Malawi Red Cross Society in Massive Door to Door Cholera Prevention Campaign

Malawi Red Cross Society has engaged volunteers and Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) to be carrying out door to door community mobilization as one intervention to reach out to more people with Cholera prevention messages in Karonga District. The exercise, with support from European Union Humanitarian Aid has come following an increase of cholera cases which is cumulatively at 170 since it was first detected in November 2017. Speaking Friday during an interview with Malawi News Agency, Malawi Red Cross…

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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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Kaliati is Political Heavyweight, Says Jessie Kabwila

Chairperson for the Women Parliamentary Caucus, Jessie Kabwila has saluted former cabinet minister Kaliati ‘Akweni’ Kaliati calling her a political heavyweight and commended fellow women parliamentarians for initiating various development projects aimed at improving the living standards of their communities. Kabwila, who is Malawi’s main opposition party Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament said this on Wednesday after members of Parliament Women Caucus visited Kaliati’s Mulanje West Constituency as part of promoting women to win elections. “I would…

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Parents Demoralized with Primary School Examination Fees

Concerned parents and guardians of Traditional Authority Kawamba in Kasungu have raised their worries over the fees that primary school students are being told to pay for examination fees which is said to be hindering some of the students from writing exams. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Friday at the Boma, Councilor Fyson Chezani of Nthunduwala ward said parents and guardians approached him with their complaints of the examination fee which deemed to be school…

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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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