Africa Real Estate 

Chakwera Protects MPs Real Estate Job, Fails to Name Financier – ‘It Doesn’t Mean Govt Will Not Build for Civil Servants’

President Lazarus Chakwera has come gun-blazing in his defense of his plan to develop homes for members of parliament (MPs) in their constituency which has come under heavy resistance from the opposition. The opposition and analysts have chided the relocation and, rather, encouraged Chakwera to priotise building houses for civil servants including teachers and health workers. Nevertheless, throughout his Thursday session of responding to questions in Parliament the His Excellency Concern Time (HEQs), Chakwera said structure home for MPs doesn’t imply government won’t develop houses for civil servants. “The housing…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

Malawi Traditional Leader Orders Chiefs to Dissolve Child Marriages From COVID-19 Lockdown

A senior traditional leader in Malawi has ordered village chiefs to dissolve all the child marriages that took place during the country’s coronavirus lockdown so girls can return to classes when schools start reopening next month. Senior Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, a well-known campaigner against early marriage, said an increase in the illegal practice as well as teen pregnancies during the pandemic had spurred her renewed push to save child brides. Kachindamoto joined forces with women’s rights groups for the campaign, spreading their message among parents and village leaders across the…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

Kenya Airways Suspends Operations in 8 African Countries, Blames COVID-19

Kenya Airways (KQ) has suspended operations in eight African routes, after experiencing a deep downturn, which it attributes to the COVID19 Pandemic. In a statement to newsrooms, KQ said that the drastic decline in revenues has had a debilitating effect on the airline’s ability to continue operations. “The immediate outlook of the industry is not promising. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that air travel will most likely take 2-3 years to recover to 2019 levels,” said KQ. Among the routes that have been suspended include Nairobi – Luanda,…

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Malawi To Receive $45.07M For National COVID-19 Emergency Response From African Development Bank

Malawi will get US$ 45.07 million to finance the federal government’s reaction to the health, social and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, following a choice by the Board of Directors of the African Advancement Fund (ADF) held Wednesday. The package consists of a loan of US$ 24.48 million, and a grant of US$ 20.59 million as direct budget assistance, and matches an earlier amount of US$ 8.9 million to six nations in the area, consisting of Malawi, under the Bank’s COVID-19 Reaction grants to the Southern African Development Neighborhood…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

Coronavirus cases in Malawi pass 2000

As Coronavirus cases in Malawi have passed 2,000, the Presidential Task Force Committee has announced a ban on weddings, parties, religious gatherings and other public meetings with immediate effect. The development comes after Malawi recorded 83 new cases, taking the total number of registered cases to 2,069. According to the statement released by the committee which has been signed by Chairperson Dr. John Phuka, the new measures have been put in place to try to minimize the spread of the virus. According to the statement, Government has suspended the regulation…

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