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Mutharika Strips VP Chilima Ministerial Role

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has stripped Vice President Saulos Chilima of the role of Minister of Disaster Management Affairs following a recent fallout between the two and now all the tasks the latter had been empowered to oversee are removed. (AllAfrica)


Pace of Voter Registration Worries Stakeholders in Kasungu

[Malawi News Agency] Kasungu June 6, 2018: Progress of voter registration in Kasungu has worried monitors and stakeholders as fewer people have registered as compared to those who had registered around the same period (first half) in 2014 elections. (AllAfrica)


Malawi to Add 19.5 Megawatts to Tedzani Power Plant

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Masi: Utilize local workforce in the project - File Photo (AllAfrica)


Chiefs Appeal for Stiffer Penalties Against People Misusing Nets

[Malawi News Agency] Chiradzulu -Chiefs in Chiradzulu have asked community leaders to take to task people found misusing mosquito nets that government is expected to distribute this year. (AllAfrica)


Lulu, Namadingo and Skeffa to Share Stage for Independence Gig At BICC

[Nyasa Times] Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe will be the venues for fun seekers on Saturday 7th July where music doyens; Lulu, Patience Namadingo and Skeffa Chimoto will be performing live at an event dubbed Independence trio as Malawi celebrates 54 years of independence. (AllAfrica)


Mutharika Warns Civil Society Organisations Against Civil Unrest

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika arrived in the northern city of Mzuzu with a stern warning to some civil society organisations (CSOs) whom he claimed have been bent of overthrowing his administration since he became the Head of State. (AllAfrica)


Makena Onjerika Wins 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing

[This is Africa] Kenyan author Makena Onjerika is the 2018 Caine Prize winner, whose haunting tale 'Fanta Blackcurrant' about Nairobi's street children secured her the coveted 10,000 (Sh1.3 million) prize (AllAfrica)


Meet Woman Behind Excavator, Breaking Gender Barriers

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The sight of women behind wheels is now so common. But of the one behind the grouser pad of an excavator is so rare and at the same time fascinating. (AllAfrica)


DPP Elects Wa Jeffrey As Sg - Chipungu, Jooma, Vuwa, Jappie, Chimulilenji Get Top Posts

[Nyasa Times] Delegeates to the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) convention in Blantyre has elected party's secretary general Greselder Jeffery wa Jeffrey to continue on her post. (AllAfrica)


Mutharika Hailed for Holding DPP Together From Factionalism

[Nyasa Times] Chairperson of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) elective convention Nicholas Dausi has hailed President Peter Mutharika for demonstrating strong leadership skills in holding the party together amidst intra party factions. (AllAfrica)


Mutharika to Move or Sack Some Ministers in Imminent Malawi Cabinet Reshuffle

[Nyasa Times] Malawian President Peter Mutharika will carry out a most wide-ranging reshuffle of his Cabinet to give his government a reboot since his endorsement as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) torchbearer in the 2019 Tripartite Elections. (AllAfrica)


Man Sentenced to 11 Years for Robbery

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Nkukula Magistrate Court in Lilongwe on Tuesday sentenced a man to 11years IHL for terrorizing DMI Campus in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)


People Still Unaware of Gender, Marriage-Related Laws - Govt.

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Most communities in the country remain unaware about gender and marriage related laws, a situation which is putting many women at a disadvantage, a government official has said. (AllAfrica)


Chilima Defends Association With Catholic Church, Says He Is Not Corrupt - Malawi VP Dominates Headlines

[Nyasa Times] Vice-President Saulos Chilima on Wednesdsy evening broke his silence by announcing that he will challenge President Peter Mutharika in presidential race in the 2019 Tripartite Elections and his exclusive interview with privately -owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) has dominated headlines in Malawi's media. (AllAfrica)


U.S.Urges Malawi Citizens to Demand Accountability From Leaders

[Nyasa Times] United States of America (USA) Ambassador Virginia Palmer has urged Malawians to demand greater transparency and accountability from those in power and that leaders should take bold move to expose and prosecute cases of corruption to its logical conclusion. (AllAfrica)


Shortage of Blood Main Cause of Maternal Death

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -No Woman Should Die When Giving birth (NWSDGB) has said most maternal related deaths are cause due to lack of adequate blood supplies in most health facilities in the country. (AllAfrica)


