Children Pleads for Speedy Implementation of Child Protection Act

Children’s Club of Blantyre has asked government to expedite the implementation of the 2010 Child Care, Protection and Justice Act to force parents to take full responsibility of their wards irrespective of their economic status. Chisomo Children’s Club Centre Manager for Blantyre, Auspicious Ndamuwa, made the call in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) after observing that the number of begging street children and those dropping out of school continues to rise in the city. Ndamuwa attributed the…

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Malawians to Start Enjoying Fast Internet in February

As technology is fast growing in the country, Malawians are expected to start enjoying the fastest internet service by February 2018 courtesy of Malawi National Optic Fibre Backbone Project which government rolled out in April, 2017. The project, a brain child of President Peter Mutharika, seeks to have digitalised and integrated government operating systems and improved quality of Information Communication and Telecommunication services (ICT). According to Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Nicholas Dausi, Phase One of the project…

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Rape Star Mwiza Chavura Released

Malawi’s up-coming Hip-Hop artist Mwiza Chavura, who swirled controversy last week after producing a song titled ‘Ndidzakupanga rape’ has finally been granted bail by  the the Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court on Friday after spending eight days in police cells. The rape ‘star’ Chavura,  has been charged with producing obscene language contrary to section 179 (1) of the Penal Code. He has been granted bail on consideration that the case is a misdemeanor that can only attract a fine. His bail…

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Oldest Human Remains Outside Africa Found in Israeli Cave

Researchers on Thursday announced the discovery of the fossil estimated as 177,000 to 194,000 years old, and said the teeth bore telltale traits of Homo sapiens not present in close human relatives alive at the time including Neanderthals. The fossil of the left part of the upper jaw of a young adult — the person’s sex remains unclear — came from Misliya Cave on Mount Carmel’s western slopes about 7.5 miles (12 km) south of Haifa. Also found inside…

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DPP Continues to Score Winning Marks, Commits to Develop Road Infrastructure

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango expressed Democratic Progressive Party( DPP) administration’s  commitment towards connecting rural areas of the country to urban centres through construction of new and modern roads. Commissioning the newly constructed Nasundu 1 Bridge in Blantyre on Wednesday, the Minister said road network remains vital for socio-economic growth of a country. Mhango said good road network enables people to transport their agricultural produce, access social amenities and do a number of business as a…

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MACRA Introduces Mandatory Sim Card Registration

Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has introduced the mandatory SIM card registration and generic numbers amongst all mobile phone users in the country. According to the MACRA statement accessed by Malawi News Agency, the development is in accordance with the Communications Act of 2016. “In corroborating with all phone companies in Malawi, MACRA is therefore calling upon the general public to go to their respective phone service providers to have their numbers registered by 31st March, 2018. “Any number…

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Central Region Police Hands 0ver 315 Bicycles to Police Units

The Commissioner of Police for Central Region John Nyondo on Wednesday handed over 315 bicycles to rural Police Units and rural Community Policing Forums. Speaking at the event which took place at Central Region Police Training Centre, the Commissioner said that the bicycles aim at facilitating access to justice for vulnerable groups such as women and children in the rural areas. Nyondo acknowledged the challenges of mobility faced by rural citizens in the justice system. “I know that we…

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Nsanje Boma Market Vendors Evicted

Nsanje Boma Market construction works is now starting after the district council authorities have successfully evicted vendors who have been reluctant to pave way for the new market. The development comes after on Thursday last week council officials gave the vendors a two days ultimatum to go out of the market premises so that the construction works of the new market should commerce. A visit by Malawi News Agency (Mana) Tuesday saw that vendors were busy transferring their goods…

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Mutharika Calls for Mindset Change

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika has called for mindset Change among Malawians for the country to transform. Mutharika made the call at Providence Industrial Mission (P.I.M) in Chiradzulu district during the commemoration of Malawi’s freedom fighter Reverend John Chilembwe. He said transformation starts with mindset change. “Let me thank you (PIM) for calling upon the nation to think about transformation of our country. Transformation begins with the renewal of our minds, “This is what the Bible tells us in…

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Mlakho Wa Alomwe Central Region Chapter Plants Over 1,400 Trees

Central Region Chapter of Mlakho wa Alhomwe Saturday planted 1, 400 trees along Lilongwe River as a way of arresting environmental degradation due to rampant cutting of trees. Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on the sidelines of the event, Central Region Chairperson, Frank Mazizi, said the grouping was concerned with use of trees to burn ovens, hoisting electricity poles and sand mining which has worsened environmental degradation. “We all depend on Lilongwe River to give the city’s residents…

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