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2014-07-29 Nkhata Bay MEC Office Robbed of Computer Containing 2014 Tripartite Elections Information
[Malawi News Agency]Nkhata Bay -Unidentified people on Saturday broke into Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) Nkhata Bay office stealing a computer set which contained the entire district's data of the just ended tripartite elections.

2014-07-29 Raise Girls' Marrying Age, Pleads UNFP
[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Acting Resident Representative, Dr Rogaia Abdelrahim, on Wednesday pleaded with Malawi's policy makers to raise girls' marriage age.

2014-07-28 World Hepatitis Day - Malawi Fails to Act On Public Health Threat
[Key Correspondents]Viral hepatitis is a global public health problem affecting millions of people every year, causing disability and death, yet Malawi shows no sign of safeguarding its citizen to these devastating health consequences.

2014-07-28 PSI Malawi Re-Launches Youth Alert Mix Programme
[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -With an aim of intensifying that there are free sexual and reproductive messages to the youth across the country, the population Services International (PSI) Malawi on Saturday re-launched a youth Alert mix program.

2014-07-28 U.S. Army Trains MDF, Six SADC Armies in Peace-Keeping Deployment
[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -The United States Army Africa (USARAF) engaged seven SADC armies in a two-week peace-keeping deployment training at Malawi Defence Force College in Salima to prepare the armies for peace-keeping missions DRC.

2014-07-28 Minimal Participation of Vulnerable Women in Decision Making At Local Level Crippling Decentralization
[Malawi News Agency]Blantyre -Lack of full participation of vulnerable women in decision making at local level has been described as a challenge in successful implementation of the decentralization policy in the country.

2014-07-28 'Weak By-Laws Manipulate Environmental Pollution in Lilongwe'
[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -Environmentalists have said weak policies on pollution are stimulating insanitary conditions in towns leading to heedless disposal of rubbish and roaming of smoke gassing vehicles in the roads of Malawi.

2014-07-28 Education Sector Urged to Incorporate the Disabled
[Malawi News Agency]Phalombe -The Education Department in Phalombe has been urged to absorb disabled pupils into its various schools and not discriminate them because of their various physical challenges. The plea was made by Ufulu Wathu Community Based Organisation (CBO) and Action Aid at a recent global campaign for education day which was held at Nkhulambe Primary School under the theme; Equal Rights, Equal Opportunity on Education and Disability. Speaking at the campaign, Ufulu Wathu CBO Program Coordinator Symon Thipa said the cur

2014-07-28 AMREF Calls On Journalists to Exclusively Cover Fistula Cases
[Malawi News Agency]Mangochi -African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), an international non - governmental organisation has called on journalists in Mangochi to exclusively cover fistula cases which continue to be on the increase in the district.

2014-07-28 Fruits of Unity in Supporting Girl Child Education
[Malawi News Agency]Kasungu -After struggling with several problems Faress Banda, 16, who was at Chitunda Primary School in the area of Sub Traditional Authority (STA) Mnyanja in Kasungu district decided to quit school and see how she would go on with life.

2014-07-28 Minister Urges Tourists to Sample Out Malawi's Beauty
[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -Minister of Information, Tourism, Culture and Civic Education, Kondwani Nankhumwa, urged international tourists to visit Malawi and enjoy maximum pleasure provided by the country's tourism sector.

2014-07-28 Macra Commissions K200 Million Frequency Monitoring Management Equipment
[Malawi News Agency]Blantyre -The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) says it will continue to broaden its monitoring infrastructure in order to closely monitor the fast growing Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry.

2014-07-28 DJ Jack Rooster Set for Malawi's Lake of Stars Festival
[The Star]Kenyan DJ Jack Rooster will join other African acts at this year's Lake of Stars Arts Festival in Malawi on September 26 to 28.

2014-07-28 New Evangelization Critical in Combating Social Evils - Chilima
[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -Malawi's Vice President Saulos Chilima has said evangelization is currently the best way to combat the social evils that have gone viral across the African continent.

2014-07-25 Modern Challenges of Faith Demands New Evangelization Strategies - Professor
[CISA]Lilongwe -The Director of School of Post Graduate Studies at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (UEA) Rev Professor Clement Majawa has urged the AMECEA Bishops to embrace the New Evangelization strategies in order to cope with the challenges of Faith the world is experiencing.

2014-07-24 50-50 Campaign Hits a Snag
[VOA]The push for equal gender representation - known as 50-50 campaign - gained momentum in Malawi's recent election campaign, but did not produce the expected results. The May 20 election actually saw a significant drop in the number of women elected, with only 32 seats in parliament going to women as opposed to 43 in 2009. The stats are worse in local races. Malawi ranks among the countries with the lowest female representation.

2014-07-25 Central Region Councilors Urged to Promote Child Protection Policies
[Malawi News Agency]Dowa July 25: Local Ward Councilors from the Central Region have been urged to take a leading role in child care protection and justice policy implementation in their respective councils.

2014-07-25 UN - Sudan, Malawi Violate Civil, Political Rights
[VOA]U.N. human rights experts on Thursday accused Sudan and Malawi of failing to protect civil and political rights.

2014-07-24 Misinformation On Presidential Advisors
[Malawi News Agency]Government has taken note of public comments and press reports criticizing His Excellency the State President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and suggesting that the savings that have been made through his decision to limit the size of the Cabinet to 20 members are being depleted allegedly by a BIG number of advisors that he has so far appointed.

2014-07-23 Zimbabwean Woman Caught With Cocaine At DZ Boarder
[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -A Zimbabwean woman was on Tuesday caught in possession of approximately 2kg cocaine at Dedza Border Post as she attempted to get it across in a South Africa-bound bus, Police have confirmed.

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