MHRC Calls for Unity Among CSOs

Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has called upon Civil Society Organizations to be united and work together in advancing human rights issues. The call was made on Thursday by the Commission’s Principal Disability and Elderly Rights Officer George Chiusiwa when he was addressing Zomba District Executive Committee (DEC) on the University Periodic Review (UPR) of human rights. Chiusiwa said Civil Society Organizations are very crucial in promotion of human rights issues hence a need for them to be united…

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Thyolo Records Zero Maternal Deaths

Thyolo District Hospital on Thursday clocked 130 days without registering any maternal death, nurse in – charge for the labour ward, Mirriam Windo confirmed Friday in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana). Windo told Mana that after working hard and with integrity, the hospital managed to scoop 100 percent in the first quarter, which is from January to April. “The achievement has come as a result of the coming in of a special clinician at the labour…

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Scout Association Distances Itself From MCP’s Sponsored ‘Anti-Govt’ Demos

The Scout Association of Malawi has distanced itself from Outreach Scout Foundation (OSF), a grouping that endorsed demonstrations organised by Civil Society Organization (CSOs) slated for April 27. This follows criticisms and rumors in the public domain that the association is part of organizations supporting the impending demonstrations. In a press statement published on Thursday, April 12, 2018 signed by Chief Scout, Evance Mphalasa, the association said it will not take part in the demonstrations because they do not…

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Muluzi Hails Mangochi Residents for Braving Raging Fire

Minister of Health and Population Services, Atupele Muluzi on Sunday hailed people in Mangochi for dousing the inferno that gutted down Mangochi District Hospital’s integrated maternal and child health (IMCH) clinic from spreading to other blocks and wards. Muluzi visited the facility on Sunday evening to appreciate the damage that the fire had caused and upon being briefed on what had happened, the minister described the community’s response to the fire as true act of patriotism. “First and foremost,…

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Catholic Priest Arrested Over Albino Killing

Police on Tuesday arrested a Catholic priest  in connection with the suspected murder of an albino man, in a case that has already seen a police officer and medical official detained. National Police Spokesperson, James Kadadzela has identified the suspect as Father Thomas Muhosha of Zomba dioceses. “The arrest of the bishop brings the number of the suspects to 12, and, depending on our investigations, more suspects might be arrested,” said  Kadadzela Meanwhile the suspect  priest  Father Muhosha, has…

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District Peace Committees: Solution to Election-Related Conflict?

Post multiparty elections in Kasungu saw the district become one of worst in as far as political violence is concerned. Political party supporters could square up against each other as campaign leading to 2004 general elections intensified. Tinkhani Gadama, a National Executive Member of Alliance for Democracy (AFORD), then a United Democratic Front (UDF) member, gives testimony of how the situation was. “What used to happen was that politicians were usually above the law and always perpetrated violence. After…

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Irrigation Key to Sustainable Food Security- Chilima

Vice President and Minister of Disaster Management Affairs Dr. Saulos Chilima says the country needs to adopt new irrigation technologies if it were to make strides in ending persistent food insecurity. Dr Chilima made the observation on Tuesday when he visited families affected by recent floods in Nkhotakota district The Vice President’s call comes at a time when the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) is implementing the 2017/18 Lean Season Food Insecurity Response Plan to assist over one…

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Govt Warns Foreign, Local Traders

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism has warned some local and foreign traders to follow applicable laws and regulations when purchasing agricultural commodities. This comes against the background that some local and foreign traders are purchasing agricultural commodities without farm produce trading licenses. According to a press release made available to the Malawi News Agency by the Secretary For Agriculture, Irrigation And Water Development, Nyandule Phiri and…

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World Vision to Distribute 10.9 Million Mosquito Nets

World Vision Malawi (WVM) has announced that effective September,2018  it will distribute 10.9 million treated mosquito nets to 3.5 million households as one way of contributing to the reduction of incidences of malaria in the country. Speaking when presenting project activities to the district executive committee (DEC),  WVM District Project Officer for Blantyre, Evelyn Mwenda said malaria remains a major public health concern with prevalence rate of 24 percent. She said according to the Health Management Information System of…

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No Honeymoon in Simama

The Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) says it has to set very strict measures in ensuring that all teams that have expressed interest to compete in the 2018 Simama league have clear ownership as well as sound financial status. Out of a total of 30 teams which included those that finished in the top ten ranks in the 2017season, only six teams have been given a go ahead to participate in the 2018 Simama edition. NRFA General Secretary, Masiya…

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