15 November 2018
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Nairobi, August 29, 2018: A Malawian Forestry expert has expressed optimism that the country will beat its land restoration target by 2030. Principal Forestry Officer in the Department of Forestry, Tangu Isabel Tumeo, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview on Tuesday after making a presentation at the 3rd…
Mzimba, August 25, 2018. Mana: Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Joseph Mwanamvekha has asked people around the newly rehabilitated and upgraded Mzimba water supply system to conserve Chikangawa forest to sustain the potable water source. He was speaking Thursday at Machecheta in the district after touring the Mzimba…
Blantyre, August 24, 2018: African Parks, in partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), and with support from the Dutch Government, the Lion Recovery Fund and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation on Thursday completed series of Lion translocations from South Africa to Malawi.  Wild Lions have been reintroduced…
Ntchisi, August 24, 2018: As one way of reducing disaster risks, World Vision Malawi has embarked on a programme aimed at equipping communities with more knowledge of disasters and preparedness in Ntchisi district. The Organization’s Food Security Coordinator for Ntchisi, Dowa and Kasungu districts, Victor Chimombo said the trainings will…
Mangochi, August 24, 2018: Tempers flared at a mining indaba in Mangochi on Thursday as chiefs and members of the community expressed their dissatisfaction with the approach authorities were taking in handling illegal mining in the district. The indaba organized by Natural Resources Justice Network (NRJN) brought together chiefs, religious…
Mzuzu, August 16, 2018: Department of National Parks and Wildlife says it has embarked on activities geared at enhancing co-management of national parks and game reserves to curb poaching. Speaking Thursday in an interview with Malawi News Agency, the department’s Northern Region Division Manager, Peter Wadi said the activities include…
Ntcheu, August 17, 2018. District Executive Committee (DEC) members in Ntcheu on Wednesday took turns to accuse Central Region Water Board (CRWB) of failing to find long lasting solutions to alleviate water challenges that the district faces most of the times. Speaking during DEC meeting where the Board came to…
Blantyre, August 13, 2018: Meteorological Department (MET) has said the surge in temperatures in the month of August has no impact on rainfall, dismissing the likelihood of dry spell in 2018/18 rainfall season Director of MET Jolamu Nkhokwe dismissed the speculations in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on…
Nsanje, August 13, 2018: Malawi Red Cross Society (MRC) is set to roll out K800 million worth of project dubbed ‘Reducing the impact of Climate Risks in Southern Africa through Disaster Risk Reduction’ in the country’s four districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Zomba and Lilongwe. Red Cross Society-Malawi Disaster Risk Reduction…
Lilongwe, August 17, 2018. Malawi’s First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika said on Friday the K32 million donation Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust received from the People’s Republic of China would rescue 100 girls from child marriages. She made the announcement in Lilongwe when she, on behalf of BEAM Trust, received a…

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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...