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Karonga ‘Dangerously Overcrowded’ Prison Risk Closure – Malawi Jails Regarded Epidemic Centres

Karonga ‘Dangerously Overcrowded’ Prison Risk Closure – Malawi Jails Regarded Epidemic Centres

Prisoners in Karonga feel unsafe and are at kept at seriously overcrowded degrading inhuman and life threatening conditions, officials have confirmed. This was revealed on Sunday when a district business tycoon, Leonard Kiyombo visited the cells and donated assorted items worth K500,000. Speaking during the meeting, Officer in Charge for the Prison Superintendent Prince Wasili […]

Dozens Feared Dead After Boat Capsizes in Lake Malawi

Dozens Feared Dead After Boat Capsizes in Lake Malawi

Government has said Malawi Defence Force (MDF) divers from Chilumba Barracks on Monday joined the rescue efforts for people feared dead after an overloaded wooden boat carrying more than 79 passengers , members of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), back from Easter celebrations capsized on Lake Malawi in Rumphi District. MDF have been […]

35 Seventh Day Adventist Youths Injured in Road Accident in Zomba

35 Seventh Day Adventist Youths Injured in Road Accident in Zomba

At least 35 youths from Zomba Seventh Day Adventist Church have been injured after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned at Gymkhana Club in Zomba on Monday at around lunch hour. According to an eye witness Memory Macdonald who sales fresh groundnuts around the place, the vehicle overturned after the driver failed to control […]

Malawian Sex Workers Elect New Leadership

Malawian Sex Workers Elect New Leadership

Thyolo-Luchenza Sex Workers Association has elected new leadership during elections held on Friday at Luchenza Community Centre Hall. According to the newly elected President Odeta Tsikulamowa who has retained her position, said the newly elected leaders are for the grouping to help them ease challenges sex workers face in the district. “Some clients refuse to […]

Botswana rocked by strongest EVER 6.8 earthquake sending tremors across Southern Africa

Botswana rocked by strongest EVER 6.8 earthquake sending tremors across Southern Africa

BOTSWANA has been rocked by what appears to be its strongest ever earthquake – just hours after South Africa was also struck. This afternoon’s earthquake has measured 6.8 on the Richter scale – a rare strong quake for Africa. It is unknown whether much damage has been caused by the quake, which occurred at around 5.40pm […]

Malawian First Merchant Bank bank eyes Barclays Bank Zimbabwe

Malawian First Merchant Bank bank eyes Barclays Bank Zimbabwe

Malawian banking group First Merchant Bank (FMB) is in talks with Barclays PLC to buy its Zimbabwean unit. Last year, Barclays PLC downgraded Barclays Zimbabwe to its non-core division with an intention to dispose it in the future. Barclays PLC owns 68% shareholding in Barclays Zimbabwe. In a cautionary statement yesterday, FMB said it was […]

Who is Trafficking Maize as Malawians Go Hungry?

Who is Trafficking Maize as Malawians Go Hungry?

Malawi Police in Chitipa on Sunday confiscated 17 trucks loaded with bags of 270 tonnes of maize which was being smuggling to Tanzania. Northern region police spokesperson Peter Kalaya said they arrested drivers of the trucks and believe there is a syndicate to externalise the country’s maize. Kalaya said police were tipped by well-wishers and […]

Malawi Facing Population Explosion ‘Time Bomb’ – Teen Pregnancy Soars

Malawi Facing Population Explosion ‘Time Bomb’ – Teen Pregnancy Soars

Malawi is said to be sitting on a ticking time bomb as the population is booming, according to figures contained in the latest Malawi Demographic and Health Survey (MDH) released last week. The country’s population is growing at a rate of 3.32 percent per annum while Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth late is at 2.9 […]

Fuel Train in Malawi Looted Following Derailment

Fuel Train in Malawi Looted Following Derailment

A freight train belonging to Central East Africa Railways (CEAR) overturned after it derailed near the Makata heavy industrial site in Blantyre, Malawi on 27 February. The train, comprising two locomotives and six wagons, was carrying fuel from Mozambique to Limbe when it detached upon reaching the Mudi Area. Following the incident, locals from the […]

Malawi Newspaper Giant Assesses President, Cabinet – Avarage Mark, ‘More Needs to Be Done’

Malawi Newspaper Giant Assesses President, Cabinet – Avarage Mark, ‘More Needs to Be Done’

One of the titles for Malawi newspaper giant, Times Media, the Sunday Times has made a comprehensive assessment of President Peter Mutharika and his cabinet with most of the public officers getting below average marks. Mutharika scored an average mark of five, so too the vice president Saulos Chilima. The average five mark score, the […]

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