Zimbabwe’s Ex-Minister Jonathan Moyo Not in Malawi

Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi has dismissed as untrue online reports that Zimbabwe’s former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo is in Malawi. Moyo, who has now become a prominent Zimbabwean government critic after President Robert Mugabe was removed from power last November, has gone into self-exile but appeared on BBC’s HARDtalk with a pre-recorded interview  on Thursday. He has since used social media to condemn last November’s military coup in Harare which saw President…

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Reserve Bank in New Pilferage Control Measures

Reserve Bank of Malawi Governor, Dr Dalitso Kabambe says the RBM has developed mechanisms aimed at ending the pilferage of public resources which in recent years has been one of the major causes of the infamous plunder of government funds dubbed Cash-gate. He made the remarks Friday in Lilongwe when he officially launched the High Value Alert Facility and the RBM 2018 Strategic Plan. According to him, the High Value Alert Facility has been developed as an Short Message…

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Malawi to Hold USA Diaspora Conference in September

Malawi Embassy in Washington D.C. in the United States of America (USA) is scheduled to hold 2018 Malawi Diaspora Conference in USA in September 2018. The Embassy has organized the conference as a platform for building and promoting working relationships between the government and Malawian living in diaspora particularly in the USA. It aims to facilitate diaspora participation and engagement in the development and growth of the country as outlined in the draft National Diaspora Engagement Policy. A statement…

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Blantyre Bans Selling of Foods Stuff

Blantyre City Council (BCC) authorities have with immediate effect banned the sale of ready to eat foods as a response to the outbreak of cholera which has hit some parts of the country. In a press statement released on Thursday, signed by BCC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Alfred Chanza it outlined that due to the outbreak of cholera in some parts of the country, the Council has banned ready to eat foods such as boiled or roasted green maize….

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Horror: Newborn baby’s alleged prophecy Stirs Mangochi

A strange rumour swept across Mangochi early Tuesday alleging that a newborn baby in Makanjira village closer to the border with Mozambique had prophesized death of all children who could be spared only if all of them were given some porridge. From as early as 1:00 am, in most parts of Mangochi residents started alerting each other on the rumour and the accompanying instructions and by 2 a.m. phone calls and text messages on the same had spread causing…

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Stressed by Open Defecation; “Anthu Aku Nkhata Bay Tatopa Ndikunyera Kutchire”

Girls, women and children are enduring a life of open defecation in Nkhata Bay District due to lack of toilets. A 14-year-old girl, whom we shall call Mercy because she refused to be named, says girls in her area are leading a stressful life because almost all households in her area of Group Village Head (GVH) Kakhongwe in Traditional Authority (TA) Mankhambira do not have toilets. “People defecate openly here,” she says. “When I’m pressed, I just go to…

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Public Anger Over Pro-Rape Song

Malawians have reacted angrily to the production of a hip hop track titled ‘rape’ by Mwiza Chavura. In the song, Chavura was announcing plot to let a girl got drunk on his bills with an intention of raping her for turning down his sexual advances on her. “Ndidzakupanga rape/ kukumwetsa bawa ndikupanga rape/kukamwa kwako nzakumata tape/ zindikana uone udzalira help/ I don’t ……. around nzakupanga rape,” goes part of the chorus of the song. But the song has apparently…

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Over 30 Girls Impregnated at Community Day Secondary School in Phalombe

Mpasa Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSS) in Phalombe Monday started the second term of the 2017/2018  academic year with 30-girls less due to unexpected pregnancies, Malawi News Agency  (Mana) has learnt. The 30 girls who were all beneficiaries of various school fees bursary programmes provided at the school are said to have gotten pregnant during and after the first term which started in September and ended in December 2017. Speaking in an interview with Mana on Tuesday, head teacher…

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JB Masterminded My Firing – Mussa

Fired Peoples Party (PP) Vice President Uladi Mussa has accused the party’s President Joyce Banda for masterminding his firing. He made the accusation in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Tuesday in Lilongwe after PP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) fired him as Vice President for bringing the party into ‘disrepute’. Mussa pointed out that, “The truth is that People’s Party National Executive Committee (NEC) did not meet but they only received direction from Dr Joyce Banda to…

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Mzuzu University Hailed for supporting Artists

Artists in the northern region have hailed Mzuzu University (Mzuni) for showing its commitment towards uplifting arts industry in the country by opening an arts facility to be used by artists and theatre groups for free. Speaking in separate interviews, the artists specialised in traditional dances, theater, music and fine arts among others, said Mzuni needs to be applauded for taking a step to provide the arts centre besides offering creative arts lessons at the institution. One of Mzuzu…

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