‘Do not use youths in violence’

  With the clock moving towards the to 2019 Tripartite Elections, chiefs in Mzimba District have asked political parties against using the youth to incite violence. In random interviews, the chiefs said Malawi is a peaceful country; hence, they would like everyone to maintain their peace irrespective of political affiliations or potential. They urged political…

When mines move in

  Malawi should keep its promises to rural residents by providing access to information which protects livelihoods when mines move in, our contributor KATHARINA RALL writes Information is key to protecting the health and the livelihoods of people in areas affected by economic development. This is why a 10 percent cut in the Malawi Human…

Farmers coping with climate change

  In February, while snow still settled on Canadian streets, Debora Kantor was experiencing heat and downpours in Malawi’s rural farmlands, listening to songs about nutrition and sampling sweet potato doughnuts. The family ministry co-ordinator at the Parish of Cambridge and Waterborough in the Diocese of Fredericton took part in a learning tour organised by…

Malawi’s village health heroes

  In remote villages hours away from Malawi’s cities, community health workers are saving the lives of small children in makeshift outdoor treatment areas. Amidu Malope (37) sits under a tree with a wooden table by his knees. A malaria-testing device shows two bright lines running vertically down a screen. The lines mean that Malope’s…

KK police arrest two for possessing ivory

  Police in Nkhotakota have arrested two men for allegedly possessing two pieces of ivory. The arrest coincided with that of two men of Zambian origin arrested yesterday in Mchinji, also for alleged trafficking of ivory. Nkhotakota Police deputy spokesperson Paul Malimwe identified the suspects as Hussein Mwale, 38, of Kucherachera Village and Stedius Banda,…

Gemini Major thrives in SA

  South-Africa-based Malawian urban artist, Benn Gilbert Kamoto, popularly known as Gemini Major, is living his moment of apogee as his music career continues to flourish. The singer has recently gained recognition and dominated the regional showbiz in collaborations with rapper Ricky Rick and popular Nigerian artist, Davido in a track Murdah and featuring music…

Mzimba communities want better road

  People of Chimbongondo in Mzimba District have complained that development will remain a far-fetched dream without a good road network in the area. Chimbongondo, in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kampingo Sibande was cut off from public transport in 2008 following heavy rains which left gullies and big potholes, rendering it inaccessible. In an interview, inkosana…

Mzimba develops five-year development plan

Members of M’mbelwa District Council in Mzimba District say they are excited with the formulation of a five-year development plan covering the period 2017 to 2022. Speaking in an interview, councillors could not hide their excitement  saying it is a milestone. The country’s former vice-president  Khumbo Kachali, who is also legislator for Mzimba South-West constituency…

Jubilee University teams up with Fredokiss

  Newly-established tertiary education institution in Lilongwe, Jubilee University, has partnered renowned local hip hop artist Fredokiss by awarding a scholarship to a needy student through the artist’s initiative. Fredokiss, born Penjani Kalua, is running a scholarship initiative meant to support needy young people struggling to access tertiary education in the country. Jubilee University vice-chancellor…

WVM equips Dowa youth with vocational skills

  World Vision Malawi has equipped 28 youths from its Lipiri Area Development Programme with various vocational skills. The 28 graduates,13 of whom are girls, have been trained in carpentry, bricklaying, welding, tailoring and fashion designing, among other trades. Speaking during the graduation ceremony, Senior Chief Kayembe of Dowa applauded WVM for the training which…

‘Do not  sell  maize to vendors’

  Ntcheu District Council has advised farmers in the district not to sell all  farm produce to vendors. Speaking in an interview, Ntcheu District Council agriculture sub-committee chairperson councillor Morris Richman said smallholder farmers should avoid selling the produce before the opening of formal markets. The call comes when most parts of the country have…

M’mbelwa Council urges Mzimba to adopt deep bed farming technology

  People of Mzimba have been encouraged to embrace deep bed farming, a technology Tiyeni Charity Organisation is championing in the district. M’mbelwa District Council Agricultural Service Committee chairperson Goodnews  Banda said this on Thursday  during a field day at Ehlekweni where he led crop inspection. Mzimba, like other districts, has experienced drought due to…

George Adams in stand-up comedy

  Not too long ago, gospel musician George Adams, was in the spotlight announcing the comeback of their musical trio Prophets of Vision (POV) and the release of their single Mirror. Now, the artist seems to be laying another foundation in the local entertainment industry. He has joined a pool of the country’s stand-up comedians…

Luso TV in Easter gospel show

  In a gesture to celebrate the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Lilongwe-based privately owned Luso Television has organised a gospel show on Easter Monday April 2. The show, which will bring together some of the country’s upcoming artists, is scheduled to take place at Sheaffer ICA Marquee in the capital city, Lilongwe.…

Malawi moving towards  digital economy—minister

  Malawi has created conditions necessary to facilitate its entry into the digital economy, Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi has told an international forum. Making a presentation on Tuesday during the Innovation Africa Digital Summit 2018 taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the minister told the audience of information and communication technology…