18 December 2018
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Wild animals need protection - File Photo Mangochi, April 17: The Upper Shire Association for the Conservation of Liwonde National Park (USACOL) has sourced K8.3million from the United Nations Development Programme-UNDP for the conservation of Liwonde National Park. The intervention will involve sensitization campaigns to communities around Liwonde National Park…
A lorry captured in Machinga full of charcoal - File Photo Ntcheu, April 17: Ntcheu District Forestry Office jointly with Police Wednesday night impounded a ten- tonner truck which was loaded with over three hundred bags of charcoal at Senzani along the Chingeni-Blantyre M1 Road. Speaking Thursday in an interview…
The First Lady watering a tree after planting it in Kasungu recently - File Photo Zomba, April 16: The Zomba District Forestry Office has condemned people using poverty as an excuse to destroy the environment through wanton cutting down of trees and charcoal burning. Assistant District Forestry Officer Baird Nangwale…
Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bright Msaka Lilongwe, April 16:  Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bright Msaka on Tuesday assured the nation that the long awaited draft Mines and Minerals law will be ready at the end of the year. The Minister assured the nation at…
MDF soldiers load donated relief food items from Botswana - File Photo Blantyre, April 15: The World Food Programme has cautioned that food assistanceto the flood-affected and vulnerable households under the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) response will halt in two weeks unless new contributions are confirmed immediately. This is…
Chikangawa Forest back in the days - File Photo Lilongwe, April 15: Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Dr Allan Chiyembekeza has revealed that Malawi loses nearly 200 square miles of its forest and this translates into a deforestation rate of 2.8 percent annually. The Minister said this on Tuesday when…
FLASHBACK: Flood victims scramble for leftovers in a pot at Bangula - File Photo Blantyre, April 15: The SOS Children’s Village Malawi has sourced K164, 985, 900 from the Norwegian Government to enable it look after 2,000 children and their caregivers affected by the recent flood disaster. National Director for…
FLASHBACK: Flood victims rest at Bangula after being rescued - File Photo Chikwawa, April 15: Principal Secretary in the Department of Disasters and Management Affairs (DoDMA) has said relocating flood survivors in the flood hit districts needs thorough consultations among all interested stakeholders.  Principal Secretary Paul Chiunguzeni made the remarks…
A woman in Mangochi recieves a donation - File Photo Mangochi, April 15: The Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) has embarked on a food for work programme aimed at hastening resettlement and recovery of people affected by floods in Mangochi. According to CADECOM, beneficiary households will be required to…
Vice President Saulos Chilima (l) receives a dummy cheque from the Indian High Commissioner, Mr. Vanlalhuma - Pic by Abel Ikiloni Lilongwe, 13 April: The Government of India Monday donated K108 million to the Department of Disaster Risk and Management to help alleviate the suffering of flood victims. Addressing the…

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Protecting girls from immoral initiation songs, teachings

 Protecting girls from immoral initiation songs, teachings

Blantyre, December 18: Steria Nyale was only 11 when she underwent the traditional rite of initiation at Mponde Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mabuka in Mulanje District. Initiation ceremony is a rite of passage for girls and boys among some Malawian cultures marking entry into a...