Parliament needs an additional week to scrutinize the midterm budget review,

Possibility is high that parliament will require an additional week or so for the current sitting to scrutinize the midterm budget review, which finance...

Malawi govt withdraws mid-term budget

Malawi Minister of Finance Ken Lipenga on Thursday withdrew the Mid-Term Budget Supplementary Bill in an unprecedented move that opposition parties in the House...

Parliament passes Gender Bill

Members of Parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed the Gender Equality Bill into law, which seeks, among other things, to empower women to have the...

Chaos in parliament over Joyce Banda’s remarks

Parliament in Malawi degenerated into chaos on Tuesday after President Joyce Banda’s remarks that government will not bow down to demands by legislators to...

MPs waste two weeks, govt business drags

Leader of Opposition in Parliament John Tembo has said it will be a record if Parliament finishes all the business that was planned for...

Malawi parliament finally accepts Joyce Banda’s State of the Nation Address

At long last, Joyce Banda's state of the nation address has been adopted, thanks to Atupele Muluzi, Lifred Nawena and John Tembo's votes. Malawi parliament...

Malawi runaway inflation soars to 35 percent

Malawi’s year-on-year inflation for December hit 34.6 percent, a 1.3 percentage points increase from the previous month’s 33.3 percent, but 13.7 percentage points higher...

Nampota, govt to settle interim deal

Government and lawyers for former Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director Alexius Nampota have settled for an undisclosed but huge amount of monetary compensation for...

Joyce Banda in thank-you visit to Zambia for fuel supply

Malawian President Joyce Banda is this afternoon expected to arrive in Zambia for a three-day state visit and also to attend Zambia’s 48th...

Malawi government drafts ‘E-bill’

The government of Malawi has announced the completion of the drafting of the electronic legislation called 'E-bill', which now awaits input from institutions...

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...