Irregularities Force M'mbelwa District Council to Suspend IDs Distribution

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -M'mbelwa District Council has suspended distribution of national Identity Cards in Mzuzu City indefinitely following irregularities which have marred the exercise. (AllAfrica)


First Lady Commends Chilema Ecumenical Training and Conference Center

[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -First Lady Prof. Gertrude Mutharika last week commended the Chilema Ecumenical Training and Conference Center for being a center of excellence in women empowerment through its Women Training Program. (AllAfrica)


Dausi Hails President Mutharika for Holding DPP Together

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Chairperson of the organizing committee for the 20l8 elective Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Nicholas Dausi has hailed President, Professor Peter Mutharika for demonstrating strong leadership skills in holding the party together amidst intra party factions. (AllAfrica)


African Swine Fever Outbreak Hits Nkhata Bay

[Malawi News Agency] Nkhata Bay -Nkhata BayDistrict Agriculture Development Office has banned slaughtering and selling of pock and other pig products in Limphasa and Mpamba extension planning areas (EPAs) following an African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak which has hit some parts of the district. (AllAfrica)


Encroachment and Illegal Charcoal Production Increases in Mchinji

[Malawi News Agency] Dedza July 03, 2018: UNICEF through World Vision Malawi has embarked on a project which aims at preventing malnutrition in under-five children and adolescents in Dedza district. (AllAfrica)


Malawi's Ultra-Poverty Levels Down By 4 Percent

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malawi has reduced extreme poverty levels by at least 4 percent between the years 2011 and 2017, a recent report by the National Statistics Office (NSO) has said. (AllAfrica)


Rabies Scare in Mulanje

[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -There are growing fears among people in Mulanje of the possibility of rabies outbreak. (AllAfrica)


Safe Motherhood Facing Challenges in Ntchisi District

[Malawi News Agency] Ntchisi -Health facilities in Ntchisi district are facing various challenges, a situation which is putting lives of people, especiallypregnant women and new born babies at risk. (AllAfrica)


Women, Children More Vulnerable to Disasters, Cadecom

[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -FLASHBACK: Villagers escape using canoes to higher grounds from their washed away homes - Govati Nyirenda (AllAfrica)


Mutharika to Move or Sack Some Ministers in Imminent Malawi Cabinet Reshuffle

[Nyasa Times] Malawian President Peter Mutharika will carry out a most wide-ranging reshuffle of his Cabinet to give his government a reboot since his endorsement as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) torchbearer in the 2019 Tripartite Elections. (AllAfrica)


Malawi 'Policegate' - Implicating Mutharika, Karim Equals Mob Justice

[Nyasa Times] Amidst the hullabaloo that has engulfed the country following the leaked document allegedly from the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), someone said Malawians are fond of passing judgment on fellow Malawians without looking at the proper merits of the issue at hand. (AllAfrica)


Malawian Films Nominated in Three Categories At the 2018 AMVCA

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -For the first time, Malawian films have been nominated three times in different categories at the 2018 African Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). (AllAfrica)


What's Driving African Migration, Who's Going, and Where?

[Afrobarometer] It is well established that young people constitute the majority of those who risk their lives on migratory routes from Sub-Saharan Africa towards Europe. But there are important differences by country that may inform more targeted policy responses. Afrobarometer's Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye and Edem Selormey present the preliminary findings of the current round of nationally representative surveys relating to migration aspirations. (AllAfrica)


Airtel Top 8 Round-Up - No Signal Yet in Blantyre

[Nyasa Times] The 2018 edition of Airtel Top 8 Cup concluded on Sunday, July 1, 2018 with Blue Eagles of the National Police Headquarters in Lilongwe becoming only the second team to win the coveted trophy after edging giants Nyasa Big Bullets 1-0 in a David versus Goliath encounter played before a large crowd at Bingu National Stadium in the capital city. (AllAfrica)


Castel Malawi Confess Producing Poor Taste Carlsberg Green Beer

[Nyasa Times] After a long and loud cry of the poor taste of Carlsberg Green beer by the imbibers, Castel Malawi has finally heard the cries and has come out to acknowledge the substandard production of the brand. (AllAfrica)