DCs petition Banda, accuse bosses of nepotism

Sixteen district commissioners (DCs) have petitioned Malawi President Joyce Banda, complaining about nepotism and abuse at the Ministry of Local Government. The DCs are...

Civil Society gives JB 30 days to publicise 20 July commission...

Members of the civil Society in Malawi on Friday petitioned President Joyce Banda to address several issues surrounding the July 20 pro-democracy protests. The...

Govt should be cautious when firing top officers

The rate at which heads of government organs are being fired should be of concern to many Malawians. Of late the country has seen...

VP’s office gets 244% funding increase

The Office of the Vice President will for the first time in many years enjoy a substantial increase in allocation as its budget...

Malawi govt regrets Nation newspapers adverts ban by Mutharika’s DPP regime

Malawi Government on Monday said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration’s decision to ban public institutions from advertising with Nation Publications Limited (NPL)...

Malawi gives civil servants 21 percent pay rise

Malawi's civil servants will receive an average 21-percent pay increase, the finance minister said Friday in presenting the country's $1-billion (820-million euro) budget. "Wages...

Malawi reverts to the Old Flag

Malawi parliament has today voted to revert to using the old flag in a move that was widely expected. The Members of Parliament sitting...

Govt changes growth rate to 4.3% from Mutharika’s 6.9%

The government has changed the growth figure for 2011 to 4.3 percent from the initially proclaimed 6.9 percent that was touted by Mutharika...

Malawi Police never questioned woman in whose presence Mutharika collapsed

The Malawi Police Service disclosed that they failed to question a woman who was with the late President Bingu wa Mutharika when he...

Malawi Lifts Lending Rate as Costs Rise After Devaluation

Malawi’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate 3 percentage points to 16 percent, days after devaluing its currency by a third to...

Kasambara’s AG, Justice Minister roles ‘Undemocratic’

The Malawi Law Society (MLS) has said the occupation of the offices of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General by one...

Phoya angers MCP over Gule Wamkulu remarks

Remarks by Minister of Lands and Housing that MCP does not feel comfortable with new members who did not go through the gule...

South Africa’s “Brother Zuma’ gives Malawi 30 million Litres of Fuel

Malawi’s new administration of president Mrs. Joyce Banda has continued unlocking several windows of assistance to help cure the deteriorated economy inherited from...

President Banda sacks Reserve Bank governor

Malawi's new president has fired her central bank governor and named a telecoms CEO as his replacement, two people familiar with the matter...

Malawi govt recalls its UN, India ambassadors

The Malawian government has further recalled its permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Brian Bowler and its High Commissioner to India...

Malawi to sell fuel donated by Zambia and raise $11.4 million...

While Zambian tax payers will lose more than USD$ 7 million (about 36 billion Zambian Kwacha) in procuring and transporting fuel to Malawi,...

Govt to decide on hosting the African Union (AU) Summit

Government will today make an official announcement on whether or not it will host the African Union (AU) Summit, Information and Civic Education...

President Joyce Banda’s Big Burden

Joyce Banda, Malawi’s new president, faces many economic and security challenges as poverty ravages the country and loyalists of the late Bingu wa...