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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)

Top Banker Mpinganjira's Midnight Walk to Freedom Under Scrutiny

[Nyasa Times] The events surrounding the arrest of business mogul Thom Mpinganjira, who is also chief executive officer of FDH Financial Holdings Limited and shareholder over the alleged judge bribery attempt in the presidential election nullification petition case is confusing as it is a mockery of justice. (AllAfrica)

Mpinganjira Must Resign Over Judges Bribery Claims - Civil Society Organisation

[Nyasa Times] Youth and Society (YAS), a civil society organisation (CSO) that advocates for youth empowerment, has called for the resignation of business mogul Thomson Mpinganjra as board chairperson of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom). (AllAfrica)

Commonwealth Development Corporation to Support Govt's Vision for Development

[Nyasa Times] The Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) has announced plans to support Malawi's vision for development by investing in priority areas that would move the country to prosperity. (AllAfrica)

Ben Phiri Scouts Fire Engines, Philanthropists in UK Tour

[Nyasa Times] Local Government and Rural Development Minister Ben Phiri took his charm to Leicester City in England and managed to get a commitment from a major Malawian-born philanthropist Farouk AlMahomed and Leicester City to provide Malawi with fire engines, ambulances and engage in rural empowerment programmes. (AllAfrica)

Nankhumwa Encourages Entrepreneurship Among Youth

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Kondwani Nankhumwa, has encouraged the youth to strive for entrepreneurship, especially in agriculture, saying it is the fuel for sustainable development of the country, instead of scrambling for white collar jobs. (AllAfrica)

Off the Wall of Makossah - Is Mpinganjira Above the Law and ACB Below It?

[Nyasa Times] Strategic lawyering remains a monument to the value of long-term planning in the law and legal echelons, for any attorney worth his or her salt, although it must be quickly said that most Law Schools no longer make them strategic lawyers in abundance because strategic lawyering requires not legal principles, knowing or understanding the law but legal wisdom - which is uncommon. (AllAfrica)

Hrdc Express Dismay With Mpinganjira Midnight Release, Threaten Mega Demos

[Nyasa Times] The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has said it is equally shocked with the midnight order discharging the arrest of business mogul Thom Mpinganjira granted by the Zomba Principal Resident Magistrate Ben Chitsakamile. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Approves 2 DPP Officials to Take Up Diplomatic Positions

[Nyasa Times] Parliament's Public Appointments Committee has approved President Peter Mutharika's appointments of two Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials to take up diplomatic positions in Malawi foreign missions. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Maize Reserves Depleted Pointing Too Food Crisis

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's grain reserves are running dangerously low with stocks in the maize silos, the Strategic Grain Reserves (SGR,) stood at a meagre 14000 metric tonnes out of the recommended 217000 metric tonnes needed to feed the nation, pointing to an imminent food crisis. (AllAfrica)

Teachers Storm Capital Hill As Malawi Learners Continue With Violent Protests

[Nyasa Times] Some teachers on Thursday stormed Capital Hill, the seat of government in Lilongwe demanding to see the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) Principal Secretary (PS) Justin Saidi over unpaid December salaries. (AllAfrica)

Malawi Has Slipped Further Backwards On Corruption Fight - Report

[Nyasa Times] Malawi has once again scored poorly on the fight against corruption and bribery with latest studies showing the country has slipped from 120 to 123 on the global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). (AllAfrica)

Business Mogul Accused of Attempted Bribery Gets Bail

[Nyasa Times] A magistrate court in Zomba has granted bail to a prominent Malawi banker Thom Mpinganjira, who has been accused of a suspected attempt to bribe a panel of five judges presiding over the country's presidential election petition case (AllAfrica)

Govt Pays Teachers' Outstanding Salaries After Protests Turn Ugly

[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Education, Science and Technology says it has now paid outstanding salaries for the 7,167 teachers who were removed from the payroll in November last year, following their failure to submit details of their national IDs as was requested by government. (AllAfrica)

Mzuzu Warriors in Restructuring Process

[Nyasa Times] Mzuzu Warriors Football Club, formerly Mzuni FC, is in the process of restructuring before going full throttle in preparations for 2020 TNM Super League season. (AllAfrica)

