By EGPAF TEAM Malawi was at the peak of its HIV and AIDS epidemic between 1993 and 1994, when approximately 110,000 Malawians contracted HIV. By 2005, the number of new infections had dropped to 66,000, but nearly 65,000 people died that year due to AIDS-related illnesses. Since then, Malawi has made great progress in the […]
By Bernard Mhone Super League of Malawi (Sulom) is investigating juju-related acts that marred the TNM top flight league match between Mzuzu Warriors and Be Forward Wanderers at Mzuzu Stadium on Sunday. There was drama at half time when three seemingly looking Wanderers supporters invaded the pitch and went straight to one of the goalpost […]
By Jameson Chauluka President Lazarus Chakwera yesterday praised the Salvation Army for its role in national development initiatives. Chakwera was speaking during the installation of the church’s first ever Malawian territorial leaders, colonels Alfred and Pamela Banda. He said Salvation Army could not be separated from the country’s history. “Today I have seen the passion […]
By Rex Chikoko The government has suspended the Decent and Affordable Housing Subsidy Programme (DAHSP)—a flagship programme of the erstwhile governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) — pending investigations on allegations of abuses that dogged implementation of the programme, Ministry of Lands has disclosed. The DAHSP, commonly known as malata subsidy, was meant to benefit poor […]
By Taonga Sabola Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Governor Wilson Banda on Saturday challenged the country’s financial market dealers to work diligently by channelling scarce financial resources to productive sectors of the economy to enable growth. Banda was speaking in Mangochi when he delivered a keynote address during the 2020 Financial Market Dealers Association (Fimda) […]
By Mabvuto Kambuwe & Benard Mhone The twist and turns of the TNM Super League already showed their ugly face yesterday with Civil Service United securing Capital City bragging rights whereas giants Be Forward Wanderers escaped from the jaws of defeat. Civo came from behind to defeat rivals Silver Strikers 2-1 at Civo Stadium whereas […]
President Lazarus Chakwera on Monday hinted that there are some civil servants that are failing to adapt to change—in line with his government’s efforts to change the mindset—a move he said is letting Malawians down through the provision of undesirable services. He was speaking at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe when he presided over the signing […]
Now that Public Service Reform Performance Contracts have been formally signed, it is my hope and prayer that we will start seeing some notable changes in as far as service delivery by public institutions is concerned. President Lazarus Chakwera and Vice President Saulosi Chilima have harped for too long on this subject, with the Vice […]
Football legend Diego Maradona has been buried in a private ceremony after a day of emotional scenes in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. Only around two dozen relatives and close friends attended the final ceremony on Thursday. But earlier, huge crowds turned out to pay their respects, with many weeping, blowing kisses and praying as […]
Minister of Sports Ulemu Msungama has disclosed that Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) will be opened today to allow netball diehards and the nation pay their tribute to late legendary netball coach Griffin Saenda snr. BYC was closed due to Covid-19 pandemic, having been launched following renovation of the facility. “We felt we should hold the […]
Two powerful local rights organisations have told Minister of Homeland Security, Richard Chimwendo Banda to resign following his remarks encouraging communities to use ‘mob justice ‘ on alleged perpetrators of sexual offences. Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Youth and Society (YAS) say the minister’s remarks are tantamount to calling for anarchy and […]
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor (South) Charles Mchacha has been formally charged with corruption offences when he appeared before Principal Resident Magistrate Viva Nyimba in Lilongwe and has since been released on bail waiting for consent from Director of Public Prosecution to proceed with the trial. Mchacha appeared at the court together with Ministry of […]
Malawi Prison Service(MPS) has registered no coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on all prisons in the country. The presidential task force on Covid-19 has been informed that there are no active virus pandemic cases currently in the country’s correctional facilities. The country’s Covid-19 infection remains low but the government continues to warn people to keep on observing […]
A court in Mangochi has sentenced a 30-year-old rapist to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling sister in-law. The court heard that King Mussa forced himself on the 15-year-olfd girl when the wife was away from home. Banda pleaded not guilty to the charges upon which the state paraded three witnesses. In mitigation, […]
