Controversial hip-hop artist Chavura arrested

Controversial hip-hop artsist Mwiza Chavura has been arrested. Blantyre Police arrested him in relation to the song he released titled Ndidzakupanga rape. Confirming the development, national Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera said Chavura was being held at Blantyre Police Station where he was being interrogated. “Yes, I can confirm that Chavura is in police hands at Blantyre…

‘Chilembwe was visionary leader

President Peter Mutharika has described Reverend John Chilembwe as a visionary and patriotic leader who worked so hard to transform his people. Speaking in Chiradzulu when he presided over the memorial service of worship in memory of Chilembwe, Mutharika called on the nation to embrace the spirit of patriotism and hard work if the nation is to…

Maneb to curb exam cheating

The Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) says starting from this year it will never provide specimen in confidential instructions for practical examinations as it has proved to be a catalyst for cheating. For the past years, teachers in some schools have been accused of abetting cheating by alerting candidates what to anticipate in examinations after…

Failed DPP,PP deal stirs debate

    Dust is refusing to settle on the failed working relationship between opposition People’s Party (PP) and governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with analysts warning the latter to be careful on parties to partner. Responding to a questionnaire from The Nation on implications of the PP national executive committee (NEC) declaration that the party…

Uladi claims JB behind his firing

Estranged People’s Party (PP) former acting president Uladi Mussa on Tuesday went to town accusing the party’s self-exiled president Joyce Banda of grooming his son Roy Kachale for the leadership of the party. Mussa told Nation Online that his dismissal and that of Ralph Jooma from the party was a deliberate move to pave way…

UK to support Malawi with a maximum of K18bn to fight GBV

The UK government will through the Department for International Development (DFID) from 2018 to 2014 support Malawi with a maximum of £19 million (MK18,679,961,152) grant to tackle Gender Based Violence (GBV). In a statement released Friday, head of DFID in Malawi Jen Marshall said the programme will support Malawian citizens and institutions in preventing GBV and improve access to…

ACB arrests Mzomera Ngwira 

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested Member of Parliament for Mzimba Hora Constituency, Christopher Mzomera Ngwira, for allegedly obtaining money using corrupt means. In a statement signed by ACB Senior Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala, on September 7, 2010, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received an allegation that Ngwira presented invoices from YOGI and Mzimba Hardware on pretext that…

Government to recruit 800 health workers

The Ministry of Health (MoH) says it will this year, recruit 800 workers including nurses and midwives under the 2018/20 Global Fund grant. The recruitment will start this month. This comes in the wake of massive shortage of nurses and midwives in the country’s public health facilities with both Association of Malawian Midwives (Amami) and National…

Salima-Nkhotakota Road closed

Heavy rains in the Central Region of Malawi caused severe damage to the M5 Road (Nkhotakota-Salima road) which has become impassable forcing the Roads Authority (RA) to close it out from motorists. Confirming the development, RA spokesperson Portia Kajanga said the road has been cut off at a place called Lisozi Bridge, 50 kilometers from Kaphatenga after a caravan was vandalized and the…

National ID distribution reaches the South

The National Registration Bureau (NRB) says it has so far received three batches containing 4.6 million cards which it has been distributing to citizens in the Central and Southern Region districts of the coun-try since October this year. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, NRB spokesperson Norman Fulatira said in October, the bu-reau received 1.5…

Sammy Alfandika now new MEC chief elections officer

Sammy Njirammadzi Alfandika has been appointed as new chief elections officer for the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC). Alfandika replaces Willie Kalonga who was suspended and consequently fired alongside director of administration and human resources George Khakhi, in May this year over alleged financial abuse at the electoral body. In a statement signed by MEC chairperson…

Utility providers fuelling  illegal settlements-Chilima

Vice President Saulos Chilima on Thursday took utility providers to task faulting them for fueling the influx of illegal settlers by providing them with utility services such as electricity and water. Chilima who is also the Minister responsible for Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma), further faulted the Blantyre City Council (BCC) for not acting swiftly to reallocate settlers from flood…

2017/18 food response programme launched

Vice President Saulos Chilima on Wednesday launched the 2017/18 Lean Season Food Insecurity Response Programme with a call for more support from donors. Out of the $34 million needed for the programme, available funding is $8.92 million from the United Kingdom Department for International Development  (DfID) comprising $4 million through the international non-governmental Organisations  (Ingo) consortium and  $4.92 through the United Nations World Food…

PAC, analyst dismiss Mutharika

Public Affairs Committee (PAC) and a political analyst have dismissed President Peter Mutharika’s claim that leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera pushed a regime-change agenda through the rejected Electoral Reforms Bills. During the groundbreaking ceremony for a five-star hotel project and business centre in Blantyre yesterday, the President took a swipe at Chakwera, who…