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Malawian Musician Claims U.S. Trap Artist 'Future' Is His Half Brother, Calls for DNA Test

[Nyasa Times] Malawian music artist, Black Minded Rose, currently residing in Denmark claims USA popular trap artist Future is his half brother and has boldly asked for a DNA test. (AllAfrica)

Joyce Banda Says President's Age Doesn't Matter

[Nyasa Times] As competition for State House in Malawi, ahead of the 2019, gets stiffer and much exciting, immediate past former president and leader of People's Party (PP) Joyce Banda, 68 says Malawians should not look at the age of aspirants but their track-record when choosing their next leader. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Troops Making a Difference in Darfur With UN Every Day

[Nyasa Times] Working in a complex peacekeeping mission in a place such as Sudan's Darfur region is both "challenging" and "refreshing," as each day is unpredictable and brings valuable experiences, according to female peacekeepers from Malawi currently serving with the United Nations-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). (AllAfrica)

Russian Chess Trainer Jets in Monday to Drill Malawi Team

[Nyasa Times] Russian Grandmaster Papin Vasily is expected to land at Lilongwe International Airport on Monday August 6 to train the Malawi team that shall represent the country at the Chess Olympiad to be held in the Eastern European city of Batumi in Georgia from September 23 to October 6. (AllAfrica)

Police Probe Businessman Suicide

[Nyasa Times] Malawi police in Dedza say they have intensified their probe into the killing of a renowned businessman in the district William Wallace who allegedly committed suicide after a court ordered him to pay K9 million to three different people within a week. (AllAfrica)

CCJP Demands Parliamentary Probe On Over U.S.$1 Million Escom Fraud

[Nyasa Times] Catholic governance arm, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has told parliament to swiftly investigate the K1.9 billion theft of fuel at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) meant for power generators which the government dubiously hired from South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Kamuzu Central Hospital Gets U.S.$4.1 Million Operation Theatre

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's largest referral hospital, Kamuzu Central Hospital has received a K3 billion operation theatre, the first of its kind in the country as for the first time the hospital will have separate operation rooms for children and accident victims. (AllAfrica)

DPP Cancels Rally to Pave Way for UTM Launch in Mzuzu

[Nyasa Times] The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has cancelled its rally at Katoto Ground which coincided with the United Transformation Movement (UTM) rally in Mzuzu to be addressed by Vice-President Saulos Chilima this Saturday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa's Police Minister to Get Back 300 Stolen Cars in Malawi

[Nyasa Times] Malawi has 300 stolen vehicles from South Africa and those driving hot cars be aware that Police Minister from South Africa Bheki Cele has announced he is coming to to retrieve the vehicles stolen and smuggled across the border. (AllAfrica)

Netball Legend Laid to Rest

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Say the words "Tower of Strength" in the netball world and one player completes that designation literally and figuratively, Emma Mzagada. (AllAfrica)

Faith Mussa Set to Launch 'Mdidi' Album in Style At Bicc - Old Mussa Family to Perform

[Nyasa Times] The country's renowned gospel artist Faith Che Muphuwa Mussa says he is optimistic that people will be blessed with exceptional music during his Mdidi album launch scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Bingu International Convention centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Tobacco Rakes in U.S.$271 Million

[Nyasa Times] Tobacco, the country's green gold, has raked in US$271 million, US$60 million more than last year at the same tobacco markets, same time. (AllAfrica)

Mzuzu City MP Dumps DPP, Heading to Utm

[Nyasa Times] Mzuzu City member of Parliament (MP) Leonard Njikho has withdrawn his membership from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) amid speculation that he is heading to United Transformation Movement (UTM). (AllAfrica)

Joyce Banda, the Tried and Tested - Malawi's 50:50 Representation Best Choice in 2019

[Nyasa Times] As the political tempo is rising in Malawi, many people are realizing that almost all the political players are saying the same things and promising the moon, which they will not deliver. Even the so-called new political players who are coming on the political fray promising change and a new political order have not really deviated from the typical rhetoric that has defined politicians in our multi-party democracy. (AllAfrica)

Train Controlling Officer Hit to Death By Locomotive in Lilongwe

[Nyasa Times] What started as a normal operation at Kanengo Railway Station ended in tragedy when a locomotive hit to death the Station Master following a communication breakdown between him and the locomotive's driver. (AllAfrica)

