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Lilongwe -- Director for Tourism, Isaac Katopola says Malawi expects a boom in Chinese travelers and holiday makers coming into the country by the year 2020. This comes as Malawi through the Department of Tourism in conjunction with the Malawi Mission in Beijing exhibited Malawi's ...
Malawians should expect an extraordinary Miss Malawi 2018 grand finale event as organizers have said all is set for the finals on Saturday, April 28 at the magnificent BICC auditorium in Lilongwe. There are 16 girls who are up for the contest and among them, 10 are going to be determined for the ...

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The country's tax agency Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) on Friday sealed the old-private radio station 101 FM Power for tax inversion for years. According sources privy on the matter to The Maravi Post, the state taxing body invaded 101 FM studios in Limbe, Blantyre ...
Speaking during the cocktail on Thursday at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe, the Ambassador said during his stay in the country is a very good memory since the relationship between China and Malawi has come best in history. Wang said Malawi has benefited a lot from China with many visible ...
The Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaign started in Lilongwe on 17 April 2018. The vaccine is being administered from 17 to 21 April and is targeting all people that are over one year and living in urban and semi urban areas of Lilongwe city where the cholera outbreak is still active. These areas ...
Scotland's historic links with Malawi are to be further strengthened with the announcement of a £150,000 funding deal to boost healthcare in the ... New support has been unveiled for Malawi's College of Medicine by the Scottish Government to strengthen the long-standing bonds between the two countries.

Background. Smallholder farmers cultivate 90% of the arable land in Malawi and face many challenges including declining soil fertility, erratic rainfall, land constraints, and poor institutional support. With limited access to credit, inputs, and price information, the typical farmer struggles to support a family ...
When they do, their families benefit, their communities prosper, and Malawi will grow from strength to strength," Palmer said. Over 1,700 students at Kapichi Primary School and in the surrounding communities will benefit from the facility. The project was funded by the U.S. Ambassador's Self Help Fund ...
Malawi will among Commonwealth countries that will receive Britain's support through a 5.5 million pound ($7.8 million) aid package to help eradicate human trafficking and child exploitation as more countries commit to take action to help victims and bring perpetrators to justice. This support, from ... Modern Slavery
More than one million people in Malawi have the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, the U.N. AIDS agency (UNAIDS) says. However, according to official figures, Malawi's national HIV/AIDS prevalence dropped to 8.8 percent in 2016 from 30 percent in 1985 when the first HIV/Aids case ... infections
The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has said it all set to hold its elective national convention next month and that the party has so far raised K70 million to finance the gathering in Mzuzu. Chakwera in Blantyre on Sunday. Abida Mia : Chairperson of the fundraising commiteee. During the ... infections
Kugwirizana kunachitika pakati pa aphungu ndikolakwikapamalamulo a dziko la Malawi (Whatever consensus or so-called approval MPs had on the K4 billion was illegal and unconstitutional in as far as our laws in Malawi are concerned.” “There was no law which was passed to support the K4 Billion as ... infections
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has blamed Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for the league's delay to release opening fixtures for the TNM Super ... Sulom Treasurer Tiya Somba Banda told Malawi' state broadcaster MBC that the delay in releasing the fixtures had something to do with the late ... infections
The Prince, who is also The Duke of Gloucester, was welcomed in the country by Malawi's Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Emmanuel Fabiano. The British High Commission to Malawi said last week that the duke's visit will shine a spotlight on the progress the UK and Malawi are making together in fighting local ... infections
As the 2019 tripartite elections are drawing closer, Malawian youths are expected to defy the odds and vie for political seats irrespective of the dominant negative attitude towards power. In Malawi there is low youth representation in politics due to a number of reasons. The main reason is that most youths ... infections
We do not want to hear their pleas for another chance to clothe our Mother Malawi with dignity after they themselves have stripped her and raped her in front of us. We want them out so that we can rebuild the country ourselves. Whatever needs changing in our country, we will do it ourselves. Whatever ... infections
Speaking on the high spotlight ministerial panel, Director General for MACRA Godfrey Itaye said Malawi is committed to advancing the case of using big data for social good to enhance livelihoods in areas of health education, financial inclusion, and other key sectors of development. During the event, Itaye ... infections

