Andrew Viano

Andrew Viano

With cases of child marriages on the rise in the country, several non-governmental organizations have come together and worked towards ending the vice.

A Chinese national Bin Liu will spend a little more time in a cooler at Maula Prison as a magistrate court in Lilongwe has denied his application for bail.

Business person, Zameer Karim and Ecobank Malawi head of domestic banking Victoria Chanza were back in court Friday.

Malawi has recorded remarkable strides in responding to HIV and Aids with the latest statistics indicating the country has reduced new infections from 32, 000 in 2019 to 19,000 in 2021.

According to the Competition and Fair-Trading Commission (CFTC), 61 companies were investigated on allegations that they were involved in unfair trading practices.

Since April this year, the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority MERA quietly reduced the Roads Maintenance Fuel Levy from 11 percent to 7 percent in a bid to cover anticipation for a fuel hike.

In the just-ended June 29 by-elections except for Nkhatabay Central Constituency where a high turnout was registered, voter apathy reared its ugly head in two local government by-elections in Blantyre and Nsanje.

For over two decades now the Malawi Electoral Commission has not conducted any constituency demarcations despite this being one of its’ several constitutional mandates.

In four weeks of tobacco sales, earnings from tobacco, hit $34 million (about 27 billion kwacha) by end of week four of sales after the country sold over 20.1 million kilograms at an average price of $1.66 per kilogram, according to figures from AHL Group.

President Lazarus Chakwera took advantage of this year’s commemoration of Kamuzu Day to caution the citizenry against backbiting if the country is to realize the development vision under the Tonse Alliance administration.

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