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Mchinji to establish HIV/Aids wellness centre at border

  Mchinji District would soon establish an HIV/Aids wellness centre at the Malawi/Zambia border aimed at reducing HIV infection among long distance truck drivers, sex workers and communities around the border. Mchinji district health officer Chimwemwe Banda said the wellness centre is one of the Cross-Border HIV and Aids Initiatives (CBI) by the Southern African…

Sadc CSOs want strong action on climate change

  Civil society organisations (CSOs) in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) have requested governments in the region to be committed in climate change adaptation. Sadc member States have also been asked to translate climate change policies into programmes and actions benefitting the affected groups. The Sadc Civil Society Forum made the call in Gaborone,…

Kaliati wins Sadc Gender Protocol Award

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati has won an award of excellence for her involvement in the acceleration of gender protocols in the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) region. Kaliati emerged the winner for her political will, especially in giving civil society organisations (CSOs) a platform to accelerate the Sadc Gender…

Sadc approves three Malawi projects

Malawi has described the just-ended Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) Heads of State and Government Summit in Botswana as successful after getting three of its projects approved. Speaking at the end of the summit on Tuesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation George Chaponda, who was representing President Peter Mutharika, said Malawi had gained…

Mugabe hails peaceful Sadc

Outgoing Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) chairperson Robert Mugabe has hailed the region as the best example of peaceful coexistence on the continent. Mugabe, who is the President of Zimbabwe, was speaking at the Gaborone International Convention Centre in Botswana on Monday during the official opening of the 35th Ordinary Summit of Sadc Heads of…

DEEPENING WOMEN IN GOVERNANCE, DEVELOPMENT

On Monday, Malawi joined the rest of Africa in commemorating the African Day on Decentralisation and Local Development. Our Staff Reporters Albert Sharra and Fatsani Gunya explore how women have been integrated in local development:   When she contested for the Kabvunguti Ward in the Kasungu Town Council on a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ticket,…

Malawi eyes Sadc energy body

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bright Msaka says Malawi will be a member of the yet to be established Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (Sacree) whose objective is to contribute towards increased access to modern energy services and improved energy security across the region. Msaka speaking…

Malawi, Zambia sign conservation treaty

President Peter Mutharika and his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu on Tuesday signed a treaty that formally establishes the Malawi-Zambia Trans-frontier Conservation Area (TFCA) to collaborate efforts towards conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Speaking at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre after signing the treaty, Mutharika said the development was of mutual socio-economic benefits to both countries and their…

Businesses urged to participate in Zambia trade fair

Zambia High Commissioner Salome Mwananshiku has urged Malawian businesses to participate in the 51st Zambia International Trade Fair (Zitf) scheduled for July this year. Mwananshiku said the trade fair is a platform that Zambia and Malawian exhibitors can use to showcase their products and services and create partnership with other businesses in the Southern African…

We are among Sadc stars, says Nankhumwa

  On Tuesday night, Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa announced what was already an open secret: that the country would not switch to digital television broadcasting at once. Contradicting pronouncements that the country is on track, radio stations have been running advertisements indicating the shutdown of analogue transmitters will start with Mzuzu…

Chinese investors inject K3 billion in projects

  Chinese investors eager to attend the forthcoming investment forum has declared their interest to invest K3 billion (US$6.7 million) in 20 projects in the country. Malawi is later this month scheduled to host its first ever investment forum whose preparations government say are at an advanced stage. The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (Mitc)…

Malawi’s fuel price world’s highest

Malawi’s pump prices for petrol and diesel are one of the highest in the world, according to latest data from GlobalPetrolPrices.com, a situation that increases living and operating business costs. The data, which Business Review has seen, show that as of January 26 2014, the retail prices of diesel in Malawi was $1.56 (K745), while petrol was…

Dialogue activisms can increase community benefits from mining

Action Aid has called on authorities in African governments to adopt dialogue activism on mineral benefits to influence investors to give back more to the communities. Country director for Action Aid Zambia, Pamela Chisanga, made the suggestion on Tuesday after presenting her overall assessment on activism and mineral exploitation in Africa to 25 journalists from…

Digital migration progress mixed, says govt

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture Chimwemwe Banda has described the progress in meeting global analogue terrestrial television switch off date as a mixed bag. She said others have migrated while others have not. Speaking in Mangochi during an official opening of the Eighth Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) Digital Terrestrial…

Sadc to have standby rescue task force

Rescue South Africa chief executive officer Ian Scher has said his organisation is working with the United Nations (UN) to create a standby Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) Search and Rescue Force for emergencies. Scher said this on Saturday during a closing ceremony of a two-month high-level search and rescue training, which his organisation facilitated…

Malawi committed to supporting Lesotho peace efforts

The Malawi Government has agreed to support efforts by the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) to help restore peace and security in Lesotho where the simmering political and military tension threatens to reach a boiling point. The decision by Malawi follows Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s attendance of the Sadc Double Troika Plus Two Summit on Monday…

Kabwila arrives on APM jet

Malawi President Peter Mutharika, his press secretary Fredrick Ndala and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) outspoken spokesperson Jessie Kabwila on Tuesday gave different explanations on how the opposition party legislator found herself in the delegation to the just-ended Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) Summit, arriving back in the country on the President’s chartered jet. While Mutharika…

Sadc urges leaders to be responsive

Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network (Sapsn) has said Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) heads of State should start responding to people’s needs by translating previous commitments into tangible results to improve the socio-economic welfare of the region. Sapsn secretary general Dalitso Kubalasa, who is also executive director for Malawi Economic Justice Network (Mejn), said in…