Ministry lifts ban on livestock movement

  The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development yesterday lifted a ban on cattle movement from the Shire Valley district of Chikwawa after successfully containing the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak reported last month. In a press statement signed by Principal Secretary Erica Maganga, the ministry says it has been monitoring the progress…

Wandale to set up ‘govt’ October 26

People’s Land Organisation (PLO) has set this October 26 for the swearing-in of its ‘government’. Addressing at least 100 of his followers at Khonjeni Turn-off in Thyolo yesterday, self-styled PLO leader Vincent Wandale said the swearing-in ceremony for the president, his deputy, Cabinet ministers, head of the Judiciary and head of the Legislature will take…

Wandale to address people, set date for setting his ‘government’

  Self-styled supreme leader of People’s Land Organisation (PLO), Vincent Wandale, is today set to address people in Thyolo to, among others, set the date for the swearing-in ceremony for his ‘government’ covering the so-called independent States of Thyolo and Mulanje. Through his Facebook page, Wandale said the meeting will start at 11am at Khonjeni…

61 in every 100 pass MSCE

  Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has released results of the 2017 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) which show a 61 percent pass rate. In a statement announcing the results, MoEST said out of 136 247 candidates who sat for the MSCE examination in at least six subjects, including English, 84 009…

Maneb releases MSCE results

  The Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, have released the 2017 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) results which show a 3.34 percent pass rate increase compared to last year.   In a press statement signed by secretary for Education Ken Ndala, Ministry of Education…

Aniva’s appeal hearing fails

  Hearing in the appeal case involving infamous Nsanje ‘hyena’ Eric Aniva has failed to start today as presiding Judge Sylvester Kalembera is in Uganda on official duties. The Blantyre Magistrate’s court in November last year sentenced Aniva to two years imprisonment on charges of indulging in harmful cultural practices and an attempt to commit…

65 illegal immigrants arrested in sweeping exercise

The department of immigration has arrested about 65 illegal immigrants in an operation aimed at cleaning up the country off uncertified residents. National Immigration spokesperson Joseph Chauwa said the national wide exercise started on Wednesday this week and the department is targeting companies and residential areas suspected to be harbouring illegal immigrants. “This is not…

Over 160 000 register to vote in October 17 by-elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it has registered a total of 160,476 voters in preparation for the October 17 by-elections. MEC is expected to hold by-elections in Lilongwe Nsozi North Constituency, Mayani North Ward in Dedza, Lilongwe City South East Constituency, Mtsiliza Ward in Lilongwe, Ndirande Makata Ward in Blantyre and Nsanje Lalanje Constituency. According to…

Meet disburses K39m for environmental projects

The Malawi Environment Endowment Trust (Meet) has said organisations should engage local people at grass roots when implementing projects to ensure suitability and built resilience among the people. Meet board chairperson Christopher Mwambene said this in Blantyre when the trust disbursed K39 million to four local organisations working in environmental projects. The four organisations—Action for…

Met predicts 2017/2018 normal rainfall season

Malawi will experience normal rainfall in the 2017/2018 rainfall season, the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has predicted. Disseminating the 2017/2018 rainfall seasonal forecast to the Media in Blantyre, the department’s director Jolamu Nkhokwe highlighted that in the season, Malawi will not experience either El Nino or La Nina conditions. However, Nkhokwe urged…

Homosexuals exist among us- Dignitas

Dignitas International (DI), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) fighting against HIV and Aids has spoken of the need for the nation to change its mindset and accept the reality that homosexuality exists in the country. Speaking in Mulanje on Wednesday during a medical and research dissemination workshop, key population officer for the NGO George Mulewa…

MDF soldier kills himself in DRC

A Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier identified as Moses Ngwira has died after shooting himself while at a peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The soldier, from Chirumba Garrison in Karonga , shot himself in the head during early hours of Monday. Pictures of his body lying in pool of blood after the…