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For ‘three years, seven months and sixteen days,’ Mapanje was jailed by Kamuzu Banda, and had to survive by creating poems in his head. The poems sustained him. Now in exile, he writes about his prison experiences, and continues to give his poems beats of his traditional roots. Skipping is one of such poems, and in his own words here’s what Mapanje...

Despite Britain’s aid of about $25 million, independence revealed a Malawi economy so stagnant that it yielded an individual annual income of only $17.50 for a large segment of the black population. The few available manufacturing jobs were hotly contested, and there was little domestic mining activity outside of lime quarrying for cement. ...

Catholic Sisters of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) congregation in Mangochi on Tuesday organized an early Christmas and New Year party with inmates at Mangochi Prison as part of the season’s activities. During the festivities which were characterized by some performances by both the inmates and the sisters and various groups working with DMI...

Crowd pullers Big Bullets have hit K7.56 million in the TNM Sapota Mapeto promotion.This was disclosed during the 11th draw held in Blantyre on Thursday where it was also noted that participation has dropped considerably probably due to the conclusion of the league. ...

Rumphi, December 24: A hippopotamus attacked and killed a womanin the Vwaza WildlifeReserve early Tuesday morning where she had gone to fish in Lake Kazuni.  Rumphi Police and Vwaza Wildlife Reserve official confirmed the incident in separate interviews and identified the deceased as Dorica Banda, 36, from Chauluntha Village in the area of Traditional...

Fellow Malawians, This year’s Festive Season is a special one because this year we marked 50 years of our independence as a nation. It is a birth of a new chapter for our beloved nation, a nation that has to mature.  ...

Christmas which was introduced to Malawi by the colonialists is a time for giving, and as we reach out to family and friends, I hope we’ll also open our hearts to those who are lonely and in need, citizens less fortunate than ourselves. For Malawians this is a time to pray for our leaders so that they can lead us with wisdom. It is a time to pray...

National Aids Commission (NAC) has turned down BEAM trust refund amounting to MK5 million donated by friends of the trust. The trust’s well-wishers led by Chinsinga tried to refund the money at a ceremony held at Pacific Hotel in the capital city Lilongwe. ...

As Christians worldwide are celebrating Christmas and New Year festivities, Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika has pardon 197 prisoners. This has also been done in the past by previous Presidents in Malawi in some cases Malawians have felt that the list had included violent criminals who did not deserve pardons from the President. ...

A Malawian visiting relatives in the US was surprised how his relatives living in Atlanta were able to leave without worry in un-fenced houses. He was even surprised that his relatives were able to park cars in the open without need to lock the doors. All he could say is that we can no longer do this in Malawi, Achimwene we are hiding behind fences....

BNLtimes reports Former President of Zambia Rupiah Banda was spotted alighting from a Malawi Government vehicle registration number MG 963 AC at Sunbird Capital Hotel, but different government officials are not coming clear on what he is in Malawi for. The former Zambian president was escorted by Malawian and his own security personnel who used another...

Employees of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) have returned to work, but have given their employer, the Malawi Government, two weeks to resolve the salary dispute or they will revert to striking. ACB staff have not been working for two weeks to force government to increase their salaries by 70 percent after rejecting a 10 percent increment offer. ...

President Obama’s decision to begin normalizing relations with Cuba will advance United States’ interests and those of the Cuban people. The 11 million people of this island nation have waited far too long – over half a century – to fulfill their democratic aspirations and build closer ties with the rest of the world in the 21st...

Lilongwe, December 23: The Vice President’s wife, Mary Chilima, on Tuesday emphasized the need for Malawians to have a giving heart. Chilima said it was everyone’s responsibility to make sure that the less privileged in society and the sick were being taken care of by giving them donations. ...

Malawi’s First Lady Gertrude Mutharika’s Beautify Malawi (BEAM) trust has returned the MK5 million funds it received from National Aids Commission (NAC) amid criticisms from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and many Malawians. The CSOs accused the trust of using state machinery to obtains the funds which helped in the launch but Madam Mutharika...

Following his national address statement made last Saturday and well received in which the President talked about reforming government, He wanted to make sure the people that will be affected by the said reforms did not despair. The President said he would like to thank all government ministries, departments and agencies that worked so hard in the last...

Nsanje, December 23: NGO World Vision Malawi has finally provided assistance to people who were hit by hailstorm in Nsanje district. The organization has donated assorted items including maize and beans worth 12 Million Kwacha to 1, 000 households in the area of Chief Mlolo. ...

At the continued coroner’s inquest into the tragic building collapse at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) on September 12th 2014, an explosives expert has testified that a ‘sound weapon’ was behind the collapse of the church structure. ...

Lilongwe, December 21: Malawi’s representatives in the continental club tourney Big Bullets have been paired with Fomboni Club de Moheil of the Comoros. Bullets return to the continental stage after over a decade in the wilderness and will be favourites to go through to the next stage against the islanders. ...

President Professor Peter Mutharika in State of the National Address which was full of details and showed a very good grasp of all aspects of the issues Malawians face, enganged Malawians on how he started working on solutions while campaigning for the Presidency and once in office how he plans to implement the solutions. ...