First Lady Interacts with Malawian Women Living in UK

Malawi’s First Lady, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Saturday asked Malawian ladies living in United Kingdom (UK) to support initiatives she is implementing in the country to rid young girls from early marriage bondage and take them back to school. The First Lady made the plea at Hyatt Hotel in Westminster, London, where she hosted the ladies to an afternoon tea for purposes of interaction. Briefing the women, she outlined initiatives Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM) under her patronage, is implementing that…

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Joyce Banda Returns From Self-Imposed Exile

Malawi’s former president who is also the  founder of the opposition People’s Party(PP) Joyce Banda will arrive home this week after four years of self-imposed exile. Banda’s mouth-piece Andekuche David Chanthunya confirmed the development in a statement issued on Monday 23rd April, 2018. He said Banda will arrive in Malawi on Saturday, 28th of April through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre. Last year police issued an arrest warrant for Banda in connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which…

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Parliament Asked to Allocate More Days for Private Member Business

People in Mzimba have asked Malawi Parliament to consider adding more days in a week, to discuss the private member business in the August House, saying Thursdays only is not enough. The request was made Saturday in Mzimba during a constituency interface meeting with the community, where Members of Parliament (MPs) explained to people on how parliament operates. One of the religious leaders Reverend Daniel Godwe said a day in a week is not enough for private member business…

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MEC to Use National IDs for 2019 Tripartite Elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has called on all citizens to keep their National IDs safe or register with National Registration Bureau (NRB) as only those registered with NRB will be allowed to register to vote for the 2019 elections. MEC’s plea comes closer to voter registration excise which will run from 24th May to 31st August 2018. MEC’s Public Relations Officer, Sangwani Mwafulirwa revealed this Wednesday in an interview with Malawi News Agency. “The National Identity cards are…

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Veep Chilima Proposes Public Buildings Examination to Avert Fire

Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima has called for examination of all public buildings that accommodates people in large numbers to ensure that their electrical systems do not expose the infrastructure to fire accidents. He said this on Thursday in Mangochi, where he visited and donated assorted items to   Mangochi District Hospital which was gutted by fire on April 15, 2018. The Vice President stressed on the need for all public buildings to have all the necessary equipments like fire…

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Govt Committed to Creating Decent Employment

Government said it is committed to creating decent and sustainable jobs for youth of poor and marginalized communities as a way to the poverty alleviation efforts in the country. Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila made remarks Wednesday during discussion on employment promotion in Malawi breakfast meeting at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. He said the project is response to the global jobs crisis in supporting young men and women in jobs creation…

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Floods Kill Three in Karonga

Latest reports on the ongoing assessments of Karonga floods indicate that three people have been killed and that 818 households have been affected. The reports further state that three children sustained various degree of injuries as a result of collapsed houses but received timely medical attention and are back on their feet. The presidency has since condoled the bereaved families and has promised the affected households that government will employ all measures to ensure that they…

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Youth Bemoan Inadequate Involvement in Climate Change Issues

The Youth under the banner of National Youth Network on Climate Change (NYNCC) have bemoaned their inadequate participation in the formulation of strategies that address issues of climate change. The youths who have gathered at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe at the first ever Youth Conference on Climate Change say their full participation in such issues would help government achieve the fight against climate change. A representative of the youth delegates, Lisa Banda, told members of the media in Lilongwe…

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Security Vital for Investment- Mutharika

African leaders currently participating in the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London have singled out security as vital to investment in the African Continent. The issue came to light during the Commonwealth Business Forum on Wednesday at Guild Hall in London, United Kingdom. The Malawi Head of State, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika who is representing Malawi at the CHOGM 2018, was part of the business forum meeting. In his contribution, Mutharika told the delegates that security…

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UNDP Hope for Better on Death Penalty

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) believes that the launch of the study of Malawian Traditional Leaders’ Perspectives on Capital Punishment could contribute to a more informed discussion on the death penalty in the country. Senior Human Rights Adviser at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, Neal Gilmore said this Wednesday when he made the closing remarks during the launch of the study at Golden Peacock hotel in Lilongwe. He said the key findings of the survey are an overwhelming majority…

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