Mutharika Appeals to CSOs to Consider Dialogue

Malawi President Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika has appealed to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the country to give dialogue a chance and not rush to the streets for demonstrations. Mutharika made the remarks at Kamuzu International Airport on Monday on his return from the United States of America (USA) where he attended the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The remarks were made in direct reference to the demonstrations that the CSOs under the banner of Human Rights Defenders…

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66-Year-Old Man Commits Suicide After Being Denied Sex

A 66-year-old man in Ntchisi has committed suicide by hanging himself in his tobacco shed after  a disagreement with his wife over conjugal rights. The deceased identified as Palamulani Chika of Dzama Village in the area of Traditional Authority in the district was  reported to have engaged the wife in a quarrel in their house after she allegedly refused to have sex with him. According to Ntchisi Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Gladson M’bumpha the incident occured on Friday,5th October…

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DPP Supporters to Accord Mutharika Heroic Welcome

Democratic Progressive Party supporters are planning to paint Lilongwe  with blue, as Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika returns home from United State Of America, where he had gone for the 73rd UNGA session and other official engagements. President Mutharika is scheduled to return home today from New York through Kamuzu International Airport at 16:00 hours. Speaking to members of the Media in New York, Professor Mutharika said the trip was a great success and he hopes for the best…

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Speaker Msowoya in Nepotism-Gate

Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Karonga Nyungwe, says he will not contest in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, and is instead passing the mantle to his daughter Luwani. He said Luwani, 25, happened to be the only one ready for the challenge as his other children, including his son, are occupied with other responsibilities. “I have done my part and I think is time for young people to take over,”…

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Kamuzu Stadium to Host Carlsberg Cup Final: Nomads Ready to Face Masters

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced the venue for the 2018 Carlsberg Cup Final scheduled to take place on October 20, 2018. After facing cup final drought for two years, Kamuzu Stadium is set to host the Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security clash. FAM’s Competition Manager, Gomegzani Zakazaka confirmed the venue for the finals on Sunday. Nomads reached this stage after beating Hangover 3-0 on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium courtesy of goals from Stanley Sanudi, Joseph Kamwendo…

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Warning to MCP,UTM

Last week, I travelled to the remotest areas of Malawi. I need to define remote. The term remote does not necessarily denote depraved. Take Emfeni or Hoho, for example, in Mzimba about 150 kilometres (km) and 190 km, respectively, from Lilongwe. They are rural areas—by all standards. They are several kilometres away from what is conventionally regarded as urban (town, municipality or city) where residents enjoy public amenities and pay city rates. But Hoho, for example, has electricity, thanks…

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Chilima Slapped With 18-Months Jail Term for Bicycle Theft

Chitipa First Grade Magistrate Court Thursday convicted and sentenced a 22 year- old man, Happy Chilima to 18 months imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for stealing his father’s bicycle. State Prosecutor Sergeant Haniphe Mwanza told the court that Chilima stole the bicycle on the midnight of September 30, 2018 and sold it at Chitipa Boma at K30, 000. Haniphe asked the court to mete out a stiffer punishment to Chilima to deter others from committing the same type of…

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Dedza Man In For Rape

Police in Dedza are keeping in custody a 19 year old boy, Miki Levison for allegedly breaking into a house of a married woman at night and raping her while her husband and twin kids were fast asleep beside her. Dedza Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Constable Cassim Manda confirmed the incident that happened on Tuesday night. He said the unsuspecting 36 year old woman (name withheld) mistook Levison for her husband but was later surprised by the body…

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Govt Committed to Support Elderly

Deputy Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Clement Mukumbwa says government has put in place more programs and policies aimed at supporting the elderly to live a happy life in Malawi. Mukumbwa said this on Friday during the commemoration of the International Day of Older Persons at Goliati Primary School ground in Thyolo. The deputy minister said some of the programs and polices include protection of the rights of the elderly and improving their livelihoods through social…

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No Sacred Cows in DPP Primaries

The Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has hinted that it will not shield any candidate during the party’s primary elections scheduled to start on October 8, 2018. DPP Secretary General Grezelder Jeffrey said this Friday during a media briefing in Lilongwe a head of the Party’s primary elections in northern region districts. She said the Party’s’ National Governing Council (NGC) had agreed in their last meeting that no candidate should be shielded by the party machinery during the primary…

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