Oakland University professor Jon Carroll, Ph.D., is bringing agricultural drone technology, that is widely used in the US to Africa. The anthropology professor traveled to Liwonde, Malawi to help farmers optimize their crop production by using drone technology and to promote sustainable agriculture in Africa. infections
Meanwhile, there is no official statement from the Malawi Government with regards to the damage that might have been caused by the earthquake. The tremor has been felt in different parts of Malawi, to as far as Blantyre and Zomba, which are located about 115km and 150km from the epicentre. Malawi ... infections
Patrons at the event, who included Vice-President Saulos Chilima and and leader of Opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera who is also president of the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and came up close to the President when he was in a line of officials representing societal sectors ... infections
The call was made on Tuesday during the closure of a three day workshop for police officers and community members on the proper treatment of child suspects and diversion organized by Malawi Police Service with funds from Irish Rule of Law International. Regional Child Protection Officer for Central ... infections
Mutharika said during the launch of the National Security Policy in Lilongwe on Tuesday that maize is a security commodity in Malawi hence the need to safeguard it as its shortage can affect nation's social security. Farmers in the country protested the maize export ban effected last year to avoid creating a ... infections
15 April is the actual date that it has been announced as the return date for all the action in Malawi's elite league. The league was won by the Mighty Be Forward Wanderers last season and people will be expecting to see their form this season, wondering if they can retain the league. Before the start of the ... infections
JOHANNESBURG - Namibia and Malawi are the latest countries to suspend imports of South African meat products due to the listeriosis outbreak. They're following suit after Mozambique, Botswana and Zambia announced recalls earlier on Monday. At least 180 people have died from listeriosis since early ... infections
Malawi has banned the sale of processed meat from South Africa following the outbreak of listeria poisoning in the rainbow nation. The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) has ordered wholesalers and distributors of South African-made meat products to immediately withdraw and destroy ... infections
Malawi Police in Blantyre have arrested at least seven people over the brutal murder of a 66 year-old man who was chopped of his head and both arms at Mpemba in Blantyre. Police have managed to arrest the suspects after launching intensive investigations. The five suspects were arrested on Thursday ... infections
This statement, though disowned by the party president, who is also leader of opposition in Parliament, the truth is that this is a well-established position of the Malawi Congress Party. The North used to be referred to as the dead north, courtesy of the MCP regime, and it is not a wonder that Mzuzu city did ... infections
Professor Blessings Chinsinga and Dr Boniface Dulani taught us well, at Chancellor College, about how our three arms of government must operate to sustain a functional democracy. Finance Minister Goodall Gonder under fire over K4bn MPs payout. They said these arms—the Executive, the Legislature ... infections
The deaths and cases of the deadly disease are coming in time when Malawi government is tirelessly working hand in hand with international organisations to curb the disease. Recently, UNICEF used drones in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe such as Chinsapo township to map out Cholera prone areas so that ... infections
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-This is week's published figures from the National Statistical Office (NSO) show that Malawi's year-on-year inflation rate for January 2018 soared by one percentage point to 8.1 percent from the previous month's 7.1 percent. On a month-on-month basis, inflation during the same ... infections
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Save the Children International organisation in Malawi through its Youth in Action (YiA) program says that proper-utilization of young entrepreneurs is key to successful socio-economic development of the country. This came to light in Lilongwe during a two-days learning event ... infections
Lilongwe, Malawi -- "I am strong," the girls chanted, their voices filling a classroom in the outskirts of Lilongwe, Malawi's capital. "I can use my voice. I can use my body!" The group of about 50 schoolgirls, dressed in indigo uniforms, were being taught to fight off sexual assault. In front of them, Simang'aliso ... infections
In the month of January 2018 reporting was at 100 percent. All the 618 Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) centres, 104 Nutrition Rehabilitation Units (NRU) and 611 Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) centres in Communitybased Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) reported as follows:. infections
