Malawi Muslims congratulate Jabber Alide over his appointment as High Court Judge

By Bright Malenga, malawimuslim.com Muslims in the country have congratulated Jabbar Alide over his appointment as High Court Judge, the first Muslim to ascend to such a high post of the judiciary. Justice Alide is among the three High Court Judges appointed by President Peter Mutharika a few weeks ago and took oath of office on Thursday at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre. The Muslim community is advising Justice Alide to be apolitical when discharging duties and that God may…

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COVID-19: Malawian Asian Business Community rolls out partial lockdown; violators warned of K500,000 fine

By Duncan Mlanjira In response to the pressing and urgent need to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Asian Business Community (ABC) of Blantyre, Limbe and Zomba has rolled out a partial lockdown of 14 days that was effected from midnight of Thursday April 9 for a period of 14 days ending April 23. A statement from ABC COVID-19 Taskforce chairperson Faizal Aboo said the decision came about after extensive discussions and deliberations with business captains, saying…

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Mzimba Admarc set to buy crops on Tuesday; Illegal tobacco vendor arrested in Kasungu

By Everister Lungu & Vincent Khonje, MANA Manager for Mzimba District Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc), Austin has said the organization would start buying crops from farmers in the district on Tuesday. Gamphani said they are set to purchase crops at government set prices of K200 for maize and K300 for soya per 1 kilogram. He also said Mbelwa District Council is anticipating to buy 60 tonnes which will be enough to feed the whole of the district. …

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COVID-19: Nurses suspend boycott from unsafe working environment

  Maravi Express National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (NONM) has advised its membership that after consultation with the Ministry of Health and Population, it has decided to suspend the boycott from unsafe working environment the body institute on April 7. A statement from NONM president, Shouts Galang’anda Simeza said the organisation has since received information and confirmations from various health facilities that personal protection equipment (PPEs) have been duly delivered and that some facilities will be…

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NRB sets up national ID registration equipment at registration centres

By Jordan Simeon-Phiri & Elijah Phompho, MEC Stringers National Registration Bureau (NRB) has finally heeded the call that the Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament made a week ago to have national ID registration centres closer to people to enable them to register. During a visit by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson, Justice Jane Ansah SC at Mitole Primary School in Chikwawa North Constituency where she inspected voter registration exercise, it transpired that the absence of NRB services was preventing people without…

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COVID-19: Civil Society Education Coalition encourages parents to encourage school study momentum amongst learners

  By Duncan Mlanjira As schools are on forced holidays in observance of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) preventive measures specifically to limit social gatherings that the State President directed last month, Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC) has been on an awareness campaign to impress on parents to encourage school study momentum amongst learners. The campaign, using mobile public address system, has been carried out in five districts — Mzuzu, Mzimba, Dowa, Mangochi and has just been concluded in Blantyre this…

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Bloodsucking is but just a myth: Police strongly warn vigilantes against mob justice

Malawi News Agency Police in Mchinji District have said the blood sucking myth making rounds in the district still remains an allegation, following its extensive investigation to determine if indeed anyone had ever fallen victim to such claims. A press release made available Saturday, Mchinji Police Station public relations officer (PRO) Kondwani Kandiado said they are still investigating the issue and lamented cases of innocent people in the district being tortured and wounded on the pretext that they are…

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Kuyokwa and 183 others petition High Court to declare all MPs deemed as not duly elected

Maravi Express Frank Kuyokwa and 183 others have taken Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to the High Court demanding all Members of Parliament elected during the May 2019 tripartite elections be deemed not to have been duly elected. The application also demands that all seats of the Legislators in the Malawi Parliament be declared vacant and that the fresh presidential elections ordered to be conducted by the High Court of Malawi sitting as a Constitutional Court be conducted concurrently with…

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Reserve Bank announces additional measures with regard to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus

By Duncan Mlanjira Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has announced additional measures in response to some of the directives made by President Peter Mutharika on April 4, with regard to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus and mitigating the effects thereof. RBM, which is the Registrar of Financial Institutions, has agreed with the Bankers Association of Malawi (BAM) that the commercial banks: (i) Immediately provide a three-month moratorium on interest and principal repayments for loans by borrowers; (ii) Restructure and refinance or…

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A Forex Bureau teller at the centre of exposing wrong person as one of COVID-19 Blantyre case

By Duncan Mlanjira A message and an accompanying voice note have gone viral on social media, whose source is from a Forex Bureau teller, that identifies a business lady in Lunzu as being one of the three that the Minister of Health & Population Jappie Mhango announced on Tuesday as being new confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). But the business lady (name withheld) says this is just a matter of mistaken identity and that the message has put her…

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