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It was yet another busy schedule for Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa, on Thursday, September 20 2019 as  from 9am, he toured two strategic establishments related to his ministry, Blantyre Water Board (BWB) and the Smallholder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund of Malawi (SFFRFM) headquarters in Blantyre.

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Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has confirmed that some of its soldiers were attacked by some protesters who were holding a vigil at Karonga Roundabout, when they tried to help motorists who were barred from using the M1 to access the road and reach  Songwe Border.

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Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers from Chirumba Barracks on Thursday attacked a group of radical protesters holding demonstration in Karonga for vandalising and looting privately owned Chipiku stores and Simama shops.

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At least 76 Malawians fleeing xenophobic attacks in South Africa have arrived in Malawi in government sponsored buses and warned others not to go to the Rainbow nation, saying the situation remains volatile.

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Director of Public Officers Declarations Christopher Tukula says his office put on hold a K23 million asset verification exercise due to low funding.

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President  Peter Mutharika  and his lean entrouge has arrived in New York,  United States of America for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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The Constitution Court hearing  historic elections petition case in Lilongwe told opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera in the witness stand  to be audible when testifying as court reporters were having problems to record his answers.

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Attorney General (AG) Kalekeni Kaphale, told the Constitutional Court in Lilongwe that Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera,  the second petitioner in the historic presidential elections nullification petition case, was  being “overly protecting” him from the gruelling cross examination.

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Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) leaders  have  petitioned Parliament requesting legislators to table a motion that will be aimed at removing  Jane Ansah as chairperson  of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and her team of commissioners for allegedly manipulating the May 2019 presidential elections results.

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Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa, has said he is personally committed to ensuring that Malawian smallholder tea farmers earn better prices than what they are currently getting from tea companies.

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The High Court in Blantyre has ruled out an application by some defendants in the killing of a person with albinism case to recall witnesses because the same case was discontinued at a court in Zomba.

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Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have postponed the demonstrations  on Thursday and Friday to call for the sacking of  Jane Ansah as the head of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)  to pave way for court sanctioned mandatory peace talks with the government.

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Government says it has hired two buses to ferry 76 Malawians who are fleeing the wave of  xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

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Anti-Jane Ansah protests in Lilongwe have ended after organisers, Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) made fresh demands, asking parliament to reject the appointment of Duncan Mwapasa as the top cop in the country among others.

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President Peter Mutharika has left the country Wednesday afternoon for the UN General Assembly in New York, United States of America, leaving behind a spate of natiownde protests and a political whirlwind as human rights groups and opposition call for the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah, who is implicated in allegations […] The post Mutharika off to UN, leaves behind demos over Malawi presidential election appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

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A group of protesters called by a coalition of human rights groups over May’s vote that saw the re-election of President  Peter Mutharika assaulted Golden Matonga, a seasoned journalist  for the leading daily newspaper The Nation but he has downplayed the incident.

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Admarc officials came under intense fire from parliamentarians on Tuesday after it was revealed that over 7,000 tonnes of maize under the care of the state produce company has rotten.

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Accountant General Sungani Mandala has cast doubt that the government will roll out a new integrated financial management systems (ifms) package due to low funding.

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Barely a week after the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Joseph Mwanamvekha, committed of more tax enforcements to safeguard government revenues, two Chinese traders have been arrested in Blantyre for tax evasion offences.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given Malawi a flicker of hope for   continued Extended Credit Facility (ECF) programme, saying the recent economic performance has been favourable and the country should expect two disbursements from the funds linked to the second and third reviews.

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Former State House official Mary Kadzamira died on Tuesday after a long illness,  according to family members. Mary Kadzamira  served in various capacities under the 31 years Kamuzu Banda regime which included being Banda’s private secretary at State House when her sister Mama Cecilia Kadzamira was  Official Hostess to the founding president.

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Lilongwe City Council has told anti-Jane Ansah protests organisers – Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) – that the state security agencies will not be available for the Wednesday demonstrations.

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President Peter Mutharika has appointed yet another Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadre into the government top position. The Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has announced the appointment of Memory Majombe as deputy director of Public Events office.

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Lilongwe-based Chewa social group called Ochewa Ofewa on Saturday visited Byzanzi Juvenile Prison in Dowa District to donate various items worth over K500 000.

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Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale has warned Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) to suspended their peaceful protests tomorrow, saying going ahead with the demos would be contempt of court.

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