Teenager Arrested for Murder

Police in Balaka are keeping in custody an 18 –year – old boy identified as Tinkhani Nyundo for allegedly stabbing to death his prospective father in-law Dennis Moses, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has confirmed. Balaka Police Public Relations Officer, Edith Kachotsa said the suspect has been in a love relationship with the daughter to Dennis Moses despite the father’s disapproval of the courtship. Said Kachotsa:“All along, the parent has been trying to see the relationship dissolved but to no…

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OPC Strengthen Security to Protect Equipment

Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) is employing tight security measures to ensure that government equipment is secure and well protected, Chief Secretary to OPC, Lloyd Muhara, said on Tuesday. The Chief Secretary’s statement comes in the wake of reports of the missing of different equipment in various government departments, a development he described as unfortunate. Muhara was speaking in Lilongwe when he received, on behalf of OPC, a donation of 10 sets of desktop computers and 10…

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Veep Chilima Pays Last Respects to Bishop Kanyama

Vice president Dr Saulos Chilima on Tuesday led thousands of grief stricken devout Catholics and other well wishers around Lilongwe in paying their last respects to the late Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama. This was during a Holy mass service at Likuni parish held for the fallen bishop of the Diocese of Dedza who succumbed to high blood pressure on Saturday at Kapiri in Lilongwe. The holy mass was led by Bishop Martin Mtumbuka of Karonga diocese in a ceremony that…

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Save the Date!! Malawi to Hold Tripartite Elections on 21st May 2019

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) announced Tuesday that 2019 tripartite elections will be held on May 21, 2019. MEC Chairperson, Dr Jane Ansah made the announcement in Lilongwe at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) during the launch of the 2019 Tripartite Elections whose theme is “Consolidating Malawi Democracy Through the Ballot.” She said the May 2019 elections eligible voters would be voting for the President, Members of Parliament and Councilors on the same day. “Those that will be elected…

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My Son Will Be Malawi’s President, Says Madonna

Pop star Madonna has called her son, David Banda, “the future president of Malawi” in a tweet praising the 12-year-old boy. The US singer has six children, four of whom she adopted from Malawi. Madonna has reportedly had a fractious relationship with authorities from the south-east African nation. In 2013, Malawi accused Madonna of “bullying state officials”, exaggerating her contribution to the country and demanding VIP treatment. Madonna’s manager accused Malawi’s government of having a “grudge” against the singer’s…

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Mutharika to Attend Bishop Kanyama’s Burial Ceremony

President  Peter Mutharika will on Wednesday attend burial service of Late Bishop Emmanuel Kanyama of Dedza diocese at Bembeke Cathedral in Dedza, the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has announced. Chief Secretary to Government, Lloyd Mhura disclosed this in a statement released by his office on Monday The Very Reverend Fr Andriy Yevchuk, Deputy Head of the Diplomatic Mission of the Holy See will also be in attendance, representing the Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi, His…

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Chiefs Urged to Enhance Unity

Special Presidential Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs, Nick Masebo has urged traditional leaders in the country to promote strong uniting values amongst their subjects to protect them from being easily manipulated by leaders of some political parties. Masebo was speaking Sunday at Ekwendeni in Mzimba North East Constituency during a public rally which was addressed by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) party officials. He said as 2019 tripartite elections approach, different political figures from different parties would be using political propaganda…

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Ministry of Education Calls for Speed in Development of DRM Source Book

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has called on all stakeholders to speed up the processes in the development of a Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Source Book for Primary Schools. Principal Inspector of Schools in the Department of Inspection and Advisory Services under MoEST, Jennings Kayira, made the call on Monday in Machinga on the commencement of a two-week workshop aimed at consolidating and refining the book basing on comments highlighted by DRM stakeholders, upon sharing of…

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Chisomo Children’s Club to Construct Street Kids Clinic

Chisomo Children’s Club has revealed an ambitious plan of constructing a clinic for street children in Lilongwe worth K70 million. Executive Director for the Club Richard Mdyetseni disclosed this at a media briefing in Lilongwe Friday. Mdyetseni said they expect the clinic to be fully operational by January 2019. He further disclosed that funds for the construction will be sourced locally while equipment and medication for the clinic will be provided by an outside donor who has already committed…

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Blantyre District Takes Primary Justice to Communities

Blantyre District Council has intensified primary justice awareness campaign with the aim of reducing crimes that are committed out of ignorance. Southern Regional Coordinator for primary justice Dalitso Mipando said Malawi and Blantyre district in particular continue to register high rates of gender-based violence especially against women and girls. Mipando said as a result of this, his office with support from Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has decided to carry out primary justice sensitization meetings in an…

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