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Atupele Justifies Donation of Medical Products to China

[Nyasa Times] United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi has defended his decision to make a donation of medical products to the People's Republic of China, which has been hit by the fatal coronavirus, saying the super power was Malawi's major development partner. (AllAfrica)

Mtambo Tells Opposition to Take Action Against Failure to Fire MEC Commissioners

[Nyasa Times] Rights activist Timothy Mtambo has told opposition leaders in the country to take action against President Peter Mutharika for his failure to fire Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners after the pollster said registration for voters for the Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh presidential election starts on March 10. (AllAfrica)

Police Arrest Lawyer Ambokile Salimu, Accused of Swindling Client

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Blantyre have arrested lawyer Ambokire Salim on allegations that he swindled a client millions of money. (AllAfrica)

Nankhumwa Hails Atupele, UDF On Alliance With DPP

[Nyasa Times] Governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president responsible for Southern Region, Kondwani Nankhumwa, has paid tribute to United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi for leading his party into a working relationship with DPP, saying the move will foster national unity and spur social and economic development. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Challenges SADC Energy Experts to Find Lasting Solutions to Power Problems

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Bintony Kutsaira, has challenged energy experts in Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to apply their minds in finding lasting solutions to power problems in the region. (AllAfrica)

Nyasa Bullets Awards Stimulate Players' Great Performance

[Nyasa Times] The Red Carpet Awards, which Nyasa Big Bullets have initiated, have translated into great performance by the team because every player strives to be recognised by the end of the season. (AllAfrica)

UTM Students Command Takes Manifesto to the People

[Nyasa Times] UTM Student Command has launched a mobilisation campaign that will see the students taking the party's manifesto to the streets across the country. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe Songstress Exonerates Bushiri Over Pregnancy Allegations - Ex Minister Mukupe Hallucinating

[Nyasa Times] Family of songstress and entrepenuer Rachael J has rejected the allegations by her ex-partner, former Zimbabwe deputy minister of finance Terence Mukupe, that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri impregnated her. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Okays Cultivation of Cannabis

[VOA] In Malawi, parliament has passed a bill which allows cultivation of cannabis for industrial and medicinal purposes. Backers of the bill say cannabis will boost the economy, which is largely dependent on tobacco. Anti-drug campaigners and religious conservatives say the move will encourage recreational use of marijuana. (AllAfrica)

Women Protest Against Sexual Violence

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lilongwe -Women rallied to protest against widespread rape and sexual abuse as they marked the global 'She Decides Day' (AllAfrica)

Parliament Okays Cultivation of Cannabis

[VOA] Blantyre -In Malawi, parliament has passed a bill which allows cultivation of cannabis for industrial and medicinal purposes. Backers of the bill say cannabis will boost the economy, which is largely dependent on tobacco. Anti-drug campaigners and religious conservatives say the move will encourage recreational use of marijuana. (AllAfrica)

Kaliati Makes Political Banter of DPP-UDF Alliance - 'Dynasties'

[Nyasa Times] UTM Party secretary general Patricia Kaliati added political banter to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) alliance with United Democratic Front (UDF), saying it is political dynasties--Mutharikas and Muluzis--who have dominated Malawi politics for 23 of the last 25 years of multiparty democracy's return. (AllAfrica)

Mutharika Gets Electoral Bills for Assent - Law Expert Predicts Fierce Court Battle

[Nyasa Times] A legal expert says there could be a fierce court battle if President Peter Mutharika refuses to assent to Constitutional Court sanctioned electoral reform bills which parliament passed last week. (AllAfrica)

DR Congo Refugee Killed in Dowa, 3 Others Get Serious Injuries

[Nyasa Times] Unknown people have killed a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who was staying at Dzaleka refugee camp in the district. (AllAfrica)

Chilima Says UTM-MCP Alliance Not Done Deal, Talks Underway

[Nyasa Times] Malawian Vice President Salous Chilima has publicly confirmed that UTM Party is in talks with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) for a possible electoral alliance for the forthcoming fresh presidential elections. (AllAfrica)

