Over 655 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in the Northern Region

Northern Region Immigration Department says it has intercepted and arrested 655 illegal immigrants, most of whom their cases have been tried in the country’s courts from January up to early December this year (2017). The 655 figure is slightly lower compared to the same period last year (2016) when a total of 674 cases of illegal immigrants were registered. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) Wednesday, Northern Region Immigration Department Publicist, Blackwell Lungu said a majority of…

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‘I Have the Welfare of Police Officers at Heart’ -APM

Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Monday assured police officers that he has their welfare at heart so that they can execute their duties with utmost comfort. The president was speaking Monday when he presided over the official handover ceremony of 100 police vehicles from the Chinese Government at Police Headquarters in area 30- Lilongwe. Mutharika said his concern of how police officers execute their duties is what prompted him to ask for vehicles from the Chinese Government…

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EX-Miss Malawi 2nd Princess Mabel to Launch Lipstick Line

Former Miss Malawi 2nd Princess, Mabel Banda, will launch her first line of liquid lipstick on 22nd December, 2017. In an interview with Malawi News Agency, Banda said she decided to venture into the beauty industry because of people like Beyonce, Rihanna and Iman who she said are strong black women that have broken boundaries and keep making a difference. Branded as Doll Mabel, Banda said ladies will try out the lipstick shades for free during the launch in…

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Malawi, Mozambique to Curb Border Crimes

Governments of Malawi and Mozambique have agreed to establish committees in the border areas of Mangochi and along the Ruo River in Mulanje to amicably resolve border issues that ensue so often. The resolution was made Tuesday during the 11th session of Mozambique and Malawi Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security (JPCDS) held in Mangochi this week. Malawi’s Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Cecilia Chazama, told journalists that the committees would also be dealing with border…

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‘We Need to Invest in ICT Structures’- Dausi

Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi on Tuesday emphasized the need for the country to invest in ICT structures. The minister made the remarks at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe when he officially opened the 3rd Southern African Development Community (SADC) preparatory meeting for World Radio Communication Conference (WRC). Dausi added there was also need for concerted efforts towards harmonizing the ICT industry in the country. World Radio Communication conferences are held every three years…

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Female Sex Workers Crucial in HIV/AIDS Fight

National AIDS Commission (NAC) says female sex workers are important players in the efforts against HIV/AIDS in the country. NAC District Coordination Officer for the centre, Eric Dakamau, made the remarks in Mchinji on Tuesday during a stakeholders meeting. He said most female sex workers do not know their HIV status and reluctant to seek HIV/AIDS services due to fear of being discriminated, which is putting their clients at more risk. Dakamau then called for organisations and all stakeholders…

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Carlsberg Re-Brands to Castel

Carlsberg Malawi Limited has finally changed its name to Castel Malawi Limited, two years after the French company takeover. Castel Limited, a French company, took majority shares in the Dutch franchise two years ago, however, the re-branding process has taken long. The takeover means Carlsberg Malawi Brewery Limited will now be called Castel Malawi Brewery Limited. The change is effective 24th October, 2017 and is in accordance with Section 52 of the Companies Act of 2013, according to Company Secretary…

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Warm Heart Poetry Festival to Promote Culture

At last Malawi ancestors can afford to smile following the launch of ‘Warm Heart Poetry Festival’ which aims at restoring and promoting Malawian culture. At exactly 1:44 pm on Sunday, a Malawian National Anthem led by a young girl marked the historic launch of the Warm Heart Poetry Festival at Blantyre Culture Centre (BCC). The National Anthem followed a number of childhood songs such as the famous ‘Amina-Amina’ which reminded hundreds of spectators not only their childhood but also…

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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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$2.6bn Cape Maclear investment project to start 2018 – Bright Malopa

By Malawi News Agency The ambitious US$3.5 billion Cape Maclear Investment Project is set to commence in Mangochi in 2018, Promoter for Cape Maclear Holdings Limited, Bright Malopa has revealed. The Cape Maclear Investment Project comprises a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) spread within the radius of 30km around the Cape Maclear peninsular, a state-of-the-art international airport covering a five square km stretch around Cape Maclear region and a smart town linked to the SEZ. “Within the SEZ, there will…

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