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Malawi’s New Female Cabinet Ministers Vow To Push For Jobs For Women

Malawi’s New Female Cabinet Ministers Vow To Push For Jobs For Women

Malawi’s newly-elected President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed women to a record 12 of 31 cabinet positions, with the new female leaders vowing to use their roles to help other women. Women now hold 39% of the ministerial and deputy minister roles in the cabinet appointed by Chakwera, 65, who unseated Peter Mutharika in a re-run presidential election […]

COWLHA Trains Mother Groups On Girls’ Access to SRHR

COWLHA Trains Mother Groups On Girls’ Access to SRHR

Coalition of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (COWLHA) has trained mother groups from Ngabu and Lundu in Chikwawa on how they can increase uptake of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) among girls. Speaking at the end of the training on Saturday, COWLHA’s Get Up, Speak Out (GUSO) Project Officer, Sekani Tchuwa said the […]

Malawi’s President Chakwera Says Cabinet To Be Lean With 40 Percent Women Representation

Malawi’s President Chakwera Says Cabinet To Be Lean With 40 Percent Women Representation

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has said he would appoint a full “lean” cabinet – which will have no less than 40 per cent of women – as he works towards putting together a functional government to rebuild the country’s comatose economy left by his predecessor Peter Mutharika. The new Malawi leader made the announcement Monday […]

Chakwera Wins Malawi’s Presidential Election

Chakwera Wins Malawi’s Presidential Election

Malawi ‘s newly elected president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, is expected to be sworn in at Parliament in the administrative capital of Lilongwe by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda as the court-sanctioned presidential elections. Chakwera will take the oath of office as Head of State and government will organise a presidential inauguration ceremony to be held later. […]

COVID-19 Affects Sexual And Reproductive Health Services

COVID-19 Affects Sexual And Reproductive Health Services

Mchinji District youth-friendly services coordinator Agness Jarafi says the Covid-19 pandemic has affected sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service delivery among youths. A Tackle Africa official Peter Diaz hands over a radio to a beneficiary In an interview yesterday, she said the district hospital is unable to conduct outreach programmes and open days due to […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission Gazettes June 23 Voting Day

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will publish in the Malawi Government Gazette, the official publication of legal notices, June 23, 2020, as the date of voting for the court-sanctioned fresh presidential elections but has indicated the country should expect a lot of irregularities in view of the short period of time for preparations In […]

Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Materials Arrive For Fresh Elections In Malawi

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will take delivery of a consignment of indelible link and thumbprint pads ahead of the court-ordered fresh presidential election tentatively set for June 23. Mathanga: The indelible ink and thumbprint pads will be taken for storage at MEC warehouses in Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Blantyre. Chief elections officer Sam Alufandika […]

Malawi Fresh Presidential Poll To Be Held Without International Observers

Malawi Fresh Presidential Poll To Be Held Without International Observers

Malawi could for the first time ever hold the presidential election without international observers. EU Elections observers Head of European Union (EU) mission to Malawi has confirmed that his organization would not be sending its team as they have done in the past elections. He said the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has not invited the […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Proposes June 23 Voting Day In Malawi Fresh Presidential Election

Malawi Electoral Commission Proposes June 23 Voting Day In Malawi Fresh Presidential Election

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has stunned participants to the National Elections Consultative Forum (Necof) when the pollster said it proposes June 23, 2020, as the day voters should elect a president in the fresh elections. MEC chairperson Jane Ansah has told the high-level meeting underway in Mangochi that parliament should endorse the date. “This will […]

Women With Disabilities Demand Seat In Presidential Taskforce On COVID-19

Women With Disabilities Demand Seat In Presidential Taskforce On COVID-19

Human Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities (HRWGD) – a Malawian registered non-profit and non-governmental (NGO) membership organization of women and girls with disabilities – has lamented the exclusion of females with disabilities in the newly constituted Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19. Girls with disabilities want a say on Covid-19 fight President Peter Mutharika directed […]

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