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    Malawi: Long-Term Development Plans Are Essential

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    By Tione Andsen Lilongwe — Vice President, Dr Saulos Chilima has hinted that Malawi as a country should stop thinking of short-term implementation of its development agenda. He made the observation Thursday at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe during the launch of Malawi Growth Development Strategy (MGDS) III Mid-Term Review Report. Chilima who…

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    God’s man in State House

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    In an exclusive interview with New African, Malawi’s new President, Lazarus Chakwera, outlines his intention to replace the ‘old Machiavellian politics’ with more ethical governance and says he still believes he can honour his election pledge of creating a million jobs. By New African Magazine Like his Biblical namesake, Malawi’s President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera metaphorically came back from…

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    Lower Shire Farmers Dazzle

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    Government says Malawi has potential for growth in the agricultural sector as it is endowed with both human and natural resources for improved agricultural practices and socio-economic development. Minister of Agriculture Hon. Lobin Lowe, MP said this when he visited Chikwawa and Nsanje districts on a familiarisation tour to appreciate some of the efforts being…

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    MALAWI GOVERNMENT ENGAGES UN AGENCIES FOR ECONOMIC DRIVE

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    The Malawi Government on Thursday morning shared it’s Agriculture agenda with the United Nations (UN) Agencies that will see Malawi boosting its economy and in reducing poverty levels as well as food security which are key priorities for Malawi economic drive. Speaking to delegates from UN agencies operating in Malawi who paid a courtesy call…

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    TOUGH LITMUS TEST FOR THE NEW GOVERNMENT – As NAP writes a communique on CSOs

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    Civil Society Organisations operating under the banner of National Advocacy Platform (NAP) have written government a communique highlighting their modus operandi in the new government of Dr. Lazarus Chakwera. Speaking at the press briefing Thursday afternoon at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe, NAP Chairperson Benedicto Kondowe hinted that their communique which they have developed constitutes a…

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    MALAWI GOVT bemoans High Taxes in Tobacco Industry

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    Government has said time has come for taxes especially those that are being borne by farmers within the tobacco industry to be reveiwed for the benefit of smallholder farmers. The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food security, Hon. Agness Nkusa Nkhoma, M.P, said this when she visited Lilongwe Auction floors on Thursday, 30th July 2020…

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    NEW HOPE FOR MALEMBO PEOPLE…As RHEMA launches developmental projects

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    After a decade of developmental starvation for political reasons, Malembo people, where the current Malawi president His Excellency Dr. Lazarus Chakwera comes from, have all the reasons to start enjoying developmental projects with the coming in of RHEMA Institute Of Development, a non governmental organisation focussing on Livelihoods & Economic Empowerment, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene,…

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    Malawi Jails 9 Chinese Wildlife Trafficking Gang Members

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    LILONGWE, Malawi (AFP) — A Malawi court on Monday jailed seven Chinese nationals and two Malawians for illegal possession of ivory, rhino horns and pangolin scales. The convicts are members of the Lin-Zhang syndicate, believed to be one of southern Africa’s most active wildlife trafficking gangs. Nine Chinese nationals and four Malawians were arrested in…

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    A look at the Chewa people of Malawi and their secret cult of dancers

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    by NOVIEKU BABATUNDE ADEOLA  The Chewa, a Bantu people of central and southern Africa and the largest ethnic group in Malawi, are a matrilineal society with over 1.5 million people spread across two clans – the Phiri and the Band. The Phiri are associated with the kings and aristocracy, while the Bandas are healers and mystics. The Chewa are…

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