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Ombudsman Martha Chizuma says she has asked the Attorney General to extend the services of ombudsmen to all government departments and agencies.

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There is tension which is brewing between Asian businesspersons and indigenous Malawians over economic dominance and political power connections. Citizens have been taking to social media and closed groups of indigenous Malawians to push government to liberate its people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation and economic inequality.

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The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) is currently reviewing findings from pilot phase of National Addressing and Postcode Project that ended early last year before rolling out the project countrywide.

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President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday afternoon entered Lilongwe from Blantyre with heavy military escort never seen before as political tension in the country becomes more fluid following the disputed May 21 presidential poll.

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For many years, Malawi’s Certified & National Foods (C&NF) Company has been producing a body cleansing powder, named Zondeni Ruo Body Cleaner, but it was mostly just being exported to countries like Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia but now it has hit the Malawian market.

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The High Court in Blantyre has ordered public broadcaster Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) to hand over all content pertaining to the broadcast recordings in which Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary general Grazeldar Jeffrey claimed former first lady Callista Mutharika killed her husband former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika.

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Malawi government set a precedent when it paid K3 billion  to Leston Mulli owned firms  as compensation costs of property damaged during the July 20 2011 demonstrations and it will be double-standards to push  costs of post-elections demonstrations to be borne  by organisers, critics have observed.

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The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services has disclosed plans of hiking passport fee as well as travel documents following their proposal to government.

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Business mogul Thomson Mpinganjira has dismissed assertions that his FDH Bank funds the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and that he wants to succeed President Peter Mutharika in 2024.

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The civil society organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have announced fresh demonstrations to be held on Friday July 19 to press for the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Justice Jane Ansah.

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Dozens of students from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) Bunda Campus on Monday took to the streets to protest against increases in university fees.

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The renowned human rights and consumer activist, John Kapito has added his voice to the growing concerns over the damage the political demonstrations are causing on both public and private property including loss of business and has appealed to President Peter Mutharika to take conciliatory tone to help end post-election impasse.

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Two daily newspapers in Malawi on Monday used their editorial comments to pour praise to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president (responsible for the South) Kondwani Nankhumwa for offering to initiate dialogue to end the ongoing post-election protests organised by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC).

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FDH Bank has withdrawn a court injunction taken against the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) restraining the group from releasing a report citing the bank’s involvement in politics.

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Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday welcomed 18  independent Members of Parliament  (MPs) into MCP fold bringing the number of MCP Parliamentarians to 73 from 55.

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Malawi Electoral Commission has threatened to drag the Malawi Electoral Congress Party (MCP) to court if it does not withdraw a media statement withdraw accusing the electoral body of suspiciously soliciting signatures for new electoral results sheets.

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Malawian Vice President Everton Chimulirenji Sunday worshiped  at Living Word Evangelistic Church (Liwec) at Shalom Mount Valley in Machinga of controversial Prophet David Mbewe and stressed the need for a peaceful co-existence between government and the church, saying both have a common goal of improving people’s lives in the country.

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Malawi Law Society (MLS) President Burton Mhango has disclosed that the appointments of Malawian High Court Judge Rachel Sikwese as a United Nation judge is a clear reflection of confidence and respect by the international community towards Malawi’s judicial system.

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Government has outlined plans to engage tea estate owners in tourist attraction districts of Mulanje and Thyolo to release part of their land to locals for agricultural activities such as raising livestock and crop production.

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Minister of Transport and Public Works Ralph Jooma has said the Muloza-Chiringa Road would be constructed within 18 months. President Peter Mutharika on Saturday laid a foundation stone for the construction of Muloza-Chiringa Road in Mulanje.

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The Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Board in Malawi has trashed a letter from the United Nations AIDS Agency (UNAIDS) calling for the immediate release from custody of rights activists Gift Trapence and MacDonald Sembereka, saying such a call is an obstruction to justice especially as it is apparent that the two really have a case to […] The post ‘It is obstruction to justice’ Malawi NGO board says about calls to end Trapence and Sembereka  fraud case appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times.

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Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Bright Msaka SC, has said government will not allow people who dismiss the May 21 2019 election results as fraudulent and demand the resignation of election commission chairwoman Jane Ansah to plunge the country into anarchy.

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Mzuzu High Court on Friday adjourned to July 24,2019 a case in which Ralph Mhone of People Party (PP), is challenging Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Symon Vuwa Kaunda’s victory, in the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

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Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has scooped leadership of most of the parliamentary committees during elections held on Friday. MCP Chief Whip Sam Kawale confirmed that the party’s MPs had been elected chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of various committees, including the crucial Budget and Finance, Public Accounts and Public Appointments and Declaration of Assets.

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Latest report by Center for Social Concern (CFSC) shows that Malawi has a debt of about K3.3 trillion both locally and internationally as economic commentators say the rising fiscal deficits and debt threaten the current economic gains, a situation which could rob citizens of access to quality social services in the near future.

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