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Kenyans Voting today

Kenyans Voting today

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Kenyans went to the polls today to elect a president for that country. According to Vice Chairperson of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Juliana Cherera, at noon, 6,567,869 Kenyans had turned up to vote. "This equates to 30.65 percent of the 22,120,458 registered voters," Cherera said. Kenyans in the diaspora also voted. However, only 12 nations with Kenyan voters are entitled to vote. They include Germany, Canada, the UK, the US, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and Tanzania. Meanwhile, President Dr Lazarus Chakwera and the First Lady, Madam Monica Chakwera, have wished the people of the Republic of Kenya a peaceful general election.
SA sent delegation to Zambia to take notes on how they are managing their economy

SA sent delegation to Zambia to take notes on how they are managing their economy

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SA has sent a delegation to Zambia to take notes on how they are managing their economy and to be inspired by how the Kwacha is Manifesting. Zambia’s Kwacha is among the best performing currencies in Africa beating the SA rand by two thirds. From what I have picked up, Good governance is key. Some results include: Investor confidence. They have created a conducive environment for Investors. Investors feel safe with their money and investments. This is translating in a lot of forex resulting in a stable Kwacha.The Government has focused on empowering local producers. Local products and cutting down on imports. They are now exporting to Neighboring countries like Malawi. Most producers are indigenous Zambians who keep Money in Zambia not UK or Dubai .Government Marketing policies. ...
Tata International Africa Announces New John Deere Dealerships in Tanzania and Malawi

Tata International Africa Announces New John Deere Dealerships in Tanzania and Malawi

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Tata International Africa to distribute and support John Deere products in Tanzania and MalawiTata to support agriculture, construction and forestry sectors BOKSBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 26 July 2022 - Tata International Africa is expanding its footprint as a trusted John Deere dealer in Tanzania and Malawi to support the fast-growing agricultural and construction markets. Jaco Beyers, Managing Director of John Deere AME and Len Brand, CEO of Tata International Africa John Deere in Africa With a rich history in Africa, John Deere is a trusted, world-renowned leader in producing turf, agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery solutions with state-of-the-art precision technology. With a continued focus on strengthening the John Deere presence throughout the Africa Middle...
Assisting Malawi’s criminal justice system through tech

Assisting Malawi’s criminal justice system through tech

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By Rujeko Motsi South Africa, Johannesburg, 21 July 2022- In commemoration of ‘the World Day for International Justice that takes place in July, it is important to remember the injustice that continuously prevails in Malawi through crime, gender-based violence (GBV), and femicide. Though police and the criminal justice system in Malawi have attempted to curb the issues of crime and GBV, reports show that there is no reliable evidence that crime has increased between 2007-2022, as the police do not collect reliable crime statistics meaning perpetrators get away with crime. One of the contributing factors is that the police force has limited resources to address the challenge of crime and GBV in Malawi. This means, there needs to be a clearer, more coordinated, and credible data-dr...
British NCA And PIJ Crash

British NCA And PIJ Crash

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British NCA And Platform Investigative Journalism Spark on alleged fabricated stories on sattar case, The fire emerged when British NCA observed that PIJ and ACB are differ on statements, ACB Czar Martha chizuma told malawians that Sattar case is crucial and complicated that can not be done in short period while PIJ is busy with publishing cooked stories that british NCA has all evidences against UK business person Zuneth SattarBritish warns PIJ to cease funding their online paper if the compromisation continues between ACB and on issuing statements for public domain, PIJ has compromised the British NCA mission and risk losing funding, malawians have lost confidence in the conduct of current ACB,
Interpol Police To Update Malawi On Arrest Of Ben Longwe

Interpol Police To Update Malawi On Arrest Of Ben Longwe

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The Criminal Investigations Department and Interpol Department are yet to update the Malawi Police on the progress made so far regarding the arrest and repatriation of Ben Longwe from South Africa. Deputy National Police Spokesperson Harry Namwaza has confirmed the development; saying commencement of criminal proceedings will happen once Longwe is in the country. Police want Longwe in Malawi to face criminal charges following his recent audio that reportedly threatened to torch court buildings as well as homes and vehicles for judicial officers over alleged selective justice. Longwe co-chairs a local rights group, Human Rights Ambassadors, which has since shifted its planned protests initially slated for this week Thursday to 20th July 2022. One of the lead organizers, Kingsle...
Govt Calls South African Govt To Arrest And Extradite Ben Longwe

Govt Calls South African Govt To Arrest And Extradite Ben Longwe

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Government has requested the South African government to arrest and extradite a Malawian based in that country known as Ben Longwe. Director of Public Prosecution, Steven Kayuni and Police Publicist, Harry Namwaza, have confirmed the development. The government's request follows a warrant of arrest that was obtained by law enforcement agencies for cyber-related offences and threats against judicial officers and legal practitioners in Malawi. Of late cyber-related crimes have been prosecuted in Malawian Courts in a bid to deter threats, character assassination and peddling of lies on social media.
Lusaka Prophet Dies In A Lodge While Enjoying Someone’s Wife

Lusaka Prophet Dies In A Lodge While Enjoying Someone’s Wife

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Police in Lusaka have confirmed that a 32 year old man has died in a lodge while he was in bed with a woman married to one of his congregation members. According to the reports, Prophet Commander Jet One (Gilbert Mulenga) who is married with two children, died around 14:30 hours this afternoon while he was on top of a woman identified as Ethel Mwamba Phiri married to Mr Albert Phiri a member of Holy Cross Fire church which is led by the same Prophet (Commander Jet One - Gilbert Mulenga). The husband to the same woman left yesterday for Kasumbalesa to do business and was expected to return next week Tuesday when he received shocking news.
Ethiopians Migrants Wants To Return To Their Country

Ethiopians Migrants Wants To Return To Their Country

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Over 500 Ethiopian migrants are requesting to return to their country after being confirmed stranded in Malawi. This is according to findings of a recent verification exercise that was conducted by the Ethiopian authorities and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Findings released in May this year, have established that the migrants entered the country through the route to South Africa, popularly known as the Southern Route which is mostly used by irregular migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia. Through the EU-IOM joint initiative for migrant’s protection and reintegration, the Ethiopian authorities have since issued travel documents to 562 people who expressed a wish to return to their countries. The joint initiative which was launched in last December has been i...
Fuel prices fall in Tanzania as $43m subsidy comes into effect

Fuel prices fall in Tanzania as $43m subsidy comes into effect

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Fuel prices reduce in Tanzania on account of a government subsidy. PHOTO | FILE Summary According to the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), effective Wednesday, the retail price for petrol is Tsh2,994 ($1.28) from 3,303 ($1.42) per litre, diesel Tsh3,126 ($1.34) down from Tsh3,452 ($1.48) per litre, while kerosene prices remain unchanged. Tanzania has reduced the cost of fuel effective Wednesday following the Tsh100 billion ($43 million) fuel subsidy the government announced last month. According to the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), effective Wednesday, the retail price for petrol is Tsh2,994 ($1.28) from 3,303 ($1.42) per litre, diesel Tsh3,126 ($1.34) down from Tsh3,452 ($1.48) per litre, while kerosene prices remain...