Justice Minister Mvalo attending review of Malawi’s human rights record to be examined by UN Universal Periodic Review

By Duncan Mlanjira Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Titus Mvalo is leading a Malawi delegation to observe the review of Malawi’s human rights record in Geneva to be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) working group on Tuesday, November 3. This will be the third reveries for Malawi — the first was in November 2010 and the other in May 2015. At a press briefing two weeks ago, Mvalo said Malawi has been…

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MP Lipipa inspired: Set to join Mayor Ndipo in Yohane Banda Foundation’s Blantyre to Zomba fundraising Big Walk for welfare of street kids

By Duncan Mlanjira In a show of solidarity, Blantyre City South Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Noel Lipipa is set to join Blantyre City Mayor, Councillor Wild Ndipo in the noble cause that NGO Yohane Banda Foundation has organised — the Blantyre to Zomba Big Walk on November 7 to fundraise for the welfare of street kids. Lipipa says he felt it duty bound to join the Mayor and the other participants because, as MP for Blantyre City South…

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Technology, social media impact has made conventional football reporting irrelevant—media consultant

Football Journalists Association Media consultant, Hastings Ndebvu has said football journalists need to adapt to to digital changes of reporting the beautiful game in cognizance that the ever-growing changes in technology and the impact of social media has rendered irrelevant the conventional way of reporting. In his presentation as the main facilitator of a day-long workshop held at Red Zebra in Salima on Saturday organised by Football Journalists Association (FJA), Ndebvu said the industry is at a point where…

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Ministry of Health loses important health management data collected since March

By Duncan Mlanjira The Ministry of Health has lost important database that was collected since March this year after the server for the Health Management Information System (HMIS) crashed. A notice from Secretary of Health, Dr. Charles Mwansambo dated October 28, says the HMIS internet platform for the Ministry, which was operating on DHIS2 server, experienced “an incident” on October 2 and in the process of maintenance and restoration, it was discovered that the backup database was corrupted, resulting…

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