Malawian Man Turns Down Trip to World Cup Finals

Air ticket winner in Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) Zampira Promotion to watch World Cup finals in Russia has turned down the privilege on health grounds and has offered the opportunity to his brother in-law and Paramount Chief M’mbelwa. Maston Gondwe said in an interview Wednesday a few minutes before the air ticket presentation ceremony that he was happy and excited to have won the trip to Russia would not travel. “I am very excited; but this has come while…

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Operation Landslide: Mighty DPP Shadow MP Constructs Bridges For Kasonga Communities

Chiefs in Zomba have commended an aspiring member of parliament for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for supporting people in the area of Group Village Headman Kasonga with resources for the construction of two bridges. Traditional Authority Malemia said since the dawn of independence, people in the area have been facing transport challenges due to lack of bridges in several rivers making it difficult to cross to villages on the other side of the river during the rainy season….

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Malawi Should Consider a New Typhoid Vaccine, Says WHO

Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Aziza Mwisongo has advised the Ministry of health to speedily consider adopting for the new typhoid vaccine. Mwisongo said Typhoid is an epidemic in Malawi, with research showing that more than 16,000 cases are reported every year. Mwisongo was speaking in Mponela on Wednesday during a workshop organized by Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) to brief health practitioners on the importance of the new typhoid vaccine called Typbar-TCV. She said…

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Mulanje DEM Scales Up Efforts to Curb Exam Malpractice

District Education Manager (DEM) for Mulanje, Enock Chumachawo has said authorities in the district would not tolerate any form of malpractice during this year’s Malawi School Certificate of Education examinations (MSCE). In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday, Chumachawo said his office has put in place all necessary measures that would help make this year’s examination free of cheating. The exams commenced on Thursday, June 21. “We have already trained all examination administrators across the district….

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Govt for Peaceful Malawi-Mozambique Boundary Re-Affirmation

Malawi Government has appealed for a peaceful boundary re-affirmation exercise between Malawi and Mozambique, saying despite the imaginary borderline that separates the two countries, Malawians and Mozambicans remain one. Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Anna Kachikho, made the appeal on Thursday at Nkopola Holiday Resort in Mangochi when she opened a three-day meeting by senior government officials from the two countries aimed at reviewing the boundary re-demarcation exercise and setting terms of reference for the same. The…

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All Female Band Set to Launch an EP

One of the renowned all female band in the country known as ‘Krazy Colours Band’ is set to launch an Extended Play (EP) titled “Mwaononga” on May 25, 2018 at Grittas camp in Lilongwe. Krazy Colours Band leader, Cynthia Britt Phiri confirmed on Tuesday in Lilongwe to Malawi News Agency about launch saying that the band is all set to launch their debut EP. “For the first time as Krazy Colours Band we are geared to launch an extended…

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Former Agriculture Minister Chaponda Acquitted

The High Court in Zomba has found former Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Dr, George Chaponda with no case to answer on all counts. Chaponda was answering three charges which include giving false information to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), influencing a public officer to misuse his position and possession of foreign currency. Summary of judgement points: On Chaponda’s count of giving false information to the ACB: Ruling – no case to answer On Chaponda’s count of…

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Ground Breaking Ceremonies Not Mere Political Stunts

The various ground breaking ceremonies that President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has presided over in the past months are not mere political stunts, but real projects which are off the ground. Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango, said this when he held a press briefing in Lilongwe on Wednesday to give an update on the status of various initiatives that government is undertaking through the ministry. The Minister said contrary to what people are saying and what…

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Nsanje District Reduces GBV Cases

Vigorous community sensitization by Nsanje Police on the effects of Gender Based Violence (GBV) are said to have contributed to the significant reduction of such cases in the district. Information in possession of Malawi News Agency shows that last year between January and February, Nsanje Police Station received 92 GBV cases while this year; the same period only 52 cases have been registered. Nsanje Police Public Relations Officer, Agnes Zalakoma confirmed the decrease in GBV cases as compared to…

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Mzuni FC in Rebuilding Drive

Following the departure of their prolific player, Mzuzu University Football Club (Mzuni FC) has embarked on a rebuilding exercise in preparation for the 2018 season. Speaking with Malawi News Agency (MANA), Mzuni FC Chairperson, Albert Harawa, said the departure of some players to other teams would not greatly affect them as they recruited new players to propel the team to greater heights. Harawa said the new players have been recruited from Super League teams while others are from the…

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