Malawian Man Arrested for Claiming to be Jesus Christ

Tempers flared late afternoon on Monday near Mangochi Four Ways Robots when a street ‘preacher’ made claims that he was Jesus Christ and that his second coming as promised was now due. The preacher, clad in a white rob with red horizontal stripes, made people who were passing by to stop in their tracks when he made the claims and soon, the scattered ‘congregants’ closed in on him and started to quiz him. But the man, who had mounted…

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Lirangwe-Chingale-Machinga Road to Promote Businesses- Mutharika

President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has said commencement of the construction of the Lirangwe – Chingale – Machinga Road would enhance economic activities for people of Blantyre, Zomba, and Machinga districts upon its completion. Mutharika was speaking on Thursday at Linjidzi Primary School ground in the area of Traditional Authority Lundu in Blantyre during the ground-breaking ceremony of the 62-kilometre road which is expected to be constructed in three phases with funding from Malawi Government. The Malawian leader described…

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Circumcision for Well Health Being-Expert

John Hopkins, through the United States Government which promotes voluntary medical circumcision has asked health experts to promote awareness to encourage men to participate in male circumcision. Speaking at Bwaila Hospital on Monday during the handover ceremony of the mobile clinic van, Jhpiego country director, Hannah Gibson, said health experts have a crucial role to play in ensuring that men are encouraged to go for voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC). “Men should be encouraged to go for circumcision process,…

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Ministry of Information for More Local Content on TV

District Information Officers and Audio Visual Technicians have been asked to take capacity building training in video production seriously as it will help to enhance broadcasting of local content on the country’s television stations. Chief Producer in the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Stanley Chiumia was speaking Monday in Mzuzu when he opened five-day training for the ministry staff drawn from selected districts in the Northern Region. The training, funded by Malawi Government through District Information Capacity Enhancement…

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Minister of Energy Defends MAREP 8

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi, has told journalists that Malawi Rural Electrification Program (MAREP) phase 8 is an important program despite the continued challenges in energy generation. The minister spoke to journalists after officially commissioning MAREP 8 at Chinguluwe Primary School in Salima during the week-end. He explained that MAREP was more concerned with distribution of electricity to rural areas, so it is necessary to continue while challenges in electricity generation are being addressed. Masi…

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Chiefs Launches Chewa Foundation

Chewa Traditional leaders in Dowa, on Monday launched Bwalo la a Chewa Foundation, a grouping of the Chewa people expected to look into the welfare of the tribe as well as speak on all issues affecting them in the district. In interview with Malawi News Agency after the launch held at the Boma, the interim leader of the Group, Reverend Flywell Somanje said the Chewa people in the district have suffered a lot in many aspects of life for…

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Chiefs Drum Support For He4She Campaign

Chiefs and other stakeholders in Mzimba District have promised to support He4She campaign which is aimed at empowering women into political positions with the help of UN Women. The commitment to support He4She campaign was made on Thursday in Mzimba at Tovwirane Organisation where UN Women met stakeholders to sensitize them on the need to support women’s political participation. UN Women elections and gender officer in Malawi Victor Maulidi said the key message in the He4She campaign is that…

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University of Malawi Researchers Receive MK8.5 Million Grant

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has presented a K8.5 million grant to 17 upcoming University of Malawi researchers to carry out research in various fields. The presentation ceremony took place on Thursday at Chancellor College where representatives from government and constituent colleges of UNIMA witnessed the occasion. Chief Director of Basic and Secondary education in the Ministry of Education, Thokozile Banda said the presentation of the cheques marks the high level commitment of government in the education sector….

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APM Urges Private Sector to Support Red Cross

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has urged the private sector in the country to support the Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) for it to enhance its humanitarian response activities towards mankind. Speaking on Tuesday at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre during the inauguration of 2018 Red Cross/Crescent Week, Mutharika said the productivity of the private sector depends on meeting the needs of people who provide them with labour. “I am aware of the financial situation that the society is going…

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High School Dropout Rates Haunt Salima

The problem of high school dropout rates in Salima manifested its magnitude recently during the 2017/2018 Primary School Leaving Certificate (PSLC) examinations as a class which initially had 48 pupils ended up with only 12 sitting for them after the others dropped out. Malawi News Agency (MANA) witnessed this incident at Chinsolo Primary school in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kambalame in the district. Head Teacher for the school, Christopher Phiri confirmed that the class had 48 learners…

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