Malawi 

MCP and UTM afraid EU report will confirm beyond doubt they lost the elections

Yesterday European Union Election Observer Mission (EU-EOM) reversed the plans to unveil its final report on the May 21 Tripartite which was most likely going to confirm that DPP’s Peter Mutharika won the elections. UTM and the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) refused to meet the mission arguing that the matter is still in court. However, many believe that there is very little chance they will prevail in court. In a statement, the EU-EOM said the report will neither be shared nor published until the court’s decision on the case is…

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Malawi US 

Malania’s Trip to Malawi: White House staffer helps raise thousands for Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe

A White House staffer took matters into her own hands after visiting a Malawi primary school during a trip with first lady Melania Trump. White House specialty media director Carolina Hurley helped raise over $12,600 for an indoor classroom in the Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, Malawi, after she saw the school during the first lady’s October 2018 trip. USA First Lady Melania Trump in Malawi; visits Chipala school, Lilongwe Hurley accompanied Trump on her four-country visit to Africa, which included a tour of several outdoor classrooms at the Malawi…

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Malawi 

Malawi Government call for acceptance of Presidential Case Ruling

LILONGWE (AGV): The Government of Malawi would like to assure Malawians and all people living in Malawi that peace and rule of law remain priorities as we wait for the ruling of the Constitutional Court in the 2019 Presidential Election case. It is the belief of Government that all parties involved in the case shall exercise statesmanship to let the Constitutional Court work professionally based on evidence, facts and law. Government has already shown its commitment to peace during the entire Presidential Election case hearing. As one way of demonstrating…

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Africa Featured Malawi Southern Africa World 

Malawi’s top court suspends wearing of wigs and gowns

Soaring temperature levels in Malawi has forced the country’s constitutional court to suspend the wearing of traditional white wigs and black robes in the courtroom. Malawi is among several African countries that continue to hold on to a practice of lawyers and judges wearing white wigs and black robes in the courtroom. But heatwave has been sweeping through Malawi, according to reporting by Thomson Reuters Foundation. Temperatures have hit 45 degrees Celsius, according to Malawi’s Department of Meteorological Services. The suspension of the wearing of these traditional attires should help bring…

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Mutharika and Msowoya Malawi 

Malawi President declares Parliament is not bigger than government on the occasion of opening the 47th session of the National Assembly

Malawi President declares Parliament is not bigger than government on the occasion of opening the 47th session of the National Assembly President Peter Mutharika on Friday morning officially opened the 47th session of the National Assembly in the Capital City of Lilongwe where he told Member of Parliament (MPs) that the August House is not bigger than Government He also admitted that the country’s electricity crisis has affected the economy of Malawi as well as the living standards of the citizens

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Sidik Mia - Lazarus Chakwera Malawi OP-ED 

Is Malawi Congress Party (MCP) trying to build a prototype for peace for Israel and Palestine?

Written by: Peter Mmangisa Chonga For some time now, I have been intrigued by the recent decision by Reverend Dr. Lazarus Chakwera the President of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to bring on board the self-acclaimed political Goliath of the lower shire, Al Haj Sidik Mia. I have been curious to unravel intricacies of this widely celebrated relationship from the first day I came to know about it. Truth be told, this charade has brought numerous questions with few implausible answers.   To begin with, what is Dr. Chakwera’s end game…

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Mbukwa addressing ex-miners Malawi Southern Africa 

Southern Africa Trust addresses obstacles facing former mineworkers

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.

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albinisms Malawi Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

​​​Malawi: Failing criminal justice system fuels a new wave of attacks on people with albinism

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…

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Joyce Banda Malawi Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Malawi: Joyce Banda’s Political Party disintegrating as she continues her self-imposed exile

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).

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Peter Mutharika Malawi Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Malawi Leader Mutharika says Pan-African Parliament crucial

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…

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