People warn each other on recurring syndicate of fraudsters using mobile digital system to swindle people

  By Duncan Mlanjira People are warning each other on social media that there is a syndicate of fraudsters who are swindling people through mobile money digital system and it is suspected the culprits operate within prison walls. According to sources that Nyasa Times has talked to, the crooks are very cunning in that they call when least expected, saying they were calling from TNM or Airtel for Know Your Customer (KYC) updates and they ask people to open…

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November 5 by-elections ballot papers arrive Friday

By Duncan Mlanjira The ballot papers and other polling materials for the November 5 by-elections for Matenje Ward in Kasungu Lilongwe South Constituency will arrive at Kamuzu International Airport on Friday, November 1 through an Emirates flight EK9747 at 3.05pm. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says in a statement that ballot papers and supporting documents for Matenje Ward in Kasungu will be taken straight to Kasungu while those for for the postponed Lilongwe South Constituency will be taken to…

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Ministry of Health advises public on heatwave safety measures

By Duncan Mlanjira As many parts of the country are experiencing excessive high temperatures, the Ministry of Health and Population has observed that this has had various negative health impacts on human health and it has issued safety measures for the public to follow.    MoH, through Dr Dan Namarika, Secretary for Health and Population, advises the public to keep their living space cool and to keep checking the room temperature between 8-10am and from 13hrs up to 22hrs. “Ideally,…

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Canadian couple raising awareness for Malawian charity Women at Heart Foundation

By Duncan Mlanjira Five years after leaving Malawi on secondment at Malawi Union of Savings & Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO), a Canadian couple, Karen and Blair McBride still have fond memories of The Warm Heart of Africa and have maintained touch with those they were closer with. Whilst in the country, they assisted an ambitious work colleague, Jovitta Likishoni Sakwiya to realize her dream of setting up a charity, ‘Woman at Heart Foundation’, with an aim of helping orphaned and…

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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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