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Malawi convicts Chinese national over child- racist content

A Chinese national has been convicted by a Malawian court for trafficking and procuring children to take part in entertainment. Lu Ke, also known as Susu, has been handed a 12-month prison sentence, which he has already served in police custody. He has been ordered to leave the country within seven days and is barred from ever returning. Lu Ke… Read More
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Malawi schools to admit students with dreadlocks after court order

A court in Malawi has ordered education authorities to admit learners with dreadlocks in the country’s public schools. The high court, sitting in the eastern city of Zomba, was ruling on a petition brought by two Rastafarian students. They were refused admission to public schools in 2016 and 2010. The two learners have, however, been attending school after they obtained… Read More
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Most countries at risk of climate disasters are in debt distress, research shows

New research by humanitarian organisation, ActionAid International, has revealed a shocking 93% of countries at the forefront of climate disasters are drowning in debt. The organisation is calling for the most climate vulnerable countries to have their debts cancelled, along with a radical reform of the way global debt is managed, to stop this crisis. With countries forced to pay… Read More
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Malawi: Death toll from Cyclone Freddy hits over 200

Malawi’s government has declared a state of disaster as the death toll from tropical cyclone Freddy has risen to 225. The country’s disaster management agency said on Wednesday that the death toll has increased from 190 reported on Tuesday. The Department of Disaster Management Affairs added in a statement that 707 people had been injured in the storm and 41… Read More
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Malawi court orders reinstatement of anti-corruption chief

The Malawi cover has been ordered to lift the suspension of the head of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Martha Chizuma. The decision of the court will pave way for Martha Chizuma to return to work. Last week, the Secretary to the president and the cabinet, Colleen Zamba announced her suspension. It was linked to a lawsuit against her following a… Read More
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Malawi: Schools reopen after cholera killed 750 people

Academic work is resuming in primary and secondary schools in Malawi‘s two major cities following a cholera outbreak that killed hundreds of people. The cholera outbreak began in March last year and has so far killed more than 750 people. Schools in the capital, Lilongwe, and the commercial hub, Blantyre, had remained closed for at least two weeks after the… Read More

Malawi’s Public debt level worries All African Conference of Churches

All African Conference of Churches (AACC) Economic Justice and Accountability Ambassador in Malawi, Reverend Baxton Maulidi has expressed sadness over the levels of the country’s public debt. Rev Maulidi was reacting to the recent report shared by the Minister of Finance Sostin Gwengwe that Malawi’s public debt as of May 2022 stood at 6.3 Trillion MWK from 5.7 trillion the… Read More
Malawi OP-ED 

Talking Blues: Malawi’s finest hour indeed

By Mapwiya Muulupale I beg to move that “considering the various challenges encountered by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in the prosecution of cases, this House resolves that a Private Member’s Bill be drafted to amend the Corrupt Practices Act to strengthen and enhance the independence of the ACB in the prosecution of cases.” – Hon AC Songwe, MP Likoma Islands This… Read More
Malawi OP-ED 

Time to accept the truth that Malawi is a Constitutional democracy

Condemning the innocent or letting the wicked go—both are hateful to the Lord. Only someone with no sense would promise to be responsible for someone else’s debts. —  Proverbs 17:15,18 If media reports and rumors are verifiable, someone needs to tell the Director of ACB Martha Chizuma that in a democracy it is not only okay but the right thing… Read More
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Why Malawi’s president stripped his deputy of powers

– – Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has stripped his Vice-President Saulos Chilima of all his delegated powers. The decision was taken by the President after Chilima was named in a $150m corruption scandal involving government contracts. According to a report by the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), the vice president and other 52 current and former officials had received money from… Read More