15 November 2018
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Blantyre, April 5, 2018: As the fight for climate change rages on across the world, the Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources and Mining has elected Chimaliro Natural Forest Reserve in Mzimba to be the Queens Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) in the country. Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources and Mining Public Relations…
  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…
  Mangochi, March 27, 2018: Senior Chief Nankumba of Mangochi has suspended seven group village heads over practices that contribute to environmental degradation in their respective areas, Malawi News Agency (MANA) has learned. The chief confirmed the development on Monday, saying four of the seven GVHs were suspended for using…
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…
Lilongwe, 24 March, 2018: An expert in disaster risk management (DRM) says countries need to scale up efforts if they were to make progress in mitigating the impact of floods. Professor Weihua Fang who teaches at the Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management (ADREM) of the Beijing Normal University,…
Lilongwe, March 23, 2018: As one way of conserving the environment, on Friday the Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust led students of Chinsapo Secondary school in a tree planting exercise, as well as establishing BEAM club at their grounds in Lilongwe. The establishment of Beam clubs in schools will help the…
Blantyre, March 23, 2018: Blantyre District Disaster and Risk Management Officer, Walusungu Mwafulirwa has expressed satisfaction with the progress registered in the administration of Lean Season Food Insecurity programme. Lean Season Food Insecurity Programme involves disbursement of funds to households for them to buy food as a response to dry…
Lilongwe, March 22, 2018: Forests are the main source of renewable energy and home for plants and animals, therefore, need to be well taken care of, says Minister of Natural Resources Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi. He made the remarks Wednesday in Lilongwe during a press briefing marking the commemoration…
BLANTYRE, March 21, 2018: Puma Energy in conjunction with Blantyre Press Club (BPC) has expressed dissatisfaction over the continued practice of charcoal business in the country which is contributing to the depletion of forests. Puma Energy Managing Director, Dr. Davies Lanjesi, has since called on Malawians to employ other alternative…

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Treating child marriage as defilement

 Treating child marriage as defilement

Blantyre, November 13: Section 81 of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act, offers protection of children from forced marriage or betrothal whereas section 22 of the newly amended constitution restricts any person under 18 from marrying. Nonetheless, the law seems not enforced as girls as youn...