[News24Wire] Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers, says it is on high alert and ready to assist in Mozambique, where Tropical Cyclone Idai is expected to make landfall.
[Nyasa Times] Four presidential running mates on Thursday night took to the state at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) fielding questions from private owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) live on television and the public ahead of the May 21 2019 Tripartte Elections.
[Malawi News Agency] Government has expressed concern over low condom uptake and usage among the youth in the country in a drive to promote safe sex.
[The Conversation Africa] The unveiling of a statue to the Emperor Haile Selassie outside the African Union has stirred up a storm among Ethiopians and Eritreans. Some, including the Rastafarian community who still worship the Emperor as a god, were delighted. Others were furious, recalling his role in the 1973-74 famine or his suppression of Eritrean freedom.
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has beat the World Health Organization (WHO) deadline on the elimination of trachoma disease.
[Malawi News Agency] Machinga -As the year 2018 comes to an end, Machinga has registered an increase in child abuse cases as compared to last year, the district’s police child protection office says.
[Nyasa Times] Government has disclosed that four Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers part of UN peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) supporting an offensive by local forces against an Islamist group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), are missing while six brave heroes who were killed have been buried in their respective homes.
[Nyasa Times] At the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government has turned the screws on Vice-President Saulos Chilima – with backing from its sponsored groups -calling for his immediate resignation as he seeks to challenge President Peter Mutharika in the May 21 2019 presidential race, the matter has triggered debate with analysts and opposition giving mixed views.
[Nyasa Times] Workers for Terrastone Construction Limited which is building Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) laboratory complex in Blantyre have downed tools over alleged racism abuse by one of their supervisors and low pay.
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -A notorious sex worker based in the Avenues area has been slapped with 13 years’ imprisonment after being convicted for robbing a foreigner at gunpoint.