President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the Republic of Zimbabwe has launched a resource mobilisation initiative for the people of Malawi following the devastating Tropical Cyclone Freddy which has hit the country with multiple effects.
This is in response to the international appeal for assistance that was launched by President Dr Lazarus Chakwera.
According to Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) reporting, President Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe stands with the people of Malawi during this trying and challenging times.
In view of this, President Mnangagwa today, chaired the resource mobilisation meeting for the Tropical Cyclone Freddy disaster victims in Malawi where cabinet has constituted a Relief Committee led by Minister of Local Government and Public Works for the Republic of ...
By Pusch Commey
Something significant happened on the African Continent in 2020. In only the second time in the recent history of democratic governance in Africa, Judges overturned a presidential election.
On 3 February 2020 a panel of five High court Judges in Malawi, sitting as a constitutional court, ordered a re-run of an election won by the incumbent President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika. Two losing candidates, Dr Lazarus Mccarthy Chakwera and Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima had filed a petition challenging the results. The matter goes to the Supreme court, the final arbiter, on 24 April 2020.
The elections, held on 21 May 2019, was described as free and fair by international observers. To quote the EU observers “It was well managed, inclusive, transparent, and competitive”. ...
Egypt National Football Team has arrived in the country for a return match in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier slated for Tuesday, 28 March, at the Bingu National stadium.
The Pharaohs' full squad which stunned the Flames in Cairo last Friday arrived at around 3 am through the Kamuzu International Airport and is expected to have the feel of the BNS this afternoon in their official training session.
Flames who resumed their training yesterday at the Civo Stadium look forward to turning the tables having received a boost with the return of Peter Banda who was a doubt for the Tuesday game after picking an injury in Cairo.
What experts have called "Chakwera's chewalization project" has now reached academic institutions. A ploy by the MCP, Chakwera led government to place Chewas in strategic positions in the country is on high speed and the latest institution to be affected is Mzuzu University (MZUNI).
Top MCP gurus are not happy that merit has seen most Chewas who thrive in gule wakulu miss out in top management positions at MZUNI. Due to the anger in this Chewas, they have divized a plan that will see the current Vice Chancellor of the college replaced by a Chewa.
We can confidentiality reveal that MZUNI released an advert for a VC who has already been identified by Chakwera. Although the advert was realised, Chakwera has already identified a Chewa who goes to assemblies of God Church as a possible r...
Nyasa Big Bullets have announced that midfielder Mike Mkwate has signed a two-year contract with the club.
He makes a return to Bullets as a free agent after leaving the club to join South Africa’s Polokwane City in 2021.
Mkwate joined Bullets in 2016 from Wizards FC and had a five-season spell with the Malawi champions before moving to the South African National First Division side where he played for one season before moving back home.
"This will be the second homecoming for the creative midfielder after a short loan stint with The People’s Team from Polokwane in the middle of the 2021/22 season as he was waiting for his international transfer clearance, "wrote the club on Facebook
Councilor for Mlomba ward in Machinga, Alexander Cosmos, who chairs the district's Disaster Risk Management committee has been arrested for allegedly diverting maize relief items for flood survivors induced by Cyclone Freddy in the district.
Machinga district council spokesperson, Martin Chiwanda has confirmed that the councilor is currently being questioned at Liwonde Police station to understand the whereabouts of the relief items.
Police are yet to comment. However, an inside source at the council, Cosmos diverted a 30 toner truck that had about 588 bags of relief maize.
Malawi Law Society (MLS) President, Patrick Mpaka, says lawyers have a crucial role to play in ensuring development for every Malawian.
He made the remarks in Mangochi during the opening of the society's Annual General meeting and Conference which has drawn over 500 lawyers.
"The conference will look at the progress of development in the country since 1994 to determine whether it meets the aspirations of the constitution. " Said Mpaka.
The AGM is being held under the theme: "Beyond Rhetoric Impunity, Law, Governance and Economic Transformation.'
For her part, British High Commissioner to Malawi Sophia Willits-King commended MLS and the Government of Malawi for the effort and contribution towards opening up the economy.
Minister of Education Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima, has urged stakeholders to supplement government efforts of ensuring increased access to education through provision of infrastructure and furniture.
She made the remarks in Dowa on Thursday, during her keynote address when she officially opened Chunzu Primary School which has 8 new classroom blocks, toilets and administration offices courtesy of Great Mind Bright Futures organization.
Wirima said the donation comes at a right time as government is relentlessly aiming to reduce the soaring pupil to classroom ratio in the country through construction of new classrooms.
“Government cannot single handedly afford to construct new primary schools where they are needed; therefore, may I appeal to other partners to emulate the gesture ...
Two soldiers who were missing after their rescue boat capsized on Tchuchira River have spent a night in a tree waiting for rescue.
Defence minister Harry Mkandawire says these are the soldiers who were among the five soldiers and one civilian, whose boat capsized on a rescue mission.
Mdf truck going to the rescue
He said, “Our swimmers spotted them last night and have managed to talk to them this morning. We are hopeful that we will bring them to safety.”
The soldiers were accompanied by a civilian who managed to swim ashore with two other soldiers, with testimony that about 100 people most of which learners are trapped on the other side.
The Department of Disaster Management has described a recent proposal to use stadiums as evacuation camps as impractical.
Recently, former United Democratic Front, president, Atupele Muluzi, made a proposal of using the country’s stadiums as evacuation camps and not schools.
According to Muluzi, usage of schools as camps in times of natural disasters disturb learning processes.
However, Chipiliro Khamula, spokesperson for the Department has told MIJ Online that the proposal is logistically impossible.
Khamula says, for instance, there are no stadiums in most areas affected by cyclone Freddy a thing which would require the department to transport the victims to Blantyre at Kamuzu Stadium something which is costly.
He has since, said his department is implementing other inter...