Malawian woman arrested at KIA, found with 8 KGs of apomophine drugs.

Police at Kamuzu International airport on Sunday the 6th October 2019 arrested Harriet Namate after being found attempting exporting 8 kilograms of Apomophine drug. The suspect who is a business lady from Zomba was expected to board an Ethiopian airways to Mumbai India. The suspect Harriet was quizzed by the police detective who were scanning the final security check point in the lounge. The drugs were found her in luggage. Meanwhile the suspect is under police custody pending further…

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Ministry of Health rapid response team swiftly rules out Ebola scare in Karonga

By Duncan Mlanjira A rapid response team from the Ministry of Health has swiftly ruled out a suspected case of Ebola in Karonga on Sunday when a 37-year-old Malawian male presented himself with haemorrhagic symptoms similar to Ebola at Kaporo Rural Hospital. The rapid response team travelled to the health centre and conducted investigations that came up with the result Ebola negative. The report says the case is not in line with Ebola case definition and the conclusion being…

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Four Nsundwe suspects charged with murder

Four of the people who were arrested on Tuesday at Msundwe, on the outskirts of Lilongwe, were Fby the Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Frank Mastone, aged 28, Kondwani Chisindo, 23, Godfrey Banda, 30, and Licktone Mtiche, 30, who did not take plea on Friday, were among 44 suspects who were arrested after Police Mobile Service (MBS) Superintendent Usumani Imedi was brutally murdered at Msundwe as he was trying to restore order during a protest by a…

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PAC urges demonstrators to respect human life sanctity

By Duncan Mlanjira Following the killing of Police Mobile Service Superintendent Usumani Imedi, who was team leader during violent protest at Msundwe in Lilongwe on October 8 along Mchinji-Lilongwe road, has appealed for public calm and the respect for  mechanisms  for  conflict management  and  resolutions  rather than  opting  for  violent  acts in addressing grievances. In a press statement issued by PAC co-signed by its chairperson, The Very Reverend Dr. Felix Chingota and publicity secretary, Rev. Fr. Peter Mulomole, says…

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UN Human Rights add voice on condemnation of violent protests

By Duncan Mlanjira The United Nations Human Rights has written an open letter to the Malawian government over the rising violence during demonstration protests, saying there is a serious risk the situation will spiral out of control. The letter, signed by spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Rupert Colville on Friday, urges the Malawi government and other involved stakeholders to urgently engage in a genuine and meaningful dialogue to address the political, social and…

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DoDMA reviews national disaster risk management communication strategy with stakeholders

By Duncan Mlanjira The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) and various Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders converged in Salima on Wednesday and Thursday for a working session aimed at finalising the review of the National Disaster Risk Management Communication Strategy. DoDMA’s Chief Mitigation Officer, Dr. Stern Kita said the review was aimed at incorporating emerging climate and disaster risk management issues into the strategy, while also reviewing the progress that has been made since the strategy was developed…

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Concerned young citizens to hold vigil at Indian Embassy in fresh campaign against election of Mahatma Gandhi statue

By Duncan Mlanjira Concerned grouping, Citizens of Progressive Action, plan to hold a one-day vigil at the Indian Embassy in Lilongwe on October 25 as fresh protest against the recent decision by the Indian government to still go ahead with plans to elect a statue of Mahatma Gandhi despite earlier public rejection. At a press briefing on Friday at Alendo Hotel in Blantyre, the groupings Chief Operations Strategist, Pemphero Mphande, said they have decided to take this course of action…

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CHIMULILENJI PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE SLAIN POLICE OFFICER.

State vice president Rt Hon Everton Chimulilenji on Thursday visited the home of slain police officer Usumani Imedi in Mangochi to condole the bereaved family and pay tribute to the fallen cop. The State Vice President of Malawi said a loss of an officer is a loss to the whole country. ‘Usumani was a very hard working policeman and that can be evidenced by how he died, he died trying to restore peace.’ The vice president said government appreciates…

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Man convicted for 2 years for illegal electricity connections; or pay K2.2 million fine

Lumbadzi First Grade Magistrate Court has convicted and convicted a 38-year-old Davie Kade to pay a fine of K2.2 million or in default to serve a sentence of 24 months imprisonment with hard labour after finding him guilty of illegal ESCOM electricity connections.  Kade, who hails from Mtimaukanena Village, T/A Mkukula in Dowa District, was arrested in November 2018 after he had illegally connected ESCOM power supply without a meter to a total of 27 houses at Lumbadzi Trading…

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Malawi: AfDB approves $13.2m for sustainable fisheries, others

The African Development Bank Group, AfDB, has approved a $13.2 million financing package from the African Development Fund for a fisheries and aquaculture development project in Malawi. The Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture Development, and Watershed Management project will provide infrastructure for increased fisheries productivity and market access. Board approval for the project was granted on 2 October 2019. The project is expected to contribute to nutritious diets, boost employment along the fish value chain, and build climate resilience along major…

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