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Ministry of Health Introduces Nutrition Drugs

[Malawi News Agency] Salima -Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF has introduced a project to supply mineral drugs to adolescent girls and pregnant women in Salima District. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Leader Asks Malawi President to 'Gracefully' Leave Office or Be Booted Out

[Nyasa Times] Leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera has raised political tensions dramatically after calling for President Peter Mutharika leave office "gracefully" in the interest of the country or be removed by Malawians. (AllAfrica)

Chakwera Shames Mutharika On 'Vindictive' Cabinet - Exclusion of Malawi VP Chilima On Protocol List 'Illegal'

[Nyasa Times] Leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera has added his voice to the chorus of accusations from legal scholars and governance experts on President Peter Mutharika's exclusion of estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima in the State protocol list in revised Cabinet announced on Wednesday night. (AllAfrica)

Malawi's First Female Professional Body Builder in More Shows - Doreen Kumbatira

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's first professional female body builder, Doreen Kumbatira says she is preparing to participate in more shows and bigger stages in the coming year, 2019. (AllAfrica)

Commentator Queries Malawi Electoral Commission Organised Prayers

[Nyasa Times] Malawian social commentator Stanley Onjezani Kenani has laughed at Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and National Registration Bureau (NRB) for organising prayers in the last three registration jurisdictions of Mzimba, Nkhata Bay and Mzuzu. (AllAfrica)

Gor Draw Malawi Opponents in CAF Champs League

[Nation] Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava is optimistic his team 'has enough' to defeat Malawi's Nyasa Bullets in the preliminaries of the 2018/19 Caf Champions League. (AllAfrica)

Kinnah Regrets Making Speech At UTM Rally, Says He Is DPP

[Nyasa Times] Malawi national football team legend Kinnah Phiri has said he regrets making the speech at United Transformation Movement (UTM) launch in Mzuzu last August and endorsed Vice-President Saulosi Chilima as the "real hope" for Malawi, saying he remains a member of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). (AllAfrica)

Mutharika Fires VP Chilima

[Nyasa Times] Malawi President  Peter Mutharika on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet and conspicuously missing is the mention of Vice-President Saulos Chilima. (AllAfrica)

Standard Bank Malawi Takes Back Kubwalo-Chaika - K1.3bn Payout Package Scares Bank

[Nyasa Times] Standard Bank Malawi has swallowed its pride and took back in employment fired Head of Personal and Business Banking Margaret Kubwalo-Chaika after being scared by her demand for a whopping K1.3 billion payout package. (AllAfrica)

Mzuzu Huge Turn Out in Poll Registration - MEC Registers 100 Percent Voters

[Nyasa Times] Some voter registration centres in the City of Mzuzu have registered over 100% voter registration against the projected statistics, according to preliminary records of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) . (AllAfrica)

State House Defends Mchacha's Appointment in Cabinet

[Nyasa Times] State House has defended President Peter Mutharika's appointment of overzealous ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the South, Charles Mchacha, after he has been widely criticised for publicly branding some female politicians as "prostitutes" for holding different views. (AllAfrica)

First Lady Donates Assorted Items to Needy School Girls

[Nyasa Times] As one way of promoting girl child to remain in school during the commemoration of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, the country's First lady Gertrude Mutharika has donated assorted items to the needy girls at Nsalura Community Day Secondary school in Salima district. (AllAfrica)

Joyce Banda Promises to End Electricity Woes

[Nyasa Times] Former President Joyce Banda has reiterated that Malawi is in a pathetic state, but has said that her People's Party (PP) has plans to achieve maximum prosperity beginning May 2019. (AllAfrica)

Mhango Resigns As Attorney General

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has accepted the resignation of Charles Mhango as Attorney General and has since appointed prominent lawyer Kalekeni Kaphale as the new Attorney General in a Cabinet reshuffle. (AllAfrica)

Farmers Warned Against Using Fake Seeds

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Seed Trade Association of Malawi (STAM) has warned farmers in the country against the use of fake seeds arguing that they are low yielding and contribute to food insufficiency. (AllAfrica)

