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Ninety years ago in what is now Malawi, a tall, asthmatic, American-trained Baptist preacher attempted bravely, in the manner of John Brown at Harper’s Ferry, to strike a strong blow against white racism. Was he a conscious martyr in the cause of African independence, or did John Chilembwe secretly suspect that he and a small group of fellow Africans...

Following the Declaration of State of Disaster in areas affected by floods by His Excellency the President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, the Government of the Republic of Malawi has activated the cluster system as provided under the Disaster Preparedness and Relief Act of 1991 which created a legal and institutional framework for Disaster Risk management....

Government is pleased to inform the nation that there has been a tremendous improvement in the official and private foreign reserves translating into greater import cover as never seen before in the country’s history. The official foreign reserves are at USD646.26 million translating into an import cover of 3.38 months and the private sector official...

State House wishes to inform the public that His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, has canceled his scheduled trip to Maputo, Mozambique. ...

Chikwawa, southern Malawi, Jan. 14 (MaraviPost) _ The Malawi Army Wednesday joined a rescue operation of hundreds of people whose villages have been cut off from the rest of the country by raging floods in the southern Lower Shire Valley district of Chikwawa, some 50 kilometres from the commercial capital, Blantyre, the district administration and police...

Malawi’s leading mobile network operator TNM has donated assorted items worth K1 million to Tisungane faith-based organisation in the area of Traditional Authority Nsanama in Machinga district. The donation was in response to a request from the organization, which falls under Saint Martins Deborres Parish of the Catholic Church. ...

Lilongwe, January 14: Government says it will support the Film Industry considering the important role it plays to the development of the country. Speaking during the handover ceremony of the Investment and Development Strategy for the Film Industry in Malawi on Tuesday, Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa said film makers...

Lilongwe, January 14: Late Sergeant Trouble Muotcha who died in the line of duty after his duty station at Area 23 Police Station was petrol bombed early Monday morning will be buried Wednesday. ...

The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation and Centre for Development of People, have learnt with great shock the devastation the continuous downpour has caused on the country in the process claiming 48 lives and leaving at least 70, 000 people displaced nationwide and several property destroyed. ...

Malawian artist Skeffa Chimoto is pleased to announce that he will be performing in Dublin, Ireland for the very first time on Valentine’s Day. The show is organised by Memory S. Kazombo of Globe Entertainment the company which brought together Mlaka Maliro, Pop Dogg and Marco Sadick on same stage last year. ...

Harare, 14 January, 2015 (ACBF) – The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) represented by Dr. Abdalla Hamdock, Deputy Executive Secretary, ECA and Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) are to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a three years partnership to build human...

BLANTYRE (Maravipost)–Malawi’s flagship daily, The Nation has condemned and trashed Civil Society leaders who organised anti-government demonstrations on Tuesday. In its editorial comment, The Nation thought the CSOs would put their planned demos on hold to support efforts by government, development partners and other well-wishers in their...

Sergeant Alexa Mlotha has died from injuries he sustained during a brutal attack by unknown assailants at the Area 23 Police Unit in Lilongwe in the early hours of Monday, 12 January, 2015. ...

Blantyre, Malawi, Jan. 13 (MaraviPost)-At least eight people were killed Tuesday in the southern district of Mulanje, some 100 kilometres south of the commercial capital, Blantyre, after floods washed them away, a district administration official has confirmed. ...

Blantyre, Malawi, Jan. 13 (MaraviPost) _ Malawi President Peter Mutharika has declared ten of the country’s 28 districts ‘disaster areas’ following devastating floods that have engulfed almost half of the southern African country. ...

Malawi civil society organizations (CSOs) anti-Mutharika demonstrations in the commercial city of Blantyre fizzled today due to lack of support and Heavy rains and floods that have caused property damage. ...

Premier mobile network service provider TNM has presented state-of-art LG Theatres to three people who emerged winners of its festive season Facebook promotion. In the promotion—which ran from Christmas to January 5, 2015—customers were required to post any creative content on TNM’s Facebook page in form of a message or picture explaining why...

Chikwawa January 12: Over 3000 hectares of cultivated field have been wahsed away in Chikwawa According to Chikwawa District Agricultural Office, hundreds of pit Latrines and houses have been washed away causing a very healthrisk. In Traditional Authority Makhuwira alone, 300 people have been displaced due to flooding of Manjole river and the people...

    Social media accounts for the U.S. military’s Central Command appeared to have been hacked on Monday, with the command posting threatening messages on Twitter and YouTube to American troops. The first rogue tweet was posted about 12:30 p.m. It appeared to come from sympathizers of the Islamic State militant group. The Central Command has orchestrated...

Apparently there is misinformation going on in some quarters saying the planned demonstrations for tomorrow have been cancelled. No so says the organizing CSOs and their supporters. ...