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Zambia: Opposition wants Agriculture Minister probed over Zambian maizegate
Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Opposition United Progressive People (UPP) party in Zambia has petitioned Chief Justice Irene Mambilima, asking him to set up a tribunal to probe the Minister of Agriculture, Dora Siliya, implicated in the US$34.5 million Zambia-Malawi maize exportation scandal, known as (...)
[Panapress] 21/02/2017

 
Africa: The Plucky African Film Industry Defying the Odds
[African Arguments] Thousands of miles from the glamour and riches of the Western film industry, determined filmmakers in Malawi are winning hearts and acclaim as they Make Mollywood.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

 
Lilongwe: A Worst City Of Waste
Somewhere in Area 25A in Lilongwe behind the Chibuku Tavern’s brick fence stretches a patch of garbage roughly measuring 500 square metres. It almost blocks the entire road that branches to Bvunguti School past the market before joining the tarmac road. The stench from the garbage is so (...)
[Malawi Voice] 20/02/2017

 
Dausi Commends MACRA For Professionalism
The Minister of Information, Communication and Technology has commended the Malawi Regulatory Authority (MACRA) for being professional in executing its duties of providing checks and balances as well as issuance of broadcasting licenses. Nicholas Dausi made the remarks on Monday in Blantyre (...)
[Malawi Voice] 20/02/2017

Moral Decay At Gospel Shows Worries Malawians
Some gospel music fanatics across the country have bemoaned lack of moral values allegedly seen at gospel shows in the country of late. Some patrons of the show say it is hard to differentiate a gospel show to a secular show these days because what happens at gospel shows almost surpasses what (...)
[Malawi Voice] 20/02/2017

Justice James Kalaile Dares Malawian Lawyers On Integrity…”You Must Have Client’s Best Interest At Heart
Retired judge James Kalaile has called for integrity and professionalism among legal practitioners in the country. Kalaile said this during the opening of an intensive seminar on best practices for lawyers currently underway in Blantyre. It has been organised by legal firm Excellence Law (...)
[Malawi Voice] 20/02/2017

New LL Mayor Pressurises LL City Council CEO To Fire 100 Labourers, Replaces Them With 200 MCP Supporters
Lilongwe’s newly-elected mayor, Desmond Bikoko, has unleashed a partisan display by forcing the council’s chief executive officer Moza Zeleza to fire 100 labourers who he suspects are Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members. The council has since replaced them with 200 labourers whose only (...)
[Malawi Voice] 20/02/2017

MRA Justifies 16.5% VAT On Water
The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) Friday justified the Value Added Tax (VAT) accrued to water saying without it consumers would be paying hefty bills for the utility to foot the suppliers’ production expenses. The Authority disclosed this at a national interface with Civil Society Organizations (...)
[Malawi Voice] 19/02/2017

Phalombe District Assembly In Cashgate…DDF Funds Being Abused
Government funds are abused in Phalombe through District Development Fund (DDF) projects as some of the projects are failing to materialize due to substandard workmanship and poor management of the projects by people responsible, Malawi News Agency has learnt. This was revealed Friday, after a (...)
[Malawi Voice] 19/02/2017

Malawi: How Madonna Managed to Adopt African Children
[Legalbrief] Perhaps you are a bit uneasy about high profile adoptions of African children by international celebrities? Perhaps you've read about their generous donations to special causes that seem to smooth the way for adoptions and wonder whether the welfare of the children involved is a (...)
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

MBC Receives US$ 620,000 Grant From Japan For The Improvement of Television Broadcasting Equipment
Japanese government Friday provided a grant of US$ 620,000 to Malawi government to assist in the improvement of Television Broadcasting equipment and Japanese Television programmes to the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). Receiving the grant in Lilongwe, Minister of Finance, Economic (...)
[Malawi Voice] 19/02/2017

