Chiefs, Religious Leaders Want Parliament to Legalize Abortion

Chiefs, religious and political leaders meeting in Mzuzu unanimously agreed and asked Members of Parliament currently sitting in Lilongwe to table and pass the Termination of Pregnancy Bill. In a communique read at the end of their two-day meeting Friday, the leaders bemoaned that the review and passing of the bill was delaying and taking too long when women continued to die from unsafe abortion. The leaders wondered why it was taking long to table and pass the bill…

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Malawi First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika Hosts Lesotho First Lady

First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika said she was delighted to host Maesaiah Thabane First Lady of the kingdom Republic of Lesotho in the country on her historical visit. She said the visit was a sign of strong bilateral relations between Malawi and the Kingdom of Lesotho, commending the warm friendship that exists between the people of the two countries. Madame Professor Mutharika was speaking Sunday during a dinner she hosted for the visiting Lesotho First Lady at the…

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MCP Fined MK106 Million For Illegal Water Connection

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has been implicated in illegal water connection which has forced service provider the Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) to disconnect water supply and slap the party with K106 million penalty. LWB discovered the illegal connection at MCP headquarters in Lilongwe and subsequently disconnected water supply on Thursday November 24th, 2017. According to LWB officials there were two water supply to the premise, one illegal and the other one legal. However, the legal water supply…

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UN Praises Mutharika for Intensifying GBV Fight

United Nations (UN) Saturday praised President Peter Mutharika for taking bold steps towards fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). Speaking during launch of 16 days of activism against GBV held at Mzimba Community centre ground, UN representative in Malawi, Clara Anyangwe commended Mutharika, for championing He4She initiative in the country. She explained that his determination to promote gender equality, by among other things, ensuring that violence perpetrated on women and girls is eliminated. UN representative said, “As UN family,…

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Mutharika Condoles Victims of Dedza Road Accident

President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has expressed shock and sadness at the death of four college students from Mzuzu University and Mzuzu Technical College who died in Dedza on their way from Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Thyolo where they went to participate in the quarterfinals of the National Bank Basketball College Tournament. According to a press statement made available to the Malawi News Agency (MANA), signed by Presidential Press Secretary, Mgeme Kalilani, the President says he and…

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Lilongwe City Mayor Bikoko Joins DPP After Dumping MCP

Lilongwe City mayor, Dr Desmond Bikoko, Fahad Assan and members from the Democratic People’s Congress (DEPECO) led by Secretary General, Smolet Kachere, have joined the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Speaking after joining the DPP in a colorful ceremony that was held at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe on Sunday, all members clarified that no-one has coaxed or bought them. Bikoko said, “I have joined the DPP on my own volition. I want to help the party to win…

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Its Ralph Nedi at Chanco as Norman Kumwenda takes Speakership

Raphael Nedi, a third year political science student at Chancellor College has been voted into office as the new president for the college’s students union (SUCC) replacing Sylvester Ayuba James. Nedi won with 1019 votes in an election which took place on Friday, 15th September. His rival, Kondwani Tembo scooped 831 votes in the highly contested election which saw new faces being ushered in various positions. In an interview with Nyasa Times, Nedi promised to continue putting at heart…

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MEC approves 19 candidates for October by-elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has approved names of 19 candidates who submitted their nomination papers to contest in the upcoming October 17 by-elections. According to recent press statement issued by MEC and signed by Harris Potani for the Chief Elections Officer, the commission received a total of 19 nominations of which 15 where men and four were women from all the six areas where the by-elections will take place. “Having gone through all the nomination papers and supporting…

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DPP’s Blue League in October By-elections campaign trail

Blue League, a Democratic Progressive Party-DPP youth wing has urged eligible youths to register in order to take part in the forth coming by-elections so that they can help in choosing leaders that will accelerate national development and help in advancing the youth agenda. The Malawi Electoral Commision (MEC) has announced that registration of voters and inspection of the voters roll for those who already registered will run from August 24 to 28, 2017. MEC further announced that centres…

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Stop Fighting: Chakwera calls upon Mia and Msowoya

The silent fights in Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have forced party president Lazarus Chakwera to call the warring factions to order. In a brief statement that Chakwera has issued, the leader of opposition has called on Party members to put differences aside and work for the good of the party. Without mentioning names although it is clear whom he is referring to, Chakwera has asked members of his party to put personal aspirations aside and serve the good of…

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