Malawians attack Tanzanians in Mzuzu

Hundreds of Malawians in Mzuzu City on Monday descended on Taifa Market in the city to evict Tanzanian nationals plying their trade at the market. The Malawians, who were stopped by armed police officers, claimed they wanted to avenge the attacks on Malawians in Tanzania where people have lost property, jobs, businesses and one life.…

No Malawian casualty in Nairobi shooting

As the situation remained tense following Saturday’s mass shooting in a Nairobi shopping mall in Kenya, the Malawi High Commission has said so far there is no report of Malawian casualties. High Commissioner to Kenya brigadier general (retired) Marcel Chirwa, however, said yesterday the stand-off was still on. The shopping mall is a few metres…

Twists to MJ arson saga

Two officials of the ruling People’s Party (PP) in Mulanje, whose houses caught fire early September, returned to police last Thursday to change their statements, implicating the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). The two women, who earlier told Mulanje Police Station that they had no clue on who might have set on fire their houses,…

Norway condemns status of prisons in MW

Norway says it will fight irregularities in the country’s prison service and justice system to ensure a positive welfare of prisoners and suspects. The Royal Norwegian Ambassador to Malawi Asbjorn Eidhammer said this during the handover ceremony of Mzuzu Girls Reformatory Centre valued at K50 million to the Malawi Government on Friday. The reformatory centre…

Malawians urged to guard precious stones

The Ministry of Mining has urged the public to guard against precious stones, saying there are a number of illegal investors who smuggle such stones by beating check points. Minister of Mining John Bande made the call on Wednesday when he toured small-scale mines owned by Malawians in Mzimba to appreciate efforts meant to boost…

Cama to demonstrate against MBC

The Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) will on September 27 hold demonstrations in Mzuzu to protest government’s monopoly over the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). Cama executive director John Kapito on Tuesday confirmed that the demonstration will be staged in Mzuzu. However, he said the Northern Region team was organising the protests. Cama regional coordinator (North)…

Malawi warns against deceased estate fraud

Malawi government has warned its officers and the public against abuse of deceased estates, saying the law is now strict on protecting such estates. Solicitor General and Secretary for Justice Janet Banda and Administrator General Reyneck Matemba issued the warning in Mzuzu on Monday during the opening of a two-day sensitisation workshop on the new…

Chihana dares Aford for fresh convention

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) president Enoch Chihana has challenged the Aford faction under Godfrey Shawa to source money for a fresh convention to prove that he (Chihana) is the people’s choice. Chihana, who is also Minister of Youth and Sports, issued the challenge during a press briefing held at Mzuzu Youth Centre hall on Wednesday.…

Cama powerless on energy tariffs

The Consumers Association of Malawi (Cama) says it is powerless in pushing for affordable electricity tariffs and has since called on Malawians to be economic with power usage. Cama executive director John Kapito made the stand last week during a Cama-Media Interactive Meeting and maintained his position yesterday in a fresh interview. Malawians have been…

‘Aford’ suing Chihana over convention

The ‘Alliance for Democracy (Aford)’ under the leadership of Godfrey Shawa says it is dragging to court ‘Aford’ under the leadership of Minister of Youth, and Sports Development Enoch Chihana for disrupting the convention and holding elections. Aford embarked on a joint convention with People’s Democratic Movement (PDM), National Patriotic Front (NPF) and National Rainbow…

Mzuzu silos dry as farmers shun govt prices

Former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika’s dream of stocking maize in all the regions has been shattered administration following revelations that government drained all the maize at the newly constructed Mzuzu Silos. During a tour of the silos by the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources yesterday, it was established that the silos…

Msonda defies PP SG on apology

People’s Party (PP) deputy publicity secretary Ken Msonda has defied his secretary general (SG) Paul Maulidi on the call to apologise for the ‘war’ threats he made against Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) following the Mulanje fracas. Maulidi on Monday during the official opening of PP Northern Province offices in Mzuzu called on Msonda to apologise…

PP warns aspirants against parallel structures

The ruling People’s Party (PP) has warned its members, especially aspiring members of Parliament (MPs), against forming structures other than those recognised by the party. There has been tension in PP of late following expressions of interest from various members to contest as MPs in the forthcoming 2014 Tripartite Elections. Some of the members have…

Kaliranis form music company

Renowned hip hop gospel artist David Kalirani and his sister Zora Matundu have formed a music company, Arise Multimedia to promote gospel music. According to Kalirani, the company has already taken on board another hip hop gospel artist KBG’s album Word ndi Mawu. He said the company was eyeing other hip hop gospel artists to…

3 to battle for Aford presidency

Three people, including Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Enoch Chihana, have expressed interest to vie for the presidency of the Alliance for Democracy (Aford) at the party’s forthcoming convention. The others are Aford acting president Godfrey Shawa and incumbent secretary general and former deputy minister of Economic Planning and Development Khwauli Msiksa. Aford was…

JB, synod condemn chieftaincy wrangles

Malawi Government and the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia have condemned rising cases chieftaincy wrangles in the country, arguing they reflect a bad image of Malawian cultures. Speaking during the burial ceremony for Traditional Authority (T/A) Jalavikuwa of Mzimba on Friday, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Godfrey Kamanya, who represented Malawi President Joyce…

Gospel artist’s sing salvation

A team of gospel hip hop artists descended on Mzuzu City at the close of their tour of Malawi and called on the youth to refrain from immoral practices and strengthen their relationship with God. The Live Wise and Die Ready movement made the call during their tour which invaded Malawi’s major cities; Blantyre, Lilongwe…

Aford salutes MCP on democracy

  The Alliance for Democracy (Aford) has saluted the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) convention, saying the party behaved like champions of democracy. Speaking in an interview on Monday, Aford spokesperson Dan Msowoya said MCP’s convention has left a positive mark for the country’s democracy. He said the MCP convention is a big lesson to Aford, which…

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