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Senior Chief Kaomba Brands Bushiri 'Papa of the Poor'

[Nyasa Times] Influential Chewa Senior Chief Kaomba of Kasungu says he is shocked with Prophet Shepherd Bushiri's apolitical, non-discriminatory and territorial wide way in which he is giving relief maize to Malawians. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Asked to Allocate More Days for Private Member Business

[Nyasa Times] People in Mzimba have asked Malawi Parliament to consider adding more days in a week, to discuss the private member business in the August House, saying Thursdays only is not enough. (AllAfrica)

Flush Floods Wash Away Over 300 Hectares of Crops in Nkhata Bay

[Malawi News Agency] Nkhata Bay -Over 300 hectares of crops in Nkhata Bay District have been washed away by flush floods due to continuous heavy rains that hit the district for the past five days. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Expects a Rise in Tourists From China

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Director for Tourism, Isaac Katopola says Malawi expects a boom in Chinese travelers and holiday makers coming into the country by the year 2020. (AllAfrica)

Court Punishes Man for Causing Death By Reckless Driving

[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -Zomba Senior Resident Magistrate's Court on Thursday ordered Wilson Ndomondo to pay a fine of K200, 000.00 for causing death by reckless driving which is contrary to section 126 (4) c of the Road Traffic Act. (AllAfrica)

Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Human Trafficking

[Malawi News Agency] Rumphi -Rumphi First Grade Magistrate Court Tuesday convicted and sentenced a 34 year- old man to 10 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for trafficking into the country 12 Ethiopians. (AllAfrica)

Picture of Flood Victim Kneeling On Chilima Feet Goes Viral

[Nyasa Times] A picture of a flood victim in Karonga kneeling on the feet of Vice-President Saulos Chilima, who is also Minister responsible for Disaster Management Affairs, in appreciation for relief food and other items he presented to him and other victims is trending in social media and drawn mixed reactions. (AllAfrica)

Police Mainstreams Disability Issues in Security Plans

[Malawi News Agency] Dowa -Police in Dowa say they have mainstreamed disability issues in their activities as a way of ensuring that challenges that affect people with disabilities are being addressed. (AllAfrica)

Yoneco Media Manager Banda Dies

[Nyasa Times] Youth Net and Counseling (YONECO) has announced the death of its Programmes Manager responsible for Media, Advocacy and Innovations, Charles Banda. (AllAfrica)

Youths Warned Against Illegal Collection of Money From People

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Youth in Area 22 Ward in Lilongwe have been warned against soliciting cash from people crossing a make shit bridge. (AllAfrica)

Mutharika Attends Commonwealth Leaders' Banquet

[Nyasa Times] Malawian President Peter Mutharika joined Commonwealth Heads of State at a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Derby in Airtel Top 8 As Bullets, Nomads Avoid Each Other

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -It's a Capital City derby in the quarter final of 2018 Airtel Top 8 as Civil Sporting will face their City rivals defending Champions, Silver Strikers in the opener at home. (AllAfrica)

Government Sets 2030 As Deadline to End Maternal Deaths

[Malawi News Agency] Kasungu 18 April 2018: Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi says Government is committed to ensuring that maternal and infant mortality come to an end by the year 2030. (AllAfrica)

Only Those Registered With NRB Eligible to Vote for 2019 Elections - MEC

[Malawi News Agency] The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has called on all citizens to keep their National IDs safe or register with National Registration Bureau (NRB) as only those registered with NRB will be allowed to register to vote for the 2019 elections. (AllAfrica)

Absence of Resident Magistrate Delaying Court Cases in Mulanje

[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -Some court cases in Mulanje are taking long to resolvedue to lack of a resident magistrate in the district, Mana has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Chilima Proposes Public Buildings Examination to Avert Fire

[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima has called for examination of all public buildings that accommodates people in large numbers to ensure that their electrical systems do not expose the infrastructure to fire accidents. (AllAfrica)

Suspect Arrested Murder

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Police in Lilongwe has arrested a mad man for allegedly killing a 55 year old man at Nyamayasauka Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mazendera in the district. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Asked to Allocate More Days for Private Member Business

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

Chilima Visits Gutted Mangochi Hospital

[Nyasa Times] State Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima has called for examination of all public buildings that accommodates people in large numbers to ensure that their electrical systems do not expose the infrastructure to fire accidents. (AllAfrica)

Malawi to Receive UK Aid in Tackling Modern Slavery

[Nyasa Times] Malawi will among Commonwealth countries that will receive Britain's support through a 5.5 million pound ($7.8 million) aid package to help eradicate human trafficking and child exploitation as more countries commit to take action to help victims and bring perpetrators to justice. (AllAfrica)

First Community Early Warning Automated Reporting System Introduced

[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Malawi Red Cross Society has introduced first ever community early warning automated reporting system to help timely response and action in the areas which are prone to water flooding. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Prisoners Graduate in Various Vocational Skills

[Malawi News Agency] There was joy last of last Friday whenPrison Fellowship graduated 53ex-prisoners (residents) in various vocational skills ranging from carpentry, tailoring, and electrical installation among others at its Balaka half-way house. (AllAfrica)

UNDP Hope for Better On Death Penalty

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) believes that the launch of the study of Malawian Traditional Leaders' Perspectives on Capital Punishment could contribute to a more informed discussion on the death penalty in the country. (AllAfrica)

Vendors Using Body Corpse-Embalming Chemicals to Preserve Fish

[Nyasa Times] If you ever bought Chambo on the streets in Lilongwe, chances are that a toxic and dangerous chemical used in embalming dead bodies was used to preserve it. (AllAfrica)

Friends Raise Funds for Family of Murdered Malawian Cyclist

[News24Wire] Friends and colleagues of a Malawian cyclist have started a fund to raise money for his family after he was robbed of his bicycle and shot dead in Dunoon, Cape Town on April 9. (AllAfrica)

Chiefs Hijack Roles of Disaster Committees

[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Village Civil Protection Committees (VCPC) in Thyolo say chiefs have hijacked their roles during disasters as committees are ignored completely, bringing disorganization in natural disaster response. (AllAfrica)

Three People Sentenced to Six Years for Burglary

[Malawi News Agency] Ntcheu, April 19, 2018. Ntcheu First Grade Magistrate's court has sentenced three people to six years each for burglary and theft. (AllAfrica)

Over 50 000 Women to Be Empowered to Cope With Adverse Effects of Climate Change

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Over 50 000 women farmers from six districts of the country stand to be equipped with skills to help them withstand adverse effects of climate change once the five year US$ 13.3 million Gender Climate and Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP) under NEPAD Agency rolls into operation. (AllAfrica)

GEMMAP a Solution to Disasters

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The second phase of the Geological Mapping and Mineral Assessment Project (GEMMAP) which government has rolled out this month is said to be a solution to disaster risk impact. (AllAfrica)

Government Committed to Creating Decent Employment

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government said it is committed to creating decent and sustainable jobs for youth of poor and marginalized communities as a way to the poverty alleviation efforts in the country. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Anti-Graft Body Investigating Escom's Aggreko Genset Deal

[Nyasa Times] After whistle-blowers and leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera claimed to have objective material evidence linking State House officials and Chief Secretary to government Lloyd Muhara to alleged corrupt practices,into the procurement of the multi-billion kwacha generators contract at the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom), the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has confirmed it is investigating the matter. (AllAfrica)