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‘We need more’: Chilima not happy with Malawi fuel price reduction
Malawi Vice President who is also the leader of UTM Saulos Chilima has expressed dissatisfaction over the recent fuel price reduction. Speaking during a rally at Masangano ground, traditional authority Kalumo in Ntchisi, Chilima said the cuts in the fuel price is just too little and does not match o
Malawi seeks 50MW more from Zambia
ELECTRICITY Supply Cooperation of Malawi managing director Alexon Chiwaya says his country is negotiating for importation of another 50 megawatts from Zambia. Speaking during the commissioning of the 33 kv Chipata-Mchinji line recently, Dr Chiwaya said the cross border connection that was commission
Gandhi falls in Ghana: Malawi asked to emulate
Mahatma Gandhi has fallen in Ghana following a wave of protests by students. The statue of Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university just 2 years after being unveiled after complaints that he was racist against black Africans.
International Charities Work to Help Malawi Girls Stay in School
MULANJE, MALAWI — Two international charities have launched a program in southern Malawi to help girls in rural areas remain healthy and stay in school. The charities are running girls' clubs in the Mulanje district, a hotspot of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Bushiri to launch six books in Malawi
Renowned Malawian prophet Dr Shepherd Bushiri takes the launch of his six books to Blantyre next week. Bushiri, who is a man of God and a businessperson, first launched the books in South Africa last month.
Malawi is Putting its Money Where its Forests Are
Nearly all – 96 percent -- of Malawi’s rapidly growing population depends on wood or charcoal for cooking. Meanwhile, land is continuously being cleared to grow crops, since nearly 80 percent of Malawians rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. As in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, these t
Malawi Union of the Blind lobby for tactile ballot
Malawi Union of the Blind (MUB) has asked the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to make it possible for visually impaired voters to vote independently. MUB says the only way to ensure that visually impaired people vote independently is by introducing the tactile ballot guide and training polling sta
Senior citizens in Malawi to get K20,000 monthly allowance
Government is now mandated to give citizens aged 65 and above a K20,000 monthly allowance starting next year. Today, Parliament has passed a motion requiring government to provide financial assistance to senior citizens who are not on pension.
Brewgooder and Strathclyde University Utilise Data to Provide Clean Water in Malawi
Brewgooder has joined forces with Strathclyde University to help repair broken water wells in remote Malawian villages. The Christmas campaign, Jingle Wells, is being crowdfunded through sales of Brewgooder’s craft lager.
MCC approves second development compact with Malawi
Malawi has qualified for a second Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) development compact following successful implementation of the first compact. Malawi implemented energy projects under the $350 million MCC compact which closed in September this year.
Malawi : govt seeks HPV vaccine prevention for young girls
NEWSROOM (ADV) – The Malawi government will in January immunize all girls aged nine against human papillomavirus (HPV) to prevent them from cervical cancer. The country’s chief of health services, Charles Mwansambo, disclosed this on Wednesday saying Malawi is currently leading in cervical cancer pr
Mkango Resources Renews Rare Earths License in Malawi
The license covers a two-year period commencing January 2019 and expiring on January 21, 2021. African-focused rare earth explorer and developer Mkango (TSXV:MKA) has successfully renewed its exclusive prospecting license from the Malawi government.
Gor Mahia target big margin victory against Lobi Stars in Caf Champions League
Gor Mahia has vowed to get a huge win against Lobi Stars of Nigeria on Sunday. The Kenyan champions will face the visiting Nigerian giants at the Kasarani with the aggregate winner making it to the group stage of the competition and the loser dropping to Caf Confederation Cup.
The Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) Bulletin No. 15/18 Volume 1: Food Security Forecast for the 2018/2019 Consumption Year
• The Northern Region received normal to above while the Centre and South receive below normal rainfall. • The Centre and South experienced prolonged dry spells averaging 2-4 weeks while the North experienced minimal dry spells in isolated places.
Copa: Malawi knocked out as Mozambique wins
Malawi have been knocked out of the ongoing Copa Coca-Cola Africa Cup of Nations after losing 2-0 to Mozambique in an entertaining match played at the Nakuru High School in Kenya on Tuesday 11th December.
UN peacekeeping chief visits Malawi to honour soldiers killed in DRC
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix arrives in Malawi today to honor six Malawian soldiers killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month.
Malawi MPs back bid to draft bill on medical marijuana use
Blantyre (Malawi) (AFP) – Malawi’s parliament has approved steps to draft a bill for the legalisation of marijuana for medical use, which could be ready for scrutiny as early as next week.
Mutharika pledges to continue developing Malawi, fighting corruption
On this Human Rights Day, President Peter Mutharika has pledged to continue championing rights of Malawians by developing the country and fighting corruption. In a Human Rights Day statement today, Mutharika has also promised to improve the economy and safeguard the civic space.
Castel Malawi holds beer festival
As a way of celebrating 50 years of Carlsberg beer in Malawi, Castel Malawi Limited over the weekend organized a three day beer festival at Lilongwe Golf Club. The company used the event which began on Friday and ended on Sunday to thank customers for being there during the time the company was esta
Youths key to corruption-free Malawi – ACB
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has underscored the importance of engaging youths in the fight against corruption saying their involvement is key towards curbing the vice in the country.