Friday, August 12

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Chimwendo escapes Sattar’s web
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Chimwendo escapes Sattar’s web

...If he had not questioned the contract he could have been in the cobweb. By Staff writer: Court documents from the British National Crimes Agency (NCA), making rounds on social media, have revealed how former minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda tried to block a suspicious deal between Zunneth Sattar and the Malawi Police Service. According to court documents presented at Uxbridge Magistrate Court in London the NCA captured a phone conversation allegedly between Sattar and the police chief George Kainja discussing some contracts. The conversation shows that Chimwendo Banda had questioned the deal between police and Sattar describing it as exorbitant. “During the call, “IG” speaks of receiving a gift and Sattar has something for him. They then discuss an in...
Pastor Joram speaks about inclusion of mental health in Churches
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Pastor Joram speaks about inclusion of mental health in Churches

By Staff Writer; It was a sunday well spent by the people of south Africa and Malawians living in the rainbow nation. Founder and President of Holy Nation Church,a businessman and also a Prophetic Pastor,has opened his church in south Africa after making headlines of leaving Pastor Salanje's Church. Speaking during the speech of opening the first service of his church today in south africa,Pastor Joram emphasised on a number of issues that his church will do. Pastor Joram in his charismatic tone,he said that his church will be the church that will always adhere to the laws and policies of the Land, he continues to say, despite having our own church policies,but we will not fight the Laws of the Nations" Pastor Joram further said, his church will always exist respecting the val...
Pastor Salanje’s associate denies dumping the man of God
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Pastor Salanje’s associate denies dumping the man of God

By our reporter: Recently, social media was awash with the story that Pastor Khumbo Joram, who was the deputy or second in command in the church of Pastor Hastings Salanje, has dumped the senior man of God and his church. Joram, who was working with Pastor Salanje in South Africa as an Associate Pastor/Vice President of the church, has actually not dumped the church, but left peacefully with the blessing of the founder himself. A well composed pastor, calm and full of prophetic gifts—Joram said he never dumped the church as it has been wrongly reported in the social media. "I respect Pastor Salanje, he is a great man of God, whom I have known since my childhood. He has supported me a lot and I cannot just dump him. I will still continue supporting Pastor Salanje whenever he nee...
Malawians need spiritual empowerment
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Malawians need spiritual empowerment

By Fostina Mkandawire: Senior Pastor of Pentecost International Christian Centre (PICC) Esau Banda has underscored the need for spiritual empowerment and hope especially now when most people are going through difficult times. The Pastor made the revelation in an interview with Malawi News Agency ahead of a mega Sunday service to take place on March 27th, in Lilongwe at Bingu International Convention Centre. He said many people need divine intervention in the affairs of their lives, hence the need for a service that can accord Malawians a platform for spiritual empowerment. "The service comes this time to accord all Malawians a platform for spiritual empowerment and hope especially this time when many things are not working for people. Many people need divine intervention in the...
JB calls for women economic empowerment
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JB calls for women economic empowerment

By Ernest Mfunya: Former President, Dr. Joyce Banda on Monday handed over sewing machines and presented certificates to 80 women who completed a six months At-terreequatu Quadriyya SUNNI (AQSA) sponsored tailoring program. During the handover at a Mangochi Municipality Hall, Banda advised women in the country to be innovative and ready to find alternatives of generating income to attain economic independence to improve their income base at household level. “The only way we can move forward as a nation is to find other ways of generating income,” Banda said. “I would like to call on you to be focused on tailoring other than continuing to depend on your spouses to provide for everything.” Banda also hailed the AQSA for introducing the tailoring programme which also provides wome...
Court dismisses DPP’s frivolous case, with costs
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Court dismisses DPP’s frivolous case, with costs

By Chancy Namadzunda: The High Court of Malawi sitting as a Constitutional Court has dismissed a case in which the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) applied for the nullification of the election of President Lazarus Chakwera and Vice-President Saulos Chilima on the basis that the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) which oversaw the process was illegally constituted. Further, DPP prayed parliamentary as well as local government by-elections managed by the seventh cohort of MEC should be rendered void because they were presided over by some commissioners who the court had ruled that they were not duly elected. This follows a ruling by High Court Judge Kenyata Nyirenda who nullified the appointment of Linda Kunje and Jean Mathanga as MEC Commissioners in a case of Malawi Congres...
Bushiri to hold 2021/2022 night crossover in Lilongwe
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Bushiri to hold 2021/2022 night crossover in Lilongwe

By Dean Chisambo: Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader prophet Shepherd Bushiri will hold 2021/2022 crossover night at Malawi square, Amodzi park in Lilongwe. Speaking in press briefing in on Tuesday in Lilongwe Bushiri says the night crossover is an annual church event which brings together all ECG members across the world in an aim of finishing and beginning of a new year with their leader. He says:"The event is one of Africa's largest spiritual Gatherings in religious history, which boasting an enviable record of consistently,espcially between the 2015 and 2019 which filling Africa's largest soccer cathedral FNB stadium in South Africa with over 120 000 people,". Bushiri also added that the Event was set to replicate it's history of gathering of tens of thousand...
We should strive for self reliance- Chakwera
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We should strive for self reliance- Chakwera

By Fostina Mkandawire: President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera Wednesday called upon every Malawian to pursue self reliance with tenacity so that they could live a dignified life. He made the call in Lilongwe when he presided over the inauguration of a multi-billion Jireh Bible House by the Bible Society of Malawi. Chakwera said the culture of always depending handouts should end and everyone should always think of how they could benefit the country. The President expressed concern over how Malawians do not embrace the concept of self reliance and called upon Malawians to emulate what the Bible Society of Malawi has done to construct a multibillion building by using their own means. "We should not always think about what the government can do for us, I know politicians have alwa...
Side by Side movement geared to fight Gender Based Violence
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Side by Side movement geared to fight Gender Based Violence

By Shadreck Maoni Faith groups under the Side by Side movement have vowed to work hand in hand with government in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country. The Side by side movement is a corroboration of three religious groups namely The Episcopal Conference of Malawi, Malawi Council of Churches and the Evangelical Association of Malawi. Speaking at a round table meeting on Thursday in Lilongwe, Principal Secretary in the ministry of Gender, Community Development and Social welfare Roselyn Makhumula said the ministry recognizes the fact that in the past faith groups have not been fully engaged in issues to deal away with GBV in the country but the Side by Side movement is a corroboration that will put out a strong stance by faith groups. Makhumula said gove...
Bishop George Desmond Tambala is Lilongwe Archdiocese new Archbishop
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Bishop George Desmond Tambala is Lilongwe Archdiocese new Archbishop

By Chancy Namadzunda: Right Reverend George Desmond Tambala has been appointed new Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe, replacing late Archbishop Tarcisius Ziyaye who passed on in December last year. According to a statement by Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Secretary GeneralFr. Dr. Henry Saindi, the appointment was made on Friday, October 15, 2021. “His Excellency, Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone, Apostolic Nuncio to Malawi and Zambiais pleased to announce that His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Right Reverend George Desmond Tambala as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe. “This announcement has been made today, Friday, 15th October 2021, at noontime (12:00 pm local time in Malawi) at the Vatican City. Until the Most Reverend George Desmond Tambala tak...