Former Speaker Mpasu Walks Last Mile

The body of former Speaker of Parliament and former parliamentarian for Ntcheu Central Sam Mpasu was laid to rest Sunday February 18, 2018, at his home village Khuzi, in the area of Traditional Authority Kwataine in Ntcheu. Mpasu, who died on Monday February 12, 2018 at his house in Mudi, Blantyre, was accorded a full military honour funeral service by government in recognition of the great role he played in the development of the country. Delivering a message of…

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Vice President Chilima Hails MDF For Promoting Minority Sports

Malawi’s Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has hailed Malawi Defence Force (MDF) for incorporating minority sports in their various sporting disciplines within their establishments. He said this Friday during the 2018 MDF Award Gala dinner held at Bingu Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. Chilima said MDF’s recognition of minority sports has helped to unearth hidden talents that the army has for the country. The Vice President noted that various stakeholders and sponsors have directly concentrated in investing towards football…

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Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Tsvangirai Dies

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has died. Details surrounding his death were not known but Tsvangirai was suffering from colon cancer and had previously been treated at a Johannesburg hospital. Tsvangirai had a tumultuous and era-defining career in Zimbabwean politics. He went from being a supporter of President Robert Mugabe, o becoming his most high-profile opponent. Tsvangirai was born in 1952 in the village of Buhera, about 200-kilometres south of the capital Harare. As a…

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Zuma Quits

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party, BBC reported. In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC party’s decision. The ANC had told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in parliament. The 75-year-old has been facing calls to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC’s new leader. Mr Zuma, who has been in…

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Phalombe District Geared to Plant 1.2 Million Tree Seedlings

Phalombe District Council in collaboration with a local Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) DUnited Purpose (UP) on Wednesday launched the 2017/18 district tree planting season with hope of planting a record 1.2 million tree seedlings by the end of season in April. The event which took place at Mianga Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority Jenala added up the total of already planted trees to 750, 000. Forest Zone Manager for the South, Cecelia Chauluka said communities have…

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Labour Minister Kasaila to Commission Apprentice Tools for Community Colleges

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila will on Friday, the 16th February, 2018 Commission apprentice tools for the 2015 cohort of Community Technical College (CTC) students at Mponela Community Technical College. The commissioning of the apprentice tools follows the promise President Prof. Peter Mutharika had made to the graduating students on their graduation ceremony, according to the Labour Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Christina Nkutumula. “During the graduation ceremony in August, 2017, President Prof. Peter Mutharika…

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Nigerian ‘Fake Lawyer’ Practised for 15 Years

A Nigerian man pretending to be a solicitor for 15 years has been charged for impersonation, the police say. According to BBC,the 49-year-old man was arrested earlier this week as he was making a bail application for his client in a Lagos state court. Police spokesman Chike Oti told the BBC the man could not articulate his legal argument and was challenged by another lawyer present in court. Mr Oti said the man had been practising for the past…

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Mlambe Centre: Taking Govt Services Closer to People

When William Tayub, once Malawi Deputy Ambassador to Mozambique, visited the place he used to know for the past 40 years as Mangochi Post Office in September 2017, he was greeted by a new brand: Mlambe Centre. Like everyone, either born or raised up in the lakeshore district, Tayub has always followed turn of events in the country, and particularly in Mangochi district, and his September visit was to prove one thing. Tayub’s excitement is a general feeling among…

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Construction of MK 236 Million Nsanje Market Begins in Earnest

Construction of the Nsanje Boma Market has started after the district council successfully evicted vendors last month who were reluctant to leave on condition that they should be compensated. A visit by Malawi News Agency (Mana) to the K236Million market project on Monday established that the contractor had started clearing the land which is a clear indication that construction works have started in earnest. One of the businessmen, Boniface Antonio told Mana that the business community expects to have…

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Malawi First Lady Gertrude Mutharika Calls for Good Hygiene Practices

Malawi’s First Lady Gertrude Mutharika on Monday retaliated on the need for communities in Malawi to follow good hygiene and healthy practices to prevent and control communicable diseases such as cholera. This comes in the wake of cholera outbreak in some parts of Malawi. The First Lady said this at Luchenza Catholic primary school, when she presided over a cancer awareness meeting. During the awareness meeting people had a chance to learn more on family planning, cholera, esophagus, breast…

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