20
May

Vice President Saulos Chilima has been appointed to serve on an international body aimed at supporting countries to eliminate hunger and malnutrition.    

A statement from the Vice President’s office says Right Honourable Chilima will serve as a member on the Leadership Council of Compact 2025 under the International Food Policy Research Institute based in Washington DC, USA.  

It says the appointment is a positive development for the country as it strives to reduce hunger and eliminate malnutrition.        

Some of the members of the council include Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia; Kanayo

Nwanze, President of IFAD; Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of WFP; Neven Mimica, European  Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development. 

11
May

The District Community Development Office in Nsanje says it is impressed with the progress of adult literacy classes in over 13 camps occupied by flood victims. Community Development Officer for Nsanje, Lucy Vumu was speaking after visiting the camps. Vumu said some of the adult learners were now able to read and write. 

11
May

'African countries should work together'

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South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom says African countries should work together in the promotion of tourism. Hanekom made the remarks during this year official opening of Indaba 2015 in Durban - South Africa. He said despite the xenophobic attacks which took place few weeks ago, the turnout of participants at the event was overwhelming. Hanekom urged Africans to continue living in harmony. 

06
May

PSLCE examinations start

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Standard 8 pupils have started writing this year’s Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education examinations from Wednesday. About 290,000 learners have registered for this year’s exams. Meanwhile, the Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) says all is set and has warned that it will deal with those who perpetrate cheating during national exams.  “Everyone caught cheating during the exams will face the law, this applies to all the examinations that will be administered by MANEB” said Simeon Maganga is MANEB Public Relations Officer.

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