Court Quashes Warrant Which Led to Arrest of Mpinganjira

[Nyasa Times] A Magistrate Court in Zomba on Wednesday late night quashed an arrest warrant obtained by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) from Lilongwe Magistrate Court against prominent businessman Thomson Mpinganjira, owner of FDH Bank over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika. (AllAfrica)

I Want to Leave Malawi Happier Than I Found It - Mutharika

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika says he is striving to leave Malawians happier than he found them by providing basic social services to every community by the end of his final term in 2024. (AllAfrica)

Court to Rule On Presidential Poll Between January 27 to February 3

[Nyasa Times] High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal registrar Agnes Patemba says the Constitutional Court ruling on the landmark election case will be delivered between January 27 and February 3, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Come and Create Wealth in Malawi, Mutharika Beckons UK Investors

[Nyasa Times] Malawi is an African destination that can benefit investors to have quick returns and contribute to wealth creation, President Peter Mutharika has told United Kingdom business gurus. (AllAfrica)

Medical Council Sets Up Inquiry On Kottana's Death

[Nyasa Times] Officials of Medical Council of Malawi say they are setting up an inquiry on the death of Kottana Chidyaonga following conflicting reports on the cause of her death with some saying she died of snake bite whilst others say it was due to termik poisoning. (AllAfrica)

Country to Have High End Manufacturing Company

[Nyasa Times] Malawi is soon expected to have a pharmaceutical manufacturing company that specialises in manufacturing high value products following discussions of a possible investment in the pharmaceutical industry which has come on the sidelines of the just ended UK-Africa Investment Summit. (AllAfrica)

First Capital Bank Boss Calls for Criminal Justice Reforms

[Nyasa Times] First Capital Bank Group chairperson Hitesh Anadkat on Tuesday handed over a 384-bed prison block to Chichiri Prison in Blantyre worth K350 million with a call to encourage community sentence programmes and drastically reduce the use of custody on minor offences. (AllAfrica)

Police Arrest Contractor for Removing Solar Panels On DC House Over Unpaid K700,000

[Nyasa Times] Malawi police in Nkhata Bay arrested a contractor who removed solar panels on the roof of a house of a district commissioner at Likoma over unpaid K700 000 debt. (AllAfrica)

Midnight Court Order Was Issued By Magistrate Chitsakamile

[Nyasa Times] The Judiciary has disclosed that that Principal Resident Magistrate Ben Chitsakamile from Zomba Magistrate Court is the one who issued a midnight order quashing warrant of arrest for business magnet Thom Mpingangira, (AllAfrica)

Odds Stacked Against Us, Says Flames Coach

[Nyasa Times] Malawi National Football Team coach, Meke Mwase, has described Group D in which Malawi has been drawn against Cameroon, Cote D'Ivoire and Mozambique as a big challenge. (AllAfrica)

Flames Drawn Against Giants in World Cup Qualifiers

[Nyasa Times] Malawi national football team, the Flames, has been drawn into a seemingly very tough Group D of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as they will face Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

Time to Rescue MBC From Political Capture - Analysts

[Nyasa Times] Academics and professionals in political analysis in Malawi under the burner of Political Science Association (PSA) have called for robust reforms at Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) in order to rescue the public broadcaster from 'political capture' by the ruling parties. (AllAfrica)

FDH Boss Mpinganjira Transferred to Blantyre Police Station

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's top banker Thomson Mpinganjira has been transferred to Blantyre police station amid very tight security and boos from people who had gathered outside the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) offices in Blantyre. (AllAfrica)

Chinese National Jailed for Possessing Protected Species

[Nyasa Times] A Chinese national has been slapped with a two-year jail term for possessing protected species. (AllAfrica)

Bullets Sceptical of Agent Jere's Dealings

[Nyasa Times] Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club is for now reluctant to release striker Patrick Phiri to South Africa or Eswathini, following scepticism on agent PrinceJere who is not coming out clear on where he is taking the player to. (AllAfrica)

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)