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2017-11-23 Graca Machel Urges Better Nutrition for Mothers, Children
[allAfrica] Cape Town -One of every four children under five years old in southern Africa suffers from stunted growth in that they are too short for their age, often as a result of inadequate nutrition.

2017-11-23 Lilongwe Mayor Bikoko Keen to Leave Opposition
[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe City Mayor Desmond Bikoko is reportedly keen to withdraw his membership from opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and be independent or align himself to the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Nyasa Times understands.

2017-11-23 Bushiri Buys Top of the Range Vehicles For His Team
[Nyasa Times] South Africa based Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has surprised 15 members of his team with gifts of top of the range vehicles to ease their mobility.

2017-11-23 Illiteracy Levels Affecting Meteorological Services
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services has attributed its information communication dissemination challenge to high illiteracy levels in the country, saying people fail to instantly understand the information they present at once.

2017-11-23 Chiradzulu to Have the First Commercial Bank
[Malawi News Agency] Chiradzulu -People in Chiradzulu have expressed excitement with the construction of FDH Bank in the district, saying once the facility is completed and opened for business it would be both, time saving and cost effective.

2017-11-23 Heavy Storm Kills Girl, Injures 3 Others in Nkhotakota
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -A 13 year old girl, Zione Kaole has died while three others got injured after a house they were living in collapsed due to heavy storm experienced in Malemia Village in Nkhotakota.

2017-11-23 President Mutharika Kick-Starts Grand Business Park Construction in Lilongwe
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The State President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika says the coming of the Lilongwe Grand Business Park in the city is testimony that the direct investment program is delivering results by bringing money and jobs into the country.

2017-11-23 GBV Retrogressive to Country's Development - Kalilani
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Dr. Jean Kalilani said Tuesday that gender based violence remain a retrogressive act that should not be tolerated in any modern society.

2017-11-23 Man Gets 8 Years in Hard Labour for Defiling a Mentally Challanged Girl
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -The First Grade Magistrate Court in Mchinji on Tuesday slapped a 21 year old Mike Zulu to eight years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling an imbecile.

2017-11-23 Gospel Musician Kishombe to Launch Third Album
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -One of the gospel artists in the country, Walusungu Kishombe, aka 'Balaam' said people should expect live performances with Rowling Sounds Band and a raffle draw during the launch of his third album CD and DVD slated for new year's day.

2017-11-23 Police Condemns Vandalism of School Property in Mchinji
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -Police in Mchinji have condemned the conduct by some community members who have maliciously damaged school property at Magawa Secondary School.

2017-11-23 Chiukepo to Tie Knot On Dec 9 - Out Due to Injury
[Nyasa Times] Final preparations were under way for the marriage of striker Chiukepo Msowoya of Nyasa Big Bullets and Patricia Maxwell on December 9 at Robins Park Hall in one of the most eagerly anticipated footballer's weddings in the country.

2017-11-23 Netball - Prison Sisters Eye Top 4 Finish in Rainbow Paints League
[Nyasa Times] In-form Zomba-based netball heavy weights Prison Sisters have set their own target for this year's Southern Region Rainbow Paints Netball League as they are eyeing to finish in top four at the end of the season.

2017-11-23 2 Gospel Artists to Perform During Banonie Mwale Foundation Launch
[Nyasa Times] Two renowned gospel artistSteve ' Wazisomo" Muliya and Brenda Kadamanja are this coming Friday scheduled to be part of official launch of Banonie Mwale foundation and handover ceremony of Jenny Naylor Nursery .

2017-11-23 DPP's Gladys Ganda in 'Thank You' Rally Despite Loss in Nsanje Lalanje By-Elections
[Nyasa Times] Gladys Ruth Ganda, the losing candidate in the October 17, 2017 parliamentary by elections, which were held in Nsanje Lalanje, made a heroic return to her constituency on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 to address a 'development rally'.

2017-11-22 Malawi Drops in Governance Ranking On 2017 Mo Ibrahim Index
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has dropped to position 18 for 54 African states in governance over the past decade, according to the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance that was released in on Monday.

2017-11-22 First Lady Awarded Honorary Professorship Degree
[Nyasa Times] First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has beenin Global Health by the Peking University School of Public Health (PKUSPH) in recognition of her commitment towards advancing public health issues in Malawi and Africa.

2017-11-22 MPs Feel Chaponda Graft Trial Is Deliberately Being Dragged
[Nyasa Times] Some ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members of Parliament (MPs) who are for pro-George Chaponda, former Agriculture Minister's who is currently answering to corruption-related charges over a maize procurement contract with Zambia, have expressed their displeasure on the way the State is handling the case.

2017-11-22 Agriculture Ministry to Hold National Fisheries Forum
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has said it will from November 22 hold the 2017 National Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum at Sun and Sand Holiday Resort in Mangochi.

2017-11-22 Youths to Revive Reading Culture - Barefoot Readers
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -As one way of promoting reading culture in Malawi, a Lilongwe based Barefoot Readers Initiative has started a project through a voluntary group to revive a reading culture among the youth.

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