Malawi: Minister Slammed Over 'Tribalistic' Remarks On Maizegate
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Law Society of Malawi (MLS) has sharply criticised embattled Agriculture minister George Chaponda for his regionalism and tribalistic remarks over his maizegate scandal.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Galafa And Ndyani To Benefit From Writivism’s 2017 Writers’ Mentoring Program
Beaton Galafa and Peter-Paul Ndyani, a Malawian writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction and legal practitioner respectively, have emerged as two of the 29 successful emerging writers who will benefit from the 2017 Writivism mentoring programme – done by a multi-talented pool of published and (...)
[Malawi Voice] 18/02/2017

Malawi Muslims Attack Banks…Condemns High Bank Interest Rates
The Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has bemoaned high interest rates that Banks are offering saying this is fostering incidents of property repossession by banks and other lending agencies. MAM Secretary General Alhaj Twaibu Lawe sounded the outcry in an interview with Malawi News Agency (...)
[Malawi Voice] 17/02/2017

Mangochi Youths Celebrate The Coming Of Technical College…Thousands Apply
District Commissioner (DC) for Mangochi James Manyetera says the district has received an overwhelming response of youth applications to be admitted into the Mangochi Community Technical College expected to open its doors late next month. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (...)
[Malawi Voice] 17/02/2017

MRA Surpasses Target By MK37.7bn… Takes ‘Everyone Must Pay Tax’ Campaign’ To CSOs
The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) says as of January 31, 2017, it had collected MK449bn against the target of MK411.2bn, registering a surplus of MK37.77bn. MRA Deputy Commissioner General, Roza Mbilizi, disclosed this in Lilongwe on Friday during the national workshop with CSO leaders aimed (...)
[Malawi Voice] 17/02/2017

Govt MPs Outclass Opposition MPs In Parliament: Rejects Electoral Reforms Bill
Government members of parliament managed to hold the opposition from passing the Electoral reforms bill. Lilongwe South MP Peter Dimba presented the contentious bill to the House on Thursday but the government side rejected it, saying a serious bill of national importance could not be presented (...)
[Malawi Voice] 17/02/2017

Malawi: Govt Rejects Electoral Reforms Bill
[Nyasa Times] Government members of parliament managed to hold the opposition from passing the Electoral reforms bill.
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Malawi: Maizegate - Group to Hold Anti-Govt Demonstration Over Chaponda
[Nyasa Times] A nationwide peaceful demonstration will be held to force President Peter Mutharika to dismiss Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Thapatula Chaponda who is officially under probe by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on corruption and abuse of (...)
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Malawi: Landmark Bill On Marriage Age Passed
[Graça Machel Trust] Lilongwe -The Malawi Parliament on Tuesday passed a landmark bill to amend the Constitution and harmonise the age of a child with other relevant laws thereby securing the protection of children against early (...)
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

APM Hosts Luncheon In Honour Of Heads Of Mission And International Organizations Resident In Malawi
State President Arthur Peter Mutharika has hailed Malawi’s donors and development partners for their timely support in the country’s social economic development. He said the donor community has come to Malawi’s rescue both in good and bad times, signalling that they are partners in development. (...)
[Malawi Voice] 17/02/2017

Mutharika reshuffles PSs: Secretary to Treasury Mangani replaced with Botolo
Malawi President Peter Mutharika has appointed Ben Botolo as new Secretary to the Treasury (ST) replacing Ronald Mangani. Botolo was serving as principal secretary (PS) of Vice president and commissioner for disaster management affairs. He will be replaced by PS (admnistration) Office of the (...)
[Malawi Voice] 16/02/2017

APM Hails VP Chilima For Swiftly Responding To Floods
President Peter Mutharika has hailed his Vice, Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima for swiftly responding to floods which hit people of Mtandire in Lilongwe last Friday. Professor Mutharika said Dr Chilima’s urgency and swiftness to the disaster ensured that those affected receive assistance in good time. (...)
[Malawi Voice] 16/02/2017

