Nice for Credible Fresh Presidential Election

National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust says it will leave no stone unturned to ensure the fresh presidential election slated for July 2 2020 is credible.

MEC Hails Lilongwe Voter Registration Turnout

As preparations for the fresh presidential elections are underway, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has hailed the progress of voter registration in Lilongwe district.

One More COVID19 Case Registered in Mzuzu

Minister of health Jappie Mhango says there’s need for scaling up preventive efforts to contain further local transmissions as the country registers 38th case of Covid-19 from Chiputula location in Mzuzu.

CCJP Cautions MEC on Reports of Registration of Minors in Voters Roll

In a statement, National Coordinator for Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, Boniface Chibwana says his Organisation has observed that NRB officers were not present in some centres during the first phase of voter registration.

IMF Approves US$91m Under Rapid Credit Facility for Malawi

Deputy Managing Director and Chair of the IMF Executive Board, Tao Zhang, has announced the board’s approval of U$91m under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to help Malawi meet the urgent balance of payment (BOP) needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Security Agencies Intensify Lake Malawi Patrol Amid COVID19 Scare

The Malawi Defense Force MDF, Malawi Police Service and the Immigration Department have for the first time rolled out a joint operation on Lake Malawi to intercept illegal immigrants amid the COVID-19 pandemic scare.

Chiefs Apologize to Nkhoma Synod Over Land Issues

Traditional authority Vusojere in Ntchisi has apologized to Nkhoma synod of the CCAP over land encroachment which forced the synod to recently close it's mission hospital in the area.

Funding Cripple Ntcheu-Tsangano Road Project

Funding woes have crippled construction work of Ntcheu-Tsangano-Neno-Mwanza road.

SADC Salutes Health Workers as World Commemorates Labour Day

As the world commemorates World Labour Day today, the Southern African Development Community SADC has paid special tribute to frontline health workers leading the fight against further spread of the Coronavirus.

Blood Sucker Rumors: Police Nab 8 for Malicious Damage And Theft of Property

Police in the lakeshore district of Nkhata Bay in Chintheche, have nabbed 8 people and charged them with theft and malicious damage in connection to the looting of a local rest house after an irate mob descended on the property on suspicion that it was harboring suspected blood suckers early last month.

Officer-In-charge for Chintheche police Superintendent Alex Simenti told Zodiak online the 8 suspects were arrested on Thursday and police have since recovered some items including beddings and plasma TV screens suspected to have been stolen from Rest House.

Simenti said, “Property worth 31 Million Kwacha was destroyed when the angry community members pounced at Mulungu Sanama Rest House searching form what they believed are blood suckers.”

Police in the district have since intensified sensitization meetings refining people’s beliefs that, the issue of blood suckers is nothing, but a myth.

The Chintheche OC said “It’s only a myth and we’re going around meeting chiefs to sensitize their subjects that this is an unfounded belief.”

10 people have died across the country and property worth millions of kwacha has been destroyed since the resurfacing of the blood sucking rumors in some districts across the country.

Neno ACPC Chooses Covid-19 as its "hazard" in 2020 Disaster Focus Area

As the country now has confirmed 36 cases of the novel Covid-19 pandemic, Neno District Area Civil Protection Committee (ACPC) has settled for Covid-19 pandemic as their main focus area in this year's disaster mitigation calendar.

Informal Gold Mining Posing Threat of Spread of Covid-19, HIV/AIDS

Hundreds of people are daily camping at Gogodi Trading centre in Kasungu District where illegal gold mining has surfaced .

“Msundwe Rape Saga” MHRC, Women Activists Dismayed With Police Procrastination

Malawi Police Service has come under heavy fire for procrastinating to release results of a criminal investigation and prosecute fellow officers who allegedly defiled 4 under aged girls and 13 women from Msundwe, Mpingu and Mbwatalika in October last year.

Jail Destines Destiny to Greatness

A prison in Malawi is a place of condemnation. There is literally very little hope there. The conditions are inhumane, several report by the prisons inspectorate have attested.

Parties Mum on Alliance Terms

Two major political alliances continue to remain silent on terms in their alliances as they race against time ahead of the Fresh Presidential Election on July 2, 2020.

CHRR Condemns Stigma, False Information on COVID-19

Acting Executive Director of Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation, Michael Kaiyatsa says CHRR is saddened with reports that some people suspected of having Coronavirus and their families are being subjected to stigma and discrimination after their names were disclosed to the public.

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