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“If you don’t like something,change it;If you can’t change it,change your attitude” Maya Angelou     So after a number of false starts the much-awaited forensic audit report into the infamous cashgate has finally been published. Well and good.  Like the Commission of Inquiry report into the death for President Bingu wa Mutharika,...

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Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in PRETORIA: Paralympian star Oscar...

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)–Child rights activist, Maxwell Matewere says research has shown that one in every three girls in Malawi get married before the age 15 years. “Among those married one in every three girls die as a result of complications at birth,” says Matewere whose organisation, Eye of the Child has launched a campaign to stop...

BLANTYRE(MaraPost)—The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is contemplating of summoning the British forensic auditors Baker Tilly in its pursuit to get the detailed Cashgate forensic audit. PAC decision comes after the Malawi’s Ministry of Finance on Saturday vehemently rejected to disclose the particulars of the people who were involved...

This article was motivated by the outcome of one of Public Affairs Committee’s (PAC) conferences which stated that Malawi has a shortage of political leadership. When this statement was made, I was left wondering whether it was based on a proper analysis of the authentic Malawi situation or from a cursory survey of normative literature on nationhood....

As the demand from Sub-Saharan African countries for online training steadily grows, the number of online courses has increased by 390% over the past 5 years GENEVA, Switzerland, March 1, 2014/ — The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (http://www.unitar.org) has just launched the 2014 edition of the online training...

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)–The Kasungu Magistrate Court has slapped 21 year-old Gift Chirwa with a 13 year jail term with hard labour for raping a 74 year-old woman in the district. Chirwa, according to court documents, committed the offence last November when he masqueraded as a Nyau dancer soliciting funds from the community.   The court heard that...

Situated within Malawi’s Majete Wildlife Reserve , discretely set around a serene floodlit waterhole, Thawale Lodge is a peaceful haven from which to experience the the best of Malawi’s wildlife. Until now accommodation has comprised of six double and twin tented chalets, all en-suite and each with its own private veranda overlooking the waterhole....

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)–Public Affairs Committee’s (PAC) all-inclusive stakeholders conference ended on Wednesday with delegates unanimously demanding for the convening Parliament by March 10 to discuss the forensic audit report, the sale and whereabouts of proceeds of both the Presidential jet and ‘rotten maize’. Delegates were...

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, February 26, 2014 — Entries to the 2014 African Blogger Awards (http://www.africanbloggerawards.com), the continent’s very first awards programme that measures online and social influencers’ reach and influence through data analysis, are open to bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters and YouTubers across Africa. The...

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)–Malawi Electoral Commission’s Data Entry Clerk, Hanleck Mbwetule , who was arrested for stealing an external hard drive belonging to the Commission , has been convicted after pleading guilty to the offence of theft by public servant.   He appeared before the Blantyre Magistrate Court Tuesday to answer charge of theft...

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)–Malawi, which is about to celebrate 50 years of independence this July, is till at crossroads with recycled politicians busy enriching themselves at the ordinary poor people. Professor Wiseman Chijere Chirwa (of the University of Malawi) spoke during an all-inclusive stakeholders conference organised by the Public Affairs Committee...

BLANTYRE (MaraPost)–Armed robbers Sunday night attacked Sheikh Dinala Chabulika’s residence in Mpingwe, Blantyre but the spokesperson of the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) and his family escaped unhurt after hiding themselves in the ceiling. The attack has since been linked to a ‘muslim faction’ said to be against President...

Lilongwe – On Tuesday 25th February, the High Court in Blantyre, Malawi will hear arguments on whether the police and medical personnel violated the rights of eleven women by subjecting them to mandatory HIV testing.  “This case is about a group of women who were randomly arrested during sweeping exercises by the police and then tested for HIV...

On his Facebook page Ralph Kasambara mocking the findings of the forensic report commisioned by the brits, writes the following:   During a robbery in Guangzhou, China, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank: “Don’t move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.” Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This...

BLANTYRE(MARAPOST)—The Forensic audit report conducted by a British accounting firm, Baker Tilly Business Services Limited into the looting of public resources at Capital Hill continues to attract mixed reactions with[B] economic expert Henry Kachaje[/B] saying it is not genuine. “How come it doesn’t mention that the Budget Director (Paul...

Kenya: Nearly a half of the witnesses the prosecution lined up in the two Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court have withdrawn, puncturing Ms Fatou Bensouda’s case. The ICC prosecutor had lined up 77 prosecution witnesses to testify against President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and Kass FM journalist Joshua Arap Sang. But of...

China has never denied that its Africa policy has its own strategic interests. However, one of the most outstanding features of China’s policy is its aspiration to promote South-South cooperation and to achieve the renaissance of Asia and Africa. Unlike the former colonial masters, China’s engagement provides Africa with new development opportunities The...

The South Carolina woman spent a night in jail last week for failing to return a video she rented — in 2005. It was a VHS tape. Of a Jennifer Lopez movie. Finley, 27, was arrested Thursday in Pickens County, South Carolina, on a misdemeanor charge of failure to return the video,   Officials even decry the Practice: “TOO many Americans go to...

Supplemental Application for 2014-2015 Academic Year To apply for this fellowship, you must complete the online application for UCLA School of Law’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme and this supplemental form. The online application instructions are available at http://www.law.ucla.edu/llm.  If awarded the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human...

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