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Kenya Joins Ghana and Malawi to Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine

[Capital FM] Homa Bay -The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world's first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Global Internet Security Provider Eset Trains ICTCT Malawi

[Nyasa Times] As part of global internet security specialists ESET's global drive to expand its footprints on the African continent and Malawi in particular, ESET East Africa engaged its longtime partner, Inspired Computer Technology Consultants (ICTC) Malawi, in a comprehensive technical training in order to equip them with in-depth technical knowledge on their advanced products and services. (AllAfrica)

Motal Engil are like Guptas, Says Opposition MP Chihana

[Nyasa Times] Opposition legislator Yeremiah Chihana invented himself as new loose cannon among the current cohort of Parliament during the last sitting and will be the MP to watch in general debate of the 2019/20 budget statement. (AllAfrica)

Malaria Vaccine Launched in Kenya - Kenya Joins Ghana and Malawi to Roll Out Landmark Vaccine in Pilot Introduction

[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world's first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. (AllAfrica)

MPs Want Department of Nutrition Back in OPC

[Nyasa Times] Members of Parliament (MPs) under HIV/ Aids and Nutrition Committee have asked government to revert the Department of Nutrition, HIV and Aids (DNHA) back to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) if the department is to stay relevant. (AllAfrica)

TNM Leverages Growth of Malawi Mobile Money

[CAJ News] Lilongwe -TELEKOM Networks Malawi (TNM) has appointed Chikhulupiliro Mphatso as General Manager of its newly established mobile money subsidiary, TNM Mpamba Ltd. (AllAfrica)

UTM Explains Malawi Elections Case Witness Withdraw

[Nyasa Times] The UTM Party legal team has said the withdraw of 34 witnesses in the on-going presidential elections case is tactical and insisted that it is satisfied with the strength of the evidence tendered so far by four witnesses including for first petitioner in the case, immediate Vice President Saulos Chilima. (AllAfrica)

Court Convicts and Fines Man On Illegal Water Connection

[Nyasa Times] The Lilongwe First Grade Magistrate Court has convicted and fined Shadreck Galeta Banda for impersonating Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) officer and connecting water on people's houses illegally. (AllAfrica)

Oxfam Tells Malawi Government to Rescind Decision On Stadia Construction

[Nyasa Times] International NGO, Oxfam has advised the government to rescind its decision to construct two stadia for privately owned football clubs and instead direct the K1.6 billion to improve the dwindling social services in the country. (AllAfrica)

Chakwera Ready to Outline Vote-Rigging Case in Malawi Presidential Elections

[Nyasa Times] Lawyers representing opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera, have said the second petitioner in the historic presidential election petition matter in Constitution Court, is ready to outline his case and be cross-examined next Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

An Elegant New Malawi Musical Gem From Major 1 Records

[Nyasa Times] You might not have heard his name before, but trust me, now that you have, you will never forget it. (AllAfrica)

Analysts Advise Mutharika 'To Prove National Leadership'

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's renowned political analysts have advised President Peter Mutharika to prove his national leadership by holding rallies in the north and centre too instead of confining himself in the south. (AllAfrica)

Chilima Withdraws Evidence of 34 Witnesses in Malawi Elections Case

[Nyasa Times] In a sudden turn of events, immediate past vice-president Saulos Chilima has decided to withdraw the evidence of his 34 monitors in the elections petition case who alleged electoral irregularities, the Constitutional Court heard on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Tourism Sector Affected By Demonstrations - Minister

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Salim Bagus has admitted that the anti-Jane Ansah demonstration have imparted negative to the development of the country's tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Govt Dismayed By Human Rights Defenders Coalition Demonstration Plan

[Nyasa Times] Attorney General (AG) Kalekeni Kaphale has said government have noted with dismay the move by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) to set a date for a fresh round of demonstrations before the negotiations that were sanctioned by the Supreme Court of Appeal have been concluded. (AllAfrica)

Blantyre Registers More Road Accidents in 2019

[Nyasa Times] Blantyre district has registered more road accidents in the first half of 2019 as compared to the same period last year. (AllAfrica)

Social Media Report Angers Minister Jooma

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Transport and Public Works Ralph Jooma has expressed concern over social media reports alleging that a primary school in his constituency is in a poor state. (AllAfrica)

Energy Regulator Maintains Fuel, Electricity Prices

[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has maintained fuel prices despite an increase in the landing cost of the petrol, diesel and paraffin by 11.70 percent, 7.30 percent and 4.64 percent, respectively. (AllAfrica)

Police Arrest 7 'Notorious Criminals' in Blantyre

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police Service in commercial capital, Blantyre have arrested seven people believed to be notorious criminals who have been terrorizing residential areas in the city. (AllAfrica)

Hrdc Security Personnel Apprehends State Spy, Beats Him Up

[Nyasa Times] Fierce government critic Timothy Mtambo says his security personnel have apprehended a state spy who was trailing the human rights activist in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)

Mutharika Leaves for Mugabe Funeral On Saturday

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika is this Saturday expected to leave the country for Zimbabwe to attend the state funeral service of that country's former president Robert Mugabe as his family says he will be buried at his village Zvimba district, about 60 miles (95km) north-west of the capital, Harare, against authorities' wishes. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Parliament Goes Paperless , Electronic Hansard

[Nyasa Times] Speaker of parliament Gotani Hara says the National Assembly has now stopped publishing hard copies of chamber documents which include Hansards. (AllAfrica)

Chakwera Vows to Continue Malawi Parliament Business Boycot

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has vowed to continue boycotting parliamentary proceedings until the Constitutional Court gives a verdict on the politically charged presidential election case. (AllAfrica)

113 Malawian Displaces in Xeno Attacks, Kept in South Africa Temporary Shelters

[Nyasa Times] Government has said about 113 Malawians- including pregnant women and children - have been displaced following xenophobic attacks in South Africa and they are being kept in temporary shelters . (AllAfrica)

Mutharika Expected to Attend Mugabe State Funeral

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika will be expected to be among 30 world leaders to attend the state funeral of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe on Saturday, according to Zimbabwe government officials. (AllAfrica)

Mutharika Pledges Continuation of Development Projects

[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -President Prof. Peter Mutharika has said his government would continue implementing different projects to transform the country from abject poverty to prosperity (AllAfrica)

Police Arrest Stepfather Over Killing of Child

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Mzimba have arrested a 37-year-old man for allegedly killing his three-year step son. (AllAfrica)

Mwanamvekha Unveils U.S.$2,3 Billion Budget

[Nyasa Times] Joseph Mwanamvekha has delivered his first Budget as Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development. The 2019/2020 budget is pegged at K1.7 trillion up from K1.4 trillion in the 2018/2019 budget. These are the key points of what he has said. (AllAfrica)

Govt to Build 10,000 Houses For Security Agencies

[Nyasa Times] The promise of President Peter Mutharika to roll out a housing project for all security agencies this year will be fulfilled as Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha has announced in his budget presentation on Monday that the construction will commence in 2019/20 fiscal year. (AllAfrica)

Finance Minister Mwanamvekha Upbeat As IMF Team Returns

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha has said Malawi was on track to remain within the terms of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Extended Credit Facility (ECF) program. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Youths Call for Better Reproductive Health Services

[UNFPA] Lilongwe, Malawi -On the 14th of August, more than a thousand youths thronged the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) to mark the official launch of ICPD25 - Road to Nairobi with calls for more engagement and better reproductive health services. (AllAfrica)