Malawi Commemorates International Day of Peace; ‘We Value Peace’

President Arthur Peter Mutharika Wednesday led Malawians in commemorating the International Day of Peace and the launch of the National Peace policy at the Bingu International Convention Center (BICC) in Lilongwe. Commemorated under the theme ‘Together for peace; respect, safety and dignity for all’ the day highlighted the need to embrace diversity a pre-requisite for promoting peace, create space for launching, disseminating and publicizing the National Peace Policy and to showcase Malawi’s rich cultural diversity. Delivering his speech before…

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President Mutharika Meets JZU Tembo

President, Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika paid a surprise visit to former Malawi Congress Party leader, John Zenasi Ungapake Tembo, at his residence at Area 10 in Lilongwe. Confirming on the surprise visit by the president, Executive Assistant to the president and Director of Communications, Dr Bright Molande said Mutharika respects Tembo in many ways. “I can confirm to you that the president indeed visited honorable John Tembo. The president knew Tembo for a long period of time. “It is…

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Male Condom Stock Outs Worry Mulanje Hospital

Family Planning Coordinator for Mulanje District Hospital, Margaret Mchere, has observed that frequent condom stock outs in the district’s health facilities remain a big challenge in the fight against HIV new infections. Mchere made the observation Tuesday at the boma during a district condom stakeholders meeting. She said the situation is emanating from the fact that male condoms are the ones on high demand as opposed to female ones. She disclosed that some health facilities go up to three…

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Road to 2019: Political Parties Urged to Open Space for Women

As the country gears up for 2019 tripartite elections, a women’s rights group-Women Legal Resource Centre (WOLREC) has urged political parties to create space for women in the ranks and file of their party structures. The sentiments were made during orientation of women aspiring candidates for 2019 elections drawn from five political parties in Zomba. The meeting was organized under the WOLREC’s Women Empowerment for Leadership Project in Zomba. Speaking an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA), the project’s…

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Malawi to Launch National Peace Policy

Malawi will on Wednesday launch the first ever National Peace Policy in the history of this country and commemorate the 2017 International Day of Peace. The commemorations will be held under the theme ‘Together for peace; respect, safety and dignity for all’ This year’s commemorations will seek to achieve three main objectives that include; highlighting the need to embrace diversity a pre-requisite for promoting peace, create space for launching, disseminating and publicizing the National Peace Policy and to showcase…

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Chiefs, Religious Leaders Want Parliament to Legalize Abortion

Chiefs, religious and political leaders meeting in Mzuzu unanimously agreed and asked Members of Parliament currently sitting in Lilongwe to table and pass the Termination of Pregnancy Bill. In a communique read at the end of their two-day meeting Friday, the leaders bemoaned that the review and passing of the bill was delaying and taking too long when women continued to die from unsafe abortion. The leaders wondered why it was taking long to table and pass the bill…

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Malawi First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Hosts Lesotho First Lady

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika said she was delighted to host Maesaiah Thabane First Lady of the kingdom Republic of Lesotho in the country on her historical visit. She said the visit was a sign of strong bilateral relations between Malawi and the Kingdom of Lesotho, commending the warm friendship that exists between the people of the two countries. Madame Professor Mutharika was speaking Sunday during a dinner she hosted for the visiting Lesotho First Lady at the…

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MCP Fined MK106 Million For Illegal Water Connection

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has been implicated in illegal water connection which has forced service provider the Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) to disconnect water supply and slap the party with K106 million penalty. LWB discovered the illegal connection at MCP headquarters in Lilongwe and subsequently disconnected water supply on Thursday November 24th, 2017. According to LWB officials there were two water supply to the premise, one illegal and the other one legal. However, the legal water supply…

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UN Praises Mutharika for Intensifying GBV Fight

United Nations (UN) Saturday praised President Peter Mutharika for taking bold steps towards fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). Speaking during launch of 16 days of activism against GBV held at Mzimba Community centre ground, UN representative in Malawi, Clara Anyangwe commended Mutharika, for championing He4She initiative in the country. She explained that his determination to promote gender equality, by among other things, ensuring that violence perpetrated on women and girls is eliminated. UN representative said, “As UN family,…

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Mutharika Condoles Victims of Dedza Road Accident

President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has expressed shock and sadness at the death of four college students from Mzuzu University and Mzuzu Technical College who died in Dedza on their way from Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Thyolo where they went to participate in the quarterfinals of the National Bank Basketball College Tournament. According to a press statement made available to the Malawi News Agency (MANA), signed by Presidential Press Secretary, Mgeme Kalilani, the President says he and…

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