15 November 2018
Breaking News
Rumphi, August 28, 2018: Rumphi- based Life Concern Organization (LICO) has embarked on an initiative dubbed “Girls Plan” which is aimed at enhancing efforts to protect girls from various types of abuses and curb dropout amongst the girls. The project is funded by Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Africa Trust.…
Lilongwe, August 28, 2018: Lilongwe Magistrate Court has sentenced a 47- year- old Aubrey Kalulu to 30 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 12-year-old girl which is contrary to Section 381 (1). According to Lilongwe Police spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula, the victim was in the kitchen with her friend…
Lilongwe, August 28: Lilongwe Magistrate Court has sentenced a 47- year- old Aubrey Kalulu to 30 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 12-year-old girl which is contrary to Section 381 (1). According to Lilongwe Police spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula, the victim was in the kitchen with her friend when…
Mchinji, August 28: Mchinji Police on Sunday arrested two men, a Malawian and a Zambian in connection with trafficking of four people to Zambia. Mchinji Police Spokesperson, Kaitano Lubrino said police acted on a tip from well wishers and rescued the four who were in Mchinji on the way to…
Chikwawa, August 27, 2018: A 20 – year – old woman in Chikwawa committed suicide on Friday after her long time fiancée uncovered her infidelity.  The deceased, Esther Chinayi hanged herself in her house at Lauji 2 Village in the area of Traditional Authority Katunga in the district. Chikwawa Police…
Balaka, August 27, 2018: A man who was working as a security guard at Nkaya Railway Station in Balaka District has been crushed to death by a train as he attempted to cross the railway line. Confirming the death to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Monday, Balaka Police Station Public…
Blantyre, August 27, 2018: Promotion of bad cultural practices has been identified as key barriers affecting child’s enjoyment of rights in Phalombe. District Social Welfare Officer (DSWO) for Phalombe, Sydreck Saukira disclosed this Sunday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) at the Boma saying the evils of Gender…
Chikwawa, August 27, 2018: Police in Chikwawa have arrested two health workers at the district’s hospital who are suspected to have a hand in the missing of a laboratory microscope, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has learnt.  Chikwawa Police Station Public Relations Officer, Constable Foster Benjamin identified the two as Mark…
Balaka, August 27, 2018: A man who was working as a security guard at Nkaya Railway Station in Balaka District has been crushed to death by a train as he attempted to cross the railway line. Confirming the death to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Monday, Balaka Police Station Public…
Ntchisi, August 27, 2018: Four people have been arrested in Ntchisi for stealing solar panels from Nkhotakota Game Reserve, police have confirmed. Ntchisi police spokesperson, Gladson M’bumpha identified the suspects as Grecian Kwenda, 36, from Mwalikula Village, James Cholera, 38, from Chiwondo Village, Joseph Kalimila, 30, from Kawiya Village and…
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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...