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Minister Rubbishes Malawi VP Chilima Assassination Claims

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi has rubbished the assassination claims on the estranged State Vice President Saulos Chilima, saying such strong allegations require evidence. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Govt to Construct State-of-the-Art Health Centre in Blantyre

[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -The People's Republic of China has promised to construct a state-of-the-art health facility in Blantyre's North East Constituency, Malawi News Agency has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Plant More Trees - Dausi

[Malawi News Agency] Mwanza -pic by Mayamiko Wallace(Mana) (AllAfrica)

ACB to Champion Introduction of Corruption Education From ECD Level

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Malawi's graft fighting body, Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) has disclosed it is considering partnering with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to include corruption education in school syllabus beginning from Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres. (AllAfrica)

Action Aid Trains CSCP Volunteers in Dowa

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Action Aidis facilitating the establishment of community sputum collection points (CSSPs) in the country as an intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality from Tuberculosis (TB). (AllAfrica)

Bill to Bring Sanity in Tobacco Industry

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -File photo (AllAfrica)

Chitipa United Back in Super League

[Nyasa Times] Chitipa United (AllAfrica)

NGOs Protest Amended Bill

[VOA] Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Malawi are protesting a bill that, among other things, seeks to establish a new regulatory authority for such organizations. The NGOs have served Parliament with an injunction restraining it from debating the bill until it is reviewed, but legislators refuse to back down. (AllAfrica)

Woman Bodybuilder in Malawi Gains Fame, Dispels Stereotypes

[VOA] In Malawi, bodybuilding and bodybuilding competitions have long been regarded as a male-only activity. But 33-year-old Doreen Kumbatira is changing that perception. Kumbatira is the only female bodybuilder in Malawi to be actively involved in competitions, and she has made a name for herself in fitness circles. (AllAfrica)

25 Years On, Malawi and Zambia Still Struggling With Borders

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Since 2004, when the AU Commission directed all countries with outstanding border disputes to clearly mark their boundaries by the end of 2010, Zambia and Malawi have been working on solving problems caused by blurry border limits. (AllAfrica)

Some Parts of Malawi Declared to Belong to Zambia

[Nyasa Times] Parts of Mchinji, Mzimba, Kasungu and Rumphi districts have been declared to belong to Zambia during the border re-demarcation exercise. (AllAfrica)

Speaker Urges MPs to Declare Their HIV Status

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Esther Mcheka Chilenje has asked Members of Parliament (MPs) that will make it to Parliament after May, 2019 to be prepared to declare their HIV status during commemoration of World AIDS Day. (AllAfrica)

Unicef Partners With Malawi, New Finance Bank to Launch Girls Secondary Education Trust

[Nyasa Times] UNICEF has partnered with New Finance Bank (NFB) and the Ministry of Education by launching a Girls Secondary Education Trust, which is a fundraising campaign that has been set up to provide access to quality education for vulnerable girl students in Malawi. (AllAfrica)

Government Bans Sale, Consumption of Bush Meat

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government through the Ministry of Health has banned the sale and consumption of bush meat in the southern region districts following an outbreak of Anthrax in the Shire River segment of Liwonde National Park. (AllAfrica)

Break the Silence and Report Gvb

[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -Victims and survivors of Violence against women and girls in the country have been encouraged to come out and break the silence and report Gender Based Violence (GBV). (AllAfrica)

First Lady Commits to Champion Fight Against GBV

[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -First Lady Madam, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika has vowed to continue championing and supporting government in combating Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country. (AllAfrica)

Traffic Regulator Refutes License Reduction Claims

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -The Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) has refuted claims that it has reduced motorcycle operating license fee for motorbike tax operators as alleged by the president of Motorbike tax Operators and Cycle Association, Michael Mkumba. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Govt Give Chiefs 100 Percent Increase On Honoraria

[Nyasa Times] Government has doubled the honoraria for traditional leaders in the country, just a month after UTM party leader Saulos Chilima said at public rally that the traditional leaders were receiving peanuts as allowances which he said should be increased to meet the rising cost of life. (AllAfrica)

Govt Says Innovation Key for Economic Development

[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism says it will continue to work hand in hand with Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) in a move to deal with anti competitive practices on the market. (AllAfrica)

Private Sector Challenged to Invest in Girls' Education

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has challenged the private sector to invest in girl's education by taking part in the Funo Langa Fundraising campaign for secondary education. (AllAfrica)

MEC Assures the Public of a Credible Election

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has confidently projected that the forthcoming 2019 tripartite elections will be conducted credibly following lessons learnt from the previous elections. (AllAfrica)

Report Unveils the Plight of Persons With Disability

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Parliamentary report by the Committee on Social and Community Affairs has revealed that persons with disabilities are still being sidelined in various sectors in the country. (AllAfrica)

Child Poverty Denying Children Realize Their Potentials

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -An Economist in the Department of Economic Planning and Development, Ernest Falinya has said ending child poverty is crucial for fulfilment of children's rights and the country's future. (AllAfrica)

Bullets Kicked Out of CAF

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Gor Mahia's Boniface Oluoch denied Nyasa Big Bullets the chance to progress to the next round of the CAF Champions League by saving a penalty minutes to full time. (AllAfrica)

Over 90% of Inmates Are Youth

[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Chikwawa Prison has bemoaned increased numbers of young people committed to the district's prison facility, calling on government and other stakeholders to initiate programmes that will stop the development. (AllAfrica)

SRWB Tests Water for Anthrax Contamination Following Hippo' Deaths

[Nyasa Times] Southern Region Water Board (SRWB) is now testing Shire River water at Liwonde to find if it is contaminated with anthrax which has killed 28 hippopotamuses so far. (AllAfrica)

Opposition MPs Push for Escom, Egenco Report in Parliament

[Nyasa Times] Opposition legislators are pushing for a report in parliament which details corruption at Electricity Suuply Corporation of Malawi ( Escom,) misprocurement tendencies and how Electricity Generation Company of Malawi (Egenco) procured gen sets. (AllAfrica)

Man Dies of Cholera in Blantyre

[Nyasa Times] Officials at Blantyre City Council and District Health Office have confirmed that one person has died of cholera in Blantyre, the first such death in two years. (AllAfrica)

Police Commissioner Bottoman Charged With Fraud, Abuse of Office

[Nyasa Times] The central region police commissioner Innocent Botomani has been formally charged together with another police officer Grant Kachingwe in connection to K2.7 billion contract to supply rations to the police force. (AllAfrica)

Karim Charged With Theft and Fraud in Relation to Malawi Police Food Deal - On Bail

[Nyasa Times] Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has charged a businessman Zameer Karim with ties to President Peter Mutharika in connection to K2.7 billion contract to supply rations to the police force. (AllAfrica)

Victims of July 6 Stadium Stampede Storm High Court

[Nyasa Times] Families of victims of July 6 Independence Day Bingu National StadiumVictims stormed the High Court in Lilongwe to find out what was delaying the process of paying them compensation. (AllAfrica)