15 November 2018
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Dedza July 03, 2018: UNICEF through World Vision Malawi has embarked on a project which aims at preventing malnutrition in under-five children and adolescents in Dedza district. The project which is being implemented in four districts of Machinga, Mangochi, Salima and Dedza is in response towards the poor nutrition status…
FLASHBACK: Villagers escape using canoes to higher grounds from their washed away homes - Govati Nyirenda Nsanje, July 4, 2018: Women and children are said to be the most affected groups when disasters strike, Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM) of Chikwawa Diocese report on participatory hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment (PVCA)…
Nkhotakota, June 27, 2018: African Parks (AP), a nongovernmental organisation responsible for managing Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve has expressed concern over increasing cases of vandalism and animal poisoning in the reserve. The organisation, which also manages Majete Game Reserve and Liwonde National Parks, says human-wildlife conflicts may deepen in surrounding communities…
Balaka, June 26, 2018 Balaka district is said to be prone to have dry water taps come August 1, 2018 because of low water table levels at its source, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established. According to Mpira Water Scheme Manager, Samuel Khomani, the dam located in Ntcheu is the only…
Nkhotakota, June 26, 2018: In order to preserve and sustainably develop the fish species that are fast depleting in the country, Nkhotakota Chiefs in partnership with the district council and Ripple Africa will demarcate some fish breeding sites in Chia lagoon and Lake Malawi. Chiefs and councillors say they are…
Flood victims at evacuation Centre in Chikwawa during the 2015 floods - File Photo Chikwawa, June 24, 2018: Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) has advised various stakeholders in the country especially those implementing disaster risk management activities to consider embracing risk assessment as a priority. EAM’s Programmes Officer, James Kaligwembe…
Zomba, June 23, 2018: The proposed by-laws that regulate fishing on Lake Chilwa for a year were discussed by Zomba and Machinga district councils leaving out Phalombe which shares a part of the lake, a development which could affect the enforcement of the statutes whose aim is to restore the…
BLANTYRE, June 22, 2018: As one way of increasing access to electricity in peri-urban and rural areas, Government has finalized connecting 336 trading centres to electricity under Malawi Rural Electrification Program (MAREP) phase eight. Ministry of Energy, Mining and Natural Resources Public Relations Officer, Saidi Banda, said on Thursday that…
Smile after landing at an evacuation centre in Chikwawa during the 2016 floods - File Photo Nkhotakota, June 17, 2018: Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) has trained Nkhotakota District Civil Protection Committee (DCPC) on disaster preparedness to reduce the impact and fasten response when disasters occur. In April this year,…
BLANTYRE, June 16, 2018: Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi has underscored the need for Malawi to put emphasis on climate adaptation as it is key for sustainable development. Masi was speaking in Lilongwe on Thursday which was the last day of the International Climate Based Adaptation…

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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...