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District Elects Theft Suspect As Council Chairperson

[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -Phalombe District Council on Friday elected Councilor Kalepa Mawere who is answering criminal charges at the First Grade Magistrate's Court in the district to be Chairperson of the Council. (AllAfrica)

Students Invent 'Sensory Magic Stick' for the Visually Impaired

[Nyasa Times] Students from University of Livingstonia (Unilia) have devised a sensory walking stick that will help people with impaired vision to detect any objects in their way when they are walking. (AllAfrica)

Charity Group Fundraising for 86-Year-Old Destitute Woman

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -A Mzuzu based charity group, We're 1, is in a fundraising drive to construct a decent but affordable house for an 86-year-old destitute woman. (AllAfrica)

Wizards Players Boycott Game

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Some players for Premier Bet Wizards Football Club are boycotting playing games following the failure by the club to honour the players' salaries and game allowances. (AllAfrica)

Uncooperative Miners Hampering TB Fight

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Health officials in Mzimba have bemoaned that uncooperative small scale miners are hindering efforts in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) as they work without protective wear. (AllAfrica)

Over 160,000 People to Vote in the By-Elections - Report

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Almost 160, 476 people are expected to cast their votes in the by elections scheduled to take place on 17 October in all the six constituencies. (AllAfrica)

Director of Parks and Wildlife Wins Prestigious 2017 Tusk Award

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Association of Environmental Journalists (AEJ) in Malawi has congratulated Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), Director Brighton Kumchedwa for winning the prestigious 2017 Tusk Award. (AllAfrica)

All Set for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

[Nyasa Times] Think Pink Malawi initiative in conjunction with International Women Association of Malawi (IWAM) has teamed up to organise events to bring awareness to breast cancer this October. (AllAfrica)

Basketball Star in China for Professional Career

[Nyasa Times] Mphatso Gift Zilemba is the first professional basketball player that Malawi has produced since the sport came into the country. (AllAfrica)

Blantyre Arts Festival Underway

[Nyasa Times] Blantyre Arts Festival opened its doors for the annual festivities with photo exhibition on Thursday night. (AllAfrica)

Street Children Saga Requires Parenting Training - NGO

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Director of Eye of the Child, Maxwell Matewere, says there is need for families to be trained in parenting if the current issue of street kids is to be addressed in a sustainable way. (AllAfrica)

Traditional Leaders Crucial in Attaining Open Defecation Free Status

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi has commended traditional leaders and communities for their contribution to the attainment of open defecation free (ODF) status in the country. (AllAfrica)

Kabwila Moves Motion to Sustain Female MPs

[Nyasa Times] The main opposition Malawi Congress Party's (MCP) outspoken Member of Parliament (MP) for Salima North-West constituency, Dr. Jessie Kabwila this week tabled a motion in Scottish Parliament on how to sustain women Parliamentarians seats during elections. (AllAfrica)

Princess Chitsulo Changes Dvd Launch Date Due to Piracy

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Gospel songbird Princess Chitsulo has cancelled her Nyimbo Yanga DVD launch which was slated for October 6 in Blantyre to October 27 due to piracy. (AllAfrica)

Two of Continent's Most Wanted Poachers Caught

[News24Wire] Two of East Africa's most wanted wildlife criminals have been arrested in Malawi for their involvement in the illegal trade of ivory. (AllAfrica)

European Parliament Take Stand Against Attacks on People With Albinism

[PR Newswire] Strasbourg -MEPs condemn the rise of violence against albinos in Malawi, persecutions against Crimean Tatars and crackdown on political opponents in the Maldives in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique Deports 88 Malawians in Transit to South Africa

[Nyasa Times] Authorities in Mozambican Tete province have deported 88 Malawian nationals who were on their way to South Africa probably to look for greener pastures, Malawi immigration officials have confirmed. (AllAfrica)

Traditional Leaders Crucial in Attaining Open Defecation Free Status

[Malawi News Agency] Kasungu -As more and more Traditional Authorities (TA) in the country are attaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi noted that it is encouraging to see that traditional leaders and communities are playing important roles. (AllAfrica)

Minister, Aides Defend Malawi President Mutharika's Press-Dodging On UNGA

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation Emmanuel Fabiano defended President Peter Mutharika, who has been under fire from the local media for his prolonged stay in the United States of America after attending this year's United Nations General Assembly, for staying away at a press conference which was to take place at Kamuzu Palace to brief journalists on his trip, saying there is no law demanding President to hold presser. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Teachers Salaries Delayed Again

[Nyasa Times] Malawi government will once again delay paying the salaries of teachers in public primary and secondary schools this month which is attributed to bureaucracy in the State machinery. (AllAfrica)

7 Thyolo Men Due in Court Oct 13 for Damaging Property Over 'Blood Sucking' Syndicate

[Nyasa Times] Seven men are on remand at Thyolo Prison in connection with a blood sucking fracas where some irate villagers invaded and ransacked the house of Olendo Chaponda, nephew to Dr. George Chaponda Member of Parliament for Mulanje South West and destroyed some property in the process. (AllAfrica)

Rulling Party's Ngwenya Handover Maize Mill to Area 23 Residents - Free to All

[Nyasa Times] The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General Greselder Jeffrey Wa Jeffrey and the parliamentary candidate for October 17 by-elctions, Dr Reuben Ngwenya have y handed over a maize mill to Lilongwe Area 23 residents. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Islamic Commission Demand Inquiry 'Blood Sucking' Crisis, Bemoans Political Violence

[Nyasa Times] Islamic Commission for Justice and Freedom (ICJF) has called on government to investigate the current blood sucking rumours that have created tension in some districts in the southern part of the country, before dismissing the rumours entirely. (AllAfrica)

Council Asks NGOs to Accommodate Youths in Various Projects

[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -Mchinji District Council Chairperson, Edison Josiah has called on Non-governmental organizations in the district to come forward and impart business knowledge among the youth to become self-reliant. (AllAfrica)

Registration of Birth Is Now Compulsory - Report

[Malawi News Agency] National Registration Bureau (NRB) Data Supervisor, Esther Munthali has said registration of birth is now compulsory, universal and systematic. (AllAfrica)

Community Resistance Threatens Banana Restoration Exercise

[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Government has expressed concern over pockets of resistant by banana farmers in Thyolo to uproot fruit trees that were affected by Banana Banctops. (AllAfrica)

Man Gets 10 Years for Raping 28-Year-Old Woman

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Limbe Senior Resident Magistrate Court Monday convicted and sentenced a 21 year old Kaka Mdoka to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for raping a 28 year old woman. (AllAfrica)

Is Joice Banda to Blame For Fertiliser Debts?

[Nyasa Times] The debt that Malawi's Farm Input Loan Programme (Filp) owes to foreign fertiliser companies represents a fourfold escalation since 2014, the result of accumulated interest and the steady weakening of the kwacha against the dollar. The original contract price was MK11.1-billion. (AllAfrica)

Country Hit by Blackouts

[Nyasa Times] Malawians are made to live in blackout all day everyday as Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) board chairperson Dr. Perks Ligoya has messed up procurement of new heavy-duty generators that were expected to add about 80 megawatts to the national grid when he pushed for awarding of a $74 million contract to a South African firm Aggreko, Nyasa Times can reveal. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Kamuzu Barracks Title Defence Collapse

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's flasghip TNM Super League defending champions, Kamuzu Barracks have relinquished their hopes of defending the league following their poor performance. (AllAfrica)

President Mutharika, UN Secretary General Meet

[Malawi News Agency] New York -Malawi's President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika Friday morning met the new United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, at UN Headquarters Building in New York. (AllAfrica)