Machinga District health office says increased number of people outside recommended child bearing age bracket giving birth (Outliers), is contributing to maternal neonatal complications as well as maternal deaths.
As the country grapples with how to deal with the raging problem of fall army worm attacks in crop fields at the moment, there are reports that Chikwawa district is the latest casualty and farmers are desperately trying to save whatever is remaining of crop fields in that area.
Ward councilors in the country want government to review their conditions of service and hike their perks despite that their remuneration was reviewed earlier this year.
The Malawi Congress Party says 117 members of the Democratic Progressive Party, DPP, have jumped ship in Chikwawa including some leaders on grounds that the ruling party has failed to address the hunger situation and sorting out intra-party leadership problems at grassroots level.
As the rainy season has started, fear has gripped people from areas of group village heads Mjahito and Chiwalo in Machinga as Namandanje river swells up each year, rendering all movement across the river to access health and education facilities impossible.
The Human Rights Defenders Coalition-HRDC has postponed Friday demonstrations which aimed to push the Malawi Police Service to act on officers implicated in the Msundwe saga and Buleya Lule killing under police custody.
New chairperson for the Public Affairs Committee, Monsignor Patrick Thawale, has demanded of political leaders to put citizen interest ahead of their own in Malawi.