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Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) has proposed a review and overhaul of Malawi’s Electoral Systems and Electoral Laws to consider a change from the current First Past The Post system to Proportional Representation.

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First Lady Monica Chakwera on Thursday launched this year’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV), with a call for more awareness on the vice targeting “people who have not yet received the message.

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As early festive season celebrations, Illovo Sugar Malawi Plc has relaunched a promotion it carried out last year dubbed ‘Iponyereni Kwakuya ndi Illovo’ — now named ‘Iponyereninso Kwakuya’ — in which up for grabs is a combined K140 million that include 6 Nissan NP200 vehicles.

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Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have weighed in on a story published by Nyasa Times last week that the story about the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS)— on freeing substandard spirit to the public— should not be overlooked but worked with immediate attention for posterity.

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Police in Mangochi District have arrested an ex-convict, Eric Abasi, 25, for defiling two biological sisters aged 9 and 10 respectively. The incident happened on the evening of November 20, 2021 at M’balula Village, Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi, according to Sub-Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi, Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer (PRO).

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The German Ambassador to Malawi, Andreas Trimmermann, said the installation of a €45 million solar rooftop system demonstrates how government, international organizations and the private sector can jointly solve energy related challenges.

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Bishop of the Diocese of Dedza of the Roman Catholic Church, His Lordship Peter Chifukwa, has touted the proposed Older Persons Bill as a critical tool for addressing witchcraft based violence (WBV) and attacks targeting elderly people in Malawi.

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Concerned by lack of modern Information, Communication and technological equipment when discharging duties in preventing and fighting crime, Blantyre-based Workforce Recruitment Services (WRS) has donated two computers and a state of art multi-purpose printer to Soche Police Sub-Station to help the law enforcers digitise their services.

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The Malawi UK Military Community (MUMCo) will on 4 December 2021 hold its second Annual General Meeting at Larkhill in the United Kingdom.

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Government has disclosed plans to organise public interface meetings and open discussion forums where officials from all government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will be articulating the functions, duties and services of their respective institutions.

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The High Court sitting as a Constitutional Court in Blantyre has dismissed with costs a case in which the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) sought the interpretation of Section 75 of the Constitution in regard to an inquorate Malawi Electoral Commission that managed the June 23, 2020 fresh presidential election and subsequent by-elections.

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President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera said his government will create an enabling environment for private sector and business community to create jobs by removing obstacles that hinder them from operating in the country.

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Police in Lilongwe on Friday fired teargas in attempts to “divert the route” of scores of protestors who took to the streets in protest against rising cost of living, nepotism and corruption under the Tonse Alliance government.

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MACRA’s Director General, Daud Suleman scored 87% during interviews beating 10 other candidates to get the job at the country’s telecom services regulator, the interview results in Nyasa Times possession indicate.

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A Chinese national, Bin Liu, is facing trial in the Chief Resident Magistrate Court in Malawi’s Capital, Lilongwe, for committing wildlife crimes and illegally acquiring a firearm.

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The Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Pagonachi Mtambo has made an impassioned appeal to residents of M’baluku in Mangochi and Msundwe in Lilongwe to desist from exchanging provocative statements, stressing that this could be recipe for political and tribal unrest in the country.

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The High Court in Lilongwe has set aside a prohibition the Lilongwe City Council had imposed on former UTM Party National Youth Director Bon Kalindo and Levy Luwemba to hold peaceful demonstrations in the city on Friday.

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If the almighty, creates people in His image, this one is His spitting image. God goes about mending broken things. This God is a creative God.

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Malawi and her neighbouring country, Mozambique have signed significant bilateral trade and industry agreements in a bid to ease out the cost of living for the two nations’ people and to ensure that the two countries are heading onto a right economic path to progress and prosperity.

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The United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) has tipped Malawi to “up its capacity to generate foreign exchange” by increasing level of exports in both volumes and value in order for the country to achieve its development vision espoused in the Malawi 2063 agenda.

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Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera says the three day state visit to Malawi by Mozambican President Felipe Jacinto Nyusi has cemented a solid foundation for future development opportunities between the two neighboring countries.

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The Centre for Public Accountability (CPA) has protested the appointment of Mike Tyson as a cannabis brand ambassador of Malawi, arguing the appointee is a registered sex offender.

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President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, who arrived in the country on Monday, joined his host counterpart President Lazarus Chakwera to launch the construction works for Mozambique-Malawi power transmission interconnection project at Phombeya in Balaka District on Tuesday Construction of the interconnection project, from which Malawi is expected to be supplied with 50 megawatts of power, includes […] The post Chakwera, Nyusi launch Mozambique-Malawi power transmission interconnection construction project appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

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Malawi’S First Lady Monica Chakwera has expressed the need to empower women with right skills in order for them to contribute to the social and economic growth of their families and that of the nation.

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The High Court in Malawi has emphasised that free speech is a non-negotiable human right as the country’s Constitution places a premium on freedom of speech and freedom of the press and therefore no-one should be allowed to bully or gag the press.

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The mapping of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Which established databases of all NGOs operating in all traditional authorities (TAs) of Malawi, is reportedly enabling communities in Ntchisi district to access more benefits from the interventions of NGOs.

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The 2021 Shurah Council of the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has retained Sheikh Idrissa Muhammad as chairperson for the association for next 10 years.

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Reports have so far shown that One Stop Centre under the Ministry of Health is doing its job well and has helped in reducing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

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The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has strongly condemned acts of violence that occurred during two different protests in Limbe on Wednesday and Blantyre on Thursday.

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Oryx Energies is alleged to have bought blocks of flats valued close to K30 billion (approximately $3.5 million) for suspended NOCMA CEO Gift Dulla, Nyasa Times has established.

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