High Court of Malawi finds Uladi Mussa and 4 others with case to answer on corruption

By Duncan Mlanjira The High Court in Lilongwe has found former Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Uladi Mussa and four others David H. Kwanjana, Pascal Rwasa, Peter Katasha and Esili Kubwimana with case to answer on all the charges that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) filed. The case is that on 25th September, 2015, the ACB received a complaint alleging that on 14th May, 2014, the Chief Immigration Officer granted Malawi Citizenship to Rwandan nationals using a file…

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MEC postpones Lilongwe South Constituency by-election due to growing insecurity and threats to its commissioners and staff

  By Duncan Mlanjira Due to growing insecurity and threats to its commissioners and staff, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has postponed the by-elections in Lilongwe South Constituency set for November 5 until further notice.  In a press statement issued on Tuesday, MEC says the commissioners and staff that were deployed to work in the constituency were being intimidated since the launch of the official campaign period on October 19. “The Malawi Electoral Commission met on Tuesday, 29 October,…

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Sunday’s Breast Care Ltd’s cancer awareness walk was also to raise funds for cancer victim

By Duncan Mlanjira The 5km breast cancer awareness walk, which Breast Care Malawi organised on Sunday, was also to help raise funds for a cervical cancer victim Sheila Watterson. Watterson also took part in the walk that started from Old Lucky Luciano near South End School along Chikwawa Road and headed past Catholic Institute (CI) to join Mahatma Gandhi Road all the way up to College of Medicine Sports Complex. There the route branched off into Mandala residential area…

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SADC warns on expected heat wave temperatures

  By Duncan Mlanjira Persistent temperatures in the range of 30oC to 35oC are expected in bulk of central Southern Africa  Development Community (SADC) in the next five days, says a statement issued by SADC Secretariat  on Monday, October 28. It says maximum temperatures reaching the heat wave thresholds are expected in central parts of SADC Region where it is expected to experience temperatures above 35oC over a consecutive period of three days and occasions where temperatures have a…

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MEC  sensitizes chiefs on the voter process

Erah Pinifolo, MEC Stringer The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has applauded the crucial role traditional leaders play in sensitizing their subjects on issues that affect and also work for them, hence saw the need to civic educate them on the voting process. MEC Commissioner Reverend Clifford Baloyi said this during a sensitization meeting with the traditional leaders in Matenje Ward in Kasungu North West Constituency where it is expected to hold by-elections on November 5. Commissioner Baloyi said they…

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Angry mob kill suspected cattle rustler in Dowa

By Maravi Express An angry mob at Mitembo Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa District have killed a suspected cattle rustler in the wee hours of Saturday, October 26. A report by Dowa Police public relations officer, Sub Inspector Gladson M’bumpha, indicate that Amon Phiri from Mitembo Village discovered that unknown criminals have opened his cattle kraal and stole one big ox. Phiri then alerted neighbours and made a follow up and they found the…

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Concerned young citizens leader swiftly responds to replace QECH’s broken down oxygen cyclinder

By Duncan Mlanjira Pemphero Mphande, leader of the Citizens of Progressive Action, has swiftly mobilized people to raise funds to replace a broken down oxygen cyclinder for the paedriatic emergency unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. Mphande said he had gone to Queens to check on a friend, Daniel Mumba, a Paedriatic Emergency Nurse Specialist, who had asked him to make a courtesy call to appreciate the challenges they face only to discover the medical personnel there…

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‘The evil that men do lives after them: The good is oft interred with their bones’ — the case of Kamuzu Banda

  Here is an address given by Professor Emeritus George Shepperson, C.B.E. after the annual lunch of the Friends of Malawi, East of England, at the Haycock Hotel, Wansford, UK on May 27, 1998): “It seems to me that anyone who partakes of a formal lunch, especially when properly lubricated, is entitled to expect of the post-luncheon speaker a little humour from time to time. I am afraid that I am going to disappoint you.  “Any humour which emerges in my…

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Malawi elected 2nd vice-chairperson of AU Specialised Technical Committee on ICT

By Duncan Mlanjira  Malawi has replaced South Africa as the 2nd Vice-Chairperson of the Africa Union Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Communication and Information Technology (ICT) during the third Ordinary Session held from October 22-25 in Sharm El Sheikh in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Minister of Information, ICT and Cvic Education, Mark Botomani, represented the Malawi at the conference which called on all AU member countries to build consensus on integrated connectivity roadmap, establish a continental cyber security…

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Kamuzu Academy Alumni asks for independent commission of inquiry into alleged sexual assault on Msundwe women

By Duncan Mlanjira Kamuzu Academy Alumni Association have asked the authorities to appoint an independent commission of inquiry in the investigation of alleged sexual and physical assault by a group of uniformed Police personnel innocent women and girls of Msundwe, M’bwatalika and Mpingu. In a press statement, the Alumni — while applauding the authorities following the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry by the Police to look into their own conduct — strongly feel that there is need for…

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