Chakwera Drums Up MCP Campaign for Voter Registration in Lilongwe

[Nyasa Times] Main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera on Thursday took time off to go on whistle stop tour in Lilongwe to urge people to go and register for the forthcoming elections. (AllAfrica)

Priest, Cop, Clinician Among Accused Persons on Killing of Person With Albinism

[Nyasa Times] A high profile murder case of 21 year old person with albinism including a Catholic priest, a medical officer and a police officer starts in the High Court in Zomba on August 23. (AllAfrica)

Speed Courier Launches in Lilongwe - Pledges Efficiency

[Nyasa Times] A new courier company in the name of Speed Courier has been unveiled in Malawi's capital Lilongwe, and it has pledged that it will maximize efficiency in the delivery of its services. (AllAfrica)

Breach of Constitution! Muhara Illegally 'Extends' Hiwa's Contract At Malawi Law Commission

[Nyasa Times] In what can be described as a "Constitutional malady", the Chief Secretary to the Government, Justice Lloyd Muhara has perpetuated impunity by authorising Gertrude Lynn Hiwa SC to continue serving as a Law Commissioner despite the expiry of her maximum term of office on 23rd June 2018. (AllAfrica)

Catholic Church to Launch National Youth Council of Malawi

[Nyasa Times] For the first time ever in the history of a Catholic Churches in the country will this year launch a National Catholic Youth Council as one way to promoting Christian youth values. (AllAfrica)

Atupele Muluzi Retains Udf Presidency - Touts 'New Beginning', Says Ready to Lead Malawi

[Nyasa Times] United Democratic Front (UDF) two-day convention started Wednesday at Comesa Hall in Blantyre where Atupele Austin (AA) Muluzi was retained as party president unopposed and said he had gained experience not just to lead the party but the nation as well. (AllAfrica)

DPP Cadets Plead 'Not Guilty' to Assault Charges

[Nyasa Times] Seven Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets who beat up fellow vendors at Lilongwe City Council offices over disagreement of market fees, have denied all the 13 charges. (AllAfrica)

Chilima Registers At Area 18 in Lilongwe for Malawi 2019 Polls, Says 'Basop!'

[Nyasa Times] Malawian Vice-President Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima, who is leading a United Transformation Movement (UTM) and his wife Mary Chilima on Wednesday registered to vote in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Election at Area 18 Anglican church registration centre in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)

CSOs Plan Court Action to Force Govt Fund Parliament for Impeachment of President

[Nyasa Times] Civil society organization leaders say they will go to court to force Treasury fund the November sitting of parliament which is supposed to commence impeachment proceedings for President Peter Mutharika over corruption allegations. (AllAfrica)

Inmates At Chichiri Prison Go for 3 Days Without Food

[Nyasa Times] Over 1700 inmates at Chichiri prison in Blantyre have gone for three days without food following Electricity Supply Corporation (Escom) power lines fault. (AllAfrica)

Police Arrest Car Accessories' Thieves in Mzimba

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Mzimba have arrested two auto-electricians after suspecting them of stealing car accessories at Mzimba Boma. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Ready to Move Motion to Impeach Mutharika

[Nyasa Times] Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has said it is backing Human Rights Defenders (HRD) bid for Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya to summon an emergency Parliament meeting to consider impeaching President Peter Mutharika following his alleged involvement in the K2.7 billion Malawi Police Service (MPS) fraud. (AllAfrica)

Blantyre DHO Roll Out Mass Cervical Cancer Screening

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Blantyre District Health Office will from July 31st to August 30 roll out cervical cancer mass screening campaign targeting 14,000 sexually active women in hard to reach areas. (AllAfrica)

Two Die in Dowa Sand Mining

[Nyasa Times] Two women have died in Dowa when a wall of a sand mining mine fell on them, killing them instantly. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Ex-Leader Muluzi Against Savage Politics, Foul-Mouthing President Mutharika

[Nyasa Times] Former president Bakili Muluzi has told Malawians to practice clean politics, saying the calling of President Peter Mutharika names is uncalled for. (AllAfrica)

Amajita Dash Junior Flames' Afcon Dreams

[Nyasa Times] Malawi has failed to qualify for Under-20 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final in Niger after they went down 0-2 against South Africa's Amajita in a match played at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Area 48 in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)