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2017-09-20 Police Arrest Pakistani Over 'Bankgate'
[Nyasa Times] Malawi police have finally arrested Cotton Ginners Limited (CGL) Chief Executive Officer Abdul Yasin Reiman who fled the country after his company swindled local commercial banks of about K20.9 billion .

2017-09-20 Former Roads Authority Boss' Corruption Trial Begins
[Nyasa Times] The Lilongwe Magistrate Court will this Wednesday start the corruption trial of former Roads Authority (RA) chief executive officer, Trevor Hiwa.

2017-09-20 Woman, 40, Killed By Elephant
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -A somber mood engulfed the residents of Kawelenga Village in Nkhotakota District Monday after an Elephant killed a 40-year-old woman.

2017-09-20 NGO Receives Millions to Implement Youth Project
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Foundation for Civic Education and Social Empowerment (FOCESE) has received K 65 million from Danish Church Aid to implement 'Youth for Inclusion, Participation and Empowerment in Local Governance (YIPE) in Nsanje District.

2017-09-20 Jazz Artist Paliani to Perform At This Year's Festival
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Nde'feyo Entertainment and Nzika Arts, producers of Urban Music People (UMP) Awards and Festival, have engaged the country's Jazz artist, Erik Paliani to spice up the festival this year.

2017-09-20 Newspaper Advises Malawi Govt to Do Soul Searching On Support From Development Partners
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's leading daily, The Nation has advised government to do some soul searching on well it is using funds from development partners to address utility challenges such as persistent power blackouts.

2017-09-20 Jealous Husband Torched Himself to Death in Mangochi
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police have confirmed the death of 35 year-old man who torched himself with petrol after accusing his wife of seductively dancing with other men at an girls' initially ceremony at Makanjira in Mangochi district.

2017-09-20 Teenager Sentenced to 7 Years for Sexual Attack
[Nyasa Times] The First Grade Magistrate Court in Lilongwe has sentenced 19 year old Allan Alikanjero to seven years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) after pleading guilty to the offense of defilement.

2017-09-19 UNGA - First Couple Get to Business
[Malawi News Agency] His Excellency the State President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika and the First Lady Madame Dr. Gertrude Mutharika begin their busy schedule in New York, USA today by attending significant side events to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

2017-09-19 Government Cautions Chiefs to Desist From Corruption
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, has warned chiefs in the country to desist from corruption in the course of their duties.

2017-09-19 Church Constructs New School in Blantyre
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Mpachika Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) under the Blantyre Synod has constructed a new secondary school to help ease education challenges faced by the youths in the country.

2017-09-19 Man Arrested for Being Found in Possession of Indian Hemp
[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -Police in Mangochi are keeping in custody a 35 year old man for being found in possession of Cannabis Sativa (Indian hemp) contrary to Section 6 of dangerous drugs act.

2017-09-19 Mchinji District Achieves 13% Reduction On HIV Prevalence Rate
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -The HIV and Nutrition Officer for Mchinji, Patrick Mulenga has said the district has managed to achieve a 13 percent decrease on HIV prevalence rate within the period of ten years.

2017-09-19 Livingstonia Synod Fights Gender-Based Violence in Mzimba
[Malawi News Agency] CCAP Synod of Livingstonia-Health Department said it is now time for religious institutions to open up and speak out on issues that were previously hidden because of different beliefs.

2017-09-19 Malawi Investment Delegation Back From UK, Confident of Investments
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Henry Mussa, has called upon Malawians to collaborate efforts to rebrand the country for marked impact to develop the nation.

2017-09-19 Kamuzu International Airport Expansion Works On Track
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -As part of the ongoing expansion and rehabilitation works at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) terminal building, the airport is set to have a new surveillance equipment since the previous one broke down in 2000.

2017-09-19 First Lady Gives Malawi's Experience in Cancer Fight
[Malawi News Agency] New York -The First Lady Madame Dr. Gertrude Mutharika says the establishment of facilities like the National Cervical Cancer Control Programme has helped in scaling up screening and treatment of pre cancerous lesions in Malawi.

2017-09-19 Community Told to Be Responsible
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Chisomo Idea Community has advised people residing around Chinsapo clinic that it is high time that members of the community take responsibility of government built infrastructures that are given to them as their own.

2017-09-19 Invest in Young Ones - APM
[Malawi News Agency] New York -Malawi's President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika on Monday called on fellow leaders to invest in the education of young people in ending the circle of poverty in Africa.

2017-09-19 ESCOM to Double Its Energy By 140 Megawatts
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says it is in the process of doubling its transmission capacity to over 140 megawatts come December, 2018.

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