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Stray lion injures three people, kills three cattle in Chitipa

  Mzuzu, July 20, 2018: A stay lion believed to have escaped from Lwangwa Game Reserve in Zambia is reported to have attacked and seriously injured three people of Kasisi Village, Traditional Authority (TA) Mwaulambia in Chitipa District. The three people were first taken to Chitipa District Hospital before being referred to Mzuzu Central Hospital where they are currently receiving treatment as in-patients. Chitipa Police Public Relations Officer, Gladwell Simwaka confirmed about the incident. He said that police got initial information about the lion last Sunday and that it was seen loitering in the areas of Senior Chief Kameme and TA Mwaulambia in the district. “It is true that three people have been critically wounded and are currently admitted to Mzuzu Central Hospital,” Simwaka said adding that the beast also killed three cattle in the process. According to a press release issued by Chitipa Police Station Public Relations Office on July 19, 2018, the lion has also been spotted at Malukwa and Sopelera, Kasisi, Ilomba and Lwakwa in the area of Mwaulambia. The police have since advised the general public in the district against moving around during the night until the situation is normalized. “This animal is very dangerous; people should avoid embarking in night errands,” reads part of the press release signed by Public Relations Officer for Chitipa Police Station. Currently, police and game rangers are hunting for the lion.


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Police women network warns girls against sexual activities

  Chiradzulu, July 20, Mana: Chiradzulu Police Women Network Wednesday warned students at Chiradzulu Community Day Secondary School (CDSS), against engaging in sexual activities during school holidays. Chairperson of the network, Sub-Inspector Chisangalalo Mwasauka said girls who engage into sexual activities normally fail to achieve their goals in life due to unwanted pregnancies and contracting of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). She then asked them to report any form of gender-based violence to the nearest police station for proper action. Mellium Gwaza, a form three student who became a mother as teenager, said girls should guard themselves against peer pressure. "I was involved in behaviors that these police officers are warning against and became a mother at tender age. I am luck that am back to school, but some of the girls might not have that chance," Gwaza said. She then urged her fellow students to take the advice seriously to avoid falling in the same trap she previously found herself in. The network also tackled issues of gender-based violence, HIV and AIDS, and drug and substance abuse.


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UNICEF to curb youth challenges with U-Report

  Lilongwe, July 20, 2018: United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) says its new project called U-Report will help curb the challenges the youth face in the country.

Speaking during a media workshop on Friday in Lilongwe U-Report Manager, Charlie Hartono Lie said the U-Report project is giving chance to the youth to voice out their concerns through mobile phones.

“With the U-Report the youth are now able to report or ask questions about their problems such as; issues of abuses, lack of job opportunities and other related concerns and we process the concerns and they get assisted at the end and the information is kept confidential,” said Lie.

He added that the U-Report is also acting as a platform of disseminating information of crisis and health such as information on prevention of cholera and information on HIV and Aids to people in the country.

Lie said the project also intends to curb issues of child marriages in the country as it also involves the collection of data in the areas where there is high rate of child marriages noting that the data collected will be processed and the results used to determine solutions to curb the issue.

According to the Manager, the U-Report is the life monitoring tool which he said can be used for everyone including government organizations, nongovernmental organizations, elders and the youth to raise their feedback on the issue concerning their everyday life and activities.

However, he said the U-Report is not a political tool, noting that it does not disseminate and process information concerning political activities or promote political figures.

Currently, the U-Report is running in 40 countries that include Zimbabwe and Zambia.

In Malawi it was launched in March this year in Lilongwe where one of the country's hip hop artists known as Fredo Kiss was chosen as an ambassador of the project.

In her remarks UNICEF Communications Officer, Rebecca Pwitiko said the U-Report is the life changer urging the general public to join it and change their life status.

The U-Report is accessed by sending an SMS message written join to 1177 on TNM line or Airtel line and a person is supposed to follow the steps displayed on the menu.

