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A powerful parliamentary committee has sent back senior officials from the office of the vice president Everton Chimulirenji, who were supposed to explain to the committee how some public money was used.

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Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has suspended nine workers following a power failure that occurred last week at Chancellor College in Zomba during graduation ceremony when president Peter Mutharika was giving a speech.

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Landmark elections case has adjourned on high intense mood as lawyer for President Peter Mutharika swiftly came to the rescue of the president’s first witness Ben Phiri over his academic qualifications.

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The Constitutional Court hearing the landmark presidential election case in Lilongwe has warned party supporters against intimidating court witnesses and lawyers involved in the case.

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Former Justice and Constituional Affairs minister Samuel Tembenu , who is one of the lawyers for President Peter Mutharika,  the first respondent in the presidential election results nullification petition, has asked the Constitution Court to dismiss  the petition case which the two opposition leaders brought before the court disputing May 21 presidential election.

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Spokesperson of the  office of vice-president and Disaster Management Affairs, Charles Wahara,  has said there is no cause for alarm  on the transfer of  K100 million from  Ifmis—government’s electronic payment system— to FDH Bank account to be used for month of November  for Vice-President Everton Chimulirenji public functions.

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A leading human rights activist in Malawi, Timothy Mtambo, has escaped unharmed after an apparent assassination attack when suspected regime thugs ambushed his vehicle  near his home and rammed it.

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Death threats have been made against  Daud Suleman the key witness for  second petitioner Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi Congress Party president) in the presidential election results nullification petition at the Constitutional Court in Lilongwe.

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Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa has said government is prioritizing diversification of the country’s food and export base, but it fully realizes the enormity of the task and therefore the need for contribution from other local and international partners to succeed.

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Police in South Africa have arrested a Malawian woman for allegedly defrauding the public of money amounting to R1.7 million from deceased estates.

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Allegations of corruption has surfaced against Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development  Symon Vuwa Kaunda that he has been palm oiled by two  Malawians of Asian origin to shield them from the purchase of  Livimbo School land in Lilongwe.

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Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, has applauded the Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) for complementing Malawi government’s efforts in providing safe water to the City of Lilongwe.

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Malawi government, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Union has today signed a financing agreement worth 139 million euros (about K113 billion) for the rehabilitation of the 346 Kilometer stretch along M1 road.

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Former  vice-president Khumbo Kachali  has backed  the decision by the Joyce Banda administration  dispose of farm equipment, including tractors, bought using a $50 million (about K37 billion) loan from India in 2011, saying it was not wrong and that he is also  a beneficially  and still using his tractor.

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Legal Affairs Committee of parliament has accused the ministry of Information officials of lying over delays to implement the Access to Information Act.

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Minister of Lands Symon Vuwa Kaunda says the government is looking for the undisclosed person who purportedly bought Livimbo government school in Lilongwe in order to trace the fake sellers of the land.

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Dr Tiwonge Elisa Khonje Phiri has just earned the speciality as an Adult Neurologist in Malawi obtained at Fellowship in Neurology at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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The consumer rights watchdog, the Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) have come in support of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Shepherd Prophet Bushiri on his call that maize traders should make available the commodity on the country’s market for the benefit of the common man.

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The Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) is scheduled to host its second annual Agricultural Transformation Summit from 13th to 14th November at Bingu Conference Centre in Lilongwe where the ‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’  William Kamkwamba will be in attendance to give the keynote address and act as guest judge at the Centre for Agriculture Transformation’s AgTech Challenge Science Fair.

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Stakeholders who pushed government to implement an increase in the Malawi Prison Service (MPS) budget to cater for female prisoners’ menstrual hygiene materials.

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Various social media platforms have identified the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) poll systems “ghost” user as alleged to be Mayamiko Nkoloma who works for Polytechnic in Blantyre.

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Former Speaker of Parliament Davies Katsonga has backed opposition leaders for taking President Peter Mutharika and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to court over the outcome of the May 21 presidential poll results, describing the case as watershed.

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Authorities in Karonga have warned of drastic action against people who are harassing women in the district over their dressing of trousers and mini-skirts.

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Malawian child, Lemos Tsatawe has flown back from Israel and is at his home village at Cape Maclear in Mangochi after he had just had a life-saving heart surgery on September 2 at the Wolfson Medical Center by the volunteer medical team members of Save a Child’s Heart, in Israel.

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Britain has expressed commitment to supporting Malawi in its fight against cyber crime and its resultant risks on the economy and social livelihoods.

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South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri has appealed to private maize traders in the country to stop entertaining self-creation of hunger which is having impacting the economy.

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Homeland Security deputy minister Charles Mchacha’s wealth has become a hot topic in social media platforms with others suggesting the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) needs to probe him.

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Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has denied a rogue soldier military who shot to death two of his colleagues, military honours burial. Robert Banya, who was trained as a special forces soldier, killed his two colleagues on Friday; corporal Keston Mtambo and corporal Gift Magombo of the MDF Engineers Battalion department who were working on Tsangano-Neno-Mwanza […] The post Malawi army denies rogue soldier military honours burial appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

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South Africa-based leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church is set to give a televised address to Malawians at 12:30 Monday  afternoon on food security.

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Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha is reportedly  pushing the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services to increase the price of a Malawi  passport to around K72 000.

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