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Findings of a new research indicate there is a reduction in the levels of lead in paints on the market in Malawi, which researchers say, suggests more children will now be safe from the hazardous substance.

By Henderson Charles Msusa

A 40-year-old motor cyclist identified as Timiton Kapangama, has died after being hit by a motor vehicle in Ntchisi District.

Ntchisi Police Public Relations Officer Glory Kondowe, said the accident occurred on Sunday night around 19:30 hours at Nkhwere Village along the Nkhotakota- Kasungu M18 road.

"The vehicle registration number NS 4590 Toyota Sienta driven by Tamandani Magombo  was coming from the  direction of Nkhotakota heading towards Malomo with four passengers on board."

“Upon arrival at the said Village, the driver lost control of the vehicle and ended up hitting Kapamanga who sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to Malomo Health Centre where he was pronounced dead upon arrival,” she added.

 Kapangama hailed from Makwaule village in the area of Traditional Authority Chilooko in the same district.

BREAKING: John Tembo Dies

Former Malawi Congress Party president and veteran politician John Zenus Ungapake Tembo has died.

Paris Sainte Germaine (PSG) Womens Football team has completed the signing of Malawi international Tabitha Chawinga on a season-long loan from Wuhan Jianghan University, the team and her manager have confirmed.

Preliminary figures for the second round of mass polio vaccination campaign which the country held last week indicates the intended target was surpassed.

The ministry of education has today called representatives of some 5, 000 unemployed primary school teachers to a round-table discussion pertaining to their demand for recruitment.

The Malawi Congress of Trade Union (MCTU) has introduced a new project to eliminate child labour cases which have become rampant in tobacco growing districts.

At least 38 children have today failed to return to school in the area of Sub-Traditional Authority Adamson in Machinga because authorities are yet to decommission initiation camps in the area.

At least 58.8 percent of Malawians are yet to break multidimensional poverty chains with the rural population dominating the list, a second national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report has revealed.

Lilongwe District Council has asked farmers to commercialise their agricultural productivity by, among other things, adding value to their produce and making it stand competitively on the international market.


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