Zimbabwe deports 62 Malawi nationals accused of being illegal immigrants
Zimbabwe immigration authorities have deported 62 Malawian nationals who were arrested because of lack of proper travel documents and exceeding their stay limits. Malawians deported from Zimbabwe Mwanza immigration spokesperson Senior Immigration Assistant Pasquale Zulu says among them are (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 16/02/2017

Malawi: Law Student Forced Into Exile
[Nyasa Times] A University of Malawi law student and activist at Chancellor College, Negracious Justin is fearing for his life from regime thugs and has been forced into exile after falling victim of the increasing mafia operations in Malawi where the politically powerful are resorting to (...)
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Malawi: Activist Detained Over Refugee Camp Relocation Campaign
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in the northern border district of Karonga on Wednesday detained the fearless youth activist Steven Simsokwe for campaigning against the relocation of a refugee camp from Dzaleka in Dowa to Katili in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kyungu in (...)
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Malawi: Agriculture Minister Under Investigation in Maizegate Probe
[Nyasa Times] Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has said investigations over corruption suspicion against Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda were underway on 'Maizegate' scandal was underway.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Malawi: Angry Mob Kills Suspected Thief At Catholic Church
[Nyasa Times] An irate mob on Wednesday night killed unidentified man who allegedly wanted to steal from St Pius Catholic Church in Blantyre.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Rwanda to seek fresh extradition of genocide fugitive in Malawi
Malawi says it has no treaty with Kigali to allow for extradition.
[East Africa News Post] 16/02/2017

Malawi: President Applauded for Ratifying Information Bill
[Nyasa Times] The country's media fraternity and opposition political groupings have applauded President Peter Mutharika for assenting to the much awaited Access to Information (ATI) bill into law months after it was approved by (...)
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Malawi: Leader Mutharika Hails Vice President for Swiftly Responding to Floods
[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has hailed his Vice, Saulos Klaus Chilima for swiftly responding to floods which hit people of Mtandire in Lilongwe last Friday.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Mutharika Signs Access To Information Bill Into Law: New Dawn For Transparency In Malawi
President Peter Mutharika has finally assented the much awaited Access to Information bill into law allowing Malawians to freely access information from the government and other public bodies. President Mutharika signs ATI Both State House and parliament confirmed the bill opening up public (...)
[Malawi Voice] 15/02/2017

Malawi: First Lady Urges Women to Utilise Cancer Screening Services
[Nyasa Times] Malawi First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika has urged Malawian women to periodically go for cancer screening to save their lives.
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Malawi: Maizegate - Finance Minister Says 'I'm Not Guilty'
[Nyasa Times] Finance, Economic Planning and Development minister Goodall Gondwe has cleared his name in the corruption scandal which threatens to end the political career of Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George (...)
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Malawi: Fire Razes Down Agriculture Minister Chaponda's Office
[Nyasa Times] Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water development say they are treating the fire that gutted down the office of the minister George Chaponda at Capital Hill in Lilongwe, as an accident.
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Malawi: Nation Changes Law to End Child Marriage
[Plan International] Malawi has made a historic amendment to its constitution to fully outlaw child marriage following a year-long campaign by youth groups and organisations including Plan International. The amendment to fully outlaw child marriage in Malawi was voted through by the country's (...)
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Malawi: Govt Lifts Ban On Mozambique Drink
[Nyasa Times] Standardization regulators, the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MSB) has lifted a ban on Frozy drink, a Mozambique drink which took the Malawi market by storm, threatening locally manufactured drinks including the giant (...)
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Malawi: Opposition Forces Govt to Investigate Airport 'Lift-Gate'
[Nyasa Times] Opposition members of parliament on Tuesday took the government to task for paying US$48000 airport lift for Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, a lift which never came.
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Entries for third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award open
– Applications open until 23.59GMT 15th March 2017 — 15th February 2017 – The BBC has begun the search for Africa’s next journalism star – launching the 2017 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award in Blantyre, Malawi. Journalists from across… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 15/02/2017

