figures put the number of dead at 50 with 14,000 households displaced (an estimated 70,000 people). Some villages, cut off by the floodwaters, have yet to be reached, so the death toll may yet rise. Malawi’s President, Peter Mutharika,…

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Mutharika declares State of National Disaster

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has declared half the southern African country a disaster zone after torrential rains over the past few days killed at least 48 people and left around 70,000 homeless. The heavy rains have also damaged crops. Last year Malawi harvested 3.9 million tons of the staple maize, a surplus of almost a million tons. Malawi’s Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has warned of heavy rainfall and flash floods for the next two to three…

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Helicopters sent to rescue villagers

Army helicopters have been sent to rescue thousands of villagers trapped in flooded southern Malawi, local authorities say. Roads and bridges have been washed away and crops and livestock destroyed after rivers burst their banks. Meteorologists warn the bad weather will continue for the next few days. Neighbouring Mozambique has also been hit by several days of torrential rain – and at least 24 have died. So far, 99 people have been moved to safety since the helicopter rescue…

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Court Slaps Convict With 7years IHL for Defilement

The Mangochi Second Grade Magistrate’s Court on Friday convicted and sentenced Mchiliko Anafi to seven years imprisonment with hard labour upon finding him guilty of defilement. The offence of defilement contravenes section 138 (1) of the penal code and attracts a maximum punishment of death or life imprisonment. The court heard through Mangochi Police Station Prosecution Officer, Efford Kamphonje that accused Anafi committed the offence on December 16, 2014 at Michesi village in the district. Kamphonje told the court…

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Kachebere Seminary Clocks 75 Yrs

The Kachebere Major Seminary in Mchinji has clocked 75 years in its service of preparing young men into priests for the Catholic Church across the country. The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has since announced in a statement that the Church would on Saturday, January 10 preside over the Eucharist Celebration marking the official inauguration of the seminary’s Jubilee Year at its premises. Kachebere Major Seminary, also known as St. Anthony Major Seminary, a philosophical college under the Episcopal…

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