Malawi News Feed

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  • Government in Maltis headache 2 October 2023
    Reported By Isaac Salima: Malawi is still struggling to take over management of the Malawi Transport Information System (Maltis) as, six years down the line, South Africa-based firms that operate the system are refusing to hand it over to the government. Maltis servers handle all essential services of the Department of Road Traffic and Safety […]
    Times News
  • Post Office to cut 106 jobs 2 October 2023
    By Wezzie Gausi: The Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) has said 106 employees have been earmarked for retrenchment as the company is going through a rightsizing process. The corporation has 693 employees. The corporation’s spokesperson Idah Nkolimbo said as part of the retrenchment activity, employees are entitled to three-month notice of pay as per their employment […]
    Times News
  • Kwacha weakens by 4.8% 2 October 2023
    The Kwacha will from today shed off 4.79 percent of its value following a forex auction held last week. Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Governor Wilson Banda said, in a statement on Friday, the local unit is expected to move from K1,126 per dollar to K1,180.29. “Foreign exchange auctions are aimed at determining the prevailing […]
    Taonga Sabola
  • Mighty Mukuru Wanderers open 4-point gap 2 October 2023
    Towering defender Lawrence Chaziya scored twice to inspire Mighty Mukuru Wanderers to open a four-point gap at the summit of the TNM Super League log table after thrashing Extreme FC 3-0 at Kamuzu Stadium Sunday. The win has boosted Wanderers’ chances of winning the title as they have opened a four-point gap over second-placed Chitipa […]
    Peter Fote
  • Relentless killer of women 2 October 2023
    By Francis Tayanjah Phiri: The arrest of a pastor at Kanengo in the outskirts of Lilongwe over allegations of sexually abusing, impregnating and forcing a 17-year-old girl to procure an abortion remains the talk of the area. According to the police, the pastor faced charges of having sexual activity with a minor and forcing her […]
    Times News
  • Makhadzi brightens Sand Music Fest on second day 2 October 2023
    South African singer Makhadzi proved a proper replacement for Jamaican musician Kenyatta Hill when she delivered a robust performance during the second day of the 13th edition of Sand Music Festival held at Sunbird Nkopola in Mangochi. This was Makhadzi’s second outing at the festival, which started on Friday and ended yesterday. The first time […]
    Sam Banda
  • ‘Misnomer’ bags award at Sotambe Film Festival 2 October 2023
    A film by the country’s United States of America (USA)- based filmmaker Chawezi Chaz Munthali and produced by Khumbo Munthali, Brenda Mselu and Dipolathu Katimba over the weekend scooped the Best Actress in Feature Film – Southern Africa Award in Mwai Simbota at the 10th Sotambe International Film Festival in Lusaka, Zambia. The film received […]
    Sam Banda
  • ‘Intense’ fighting erupts in Mali 2 October 2023
    Fierce fighting has broken out in northern Mali with Tuareg rebels saying they have taken control of the town of Bamba from the army. It comes after the separatist fighters said they had killed more than 80 soldiers in the centre of the country. The government confirmed an army base in the Mopti region had […]
    Times News
  • Times Exclusive featuring James Woods Nkhutabasa – 30 September 2023 2 October 2023
    Times News
  • The nexus between climate change and natural disasters 2 October 2023
    Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. There are natural and anthropogenic, thus human-induced factors, that contribute to climate change. It should be noted that climate change has always happened on earth. However, it is the rapid rate and the magnitude of climate change occurring now that is of great concern […]
    Times News
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  • High Court ordered DPP convention splits party further 2 October 2023
    A High Court ruling ordering Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to hold an elective national political conference within 90 days has split the party further. This has ignited fresh confusion in the party with party officials giving different positions on way forward. Nicholas Dausi, who belongs to the rebel Kondwani Nankhumwa camp, says the party will […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • THR Summit calls for alignment of communication to fight against misinformation 2 October 2023
    Delegates to the 6th Summit on Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) have called for the alignment of communication to fight misinformation on THR, stressing that people need to get clear and strong messages about the scientific evidence on the benefits of harm reduction products in order to counteract the misinformation launched by opposing parts. The International Association on Smoking […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • JZU to be accorded burial with full military honours 2 October 2023
    President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has directed that former Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president John Tembo’s burial ceremony be accorded full military honours. Minister of Information and government spokesperson Moses Kunkuyu says this is because Tembo was a former cabinet minister and contributed enormously to the nation. Tembo held various cabinet portfolios in Kamuzu Banda cabinet […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Fuel scarcity disrupt businesses in Malawi 2 October 2023
    Minibus operators say the current fuel scarcity in most parts of the country is impacting negatively on their business as the minibus operators are forced to buy the commodity on black market. Fuel on black market costs twice or more than it costs at fuel pump Minibus operators are just one section of society hit […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Kandodo Chiponda addresses atomic energy symposium on cancer treatment in Malawi 2 October 2023
    Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda says Malawi will save K2.25 billion (US$2m) every year after the Lilongwe Cancer Centre is complete. Kandodo Chiponda said the Malawian tax payer spends K2.25 billion in sending cancer patients outside the country for specialised treatment. Kandodo Chiponda said this when she addressed an annual International Atomic Energy Agency […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • Malawi holds tourism gala to wrap up tourism week 2 October 2023
    Malawi on Friday held a tourism gala to mark the end of tourism month as the country seeks to move away from tobacco to tourism as the top forex earner. Several influential figures in the tourism industry as well- as organisations and representatives of the hospitality industry gathered at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) for […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • IG Yolamu warns female police officers against tightening police uniforms 30 September 2023
    Inspector General of Police Meryln Yolamu has warned of drastic disciplinary action against female police officers who adjust their police uniforms to be tight to their bodies. Addressing police officers at Zomba police training college, Yolamu said adjusting police uniforms to be tight as if the uniforms were fashion clothes was against police rules and […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • JZU burial Wednesday in Dedza, body viewing Tuesday at BICC 30 September 2023
    Officials of Special Commitee for the funeral ceremony of former Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President John Tembo say the burial ceremony will be on Wednesday next week in Dedza. Albert Mbawala the chairperson of the committee said this will be a state funeral. He said the body will be taken from Goodwill Mortuary to the […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • MUST set for its first-ever annual Cultural & Research Innovation Festival on September 29-30 30 September 2023
    Malawi University of Science & Technology (MUST) has introduced an annual Cultural & Research Innovation Festival — whose main objective is to celebrate the contribution the University makes to culture and heritage as well as demonstrate the relationship which is there between culture and research innovation. Speaking on Wednesday at the University’s campus at Goliati […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
  • FDH Bank presents K200m towards construction of climate-resilient houses 30 September 2023
    The innovative campaign which FDH Group initiated in June to mobilize funds to build climate-resilient houses for Cyclone Freddy-induced flood survivors, raised K200 million and the funds have been handed over to Phalombe and Chiradzulu District Commissioners. FDH Group, which had already committed to build two houses, introduced the funds mobilising campaign with its staff […]
    Nyasa Times Reporter
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  • Yawo ija angoni: fisi wapangidwa ndiwo ku Ntcheu 2 October 2023
    Sadyeka uja lero wadyeka: Angoni a ku Ndagoma m’boma la Ntcheu adodometsa gulu pomwe achita ndiwo fisi yemwe wakhala akuwathera mbuzi m’mudzimo. Izi ndi malingana ndi kanema ina yomwe anthu akugawana m’masamba a mchezo yomwe ikuwonetsa azibambo angapo akuwawura fisi yemwe anamupha m’bandakucha wa lolemba pa 2 October. Izi zachitika m’mudzi wa Ndagoma omwe uli […]
    Archangel Nzangaya
  • USF donates ICT lab equipment to Mua school for the deaf 2 October 2023
    The Universal Service Fund (USF) has donated ICT lab equipment to Mua School for the deaf, Madzanje CDSS and Phalula CDSS. USF made visits to Mua School for the deaf, based in Mtakataka, Dedza, Madzanje CDSS in Ntcheu, Phalula CDSS in Chiradzulu and Nsipe Health Centre to present ICT lab equipment as part of USF’s […]
    Roy Kafoteka
  • President Chakwera pays last respect to late JZU 2 October 2023
    President Lazarus Chakwera has led hundreds of Malawians to pay last respects to former President of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Late John Zenus Ungapange Tembo in a ceremony conducted at the party’s Headquarters in Lilongwe. Tembo died at a private clinic in Lilongwe on Tuesday last week at the age of 91. During the […]
    Russell Kondowe
  • Tobacco Commission gives farmers another month for registration 2 October 2023
    The Tobacco Commission has extended the period for registration of tobacco farmers as the commission wants a large numbers of farmers to register. Speaking with reporters, Tobacco Commission Chief Executive Director Joseph Chidanti Malunga said the commission wants to provide an opportunity to farmers who have showed an overwhelming response since the registration process opened. […]
    Martha Chikoti
  • Malawi Police officer accused of protecting officer who allegedly raped 14-year-old girl in police cell 2 October 2023
    An organisation called Partners in Action for Sustainable Development (PASD) says a Zomba based police officer who allegedly defiled a 14-year-old girl in a police cell was not arrested despite the matter being reported to Malawi Police PASD Executive Director, Amos Chiyenda said the officer identified as Paweni allegedly raped the girl in August in […]
    Raphael Likaka
  • Chakwera satisfied with UNGA trip 2 October 2023
    President Lazarus Chakwera says his trip to the United States of America, where he attended the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), has been fruitful for Malawi. The Malawi president said this when he arrived from New York, saying the conference has provided opportunities to benefit the country. “I attended the African Investment meeting with […]
    Chikondi Daza
  • Fuel scarcity hits Malawi again 2 October 2023
    Fuel shortage has once again hit Malawi, leading to long queues at fuel service stations in cities across Malawi. In Lilongwe, there are long queues at various fuel service stations as motorists are looking to buy the commodity. Fuel scarcity has also been reported in Blantyre, leading to a hike in fares by public transport […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