Mchacha Rewarded With Cabinet Appointment for Slut-Shaming Women

[Nyasa Times] The overzealous ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the South, Charles Mchacha, has impressed President Peter Mutharika for his foul mouthing of opposition UTM party and slut-shaming women associated with it as he has now been appointed Deputy Minister of Homeland Security which also includes Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma). (AllAfrica)

Police Arrest Traditional Healer For 'Exorcising Evil Spirits'

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Chitipa have arrested a Tanzanian herbalist for allegedly exercising evil spirit in the district. (AllAfrica)

Man Arrested Over Indian Hemp Cultivation

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Lingadzi Police in Lilongwe Monday arrested a 41 year old, Patrick Biyeni for cultivating Indian hemp locally known as Chamba in his farm in Area 10 which made a body of land cruiser full after Police uprooted it. (AllAfrica)

Youth's Poor Adherence to ARVs Haunts Health Authorities

[Malawi News Agency] Rumphi -Rumphi District Health Office (DHO) has expressed concern over default and lack of adherence to anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs by young people living with HIV and AIDS in the district. (AllAfrica)

First Lady Calls for End of Child Marriages

[Malawi News Agency] Salima -First Lady Madam Getrude Mutharika has said that child marriage is one of the violence against children which every Malawian should fight to stop as the country commemorates United Nation Security Council Resolution 1325. (AllAfrica)

ILO Gives Uganda, Malawi U.S.$10.5 Million to Fight Child Labour

[Monitor] Kampala -The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has announced a $10.8m (about Shs40.5b) fund for Uganda and Malawi to jointly work to combat child labour on the African continent. (AllAfrica)

Industrial Hemp, Medicinal Cannabis to Roll Out Soon - Mitc

[Nyasa Times] Development of Industrial Hemp regulations that will enable Malawi to formally join the growing nations is set to start this December as it awaits Cabinet approval, the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre has said. (AllAfrica)

Court Rebuffs Malawi Govt On UTM Registration

[Nyasa Times] High Court Judge John Chirwa has thrown out an application for leave to appeal against against the November 2 order to register the movement as a political party within seven days, saying there no reasonable grounds for appeal. (AllAfrica)

Industrial Hemp, Medicinal Cannabis to Roll Out in Malawi Soon - Mitc

[Nyasa Times] Development of Industrial Hemp regulations that will enable Malawi to formally join the growing nations is set to start this December as it awaits Cabinet approval, the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre has said. (AllAfrica)

Chilima Off to Dubai for 'Africa Investment Conference'

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's vice-president Saulos Chilima on Tuesday left the country to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to attend the fifth "Africa Investment Conference" which will be held at the Four Seasons Resort. (AllAfrica)

Nankhumwa Proving He Is the Leading Man in Ruling Party

[Nyasa Times] There is no doubt that Kondwani Nankhumwa, the youthful southern region Vice President for the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), is emerging as one significant political talent and possible contender for influence within the governing party. (AllAfrica)

Bank, Financial Institution in Partnership to Fund SMEs

[Nyasa Times] Fastest growing local bank FDH Bank has partnered with Africa Guarantee Fund (AGF) in an agreement amounting to USD3 Million (MK2.2Billion) to finance Small and Medium sized-Enterprises (SMEs) in the country. (AllAfrica)

Elections Body Dismisses Opposition Block On Resignation Calls

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah and other senior officials will not step aside to allow a forensic audit of equipment and data in the electoral body's custody as demanded by opposition parties bloc. (AllAfrica)

4 Die in Karonga Road Accident, 8 Seriously Injured

[Nyasa Times] Four people have been confirmed dead d while eight others are battling for their lives at Karonga district hospital after a road accident along Karonga-Mzuzu M1 road involving a Mzuzu-bound passenger minibus, police have confirmed. (AllAfrica)

Court Sustains Mulli Gag Order On Kajoloweka

[Nyasa Times] The High Court has saustained a gagging order business magnate Leston Mulli and his two companies--Sunrise Pharmaceuticals and Chombe Foods Limited--obtained against rights activist Charles Kajoloweka, restraining him from commenting on the companies' K8 billion claim case against government. (AllAfrica)

Voter Registration Kit Found in Mozambique

[Nyasa Times] A biometric machine being used in the ongoing voter registration exercise for the May 21 2019 elections has been found on a train coming from Mozambique, Malawi police spokesman has confimed. (AllAfrica)