Its Ralph Nedi at Chanco as Norman Kumwenda takes Speakership

Raphael Nedi, a third year political science student at Chancellor College has been voted into office as the new president for the college’s students union (SUCC) replacing Sylvester Ayuba James. Nedi won with 1019 votes in an election which took place on Friday, 15th September. His rival, Kondwani Tembo scooped 831 votes in the highly contested election which saw new faces being ushered in various positions. In an interview with Nyasa Times, Nedi promised to continue putting at heart…

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MEC approves 19 candidates for October by-elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has approved names of 19 candidates who submitted their nomination papers to contest in the upcoming October 17 by-elections. According to recent press statement issued by MEC and signed by Harris Potani for the Chief Elections Officer, the commission received a total of 19 nominations of which 15 where men and four were women from all the six areas where the by-elections will take place. “Having gone through all the nomination papers and supporting…

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DPP’s Blue League in October By-elections campaign trail

Blue League, a Democratic Progressive Party-DPP youth wing has urged eligible youths to register in order to take part in the forth coming by-elections so that they can help in choosing leaders that will accelerate national development and help in advancing the youth agenda. The Malawi Electoral Commision (MEC) has announced that registration of voters and inspection of the voters roll for those who already registered will run from August 24 to 28, 2017. MEC further announced that centres…

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Stop Fighting: Chakwera calls upon Mia and Msowoya

The silent fights in Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have forced party president Lazarus Chakwera to call the warring factions to order. In a brief statement that Chakwera has issued, the leader of opposition has called on Party members to put differences aside and work for the good of the party. Without mentioning names although it is clear whom he is referring to, Chakwera has asked members of his party to put personal aspirations aside and serve the good of…

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Ruling DPP Says will triumph in by-elections

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has expressed optimism that it is going to triumph in the forthcoming bye-elections. This was disclosed by DPP Secretary General Greselder Jeffrey when she toured Area 23 in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe. According to Jeffrey, based on people’s turnout during the meetings she has had in Lilongwe, the ruling DPP will smash other political parties during the by-elections. After postponing the by-elections that were scheduled to take place on 6 June 2017, Malawi Electoral…

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Mia’s joining of MCP: game changer in Malawi politics

A political scientist in the country has described Sidik Mia’s move to the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) as an advantage for the party in the run up to the 2019 elections. Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, the political scientist Wonderful Mkhutche said the MCP will benefit more from Mia’s decision to join the party. He also hailed the MCP saying by roping in Mia the party has portrayed democratic maturity. “MCP has rebranded itself into a party that…

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Former Cabinet Minister Rejoins MCP

He lost a parliamentary seat for Kasungu central constituency under People’s Party (PP) and that distanced the then cabinet minister Ken Kandodo from active politics but now he is set to resume the political journey in opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP). Speaking at Mthuthama ground in Kasungu district on Wednesday, Kandodo said his return to MCP is to help the party in its preparations ahead of 2019 general elections in Malawi. Malawi Congress Party The former cabinet minister disclosed…

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Chakwera Obtains Injunction against Early Convention

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has obtained an injunction stopping secretary general for the party Gustav Kaliwo from organising an emergency MCP convention. According to a court order which the local media has seen, the court has said Kaliwo and his group should stop all preparations for the convention. Kaliwo announced last month that half of MCP’s district committees from across the country agreed that the party should hold a convention. MCP however argued that its National…

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PAC Deliberations Expose Regime Change Plans

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Plans for regime change within the quasi-religious body Public Affairs Committee (PAC) have been confirmed through defiant calls by PAC Delegates to bring down President Peter Mutharika’s government at the sixth 5+1 All Inclusive Stakeholders Conference in Blantyre. Responding to Dr Garton Kamchedzera’s presentation on Governance on Wednesday, Vincent Wandale, the self-acclaimed leader of People’s Land Organisation (PLO) and Mr Billy Mayaya, a renowned human rights activist moved a motion for the resignation of government. But…

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World Bank Resumes Budget Support to Malawi

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an $80 million credit to the Malawi Government for general budget support. This is the first budget support financing approved by the World Bank for Malawi in four years. The budget support operation, fully referred to as the Agricultural Support and Fiscal Management Development Policy Operation (DPO), is the first of a proposed series of two operations. It aims to improve incentives for private sector participation in agricultural markets and…

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