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UN: 35,000 refugees will soon run out of food in Malawi

More than 35,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Malawi will run out of food in less than two months, the UN warned on Friday.
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Madonna planning to open football academy in Malawi

Madonna has plans to open a football academy in Malawi, a move inspired by her adopted son David Banda, who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club Benfica's youth academy.

Malawi vice president attacks president, quits ruling party

Malawi's vice president Saulos Chilima publicly attacked the corruption of the president's government on Tuesday and announced his resignation from the ruling party, leaving the door open for a presidential run.

Nigerians arrested for drug trafficking in Malawi

A Nigerian has been arrested by the Malawian police after illicit drugs were found in his home during a raid.

South African lawyer plans listeria class action suit against Tiger Brands

A human rights lawyer plans to launch a class action lawsuit against South African food producer Tiger Brands on behalf of the families of people who died and those affected by the worst listeria outbreak in history.

Zimbabwe, Malawi ban South African meat products

Zimbabwe and Malawi on Tuesday banned South African meat products following the outbreak of the listeria disease that has since been linked to meat products from a South African company.

Police seek rapper for questioning over ‘rape’ song

The police in Malawi have issued an arrest warrant for a budding local hip-hop artist behind a new song rights activists say promotes violence against women. The title of the song is “Rape,” and the government censorship board is also reviewing it amid calls that it be banned.

Drought behind worsening power outages in Malawi

Large parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at the country's main hydro power plant fell to critical levels due to a severe drought, the electricity company said on Thursday.

Africa is not poor – Joyce Banda

Joyce Banda became the first female president of Malawi, second in African history, when she took office in 2012 following the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika.

Ethiopian airlines targets $10bn revenue by 2025

Ethiopian Airline says it is working to be a 10 billion dollar profit making organisation, fly 120 international and 26 domestic destinations by 2025.

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EU ‘no-deal’ Brexit plan has bad news for travellers

The EU published contingency plans for a “no-deal” Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.

INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
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Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
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Federal government awards N206 billion contract for 2nd Niger Bridge to Julius Berger

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company a N206 billion contract for the main work on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.