LL City South Legislator Plans To Support KCH In Cleaning Services
Lilongwe City South Legisl Lilongwe City South legislator, Bantrey Namasasu said he is set to begin an initiative that will see him and people from his constituency providing free cleaning services at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH). The legislator, said the voluntary work to commence in the (...)
[Malawi Voice] 15/02/2017

LL South-East Legislator Plans To Support KCH In Cleaning Services
Lilongwe City South Legislator Lilongwe South-East legislator, Bantley Namasasu said he is set to begin an initiative that will see him and people from his constituency providing free cleaning services at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH). The legislator, said the voluntary work to commence in the (...)
[Malawi Voice] 15/02/2017

Malawi: 50 New Radio Stations Get Licences
[Nyasa Times] Director of Information Gideon Munthali has commended the Malawi Regulatory Authority (MACRA) for reviewing its broadcasting licensing framework, a development that has seen 50 radio stations getting licenses in the (...)
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Malawi President To Cheer Flood Victims At Ntandire This Afternoon
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 14, 2017 HIS EXCELLENCY PROF. ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA TO VISIT FLOOD VICTIMS AT NTANDIRE State House is informing the public that His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika will on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 visit Ntandire location in Lilongwe to (...)
[Malawi Voice] 15/02/2017

UN: 7 African countries to halve maternal, newborn deaths in clinics
New York, US (PANA) - Seven African countries, namely Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, have joined a UN-supported health network to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities by 2022. (...)
[Panapress] 15/02/2017

‘Older Male MPs Making Sex Advances on Me’- Juliana Lunguzi
Youthful Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Parliamentarian for Dedza East on Tuesday claimed that some older folks in the chamber have been making sex advances on her. Lunguzi, who is also Shadow Health Minister for the main opposition political party said this when she was contributing to the Bill (...)
[Malawi Voice] 14/02/2017

Apostle Khoviwa Evangelises Mangochi…Encourages Malawians To Live By Faith
Apostle Timothy Khoviwa of Word of Faith Temple International Church has encouraged people in Mangochi to live by faith in order to be successful in life. Khoviwa gave the encouragement on Sunday at Maldeco Word of Faith Temple International Church in Mangochi during a crusade. Apostle Khoviwa (...)
[Malawi Voice] 14/02/2017

Malawi: Killing of Birds Could Land You in Jail
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The killing of birds along the Lake Chilwa Basin which is home to both local and migratory birds has been labeled as criminal, the Malawi News Agency (MANA) has learnt.
[AllAfrica] 14/02/2017

Macra Licences 50 Radio Stations As More Applicants Wait In The Wings
Director of Information Gideon Munthali has commended the Malawi Regulatory Authority (MACRA) for reviewing its broadcasting licensing framework, a development that has seen 50 radio stations getting licenses in the country. Speaking Monday in Mzuzu during commemoration of this year’s World (...)
[Malawi Voice] 14/02/2017

My Government Is With You, And Will Be With You Through And Through-APM Assures Flood Victims
TALKING POINTS FOR HIS EXCELLENCY PROF. ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLICOF MALAWI AFTER VISITING DISASTER AFFECTED AREAS IN SALIMA MGWIRIZANO PRIMARY SCHOOL 13THFEBRUARY 2017 Ladies and Gentlemen I came to visit and condole victims of the floods that came a few days ago. A lot (...)
[Malawi Voice] 14/02/2017

Sanity Returns In Mw Parliament, As APM Reinstates Nankhumwa As Leader Of The House
Sanity and peace have returned in Malawi Parliament following announcement by First Deputy Speaker Ester Mcheka Chilenje that President Peter Mutharika has reinstated Kondwani Nankhumwa as Leader of the house Deputy Speaker Mcheka Chilenje made the announcement at the start of business this (...)
[Malawi Voice] 14/02/2017



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