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JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 13, 2014— The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (http://www.africaninnovation.org) announced the finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014 (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org). Ten African innovators have created practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable...

Granted, the so-called Tisintha Alliance cannot have any impact on the outcome of the May 20 elections. But do you know the cost of the decision by its vice presidential running mate Sylvester Chabuka to pull out mid-stream?  Officials from the Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) and other stakeholders were supposed to fly to South Africa to oversee...

“Running a governmentisserious business” Bakili Muluzi   Before we go into issues of diplomacy, let us hold a session of ‘Politics 101’ with one Austin Atupele Muluzi.  In politics always get it right the first time; any attempts to clarify a gaffe later do not wash. A caveat to this lesson is: always be clear what your message is. Ask yourself...

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)--Press Corporation Limited (PCL), Malawi’s biggest state-owned conglomerate, has issued financial statement announcing a consolidated profit after tax of K17.3 billion, representing an increase of 83 percent growth on prior year. In 2012, the company registered a post-tax profit of K9.5 billion.  PCL says in its financial...

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)–Malawi’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Bruno Kalemba has classified that cashgate suspect Osward Lutepo is not key state witness in the case against fellow suspect Victor Sithole. The 27-year-old Sithole was arrested in September last year after being found with K112 million in two separate vehicles, $ 31900 and...

Politicians who have pasted or hoisted their adverts on electrical poles belonging to the Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (Malawi) have been dealt with a big blow as such adverts will be removed thereby rendering them with no medium of free advertisement. Unleashing the bombshell Escom’s Public Relations Officer George Mituka says the...

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)–Electrification of rural trading centres will help spur socio-economic development in the country, President Joyce Banda has said. President Banda spoke when she commissioned the Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP) at Chadza Trading Centre in Traditional Authority Malili’s area in Lilongwe on Thursday.   She...

MANGOCHI, April 10, 2014: There was drama at Mangochi Police Station on Thursday when Members of the Muslim Community stormed the establishment to have a person arrested for being suspected to be behind the assault of People’s Party (PP) Provincial Chairperson for the Eastern Region Samson Msosa released. Msosa was earlier in the week attacked by...

Daggers have been drawn for what seems to be the historic May 20 elections in which for the first time nine presidential candidates are contesting. It has never happened before. And for the first time, we have a new face in one of the country’s heavyweight party-MCP- contesting. And for the first time, we have an incumbent president who became president...

Johannesburg – Swaziland’s long-running judicial crisis has taken a serious turn for the worse in the past few weeks with the baseless arrest and detention – and now re-arrest – of human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, and editor of the Nation, Bheki Makhubu. The case was back in the Swazi High Court today when the two men were remanded in...

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)--President Joyce Banda will this Saturday the 12th April 2014 attend the wedding ceremony of His Royal Highness, Crown Prince of the Inkosi Ya Makhosi M’mbelwa. The wedding of Mkhosi Zwangendaba Jere to Beauty Munthali will place at his headquarters (Mkosini) in Edingeni in northern district of Mzimba.  This historic wedding...

It is 2:00pm and doesn’t appear to be a Sunday, a day of rest and recreation. Groups of men and women wearing white coats come and go, at the speed of someone about to miss a train. The usually tranquil Medical Collaboration Center (UCCM) is abuzz with activity. Dr. Yvonne Rodríguez García, with eight years as the Unit’s deputy director for analysis,...

Blantyre, April 9, 2014—As Malawi approaches the peak of its international trading season, Standard Bank is extending a transit goods insurance cover to its customers called TradeSure.  TradeSure will be provided in partnership with insurer Nico General Insurance Company.  Standard Bank’s Head of Personal Markets, Charity Mughogho said TradeSure...

The main document negotiated at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of women (CSW) in New York entitled “Agreed Conclusions” was in fact not agreed upon at all.  We watched as most of the world’s developing countries resisted these sexual rights agenda of the developed world and as they fought for a provision recognizing their sovereign...

Dear Friends of the Family, In case you are not already receiving our newsletter, below is our report on the good bad and very ugly at the UN over the last several weeks.  We would encourage you to send this to your governments to help them understand the manipulation and outright deceit being used to advance sexual rights in UN negotiations. What...

LILONGWE (MaraPost)–Voter registration exercise, which was suspended two weeks go due to some irregularities, resumes this Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The Malawi Electoral Commission Electoral (MEC) has since assured eligible voters and all stakeholders of smooth voter verification process, claiming it has worked on the inconsistencies that were...

I am still baffled why Atupele and Joyce all promised to build a stadium and an international airport in Mangochi-of all places, when they hit the district recently to campaign for high office. But of course it has to do with politics and a bit of taking advantage of the illiteracy of villagers as May 20 approaches faster. Mangochi, for what I know,...

BLANTYRE, April 3, Maravipost: The IMF, which loans poor Malawi millions of dollars every year to support the budget,  has commended the authorities in Lilongwe for making  “progress in addressing governance and public financial management (PFM) weaknesses, including through implementing the government’s Action Plan.”  In a statement issued...

Malaria showcased as exemplary health investment for greater developmentat side event hosted by the African Union Commission and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership  (3 April 2014, Brussels) African leaders and Heads of State, gathered for the 4th EU-Africa Summit in Brussels just days before World Health Day (7 April), highlighted the importance of...

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has joined with Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe in boycotting the EU-Africa summit taking  place in Brussels, but has sent minister from Pretoria to attend the event. The EU-Africa summit is a gathering of 90 countries from two continents attended by 65 heads of states and government.   This years  theme is “Investing...

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