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First Lady Visits World Vision in New York

[Malawi News Agency] New York -First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has commended World Vision for uplifting lives of Malawians through various programmes. (AllAfrica)

Mutharika Tells Unga He Won Credible Polls - Blames MCP for Malawi Turmoil

[Nyasa Times] Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Thursday addressed the annual gathering of world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly and said he won his second and final constitutional five-year term of office through a process that was duly audited by a UN affiliated network but accused opposition leaders' campaign to annul the May elections on getting more angry people on the streets with violence. (AllAfrica)

Mutharika Heads Back to Malawi After Unga, Lashes At UN 'Hypocrisy' Again

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika is not prolonging his stay in New York, United States after attending the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as he is scheduled to return home this Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Full UNGA Address By Mutharika

[Malawi News Agency] Let us begin by listening to the voice of silence-- the voice of those who cannot speak but waiting for the actions of this Assembly. (AllAfrica)

Ministry Assures Malawians of Affordable Maize Through Admarc

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has assured Malawians it will provide affordable maize in food deficit areas through the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) as one way of enhancing food security in the country. (AllAfrica)

Government Commits to Quality Health Delivery

[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -Government has pledged to work with the church and development partners to ensure promotion of quality education for nurses, midwives and other medical practitioners to achieve quality health care delivery system in Malawi. (AllAfrica)

Royal Tour - Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex Arrive Sunday in Malawi

[Nyasa Times] The Royal Highness, the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry is expected to arrive in Malawi on Sunday for his maiden official visit to the Warm Heart of Africa where he is expected to perform a number of official duties and have a meeting with President Peter Mutharika. (AllAfrica)

Right Watchdog Says Police Now Ruling Party Wing

[Nyasa Times] The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has demonized the Malawi police, describing it as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) wing following their partiality towards the ruling party during protests events on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Hosts International Tobacco Conference

[Nyasa Times] Malawi too would like to continue benefiting from tobacco as a legal commodity while at the same time protecting public health, Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa has said. (AllAfrica)

Activists Condemn Ruling Party Attack On Post-Election Protesters

[Nyasa Times] Several human rights activist and commentators on Wednesday warned authorities against letting the country degenerate into a state of lawlessness after members of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth wing -- commonly referred to as cadets -- attacked Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) official Billy Mayaya and others who were injured. (AllAfrica)

President Mutharika Courts New York Business Tycoon

[Malawi News Agency] New York -President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday met New York business tycoon, Thomas Barry, President and Chief Executive Officer for Zephyr Management and discussed business opportunities the company may bring to Malawi. (AllAfrica)

Closing in On Malaria With Vaccination

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Fainesi Maida (not real name) of Bereu Village in Traditional Authority (TA) Maseya's area in Chikhwawa District never saw two of her three babies grow through to 11 months. (AllAfrica)

Chawinga-Kalua Appointed Queens Coach

[Nyasa Times] Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) has appointed Peace Chawinga-Kalua as new Coach for national netball team, the Queens, replacing veteran trainer Griffin Saenda. (AllAfrica)

Acting President Chimulirenji Handover Relief Items to Mangochi

[Nyasa Times] State vice-president, Everton Chimulirenji , who is acting president and also Minister of Disaster Management Affairs on Wednesday handed over relief items from Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) of Kenya through Alliance One Tobacco (Malawi) Limited at Chisawa Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Chimwala in Mangochi. (AllAfrica)

Phone-in Programmes to Resume As Court Lifts Ban

[Nyasa Times] The High Court in Lilongwe on Wednesday lifted the ban Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) on phone-in programmes giving leeway to broadcasters to resume the shows on their airwaves. (AllAfrica)

DPP Cadets Hack Activist, Abduct Anti-Ansah Protesters

[Nyasa Times] Human rights activist Billy Mayaya has been rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital after he was severely hacked in the head by ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadets who are also accused of abducting some protesters in the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) demonstrations. (AllAfrica)

DPP Cadres Take Up Streets in Blantyre - Protected By Malawi Police

[Nyasa Times] The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadres have taken up the major Kamuzu Highway in Blantyre after the police forcibly cleared Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) protesters. (AllAfrica)

Mixed Views On Mutharika's World Peace Prize

[Nyasa Times] Some sectionof Malawians are describing as bogus, useless and irrelevant a world peace award an India-based youth organization is to give to President Peter Mutharika. (AllAfrica)

2 Chinese Convicted for Possessing Ivory in Malawi - Zambian Pleaded Quilty

[Nyasa Times] The Lilongwe Magistrates Court has on Tuesday September 24 2019 convicted two Chinese nationals and two Malawians for Illegally possessing and dealing in wildlife products contrary to the National Parks and Wildlife Act. (AllAfrica)

Plastic Pollution Continues in Lake Malawi Despite Ban

[VOA] Plastic bags continue to pollute Lake Malawi, despite a government ban on their use. Conservationists say the plastic is a threat to about 1,000 fish species found in the Africa's third-largest lake, and studies warn that the fish stock could be depleted by 2050 unless the lake is cleaned up. (AllAfrica)

Mutharika Pardons 88 Inmates, Released From Malawi Congested Prisons

[Nyasa Times] Malawi President Peter Mutharika has pardoned 88 prisoners who should be released from the country's heavily congested prisons as part of the Republic celebrations. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Grappling With Cases of Suicide

[Nyasa Times] People with disability state body, Macoha says it is establishing mental health forums in some parts of the country to curb the rising cases of suicide as there are about one death every two days. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Talks to Burundi, Rwanda Over Repatriation of Refugees

[Nyasa Times] Government says it is in talks with Burundi and Rwanda administrations to convince their citizens living in this country as refugees to voluntarily return to their own countries. (AllAfrica)

Land Battle in Lilongwe Divides DPP

[Nyasa Times] A battle that has ensued between Lilongwe City Council (LCC) and Beautify Malawi Trust (Beam) over land in the Capital city which is opposite Civo Stadium and Crossroads Hotel is refusing to die and has further divided both the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials and youth cadets' leadership. (AllAfrica)

United Religious Initiative Malawi March for Religious Tolerance and Peace

[Nyasa Times] United Religious Initiative -Malawi (URI) has called on religious leaders and its membership to be tolerant with other religious beliefs for them to counteract conflicts that emanate from religious misunderstandings. (AllAfrica)

PAC Initiated Peace Talks Awaits President Mutharika

[Nyasa Times] Public Affairs Committee (PAC) says the post-election peace talks are still on, only that the quasi-religious body is waiting for President Peter Mutharika to arrive from the US to be briefed on the stand by other stakeholders in the political stalemate. (AllAfrica)

Court Adjourns Anti-Ansah Protesters Case

[Nyasa Times] A magistrate court in Mzuzu has adjourned to a later date a case in which 19 anti-Jane Ansah protesters are accused of stoning Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers and looting. (AllAfrica)

Chilima Calls for Malawi Robust Response to Ebola Emergency

[Nyasa Times] UTM Party president Saulos Chilima has called for robust response to ebola emergency following World Health Organisation (WHO) that the deadly disease has hit neighbouring Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

FA Malawi Set to Unveil Another Cup Sponsor

[Nyasa Times] Football Association of Malawi (FAM) will this Thursday September 25 2019 unveil a new cup sponsor at a function to be held at Mpira Village in Blantyre to add the number of competitions it administers to four. (AllAfrica)

Malawi to Get UN Award for NCDs

[Malawi News Agency] New York -The United Nations is on Monday expected to give Malawi an award for the outstanding work and contribution the country is making in achieving the Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) related Sustainable Development Goals. (AllAfrica)

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)