The Southern Africa Trust will host a stakeholders meeting and outreach aimed at tackling unclaimed benefits for ex-miners in Malawi on September 6-7. More than R5.7 billion is owed to former mineworkers in social security and compensation benefits. These are mineworkers who were employed in the South African mining industry and hail from South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The meeting and outreach aims to address changing practice and historical injustices with regards to recruitment of former mineworkers. Please follow and like us:Read More
A new wave of killings and attacks targeting people with albinism over the past six months is being fueled by systemic failures in Malawi’s criminal justice system which leave members of this vulnerable group at the mercy of criminal gangs, Amnesty International said today on International Albinism Awareness Day. Since January 2017, at least two people with albinism have been killed while seven more have reported crimes such as attempted murder or abduction. This stands in stark contrast to the last six months of 2016, when no such incidents…Read More
An enormous exodus in the former governing Peoples Party (PP) rages on, with most key figures leaving the Party to join other political parties after a leadership crisis. Many blame the exodus to her long self-imposed exile that happened as soon as she lost the elections in 2014 and migrated to South Africa where she has lived since then. Just over the weekend the PP’s former cabinet minister Halima Daudi, defected to the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP). Please follow and like us:Read More
BLANTYRE-— President of the Republic of Malawi, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday, described the Pan-African Parliament as crucial because it brings together 55 African countries to advance economic integration, youth and women empowerment, peace, and unity, among other benefits. Speaking in a press conference on arrival at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, President Mutharika said the 4th Ordinary Session of the Pan-African Parliament, held in South Africa, also aims to improve and give the Pan-Africa Parliament, enhanced powers to ensure the full participation of African peoples in development and…Read More
LILONGWE- Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate Yona on Wednesday, convicted and fined two South Koreans with MK2.2 million, and in default, two years in jail, with hard labor each, for the illegal possession and attempting to export ivory. The two convicts, identified as Hyun Ku Kim, 60, and Lee Sang Yong aged 65, were on Tuesday arrested at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) for the illegal possession and attempting to export ivory weighing 1.5 kilograms, and valued at MK2 million. Please follow and like us:Read More
President Peter Mutharika says Malawi will borrow a leaf from Rwanda on how it managed to turn 99 percent of its mud and grass thatched house into modern decent houses for its citizens within 10 years.
Mutharika said this during a press briefing on his return from the 18th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) heads of state and government held in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.Read More
Zomba–On Friday 13 November, the High Court of Malawi, sitting at Zomba granted bail pending review to a young woman who gave birth while she was in custody.
The Applicant, an 18 year old woman and a first time offender was convicted and sentenced to 48 months imprisonment with hard labour for burglary and theft in February 2015.Read More
The National Girls’ Education Network in Malawi says it is planning measures to boost education standards among girl child to reduce the number of early pregnancies and early marriages, and to prevent female school drop outs.
Theater for a change Head of Education Joanna Seth-Smith said in an interview yesterday Girls’ Education Network provide the only platform and avenue through which Malawi increase its education standard, with capacity from different stakeholders (Government, Non-governmental Organization, Faith-based organization and many others).Read More
Article By: Tenson Zobo
Research Academia’s experts have expressed fear that sex roles discrimination against women and stereotyping, will not help Malawian women to participate in country’s development if relevant authorities will not take charge before it is too late.
The experts were speaking during a press briefing presenting a joint UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Malawi Civil Society Organization (CSOs) shadow report for Malawi 2015, yesterday in Lilongwe.
Lecture for Faculty of Law, Chancellor College Theresa Choma say true advancement towards equity for women requires fundamental social and cultural change.Read More
By: Lloyd M’bwana
The country’s Civil Society Organization (CSOs) on United Nation Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)’s 2015 shadow report for Malawi have noted with concerns over the republic’s constitution inconsistency with the current Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations (MDFR) Act on the right marriage age.
The MDFR Act No.3 of 2015 puts the marriage age at 18 contradicting the supreme law of the land section 22 which allows a person between 15 and 18 to get married and the section does not expressly prohibit those who are below 15 from entering into marriage.Read More