Do more research, APM tells Unima

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has asked the academia to do more research which should find its way into international journals to improve the university’s credibility as well as contribute to development. Mutharika said college lecturers and professors must not waste their time commenting on trivia in the public domain, but should instead invest their time…

ACB calls off strike

Employees of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) yesterday called off their strike following government’s commitment to raise their pay by nine percent. However, the employees have said this is not the end of their engagement with government on the issue because nine percent is on the lower side compared to the 70 percent raise they demanded.…

Kamuzu Day unites politicians, Muluzi asks govt to take over event

  This year’s commemoration of Kamuzu Day which falls on May 14 brought together a cross-section of politicians from the local scene who came together to celebrate the life of Malawi’s founding president Hastings Kamuzu Banda. The commemorations, held in Lilongwe for the first time after previously only being hosted in the late Kamuzu’s home district of…

Kanengo ‘CCAP’ looking for new name

Kanengo Congregation which was under Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod is looking for a new name after delinking itself from the synod following a misunderstanding between the two parties. Church elder Thanila Gondwe said the congregation is not in a hurry to rename itself because they are waiting for God’s intervention on…

CSOs petition SA High Commission

Hundreds yesterday took part in a protest march whose theme song was Bob Marley’s Africa Unite as civil society organisations (CSOs) petitioned the South African High Commission in Lilongwe, protesting against attacks by South Africans on immigrants, including Malawians. The marchers chanted: “Unite for the Africans abroad! Unite for the Africans a yard! Unite for…

Malawi xenophobia victims reach 3 200, two dead

The number of Malawians affected by the xenophobic attacks in South Africa has risen from 1 050 to 3 200 with many injured, Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa said yesterday. Briefing journalists in Lilongwe, Nankhumwa, who is also the official government spokesperson, said two Malawians have been confirmed dead in the violence.…

Mutharika commits to public finance reforms

Malawi president Peter Mutharika today [Friday] outlined actions which his government is expected to take to ensure compliance with Public Financial Management Reforms in order for the country to avoid another Cashgate. Speaking to a cross-section of senior civil servants and the donor community at State House in Lilongwe, Mutharika said the reforms, among others, include…

Salima ADD draws positive lessons from dry spell

Farmers under Salima Agriculture Development Division (ADD) have said despite bad results of this growing season’s dry spell, they have drawn positive lessons they will cherish in their entire farming lives. The farmers said this year’s situation has given them a chance to appreciate how some crop varieties can withstand tough weather conditions and give…

Feaces for meals

Broken sewer draining feaces into Lumbadzi River Thousands of people around Lumbadzi area in Lilongwe are at risk of contracting waterborne diseases from a broken sewer system that is draining feacal matter into Lumbadzi River. Downstream, thousands of people use the river for domestic purposes and watering plants grown along the river banks. Spot checks…

The Ministry of Health, through its Media4Life Project, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with four major media houses in the country, including Nation Publications Limited (NPL). The project—which seeks to increase dissemination of health information—has also roped in Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) and Times Group. Speaking during the signing…