DPP pledges to construct terraces inside Karonga Stadium as it touts more development in the district

By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer Secretary general for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Grezelder Jeffrey — who is also deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development — has pledged football lovers in Karonga to construct terraces inside Karonga Stadium for spectators to comfortably watch matches. Jeffrey said this at a campaign rally at Karonga Freedom Park on Saturday after whistle stop tours done at Chiweta, Uliwa, Nyungwe and Lupembe, led by DPP) led by the party’s vice-president (North),…

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DPP accused of frustrating opposition rallies by arranging parallel meetings

By Elijah Phompho, MEC Stringer  Former president Joyce Banda has blamed the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for frustrating opposition political campaign rallies by arranging parallel meetings, which has the potential to fuel political violence among supporters that can destabilize the upcoming  elections. President Joyce Banda, who is also the leader for People’s Party (PP) that is in Tonse Alliance alongside other nine opposition parties, said DPP is not ready for the fresh presidential elections as it is aware it is heading towards defeat…

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Malawi at crossroads to either choose to save or destroy it — Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Letter

By Duncan Mlanjira In their Pastoral Letter released on Sunday, Catholic Bishops say Malawi is at crossroads to either choose to save or destroy it but the most urgent task before the people is to choose a leader who can rescue it from further deterioration.  The Letter says the forthcoming fresh presidential election provides people with an opportunity to choose a leader who can save the country from collapsing and who can turn it into a unified, orderly and…

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Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Letter says COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how health care service is under-resourced

By Duncan Mlanjira The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has exposed how under-resourced Malawi’s health system is in terms of infrastructure, equipment and personnel.  This is contained in the Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Letter which was released on Sunday and says this deteriorating health system has happened because for a long time the country’s leaderships have not put enough resources into the system and some of the little that has been put into it has been misused.  “In addition, there was over…

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MultiChoice partners with One Africa Global Foundation on COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert

Maravi Express As part of efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, MultiChoice has partnered with One Africa Global Foundation for a continental broadcast of the COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert on Sunday, May 31 from 20:00hrs CAT on Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 and GOtv channel 2). The One Africa Global Foundation, the development arm of One Africa Global, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization working for the social development of vulnerable and less…

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CCJP sinks in on Shire Valley Transformation Programme to curb gender based violence

By Duncan Mlanjira In a bid to mitigate the adverse social impact of the Shire Valley Transformation Programme that is expected to being with it an influx of migrant workers, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Chikwawa has launched a multi-million kwacha project aimed at curbing gender based violence (GBV). The project, launched on Friday, comes against the backdrop that major civil works like the Shire Valley Transformation Programme, as it brings  migrant workers, eventually exacerbates…

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Prophet Bushiri fires seven ‘rogue’ pastors, suspends five

By Aubrey Mothombeni, sundayworld.co.za Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has expelled seven of his foreign pastors and suspended five others pending an investigation, after accusing them of rebelling against him and his leadership. Bushiri ‘s decision is contained in a leaked audio recording which was shared by the church’s branch leaders and pastors across the country, in which Bushiri states that the pastors created a private WhatsApp group, where they were plotting a serious rebellion…

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Minister of Finance proposing to completely waive off duty on vehicles bought by ministers and MPs

By Duncan Mlanjira Minister of Finance Joseph Mwanamveka is planning amend the Regulations under the Customs and Excise (Tariffs) Order so that motor vehicles bought duty free by cabinet ministers and Members of Parliament be disposed of without payment of duty upon expiry of the term of office. He has since written to the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) last Thursday (May 21) advising it that this will be applied beginning with the 2019-24 cohort of Ministers and Members of…

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Muslim Youth United describes police officers as heroes and heroines

By Duncan Mlanjira Muslim Youth United, which adopted and takes care of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Queens) neurosurgical and orthopaedic wards of the Pediatric section, has described Malawi Police officers as heroes and heroines for the national services they render. As one way of appreciating the work they do, the philanthropy group visited Muslim police officers at their training school at Kanjedza in Limbe on Friday where they presented food packs as well as treating them to dinner. This…

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Four ways to combat malaria in Africa in times of COVID-19

Analysis by Ifeanyi Nsofor, allAfrica.com Globally there are more than 5.1 million cases of COVID-19 with most cases currently in high income countries. The U.S. and Europe are responsible for 72% of COVID-19 cases, 63% of recoveries and 82% of deaths.  As of Friday, May 22, confirmed cases from 55 African countries has reached 99,976 with reported deaths reaching 3,094 and recoveries 39,335. South Africa has the most reported cases — 19,137, with deaths numbering 369. Other most-affected countries…

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