Malawi makes history by hosting world’s female pilots conference

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi has made history by being the first African country to ever host the high profile world conference for female pilots, named The Ninety-Nines (The 99s). This year, this international organisation for women pilots is celebrating its 90th Anniversary. In between their conference, the delegates have been on an excursion trip to the Mulanje Mountain and to Thyolo at Makandi Tea Estate and factory done on Friday, a day after their arrival. The pilots have since…

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Nurses organisation hails Lucy Kadzamira as no ordinary nurse

  By Duncan Mlanjira The National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (NONM) has described murdered Lucy Kadzamira, a retired nurse, as a pillar of wisdom to the nursing and midwifery sector in Malawi and Africa. Police are investigating the murder of Kadzamira, who was discovered dead in her home at Area 47 in Lilongwe. “NONM joins the nursing and midwifery members, leaders, family, and the public in mourning Dr Lucy Kadzamira, the retired nurse and midwife and…

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Premier Security advises residents to be careful when employing domestic workers following murder of Lucy Kadzamira

By Duncan Mlanjira Following the murder of Lucy Kadzamira in Lilongwe, private security firm, Premier Security has come up with an independent report in which it recommends that residents should take their time in employing domestic workers and should vet with the police to avoid what happened. The Police investigating the murder of Kadzamira, who was staying alone and it has been established that the first suspect, Arafat Gonani, 21, was Kadzamira’s gardener since August this year. Premier Security…

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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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