The High Court in Lilongwe has adjourned indefinitely a case in which leader of opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa and three other Democrat Progressive Party (DPP) “rebels” dragged the party to court for expelling them from the opposition party. Nankhumwa, DPP Secretary-general Grezelder Jeffrey, DPP treasurer Jappie Mhango and Mulanje West MP Yusuf Nthenda got an injunction […]
Homeland Security minister Richard Chimwendo Banda has come under intense fire for telling people to take the law into their hands when they catch suspected rapists. Chimwendo Banda is heard in a video clip recorded at a political rally in Mangochi over the weekend telling people to administer mob justice on those caught raping women […]
A former National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) board member says the minister of Energy Newton Kambala has no legal power to cancel contracts at the state run oil company. Fryson Chodzi said what Kambala has done in writing the Nocma board to cancel all oil contracts until a new company management is hired is […]
Malawi Police Service in Lilongwe have arrested a 36-year-old woman on suspicion that she stole K276 000 cash while posing as a cashier at a wedding ceremony. According to Lilongwe Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Foster Benjamin, the suspect has been identified as Enifa Sesani who posed as Patricia Chikhwaza. He said the suspect […]
Malawi’s bodybuilding star Grivin Manda who is also the current Mr Zomba BodyBuilding champion has booked a place in next year’s Arnold Classic Africa men’s prestigious bodybuilding competition after finishing on position 3 in the 2020 International Federation of Body Building (IFBB) event which was held on November 28 2020 in Gauteng, South Africa. Manda […]
State House has dismissed media reports that the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBIGC), which is expected to establish a Delivery Unit to help the government in service delivery, will siphon taxpayer’s money through salaries and other expenditures, saying the government would not spend any money on the service. Speaking at Sanjika Palace on […]
Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) says Malawi is showing visible signs of a failed state and absent leadership under President Lazarus Chakwera’s administration. This is according to a press statement signed by CDEDI Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa which has been collaborated with the Indigenous Business Association of Malawi (IBAM), the Blantyre Small […]
An organisation which advocates for peace has condemned Minister of Homeland Security for inciting violence by encouraging communities to beat up rape suspects. The minister responsible, Richard Chimwendo Banda, on Sunday advocated for mob justice against rape suspects saying suspects should never again walk free and clean to police once they are caught for defilement […]
Former cabinet minister Charles Mchacha has been charged with three corruption related offences and one count of using insulting language against a journalist. Mchacha was arrested on Sunday and appeared before Principal Resident Magistrate Viva Nyimba today. Three of the counts are inducing a public officer to perform his functions corruptly and one count is […]
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has appealed to different stakeholders in Phalombe district to sensitize voters on the right procedures of voting ahead of the December 15 by-elections. MEC Civic and Voter Education Officer, Christina Kumwenda made the sentiments on Monday at Khongoloni TDC in the district during a meeting with stakeholders which was conducted on […]
Mangochi Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court on Monday sentenced 30-year-old King Mussah to 18 years in prison with hard labour for raping his 15-year-old sister in-law. Mangochi Police Station Prosecution Officer, Assistant Superintendent Davie Banda, told the court that, Mussa is a husband to the victim’s elder sister and they stay in the same village. On […]
Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda has called on Malawians to engage in mob justice when they catch a suspect. Chimwendo made the remarks on Sunday during a rally at Chantulo Ground in Mangochi. In a video clip from the rally, Chimwendo expressed concern that suspects of child rape are not being punished by […]
The state’s key witness in the Norman Chisale certificate case has been accused of lying in court. The witness Pythias Hiwa on Monday testified against the former presidential aide in a case in which Chisale is accused of using Hiwa’s certificate to join the Malawi Army. But after Hiwa presented his testimony, Chisale’s lawyer said […]
