Rab Processors partners with Councillor Lipikwe in tree planting initiative

  By Duncan Mlanjira Beverage producers Rab Processors have donated ThumbsUp juice and Vital bottled water as refreshment for the tree planting exercise which Limbe Central Ward Councillor Gerald Lipikwe has organised scheduled for Wednesday, January 29. The exercise is also being done in collaboration with a youth-led non-governmental organization named Bright Minds of Tomorrow Organization (BMTO). “We are the citizens in his Ward,” said Rab Processors Sales Officer Julio Naelo. So when he approached us we thought it’s…

Read More

UK immigration will ‘put people before passports’ — PM Johnson tells African leaders

  Peter Walker, theguardian.com UK Prime Minister Hon. Boris Johnson has officially inaugurated the UK-Africa Investment Summit with a commitment to mobilise new, secure and substantial investment to create sustainable jobs, boost mutual prosperity, boost access to education, improve public services and give young people in Africa the opportunity to shape their own future. Malawi leader Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is among the African leaders invited to attend the summit which has brought together 21 African countries. Johnson promised…

Read More

Posted in International, National, News Comments Off on UK immigration will ‘put people before passports’ — PM Johnson tells African leaders
4 child rights NGOs condemn satirical cartoon in Malawi News that seems to normalize defilement of a minor

  By Duncan Mlanjira Plan International Malawi, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages Malawi and World Vision, under the banner of Child Rights Now Network, have joined hands to condemn a satirical cartoon that appeared in Malawi News that they say seems to normalize defilement of a minor. In the Achalume cartoon, by popular cartoonist Haswell Kunyenje, published in the Malawi News edition of 28th December 2019-3rd January 2020, depicts an adult man suggesting to his colleague that he…

Read More

Posted in National, News Comments Off on 4 child rights NGOs condemn satirical cartoon in Malawi News that seems to normalize defilement of a minor
Build back better after Cyclone Idai in Malawi

  By Francis Thawani, WFP Seventy four-year-old Anne Moyo from Mwanaboya Village in Nsanje District escaped the rage of Cyclone Idai and the floods that followed and without her participation in the World Food Programme (WFP)-supported Tapulumuka small-scale irrigation scheme, she would join hundreds of affected people in her area that sought food assistance. “Before the floods happened, I grew onions. I sold them and got over 200,000 kwacha (USD 270) with which I bought iron sheets,” Anne, who…

Read More

Posted in National, News Comments Off on Build back better after Cyclone Idai in Malawi
WFP remain committed on its quest to achieve Zero Hunger in 2020

  By Duncan Mlanjira World Food Programme (WFP) Malawi Country Director, Benoit Thiry says 2019 was a particularly challenging year for reaching their development goals with Cyclone Idai and Lean Seasons before and after the floods.  But going forward beginning 2020, Thiry says they remain committed on their quest to achieve Zero Hunger, and remain dedicated to collaborating with partners and establishing strong partnerships to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. “Thanks to the support of and…

Read More

Posted in National, News Comments Off on WFP remain committed on its quest to achieve Zero Hunger in 2020
Kottana Chidyaonga died of Termik poisoning, not from snake bite — autopsy report

  By Duncan Mlanjira A forensic autopsy done by expert Dr. Charles Dzamalala has concluded that 23-year-old Kottana Maria Chidyaonga of Lilongwe did not die after being bitten by a snake but rather from acute poisoning after consuming Termik. In his assessment, Dzamalala says based on the circumstances surrounding this death, this incidence of acute poisoning is most probably due to a homicidal act rather than suicidal or accident act. “This death was from unnatural. It was due to…

Read More

Posted in Health, National, News Comments Off on Kottana Chidyaonga died of Termik poisoning, not from snake bite — autopsy report
Malawi-China ties grow ever stronger

    By Xinhua Walking or driving in the main cities of Malawi, one would notice how these cities have changed significantly in terms of infrastructure and other aspects of development. For the past 12 years, Malawians have witnessed the emergence of world-class infrastructure such as high-quality roads, public stadiums, five-star hotels, mentioning but a few. These achievements, on the one hand, can be attributed to the hard efforts of Malawians. On the other, they are also due to…

Read More

CADECOM takes Inclusive Education to another level with fresh campaign on antenatal clinic attendance

  By Duncan Mlanjira Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM) has taken its Inclusive Education programme which it initiated in rural areas to another level by encouraging expectant mothers to conscientiously attend antenatal clinic sessions. This is one way the parents can avoid bearing children with disabilities because antenatal clinic sessions advises expectant mothers many ways on how to live a healthy life, among other things, through eating proper balanced diets.  Inclusive Education is an academic programme aimed at integrating children…

Read More

Posted in Education, Health, National, News Comments Off on CADECOM takes Inclusive Education to another level with fresh campaign on antenatal clinic attendance
Chinese-Malawi cultural exchanges fosters diplomatic partnership that exists between the two countries

  By Duncan Mlanjira The Chinese Embassy organised a colourful and mesmerising celebration of its Chinese New Year held at Malawi University of Science & Technology (MUST) in Thyolo on Tuesday, January 14 where Deputy Ambassador Wang Xiusheng said this tradition fosters the continued diplomatic partnership that exists between Malawi and China. Xiusheng said they decided to hold the event at MUST as opposed to having it in the Capital City in Lilongwe or Mzuzu as was being done…

Read More

Posted in Entertainment, National, News Comments Off on Chinese-Malawi cultural exchanges fosters diplomatic partnership that exists between the two countries
Kabwila still in custody; bail application ruling expected on Tuesday January 14

  By John Saukira Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate’s Syreen Yona Chirwa has reserved bail ruling for Jessie Kabwila untill tomorrow, January 14 at 9am. Kabwila is answering charges of inciting violence as well as insulting judges. During the hearing the State objected to the bail, saying once given bail Kabwila will continue committing crimes and they requested for protective custody. But Kabwila’s lawyer Khwima Ucizi agued that Kabwila has not yet committed any crime. Kabwila was arrested on Saturday night…

Read More

Posted in National, News, Politics Comments Off on Kabwila still in custody; bail application ruling expected on Tuesday January 14