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Two daughters of Malawian deputy minister of defence  Jean  Sendeza have reportedly been shot in South Bend, United States of America’s with one left dead while the other is battling for her life in hospital.

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The Termination of Pregnancy Bill  also known as the Abortion Bill has dominated the headlines on Saturday with reports that female lawmakers and most Northern Region legislators  have vowed to reject the piece of legislation if it is tabled during the current sitting.

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Oxfam has applauded the new Tonse Alliance led government for accepting to continue in implementing the development projects that were being implemented by the previous government.

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Funds amounting to K1.2 billion—a figure enough to support 30 constituencies at the present package of K40 million, in constituency development fund (CDF)—may as well have miraculously disappeared in government coffers as officials from the Ministry of Finance have failed to explain how they were spent.

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Former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) commander General Peter Namathanga has officially handed over the sword of command to General Vincent Nundwe who President Lazarus Chakwera re-instated recently.

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Former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) commander General Peter Namathanga has officially handed over the sword of command to General Vincent Nundwe who President Lazarus Chakwera re-instated recently.

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For Country Director for Department for International Development (DFID), David Beer is now the new British High Commissioner to Malawi, replacing outgoing Ms.

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Home Affairs Minister Richard Chimwendo Banda  has come under immense pressure from several sectors of the general public, demanding him to act on a video showing police officers forcing women to whip each other.

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Attorney General Chikosa Silungwe took to task businessperson Faizal Aboo after a mysterious K1.6 million  was deposited into his bank account at  National Bank of Malawi plc.

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The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has assured Members of Parliament (MPs) that the tax collecting body was optimistic in meeting the revenue target  of K1.

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Preident Lazarus Chakwera has called on International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to consider ultimate debt cancellation and an extension of the debt moratorium to poor nations.

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This week, President Lazarus Chakwera sexed up his list of advisors by appointing even more. As of today, Chakwera has about 12 advisors.

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Former Chief Director for Public Sector Reforms Seodi White has publicly commented about her contract being terminated,  says politicians will not change the destiny of Malawi but a vibrant civil service.

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Business mogul Thom Mpinganjira, who  recently retired as  chief executive officer of FDH Financial Holdings Limited,  has announced plans to set up the Thomson and Barbara Foundation to help his vision of doing charity and assisting young entrepreneurs.

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President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed board members for  67 parastatals, a move that has drawn a mixture of professionals, the clergy and the governing Tonse Alliance politicians.

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Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Mtambo on Tuesday visited people of Moto Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chowe  in Mangohci to apologise for the atrocities  the locals experienced under one-party dictatorship.

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The Tonse Alliance led government  has terminated contracts of Chief Director for Reforms Seodi White and two senior officials at Ministry of Information.

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These stories about certain people using other people’s qualifications to get senior jobs are as worrying as revelations continue to unfold. A week ago, we saw Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) going public, challenging one of its senior members and leader of opposition in Parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa, to explain allegations surrounding his academic qualifications.

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First Lady Monica Chakwera has disclosed that she will launch her Foundation Trust next month with a focus on efforts to uplift the life of a rural girl child.

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Vice President Saulos Chilima has called for stronger collaboration between National Assembly  and the Executive arm of government especially on legislative reforms in parastatals and government ministries that are blocking progress for reforms in order for the Public Sector Reforms to have meaningful impact on the people of Malawi.

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Malawi government protocol on Tuesday ensured Vice-President Saulos Chilima was properly recognised on protocol list to see off President Lazarus Chakwera to Zambia and was seen dismissing the military parade at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) as proper second-in-command unlike in the past when he was estranged.

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Traditional leaders in Zomba have expressed concerns over the increased number of households going to bed with empty stomachs due to hunger that has hit hard in some  areas.

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Lawyer Khumbo Bonzoe Soko, who was spokesperson of the legal team for Vice-President Saulos Chilima in the presidential election nullification case, has denied claims by lawyer Tamando Chokotho, who represented Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in the Constitutional Court that he threatened him.

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President Lazarus Chakwera is visiting Zambia this Tuesday on day-return official visit  and we are happy with the gesture for two reasons.

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Malawi Parliament will deliberate on Amendment Bill in Pension Act of 2010 seeking to allow workers to access their funds three months after loss of employment, down from six months as is stipulated in the 2010 Act.

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Evangelical Pastors Alliance has threatened to hold demonstrations if Parliament will pass a bill that would allow abortion in cases of rape and incest, saying they will persuade President Lazarus Chakwera not to assent the piece of legislation into law.

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Plan International Malawi and Malawi Government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which aims at establishing a strategic collaboration in job creation to address youth unemployment and skills mismatch between the industry and training institutions.

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President Lazarus Chakwera’s maiden international trip to Lusaka in Zambia for bilateral talks with that country’s president Edgar Lungu is attracting attention following alleged moves by a powerful Zambian lawyer, Bokani Soko  – known as the Gupta of Zambia – to  reach out to the Malawin leader to ‘renegotiate’ the botched ambulance deal with one […] The post Chakwera’s Zambia trip under microscope over ambulance deal first appeared on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

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Former president Peter Mutharika’s security aide Norman Chisale will remain on remand  after High Court in Lilongwe denied releasing him on bail in his fresh application that he has a mental illness.

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State Residences director of communications and executive assistant to President Lazarus Chakwera has said there is nothing to hide that South Africa-based business mogul Simbi Phiri of Khato Civils is connected to the Malawi leader and supported his election campaign but that he will not get preferential treatment in doing business with government.

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