  • Woman arrested over Chamba in Salima 2 October 2023
    Police in Salima have arrested a 22-year-old woman identified as Ellen Yohane for allegedly being found in possession of Cannabis Sativa (Chamba). The woman was arrested at Kaphatenga roadblock where Police stopped a truck. Salima Police Spokesperson, Sub inspector Rabecca Ndiwate said the truck was coming from Nkhotakota direction and upon search the police found […]
    Malawi24 Reporter
  • Dausi urges Mutharika to initiate preparations for convention 2 October 2023
    Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Publicity Secretary Nicholas Dausi says party leader Peter Mutharika should initiate preparations for the DPP convention following a court ruling ordering the party to hold a convention in 90 days. Speaking to the local media, Dausi said the DPP should comply with the High Court ruling. “As a law abiding party, […]
    Mwayi Mkandawire
  • Sunbird pumps in K5 Million towards 2023 Presidential Charity Golf Initiative 2 October 2023
    Sunbird Hotels & Resorts has sponsored 2023 Presidential charity golf tournament at a tune of K5 million. Aimed at raising funds to assist needy university students and survivors of cyclone Freddy the Golf tournament is organized under the theme “swing to serve “ and is scheduled to take place at Lilongwe Golf Club on 21 […]
    Chris Loka
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  • Parliamentary committee lauds irrigation farming 2 October 2023
    Budget and Finance Committee of Parliament has expressed satisfaction with the progress of Mlooka Irrigation Scheme in Zomba District. The project, implemented under the Programme for Rural Irrigation Development (Pride) and jointly financed by the Malawi Government and the International Fund for Agriculture Development, is at 75 percent completion rate. Speaking after touring the project […]
    John Kasalika
  • Mobile clinic provides family planning services 2 October 2023
    A dolescent girls and young women from Traditional Authority (T/A) Mizinga in Machinga District have commended Malawi Sexual Reproductive Health Alliance for providing family planning services in the area. The alliance, a consortium of six non-governmental organisations (NGOs), organised an outreach service on Friday at old Mbanila Health Clinic in the area to provide contraceptives […]
    Ayamba Kandodo
  • Participate in fishing activities, women told 2 October 2023
    Likoma district fisheries officer Richard Banda has urged women to participate in fisheries activities. He said this on Thursday during a meeting with women aimed at promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality in the fisheries sector. “We want to promote women participation in the fishing sector to improve the resilience of fish species in Lake […]
    Malawi News Agency
  • People urged to get their pets vaccinated 2 October 2023
    Mzuzu Agriculture Development Division (Mzadd) has urged residents in Mzuzu City and surrounding areas to get their pets vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies. The mass vaccination campaign runs from September 30 to October 7 and is targeting 5000 dogs and other pets. Speaking in an interview on Friday, Mzadd chief animal health and […]
    Nation Online
  • NGOs intensify Wash, climate change projects 2 October 2023
    United Purpose (UP) and Self Help Africa have pledged to intensify interventions in water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) as well as climate change in Dowa District. Speaking on Thursday in the district when the two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) announced plans to merge, Self Help Africa country director Kate Louis said the rebranding is a big […]
    Nation Online
  • Promote patients welfare, people told 2 October 2023
    Salima District Council chairperson Chifungo Katoweka has urged people in the district to promote the welfare of patients admitted to hospitals or at home. He said this on Saturday in Traditional Authority Maganga when the district commemorated World Patient Safety Day. Katoweka also asked hospitals to improve service delivery to safeguard the welfare of patients. […]
    Nation Online
  • 13 years of hope amid despair 2 October 2023
    The Sand Music Festival is facing challenges in financing, but the organisers’ zeal still looks far from diminishing. During the festival’s 13th edition at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi from Friday to yesterday, the organisers were forced to make last minute changes due to logistical challenges. Previously unveiled acts such as Jamaican reggae artist Kenyatta […]
    Brian Itai
  • Youths take control of their sexual health 2 October 2023
    Clad in a checkered skirt and white T-shirt, teen mother Lonely Kadam’manja does not want another unplanned pregnancy. From a classroom floor at Chimutu on the outskirts of Lilongwe City, the free-speaking member of the Mataka II Youth Club explains how she dropped out of school after falling pregnant at age 16. Kadam’manja, from Mtchoka […]
    Brenda Buliyani
  • Women accountants donate K4m to school for the blind 2 October 2023
    Forum for Women Accountants in Malawi (Fowama) has asked on people in the country to play their social responsibility role by donating basic necessities to those in need. Speaking in Kasungu on Saturday after handing over assorted items worth K4 million to Chilanga Inclusive School for the Blind, Fowama president Akonda Supuni Yakobe said as […]
    Nathan mwafulirwa
  • Debt relief is key, but… 2 October 2023
    President Lazarus Chakwera has become a global champion for wealthy nations to cancel debt for the Least Developing Countries. This is necessary for the poor nations, including Malawi, to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Chakwera reiterated this at the just-ended session of the United Nations General Assembly. There are numerous multilateral initiatives for […]
    Nation Online