Malaicha Unveiled As New Insurance Institute President

[Nyasa Times] Chartered insurer, Masautso Malaicha, who has 25 years working experience in general insurance and currently working as underwriting manager at General Alliance Insurance Company, was voted in as the new Institute of Insurance in Malawi (IIM) and was unveiled on Saturday during the Institute's annual Charter Dinner at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre. (AllAfrica)

Chilima Dares Ruling Party to Strip Off Presidential Immunity

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's Vice-President Saulos Chilima has challenged the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government to repeal Section 91 (2) of the Constitution, to strip off immunity for a sitting President from criminal prosecution, saying it gives the presidency licence to commit corrupt crimes. (AllAfrica)

Govt in K847m Community College Contract Scam

[Nyasa Times] A decision by the Malawi government,through Ministry of Labour, to award a K847 million contract to Sandstone Building Contractors that has links to a senior Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) official Dean Josaya Banda to construct a community techincal college in Chiradzulu has raised eyebrows because the contract was awarded without following laid down tendering procedures. (AllAfrica)

Ecobank Charity Shield Sponsorship Up to K20m

[Nyasa Times] Ecobank Malawi Limited says it is geared to roll out the 2020 edition of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) organised Ecobank Charity Shield scheduled for March 14-15 in Blantyre with increased sponsorship. (AllAfrica)

Mwenifumbo Says Chilima Best to Lead the Country

[Nyasa Times] Alliance for Democracy (Aford) member Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo, who was United Democratic Front (DF) presidential running mate in the annulled May 2019 elections, has declared his allegiance to UTM Party presidential hopeful Saulos Chilima for the fresh elections due May 19 2020, saying he has much leadership potential. (AllAfrica)

Catholic Church Close School in Mangochi Over Hijab Dressing Code

[Nyasa Times] Catholic church in Mangochi has closed down a primary school in Mangochi over hijab dressing code disagreements. (AllAfrica)

NBS Bank, Forex Bureau Posts U.S.$295,9 Million Profit After Tax

[Nyasa Times] NBS Bank Plc and NBS Forex Bureau Limited's financial performance has tremendously improved in the past two years and as at the end of 31 December 2019, they registered K4.46 billion profit after tax. (AllAfrica)

VP Chilima Set to Donate Salary to Charity - Awaits Delegated Job

[Nyasa Times] State vice-president Saulos Chilima has said he will donate his monthly salary to charityas he is waiting for delegated job from President Peter Mutharika, following the February 3 2020 Constitutional Court ruling that nullified the May 21 presidential election. (AllAfrica)

Bushiri Accepts Lucius Banda's Plea to Have 'Cheap' Maize Sold in Balaka

[Nyasa Times] Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has accepted a request by Balaka-based musician and politician Lucius Banda to have cheap maize sold in the district. (AllAfrica)

Govt Abolishes Quota System, Reinstate Junior Certificate Exams

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Education Science and Technology William Susuwele - Banda has announced that government has abolished quota system of selecting students into public universities, and reinstated Junior Certificate Exams (JCE). (AllAfrica)

Football Body Plans to Introduce Physical Fitness Trainers' Course

[Nyasa Times] Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President, Walter Nyamilandu says the association will introduce a physical fitness trainers' course with the aim of having a qualified physical trainer in all the Super League teams in the country. (AllAfrica)

Bullets Dominate Flames Squad

[Nyasa Times] Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club has had a lion's share in terms of number of players included in coach Meke Mwase's provisional squad released on Thursday ahead of the national team's 2021 back to back African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying matches against Burkina Faso next month. (AllAfrica)

Radical Mutharika Takes Bold Policy Decisions for Malawi

[Nyasa Times] Great leaders inspire and make decisions that leave the citizenry scratching their heads in disbelief. (AllAfrica)

MPs Pass Bill to Legalise Marijuana for Medical Use

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's legislators have passed a bill to legalize cannabis, the plant that produces hemp and marijuana for medical use, as the country looks to reduce its reliance on tobacco. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Fears-Rigging

[Nyasa Times] Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has claimed that government has appointed Mackford Somanje, a well known Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadet as Chief Director for the National Registration Bureau (NRB). (AllAfrica)

Malawi Men Continue to Grab Land From Women - Official

[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development director of administration Duncan Chione has said the new land law which came into effect in 2018 is still facing resistance because men continue to grab land from women. (AllAfrica)