27 April 2018
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  Kasungu, March 30, 2018: Faced with adverse effects of climate change and fall army worms (FAW), chiefs, Members of Parliament (MP), Councilors, government officials and other stakeholders converged at Kasungu Council Chamber on Wednesday to discuss the calamities. Organized by National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) the meeting…
  Mzimba, March 28, 2018: Paramount Chief M’mbelwa V of Mzimba District has piled the blame of encroachment and plundering of resources in Viphya Plantation on Raiply Company Limited’s tendency to sideline communities around the man-made forest. M’mbelwa made the open remarks Thursday during a tree-planting exercise at Elephant Rock…
Mzimba, March 26: Five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have teamed up to train farmers in how they can overcome effects of erratic weather conditions and pests that have been affecting crop production in the country. The project, dubbed Better Extension Training Transforming Economic Returns (BETTER), will be implemented to the tune…
  BLANTYRE, December 19, 2017: The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological (MET) services has projected the country may experience more floods as it is expected to receive more rains due to the influx of Congo air-mass. MET said as a result of that shift in the air-mass, the country…
Chairperson for RHAM Macpherson Nthara (r) speaks during the press briefing - Pic by Lisa Kadango Vuntulla  Lilongwe, December 14, 2017: Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi (RHAM) says a number of government departments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are now working collaboratively with the association to promote rain-water harvesting technology in…
Lilongwe, December 13, 2017: Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi (RWHAM) has embarked on a campaign to create a mass movement on rainwater harvesting to adopt the practice on a wider scale to increase water sources. Chairperson for the Association, Macpherson Nthara said this in Lilongwe on Monday when he briefed…
Blantyre, December 13, 2017: At least 5, 201 households have been affected by disasters in 19 districts across the country since the onset of rains in October this year (2017). Department of Disaster Management Affairs Public Relations Officer, Chipiliro Khamula said the department has since recorded three deaths from collapsing…
  Chiradzulu, December 6, Mana: 531 households in Chiradzulu Tuesday benefited from relief items donated by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA). The recipients are those whose houses were destroyed by the storm in October 2017 in areas of Traditional Authority Nkalo, and Sub-Traditional Authorities Mpunga and Onga in…
  Some of the damaged houses Pic by Aliko Munde -Mana Nkhata Bay, November 22, 2017: At least 45 households in Nkhata Bay District were Monday rendered homeless following stormy winds that hit the area of Group Village Head Kanyanda in Traditional Authority Malenga Mzoma at around 7:30 am. Assistant…
  Project to reduce disasters such as floods - File photo Kasungu, November 22, 2017: Government has embarked on a K12 billion project called Modernized Climate information and Early Warning Systems M-CLIMES which is expected to boost meteorological service of the country. Speaking to the District Executive Committee (DEC) members…

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Good tobacco labour practices send children back to school

Good tobacco labour practices send children back to school

Kasungu, April 14, 2018: Tchesa Full Primary School in Kasungu east had less than 550 learners in 2012. The school saw most children shunning its doors because they had to help parents in tobacco production. Head teacher Zuze Mthiko says enrollment was very low compared to children’s population in...