Priest arrested over albino killing

The shocking revelation of the arrest of a Catholic priest and other public servants by police on suspicion that they were involved in the abduction and brutal murder of Macdonald Masambuka, a young man with albinism from Machinga, has raised eyebrows and more questions over the connections in the barbaric act which have tarnished the image of…

Karonga declared cholera-free

The Ministry of Health has declared Karonga District cholera-free after it has gone 21 days without registering a new case. Confirming the news in an interview, the ministry’s spokesperson Joshua Malango said the district yesterday passed a 21-day index as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). He said: “Yes, we haven’t registered new cholera…

UDF, DPP electoral  alliance likely—analysts

Political analysts have said they can foresee the United Democratic Front (UDF) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) forming an electoral alliance following a successful strategy the two parties used in the just-ended by-elections. In the April 10 by-elections, the governing DPP did not feature a candidate in Malindi Ward in Mangochi North East Constituency to…

Ansah rebuffs MCP resignation calls

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah on Wednedsday rebuffed calls from main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to resign. MCP wants Ansah to step down for what it calls failure by the commission to act on reports of violence and intimidation during the campaign period Tuesday’s by-elections in Malindi Ward in Mangochi North East…

Broadband strategy to address  Internet gaps, says Macra

  Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) has said the National Broadband Strategy will address supply and demand gaps in the country’s broadband network. Macra director general Godfrey Itaye said this in Blantyre during the National Broadband Strategy Workshop aimed at coming up with recommendations from stakeholders towards the development of the draft broadband strategy. He…

BWB case adjourned to Friday

The Blantyre Magistrate’s Court on Monday adjourned to Friday a money laundering case in which Blantyre Water Board (BWB) former employee Brian Makote and his accomplice Oscar Kapito are suspected to have defrauded the board money amounting to K150 million. The two made a plea of not guilty to charges leveled against them last month but…

Scom awards outstanding students

The Student Christian Organisation of Malawi (Scom) on Sunday awarded 18 outstanding students in the 2017 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) and called on students in the country to invest in their personal development to become transformative leaders in future. Speaking in Blantyre during the award ceremony which was conducted at the end of…

Woman in for scalding her niece 

Police in Mchinji have arrested a 28-year-old woman, Sellina Twaibu, for allegedly scalding and seriously wounding her late sister’s daughter. The suspect who sells banana flitters at Mkanda Tading Centre in the district on Tuesday is reported to have left her children together with the victim without food to eat for lunch. Mchinji Police Station spokesperson Kaitano…

Malawians face dark Easter

  Electricity users in the country should brace for a darker Easter weekend as the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has announced extended hours of loadshedding of between 12 and 18 hours for five days. In a statement released yesterday, Escom said the Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) will be carrying out major maintenance works…