Phalombe district has registered a total of 5,447 teenage pregnancies from January to May 2020 but there are fears the number may increase due to prolonged stay of learners at home.
Police in Phalombe are keeping in custody a 19 - year- old man for allegedly abducting and defiling two girls aged 14 and 16.
A health rights activist has appealed to the Tonse government to help in flushing out uncertified herbal medicine that has flooded the country’s markets.
A Group Village Head woman in Phalombe is under fire for ordering UTM supporters not to hold any political rally in her area as campaign period continues.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has encouraged people to co-exist with supporters of various parties for peace to prevail during the campaign period.
As effects of climate change continue to haunt people, authorities in Phalombe have expressed worry over lack of interest by people living in flood prone areas to access safer house construction guidelines when constructing their houses.
Farmers in Phalombe whose crops got damaged by dry spell have requested government and players in the agriculture sector to assist them with farm inputs to venture into winter cropping.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the south, Charles Mchacha, has urged people of Phalombe to vote President Peter Mutharika in the forthcoming fresh presidential poll for continuity of development initiatives.
A humanitarian organization, Habitat for Humanity Malawi, says it will construct 380 disaster resilient houses for people whose houses were affected by the Cyclone Idai in two districts.
Some irrigation farmers in the country say they are optimistic that refurbishment of irrigation schemes which were damaged by the March 2019 Cyclone Idai will boost their socio-economic status.