Mutharika Assures UK-Based Royal African Society of Women Empowerment

Malawi will soon include Beauty Technology trade in the community colleges government is establishing across the country, to motivate and empower women in skills development in that area. President Arthur Peter Mutharika revealed the development Tuesday in London when he briefed members of Royal African Society on efforts his government is making to empower the youth and women in the country. He was speaking at a luncheon the society had organised for him. Mutharika outlined efforts his government is…

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Senior Chief Ngabu Impressed with Shire Valley Transformation Program

One of the senior chiefs in Chikwawa District has expressed satisfaction on the progress at which the Shire Valley Transformation Program (SVTP) formerly known as Shire Valley Irrigation Project (SVIP) was making. Speaking in an interview on Monday, Senior Chief Ngabu of Chikwawa said the program was moving in a positive direction and that as traditional leaders in the district, they did not wish anything to stand on its way. “Looking at the stage where we are now and…

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President Mutharika for a Malaria Free Malawi By 2030

Though Malawi has employed a number of interventions to reduce malaria, the country’s President Arthur Peter Mutharika says there are gaps which need filling to ensure the country ends malaria by 2028. Mutharika was speaking Wednesday when he told delegates of the malaria situation in Malawi at the Malaria Summit in London which was held under the theme ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’. He said the country has a 2017-2022 strategic plan which it is implementing to ensure that the…

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Uganda’s President Museveni to Ban Oral Sex

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has blamed “outsiders” for promoting oral sex in his country and says he wants to ban the practice. President  Museveni, who signed a law making homosexuality illegal in Uganda in 2014, says the mouth is for eating, not for sex. “Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders,” Mr Museveni told a press conference. “One of them is what they…

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Operation Landslide; Mighty DPP Youth Endorse Mutharika

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth have endorsed President Professor Peter Mutharika as presidential candidate for the 2019 elections barely a week after the women wing and regional governors did the same. Speaking on Monday at a press briefing in Lilongwe at DPP headquarters, the four youth regional directors, Yona Mulotha from the South, Lalabu Malimba from the Centre, Steven Bamusi from the East and Kelvin Chirambo from the North, said the DPP youth in the country are for…

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MEC Drill District Election Clerks on New Biometric Technology

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has begun training District Election Clerks (DECs) on the new biometrical system ahead of the voter registration for 2019 tripartite elections expected to commence this May in selected districts. Speaking on the sidelines of a three day training workshop at Hapuwani in Mulanje District on Saturday, MEC Commissioner and Chairperson for Electoral Service Committee, Jean Mathanga said the workshop was important in the election calendar as it will build a rock-solid base on which…

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MHRC Calls for Unity Among CSOs

Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has called upon Civil Society Organizations to be united and work together in advancing human rights issues. The call was made on Thursday by the Commission’s Principal Disability and Elderly Rights Officer George Chiusiwa when he was addressing Zomba District Executive Committee (DEC) on the University Periodic Review (UPR) of human rights. Chiusiwa said Civil Society Organizations are very crucial in promotion of human rights issues hence a need for them to be united…

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Scout Association Distances Itself From MCP’s Sponsored ‘Anti-Govt’ Demos

The Scout Association of Malawi has distanced itself from Outreach Scout Foundation (OSF), a grouping that endorsed demonstrations organised by Civil Society Organization (CSOs) slated for April 27. This follows criticisms and rumors in the public domain that the association is part of organizations supporting the impending demonstrations. In a press statement published on Thursday, April 12, 2018 signed by Chief Scout, Evance Mphalasa, the association said it will not take part in the demonstrations because they do not…

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Catholic Priest Arrested Over Albino Killing

Police on Tuesday arrested a Catholic priest  in connection with the suspected murder of an albino man, in a case that has already seen a police officer and medical official detained. National Police Spokesperson, James Kadadzela has identified the suspect as Father Thomas Muhosha of Zomba dioceses. “The arrest of the bishop brings the number of the suspects to 12, and, depending on our investigations, more suspects might be arrested,” said  Kadadzela Meanwhile the suspect  priest  Father Muhosha, has…

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District Peace Committees: Solution to Election-Related Conflict?

Post multiparty elections in Kasungu saw the district become one of worst in as far as political violence is concerned. Political party supporters could square up against each other as campaign leading to 2004 general elections intensified. Tinkhani Gadama, a National Executive Member of Alliance for Democracy (AFORD), then a United Democratic Front (UDF) member, gives testimony of how the situation was. “What used to happen was that politicians were usually above the law and always perpetrated violence. After…

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