Pomwe dziko la Malawi lili mkati mopeza njira zothanilana ndikukula kwamchitidwe ogwililira, yemwe ndinduna yowona zachitetezo m’dziko muno a Richard Chimwendo Banda awuza anthu kuti azimenya wina aliyense opezeka atagwililira. A Chimwendo Banda amayankhula izi Lamulungu lapitali pa 29 November pomwe anachititsa nsonkhano pa bwalo la zamasewelo la Chantulo kumadzulo kwaboma la Mangochi. Pamsonkhanowu nduna […]
Malawi Under 20 National team coach Patrick Mabedi says his charges have what it takes to win the forthcoming COSAFA Youth Championship and qualify for the 2021 Under 20 Africa Cup of Nations. Speaking after naming his final 20-man squad that leaves Malawi on Tuesday morning for South Africa ahead of the tournament that […]
Malawians have asked President Lazarus Chakwera to cancel any business arrangement, paid or unpaid, that this administration has made with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Chakwera administration has engaged the Tony Blair Institute to identify gaps in governance institutions and address the deficiencies. According to State House Communications Director Sean Kampondeni, TBI has […]
Minister of Health Khumbize Chiponda yesterday welcomed Israeli medical doctors who are visiting to assess progress in the construction of the Cancer Centre at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe. In an interview yesterday, the minister said the completion rate of the centre is at 95 percent and that it will be operational upon full completion […]
Vice-President Saulos Chilima has pledged K2.5 million towards a fundraiser aimed at training 100 tour guides to boost the country’s tourism. A 10-member team undertook a 10-day walk from Blantyre to Lilongwe to raise K7 million towards the training of the tour guides, but upon reaching Lilongwe yesterday, they had raised K7.5 million. The Vice-President, […]
President Lazarus Chakwera has avoided commenting on the alleged political interference in the awarding of oil supply contracts at National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) by some senior officials within the Tonse Alliance administration. The President’s executive assistant Sean Kampondeni told journalists yesterday ,during the weekly media briefing at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre, that the […]
What is known is that former president Peter Mutharika and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) estranged vice-president (South) Kondwani Nankhumwa met on Sunday, but the two have contradicted on the outcome. Through its appointed spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira, the former governing party yesterday issued a statement suggesting that following the meeting held at Mutharika’s beachside residence in […]
The Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court has thrown out an application by lawyers for former president Peter Mutharika’s bodyguard Norman Chisale to pend court proceedings of his alleged fake certificate. The lawyers Chancy Gondwe, Gilbert Khonyongwa and Fostino Mayele yesterday asked the court to pend trial proceedings, saying they had made an application to have preliminary issues […]
Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) director general Elias Hausi says the planned implementation of the e-procurement will help to root out corruption in public procurement. He said this on Saturday in Lilongwe on the sidelines of a capacity building workshop for indigenous black Malawian businessperson on how to prepare successful bids. The […]
T he Covid-19 pandemic could push down tax revenue by up to 8.4 percent or about K94 billion in the 2020/21 financial year, an analysis of the short-term impact of the pandemic has shown. In its Short-Term Impacts of Covid-19 on the Malawian Economy 2020–2021, the International Food Policy Research Institute (Ifpri) estimates that government […]
Central East African Railways (Cear) director of operations Gustavo Stein says the construction of the new Shire North Railway Bridge in Balaka will boost socio-economic development. The official said this last week in Balaka when Minister of Transport and Public Works Mohammad Sidik Mia toured the bridge to appreciate the efforts the company is investing […]
Malawi Police Service Commissioner for the Eastern Region Arlyn Baluwa has assured the public that they will continue serving their interests in the region. She said this on Friday in Zomba during a post-election evaluation workshop aimed at understanding how elections were policed, successes achieved and challenges encountered in the region. “The police is committed […]
Police in Mponela, Dowa have arrested four people in connection with a series of thefts and breaking offences. Mponela Police Station spokesperson Kaitano Lubrino said the law enforcers also recovered electronic equipment. “The recovered items include plasma TV screens, mobile phones, home theatres, vehicle batteries, solar panels and other valuable accessories,” he said. Lubrino said […]
