China To Construct Five Modern Community Technical Colleges

The People’s Republic of China will construct five modern community technical colleges to the tune of 100 million Chinese yen. This was disclosed on Monday during the signing ceremony of the implementation agreement for the China-aided project of Malawi community technical college in Lilongwe. Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower […]

WFP Malawi Has New Country Director Benoit Thiry

WFP Malawi Has New Country Director Benoit Thiry

The United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) Malawi has a new Country Director, Benoit Thiry. Thiry replaces Coco Ushiyama who served WFP for four years. According to a press statement issued on Friday by WFP, Thiry presented his letters of credence to Malawi’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, in […]

EU Backs Use Of National ID Card For Polls

EU Backs Use Of National ID Card For Polls

The European Union (EU) observer mission says the National ID card will be of great benefit to Malawians in many aspects of their lives including elections. Addressing members of the media in Lilongwe on Thursday, EU Follow-Up Mission (EFM) Leader, Birgitte Markussen said if completed successfully, the introduction of a national ID card would be […]

Malawi President Mutharika Off To 72nd UN General Assembly: To Deliver 12 Key-Note Speeches

Malawi President Mutharika Off To 72nd UN General Assembly: To Deliver 12 Key-Note Speeches

President Peter Mutharika Friday afternoon left the country to attend the forth coming 72nd United Nations General Assembly to be held in New York, United States of America from September 19 to 25. Mutharika left the country via Kamuzu International Airport. He will be attending the session which will be held under the theme “Focusing […]

Germany, Norway Applaud RBF’s Maternal Health programme In Malawi

Germany, Norway Applaud RBF’s Maternal Health programme In Malawi

The Germany Ambassador to Malawi Juergen Borsch has hailed the Result Based Financing (RBF) for maternal programme and neonatal health, a Malawi, Germany and Norway initiative for reducing maternal, neonatal morbidity and mortality rates in four districts in the country. He was speaking after a familiarisation tour of RBF programmes at Dedza District Hospital, with […]

US To Inject $90million Into Malawi’s Secondary School Education

US To Inject $90million Into Malawi’s Secondary School Education

United States of America ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer says her government is planning to inject US 90 million into Malawi’s secondary education in the next five years. Palmer said this as the United States Aid for International Development (USAID) partners with the Ministry of Education to distribute text books to early primary school pupils […]

Malawi, Mozambique Establish First-Ever Cross Border Forum

Malawi, Mozambique Establish First-Ever Cross Border Forum

  Malawi and Mozambique have established a first ever Cross Border Coordination Forum through which migration issues involving the two governments will be discussed. On top of enhancing cooperation between the two countries, the forum also seeks to strengthen coordination between Malawi and Mozambique on prevention, investigation and prosecution of trafficking committed against people with […]

Here We Go: EU, MEC Meet Stakeholders Ahead Of 2019 Elections

Here We Go: EU, MEC Meet Stakeholders Ahead Of 2019 Elections

  The European Union (EU) and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on Wednesday met stakeholders and party representatives to interact on the 2014 tripartite election findings ahead of 2019 elections. Briefing members of the media at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) Team Leader for the Electoral Follow-up Mission, Birquitte Markussen said the EU observer […]

Major Victory: Botswana Court Frees Malawian Tycoon’s Millions

Major Victory: Botswana Court Frees Malawian Tycoon’s Millions

Malawian-born businessman Simbi Phiri, who is based in South Africa, has realised a major victory in Botswana’s Lobatse High Court, which ordered the release of his R24 million that was frozen. Since April last year, Phiri had been under investigation by Botswana’s anticorruption unit, the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), which falls under […]