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Machinga Registers 8.6 Percent Increase in Child Abuse Cases

[Malawi News Agency] Machinga -As the year 2018 comes to an end, Machinga has registered an increase in child abuse cases as compared to last year, the district's police child protection office says. (AllAfrica)

Police Officer Breaks Into Oc's House and Steals Gun - Arrested

[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -Police have arrested a police officer and two civilians for allegedly breaking into Chinseu Police Unit Officer-in-Charge (OC's) house in Zomba and stealing a gun, among other items. (AllAfrica)

Friends of the North Donate to Mangochi Prison, Hospital

[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -Friends of the North (FON) Mangochi Chapter Wednesday cheered inmates and patients at Mangochi Prison and Mangochi District Hospital where they donated assorted items worth K300, 000. (AllAfrica)

How Social Cash Transfer Housed 13-Member Family

[Malawi News Agency] Nkhata Bay -While some Social Cash Transfer Programme beneficiaries spend all the money on food, Zikwenda Mphande has been saving and investing it in fixed assets to fulfill his dream of becoming financially independent. (AllAfrica)

Govt Consoles Mulanje Flood Victims

[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -Minister of Homeland Security Nicolas Dausi Thursday presided over the distribution of relief items to 3,790 flood victims in Mulanje District. (AllAfrica)

Banda Vows to Scrap Driving License Renewal if Elected

[Nyasa Times] People's Party (PP) president Joyce Banda has made a landmark announcement that she will abolish regular and frequent motor vehicle license renewals as she will scrape off driving license expiry dates if she wins the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. (AllAfrica)

Finance Minister Gondwe Dismisses World Bank 'Nonsense' Report

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's tax regime remains prohibitive to attract meaningful foreign direct investments (FDI) and it impacts negatively on private sector, the World Bank has said but that has been dismissed by Treasury Czar Goodall Gondwe. (AllAfrica)

Two Men Sentenced to 10 Years for Jointly Raping Teenager

[Nyasa Times] The Mzuzu Senior Resident Magistrate court has sentenced two men to a 10 year imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) each for jointly raping a 16 year old girl. (AllAfrica)

Girl Risks Losing Eye After Firecracker Mishap

[Nyasa Times] A 13-year-old Standard Five learner Jennifer Banda who sustained an injury from a firecracker and is at risk of losing an eye dominated the Malawi leading daily newspaper on Thursday December 27 2018. (AllAfrica)

Man Drowns On Christmas Day

[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -A 52-year-old man drowned on Christmas Day while crossing a flooded river in Nkhotakota District. (AllAfrica)

Government Hailed for Formalising Public Relations in Ministries

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Public Relations Society of Malawi (PRSM) has commended government on the move to recognise public relations (PR) and communication functions in its sectors. (AllAfrica)

Minister Mussa Cheers Up Underprivileged Constituents

[Nyasa Times] Thousands of less privileged people from Chiradzulu East constituency on Christmas Day went to bed with smiling faces after celebrating birth of Jesus Christ in a remarkable style when their member of parliament who is also Minister of Information and Communications Technology Henry Mussa organised a special party where he also donated over 500 blankets to the elderly, orphans and people living with disabilities. (AllAfrica)

Champs Nyasa BB Donates to Patients At Queen's Hospital

[Nyasa Times] As one way of celebrating the success of 2018 TNM Super League season with fans, the 2018 champions Nyasa Big Bullets has donated assorted items worth K2 million to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. (AllAfrica)

Haiya Says Football Clubs Should Embrace Commercialisation

[Nyasa Times] Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club says commercialisation drive is the only hope for Malawian football to develop. (AllAfrica)

Overfishing Threatens Malawi's Blue Economy

[IPS] Mangochi, Malawi -Lake Malawi, Africa's third largest lake, provides an economic lifeline to many fishing families. But overfishing is affecting many of these lives, with women being affected the most. (AllAfrica)

Abdul Karim Batatawala Drags Immigration Dept to Court Over Malawi E-Passport Procurement

