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3 Million People To Be Rescued From Hunger

3 Million People To Be Rescued From Hunger

Government has said it is targeting to distribute maize to over 3 million people who are currently affected by hunger in some parts of the districts in the country. Minister of Information Henry Mussa said this on Saturday (November 24 2018) during a rally which he held in his Chiradzulu East Constituency at Nankhundi Primary […]

This Amazing Traditional Female Chief Promotes Girls Rights In Her Community

This Amazing Traditional Female Chief Promotes Girls Rights In Her Community

Mwanza, Salima,  Married at the tender age of 14, Traditional Authority Mwanza, one of Malawi’s female chiefs, knows only too well the opportunities that are lost when girls are married off early. Born Chalendo MacDonald in 1952, it was her dream to create a better life for herself, based on her personal experiences, that now […]

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika Donates Materials To Needy Girls At Nsalura Community

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika Donates Materials To Needy Girls At Nsalura Community

As one way of promoting girl child to remain in school during the commemoration of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, the country’s First lady Gertrude Mutharika has donated assorted items to the needy girls at Nsalura Community Day Secondary school in Salima district. Speaking after making the donation on Wednesday, the First […]

Women Shunning Malawi Congress Party Primary Polls

Women Shunning Malawi Congress Party Primary Polls

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it is disappointed with lack of interest among women in Dedza to contest in its primary elections which were scheduled for 28 August, 2018 but have since been postponed. Top officials for the opposition party have said out of 37 aspirants for Member of Parliament (MP) positions in the primaries, […]

Political Parties In Malawi Commit To More Female Representatives

Political Parties In Malawi Commit To More Female Representatives

Some political parties contesting in next year’s tripartite elections, have said next year’s tripartite elections offer great opportunity for the advancement of the 50-50 agenda of women empowerment in decision making positions. The parties have made the observations as they are preparing for primary elections in readiness of next year’s tripartite elections. Speaking in separate […]

Ntaja Women Celebrate Independence Day By Cheering The Sick

Ntaja Women Celebrate Independence Day By Cheering The Sick

 As part of independence celebrations, a group of women from Ntaja in Machinga on Saturday cheered the sick at Machinga District Hospital. Patients at the hospital were relieved after they received assorted items including six wheel chairs all valued at K15 Million. District Nursing Officer, Gertrude Ngwalo commended Mtaja Women for the gesture saying many […]

GENET On Community Leadership Empowerment In Mchinji

GENET On Community Leadership Empowerment In Mchinji

 The Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) has embarked on empowering community leaders with child protection laws and skills in the area of Traditional Authority Mavwere in Mchinji in a bid to promote education among the children particularly girls in the district. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) GENET Project Officer, Memory Banda […]

Women Caucus For Increased Budgetary Allocation for Queens

Women Caucus For Increased Budgetary Allocation for Queens

Lilongwe July 9, 2018: Parliamentary Women Caucus has asked the government to consider increasing budgetary allocation for Malawi national netball team the Queens for them to perform better in international competitions. Chairperson for the Caucus, Jessie Kabwila made the appeal on Sunday during the launch of the 2018 Mpico Gateway Mall Netball Challenge at Police […]

People Still Unaware Of Gender, Marriage-Related Laws

People Still Unaware Of Gender, Marriage-Related Laws

 Most communities in the country remain unaware about gender and marriage related laws, a situation which is putting many women at a disadvantage, a government official has said. Director of Administration in the department of gender MacCallum Sibande said this on Wednesday in Lilongwe. He was speaking during the official opening of a national workshop […]

Malawi Opposition Calls For President To Resign Over Graft Allegations

Malawi Opposition Calls For President To Resign Over Graft Allegations

Malawi’s main opposition party on Monday called for President Peter Mutharika to resign over allegations he received a kickback from a $4 million government contract. Mutharika has called the allegations “fake news” designed to smear him ahead of an election next year. The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) added its voice to that of civil society […]