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CHRR lobby the Community to Advocate for Development ‘elected leaders should fulfill their promises’

KayiyatsaNovember 23, 2015: The Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) which is one of the leading organizations that deals with issues of good governance as well as human rights in Malawi, has lobbied the community of Karonga to start advocating for developments from their elected leaders in order to make them fulfilling their promises they made during campaign period.

Speaking to the media after one day training on Monday in the district, CHRR Research and Training Coordinator Michael Kayiyatsa said most of the elected duty bearers are failing to start fulfilling their campaign promises because the community is lack advocating knowledge.

Jessie Kabwira stands by racial remarks made by Menyani claiming Bisnowaty started the whole thing

Jessie KabwiraDespite the outcry in the country and national condemnation from many quarters, MCP’s Spokesperson, Dr. Jessie Kabwira continues to defend the words spoken by the MCP MP in Parliament which were clearly racist and insulting to say the very least.


Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) has asked the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to denounce insults and racist attacks its law makers hurled at MP Bisnowaty before the current seating rises, falling which the human right body and its 97 network members will conclude that MCP is racist party.

Poverty Dynamics launch gears to promote communities social-economic independence

David BostonBy: Lloyd M’bwana

The establishment of the Poverty Dynamic Australia in Malawi is expected to address poverty from the grassroots up and inspire a movement for change using the principles of community organisation with the top-down approach.

Poverty Dynamics in the country tends to pioneer grassroots and community based projects in various thematic areas including health, environment, education, water and sanitation, economic empowerment for children and other margalised groups.

Pakachere project’s launch gears to prevent primary school pupils from HIV/AIDS

Malawi PupilsBy: Lloyd M’bwana

The launch of the Pakachere HIV Prevention education project to primary school pupils expects to empower them with self-sufficient knowledge and skills on how best can fight against the pandemic scourge through various prevention measures.

The Community Care Project Trust Malawi (CCP), a local non governmental organization through a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) is piloting the project in six districts including Lilongwe, Mchinji,Balaka, Mangochi,Blantyre and Nkhatabay where by learners are imparted with life skills which will enable them to make right choices in life.

Nigerian Hajj Commission confirms 274 pilgrims dead with 44 missing

Hajj Stampede in Saudi ArabiaBy Tebego Motalaote

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has confirmed that 274 Nigerian pilgrims died in the Hajj stampede, while 44 are missing and two are still receiving treatment in a Saudi hospital.

Dr. Saleh Okenwa, Commissioner Planning, Research Statistic Information and Library Service (PRSILS) of the commission, told journalists on Monday in Abuja the Saudi Arabian Government should be blamed for the commission’s inability to give accurate account of Nigerian casualties in the 2015 Hajj stampede.

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