Malawi : News

News : Malawi : News

MEC Shuts Down Temporality As Covid-19 Hits

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has closed down for 10 days because nine officers have tested positive to Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Mwanza DC Dies At Covid-19 Isolation Centre

[Nyasa Times] Mwanza district commissioner (DC) Michael Chimbalanga died on Saturday night at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital's Covid-19 isolation centre. (AllAfrica)

UK-Based Malawians From Kasungu Donate PPE to Hospital

[Nyasa Times] United Kingdom-based Malawians who come from Kasungu District have joined the fight against Covid-19 by donating assorted Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the district health office. (AllAfrica)

Chakwera Commends Citizens, Institution for Donations to Covid-19 Fight

[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera has commended several Malawian institutions and private citizens for their vibrant initiative to raise money and contribute to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) and medicines in public hospitals to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Couple Arrested Over Sexual Assault of Girl With Mental Illness

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Nkhata Bay are keeping in custody a 23-year-old Gift Bazirio for allegedly sexually assaulting a mentally challenged girl aged 23. (AllAfrica)

Smuggling of Oil, Flour On the Rise

[Nyasa Times] Local manufacturers should brace for tough times as smuggling of products from neighbouring countries is on the rise due to the porous borders. (AllAfrica)

Ex President Peter Mutharika's Bank Accounts Still Frozen

[Nyasa Times] The High Court has said the court order which the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) obtained to freeze the bank accounts of former president Peter Mutharika froze in November but was renewed and dismissed an application by Mutharika seeking to reserve a Restriction Notice (RN) issued by graft-busting body. (AllAfrica)

Attorney General Silungwe Back in Office After Covid-19 Onslaught

[Nyasa Times] Attorney General Chikosa Silungwe will be back in office on Monday after he was down with Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Chakwera, Chilima Mourn Semphere

[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera has joined hundreds of people who are paying tributes to the chairperson of Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) who succumbed to covid-19 on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Robbers Hit Minister of Defence's Residence As VP Chilima Faces Burglars Attempt

[Nyasa Times] Daring thieves on Tuesday beat the security system and broke into Deputy Minister of Defence Jean Sendeza's house at Area 47 in Lilongwe and went away with K3 million and assorted items while State Vice President Saulos Chilima has reported to police for investigations an attempted break-in at his office. (AllAfrica)

Nkhoma Hospital Sounds Sos Over Life-Saving Covid-19 Equipment

[Nyasa Times] Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) run Nkhoma Hospital has sounded an SOS over lack of oxygen cylinders. (AllAfrica)

Police Arrest More People Without Face Masks

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police continue to arrest more people found without face masks despite condemnation that the law enforcers are assaulting those deemed contravening the strict covid-19 preventive measures. (AllAfrica)

Chao in Lilongwe Over Covid-19 Preventive Measures

[Nyasa Times] Business came to a standstill at Lilongwe's Old Town as people protested against the police heavy handedness in enforcing the Covid-19 strict preventive measures. (AllAfrica)

4 Malawi Urban Musicians Collabo in 'Osaphweketsa' Covid-19 Song

[Nyasa Times] Four Malawian urban musicians have teamed up to release Osaphweketsa single which depict real life scenarios applied to address the myths and misconceptions of Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Opportunity for Malawi Youths to Play Football in Belgium, Netherlands

[Nyasa Times] Malawian youth footballers have a big chance to play in youth football leagues of Belgium and Netherlands. (AllAfrica)

Rev Semphere Mourned - Mhrc Chairperson Dies With Covid-19

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) chairperson Reverend Patrick Semphere has died with coronavirus and tributes continue to pour in for the man -- and all convey the deepest respect to the man of God, who also happens to be a journalist of great repute. (AllAfrica)

Mhrc Warns Against Indefinite Closure of Schools Because of Covid-19

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Human Rights Commissioner (MHRC) has warmed government against closure of schools without a well thought strategy. (AllAfrica)

University of Malawi in U-Turn Over Colleges Delinking

[Nyasa Times] In a very surprising and dramatic move, the University of Malawi (Unima) Council has stopped the process of delinking it's constituent colleges. (AllAfrica)

Chitipa Utd to Take Advantage of League Suspension

[Nyasa Times] Chitipa United Football Club which is anchoring the TNM Super League log table seeks to take advantage of the three-week suspension of the league to iron out some of its problems. (AllAfrica)

Nyamilandu Encourages Football Fraternity Not to Dampen Their Spirits

[Nyasa Times] Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu says the country is presently faced with serious uncertain times that challenge everyone and urges the public to unreservedly support the public health Covid-19 preventive measures as prescribed by the Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation. (AllAfrica)

Donors Weigh in On NGO Act Amendment - Bill Has Potential to Limit Civic Space

[Nyasa Times] Key development partners (DPs) have weighed in on the proposed NGO Act Amendment Bill, recommending that Non-Governmental Organizations Board (NGO) Board of Malawi should conduct comprehensive and inclusive consultations before taking the Bill to parliament. (AllAfrica)

NBS Bank Enhances Its Digital Offering, Partners Network International

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Stock Exchange-listed NBS Bank plc has launched ab e-commerce platform, powered by Network International (, a leading enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the Middle East. (AllAfrica)

Chakwera Mandates Chilima to Provide Malawi 2063 Vision Document Outline

[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera on Tuesday launched the country's new master plan, Malawi 2063, a successor to Vision 2020, with an emotional call to the citizenry for mind change, dedication and to embrace the power of hope and belief that Malawi can develop. (AllAfrica)

Cyclone Eloise On the Loose, Malawi to Have Heavy Rains - - MET

[Nyasa Times] Weather experts are warning of heavy rains in the country in what they say will be caused by Cyclone Eloise. (AllAfrica)

Govt Announces Strict New Covid-19 Measures

[RFI] In the wake of of two Malawian cabinet officials dying of coronavirus last week, President Lazarus Chakwera has announced new health measures to combat the spread of the virus, including lockdown, as cases have increased since the new year. (AllAfrica)

4 Die in Ntcheu Road Fatality

[Nyasa Times] Four people, including the driver, have died in a Freightliner vehicle accident in Ntcheu after the vehicle swept to death pedestrians. (AllAfrica)

Minister Gazettes Anti-Coronavirus Restrictions - Face Masks Compulsory in Public

[Nyasa Times] Government has gazetted Public Health and Covid-19 Containment and Management laws, which among others, criminalises non wearing of masks in public to tackle a surge in cases. (AllAfrica)

Chilima Proposes Alternative Healthcare Financing for Malawi

[Nyasa Times] Vice President Saulos Chilima challenged stakeholders to seriously and deliberately consider and define alternative healthcare financing, stressing that financing "free" healthcare service is proving difficult and unsustainable. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Doctors Call for Volunteers to Support Frontline Health Care Staff

[Nyasa Times] The Society of Medical Doctors (SMD) has called for volunteer health workers to support the frontline health care staff during this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Super League Soccer Matches Suspended Due to Coronavirus

[Nyasa Times] Super League of Malawi (Sulom) have suspended the top-flight TNM Super League for a period of three weeks, due to new restrictions allowing only 50 people in games following the coronavirus pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Minister Sendeza Wants Killed Daughter Repatriated From U.S. for Burial in Malawi

[Nyasa Times] Deputy Minister of Defence Jean Sendeza has said she desperately wants the remains of her 29-year-old daughter reportedly shot dead on Friday in Indiana, USA by his boyfriend after she ended an affair, to be repatriated for burial in Malawi. (AllAfrica)