Pillar of Israel Sleeps – Gogo Gome Nyasulu no more
Mrs Gome Nyasulu has died. The prolific composer of most Dorcas songs, gospels and spirituals died peacefully early this morning. She was an octogenarian  senior citizen. Gogo Gome Nyasulu was awarded a medal of excellence by Bright Malopa's our people our pride in 2011 for her incredible and exceptional achievements in the service of others through the composition of music for the Dorcas in her church. Her songs are today classic gospels in many churches too. In her reaction...

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Lions Clubs International Second Vice President visits Malawi State Vice President
State Vice President Right Honourable Everton Herbert Chimulirenji, on Tuesday interacted with The  Second Vice President of Lions Club International, Mr Brian Sheehan and his wife Lori at his area 12 residence. They were on a three day visit to Malawi to appreciate some projects which the charity International  Organisation has implemented in Malawi. The Vice President has commended Lions Club for its charity work in Malawi which has improved lives of many in the areas of health and...

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The duke of Sussex Arrives in Malawi
The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, has arrived in the reception hall at Nalikule College of Education and is being taken through activities undertaken in Malawi by the Campaign for Female Education. Amongst other places, he is expected to visit Liwonde National Park and meet a British Military unit in Malawi which is working alongside the local rangers to help combat the threat of illegal wildlife trade. He will also witness an anti-poaching demonstration exercise conducted jointly by local...

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Zomba Forest Lodge sponsors youths and church choir to record environment conservation awareness songs
By Duncan Mlanjira In its bid to raise the bar in the awareness campaign towards the conservation of the environment and ecosystem of the pristine Zomba Plateau, Zomba Forest Lodge has sponsored a local youth village hip-hop band, The Dreamers, and a church choir, Maguba Salvation Singers to record songs on this initiative. Zomba Forest Lodge administers a conservation project called The Reforestation of the Environment and Ecosystem of Zomba (TREEZ) that started a few years ago, to arrest...

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MEC calls on parties to submit names of monitors for November 5 by-elections
By Duncan Mlanjira In preparation for the November 5 by-elections in Lilongwe South Constituency and Matenje Ward in Kasungu North West Constituency the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is requesting all political parties, aspiring candidates and civil society organizations to submit names of their monitors and observers to the respective MEC district offices. A communique signed by MEC’s Chief Elections Officer, Sam Alfandika, says names of the aspirants should be submitted using form REG.014 which can be obtained from the...

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Malawi College of Medicine Professor Muula lodges complaint to Police IG over teargassing hospital
By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi College of Medicine lecturer, Professor Adamson S. Muula has lodged a complaint to Malawi Police Service Inspector General Duncan Mwapasa over his officers overzealous action of dispersing demonstrators by teargas those that had fled into the compound of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Hospital (QECH) on Tuesday September 24. The police action greatly affected the referral hospital’s patients, staff and guardians and Professor Muula says he is requesting that such adventurous actions by some police officers...

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World Bank Approves $57 Million Equivalent in Support of Mozambique and Malawi Regional Interconnector Project
WASHINGTON, September 17, 2019— The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group today approved a total of $57 million equivalent for the Mozambique-Malawi Regional Interconnector Project. The project will interconnect the Mozambique and Malawi transmission systems to enable both countries to engage in bilateral and regional power trade in the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). Of this amount, Mozambique will receive $42 million equivalent as an International Development Association (IDA) grant. Malawi will receive a $15 million...

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First Lady visits World Vision in New York
New York, September 26, 2019: First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has commended World Vision for uplifting lives of Malawians through various programmes. Such programmes include health, agriculture, food security, education, economic development, child protection, water and sanitation. Mutharika said this on Thursday during her visit to World Vision offices in New York where she addressed the organisation’s executives. “My visit today is to appreciate your office and also convey my appreciation to various US sponsors who are contributing to Malawi’s...

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Malawi’s Judge Mwale provides expertise to development of UN legal toolkit that that touches on mothers accused of crimes 
By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi’s High Court Judge, Justice Fiona Mwale was amongst high profile judicial officers and other stakeholders at a meeting that took place at the Thailand Institute of Justice in Bangkok, Thailand organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) early this month that reviewed and revised a toolkit that provides gender responsive alternatives to imprisoning mothers who serve prison sentences with their young children.   This is a common phenomenon all over the...

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Lumumba implores South Africans to live in harmony with the rest of Africa
By Duncan Mlanjira  Staunch Pan-Africanist, Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba from Kenya condemns the xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa and pleaded with them to live in harmony with the foreign nationals in their country, saying Africa is one and each and every country should depend on each other. Lumumba said this at the 2019 Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) annual conference on Saturday at Sun ‘n’ Sand Holiday Resort where he was a guest speaker, saying...

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