LL Referendum Demos Called Off

Organisers of Wednesday's planned demonstrations have announced cancellation of the protests citing logistical challenges.

Expert Urges Govt Rethink Free Primary Education

The founder of the Mzuzu International Academy has suggested that Malawi should revisit the policy on free primary school education in public schools if students are to access quality education in the country.

Child Registration, Vital In Child Abuse Fight

Stakeholders are banking their hope in the yet to be rolled out Mass Child Registration program that targets a total of 8.4 million children below the age of 16.

AACC Calls MW Finance Minister to Account for Debts

As debate on revelations for the country’s increased debt levels continues, All African Conference of Churches (AACC) has asked Minister of Finance to account for the country’s accumulated debts; explaining how they were taken and used.

UP Partners MJ SCTP Beneficiaries in Resilience Building

With three grandchildren, 63-year-old Mary Sululu from Misomali village in Mulanje district has since 2015 been a beneficiary of the Social Cash Transfer Program (SCTP). She receives K7500 per month and oftentimes, the money is paid in every two months and this means she gets K15, 000 by the end of every two months.

Govt Committed to Migrate CHAM Employees into its Payroll

The government says it is working tirelessly to migrate Christian Health Association of Malawi (Cham) payroll of over 10,000 employees into its Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS).

Come out Clear on MERP, Auxiliary Teachers Urge Govt

Some auxiliary teachers in the country have renewed their call for the government to come out clear on the future of a four-year K215 billion ($210 million) World Bank financed Malawi Education Reform Programme (MERP) since they are stranded in schools after the expiry of the Covid-19 related contracts.

ESCOM Loses 400 Transformers to Vandalism in 9 Months

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says it has lost about 400 transformers from January this year, owing to vandalism.

Smallholder Farmers Bank on TRADE

Smallholder farmers in Thyolo, Blantyre and Dedza have asked authorities to institute some researches to come up with improved breeds and varieties whose produce can be sold in other countries.

Nsanje People to Petition OPC Over DC Transfer

People of Nsanje say they are set to present their petition to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) on Tuesday in Lilongwe, protesting the transfer of their District Commissioner, Dr Medson Matchaya.

Maranatha promises to fly top MSCE performers

There is hope that students that will emerge star performers in this year’ Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) will have an opportunity to be flown to Victoria falls in Zambia.

SPECIAL REPORT: The Dilemma of Suicide in Malawi: Any Quick-fix Solutions?

Between January and August this year, 208 people took their own lives in Malawi. That is an average of 26 people committing suicide each passing month.

The majority of the suicide cases are by men. In fact only 40 of the 208 cases were women. This is almost like carnage in most war situations on the African continent at the moment.

In our special report this week, Chikondi Mphande, finds that in majority of the cases, suicide followed emotional torture bordering marital disagreements and financial challenges.

Financial Challenges Choking MHRC Efforts to Investigate Cases

The Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) is failing to offload a backlog of 300 cases that are outside Lilongwe due to financial constraints.

Low Vaccine Uptake Worries Experts

Worried with low COVID-19 vaccine uptake, health experts have tipped the Ministry of Health to devise new approaches to increase numbers of the vaccinated.

Zodiak Partners Lawi on His Thirties Album Launch

Zodiak Broadcasting Station-ZBS has on Monday 26th September signed a partnership with Lawi, a Malawian afro-jazz maestro for promotion of his Thirties Album launch, on 8th October in Lilongwe.

Rumphi Chief Worried With Low Numbers of Police Units

Traditional Authority Mwamlowe in Rumphi has complained that inadequate police units and officers is threatening the security of the district.

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