United States Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer said Mhura was always showing commitment towards developmental issues of Malawi in particular and the world in general. She said the late Mhura served his country with credibility as he was representing his country in the United States as well as ... infections
Malawi Parliament on Friday adjourned sine die after lawmakers gave the stamp of approval to the revised fiscal plan to trim K10 billion from the K1.323 trillion 2017-18 National Budget to K1.313 trillion and now there is great expectation of a Cabinet reshuffle as Nyasa Times understands President Peter ... infections
People living in flood-prone areas need to exercise cautions following a warning by the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) that there is a high possibility of flash floods. In its weather forecast for 1 March 2018, DCCMS said most parts of the country should expect heavy ... infections
Foundation for Smoke Free World (FSFW), an international non-governmental organization has urged stakeholders and farmers in the Malawi that there is a need to shift from tobacco go for other crops that could be the country's main foreign exchange earner as the gold leaf is under pressure from ... infections
As a matter of fact, the entire population in Malawi is a key stakeholder in the work that the Judiciary discharges. Nevertheless, lawyers are a crucial component in the work that the Judiciary undertakes. My view is that there are many clogs in the administration of justice in the country and some of them can ... infections
The Executive, through the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, announced in Parliament that each of the 193 constituencies in Malawi will receive K20.7 million for chitukuko (development projects). The total disbursement is K4 billion. The announcement ... infections
Malawi has only outshined the DRC positioning itself as the second last both out of 86 countries in the world and among 24 African countries by being among the worst countries in terms of internet availability and affordability, the 2018 Inclusive Internet Index has revealed. This is according to the latest ... infections
Police at Kanengo in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe are keeping in custody two security guards for stealing ethanol worth K3.8 million. Kanengo police spokesperson Laban Makalani said the two guards, identified as Blessings Messah, 26, and Daniel Peter, 21, have been arrested for conniving with criminals ... infections
In a bid to promote the spirit of self-reliance among Malawians, a newly established local company, Rich Mind has trained over 300 people in Lilongwe on how to venture into businesses with a small capital. Otis Bushiri with some participants at the Rich Mind training. Rich Mind: Otis Bushiri drilling budding ... infections
“We have agreed in principle with the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to have this match take place in Kampala as both teams need to keep busy and get the players active,” said Humphrey Mandu, the assistant Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) . Uganda ... infections
Speaking at the event on Tuesday, GVH Misomali who was also guest of honour representing Senior Chief Chapananga thanked Malawi Red Cross for the intervention. “Let me express my gratitude for the kind gesture Malawi Red Cross has shown to us in the area. Indeed, learners here, especially girls ... infections
RTOA president Abdul Hai Lambat signed on behalf of his organization while Donbell Mandala, Vice President of Insurance Association of Malawi signed on behalf of National Bureau of Malawi. Lambat hailed the agreement saying it will help their members in moving goods and making insurance claims ... infections
He said this Wednesday at Parliament Building in Lilongwe during the launch of the Malawi Parliament Enhancement Project (MPEP). The Speaker explained that Parliament could achieve these through its legislative, oversight and representation roles. Msowoya said in line with 2025-2020 Parliament of ... infections
The British High Commission in Malawi has engaged Urban Music Party (UMP) hip hop artist of 2017 Fredokiss in its #EndWildlifeCrime campaign. According to British High Commission in Malawi, the embassy will work with Fredokiss aka Getto King Kong to lead youth in the country to take part in ending ... infections
Malawi Police would only confirm that Chanthunya had been extradited from South Africa and was taken to a police station for questioning. The murder suspect has been fighting his extradition in South African courts since but last week he withdrew his objection and agreed to be extradited to Malawi. infections
The Malawi Under 20 National Football Team will face Swaziland in the first round of the Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. According to the fixtures released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the first round of the qualifiers will be played on March 30-April 1, 2018 with the return legs ... infections
Malawi Government through Ministry of Finance has warned against using foreign currencies in local transactions saying the practise is illegal. According to a statement signed by Secretary to Treasury Ben Botolo, the act is against the laws of the country that states that Malawi kwacha should be used in ... infections


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