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Malawi’s President Mutharika and the police food scandal

Malawi’s President Mutharika and the police food scandal

There have been mounting calls for the resignation of Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika after a leaked report by the country’s anti-graft agency accused him of receiving a kickback from a 2.8bn kwacha ($3.9m; £2.8m) contract to supply food to the police. The report claims a businessman deposited 145m kwacha into an account belonging to the […]

Malawi Security On Alert After Mozambique Islamists Attacks

Malawi Security On Alert After Mozambique Islamists Attacks

Government has said its security agents are on alert after Islamists attacks in Mozambique. Home Affairs and Internal Security minister Cecilia Chazama said the government was monitoring the situation in northern Mozambique very closely. “We are aware of the attacks on innocent people in some areas in northern Mozambique and we are monitoring the situation […]

Malawi Man Gets 14 Years IHL for Incest

Malawi Man Gets 14 Years IHL for Incest

Senior Resident Magistrate Court in Zomba recently convicted and sentenced 34-year-old Elliot Chidothi to 14 years imprisonment with hard labour after the court found him guilty of incest. The court heard that the convict defiled his daughter on May 23 this year at Sani Village in the area of Traditional Authority Malemia in Zomba. Prosecutor […]

MP Accused of Sidelining Malawi Communities in CDF Projects.

MP Accused of Sidelining Malawi Communities in CDF Projects.

People in the area of Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa have accused their Member of Parliament (MP), Harry Njoka Chimpeni of not consulting them when selecting Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects. Area Development Committee (ADC) chair for the area, Rodrick Siliya, alleged recently that people in the area just witness development projects being implemented in […]

President Peter Mutharika Says Joyce Banda Left ‘Tattered Economy’

President Peter Mutharika Says Joyce Banda Left ‘Tattered Economy’

Malawin President Peter Mutharika has told London-based New African magazine that he inherited a “tattered and bankrupt economy” four years ago from his predecessor, Joyce Banda and he has been engaged in repairing the damage, saying so far he is leading the nation on a path of sustainable growth. Mutharika who is seeking a second […]

African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty

African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty

Gambia’s Vice President and Minister for Women’s Affairs, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, says trade has been a strategic tool for reducing poverty and has delivered incredible gains for the world economy, but it needs to be more fully optimized. She was speaking at a June 14 meeting of representatives from 42 least-developed countries (LDCs) who met at […]

Child Labour Remains Widespread in Malawi

Child Labour Remains Widespread in Malawi

The Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development says cases of child labor remain a widespread challenge in the country as many children are being employed at a tender age to work in different sectors. Deputy Labour Commissioner in the Ministry, Wafwire Musukwa made the remarks on Monday at a press briefing which was […]

Malawi Govt Unveils Strategy to Foil Killings of People With Albinism

Malawi Govt Unveils Strategy to Foil Killings of People With Albinism

Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Cecilia Chazama has said Malawi Police has a six-point safety strategy to foil abduction and albino ritual killing in the country. In a ministerial statement presenter in Parliament in Lilongwe on Fridayon the status of cases handled by the Malawi Police related to attacks on persons living with […]

President Peter Mutharika Says He’ll Develop Country to Match Europe if Re-Elected

President Peter Mutharika Says He’ll Develop Country to Match Europe if Re-Elected

President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday implored Malawians to grant him another five-year term of office, promising to develop Malawi to the levels of Europe once re-elected next year for what would be his second and mandatory last term. Mutharika said this on Tuesday when he addressed a developmental rally at Makuwa Community Day Secondary School […]

Joyce Banda Shocked At Party’s Declining Membership

Joyce Banda Shocked At Party’s Declining Membership

The many contradictory rumours about the former president’s plans and potential alliances highlight the unstable nature of Malawi’s politics. After almost four years away, former president Joyce Banda finally returned to Malawi on 28 April, stepping on home soil for the first time since she lost the 2014 elections. Since her homecoming, she has been […]

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