Experts Call For Intervention On Drug Abuse Among Children in Malawi

A psychologist and a child rights activist have sounded an SoS over reports of increasing drug abuse among children.

Lilongwe Teachers’ Training College Students Protest Unpaid Allowances

Teacher trainees at Lilongwe Teachers’ Training College run amuck Monday morning when police fired teargas to disperse an otherwise peaceful assembly.

Angry Mzimba Residents Force Back Two Truck Loads of Admarc Maize

Angry communities and Civil Society members in Mzimba on Sunday blocked Admarc from transferring maize from their main depot in the district to other unknown destinations saying the district is also affected by the hunger situation.

Absence of DHO Causes Stir in Likoma District On Lake Malawi

 

For nearly three months now, Likoma district (comprising Likoma and Chisumulu islands on Lake Malawi) has operated without a District Health Officer in office.

Climate Change Effects Hit Balaka

Trees have wantonly been cut down in most parts of Balaka north.

Millions not accounted for in Tractor-gate

The auditor general’s investigative report on farm machinery procurement under the India Line of Credit has revealed that about K143 million had been collected but there is no evidence indicating that the proceeds were banked.

Judge Seeks Clarification on Mpinganjira Release

Judge Dorothy Nyakaunda has called for an inter-parte hearing after reviewing the file from Zomba Magistrate’s Court where magistrate Benedicto Chitsakamire quashed a warrant of arrest of business mogul, Dr. Thomson Mpinganjira, in the alleged judge shopping case.

Ombudsman To Begin Probe Into Management Of Council Funds

 

Investigations into alleged abuse of public funds in local councils will begin in February now that the office has received submissions from all the districts.

APM Says “Dismayed” By Alleged Attempts To Bribe ConCourt Judges

 

President Peter Mutharika is, reportedly, ‘dismayed’ by allegations that some people were making attempts to bribe five constitutional court judges with intention to have them sway verdict in a particular direction in the presidential election case underway.

SeedCo Urges Adoption of New Agriculture Methods

An agriculture expert is demanding intensified awareness for farmers by government on the importance of adopting new farming methods using hybrid seed varieties.

Education Minister Blames School Protests on Civil Society Demos

 

Education minister Dr. Susuwele Banda says learners in schools in the country are taking after civil society organization approaches to getting authority attention.

Menstruation Stigma Fueling Girl School Drop Outs in Dowa

 

A local organization operating in Dowa has found that there is stigma inflicted on school-going adolescent girls, especially when they are in menstruation, and that this is another factor fueling a sharp rise in school dropouts in the district.

Department of Forestry Struggling To Improve Tree Survival Rate

 

The Forestry Department says it is struggling to ensure a higher survival rate of trees planted each year due to poor management as only 35 per cent are surviving.

Chikwawa Traditional Leader Sounds SoS on Food Situation

 

In Chikwawa district, where people have not been spared the whip of hunger this season, traditional leaders are reporting situations beckoning rapid response.

Chitipa Communities Put Foot Down Against MRA Presence

 

Communities in Chitipa have vowed not to allow MRA staff return to Mbirima Border Post to resume tax collection until their demand on upgrading of Chitipa/Mbirima road is fulfilled.

“Use of Tippex Prohibited” says MEC Commissioner Mathanga

A commissioner of the Malawi Electoral Commission MEC says use of correction fluid "tippex" will not be allowed in management of results in Lilongwe South Constituency by-elections, scheduled for Thursday next week.

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