No Word Called ‘Losing Election’ in My Dictionary- Mutharika

By James Mwale President Peter Mutharika Friday hosted Members of Parliament to a luncheon at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe where he maintained his stance that his election victory was legitimate. However, Mutharika said he understood the bitterness of those challenging his victory, saying losing an election was a painful experience. “Thank God I have never lost an election. But I know that losing an election can be very painful, especially when one had unrealistic expectations,” said Mutharika. The President…

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US-Africa Business Summit Fruitful-Chimulirenji

By Maston Kaiya in Maputo, Mozambique Malawi’s Vice- President, Everton Chimulirenji has described the 12th US-Africa Business Summit held in Maputo, Mozambique as fruitful for Malawi. He made the remarks on Wednesday during a Press briefing at Polana Serena Hotel in the Mozambican capital Maputo at the end of the summit. The four-day event was jointly hosted by Mozambique and Corporate Council on Africa (CCA). CCA is a Washington-based business association that promotes business and investment opportunities between the…

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Chala Mwamba!! Mutharika Makes Lilongwe First Post-Election Appearance

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika is expected to make first post-election appearance in Lilongwe today (Wednesday) after successfully emerging the winner in the May Presidential elections. President Mutharika will be visiting Lilongwe to hold victory and thanksgiving rally after conducting similar rallies in Blantyre and Mangochi respectively. Meanwhile, Secretary General for the ruling Mighty Democratic Progress Party (DPP)Grelzedar Jeffrey  has urged  people in Lilongwe to meet at Malangalanga traffic lights in the capital to give Mutharika Heroic  welcome.

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‘Tikakumana ku Msewu Komweko’-Police

By Tiwonge Ndau As some Malawians are anticipating to hold nationwide demonstrations on June 21, 2019, in a bid to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson, Jane Ansah to resign, the Malawi Police has issued a strong warning against those who will take advantage of the demonstrations to invoke violence. Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), who are the main organizers of this mass demonstrations and other opposition parties like UTM and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have been calling on…

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Malawi Opposition Leader Chakwera Concedes Defeat

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Reverend Lazarus Chakwera has finally conceded defeat in May 2019 tripartite general elections and has since been sworn in as Member of Parliament for Lilongwe North West. This means he has technically returned his seat as Leader of Opposition in Parliament and will respond to the State of the National Address (SONA) by His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika next week. Recently, Chakwera told international media  that he will continue to challenge the result…

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DPP’s Wa Jeffrey Warns MCP

By Tionge Kasolota Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General, Grelzedar Jeffrey has given Malawi Congress Party (MCP) a three days ultimatum to stop violence or risk facing unspecified action. She was speaking on Sunday during a DPP victory rally conducted at St. Augustine 3 Primary School ground in Mangochi. “Let me tell you (Richard Chimwendo Banda) and the entire MCP leadership to stop violence within three days or else we will deal with you. The violence you are perpetrating…

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Liwonde- Mangochi Road Named After Mutharika

By Kondwani Magombo Paramount Chief Kawinga Sunday christened the newly rehabilitated Liwonde-Mangochi Road ‘Peter Mutharika Highway’ to honour President Prof. Peter Mutharika for initiating the project in the region. He made the declaration at St. Augustine 3 Primary School ground in Mangochi where President Mutharika held a rally to thank people for their vote during the May 21 Tripartite Elections. Kawinga said the naming of the road ‘Peter Mutharika Highway’ came through a consensus among all chiefs in the…

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MCP Hails Police Conduct During Demonstrations

By Wisdom Ngwira In a rare show of gratitude, opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), on Thursday hailed Mzuzu Police  Officers for their professional conduct during demonstrations which the party has been holding in the city’s streets against disputed May 21 Tripartite Elections results. Speaking when the marchers converged on the road adjacent to Mzuzu Court House, a few metres from Mzuzu Police Station, MCP Director of Religious Affairs in the Northern Region, Rev. Christopher Kam’masamba said police had never…

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Democracy Under Intensive Care Unit- Kamlepo

By Govati Nyirenda Member of Parliament for Rumphi East Kamlepo Kalua has bemoaned the declining standards of Malawi’s democratic values a scenario he said has helped retard national development since the inception of multiparty democracy. Kaluwa made the remarks Thursday in an interview with the Malawi News Agency on the side-lines of an orientation training organized for newly elected Members of Parliament in Lilongwe. Kalua who has just been re-elected Rumphi East MP for the second time expressed disappointment…

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Youth Forest Restoration Programme Successful

By Pauline Kaude The government-instituted Malawi Youth Forest Restoration Programme (MYFRP) has been successful in Ntchisi with 144 thousand tree seedlings planted under the programme in the district so far, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established. The programme is an initiative which was established by President Peter Mutharika to provide young people with training and jobs as well as protect the environment to the tune of K1.43 billion which was entirely sourced from government coffers. Under the programme, the…

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