Blood sucking rumours affect blood collection

The Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) has said blood-sucking rumours have affected its operations in most parts of the southern region. MBTS Spokesperson, Allen Kaombe, told YFM online that since the emerging of blood-sucking rumours…


Government for new mental health strategies

Government has emphasized the need to develop new strategies in order to address mental health challenges in workplaces. Chief Director in the Ministry of Health Beston Chisale, said this during the World Mental Health Day…


Mulhako wa Alhomwe feast set for Oct 29

The Mulhako wa Alhomwe cultural grouping says everything is ready for its 10th anniversary celebrations which will be held on October 29 with President Peter Mutharika as guest of honour. The event will take place…



Renovation of recreation parks delayed

Blantyre City Council (BCC) has bemoaned the lack of interest from the public to embrace its initiative to renovate recreation parks in the city. BCC Spokesperson Anthony Kasunda said there has been no positive feedback…


Chikwawa cholera cases rise to 44

Chikwawa District Health Office has said continuous use of unsafe drinking water is hindering efforts to contain the spread of a cholera outbreak which has so far affected 44 people in the district.  Health Promotions…



Court adjourns albino abduction case

The Chief Resident Magistrate Court in Zomba, on Wednesday adjourned to 25 October, 2017 the case involving two men who are accused of abducting with intent to murder a 24 year old boy with albinism. The…


Low women participation in politics worries MEC

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has expressed concern over the continued the low participation of women in politics. MEC Chairperson Dr. Jane Ansah, said despite the 25% discount on nomination fees for women candidates to…


Analyst says poll results not surprising

A Chancellor College based Political Commentator Ernest Thindwa says he is not surprised with the outcome of Tuesday’s by-elections. The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) outsmarted the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the polls…


DPP downplays poll loss

The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says it is still strong despite performing poorly in Tuesday’s by-elections. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) announced on Wednesday that MCP has scooped all three parliamentary seats and two…


Government challenged on economic growth

Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) has asked government to consider investing more in the productive work force to enhance growth of Malawi’s economy. MEJN Executive Director, Dalitso Kubalasa made the call amid concerns that less…


World Vision Malawi speaks against early marriages

World Vision Malawi has urged parents to desist from marrying off children in a bid to promote the country’s economic development. World Vision Country Representative, Henzel Nyathi said child marriages infringe on the wellbeing and…