Government pledges to work with the Church
The government has pledged to work with the Church and development partners to ensure promotion of quality education for nurses, midwives and other medical practitioners to achieve quality health services delivery. Vice President Everton Chimulirenji made the statement at St Luke’s Nursing and Midwifery College in Zomba Thursday during the graduation ceremony of 176 nurses and midwifery technicians. “We further commit our government to work with the Church for the betterment of Malawians,” Chimulirenji said. The vice president acknowledged...

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Cause of Robert Mugabe death revealed
Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe had advanced cancer, and had to be taken off chemotherapy treatment because it was no longer effective, before he died, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed. Hinting on the possible cause of Mugabe’s death for the first time, Mnangagwa said he intended to visit the former leader in Singapore, where he had been receiving treatment, after the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad), which was held in Yokohama, Japan, last month. Mnangagwa said this...

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Rab Processors partners with 2019 Blantyre City Marathon
By Duncan Mlanjira Rab Processors, have partnered with organizers of the 2019 Blantyre City Marathon scheduled for October 13 in which the company shall provide 1,000 bottles of Vital Premium purified still water in 500ml bottles. Rab Processors are also sponsors of the Southern Region Football League through their juice brand, ThumbsUp, as well providing training and match day with Vital Premium purified still water for the Malawi national football team. “We are a company so concerned with society’s...

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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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South Africa: Man, 20, Charged With Murder of Ukzn Student Sinethemba Ndlovu
A man who was arrested in connection with the murder of University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) student Sinethemba Ndlovu is expected to apply for bail next week, according to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The accused appeared in the Msinga Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a charge of murder. KZN NPA spokesperson Natasha Kara told News24 that the case was postponed to October 2 for the bail application. She added that the State would oppose the accused's release on bail....

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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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Mugabe’s body moved to rural home ahead of weekend burial
The remains of Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe who died early this month, have been moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of burial expected this weekend, his family said Friday. After weeks of wrangling between government and his family over the final resting place for the country's founding leader, the Mugabes have opted to entomb him at his birth place and rural home, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) west of the capital Harare. The body was...

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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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2019 FISD Challenge Cup champions to receive K20 million prize money
By Duncan Mlanjira This year’s FISD Challenge Cup champions will cart home a cool K20 million as prize money, up from K16 million which last year’s winners, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers received. This was disclosed last week at Football Association of Malawi’s Mpira Village in Blantyre by the sponsors’ Chief External Operations Affairs Manager, Jack Kujaliwa, who added that the runners-up will receive K7 million with K2 million each going to the losing semifinalists. There is also a starter...

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Professionals should be key ingredient in the equation of development in Malawi and Africa in general — Justice Ntaba
By Duncan Mlanjira In her key note address at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Malawi (ICAM) conference at Sun ‘n’ Sand Holiday Resort in Mangochi on Thursday evening, guest of honour High Court Judge Justice Zione Ntaba said professionalism should not only be evidenced through academic and professional papers but the output they can provide as a result of such glorious qualifications. “It is imperative that professionals should be the key ingredient in...

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