Egypt Condoles Malawi for Fallen Soldiers

Egypt has condoled Malawi for loss of six Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers who died last week whilst on a peacekeeping mission in DRC. “I have received with great shock and deep sorrow the sad news of the heinous attack that occurred on November 15, in North Kivu during the joint operations carried out by the MONUSCO and the government forces,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry in a statement. “I would like on behalf of the Egyptian…

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Sad Week: MDF Soldiers Killed in DRC

The Malawi Defence Force ( MDF) has announced the deaths of four soldiers who have been killed in line of duty in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) under the force Intervention Brigade (FIB). In a press statement released in Lilongwe and signed by MDF Public Information Officer, Major Paul. Chiphwanya, the deceased are: Sergent Steven Kambalame, Private Chauncy Chitete, private Benjamin Nsongela and private Simplex Taferakaso. The release further says the late sergeant Steven Kambalame aged 38 was based…

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Mutharika Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

As the world commemorates 100 years since the end of the First World War 1 on November 11, 1918, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Sunday led the Malawi Nation in commemorating the event which was held at the War Memorial Tower in Lilongwe. The function, which saw the soldiers and police clad in their uniform, was colorfully conducted to honour the fallen war heroes who died during the first and second world wars. Spokesperson of the Malawi Defence…

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Mutharika Schools UN on Gender-Based Violence

President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday took time to provide free lessons to the United Nation’s HeForShe program on how to deal with gender-based violence. As a HeForShe champion, Mutharika was among fellow champions that attended UN HeForShe Impact Summit which was launching groundbreaking global solutions for gender equality report at the UN General Assembly. “The fight against gender based violence must always take an integrated approach. The first thing we need to do is to create a legal framework…

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Mutharika Tells UN to Stop Hypocrisy

President Peter Mutharika has told the United Nations to stop hypocrisy and preaching democracy when the organization is failing to live to the tenets it preaches. In a bold address delivered on Tuesday at the UN Headquarters in New York, Mutharika attacked the UN for treating Africa as an inferior member of the organization. Among others, he said Africa does not have permanent seats with veto on the UN Security Council despite recommendations made in 2005. “Why should we…

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Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work has died at the age of 80 peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness. His wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side during his last days. Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world. During his distinguished career and leadership of…

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Anti-Trafficking Body Pleads For Victim Shelters

People Saving Girls at Risk, a local non – governmental organization fighting against exploitation of girls and women in all forms of sex trafficking in the country, has called on government to establish shelters of trafficked victims to ensure their care and protection. Board chairperson for the organization, Margaret Ali made the appeal on Tuesday during a press briefing in Blantyre as part of commemoration for World Day against Trafficking in Persons which falls on July 30 each year….

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UN Ask for Speed Prosecution of Albino Killers

UN Women has expressed concern over the continued delays in prosecuting people in involved to conspiracy to murder, abduction and possession of human bones in the country. The UN Women representative to Malawi, Clara Anyangwe who represented UN Coordinator to a expressed the concern during press briefing on Tuesday in a head of International day of Albinism which fall on June 13, but the country is to celebrate the day on June 23,2018 in Karonga. She observed that the…

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Journos Urged to Support Women in Politics

As the country is expecting to go to polls in May, 2019, UN Women, through “He-for-She”–a movement for gender equality, is lobbying journalists to promote women participation in politics. Speaking in Mulanje District on Monday when the NGO held a meeting with various stakeholders in elections, UN Women He-for-She Specialist, Habiba Osman said journalists have a crucial role to play in ensuring that women not only participate in all levels of the electoral process, but that they are also…

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UN Women in ‘He for She’ Campaign

United Nations (UN) Women have called on men to be in forefront supporting women to be elected in different leadership positions in society, as a way of empowering them and enhancing their participation in politics. The UN Women said issues of women empowerment have been on the ground for some time now and thought of engaging men to fight for and support women who are aspiring for various political and any other decision-making positions in their community. Taking on…

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