Currently 83,000 people have joined the U-Report initiative.
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Silver out to maintain top spot, as they host in form Bullets

Blantyre, July 20, 2018: Silver Strikers will be chasing full three points as they welcome Nyasa Big Bullets in the TNM Super League on Saturday at Silver Stadium. The Bankers will want to remain on top of the log table as they currently lead with 30 points from 13 matches. Fresh from their last week’s 1-0 victory at the same venue over Blue Eagles, the hosts will hope for continuity. The Bankers are aware that they have a match in hand compared to the second-placed Bullets and this will make them not to afford to drop points at this stage. Nyasa Big Bullets are second with 28 points from 12 games, and any victory on Saturday will mean dislodging Silver Strikers from the top of the table. A look at the previous matches involving the two teams shows it has been a see-saw affair. For instance, the Bankers ousted the People’s Team in the Airtel Top 8, while in the League, the game ended 0-0 in Nchalo. However, during a friendly match which was organized by Misa Malawi, the People’s Team whipped the Bankers 3-0 at Silver Stadium. Bullets assistant coach, Elijah Kananji, said they will be hoping to retain their momentum as they visit area 47 to grab maximum points. “It will not be an easy task, but we are set to collect maximum points because our aim is to finish on top in the first round,” he said. Kananji will be storming area 47 with enough bullets to break into Reserve Bank. These include Bright Munthali, Chiukepo Msowoya, Nelson Kangunje and John Lanjesi at the back. Silver Strikers team manager, Francis Songo, vowed not to give Bullets any breathing space during the game. “We will suffocate them because our aim is to maintain top slot. We know they will come hard on us but playing in front of our fans will give us more confidence,” said Songo.


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COMESA countries to invest in youths

Lusaka, July 19, 2018: President Peter Mutharika has called upon leaders under the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) countries to invest in the youths.

The president made the call in Lusaka in his key note address entitled the next COMESA and the next generation on Wednesday during heads of state and government summit which took place at Mulungushi International Conference centre in the city.

"Our planning for production, distribution and consumption of natural and financial resources must always put the youth at the center stage.

"The way we plan and manage our resources today shapes the reality of our next generation. So let us consider the youth as a human resource that can be defined as an opportunity and not as a problem," said Mutharika.

The president said it is important for COMESA as an organization to put in place measures that will empower and create jobs for the youths.

He said it was pleasing to note that various member states were already taking active measures to address issues affecting the youth in their respective countries.

On that note the President called for unity and consolidation of the efforts among COMESA member states for meaningful and sustainable impacts.

"By the nature of the mission and aspirations of COMESA, the Youth agenda should inevitably be at the core of our focus," said Mutharika.

On economic integration Mutharika said there was need for COMESA as an economic community to aspire for achievable and sustainable economic and social progress in all of its member states.

He however, said the vision would require critical thinking and development of the human resource capital through investments made in the youths.

Mutharika said through the development of the human resource capital the nature and patterns of trade would change and the economies of the region would likely grow.

"Our economic community will be trading services more than goods. There will be more demand for ICT, banking, financial and tourism services among others," he said.


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COMESA countries to invest in youths

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UNICEF to curb youth challenges with U-Report

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Lusaka, July 19, 2018: President Peter Mutharika has called upon leaders under the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) countries to...

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  Mzuzu, July 17, 2018: Paramount Chief M’mbelwa of Mzimba District on Saturday showered praises on President Peter Mutharika for investing in major ...

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Silver out to maintain top spot, as they host in form Bullets

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ECAM launches Apprenticeship Network

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Public Works Programme enabling communities achieve food security - study

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Lilongwe, June 6, 2017: The Public Works Programme being implemented in all 28 districts of the country has resulted in a lot of people achieving food security at household level, a study conducted by the Centre for Agriculture Research and Development (CARD) of theLilongwe University for Agriculture and Natural Resources...

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TEVET lobbies for soft loans for vocational college graduates

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  Dowa, July 17, 2018: Technical Education and Vocational Training (TEVET) has appealed to microfinance firms to provide soft loans to students that graduate from vocational training institutions to enable them set up their own enterprises...

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AHCX ready to start procurement of maize for SGR

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  Lilongwe, July 17, 2018: AHL Commodities Exchange (AHCX) says it is ready to start procuring maize for delivery into the country’s Strategic Grain Reserves (SGR). In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Monday, Research and Co...

Ministry of Agriculture tips farmers on food budgeting

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Police women network warns girls against sexual activities

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  Chiradzulu, July 20, Mana: Chiradzulu Police Women Network Wednesday warned students at Chiradzulu Community Day Secondary School (CDSS), against engaging in sexual activities during school holidays. Chairperson of the network, Sub-Insp...

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Stray lion injures three people, kills three cattle in Chitipa

Stray lion injures three people, kills three cattle in Chitipa

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