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Alleluya Band meets Pope Francis in Rome

BALAKA (Bathlomew Kawina, Malawi NewsNow) –It was a rare occasion for Alleluya Band members on Wednesday when they met the head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis at the Vatican City in Rome, Italy. Seven band members, including Coss Chiwalo, Madalitso Taferakaso, Gertrude Naluso and some dancers, are in Italy to interact with the youth of that country. On Wednesday, the members were among the estimated 7 000 pilgrims and tourists that gathered in the Paul VI Hall for the Pope’s general audience that takes place every Wednesday. During the gathering, Father Mario Pacifici, founder of Alleluya Band, handed...

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Malawi Police issues arrest warrant for rapper over ‘rape’ song

LILONGWE (Muchanakhwaye Khwepeya, Malawi NewsNow ) –Malawi Police have issued an arrest warrant for a budding local hip-hop artist Mwiza Chavula behind a new song “Zizakupanga Rape” which rights activists say promotes violence against women and the government censorship board is also reviewing it amid calls that it be banned. Chavula raps in the Chichewa language, which is widely spoken in Malawi. In his latest song, a man is telling a woman long refusing his sexual advances that he will one day get her drunk, seal her mouth with a tape or socks, and rape her. The song ends with the...

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Dust refuses to settle in Lilongwe Abdulla Mussa family issue over domestic abuse

LILONGWE (Tamanda Mwale, Malawi NewsNow ) –  Dust is refusing to settle in the family of Malawian of Asian origin  over reported domestic violence against Mezabun Mussa (nee Rafik Mussa) as the Abdullah family,  with full head on power and influence, have turned tables round blaming their daughter in law for causing the drama. The whole issue started when Mezu was reportedly  threatened by her husband to be thrown out of the house for a gift of a VW Car she received from her father. Mezu is married to Anuwar Sakur Abdulla. Annular, however,  has persuaded Mezabuns grand father to resolve the matter in his favour Mezabuns...

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Malawi issues arrest warrant for ex-president Joyce Banda over corruption scandal called Cashgate

LILONGWE ( Malawi NewsNow) – Malawi police on Monday issued an arrest warrant for former president Joyce Banda  for  abuse of office and money launderingin connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which involved large-scale looting of government coffers. Police said they have gathered evidence against Banda in the 2013 Cashgate case, where the government led by her was accused of looting public funds through shady construction deals. “The evidence gathered raises reasonable suspicion that the former president committed offences relating to abuse of office and money laundering,” Malawi police spokesman James Kadadzera said in statement. Police said that there...

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ACB arrest Chaponda over his role in dubious procurement of maize in Zambia

BLANTYRE (Sergio Genti, Malawi NewsNow) –  Graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested the embattled former Agriculture minister George Chaponda in connection with the botched Zambia maize deal. Director of Prosecutions and Legal Affairs at ACB Chrispine Khunga confirmed the arrest on Wednesday. He said ACB obtained a warrant of arrest from the High Court last week. Chaponda, who remains the powerful Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president for the south which is seen as the ruling party’s bedrock, walked freely into the ACB offices in Blantyre. He was not even arrested and there were no police...

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