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Malawi Launches $53m Programme To Boost Food Security

MALAWI, a country highly vulnerable to climate shocks and widespread hunger, is taking a crucial step to improve food security for its citizens. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government have launched a $53 million agricultural development…

Malawi Court Upholds Ban On Same-sex Relationships

ON Friday, Malawi’s Constitutional Court dismissed a high-profile case brought by two applicants seeking to legalise same-sex relationships. The ruling was welcomed by state lawyers, while lawyers for the applicants expressed their disappointment. The case was initiated by Jan Willem…

Malawi MP And Activist Arrested Over Plane Crash Posts

MALAWI police have arrested Member of Parliament Kamlepo Kalua and activist Bon Kalindo for their controversial social media posts regarding the June 10 plane crash that resulted in the death of Vice President Saulos Chilima and eight other officials. In a statement…

Malawi Mourns VP Chilima Amid Protests And Heavy Security

MALAWIANS gathered on Monday to mourn Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima, who was laid to rest in his home village of Nsipe in the district of Ntcheu, approximately 160 km (100 miles) southeast of the capital, Lilongwe. The sombre event…

Plane Details In Crash Killing Malawi VP Saulos Chilima

A TRAGIC aircraft crash on Monday, June 10, claimed the lives of Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima and nine others. The aircraft involved in the accident has been identified as a Dornier 228-202K. The crash occurred in Chikangawa Forest, in Malawi’s Northern…

Malawi VP Chilima’s Burial Set For July 17 After Plane Crash

THE burial of Malawi’s Vice-President Saulos Chilima, who tragically died in a plane crash on Monday, will be held on July 17, the government announced. Chilima, along with eight others, was flying towards a northern town when the military aircraft they were…

Malawi Declares 21 Days Mourning For VP Chilima And Crash Victims

MALAWI has declared 21 days of national mourning to honour Vice-President Saulos Chilima and eight others who tragically died in a plane crash. The group was flying on Monday towards a northern town when their military plane disappeared from radar amid…

Aircraft Carrying Malawi’s Vice President Goes Missing

AN aircraft carrying Malawi’s Vice-President Saulos Chilima and nine others has gone missing, according to a statement from the president’s office. The Malawi Defence Force aircraft ‘went off the radar’ after departing from the capital, Lilongwe, on Monday morning. The…

Malawi Inaugurates $300m Magwero Industrial Park Project

PRESIDENT Lazarus Chakwera, alongside Benedict Okey Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Afreximbank, and Gagan Gupta, President-Founder of ARISE Integrated Industrial Platforms (ARISE IIP), has inaugurated the Magwero Industrial Park near Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe. The Magwero…

Malawian Convicted For insulting President Chakwera

A MAN in Malawi has been convicted of insulting President Lazarus Chakwera after sharing a TikTok video featuring an animated figure with Chakwera’s face dancing in a humorous manner. Sainani Nkhoma was found guilty by a court on Thursday for…