Nigerians and the rest of the world woke up on Sunday morning to the sad news of yet another gruesome massacre of fellow Nigerians by suspected Islamic terrorists. According to the United Nations, in the early afternoon on 28 November, local time, suspected militants attacked civilian men and women while they were harvesting crops in […]
In a few hours from now Niger state workers would down their tools because of the governor’s inability to live up to his constitutional responsibilities, the workers were paid 70% of their salaries in June 2020 the labour union in the state have been in negotiations with the state government since then to refund the […]
What? A virtual roundtable on International Anti-Corruption Day Who? Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption (PIAC), African Development Bank When? Wednesday 9 December 2020, from 9 to 11 (GMT) Where? Webinar (via Zoom) – Registration form To commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day, the Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption (“PIAC”) of the African Development Bank is organizing a […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed health and economic crises across the world, including in Africa, undoing decades of economic growth and human development. Post-pandemic, comes the challenge of recovery and reviving growth. The African Development Bank’ s 2020 edition of its Annual Development Effectiveness Review, (ADER) marks ten years since the report was first published […]
Many neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) result from diverse types of interactions and often complex cycles of transmission between humans and animals, both vertebrates and invertebrates, and changing social and environmental conditions. Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030 was endorsed by the Seventy-third World Health […]
Coronavirus Has Taken Over Since its onset, the Covid-19 pandemic has become the leading global health concern of many nations. The fight against pathologies such as HIV-AIDS has been relegated to the background. Biological monitoring of patients is becoming increasingly difficult, as is also access to medicines. According to NGOs, the situation could endanger the […]
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By Taonga Sesani LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera’s Tonse government and instrumental civic education partner have unveiled civic education policy aimed at spearheading the national mindset agenda. The policy is to facilitate transformative civic education which will boast much emphasis on mindset and positive behavior change among Malawians. National Unity Minister Timothy Mtambo said the Tonse […]
In a message, Secretary-General António Guterres urged the world to not lose sight of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. “Despite significant successes, the AIDS emergency is not over. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) still infects 1.7 million people each year and kills some 690,000,” he said. Mr. Guterres highlighted […]
[Nyasa Times] Malawians are telling President Lazarus Chakwera to send back the United Kingdom's former prime minister Tony Blair who is in the country to be adviser to the Tonse alliance government of President Lazarus Chakwera.
[Nyasa Times] Malawi on Tuesday commemorated World Aids Day with President Lazarus Chakwera stressing his government's commitment in the fight against HIV and Aids by staying the course to achieve zero infection rate by 2030 amidst Coronavirus (Covid-19).
[Nyasa Times] Two powerful local rights organisations have told Minister of Homeland Security, Richard Chimwendo Banda to resign following his remarks encouraging communities to use 'mob justice ' on alleged perpetrators of sexual offences.
[Nyasa Times] State House has dismissed media reports that the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBIGC), which is expected to establish a Delivery Unit to help the government in service delivery, will siphon taxpayer's money through salaries and other expenditures, saying the government would not spend any money on the service.
[Nyasa Times] The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Southern Region governor and former Cabinet minister Charles Mchacha spent a night in police custody following his arrests by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Sunday.
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Under-17 coach De Klerk Msakakuona has conceded that it was tough for his charges at the Cosafa Under-17 Youth Championship as the Junior Flames finished last without tasting a win in the four-team contest.
[Nyasa Times] A social media activist Onjezani Kenani has lashed out at reports that former United Kingdom (UK) prime minister Tony Blair wants to set up an advisory office on governance results delivery at Malawi State House and the Office of the President and Cabinet, saying their activities will be opaque as they coming to […]
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