Monthly Archives: August 2011

Court stops Chanco closure

STUDENTS: Battle for academic freedom

High Court in Blantyre on Saturday granted an injunction to students of Chancellor College, the main constituent college of the University of Malawi against the indefinite closure by the University Council.

The students sought a court injunction after University Council, the university regulatory authority, announced on Saturday that they decided to close the college because millions of kwacha were being spent in feeding students who are just doing nothing. Continue reading

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Chanco closed indefinately

Chanco students during their vigil.

Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika on Saturday
ordered closure of Chancellor College a constituent colleges of the University of Malawi ‘with immediate effect’ due to students vigil pressing
University authorities to resolve the stand-off with
lecturers.
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Malawi President threatens ‘war’

Mutharika: Ready to go to war

Malawi President Bingu wa
Mutharika says the country is ready to go to war should civil society organisations continue to reject his Presidential Contact and Dialogue Committee.
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Malawi’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP ) has accused the civil society groups for plann ing a new round of nationwide anti-government pro test on 21 September when dialogue is in process.

MUTHARIKA: Under fire

Civil Society leaders have set September 21 as the date they intend stage nationwide vigils if no progress is made in
negotiations with the
government.

But DPP secretary general Elias Wakuda Kamanga, however, expressed reservations with the planned protests.
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Chanco to Hold Virgil over Academic Freedom Impasse: We Will Start on Thursday

Chancellor College students have resolved to start holding a virgil at the university offices in Zomba to force their chancellor, President Bingu wa Mutharika to reverse the University of Malawi (Unima) Council’s decision to fire the four lecturers. Continue reading

Public Announcement – A Nation-wide Vigil ”
Another Malawi is Possible”

A Nation-wide Vigil

This notice serves to inform all Malawians that, as a result of government’s failure to address concerns raised in our petition of 20 th July 2011, Civil Society and various stakeholders have organized a country-wide vigil to demand immediate redress for our concerns. These nation-wide vigils will take place on Wednesday, the 17 th August 2011. Continue reading

IGNORE BUSHIRI PROPHECIES AT YOUR OWN PERIL – BISHOP

Animated worshippers at
Bushiri’s crusade.

South African preacher,
Bishop Magola has warned
Malawian media to desist
from underrating men of God to avoid “forced early
retirement, death and curses” and other unspecified action.
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