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Prison Break at Chichiri

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Five prisoners have escaped from Blantyre prison, popularly known as Chichiri prison in the wee hours of Thursday.

Sources at the Chichiri correctional facility have told Zodiak Online, the inmates have escaped after they managed to dig a hole to one of the cells on which they have been urinating on, for a while, to weaken it.

Prison warders are currently conducting a head count to identify and ascertain the figure of the escapees.

Malawi prisons spokesperson, Chimwemwe Shaba has asked for time be for commenting.

This prison break comes days after a man masquerading as a police prosecutor broke out a suspect on pretext he was being taken to court.

Health Ministry Starts Cholera Vaccine Administration

The Ministry of Health has this morning started the administration of the Cholera vaccine in eight districts.

MPS In The Dark Over Disappearing Of Recruit Officer

The Malawi Police Service says it has no clue on the whereabouts of one of its recruit constables who has been missing for weeks in Kasungu.

Court Grants Bail to Former TC CEO Sadala

The Senior Resident Magistrate Court in Lilongwe has granted bail to former Chief Executive Officer for the Tobacco Commission Kayisi Sadala.

Thieves Steal Vehicle & Computers From Bishop’s House

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Govt Optimistic About Resumption of IMF Credit Funding

The Minister of finance Sosten Gwengwe says government remains optimistic about the resumption of the International Monetary Fund’s credit funding to the country.

5.4 Million People Food Insecure

About 5.4 million people in Malawi are said to be facing severe and chronic food insecurity, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification analysis on Chronic Food Insecurity in Malawi has established.

28 Schools Damaged By Stormy Rains in Mangochi

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Activists Speak Against Walk-In Interviews

Social and youth rights activists have spoken against the use of walk-in interviews to recruit people in various positions in the ministry of local government which started Tuesday.

MRA Closes Palm Rock & Corporate Malls, Business Owners Worried

Business owners that operate in Palm Rock Mall and Corporate Mall in Lilongwe have expressed frustration at the closure of the two buildings by the Malawi Revenue Authority MRA over nonpayment of income taxes.

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