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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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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