[Nyasa Times] Controversial Blantyre-based business mogul Abdul Karim Batatawala who is claiming about K62 billion from Malawi government on deliveries that were allegedly not made, has dragged to court Department of Immigration and Citizenship on the procurement of K27 billion contract to upgrade the Passport Issuance System (PIS) and Introduction of the Electronic Passport . (AllAfrica)

Malawi 'Asset Stripping' - Ministry's Auction of Vehicles Scandal in the Spotlight

[Nyasa Times] Secretary for Health Dan Namalika and other officials have bought cars from their ministry in a public auction which Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe has described as illegal and observers call asset stripping. (AllAfrica)

Cattle Ruffian Killed in Mob Justice

[Malawi News Agency] Salima -Police in Salima have confirmed that a suspected cattle thief has been burnt to death after he was caught by a mob. (AllAfrica)

Office of the Ombudsman Plants 1,000 Trees

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Office of the Ombudsman and staff on Thursday planted 1,000 trees at Ngwangwa in the area of Traditional Authority Mtema in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)

Hurray, No Christmas Electricity Blackout! Escom Brightens Mood

[Nyasa Times] As Malawi joins the rest of the world in celebrating Christmas--a commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ--which this year falls on Tuesday December 25, the citizenry should brace for the glitz and glamour that the festival is associated with as electricity throughout will brighten the season's mood. (AllAfrica)

Poverty Blocks Fights Against GBV

[Gender Links] Balaka -In a courtroom, Annie kadothi* stood up and told the Magistrate that she wanted to withdraw the case against her husband case who was answering a case of unlawful wounding. (AllAfrica)

Seven Sitting Councillors Lose Primary Elections

[Malawi News Agency] Salima -Incumbent Chairperson of Salima District Council, Councilor Evason Mpayani of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Liwadzi Ward in Salima North West Constituency has become the seventh sitting Councilor to be defeated in primary elections in Salima, after he lost to a female aspirant, Esther Soko. (AllAfrica)

Mutharika Says DPP Has Conquered Many Challenges

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has maintained his script about his success in turning around the economy of Malawi after he inherited empty coffers in 2014 when he came to power and said it is important to give thanks to God . (AllAfrica)

Salima Communities Sensitized On HIV and Aids Act

[Malawi News Agency] Salima -Malawi Network of Aids Services Organizations (MANASO) has encouraged the communities in Salima to go for HIV and AIDS testing more especially the self-testing initiative, so that they could know there status. (AllAfrica)

Chimunthu Banda Recalled to Represent Nkhotakota North Constituency

[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -Members of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Nkhotakota North Constituency on Wednesday elected former speaker of Parliament, Henry Chimunthu Banda, to represent them as candidate during the coming 2019 tripartite elections. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Braces for More Flood Misery - Dausi Says K68.5bn Set Aside, National Resilience Startegy Developed

[Nyasa Times] Rain-battered Malawi is bracing itself for more flooding chaos and government has set aside K68.5 billion ($94.1 million) for the humanitarian response plan, Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi has said. (AllAfrica)

First English-Ciyawo Dictionary Launched - 'Jikajikape Jangauma Mbili'

[Nyasa Times] The Global Interaction, through the Baptist Convention of Malawi, has unveiled the first ever English-Ciyawo Dictionary. (AllAfrica)

NBS Bank Extends Banking Hours for the Festive Season Up to 6pm

[Nyasa Times] NBS Bank has extended its banking hours up to 6PM at nine of its key service centres in the country to give customers more flexibility in banking for deposits and withdrawals during the busy festive season. (AllAfrica)

Court Slaps 52 Year Old Man to 8 Years Ihl for Defilement

[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -First Grade Magistrate Court in Mchinji has sentenced a 52 year-old man to 8 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 14 year old girl. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Airline Forced to Abandon Take-Off - Chileka Airport Dogs Disruption

[Nyasa Times] A Malawian Airlines aircraft was this week forced to abandon take-off at Blantyre-Chileka International Airport after pilot sighted dogs on the final lap on the runway. (AllAfrica)

Supplier of Passports Technobrain Under Investigations - Authorities

[Nyasa Times] Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it is investigating Technobrain, the supplier of Malawi passport books, over the 250 blank passports that went missing last year. (AllAfrica)